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Gifting fashion items can be a tricky task. (Whatever you do, please don’t make us guess sizes.) A foolproof way to treat your friends and family to a stylish gift they won’t return? Look to the trusty handbag. Lucky for us, there’s no shortage of fabulous styles that hit the mark on both form and function—from micro minis to slouchy shoppers. Here, five of our favorites.

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Oversized Slouch handbag trends
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Oversize Shoppers

As they say, go big or go home. Quite literally, since everything they own can fit into these larger-than-life styles, she’ll be able to go from the gym to the office and onto happy hour without making any pitstops.

Handbag Trends Holiday 2017 gifts
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Textured Carryalls

Shearling is making a comeback (admit it, you’ve had your eye on the Levi’s sherpa jacket), so it makes sense that handbags are the next victim. These cozy hobos are exactly what will lift her spirits through a long, dreary winter.

Micro handbags fall 2017 handbag trends
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Micro Minis

You know and love mini bags. Now, meet the micro bag—all the same, just teenier. And the only way micro bags could be any cuter is by the addition of top handles. It’s just big enough to hold all of her essentials. But really, what else could she need?

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Bold Shoulder Bags

What’s black and white and chic all over? This mid-size bag, which manages to stand out while still being neutral enough to work with any outfit. If you’re stumped while picking one, stick to solids over a pattern.

Gucci Belt Bags
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Modern Belt Bags

Don’t knock it ’til you try it. These little guys aren’t the ghosts of fanny pack past. Rather, they’re chic and totally hands-free (read: zero hassle) making them super convenient for long days of shopping or sightseeing. 

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