I got a gift that I wasn't 100% thrilled with, so I made the guilty return and pocketed a Nordstrom gift card to spend on myself when I had some more time to shop.
With a few minutes to myself, I cruised thru the "fashion jewelry" section, and picked out these buddies:
Kendra Scott "Elle Small Oval Earrings"
They're a bit more grellow (green/yellow, obvi) than they appear on the screen. Not too big for me (I'm tiny) but still big enough to be a little statement-y. They're something I would probably not have purchased without the gift card, so I think they're still a "gift" like the giver originally intended.