The big bag vs small bag debate always raises passionate debates between maximalists and minimalists. I have a friend who swears by her big bags. You'll never catch her lugging anything other than a huge tote that holds her earthly possessions.
These gifts are all made from something that obviously used to be something else. To boost the good-cheer factor, they're not just upcycled -- they also help someone, somewhere, rise above poverty.
I am on a quest for the Holy Grail of Handbags. Whereas some women may prefer to pay attention to their children, I instead, for the past three months, have obsessively scoured websites and stores in search of The Perfect Tote.