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Personalized Christmas gift bags

Show you care by personalizing your gifts this Christmas with monograms, names and festive wishes on pretty purses.

Personalized Christmas gift bag |

Great gifts can be made even more exciting with fun wrapping options. Plus, if the wrapping doubles as a gift too, what’s not to love?

Create carryalls for the people on your gift-giving list. The dollar store or arts and crafts supply store has everything you need to make the perfect purse. Here’s how to do it:


  1. Begin by cutting two pieces of material into the same size.
  2. Sew the pieces together. If you have a sewing machine, this will be a breeze, but if not, sew them by hand.
  3. Add the embellishments of your choosing, and secure them onto the fabric with your trusty needle and thread.
  4. Fasten the handles, and you’re on your way.

If sewing leaves you tied up in knots, outsource your handbag needs. Plenty of personalized gift-making services are at your disposal:

Thirty-one knows totes

Utility tote |

Thirty-one is a trusted source for your embroidery needs. The company has a wonderful selection of fun and functional items — like this snowman utility tote (, $30) — just waiting for you to make your mark.

Sailor- and tailor-made

Wine bottle tote |

Lands’ End has an incredible history steeped in stylish durability that goes hand in hand with excellent price points. The bottle bag (, $20) is a lovely selection for the wine connoisseur in your group.

Eco-friendly and ultra chic

Map totes |

The Wedding Shop, brought to you by the good people at The Knot, carries a bevy of beautiful bags for you to choose from. You might be thinking, “The Knot? Isn’t that solely a bridal website?” Yes, but anyone can appreciate the variety and reasonable prices The Wedding Shop has to offer. The map totes (, $15) are a must-see!

Pop culture perfection

Wedding date totes |

One should not forget the mecca of unique merchandise: Etsy. You might just stumble upon the holy grail of gifts when perusing the site’s many vendors. Aside from this adorable wedding date tote (, $16) that would suit a blushing bride, Rachel Walter has a whole bunch of pretty bags — many with hilarious pop culture references — to choose from.

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