celine bag

When it came to wedding gifts, we never really discussed that we’d be exchanging gifts, but I knew I wanted to surprise her with something.

Without a doubt, I knew I didn’t want it to be jewelry. Buying W’s (that’s what we will call her) engagement ring was an exciting experience, but above and beyond that, buying jewelry as a gift has never really been my thing. It just seems so ordinary. And please don’t take offense to that statement. I’m clearly half crazy.

As I continued to think about gift ideas, a certain bag kept coming to mind. 

I didn’t have a clue who made the bag, but it’s a bag that I have photographed while taking street style photos a number of times. In fact, prior to knowing the name of the bag I simply described it as the bag that smiled. After doing a little research I discovered it had a brand name: Celine.

Once I figured out the name and where to buy it, I knew I was close to getting my wedding gift for W nailed down. Celine is well known for its multi-colored bags, and that’s what I’ve previously photographed, but the solid color Celine bags, in my opinion, make a lot more sense. Why? Because you can wear them with SO much more. In addition, they don’t necessarily scream, “Look at me, I’m a Celine!” and that’s more in line with our lifestyle.

There were several fantastic color options to choose from, but I eventually went with a color that would go with virtually everything. It’s not black and it’s not brown, and I certainly can’t remember the “official” swanky color name they gave it. But just trust that it goes with everything.

What I really love about this gift is that it was completely out of left field. It’s not something she had asked for, and for that matter, she had never even mentioned wanting a nice bag. To say the least, I think she was very surprised. Take a look at the Celine bag below.

celine bag

See, it smiles at you. 🙂celine handbag celine womens bag

celine fashionNot only does the bag look fantastic, it’s spacious and can fit a ton of stuff in it. Granted, just because a bag has plenty of room, that doesn’t mean you should fill it up.

So in the end, the outside the box gift was a surprise and very much appreciated. I hope you dig it.

Written by Ryan
Ryan is a southern guy now living in New York City. From business to casual, his style covers a broad spectrum. He loves a great suit, but also appreciates the freedom of an un-tucked shirt and letting loose. Find him on Twitter at @RyanShell.