MARK AND GRAHAM, monogrammed bag, personalized gift, tote bag, weekender bag, gifts for him, bags for men

I like to have all of my holiday gifts purchased, wrapped and under the tree by Thanksgiving. A few reasons for that type-a trait: I get to enjoy my Christmas decorations (a live tree and wrapped gifts) for longer- and it makes the busy season less stressful and therefore more enjoyable.

On my last flight I flipped through the new Mark & Graham catalog (a new concept from the West Elm and Williams Sonoma family) and found some perfect gifts for the men in my life. The Venz boys will be getting these personalized travel bags.

Even my dad (a southern boy through and through) is now going green and using recycled bags at the grocery store, so I think he will enjoy this tote. The weekender is crisp and chic- a gift that he would never purchase for himself.

Just be sure to scotch guard the bags before they go in the box…