I'm sure a lot of you have read that I had just purchased a tivoli pm. I it, but I want to buy my mom the Batignolles Vertical for Christmas. I looked at my bank account and realized that I can't afford to buy my mom one if I keep the tivoli. But I could if I returned the tivoli and exchanged it for something that cost less (for example, neverfull mm). What should i do? Should I return the tivoli and buy a different bag for myself and another for my mom or should I just wait and not get my mom one for christmas? My mom has never liked LV till she saw the BV and I'd like to get her something nice since i've never really given her anything for Christmas before. Well, nothing that she loves or is big enough to remember. If I wait to get the tivoli later, I know i'll never be able to get myself to spend that much money again. The only way I did it this time is that I had a $500 gift certificate that I bought from some lady off craigslist for $200. I'd also rather not buy it on credit - I hate the feeling of having something to pay off! I don't have a full time job since I'm still a student so my paychecks are pretty light. Here are my pros and cons for each bag: tivoli: gorgeous, can be dressed up, small everyday type of purse, not a shoulder bag neverfull: seems more versatile - can use it for school, work, and travel, cheaper, shoulder bag, seems plain and flimsy Please help! I'll have to go put my mom's bag soon incase they run out for the christmas season.