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Unusual but Useful Christmas Gifts for Women: Practical Purse and Handbag Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Women love purses! Why? Because, no matter how much we pile on the pounds over the Christmas and Holiday season, we are never too fat for our handbags!

Whilst a designer bag makes a wonderful gift, most carry a hefty price tag. If you don’t want to break the bank, how about downsizing to something just as practical – a designer cosmetic purse? Alternatively give a highly personal gift of a tailor-made personalized designer tote.

From solar-powered purses, and personalized designer bags, to highly collectable and covetable cosmetic clutches, there is something for bag lovers of all ages.

Designer Cosmetic Bags and Vanity Cases

A really practical gift with a difference, by adding a touch of designer. Iconic British designer Lulu Guinness has a great selection of make up bags and vanity cases. For true Lulu Guinness fans there is her trademark red lips print. Priced from around £19 Lulu Guinness witty, unmistakable and highly collectable designs are ones to treasure. Designer handbag site Handbags and Gladrags, the first to sell Lulu Guinness bags online can deliver worldwide; with overnight deliveries in the UK.

Designer Baby Changing Bags

For the new mum who has her hands full, how about spoiling her with a fashionable designer baby changing bag? Bag designer, Pink Lining has some Yummy Mummy, practical but trendy nappy bags priced at around £60. From top handled totes to messenger-style, Handbags and Gladrags has a wide selection. Pink Lining offers a good choice of cosmetic bags too.

Personalized Designer Totes

For something totally unique and exclusive then a personalized designer tote from Anya Hindmarsh is a meaningful gift. Anya Hindmarsh is another British bag designer, most famous for her “I’m not a plastic bag,” tote, which spawned many eco-fashion look-alikes.

The Anya Hindmarsh Be a Bag service allows customers to choose from a number of bag designs and provide a personal photograph to be put onto the bag. A really original present, with prices starting at £115.

Solar-Powered Purses

The ultimate Christmas gift for an eco-friendly bagista – a solar powered tote. The power of the purse takes on a whole new meaning. No more flat batteries on a cell phone, iPod or notebook – here’s an emergency charger at your fingertips – literally!

Whilst there are a number of solar-powered gadgets for girls on the market, Noon Solar, an eco-minded luggage company has come up with some worthy lust-haves. One of the most practical is the Noon Solar Oakley Oversized tote or the unisex Logan Solar Satchel. Distributors are in the US and Canada and prices are around US $400.

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