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Hello! I received my beautiful handbag as a gift from Yvonne [S.]. What a beautiful gift. Your designs are lovely and I look forward to many years of enjoyment using this gift.

Mary S.

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Female student with shoulder bagThis is the time of year when recent high school graduates are preparing to embark on the collegiate journey or jump into the workforce. While, recent college graduates are getting ready to further their education or be hurled into the workforce. Either way, many friends and family in their lives are looking at gift ideas to help with the transition. Although money is always an easy option, many people are searching for a gift with a more personal touch.

For the young ladies, consider buying a designer handbag, messenger bag or tote bag. These trendy, practical bags are great because they allow more storage than a regular purse, but are not as big and bulky as a traditional backpack. They are great for walking around large campuses, when notebooks, binders, and/or small to medium-sized books need to be carried thanks to the strong material and light weight of today’s modern bags. Young women are fashion conscious; they will greatly appreciate a designer bag. But, you must be careful with the style and design that you choose. If your gift doesn’t necessarily need to be a surprise, allow the new graduate to design her own handbag or tote. Web sites like will allow you to create your own style. This is perfect for young trendsetters and ensures that she will love her gift. However, if you are planning a surprise stick with safe style choices. The colors, graphics, or designs of a new university are a creative and festive safe option that is sure to be a hit with new collegiate peers. Yet, if your graduate were entering the workforce a sleek professional look would serve her well. So, look for beige, khaki, tan, blue, black, or white handbags and totes.

Now, for your male graduates you want to get a manly messenger bag. A good designer messenger bag allows him to carry his laptop, books, binders, and notebooks in a fashionable way. Messenger bags can be casual, fun, or professional. And, they are trendier than a backpack, but not as feminine as a tote or handbag. For style, you shouldn’t go overboard and get too creative with the design. School logos, designs, and colors are still a safe bet. However, if he has played or does play a sport, decorating the messenger bag with his number or the other indicators of that sport would also be a great gift idea. If he is entering the workforce a professional bag may be more appropriate. Unless, he is has an interest in design and fashion, avoid the design your own bag aspect, as he may never get around to it.

Regardless of the approach you take, buying the recent graduate in your life a designer handbag, tote bag, or messenger bag is a great way to give a personal gift with a practical touch.

Do you agree or disagree?  Perhaps, I missed something?  Either way, I would just love to hear what your thoughts are on this topic… just let me know your alive!

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