You can never have enough bags, which is why it makes it a great gift. It’s a pretty reliable gift, a bag is practical and can be used many times and some every day. When looking for a good handbag to give as a gift to someone you love, think about their personal style and what bag goes with their lifestyle the best. Do they always carry their laptop with them? If so, it might not be a good idea to give them the Fendi Baguette bag. Do they have five black bags already? If this is the case, then think about gifting them a Chanel Flap bag in a bright red colour.
Does a luxury handbag make for a good gift?
Handbags make the most perfect and thoughtful gift for someone you love. Another plus is that they’re pretty hassle-free too. After all, nothing says Merry Christmas like an Hermès Birkin. If you are looking to spend a little more on someone this Christmas, then getting them a designer handbag is a good route to go down. Plus, can you really go wrong with giving someone a handbag under the tree?
Handbags make the best gifts
As the subheading suggests, handbags are a foolproof gift for friends or family. So, here are some of our favourite handbag picks for the festive season.
Bottega Veneta Chain Cassette bag
If you have the Instagram app (in this day and age, who doesn’t have the Instagram app), then you will know all about this bag. It’s one of the most ‘on trend’ bags right now. Instantly recognisable with its gold chunky chain strap and quilted design, the Chain Cassette bag is a great size for carrying all of your everyday essentials. If you are looking to spoil someone with a bag this Christmas, Bottega Veneta’s Chain Cassette bag is definitely tailored towards the more trendy individual who can effortlessly style a bright colour with a monochromatic look.
Fendi Baguette bag
The Fendi baguette bag has truly been seen everywhere, from runways to street style this bag has certainly done the rounds. Although the Fendi Baguette bag may not be the most sensible for someone who carries a lot, for someone who is a little more minimalist, this bag could be the perfect addition to their wardrobe. Again, like the Chanel Flap, the Fendi bag comes in an unfathomable amount of colours and styles, from monogrammed to bright orange to trusty black.
Balenciaga S Hourglass top handle bag
In another one of our articles, we spoke about funky shaped bags being on-trend right now, and that certainly is the case with the distinctly curved Balenciaga S Hourglass bag. Despite the unique shape, this bag is designed to hold a surprising amount of stuff. It obviously depends on what size you decide to opt for (from x-small, small and medium), but the S Hourglass bag actually holds all of your must-have items. The crossbody strap is also a feature for those individuals who want to have both hands free.
Chanel Classic Flap bag
Chanel’s classic flap bag first debuted in 1955 and became widely referred to as the 2.55 flap bag. The great thing about this staple bag is that it comes in a huge variety of colours and sizes. If you’re not sure what colour to get, opt for black, and if you’re not sure about the size then opt for either small or medium. The Chanel classic bag also comes in brighter colours, so if the person you’re buying the bag for is a little more quirky, then this might be a thoughtful touch.
Dior Medium D-Lite bag
The Dior Medium D-Lite bag is a good gift for someone who epitomises glamour and elegance – this bag was made with both of these qualities in mind. The D-Lite bag is a sportier version of the original Lady bag, originally named after Diana, Princess of Wales. The monogram D-Lite bags tend to be the most popular, which is of a similar style to the extremely famous Dior Book Tote bag. The attention to detail in this bag is immense, from the stitched monogram to the gold hardware and charm that spells out Dior on the handle of the bag.
Louis Vuitton Petite Boite Chapeau bag
The concept of this bag is loosely based on the iconic hatbox, but simultaneously still looks like a classic Louis Vuitton evening bag. Again, the Petite Boite Chapeau is on the smaller side of your usual handbags, so it would work great as an evening bag. Of course, this bag comes in the classic Louis Vuitton monogram canvas, it wouldn’t be a Louis Vuitton bag if it didn’t. If you know someone who loves Louis Vuitton and are looking for another elegant piece to add to their collection, this may be the bag for them.
Hermès Birkin 25
Now, the Hermès Birkin 25 is on the slightly pricier side of things, but if you’re wanting to go the extra mile and treat someone this festive period, then this is the bag that is the showstopper. The Birkin 30 might be the more popular size, however, we love the Birkin 25 too as it gives you enough space to fit all your daily essentials, without feeling like you’re being weighed down by your handbag. The Hermès Birkin 25 may not be the easiest bag on this list to get your hands on, but once you do, it will be worth it thanks to the craftsmanship which has gone into creating the accessory.
If we could have all of the bags on this list, we would. Christmas is about giving and showing appreciation for the people around you. Although Christmas isn’t necessarily about materialistic things, sometimes buying the ones you love an extra special gift can be a nice way of showing affection and thanks. Any of these handbags are bound to last the test of time too, which means that your gift can be used year after year.