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Article: Gifting Guide

Gifting Guide

With the holiday season right around the corner, people all over the world are starting to think about the perfect gift for their loved ones. For many, a Birkin or Kelly is the ultimate gift, but with personal preferences so varied, it can be a daunting task for an outsider to select the perfect one. First, consider the recipient's personal style and preferences when selecting a Birkin or Kelly. The color and material of the bag should suit their tastes and complement their existing wardrobe. For example, if the recipient is a classic dresser, a black or neutral-colored leather Birkin or Kelly may be a good choice. For someone who is more fashion-forward, a brightly colored or exotic skin bag may be a better option.

Next, consider the size of the bag. Birkin and Kelly bags come in a range of sizes, from the petite "mini" to the spacious "jumbo." Choose a size that is practical for the recipient's needs and lifestyle. For example, if the recipient frequently travels, a larger size may be more useful.

It's also important to consider the occasion for the gift. A Birkin or Kelly is a luxury item and may be more appropriate as a special occasion gift, such as for a birthday or anniversary, rather than a casual everyday bag.

Finally, it's important to keep in mind that Birkin and Kelly bags can be difficult to obtain, and often have long waitlists. If you're considering gifting a Birkin or Kelly, it's a good idea to start your search early and be prepared to be patient. You may need to work with a personal shopper or boutique to find the perfect bag.

In conclusion, choosing the perfect Birkin or Kelly as a gift takes time and consideration. By taking into account the recipient's personal style, needs, and preferences, you can find a bag that they will love and treasure for years to come. Read our tips below to make sure your gift is perfect:

Their First Birkin or Kelly

The holidays are the perfect opportunity to get your loved one (or yourself) their first Birkin or Kelly. Many Hermes lovers spend hours dreaming of their ideal bag, selecting the perfect size, color, leather and hardware combination. The secondary market is the perfect way to get exactly the bag you want, without having to wait or play games. If a growing Hermes collection is a possibility in the future, getting the perfect bag first takes away the stress of that initial search. If you’re not sure what your loved one’s ideal bag is, there are a few classics that are sure to make any Hermes aficionado smile. Black Box leather with Gold hardware is the ultimate classic. In production for over a century, this combination is timeless on any Birkin or Kelly, and no Hermes collection is complete without one. Any black Birkin or Kelly, in fact, is sure to be a smart choice.

An Extravagance for a Budding Collector

Perhaps your loved one already has an Hermes collection started. They’ve already acquired their standard favorites and tend to get what they want when something new peaks their fancy. Sure, any Birkin or Kelly that isn’t already in their collection will be a welcome gift, but how do you choose something that will impress a seasoned collector? Go vintage. Most Hermes collections focus on bags from the last ten years or so, but bags from twenty or more years ago are far more rare, literally, since Hermes has continuously increased production year over year. The original mini Kelly 20 is a fantastic addition to any collection, its unique shape sets it apart from other modern Kellys. Doblis Suede Birkins and Kellys are becoming more and more sought after, with examples proven extremely rare on the secondary market,and can elevate a collection of Hermes bags to the next level. If your loved one has a collection of leather bags, consider an exotic, which would stand apart as exceptional and special not only for its material, but because it came from you.

What Do You Get The Hermes Lover Who Has Everything?

Does your loved one have a closet full of Birkins and Kellys? Do they have everything they want and get new bags whenever they please? There are few Birkins or Kellys that impress even the most accomplished collectors, and these are guaranteed to make any Hermes lover gasp. The solid sterling silver mini Kellys from the early 2000’s have become some of the most valuable and sought-after bags in the world, as have metallic chevre Birkins and Kellys from the same period. These bags are among the rarest in existence and are universally impressive. Birkins and Kellys with Diamond hardware have higher retail prices than any other at Hermes. On the secondary market they also trade at the highest levels, and are the ultimate statement of luxury. Even a collection that already includes multiple Diamond Birkins is always improved by another. Recently the new Sellier Birkin has been produced with Diamond hardware, examples of which are more scarce than any other Diamond bags.

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