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Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Small Accessories

We are always giving full-on bags lots of loving, but small accessories are just as integral to our daily lives. From wallets to wristlets to card cases to makeup pouches, small accessories hold the necessities that we carry with us daily. Both handbags and small accessories are meant to be functional, but that doesn’t mean they need to lack style.

So with all of that in mind, I scoured the web to find you 9 of the best small accessories that will make amazing holiday gifts.


Valextra Credit Card Holder | Price $500 via Barneys
This is the perfect gift for the working professional. When you hand out business cards you want to make a statement, and this card holder will do just that.


Comme des Garçons Polka Dot Embossed Pouch | Price $190 via Net-A-Porter
I always carry a couple packets of sugar, some Benadryl, and band-aids in a pouch in my purse. This would be the cutest little accessory to hold an emergency kit.


Balenciaga Giant Mini Cosmetic Case Nickel Hamilton | Price $505 via Barneys
Carry your everyday cosmetic go-to items in a fashionable Balenciaga Cosmetic Case. This little case has every Balenciaga touch I know and love.


Marc by Marc Jacobs Hip To Be Square Wristlet | Price $130 via Net-A-Porter
Wristlets do not get enough love, and they should. A wristlet is the perfect night-on-the-town accessory, and Marc by Marc Jacobs knows how to add the right amount of sass to this design.


Kate Spade New York Glitter Little Gia Pouch | Price $75 via Neiman Marcus
This pouch can be handheld as a small clutch or slipped into your bag to hold some small essentials. Kate Spade continues to be one of my favorite brands for a plethora of items.


Proenza Schouler PS1 Continental Wallet | Price $585 via Barneys
Turn to the boys of Proenza Schouler for a totally cool accessory in vibrant colors. I love the green wallet, but there are so many more choices if this wallet doesn’t suit your fancy.


Diane von Furstenberg Harper Wristlet | Price $245 via ShopBop
Another wristlet, only DvF brings refined elegance to this patent leather clutch. This works for happy hour with the girls or date night with your love.


Rebecca Minkoff Neon Lizard Little Louie Key Pouch | Price $65 via ShopBop
Attach this key pouch to your house and/or car keys. It makes your keys easy to find in your bag and also works to take to the gym, grocery shopping, or out for a quick errand.


Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Wallet | Price $730 via Net-A-Porter
A long zip-around wallet is the only wallet I will carry, and Bottega Veneta offers a beautiful option with their classic intrecciato woven leather.

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Erik
Erik
12 years ago

the Rebecca Minkoff pouch is cool… love the studs the color and the embossed leather

My Bag Addiction
My Bag Addiction
12 years ago
Reply to  Erik

Easy color to find in your handbag while searching for your keys… we LOVE it too!
xoxo MyBagAddiction

Dana
Dana
12 years ago

I love Valextra–one of my favorite leather goods makers! I hope you guys show more love for that brand.

susan
susan
12 years ago

I love little pouches and wristlets I love the kate spade

Suzanne
Suzanne
12 years ago

I adore small leather goods! I never should have opened this blog post, LOL.

Anita
Anita
12 years ago

I like the last 5 the best, especially the Proenza Schouler.

Simpaus
Simpaus
12 years ago

I looove these!! 😀

Debi
Debi
12 years ago

I am partial to green, so I love the Diane von Furstenberg Harper Wristlet.

Nadia
Nadia
12 years ago
Reply to  Debi

I love them all, but I’m a sucker for Balenciaga only I don’t think I’d dish out that much for a makeup bag!

Mari
Mari
12 years ago

Wouldn’t mind the sparkly kate spade! But luckily I got the cheaper zara version earlier so I’m ok. Also, the proenza wallet would be a good summer-reserve for my black miu miu!

J Umm
J Umm
12 years ago

proenza!!!
STYLE DECORUM

Kat
Kat
12 years ago

I love the color on the Proenza Schouler one. I can’t resist a bright Kelly green. I’ve expressed my apprehensions about designer wallets before, but if ever I get one, the PS is a strong candidate. And the Botega of course, although I’d probably be to scared to wear out the intrecciato.

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styleezta
styleezta
12 years ago

that RM key pouch is to die for! great stocking stuffer!

Alexandra Davidoff
Alexandra Davidoff
12 years ago

Love, love, love, love the Balenciaga, Rebecca Minkoff, Comme Des Garcons, and the Marc by Marc Jacobs! A great way to inject some colour without shelling out thousands. And it is definitely a great idea for that special someone who isn’t allowed to wear any colour at work, just hiding the holiday cheer in her purse away from her boss.

rose60610
rose60610
12 years ago

The Bottega zip around is lovely. It’s my favorite.

Shereen
Shereen
12 years ago

The Balenciaga and PS1 are definitely my favorites of the bunch, but all these small accessories would make great gifts.

Katia
Katia
12 years ago

Comme des Garçons Polka Dot Embossed Pouch is my favorit! but wouldn’t say no to them all!

Karen
Karen
12 years ago

love the PS1 wallet!! And the cute Marc by Marc box wristlet!

Shirley J
Shirley J
12 years ago

love love love the Proenza Schouler PS1 Continental Wallet …and its my fave color!! 🙂

Christina
Christina
12 years ago

love the small leather goods! i love the PS1 wallet and the marc jacobs wristlet the most!

Roya
Roya
12 years ago

I seriously need everything on this list, its a little distressing.

designchic
designchic
12 years ago

love so many of these – the balenciaga…fabulous!!

Jennie
Jennie
12 years ago

Loving the CdG pouch, its so quirky!

ninjaninja
ninjaninja
12 years ago

Love the Comme des Garçons coin purse!

ninjaninja
ninjaninja
12 years ago

The Valextra card case is crazy expensive!

ninjaninja
ninjaninja
12 years ago

The Kate Spade would be amazing for NYE!

19yearslater
19yearslater
12 years ago

Some nice choices. The MbMJ is really cool, and the Balenciaga make up bag is nice too.

AW
AW
12 years ago

love the kate spade one especially for this time of the year! And the bright neon MbMJ is always adorable even though the shape is a bit awkward to hold.

Samantha
Samantha
12 years ago

I like trifold wallets, but some of these look cute for a change of pace.

bonniesgirl
bonniesgirl
12 years ago

I can’t make up my mind. I love each and every one Of Them!!!

CS
CS
12 years ago

love designer bags! here is a great deal on an Aleya NY handbag – just in time for the holidays! 🙂

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aleya-NY-designer-handbag-/150715658689?pt=US_CSA_WH_Handbags&hash=item23175a71c1#ht_500wt_1129

Chris
Chris
12 years ago

The blue Comme de Garcon make me smile. I love the blue. And the dots add so much fun.

Dawn
Dawn
12 years ago

Ooh the Kate Spade pouch is great! Good price!

BLynnT
BLynnT
12 years ago

I love the BV wallet. It’s a classic that you could use for years and years.

ninjaninja
ninjaninja
12 years ago

Love the DVF one, but I can easily see the color being dated in a couple years.

ninjaninja
ninjaninja
12 years ago

I think everybody needs a little something from BV – so classic!

ninjaninja
ninjaninja
12 years ago

Love the color on the Bal, but not the shape.

ninjaninja
ninjaninja
12 years ago

The MJ looks like it was made for a raver from 2001.

ninjaninja
ninjaninja
12 years ago

RM just looks like it was made for impulse purchases at the counter.

ninjaninja
ninjaninja
12 years ago

Something is missing from the PS1 wallet…but I’m not sure what…

Katrina
Katrina
12 years ago

Love the MJ small bag!:)

Mayan K
Mayan K
12 years ago

I think I really, really want that Balenciaga cosmetic case! Hello pretty thing!

Online Handbag Shop
Online Handbag Shop
12 years ago

The green one is very beautiful,it is really simple,sober and give a trendy.It gives a good sense to your personality,thanks for sharing the post……

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kathryn
kathryn
12 years ago

Ahh I’ve been wanting the Bottega Veneta wallet for a long time now. a christmas present to myself maybe?

Shana
Shana
12 years ago

Not to found of Rebecca Minkoff’s key pouches. To me they always look like the chain is so thin and can break if there is any weight from your keys. I would go Kate Spade.