Without a doubt, snakeskin has been the biggest accessories trend of 2011. Everyone from Gucci to Valentino to Diane von Furstenberg has clamored for a piece of the exotic pie, and we’re betting that if you have a handbag lover on your list, she might want a little bit of snake in her stocking as well. Worried that you don’t have the budget for an exotic? Fret not, we have you covered.

From a little to a lot of snakeskin and from printed to embossed to the real thing, the latest installment of our Holiday Gift Guide 2011 deals with all things that slither (or that walk on hooves, but now we pretend that they slither so that we can save some cash). From wallets to everyday satchels, if it has scales, we’ve got it covered.


Gucci 1973 Medium Python Flap Bag, $2900 via Neiman Marcus


Elie Tahari Tammie Bag, $398 via ShopBop


Stella McCartney Falabella Faux Python Tote, $1435 via Net-a-Porter


Kotur Morley Embossed Minaudiere, $560 via Neiman Marcus


Diane von Furstenberg Zip Around Continental Wallet, $245 via ShopBop


Valentino One-of-a-Kind Snakeskin Satchel, was $2895, now $1939 via Neiman Marcus


VBH Brera Shiny Python Tote, $4800 via Bergdorf Goodman


Carlos Falchi East-West Gathered Python Tote, was $2495, now $1671 via Neiman Marcus


Marc by Marc Jacobs Snake Print Nylon Tote, $190 via Net-a-Porter

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