Choosing the perfect Christmas gift for older teens can be tricky. A lot of the time it can seem like they would rather just have the money and choose something for themselves, but you still want them to have something exciting to open on Christmas morning that you’ve been able to put a lot of love and thought into. A lot of teens want electronics as gifts, but if your teen daughter doesn’t need a new phone, laptop or tablet, then getting something that has that ‘big present’ feel can be more difficult.
But this is why a designer bag can actually be the answer. If your teen is really into fashion, but you want to give them something a bit more lasting and useful than new clothes, a bag is the luxury item that your daughter will be thrilled to own! Here we look at why bags can be so special, and how to choose one as a gift.
The Best Designer Item to Own
Teens who love fashion tend to covet things from the big name designer brands, but of course, since they don’t earn their own money yet, they can’t really be stepping out in head to toe Prada or Versace! This makes any luxury stuff they own really special to them, and something they will want to show off all the time. A bag is the best example of this because it is something they can pair with all of their outfits to give them a designer lift! Unlike shoes which need to fit with what they’re doing, or other popular accessories like sunglasses, which you can’t wear all the time, a bag can go anywhere, so when it’s the first or only designer piece she has, it’s the best one to choose.
Lasting, Classic Style
Another great thing about designer bags is that they can last for years if they are well looked after, and if you choose a chic, classic style that won’t go out of fashion, like one of the beautiful Saint Laurent bags you can find at SSENSE, then she can be making use of this new bag right through college – and maybe even at her first job. It may not be quite as permanent a gift like jewelry, but it is definitely more practical and will be something she will want to keep for a long time. SSENSE has all of the latest collections from all of the most desirable high-end fashion brands, including Gucci, YSL, Givenchy, and many more, so you will definitely be able to find a beautiful bag there.
Choosing a Bag
If your daughter has already expressed an interest in a certain brand or admired the designer bag someone you know has (or one of your own), then that can be a good starting point. You can also think about her favorite colors to wear, or what will go nicely with some of the outfits she wears the most, such as her winter coats. Another important thing to consider is the size of the bag. You can really choose anything from a pretty clutch bag through to a day bag, but if you want her to be able to use it a lot, it is better to go for a day rather than evening style, which will have room for the things she usually keeps in her bag.
As you can see, a designer bag is a delightful thing to receive as a teen for Christmas, so why not consider shopping for one for your daughter this year?