It’s the last week before Christmas – how the HECK has time flown by?! It feels like I just gave birth, blinked, and BAM – deck the halls, it’s Christmastime. Have you made your list and checked it twice??? I, for one, am not done Christmas shopping. Not in the slightest. Which I’m not TOO mad about, given this year’s circumstances – a bit chaotic, to say the least. Whether you’re like me and have some ~stuff~ goin’ on in behind-the-scenes, or just pulled out of procrastination station in a panic, I’ve gotchu boo. Especially with the help of my friends at Vera Bradley, who have SO much absurdly cute new stuff for le holiday season. AND GOOD NEWS – you can still get any Vera Bradley gift in time for Christmas Eve! #BlessUp. If your order is $125+, you’ll automatically get free expedited shipping at checkout. ALSO holiday favorites are currently 25% off, which includes *quite* a few of what you’ll see below. 🙂
In case you’ve got a whole slew of ladies on your list as of yet and wanna knock ’em all out with one fell swoop, let’s do the dang thing.
FOR YOUR MOM:
An Iconic Vera Tote is perfect for the mama on the go! I chose this one for my own mom, since she a.) wanted a new work tote, and b.) needed something that had a pocket space to hold her water bottle. #priorities (The outer pocket here does the trick!).
This bag is SO spacious – really makes for a great work bag if you’ve got paperwork, binders, portfolios, or a laptop in tow. I haven’t tried it out myself, but I’d imagine a diaper bag separator would fit seamlessly inside, too, for any multitasking mamas. It comes in the most gorgeous jewel tones, but also more classic neutrals + your favorite Vera Bradley prints, so there’s an option for every mom! And there are different sizes, too, so if she doesn’t want one THIS bag (this is the largest size), you can choose a tote that’s more purse-size versus carryall.
BONUS POINTS: It’s monogrammable! All the more reason to grab as a giftable, since you can personalize it just for her.
FOR YOUR SISTER/BEST FRIEND:
I’VE DONE IT – I’ve found the gorgeous crossbody bag that every gal could use + lovelovelove this season and beyond, and Vera Bradley’s Carson Mini Shoulder Bag is it, my friends. Things I lovelovelove about it: 1.) The size. Not too big, not too small. A totally respectable crossbody bag slash shoulder bag. 2.) The strap situation. Ain’t nobody got time for bags in the way when you’re that girl hustling through the mall for a last minute gift. 3.) The outer pocket. Perf for easy access of the important stuff. 4.) The color options. This just looks + feels so pretty and festive, with the gorgeous velvet quilting. And they’re available in the prettiest options – navy (hollah!), black, + a “chocolate raisin,” which I actually have in a suuuuuper tiny crossbody form (aka that All in One Crossbody!).
FOR YOUR GRANDMA:
SO many Vera Bradley pieces are great giftables for your grandma, since there’s such a fabulous variety of bag sizes + shapes. So whether she’s more of a crossbody gal or prefers a larger tote, there’s something in stock – in multiple colors/prints. The Carson Shoulder Bag would be another great option for her, especially with its versatility from shoulder to crossbody!
Another favorite for her: Vera Bradley’s throw blankets. So cozy + soft, for when she just wants to relax with her shows (or, if she’s like my Nana, her prayer cards!). AND, if grandma’s got a travel bug, pick up a travel pill case for her!
FOR YOUR COWORKER:
Vera Bradley has an assortment of planners, which make the perfect little gift for your Type A, bossbabe coworker – or your girlfriend who’s already planning Easter 2019. 😉 There are Student Planners, Medium, Large, Jumbo, Daily, as well as all sortsa fun planner accessories – like sticky notes. AND they’ve got a Meal Planner pad to boot. This one is the 12-month Large Planner, for size perspective! My mom wanted to steal it, so you KNOW it’s good – and works for any mamas on your list, too! 😉
Another great option for the ladyboss in your life – a new backpack! Fun fact: The same backpack lasted me all four years of college, from Day 1 to literally graduation day – and it was Vera Bradley. This bad boy was used hard. Their backpacks are made so incredibly well and don’t feel very “backpack-y”, if ya know what I mean. They’re not too industrial, nor do they look/feel kiddish.
And two more quickies for good measure – Vera Bradley’s lunch bags + laptop organizers. I also have a VB lunchbox that I wanna say I’ve had since HIGH SCHOOL????? I swear these bad boys just stand the test of time! So for your coworker who always talks about wishing/wanting to pack lunch more, and/or the girl running around the office with loose snacks in her bag – you’ve got her back. Also loveloveloving these laptop organizers; they’ve got a separate zippered compartment for your actual computer, and then organized slots in the outer pocket to hold your phone, pens, notepad, etc. Perfect to keep her laptop safe + secure separately, without forgetting all of the other random necessities!
FOR YOUR TRAVEL BUDDY:
I’ve been using Vera Bradley for travel for as long as I can remember. I’ve got two VB Iconic Large Travel Duffels, as well as a weekender, and my toiletry bag is ALSO Vera Bradley (as seen here!). But I had been dying to get my hands on one of the hanging organizers after seeing someone have one at a bachelorette weekend in the summer! I mean, talk about ingenious. Your collegiate shower caddy meets your grownup toiletry bag. All of your travel-size shampoos + body washes work perfectly in this lil’ roll-up case that just hangs from your shower rod. So no more sopping wet bottles on the side of the tub, or forgetting your favorite loufa at the end of a trip.
My organizer is the same print as my toiletry bag, and it’s actually on sale since it’s a “retired” print!
Other options include a Vera Bradley duffel or weekender. I own two of their duffels (a print that’s more spring/summer, and one that’s more fall/winter – ha!), as well as a weekender, and I lovelovelove ’em all; they’ve been around the world and then some at this point. This is a totally classic, more unique option that she’ll get to use for years to come, since they’re just. so. well. made. (Bonus points for being washing-machine friendly!).
Because TREAT YO’SELF applies to Christmas, too. 😉 This sheared fleece set (here are the pants, here is the top!) is *the* cutest + comfiest AF thing. Especially right about now, we’re all just living in pajamas – or things that could pass as PJ’s. This set is that super warm, cozy fleecey material, so you just wanna snuggle up on the couch in it with a hot cocoa + Hallmark classic. Also, it’s got a light shimmer thread throughout which is SO pretty alongside the owl print. Gives it a little somethin’ somethin’ extra. 😉
Size down in the pants, but size UP in the top!
What’s your favorite piece in this Vera Bradley Gift Guide? Would you like to see more brand-specific gift guides in the future?
And if so, which ones???? Happy to elf it up all season long for ya. 😉
*Thanks to Vera Bradley, a brand I lovelovelove, for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions + thoughts presented are entirely my own. Thank YOU for supporting the brands that support Coming Up Roses!