BB’s Christmas shopping list

It’s that time of year when I have to put together my Christmas shopping list. Like Santa Claus, I have to think about who’s been naughty and who’s been nice! Right now, I’m thinking about all the important women in my life and what gifts I can give them that encapsulate their spirits and convey the love and respect I have for them. The women on my list cover all age groups, from early 20s into their 60s and are strong and empowered – the real-life BB girls who inspire me. As I was thinking about what to buy them, all of a sudden I realised, I already have the perfect gifts for each and every one of them right here at my fingertips. And I designed them myself!

FOR THE STYLISH MUM

Lilith Bucket Medium Tree of Life

For my beautiful mum… the Lilith Bucket Medium Tree of Life. My mum was a real hippy during the 1970s and she was the one who first introduced me to Ibiza as a little girl. Her style back then was also the original inspiration for my signature fringing. This version of my classic Lilith is roomier than the original, and I think more respectable for a stylish woman in her 60s to be seen carrying on her arm but I think the embossed leather still gives the bag a boho touch she’ll love.

FOR THE BUSY CAREER WOMAN

Altea Bag Caviar

I would like to give lovely friend Francesca, a busy career woman, the Altea Bag in Caviar. Francesca – who is in her early 30s – is always on the go, running from work to special events all the time. I know she’s craving a bag that transcends trends and can take her from day to night and that’s exactly what Altea was designed to do. It’s become a cult BB bag, because all my girls know they can fit everything they need in there – phone, wallet, keys, make-up – while still looking stylish and on-trend.

FOR THE BOHEMIAN WOMAN

Lilith Small Salsa

For Laura, one of my best girlfriends who also happens to be my business partner’s wife, I think the Lilith Small in Salsa is j-u-u-s-t right. Laura is a successful architect, and she just turned 50 but you’d never know it – she looks so youthful and has an amazing body! To me, she’s the perfect example of a modern bohemian woman, embracing island style with her own classic elegance combined with a contemporary edge. The classic Lilith really hugs the body and accentuates your figure, so I think she’ll look amazing carrying it and the vibrant colour will really pop no matter where she wears it.

FOR THE PARTY GIRL

Shangri La Caviar

I can’t think of any better gift than the Shangri La in Caviar for my young and beautiful PA Amy. Now in her mid-20s, Amy loves to party and in the summer months when we’re based in Ibiza, you’ll often see her out in the clubs (well, when her very important work with BB allows time for it!). I can just imagine her spinning around on a dance floor with this mini bag, the silver studs catching the lights and lasers and she twirls. It’s mini in size, but still big enough for her iPhone 7 so I know if I need her, I still can track her down – just kidding Amy, you know BB wants you to have fun!

FOR THE ETERNAL NOMAD

Malibu Poncho Ruby

And last but not least, for myself, the Malibu Poncho in Ruby… because, well, I need a present too! Self-love is important and that means also treating yourself to beautiful pieces that make you feel as good as you look. As a 40-ish year old working mum who is also a bit of a nomad, I’m always on the lookout for timeless and cosy garments – practical pieces I can wear all over the world and the Malibu Poncho works from planes and festivals to the office and the beach. Plus, the Ruby colour is quite festive don’t you think?

If my Christmas shopping list has inspired you to find the perfect BB bag for the women in your life (or yourself!), remember our online shop is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week so you can shop anywhere and anytime that suits you. We ship all over the world, so rather than rely on a fat man to come down your chimney on Christmas Eve with the right presents, you can count on the BB Christmas express instead! In the end, it doesn’t matter whether you’re naughty, nice or maybe a little bit of both… there’s a BB bag for everyone.