As the seasons start to change with summer long gone—cozy fall settles in. This time of year invites family, friends, and extended loved ones to reconnect and celebrate their reunion over pumpkin spice lattes, a basted turkey with stuffing, or annual festivals.
Across the globe, people are gearing up to celebrate their favorite holidays through gift exchanges; for instance, Diwali in India—the festival of lights. Which according to Best Present Guide, “Gone are the days when people would send only traditional gifts.” There is no limit to who you decide to show your appreciation to—now is the time to start sleuthing and thinking of the perfect affordable gifts for her this upcoming holiday season with our 2021 gift guide.
How to be the best gift-giver (with gifts under $50)
It’s always the thought that matters behind every gift exchange—or so they say when choosing gifts for mom [or grandma] but it’s a tough pill to swallow when you notice your recipient is visually forcing a smile just for your sake. Together, let’s change that!
To become the best gift-giver, you need to keep your ear to the ground. Observe and listen to what your recipient actually wants—but wait, there’s more to it. You have to choose something that your recipient won’t immediately go buy for herself; that could be because of a lack of time, resources, or knowledge of what specific criteria to keep in mind.
When finding affordable gifts for her [or anybody], let’s not forget; clothing may shrink or fade in one wash, body shapes and sizes change with the seasons—but you know what fits any time of year and can be worn again and again? A beautifully well-made and timeless MultiSac Handbag. Let’s go over our versatile 2021 gift guide and feature some favorites! We have a bag for everyone and every occasion.
For the world-traveler
Has that special woman in your life expressed how she badly wishes to travel abroad solo? Maybe she’s in the market for a fashion-forward purse suitable for travel, but worried about theft? In that case, Adventurous Kate asks to keep these criteria in mind when choosing a handbag that’ll protect against thieves and pickpockets.
A crossbody will prevent a mugger from grabbing the purse off your shoulder. A manageable-sized bag will help you “block access to your bag with just your hand’’—“zippers will also “prevent wandering hands from easily slipping into your bag.” Finally, a tough fabric like leather or mock leather will be way more durable and can’t easily be slashed open.
Our faux leather North South Zip Around Crossbody Bag ($30.00) features numerous zipper pockets for extra organization, a phone pouch, and a large divided main compartment with a center zip divider, and multiple credit card slots. It’s the perfect size to fit any travel necessities needed while gallivanting around town and taking in the sights!
For the CEO
Perhaps instead of touring museums abroad, she’s ready for that next big job promotion? Or looking to snatch up that holiday bonus? In that case, she’s going to want to accessorize for the job she wants [and deserves].
Presenting the sophisticated Large Edison Crossbody Bag ($49.00)—she’s classy, organized, and a total shoo-in for the latest job opening on the top floor. This slimline faux leather crossbody bag makes a statement with its bold design. Featuring 2 exterior zip pockets, a back slip pocket, and 1 interior back-wall zip pocket with a top zip enclosure. This handbag is straight to the point, just like her in a job negotiation.
For the social butterfly
When’s a better time to show off a new handbag than out with friends? The Geneva Hobo ($42.00) bag is compact and comfortable featuring 5 exterior zippered pockets, 1 back slip pocket, and a large divided zippered interior.
That kind of organization will make any shopping spree, coffee get-together, or outing at the park a breeze—making all of her items more accessible daily. Not to mention, its sleek design outfitted with black faux leather will pair well with any outfit!
For the studious scholar
With the school year in full throttle, it’d be a nice gesture to invest in a quality backpack for your favorite collegiate. The Halsey Backpack’s ($49.00) elegant and modern design is a great addition to her backpack rotation. The ideal backpack for important school events, faculty meetings, and other occasions where she wants to feel most confident.
This faux leather backpack is sturdy, featuring 2 exterior zipper pockets, 1 slip pocket, and 1 interior front slip pocket, plus 1 back zip pocket. No extra bulk or fishing around in a bag full of gum wrappers, broken pencils, or other lost junk; this bag demands its student to only carry the necessities and limits distractions.
For the minimalist
Keep it cute with this everyday must-have—the Delta Mini Crossbody ($14.99). This casual crossbody has its own feminine touch with detailed stitching and a textured faux leather exterior. Place all your daily essentials in its 3 pocket compartments or even attach your favorite keychain to its D ring on the front. An excellent bag for those attending large events like a concert in the park or a music festival.
For the thrifter and farmer’s market frequenter
Who doesn’t love a good flea market or farmer’s market perusing? Maybe your recipient is looking for her own affordable Diwali gifts to give to friends and family from local stores? Trade that typical shopper’s plastic bag for an Essex Tote ($34.99).
This vegan leather tote contains a full zip main compartment and several additional zipper and slip pockets. Easy-to-maintain, washable, dependable, and semi-formal—this bag will bring some organization to her shopping trip along with dozens of compliments.
The golden rule of gift-giving
Forbes published an important rule to follow when gift-giving, and that is “don’t anticipate appreciation.” When finding affordable Diwali gifts, holiday gifts, gifts under $50, or for other special occasions, the key is to “give, hoping to receive nothing in return.” Put your feelings aside and never make a gift-giving journey all about you—it’s always about the recipient.