37 Handbags That Any Fashion Person Would Want as a Gift

Confession time: I am one of those people… You know, a bag lady. Despite pleas from loved ones, I can't stop buying more handbags. In fact, I could consider it a full-fledged hobby at this point because I'm constantly searching for rising brands, secondhand gems, and new trends. It may be annoying to some, but true fashion insiders know that this accessory is one of the best investments you can make.

Not only can a handbag make or break an outfit, but designer accessories can also retain and gain value over time. Unsurprisingly, then, there's no better gift idea than giving them a handbag. But if you are shopping for someone who's a self-professed bag person (like me), you can't give them any old purse. You'll want to give them a bag that can retain value and become a pivotal part of their wardrobe.

In that vein, I combed through data from WeThrift and our own trend guides to identify 37 purses that will retain value and remain stylish well into 2023. Keep scrolling to see the best handbag gift ideas at every price point.

Under $300

Available in nine different colorways, this sleek Staud shoulder bag is the ideal gift for the most stylish person on your shopping list. 

Searching for a gift idea that's affordable and stylish? Look no further than JW Pei's handbag offering. With most options coming in various colorways and trendy silhouettes, it's the ideal place to shop.

With moto-inspired pieces trending right now, I can't think of a better gift for the baddie in your life than this BY FAR studded shoulder bag. 

I can guarantee that every cool person has a Luar bag on their wish list. 

Crescent-shaped bags are having a moment, making this cute green one the perfect gift. 

If you know they love Chanel but it's out of budget, then this Rebecca Minkoff bag is a great alternative. The classic baguette shape paired with the chain strap gives off the same luxe vibe for less. 

For the fashion lover who lives for discovering rising talent, it doesn't get better than gifting them with a bag from the Black-owned brand Homage Year. 

The knot handle on this bag makes this classic shoulder bag feel all the more special. 

Pink will continue to be a huge color trend into 2023, making this bag a great long-term buy. 

It doesn't get better for the mini-bag enthusiast than unwrapping this cutie. 

Another Black-owned bag brand you should be gifting this season? Anima Iris. 

Give them a bag that's as hot as them. 

Under $500

For the astrology-obsessed person on your list, Dooz's accessories are designed with each zodiac sign in mind. 

Coach's Pillow Tabby Shoulder Bag had a 2200% increase in Google searches over the past year, proving that this bag style is one of the best gift ideas of the season. 

Mlouye's geometric-inspired bags are as unique as the person you love most. 

Trust me when I say that you will be cemented as "cool" in their eyes if you give them a Yuzefi bag. 

Every girl in Brooklyn is either wearing or coveting a bag from the Black-owned indie label Edas. 

Themoirè is an eco-friendly handbag brand that sources recycled materials to create timeless handbags. 

Vintage lovers will like the modern take on classic silhouettes found in Marge Sherwood's bag offerings. 

You can't go wrong with gifting any bag from Brandon Blackwood, but this one is a personal favorite. 

Want to give them something that is functional and fashionable? This Kate Spade three-tone leather tote fits the bill. 

As a fashion editor, I can assure you that the albarossa-hued patent leather on this bag will have them gawking for days. 

Simon Miller continues to create the coolest bags, hands down. 

Now, here's a bag you know for sure they'll own for years to come. 

Spoil Them

Dior's Book Tote may have been released in 1967, but it continues to be popular among the fashion set. Just this year alone the style saw a 5200% increase in Google searches.

Every cool person I know is trying to get their hands on a bag from Khaite. 

Spotted on the spring/summer runway, Isabel Marant's recently released Oskan bag is sure to become popular with the fashion set in 2023.

I think about this Jil Sander bag daily. 

Released this past fall, Givenchy's G-Lock Leather Hobo is on the fast track to becoming the next big It bag. 

With Matthieu Blazy releasing his debut Bottega Veneta F/W 22 collection this past season, there's no better way to let them know you're in the loop than gifting them with this bag. 

Speaking from personal experience, I can assure you that this buttery-yellow Jacquemus bag will have them drooling. 

Another designer bag that saw an increase in searches this past year? JW Anderson's shoulder bag. With a 1200% spike, it's safe to say this bag will be a popular gift this season. 

While this clutch comes in more classic hues like black and camel, this flamingo pink is too pretty to not include. 

Give their commuter work tote a luxurious upgrade. 

While other Gucci bags may get more Google searches (e.g., the Horsebit 1995), the true hidden gem is the Blondie. Launched in May, this style has become the secret must-have style among the fashion set. 

Oversize bags will continue to be a big trend in 2023. 

Mark my words: Bowler bags will take over as the must-have trend of spring 2023. You might as well get ahead of the curve.