Not to create a panic or anything, but Christmas shopping season (online, at least) is almost over. The whole gang here at PurseBlog has spent the past month scouring the web for the best and most giftable (that’s not a word, but we’re going to call it a word for now, ok?) items for people who love luxury accessories as much as we do.

As the sole member of the PurseBlog team with pets of my very own (two dogs), it was only natural that I was nominated to curate our guide filled with the best gifts for the pet lover. According to PetFinder.com, over 60% of dog owners will buy their pets a Christmas gift. (Hear that Megs? I’M NOT WEIRD!!) Whether you are planning on actually giving gifts to your pets or to someone who’s just obsessed with her pets, we’ve got you covered.

As much as we try to be nice around here, sometimes, we can’t help but let a little naughtiness seep in. You’ve probably had a similar feeling at some point this holiday season – when charged with buying a gift for someone who you just don’t really like, don’t you wish you could satisfy your baser urges and buy him or her something to subtly telegraph your displeasure?

I’m one of those people who absolutely adores shopping for others, especially Vlad. He and I have been together for almost 10 years, and every holiday season, I extensively plan precisely what I’ll get him. We already put together a list of the perfect gifts for dad, but if you’re still looking for a gift for the man in your life, we’ve got you covered.

The holidays bring joy and cheer along with a heaping helping of stress. Let’s just be honest, holiday drama with families and friends alike happens every season. It doesn’t mean we love those people less, but there’s just something about preparing for the most wonderful time of the year that can create conflict. Dealing with a significant other’s family can be particularly tricky; I think everyone I know who has in-laws has at least one story to tell, even if you love them dearly.

When it comes to luxury shopping, the Internet can be both a blessing and a curse. Quick, expanded access to lots of covetable items is a great thing to have, but everyone in the US is so used to shopping at the same few luxury department stores that the best items can disappear quickly, never to return. Boutiques (especially those in Europe) have a better selection of interesting, highly sought pieces, but many boutiques don’t have much of a web presence.

Despite being in the thick of the holiday season, we haven’t forgotten what’s really important: bags. During the holidays, bags are perhaps even more important, because nothing makes a better gift. (So says us. We may be biased. Or kidding. Or both! You decide.) Really, though, if you want to give a great gift or point a very generous gift-giver in the right direction for you, we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up the season’s absolute best possible handbag gifts.

It’s the last month of the year, and that means the last round of birthdays for 2012 as well. I have many friends who celebrate their birthdays in December (including our very own Amanda) and I’ve always admired their birthstone, blue topaz, because it’s feminine and looks good on everyone. The light blue stone shines in the sun but stands brilliantly on its own as well.

Let’s be honest, holiday shopping for some of our family and friends is tricky. We all have those people on our lists who are hard to shop for, either because they own so much already or they’re very picky. We’ve been telling you about our love of ALLSAINTS recently, and if you are looking for a gift to give, from the easy-to-shop-for to the more difficult people on your list, ALLSAINTS has something for everyone.

No matter how you spell it – Chanukah, Hanukka or Hanuka – the holiday is fast approaching. I was raised in a Jewish home where we definitely did not celebrate Christmas, and my parents consoled me with the concept that we got eight days of presents and I resigned myself to a lack of Christmas tree. As an adult, I no longer see a full 8 days of presents (boo!), but my family does still engage in some serious holiday gifting.

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