With Christmas only a few weeks away, some of you may be in need of a little inspiration. Whether you are looking for a Christmas gift for your dad, brother, friend or partner, men are notoriously difficult to buy for. You want to give them something really special but at the same time something that is practical and that they can make good use of.
The secret to buying a great fashion present is to steer clear of clothes and trends. It is fine if they ask you for a specific piece of clothing. All you need to do is get the correct size and wrap it up. But if not, you are going to need to think a bit harder.
For those of you who are feeling a bit stuck, you’ll find plenty of ideas below. The wallets, bags and belts will all be at different price points so that there is something for everyone but the main focus is quality. It is important to avoid the latest trends because they change so quickly and the fantastic high fashion item you bought this year may end up in the charity shop in another year’s time. However, if you invest in a quality leather item in a timeless and elegant design, your dad, brother, friend or partner will be able to use it for years and years to come. The look and feel of luxury leather will make them feel good and will make you feel good too for having given such a special and worthwhile gift.
Wallets and Cardholders
Wallets and cardholders make perfect Christmas gifts. If you know that the man you are buying for has had his wallet for a while and it is looking a little worse for wear, why not replace it for them? Men often neglect to replace their wallets because they feel they have more important things to spend their money on. However, if you splash out on a new one for them, you know that it will be a useful gift that they will use over and over again for years to come until someone else chooses to upgrade it for them. A designer leather wallet is also a fantastic fashion accessory that will add a touch of class to any outfit.
You will find many different kinds of wallet on our website including bifold, trifold, zip-around, jacket, cardholder and notecase wallets. However, when buying for someone else it is usually best to stick to a basic bifold design. A bifold wallet folds in half, rather than into three, so is one of the slimmest kinds of wallets and will not cause any unsightly pocket bulges. For this reason, cardholders are also a good option. They are designed to hold a few cards as well as a few notes and so a great for business or eveningwear
As well as a wide variety of styles we also stock many different colours. However, when buying a wallet as a gift for someone else it is best to stick to traditional colours such as black, brown and tan so that you the man you are buying for will be able to coordinate the wallet with most of their outfits.
(clockwise from top left) Kenneth Brownne Dark Brown Designer Hide Leather Card Holder wallet Style 4102 £14.99; Prime Hide Quality Black Nappa Leather Wallet Style 3894 £19.99; Ted Baker Spike Mens Brown Leather Wallet £44.99; Bugatti Basic Line Combination Leather wallet - Black (501) £72.50; Ralph Lauren Polo Mens Brown Bifold Leather Wallet £44.99; Braun Buffel Mens Leather Wallet Style 92327 Black £45.99
As well as a wallet, a quality leather bag is another item that a modern and fashionable man would use every day. The majority of men who have a professional job need to take a bag with them to work. This may be to hold a laptop, important documents, gym kit or a change of clothes for going out after work. You could choose a holdall, satchel or messenger bag, depending on which you think will be most useful, as each of these styles work well with both formal and casual outfits. However, you must make it leather. Leather is practical and classic and will only look better and better over time.
(clockwise from top left) Ashwood Luxury Italian Leather Duffle style Holdall - Brown £199.99; Brown Hunter Leather Satchel by Just4leather £75; Lecerf Luxury Spanish Leather Business - Travel Bag £290.99; Brown Soft Rugged Nappa Leather Holdall 826 by Prime Hide £129.99; Leonhard Heyden Salisbury Luxury Leather Briefcase - Brown £299; Brown Large Hunter Leather Messenger Bag style 848 from Prime Hide £79.85
Quality leather belts are also a great option for a Christmas gift. They can be used with both trousers and jeans and so will get a lot of use each and every day. As usual when buying for someone else, stick to classic black, brown and tan varieties and don’t forget to find out their size!
(clockwise from top left) Plain Black Soft Hide Leather Belt £27.84; Leather and Fabric Brown Mens Belt from Dice £14.49; Hugo Boss Mens Reversible Leather Belt £84.99; Tan Designer leather Belt from Prime Hide Leather Style 402 £24.99; Reversible Leather Belt by Fossil Style Pheonix £32.99; Brown Full Grain Leather Belt Style Cambridge by Olly's £19.99
To sum up, there are countless numbers of fashion accessories that would make great Christmas gifts but you should focus on timeless, quality pieces. Avoid trend items as they will go out of fashion as quickly as they came in. It is important that you invest your hard-earned cash in something that you dad, brother, friend or partner will be able to make good use of while still looking great. Practicality is essential and you can never go wrong with classic shades of black, brown and tan.