Mother’s Day can be an extremely tough gift-giving occasion, especially when shopping for your own mother. What do you get for a woman who’s well established in her life, has grown children and who you’ve already given dozens of gifts for Mother’s Days, birthdays and Christmases or Hanukahs in the past? How do you pick something meaningful that’s not basically a repeat of a gift from a couple years ago?

Happy May! We are already a few days in, but so far, May has gotten off to a great start with the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. And for all you birthday girls, your birthstone is the lovely emerald and this color looks amazing on handbags. From a true green to a bit of a deeper hue, a green handbag is great to add to your wardrobe as it works well for those who wear brown and black and every color in between.

I wish it were an April Fool’s joke that April is already here, but it’s not. 2013 is flying by, and while I sometimes wish it would slow down, I’m also ready for Mother Nature to bring on spring and warm weather, please! A new month also means a new slew of birthdays, and I think April birthday babies are pretty lucky – their birthstone is the coveted diamond.

March is one of my favorite birthday months because it’s Vlad’s birthday, and I love my friends’ and family’s birthdays as much, if not more, than my own. I always try to find the best gift for others, and although making this guide isn’t going to help me pick a gift for Vlad, it may help you pick something for your March birthday friends.

February is one of the busiest months I will experience this entire year, from moving into a new office (YAY!) to Fashion Week, this month is jam packed. I don’t want to leave out our birthday girls who celebrate a February birthday however, so here is the post you are expecting. I know Valentine’s Day falls this month as well, and if you love a purple handbag, which I consider a great neutral, then this guide works too.

I love a new year, it means a fresh start. I’m just finishing up putting all my gifts away and reorganizing my closet, but for some people, January means their birthday. I feel a little bad for those folks, mostly because it seems like their birthdays are an afterthought to the holidays. But don’t fret all you January birthday babies, we have rounded up the best garnet handbags for you to ask for this year.

Calling all my paranoid sisters out there, this gift guide is for you! Don’t be bashful, we all get a little nervous at times, and whether it be about our personal safety or personal hygiene or ability to text non-stop. I must admit I’ve always run a little more on the anxious side, and I like to prepare for a variety of contigencies.

When Amanda mentioned that she and Megs were doing wish lists for PurseBlog and asked me to partake, it was a no brainer. We’ve spent the last two months staring at the best luxury items on the web to prepare for our holiday coverage, along with being fashion fanatics ourselves, so naturally everyone on the team has found themselves coveting a few items we’d really, really like to be surprised with.

Truth be told, my wish list grows every single day; when I open my computer or walk around NYC, it’s super easy to find something I would absolutely love to have. What can I say, I really love gifts! But I wanted to put together a sweet and condensed list for you all to see what I am hoping I’ll find under the tree this year.

Everyone has that friend. THAT friend. The one who shows up to a casual brunch wearing things that you wouldn’t even know where to buy, for better or for worse. Sometimes that friend is impossibly chic, other times that friend is impossibly embarrassing. Usually, though, she’s somewhere in the middle, with moments of both sartorial brilliance and insanity that make her utterly irreplaceable.

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