Marc by Marc Jacobs Goodbye Columbus Mini Crossbody

We’re in the thick of the holiday season, and for a lot of us, things are getting pretty stressful. Not only do the holidays involve expensive travel, shopping at crowded stores, preparing unfamiliar recipes for large groups of people and dealing with relatives who may not be your favorite, but on top of all that, you’re probably fretting over what kind of gifts your family and friends might like. We’ve put together a slew of gift guides to help you answer those questions, but in the meantime, we think you should consider a gift for yourself.

After all, you’ve worked hard. Maybe you even work in one of the many industries that has its busy season during the holidays. (We certainly do.) A gift from you to you is certainly in order, and as you might guess, we think that a handbag is the only way to go. May we suggest the Marc by Marc Jacobs Goodbye Columbus Mini Crossbody?

With travel to book and gifts to buy, we know that for many of you, the holidays can be a tight financial time. At a cool $298 via Neiman Marcus, this bag is a better, more sizable treat than buying yourself a new lipstick, but it’s also not so out-of-this-world expensive that it’ll derail holiday financial plans for the average luxury handbag customer. The look is more polished than that of many Marc by Marc bags, which makes it a great choice for women of virtually any age. My favorite part? The brushed hardware, particularly the bar across the top. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $298.