Lately I’ve been reading a lot about holiday gift-giving within big families, and each of these stories seems to have something in common: teenagers. They’re notoriously difficult to buy for, and unless you plan on shelling out big bucks for designer duds or the latest gadget at Best Buy, your purchase may be greeted with a forced smile and a mere “thanks.” (Why do you think grab bags and Secret Santas are some popular these days?) I don’t mean to go all Grinch on you, but it’s frankly my least favorite group to shop for. Well, if you’re like me –a glutton for punishment who tries to seek out creative options– but you don’t want to buy yet another iTunes gift card, check out the latest teen accessory that deserves a spot under the tree. The Optari Crossbody bag is as fashionable as it is functional. It’s small enough to hold a cellphone, money and a tube of lipstick for quick touch-ups. Wear it as a wristlet in one of nine colors, and you’re ready to go. Who says good things don’t come in small packages? This is one gift that won’t result in any eye-rolling…not deliberately, anyway.
In a Nutshell: A celeb favorite, this pint-sized purse is just begging to be dangling off your niece’s wrist.