Move over Christmas jumpers, step aside bauble earrings, there's a new way to inject a bit of festive cheer in to your outfits this Christmas- with festive novelty handbags!
The novelty handbag trend has taken its quirkiness to a whole new level this Winter, with many high street brands featuring festive bags and purses in their Christmas collections. Being both a novelty handbag addict, and a huge Christmas geek, I couldn't love this trend more!
In fact, I've added two novelty Christmas bags to my wardrobe over the last couple of weeks and the best part is, neither of them broke the bank. I thought I'd give you a quick peek at them both today, while there's still enough time to snap them up before Christmas.
First up is the New Look red stripe bauble clutch bag, which is the best Christmas accessory I think I've ever seen! The bauble design is so fun, and so different to any other novelty bag in my collection or on the high street, so naturally I'm all over it! It's a real statement piece, so it's the perfect accessory to complete Christmas party outfits. I'll be using it for all my casual Christmas ensembles, too! (Well, I have to get my money's worth!) It's a guaranteed conversation starter, and it's the kind of bag that will attract attention wherever it goes.
For a clutch bag, it's surprisingly large, and it has enough room for the essentials..The best part? This clutch is only £12.99 and currently on sale for just £10.00! I managed to snap one up on Black Friday for less than a tenner, but even full price it's not going to break the bank!
The newest bag to my collection is this TU at Sainsburys Christmas pudding bag, which I treated myself to with some Christmas money on Tuesday, as a post-hospital treat. (Thanks, Nana!) It's not every day that you find a bag in the shape of a Christmas pud! (How cute?!) I actually first saw it a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn't afford it at the time, so it was the first purchase that came to mind when I was given some early Christmas money. I'm pleased I managed to get one before it sold out. I love it!
This bag is far more casual than the bauble clutch, and I'd say it's much more convenient with its cross body strap; it's ideal for Christmas shopping when you need both hands to carry all those heavy shopping bags! It has slightly more room than the clutch bag, too. It obviously won't fit the kitchen sink but you should get your purse, phone, keys, lippy, and iPod in here no problem.
I'm pleased to say this was another bargain-priced find; it retails for just £12!! It's inexpensive enough that you don't have to feel too guilty about giving yourself a pre-Christmas treat! Sadly Sainsburys still don't have a website for their clothing range (what's up with that?), but you should still be able to find it in your local Sainsburys if you hurry!
Will you be treating yourself to one this Christmas?