Handbag Gift Idea: Full of Surprises

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Chatham II

Have you ever had one of those awesome moments where you find a forgotten twenty in the coat you last wore six months ago, or the purse you took that one night out?  Discovering money, even if you were the one who put it there originally, is always awesome.  That sense of discovery is exactly what we are going to recreate with this very creative handbag gift… that’s full of surprises!

The Starting Point: A Handbag

There are a great many outfits hanging in every woman’s closet, mixes and matches that work for all different situations.  One way to give your closet even more flexibility is to mix and match accessories, especially handbags.  There are large, day-out-on-the-boardwalk style handbags, or minuscule clutches that add a pop to a ballgown.  Handbags also come in a huge variety of price points, from the one you picked up for $4 at your local Zellers to the mid-priced luxury handbags of Rabeanco to high-end, over the top creations like Gucci’s soft stirrup crocodile shoulder bag.

Gucci Bag

The Gucci Bag in question.

So start by selecting a handbag that suits your recipient.  You may want to read a bit further before picking, because sticking with a theme will bring the whole handbag gift together nicely.

The Handbag Gift

Now, simply owning a status-symbol handbag will make many a woman swoon. However, here at Unique Gifter, we are all about making your gifts unique and very memorable.  From the starting point of a handbag, you are going to tuck in some lovely surprises into all of those pockets!

Option One:

Think of things which normally fit into a purse, and tuck the pockets full of them.  Then you can watch as your gift recipient discovers all the little things here and there, tucked into the nooks and crannies!  Here are a few suggestions:

  • A new wallet
  • Lip gloss
  • Makeup
  • Lotion
  • Key chain
  • Change purse
  • Cheque book cover
  • Pen
  • Mints
  • Phone charger
  • Phone case
  • New phone!
  • Pocket mirror
  • Subway passes or a transit pass
  • Jewelry
  • Lottery tickets
  • Cash – who wouldn’t love a handbag that came with cash inside?!

Stella

The Stella

Option Two:

Craft a date night or an excursion out of the contents of the purse.  You can also include some of the things listed above, but add in an activity aspect, such as one of the following:

  • Fundraiser/Gala tickets
  • Restaurant gift certificate
  • Hair/makeup gift certificate and event ticket
  • Symphony, opera or theatre tickets
  • Winery tour tickets
  • A scavenger hunt that you’ve made

These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg, you could go as far as putting plane tickets into a handbag gift, or maybe even an engagement ring!  Given that handbags are designed to carry things, you could fit a whole selection of gifts, right into the bag.

[First photo – the Chatham II by Rabeanco]

Do you carry anything odd in your handbag or wallet?  I carry a construction measuring tape, a lot.

3 thoughts on “Handbag Gift Idea: Full of Surprises”

  1. What an awesome gift idea! I would love if someone gave me a nice handbag filled with the handbag "essentials". I'll have to keep this in mind for future gift giving (or receiving!).
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    1. Anne - Unique Gifter

      It's like "oooh, a new bag!" and then there's a whole bunch of additional surprises!

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