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The Sans Beast team smiling at the camera, wearing black vegan bags


By Jennifer Wills



Yes, it's already time to start thinking about the festive season. The end of the year is hurtling towards us, so we're starting to plan gifts, decorations + vegan feasts galore, in an effort to have a smooth, stress free Festivus this year.

Planning early is a great way to avoid the last minute, frenzied haul of purchases when it comes to gift buying. Our ethos of buying only what you - or someone else - will love doesn't get shelved for the festive season, so we advocate a more considered approach.

The SB team have compiled some gift suggestions for those that need a little help with ideas + planning - or to use as a gentle prompt you can send to partners, parents + friends who may be at a loss to find the cruelty free treasures you seek.

Our 2022 Gift Guide has something for everyone, all ethically manufactured with responsible fabrics and always cruelty free. Here's our team's (the smiling faces you see below, minus our warehouse team who are camera shy, are our team - from left to right: Maddy, Claire, Valeria, Jennifer, Cathryn) recommendations for a festive celebration that is all beauty, no beast.  

The Sans Beast team smile at the camera while they swing handbags in shades of yellow, blue + green

Choose your budget

There's gifting options no matter what your budget, whether you're looking to give a little taste of cruelty free or something more substantial.

If you're looking for corporate gifts or perhaps a KK present, try a padded laptop covera perfectly proportioned wallet or glasses case, or consider a canvas tote packed with their tipple of choice.

Our signature webbing straps are always popular gifting choices, and bring a little fashion moment to any handbag, or you could opt for our best selling crossbody bags that will delight everyone on your list. When the budget goes a bit higher + you're looking for a seriously special gift, opt for a larger crossbody bag or vegan tote for a stylish combo of function + fashion.

Stack of Sans Beast webbing straps, with text reading 'Shop Gifts under $100'
Stack of Sans Beast Bright Spark vegan crossbody bags on a stool in tones of brown, black + vanilla
Gif of various Sans Beast team members carrying vegan tote bags
A large black Sans Beast Daytripper Tote on a beige plinth

When in doubt, choose black

Season after season, we find black bags are top of the gifting list. Never basic, our Noir treasures offer versatile styling options and are a safe choice when buying for someone else. Go for signature vegan crossbody bags like the much loved Reader SatchelBandolier, High Road Mini or Bright Spark, all regular favourites they'll wear on repeat.

Gif of various Sans Beast team members wearing the Reader Satchel in Noir
VF wears the Noir High Road Mini vegan crossbody bag + Vista glasses pouch
Flat lay image of the Noir Emboss + Gold Bandolier vegan crossbody bag
MG wears the Noir Bright Spark vegan crossbody bag + Barricade bag strap


Pairings make a luxe Gift Set

For a truly special gift, choose a bag + strap or bag + wallet pairing - it's a luxe gift set that, like the perfect co-ord, creates a matching ensemble for even more versatile styling options. Plus, you'll save 10% at checkout when you pair any full price bag + strap or wallet together. 

You can make a pairing any way you like - we recommend the classic combo of a crossbody bag + our signature Corridor or Barricade straps, or add a striking chain strap or practical Agency Wallet to the Bright Spark or Reader Satchel. Make sure to check for matching hardware colours on each item unless you're sure the intended recipient is on board with a contrast or clash.

Gif of Sans Beast team members wearing Reader Satchels + Corridor bag straps
Artichoke Daytripper Tote + Revolution Wallet on a cream toned terrazzo stool
MG wears the Noir Bright Spark + Gunmetal Elemental Chain Strap
Sans Beast Almond Reader Satchel + Agency Wallet

Make Their Life Easier

Give a practical gift that brings some ease to their day by choosing a crossbody bag or tote that offers storage, organisation and (of course) good looks.

A Bright Spark crossbody bag combines utilitarian style + luxe finishes and is our most requested style - it's a winner if you're unsure of what to choose. The Archive Tote will make a day at work or study easier by keeping laptop + notebooks organised + accessible, and the Xtra Overflow Tote is an effortless way to bring some practical style to their everyday.

The Daytripper Tote is a great choice for travel aficionados - and equally for parents of little ones, or office goers with bigger carry needs. It's a large tote bag with compartments inside + out to hold everything they could possibly need, and is ideally suited as a weekender / carry on, baby bag or powerhouse work bag.  

Gif of various Sans Beast team members wearing Bright Spark vegan crossbody bags
MG carries the Cinnamon brown Archive vegan tote bag
Sans Beast Xtra Overflow Canvas Totes hanging on CD's arm
RG carries the Noir (black) Daytripper vegan tote bag


Bring the Sunshine

If you're gift shopping for those who embrace a bolder fashion look, opt for a stand-out colour or silhouette to create a showstopper gifting moment. Go for a chain strap to add some edge to their favourite bag, a hit of summer sunshine with bold colour, or choose the striking Dumpling Pouche for a truly memorable gift.

Close up image of the Citron Dumpling Pouche + Citron Corridor bag strap
CW wears the Reader Satchel in Lagoon + Corridor Strap in Citron
Close up image of the Noir + Gold Reader Satchel and Gold Elemental Chain bag strap
MG wears the Bright Spark vegan crossbody bag in Citron yellow


Here to Help

Our Brunswick studio is open for click + collect, browsing and onsite purchasing, and we can gift wrap on the spot for you, too. We're open 10-6 weekdays and 11-4 Saturdays, with some late night shopping dates coming closer to Christmas - stay tuned.

If you need more gift ideas or perhaps recommendations of styling combos and can't get to our studio, we can still help to make shopping online easier for you. Email us at, send us a DM on Instagram or call us on 1300 501 970 + we'll help you choose the perfect gift.


Here's to a beautiful + cruelty free festive season for all. 🖤

XO, Studio Sans Beast



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