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Handbags make wonderful gifts for your loved ones for any occasion

Updated on September 27, 2015

Handbags make a wonderful gift for any occasion

Handbags are fashionable and handbags are useful, and handbags could be the gift you are looking for if you are trying to decide what to buy your loved one. They make a wonderful present at any time of the year.

You are spoiled for choice because handbags come in so many different styles and designs and materials. They are made in many different colours and sizes and there are cheap ones and very expensive designer handbags. The choice is yours depending on how much you have to spend and what type you think the lady in your life would love.

What makes the best type of handbag for the woman you love is the question you need to ask.

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Have you ever bought a handbag as a gift for someone?

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Designer handbags

Designer handbags are obviously going to cost a lot more than cheaper types but they make a fashion statement for all the world to read, and they show your loved one how much you are prepared to spend on her happiness.

Handbags come in such a variety of colours, designs and materials you are sure to be able to find the perfect handbag for the woman in your life. Think about what she loves and what would suit her. Think about what colours she likes to wear and what type of handbag would go well with her favourite outfits.

Some top designer makes you might like to consider buying as great Christmas gifts are Gucci, Juicy Couture, Chanel, Michael and Christian Dior. Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Prada are other designer names.

Vera Bradley, Hansengross, Belen Enchandia, Kooba and Birkin Bag are other designer handbag manufacturers.

There are so many suppliers of top quality handbags. You can buy them from shops or can shop on the Internet. The choice of types of designer handbag is incredible. There are purses too that could match a larger bag perhaps or be bought on their own.

The question is how much are you able to spend and what sort of handbag would suit the woman in your life the best? Look around and shop around and you are sure to find the type of handbag you are looking for.

Would she like a leather or leather-look handbag or a beaded one, or a glitzy sequinned bag? Would she appreciate a red handbag, a girly pink handbag, a shiny patent leather bag, a brown handbag or a black one? Would she want a handbag just like the one she has seen some model or celebrity wearing in the fashion magazines?

Rod Stewart and the Stereophonics - The Handbags and Gladrags

Model with handbag photo

Very beautiful unidentified model at Mercedes-Benz fashion Week with Louis Vuitton handbag. Photo by David Shankbone
Very beautiful unidentified model at Mercedes-Benz fashion Week with Louis Vuitton handbag. Photo by David Shankbone

Types of Handbag

Handbags are used for putting all sorts of useful items in. Wallets and purses, hairbrush, gloves, mobile phones, sweets, cosmetics and keys are all typically carried in handbags.

There are so many types of handbag you really are spoilt by the range.

There are clutch bags that are long but yet small and rectangular and these bags have no handle. This type of handbag is traditionally carried for evenings out.

Duffle bags are a large type of bag that is usually used for sports or when travelling. A satchel, much like the bags used for school, is a soft-sided bag often made of leather and used for carrying books or important business papers. Satchels have a strap or handles. A tote is a medium to large-sized very popular type of bag with two handles.

A messenger bag has a long strap that can be worn across the body, while a sling bag is very similar but of a smaller size to a messenger bag.

A new type of bag is the laptop purse that has a padded interior and is used for carrying laptop computers and ensuring they are kept safe while travelling.

So many types of handbag to choose from you are sure to find one that is just right. Or maybe you would want to buy more than one handbag as gifts?

Wikipedia informs us that a shopping survey that was conducted at the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex, England, discovered that "the average 30-year-old woman owns 21 handbags and buys a new one every three months, adding up to 111 over the course of a lifetime."

© 2010 Steve Andrews


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    • Bard of Ely profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      8 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you for your comments!

    • Dr irum profile image

      Dr irum 

      8 years ago

      Amazing collection of handbags , few are so good with beneficial details .

    • Bard of Ely profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      8 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks for letting me know, Helene!

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      8 years ago

      great hub! Although I'm not going to buy a handbag as a gift, this really caught my interest. Now I'm thinking whether I'm going to buy one for myself.

    • Bard of Ely profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      8 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you and I hope you find something you like, Kim!

    • kimh039 profile image

      Kim Harris 

      8 years ago

      Bard, your range of knowledge related to handbags in quite impressive! And the socialogical perspective is like none other. My only concern is that I am significantly behind my peers in # of handbags owned. Apparently, I have a lot of handbag shopping to do! I'll be back to click your links.

    • Bard of Ely profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      8 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you, Pamela99! I am expanding my range! lol Thanks too, Darski!

    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 

      8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Thank you my friend for a great hub, some of these are really awesome and we all love handbags, rate up love & peace darski

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Nice selection of handbags. I didn't expect this topic from you but figured I would check it out and it is good that you can display the Ebay handbags along with the more expensive ones.

    • Bard of Ely profile imageAUTHOR

      Steve Andrews 

      8 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you, Tom! I am experimenting and trying writing about stuff I have no interest in but just might make me some money! lol Seasons Greetings returned!

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      8 years ago from 41042

      I'm not sure what's funnier Steve, you writing a hub about handbags or me reading it. I guess both 'cause you did and so did I :-) Merry Christmas and Peace!! Tom


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