Friday, 8 December 2017

Gift Guide For a Handbag Lover (At Any Budget!)

You know I love my handbags (and probably have a few too many!). If you are wondering what to buy for someone on your list who is equally handbag-obsessed, this is the gift guide for you! You don't always need to splurge on a bag to please a bag lover, there are lots of wallet-friendly buys to suit any taste or budget.


Prefer to skip the gift guide as you're only here for outfits? Check out my previous post, showing 30 ways to wear a floral kimono. This will be my last gift guide for the year, the blog will be back to normal posts on Monday.


Gift Guide For a Handbag Lover: Ideas for Any Budget! | Away from the blue blog


Handbag Fan Stocking Fillers Under $50





There are so many cute little gifts you can get under $50. For someone who already has an enviable handbag collection, why not get them something to accessorise the bags they already have? There are so many nice bag charms around, or maybe a makeup bag or clutch to organise the contents of their bag. Books related to bags or their favourite designer are a lovely idea too! Some stores, like Shopbop, do gift cards so you can gift them $50 towards the bag of their choice.


Handbag Related Gift Ideas on a Budget: Under $100




If you're spending up to $100, you have a lot more options. You might not be able to get a bag off their Christmas wishlist, but you can get a few small leather goods from their favourite brand. Think card holders, wallets, and maybe even a clutch. Again, a gift card is a good option at this price point if you know they are saving for the bag of their dreams.



Handbag Lover Gift Ideas Under $500




There are a lot more bags available to buy when you have a bigger budget, and for under $500 you can get them the bag of their dreams from so many designers, and perhaps a clutch or small bag from the more expensive luxury brands. Sites like Yoox and The Outnet have off-season bags at reduced prices to fit your budget. Pre-loved and vintage is another good way to go, if you're buying from a reputable place like Fashionphile or Vestiaire Collective where authenticity is guaranteed.


Splurge-Worthy Handbags Over $500





Admittedly this is out of the budget for most people, but if you're splurging on someone special (mum / sister / wife / girlfriend) you can't go wrong with a classic neutral bag from their favourite designer. If they've been dropping a lot of hints too you might know the exact style and colour you should get.



I hope this gift guide has given you some ideas for the handbag-lover on your list! It's not too late to order most of these and have them delivered in time for Christmas - no matter where you are in the world. If you're curious, this is the bag at the top of my wishlist! (Under $500 too!) Do you have anything handbag related on your Christmas list?


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85 comments:

  1. Well we have all prices and great sugestions... have a lovely day..
    Xoxo from Portugal

    marisascloset.blogspot.com

    New look on the blog

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  2. Such a great post! You made some wonderful suggestions. Have a great day and hope you get back on track with your wrapping. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  3. What a delightful handbag gift guide! I like the star-adorned clutch. Looks so edgy and oh so fun. I also appreciate that you shared some handbag charm ideas, I think the pom pom ones are always appealing as I like something soft to hold on too hahah. Hope you are doing well over there and I'm looking forward to your holiday party outfit ideas! :D x

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    1. Thanks! I don't go to many fancy parties, mainly kid related ones, so it's maxi dresses all the way, haha!

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  4. I'm getting my mum a new handbag for Christmas and maybe I will get one myself :) I need a new black one!! Hope you are having a lovely Friday and happy weekend Mica!! xx

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh that's so sweet, hope that your mum loves the bag, and you managed to get one for yourself too!

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  5. I just love looking at handbags, Mica!(and buying them too! Haha!) :) I love the idea of buying handbag charms as gifts for when you have a limited budget. I love the tassels and pom pom ones: a great way to add interest to a bag and keep up with current trends. I love the bag on your wishlist, Mica! That 'moon' colour is so pretty! No wonder it's on your wishlist! Hope you have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thanks Sasha! I did get the bag I wanted in the end, yey! :)

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  6. Your picks are right on! I am a handbag fanatic.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  7. Awesome guide, so many to chose from! Loving this post :)

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  8. I would be so happy if someone got me an expensive designer bag!! :D I had my eye on a Michael Kors one this year but it's just a little out of our budget for now, but definitely something I would love to save up for, one day. :) I think that there are lots of lovely budget-friendly options, and the ones on your list are super pretty! I've actually done my Christmas shopping now, no handbags this year but lots of Yankee candles and perfumes! Hope you're having a good week so far hun. xoxo

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Oh I love Yankee candles, great gift! :) Hope you do manage to save up for that bag, it's nice to treat ourselves now and then, and you appreciate it after saving and hoping for it!

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  9. Love love these handbags! I'm a handbag addict and I must admit that I quite splurge on them! Great selection dear!
    Have a wonderful weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  10. I never used to be as into purses as I am now!!!
    But aren't there some great ones out there! And they can add so much to an outfit!!
    Have a great weekend!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  11. I would love to get a designer handbag! I used to be obsessed with them but my obsession has since moved to beauty stuff. LOL!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. haha, I think everyone has that one thing they obsess about! Mine's definitely bags :)

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  12. Mica, these are some really nice options! You also gave me some great websites that I didn't think about before. Thanks :D
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  13. I'm obsessed with bags!! They are the one item that I don't mind spending a little more on. I put a bag from Sezane on my Christmas list this year...we'll see if anyone gets it for me...lol.
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  14. Hi Mica! Hope you are having a wonderful week! I love gift giving posts like this one so I can gather some ideas. I've been carrying my small leather clutch a lot lately which forced me to purchase a leather card case. I think I'm becoming a minimalist in the handbag area:)

    Well, I pray you have fun with holiday preparations this weekend. I over worked myself playing tennis a few days this week so I plan to relax. Have a blessed weekend!

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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    1. Sometimes it's good to only carry the essentials! Hope you managed to relax before Christmas!

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  15. I love that you rounded up a great selection at every price point. Handbags can be such a lovely gift! I used to be so into designer bags but then I got into KonMari ;p

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    1. haha I couldn't KonMari my bags, they bring me too much joy! ;)

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  16. Dear Mica,
    Your handbag collection is indeed amazing!
    And hopefully every single member of my family will read this post :) Thanks for sharing all the great ideas and enjoy this weekend!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  17. this is such a great guide! :) anyway, I'm still disappointed with all my lost photos but at least i still got some! hehe. Thank you for appreciating my shorts! :))) Hooray for Christmas preparation! I'm still shopping for gifts haha. Might start wrapping next weekend though. Have a wonderful week!

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net

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  18. Purses are TOTALLY my guilty pleasure!! Lately I've been DROOLING over the Gucci Marmont bags!!
    xo, Allie
    www.champagne-tuesdays.com

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    1. The Gucci bags are lovely! I've been wanting something a little bigger lately though so haven't splurged yet!

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  19. Fabulous ideas! Your handbag collection is fantastic :)

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  20. I've always been a bag lover, but recently are all about the shoes!
    Love your picks. Especially these cute clutches that are the perfect size and so great for the holidays.

    www.fashionradi.com

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  21. I literally somehow only own one purse and one backpack right now. I need more! Thanks for sharing this, I want to shop now lol

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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  22. This guide is for me :) Love collecting bags and this helps me check which ones I can give to the people in my list too. Nice to know you've done putting up the tree, your boys must be ecstatic. We're lazy this year after our holiday to put up the big tree so we bought a small white one so we can just put the baubles we got from our trip. Have fun and enjoy your weekend dear!

    www.busyandfab.com

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  23. Thanks for this, you can never go wrong getting a handbag as a gift. Who doesn't love a pretty handbag or purse:)

    http://www.glitsxgrace.com/2017/12/07/1338/

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  24. When you don't know what to get someone a bag is always a great idea! My daughter always gives me handbags as gifts, and I love it!

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  25. great guide! I would really love to get more bags for Christmasbut I always wonder why people just don't get funny adds or key- card- holders from nice brands. it's always so useful!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  26. This is a good guide. I am currently dying over the Gucci cross body pink bag. I wish I could afford it!!
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'd love to splurge on it but I think it's a little too small for me right now. Sometimes it's good to save up for that one you really want!

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  27. Love your guide, I am a bag lover and nothing makes me happier than a bag, nothing! Not even diamonds, LOL. Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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  28. Bag lover right here! I'm going to tell Santa about some of these ;)

    http://www.memoriesofthepacific.com/

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  29. I am totally fine with someone getting me a splurge-worthy bag for $800, haha! :D

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    1. haha, me too! If only Santa had included that with all my other pressies! I was very spoiled, even if there were no bags :)

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  30. Your gift guide definitely caters to everyone's budget. I am saving for my first luxury piece and this guide has given me ideas on what to get
    http://www.sindisosdiary.com/2017/12/vintage-style-inspiration-karen.html

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    1. Glad I could give you some ideas! It's so worth saving up for, you get the extra time to decide what you really want as you save too!

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  31. Such a fun post! Waiting for the day I can splurge and treat myself <3
    Green Fashionista

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  32. I love a handbag, there's plenty of lovely choices in your blog post - I'll be dropping big hints to my family. Jacqui x
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  33. This Christmas I am trying to be very minimalist but I am partial to a good handbag and some of my most loved handbags have been Christmas or birthday gifts. I love your picks and hope Santa gets the memo about that satchel of yours! It's gorgeous!

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    1. hehe Santa didn't have a chance, I picked it up in the sales, yey! :)

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  34. Ooh I love the bag that you're wishing for--the navy is so pretty. I think this is a great list! I like the idea of getting a wallet or clutch to still have a luxury feel but at a better price.

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    1. It is a nice way to go when you don't have the budget for something bigger!

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  35. Great bag gift ideas! The bag accessories are such a good idea
    x
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  36. these are all so cute, greta choices
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  37. I love tha idea of adding a tassel or some Pom poms. Very cute. You've gathered some great ideas and resources. You're like a purse detective😉👍🏼 Happy weekend. ❤️

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  38. Love the suggestions you've posted. Thank you so much for sharing. They're all so pretty, it's hard to choose from!

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  39. I like the charms and such, a great way to acknowledge the handbag love without having to spend too much money.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Yes, they are perfect budget buys or stocking fillers!

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  40. You are definitely Queen of handbags Mica! You have a very impressive collection! I only have the one Kate Spade which I adore but I'm after something a little smaller and can be used across the body!

    Musings & More

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    1. Oh there are so many choices around! I hope you find one (or got one under your tree!)

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  41. You're such a handbag queen, haha. I'm not surprised to see a guide for them on your blog. Some of those handbag accessories are adorable. I'd never have though to get someone those.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. They are such a cute idea, and not a lot of people think of them! Glad I could introduce you too them! :)

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  42. I am a bag lover! And I am looking forward to buying a bag as a new year gift for myself!


    http://www.thequinoxfashion.com

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    1. Oh what a lovely idea! Hope you get a great one! :)

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  43. I love the white Gucci bag as a splurge gift, though your stocking filler options are all SO dreamy as well! What a great point - handbag lovers would love keyrings and charms as Christmas gifts :) Have a fab week ahead!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  44. sooo many gorgeous handbags!! I also like the idea of the bag charms. They are super cool

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  45. I struggle with picking a bag.. sometimes I want a pretty Vera, sometimes I want something with meaning like Barri Handbags... I love the idea of adding something cute to the bag!!

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    1. There are so many great bags out there it can be hard to narrow it down! :)

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  46. I love all the different colors and options! I always try and invest in at least one good bag that I can use daily. It's so worth it! Hope you had a great weekend and that you are enjoying the holiday season! xo

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. I agree, it's worth investing in one you use every day!

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  47. Who isn't a handbag lover? thanks for the article!

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  48. Ah I'm loving this! Just the inspiration I needed to find my next bag as my favourite everyday handbag has started to show some wear and tear. X

    http://talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/a-magical-night-in-rothenburg-ob-der.html

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  49. This is such a great post! I would love to splurge on a Gucci one day!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  50. I was just thinking about your handbag collection the other day Mica. You should do another post about your top 5! I was looking for a purse for one of my friends and was thinking a Kate Spade purse might be a nice gift.

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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    1. Oh that's a great idea! I should do the top 5 post! :)

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  51. I love the idea of gifting accessories for handbags, specially pom poms and tassels.

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  52. Oh a purse lover gift guide I love it! I got a Coach handbag a few years for Christmas and it has been one of my loves ever since! Anybody that gets something off this list will be a lucky lady!

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  53. This is such a good guide! Now that the holiday season is rolling around, I've been looking for new bags to match my festive outfits. These are definitely ones that I need to check out. So cute!

    ~xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

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  54. I know you and I have a huge thing for bags! I love the RM rainbow stripe one! That's so pretty! I'm all for that!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  55. Thanks for the nice suggestion, its perfect for my lady friends.

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  56. Thanks for this fabulous post. I LOVE handbags as you know. I am so glad you reminded me of the Outnet.. I had forgotten that great source. Love the Rebecca Minkoff patchwork and the LV satchel !
    xoxo, Elle
    https://theellediaries.com

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    1. I've got a lot of great pieces from the outnet! :) I'm pleased to see they have Rebecca Minkoff now too!

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  57. You don't mess around when it comes to handbags!!! This was a great post!

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  58. Wow Mica! This is so helpful! Thanks for sharing! I have asked Santa for a Gucci bag this year hehe.. I’ve been real good lol! We’ll see ;) I know what you mean about having a lot of bags.. same here! It’s adcting!!!! Merry Christmas to you ♥️

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  59. Oooh I do need a new handbag. This is a very helpful guide. Very nice selection. xx

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  60. Thanks all for your comments - glad I could give you some gift ideas or inspiration for things to add to your Christmas wishlist! :)

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