Gift Guides


Valentine’s Day is just round the corner, and now’s the time most people are contemplating gifts for their partners (or themselves–you’ll find no judgment here, only encouragement). Because we know a thing or two about where to find a luxe present or two, we shopped around to find the best places for your partners to start shopping for you; simply send this link their way.


Some of you are procrastinators. It’s okay. This is a safe space to admit our personality flaws and character defects. I’m a procrastinator too; I spent most of the weekend trying to think of a genius gift for my little brother (to no avail).


Not only is next week Christmas, but it’s also my 30th birthday. (Yes, unfortunately, my birthday is Christmas Eve.) I’ve been non-stop shopping both for my loved ones and for PurseBlog’s gift guides for the past month, and in that time, I’ve noticed a couple things that I wouldn’t mind receiving for either of next week’s gift-giving occasions.


To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald: the rich are different from you and me. And if they’re super rich, they’re different from even garden-variety wealthy people. For instance, have you ever considered spending five grand on a fork?

Clockwise From Top Left: Zero Gravity Storm iPhone 6S Case, $32 via Shopbop | MAC Dark Desires Lipstick Collection, $17 via Macy's | Illesteva Leonard Sunglasses, $180 via Net-a-Porter | Chan Luu Silver Quartz Necklace, $115 via Net-a-Porter | Dr. Martens Black Flora Chelsea Boots, $140 via SSENSE

No one’s taste in handbags happens by accident; brands go to great lengths to create aesthetic worlds in which customers can identify with their creations, and that means that a person’s bag preferences often reveal things about their overall style inclinations.


Beauty products make ideal gifts for two reasons: First, they’re inherently a “treat” because the recipient will use them to pamper themselves in some way. Second, they come in an enormous range of prices, so that makes it easy to mark several people off your shopping list in one order.

Gucci 2015 Gift Guide

2015 was a huge year for Gucci. Alessandro Michele took over as creative director, and in his short time at the helm of the brand, he’s infused Gucci with his deep understanding of the house’s history as well as his own unique sensibility.

Gifts Under 500 Dollars

As much fun as it is to fantasize giving everyone in our lives extravagant gifts (including lots of handbags) for the holidays, that kind of budget is a reality for relatively few people. For most of us, the trick to gift-giving is finding things that are significant and personality-appropriate without being ungodly expensive, and if you poke around a bit, luxury retailers are teeming with gorgeous gifts under $500.

Tory Burch Gift Guide 2015-1

One of my earliest memories after starting PurseBlog was going to the Tory Burch Bal Harbour store for a personal appearance by the designer. Tory had just left the boutique and was walking away as we arrived, but my mom said, “You have to meet her!” In true mom fashion, she caught up with Tory and helped me say hello to the fashion icon.


There are plenty of worthy gifts most of us would be overjoyed to see under the tree this year, but as you might have guessed, the gift we’re hoping you all receive is a beautiful new handbag.


With Thanksgiving only days away (don’t forget to defrost your turkey), you’ve probably given a little thought to the types of gifts you’d like to be giving and receiving this year. No matter your budget or expectations, it can be a stressful topic to consider–practically every retailer on the Internet has a section with dozens, if not hundreds, of gift possibilities, and who has the time to go through all that?


Your dad or husband might not exactly be a clothes horse, but in my experience, few men are immune to the charms of something nice once they have it. That makes Father’s Day (this Sunday–don’t forget!) the perfect opportunity to shine up someone’s wardrobe a little bit, and because the menswear market has expanded so much over the past few years, there are plenty of ways to do it, from simple and subtle to expensive and grand.

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