Friday, 23 November 2018

The Ultimate Handbag Gift Guide - For Any Budget!

It's gift guide season yet again! As it's been so well received in previous years, I'm again doing my annual handbag lover gift guide. Lots of different gift ideas at multiple price points for the bag mad person in your life! As I'm only sharing one gift guide for Christmas, I've made it a good one.

No matter how expensive their taste in handbags, you're sure to find something that will fit your budget and make any handbag fan very happy!


Ultimate Handbag Gift Guide For A Purse Lover - At Any Budget! | Away from the blue


Under $50: Stocking Fillers



You might not be able to get them a luxe handbag under $50, but you can get some fun accessories! Think of inside their bag: pouches to organise things inside or mini emergency / first aid kits. You can give them pieces to add to the exterior of their current handbag too, with luggage tags or bag charms. You can always get them a book relating to the brand they love, or a general fashion / handbag one. For someone who has absolutely everything, there's always the raincoat for handbags!


Under $100: Handbag Related Gifts



You might not be able to score a bag for under $100, but you can pick up a SLG (small leather good) from their favourite mid-range designer. Think key holders, coin purses and card holders! Kate Spade, Coach, Rebecca Minkoff, Furla, Sophie Hulme and Tory Burch are good brands to look at. Of course for those same designers you might have luck second hand shopping to find a used bag in this price range. See the note about second hand shopping at the end.


Under $250: Beautiful Bags For A Bigger Budget





Shopbop and Nordstrom have a wide range of bags and you might be able to score one on sale to bring it down to your budget. Wallets are a good pick at this price point. You can also look at the same mid-range designers above. Kate Spade and Rebecca Minkoff often have bags under $250, as do Madewell.


Under $500: Handbag Splurges For That Special Someone





If they've hinted, or they've outright told you they are saving up for a special bag, this would be the perfect splurge! An idea gift for a close friend or family member who you want to treat. At this price point, you could get a luxe brand like Chloe or Balenciaga second hand, or something a little smaller like a SLG brand new. You could also get a top range bag from the previously listed designers at lower price points. If you're unsure what colour to get, best to stick to a neutral colour so it easily works with the recipients wardrobe and will be a classic they can treasure for years to come.


Second Hand Shopping

Second hand shopping is a great way to find a bag they love at a price more suited to your budget. Do your due diligence on researching condition so you know exactly what signs of wear there will be on the bag of their dreams. Buying from sites like The Real Real or Fashionphile that guarantee authenticity are good ways to go too.



I hope you found this list useful and it's given you some wonderful gift ideas! There's lots of time to buy now before Christmas and surprise someone with the perfect gift. It's even better to purchase now with the Cyber Weekend and Black Friday sales. I've shared some of the best bag related ones below!

Use coupon code 'MORE18' for 15% off orders over $200 all the way up to 25% off orders over $800! Includes sale items too, for extra discounts.

Get an extra 25% off orders over $100 at Rebecca Minkoff when you use discount code 'THX25'
Or use code 'THX30' for 30% off your $200+ order!

David Jones Cyber Monday Sale
Get 20% off a selected range of bags, and free standard shipping (Monday only!)


Looking at the higher end handbag gifts? Try these sales!


Get an extra 20% off sale items with the discount code 'BF20'!

Get up to 80% off in their sale, no coupon code needed!

Shop 30% off selected items for black Friday with code 'BLACK30'



Do you have any handbags on your Christmas list this year? Of course I'd be thrilled with anything on this list, I would never say no to another handbag!

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105 comments:

  1. I don't think I have a handbag lover in my life. Good thing, because I myself have no clue about them either-

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. haha hopefully you've picked up some knowledge from my blog - I know I've learnt a lot about beauty and skincare from you :)

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  2. great post! :)
    Mon
    https://lifebymon.blogspot.com

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  3. ohh I really love the selections you have made. There is one chloe backpack I am craving sooo much!!

    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

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    1. Thanks! Hope you get the bag you want for Christmas :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing this gift guide. I'm thinking about adding a new purse to my Christmas wishlist.

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    1. Hope you get the purse you want for Christmas! :)

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  5. Ooh you've listed some fabulous bag options here! I'm addicted to buying bags too small to fit anything in right now and it's SUPER annoying haha!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend :)

    aglassofice.com x

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  6. A Chloe has always been on my ultimate to-buy list one day. x

    rhymeandribbons.com

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    1. I don't own as many as I used to, but I do have a soft spot for Chloe bags! :)

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  7. The selection is amazing! There is something for anyone x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  8. If anyone is qualified to write this post, it's you! Great selection of options at EVERY price point!!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  9. Loving all the handbags..such a great idea for anyone for Christmas!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  10. Yay I love that you’re the first person to also mention shopping second hand sales!! Thank you

    Angela | www.lenorth.com

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    1. I buy a lot of my bags second hand! It's a good thing to be aware of! :)

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  11. Wonderful gift ideas for a handbag lover...a perfect gift guide. Have a beautiful and relaxing weekend.

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    1. and I will check out those second hand options.

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  12. I love that you took budget into consideration with the choices. Thanks much for the guide. Helpful for people who are a bit slow when it comes to gifting. Ha!!

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  13. This is such a great gift guide lovely! Thank you for sharing xx

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  14. Great options Mica! Enjoy your weekend!

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  15. I love bags and I have been collecting clutch bags in the last years, you put together a great guide Mica!! Happy Saturday!! x

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com/

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  16. I really like a clutch type of bag to fit just the real essentials like phone, keys, wallet and lipstick.

    www.fashionradi.com

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    1. Clutch bags are great for that! I love Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bags for those essentials! :)

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  17. Thanks for sharing all these amazon picks! I am getting a new bag for the holidays that my husband has already bought. Don't know if I can wait. Lol!

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    1. How lucky! That will be a lovely present! :)

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  18. What a great gift guide as always, Mica:) As someone who loves handbag accessories, the charms are such a good idea, and OMG! Didn't even know a raincoat for bag exists! LOLZ.
    Have an awesome weekend!

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    1. There really is something for someone who has everything, haha!

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  19. I have bought handbags in the past for my mom. It can be hard to pick something out. This is a great post, you really put a lot of effort in to this. Great suggestions here!

    Allie of
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  20. LOL! I had to laugh at Gabrielle's comment earlier - she's addicted to buying purses too small to fit anything into. I can so relate to that! During Small Business Saturday, I walked around our town square and hit a lot of the non-chain merchants and saw at least 10 bags I wanted. Since I was doing Christmas shopping, I didn't get anything for myself (and no bags for anyone else, either) :( I love your suggestions for all different sizes of bags - some great gifting ideas!

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    1. There's just something so irresistibly cute about small bags! :)

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  21. Very lovely selection! I'm such a handbag lover, I've just splurged myself with a bag at the Black Friday sales.

    xx Simone

    Little Glittery Box

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    1. The sales are a perfect time for a splurge! :)

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  22. Dear Mica, I see with your tip everybody can get something handbag related. Thanks for the round up and enjoy your weekend!
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  23. This is such a cute idea for a post and you are def. the handbag expert!! I love handbag accessories!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  24. If I need a handbag I usually go to Zara or somewhere like that, love Rebecca Minkoff bags, great pics Mica, thank you for sharing. Hope you are having a great weekend xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  25. This is such a great handbag edit. I need to get me a couple bags. Maybe on cyber monday. Hope your weekend is going great.

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    1. Hope you managed to get something in the sales! :)

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  26. Oh, I love those little Kate Spade and Tory Burch cross bodies. They're a great size for when you're going to the mall or out to dinner. Have a great weekend.
    x, Julie | thismainlinelife.com

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    1. Small cross bodies are perfect for that! :)

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  27. I love that there are so many affordable handbag choices, whether it's accessories or wallets for the bag, hehe. Kate Spade makes the CUTEST products. Oh man, there are so many different options when the budget gets bumped. I like second-hand where you get to skip the up front depreciation! Thanks fors haring!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. I still don't have any Kate Spade pieces but I admire them - so many cute options! :)

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  28. You're my handbag guru! I just bought a lovely little Mimco clutch at the outlets - they have some great bargains! The other week I saw a gorgeous Kate Spade coin purse affair for $10 but I couldn't decided and when I went back, it had gone! Wah! I think I should treat myself to that Cath Kitson keyring to get over it! Love your picks!

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    1. Oh shame the Kate Spade one was gone! I had a look in Mimco the other day, they really do have some cute pieces! :)

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  29. I'm a handbag lover for sure... thanks for sharing this interesting guide, Mica! Happy Sunday!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  30. This is a great gift guide, Mica! I love bags! I love the idea of buying handbag charms as gifts for when you have a limited budget. Hope you have had a great weekend! XXX

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    1. It's such a fun gift when you aren't splurging! :)

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  31. Very nice gift guide! I'm gonna also soon share some Christmas gifts ideas!

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  32. Great post, love the photos!
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  33. Great gift ideas.
    Thanks for sharing.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  34. I really like this selection... Very beautiful bags! Have a great day.
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  35. If there was anyone perfect to write this post it was most definitely you Mica! We're not really doing presents this year as we'll be travelling over Christmas but I'd love a new handbag when we get back!

    Musings & More

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    1. Travelling for Christmas sounds wonderful! Enjoy it! :)

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  36. lovely ideas! i have never though of giving stocking fillers even though it is a splendid idea!

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  37. The smaller items, like keychains and tags, are such a good idea that I wouldn't have thought of. You are definitely the queen of bags, Mica! :)

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    1. haha thank you! Glad I could give you some ideas :)

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  38. Lovely post.
    http://www.thestylegalaxy.com

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  39. I love the selections in this post. I've been considering getting a vintage luxury brand for a while now. I feel like they have so much character
    Dora
    https://www.adropofindigo.com

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    1. You can get some cute vintage pieces at the second hand places I listed! :)

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  40. Such great tips, Mica. I love that you have poms and those mini wallets. I actually bought a pom for my friends purse for her birthday and she LOVED it! Sometimes its the accessory to an accessory that is even better, than the purse itself.

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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    1. Yes! i got a faux fur pom pom charm from my friend and I adore it, such a thoughtful gift! :)

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  41. You are definitely the subject matter expert here! I love your variety of bags and accessories and price points! So helpful!
    Caryl | http://morepiecesofme.com

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  42. These are all great gift ideas - I especially love the coin purses as a stocking stuffer!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

    https://www.avecamber.com
    https://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

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  43. Thanks for sharing this guide. Handbags are easier to give as a gift than a piece of clothing since you don't need to worry about the fit.

    I hope you have a great week ahead of you.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    1. Yes, they are easier to buy than clothes! :)

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  44. ughhh... these are indeed a great idea!!!thank you for sharing....
    Happy entering the holiday season!!
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  45. What a great selection of handbags hun! Have a wonderful week and hope you get your Christmas gifts for each other sorted.

    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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    1. Thank you! I finished my Christmas shopping last week :)

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  46. Fantastic post!

    Kisses ...

    Dilek .

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  47. Fantastic guide, thank you! Second hand shopping for luxury bags is such a good idea. They're usually in pretty good nick and are generally a great price point too. (I've actually got my eye on a second hand Givenchy mini nightingale - soooo pretty - but I also want other things too! Decisions decisions haha)

    Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com

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    1. Oh you can get so many nice things second hand! The Givenchy would be adorable! :)

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  48. I love that you can have fabulous bags and still not spend a ton!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  49. The perfect gift guide to come from you! I love this. You are the handbag expert.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  50. Fantastic guide!!! I am all for second hand shopping esp when it comes to designer handbags!

    Happy Cyber Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  51. Love all these bags, I would love to get them all, . Happy Monday Mica. xx

    Nina's Style Blog

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  52. Love how you breakdown this guide dear. Great selection you have here!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  53. This is a great guide Mica! I love all these ideas, and the bag charms are so fun (and yay for being budget-friendly). One of these days I may have to splurge and get myself a nice bag though!

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    1. I'll always think a bag is a good splurge, haha! :)

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  54. Thank you for giving me options. I am from those girls who can style anything and buy what I want but I have hard time picking a handbag.
    I love your selection.
    www.chez-rama.com

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  55. You are the handbag expert and this is so helpful how you broke it down! So many cute options!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  56. Such a beautiful selection of bags and fantastic guide. Thank you for sharing!
    Wish you beautiful new week!

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  57. Almost all of my designer bags are secondhand! It's a great way to get bags on a better budget. This is such a nice round up of gift ideas! I love all the stocking fillers you linked to!

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    1. Yes, it's a much more budget-friendly way to buy! :)

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  58. It can be so hard to choose a handbag, thank you for this amazing guide :)

    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

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  59. I've been looking at fashionphile and the Real..have you bought from there before- just wondering if the experience is good and worth it.

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    1. I haven't bought from the Real Real but have bought from Fashionphile a few times and recommend them! :)

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  60. Great list!! I am such a handbag hoarder already but have found myself wanting a few of these for sure!! LOL

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  61. love it! <3
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  62. These are such great suggestions!! I want it all, lol!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  63. I feel like you are the handbag expert so thank you for the gift ideas! I really appreciate that you included ideas for different budgets. Getting someone a bag charm is a really cute idea. I might need to get one for myself while I'm buying gifts haha x

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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    1. It's such a cute little treat to buy for yourself too! :)

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  64. Great tips Mica! I know this is all valid coming from the handbag queen! Thanks for sharing!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  65. This is such a great round up, I would love to recieve any of these!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  66. Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. Wonderful post! Thanks for sharing these.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  68. Thanks all for your lovely comments - I had a lot of fun putting this together to share my love of handbags! :)

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  69. I'm back to thank you for your visit and your nice comment. I like very much this post....really exhaustive. I'm a bag lover and your selection is really beautiful!!! Have a nice day and don't miss my latest post, now on my blog Eniwhere Fashion. Kisses from Italy,
    Eni

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  70. Oh I love your suggestion of keyrings as stocking fillers - this can also be a fabulous way of bringing a touch of luxury to someone's handbag! :) Hope you're having a lovely week so far Mica...

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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