Finding a unique holiday gift for the women in your life can feel daunting. You want to get them something they don’t already have, but that they will actually love to receive and use. Merlette accessories are the perfect gift, with hand-worked details created by female artisans in India. Each bag and belt is beautifully crafted and will make the recipient feel truly special this holiday season. Find out more about our favorite pieces to gift and to get, especially for those who love artisan-made presents.
For women who like a versatile purse that can be worn as a handbag, a shoulder bag or a crossbody bag, the LUNE MINI is the answer. This lightweight vegan bag is made of 100% raw silk. The exterior of the purse features braided smocking that is woven by hand along with hand-ruched handles. This lined bag, with an inner zipper compartment, is ideal for evening wear or adding a decorative touch to a casual outfit while on-the-go.
The perfect finishing touch to any look is a standout belt, and she’ll love being gifted one that is handcrafted using macrame and braiding techniques. The CALANQUES Belt is made of a 100% viscose cord with a beautiful sheen to it, with tassel-trimmed ends that can be tied with a knot, meaning that everyone can find their own ideal fit, whether she likes wearing her belt at the waist or lower on the hips.
We guarantee she won’t already own a bag like this one. Our iconic MARIS Bag is reimagined for the season with glass beads hand sewn into the viscose cord macrame. The bag also comes with a detachable cross body strap and a 100% cotton interior lining that can be removed for a totally open bag, the MARIS is a bag that is as decorative as jewelry.
A tote is always a useful bag for a woman to have, but the ASHA MINI is totally different than any other tote she’ll own already with braided smocking that is woven by hand. Made of a fine cotton and silk blend, this all-fabric bag has a soft sheen to it and a removable crossbody strap for ease of wear. The ASHA also featured a ruched handle if she prefers to carry her totes in her hand.
Our final gift idea is the VASA SMOCKED BACKPACK, which features multiple artisanal handwork techniques including hand braided lattice smocking. Made of a cotton and silk blend, it has a drawstring closure along with an interior pocket for essentials. The versatile straps, which feature hand ruching, can be worn as a true backpack over the shoulders or worn together over one shoulder.