Selectism Holiday Guide: 12 Gift Ideas Leather Goods

Whether it’s to gift someone else or yourself, a fine leather good will do well. Leather speaks quality, thought and effort, and offers a bit of your taste to the giftee. Here, we put together a range of leather accessory types for you to choose from: look for sleek tablet cases and folios, all the way to overnight duffles. Continue your holiday shopping with JPLC, Billykirk, Ghurka and more.

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Minimalux Tablet Case

These iPad and iPad Mini cases by Minimalux are minimal, indeed. Thick and durable vegetable-tanned leather have been hand-stitched with tough beeswax linen thread. Each case is unique because of their different aging processes, creating one-of-a-kind shades with time. ($254, $303)


JVDF Alligator Leather Condom Case

The idea of a pricey leather accessory just for holding condoms might sound comically indulgent, but it’s precisely that factor that we’re going for with this alligator condom case. Could scare off the person you want to get lucky with, or maybe it’s a great conversation starter. ($325)


Givenchy Wood Billfold

Givenchy makes a luxury wallet that doesn’t scream luxury: an understated leather billfold mimicking the texture of wood. ($256)


Fisk Travel Wallet

This wallet by Fisk will fit a standard passports, metrocards, itineraries, and more. It’s made of — brace yourselves — fish skin, a byproduct of today’s harmful food industry, in an effort to combat pollution with style. ($82)


Billykirk Journal Holder

Made in the USA from American-sourced leather, this journal holder is hand-stitched with three loops to hold a pen or pencil. After using the complementary ruled notebook, you can fit any other 6.5 by 4-inch notebook for your memoing needs. ($115)


Pelikan Double Pen Holder

If you don’t want to carry around a pencil case but still want a good compartment in which to keep your writing utensils without loosing them in your bag, choose this classic Pelikan pen holder in black leather. Single and triple pen holders also available. ($47)


Ghurka Suede Pouch

Ghurka makes this 8.75 by 12-inch pouch in a simple flat-pack design for easy carrying and storing. Available in nine other colors and leathers. ($112)


Killspencer Oil Suede Dopp/Folio

Crafted in Los Angeles, this rectangular box-shape dopp kit transforms into a folio when flatly laid out. Hold toiletry containers en route during a business trip then fit your 11-inch MacBook Air plus other documents from your hotel to the meeting. ($190)


Lotuff Backpack

This backpack by Lotuff can be both casual and dressy. You can request swatches of the leather samples to touch and feel the quality before you decide to purchase. Available in other colors and with custom monograms. Watch its production process here. ($1,200)


Lanvin Duffel

Lanvin combines calfskin and nylon to create this duffel bag with brass hardware. An internal drawstring closes the bag at the top that can be carried by side handles or by detachable shoulder straps. ($1,932)


J.P.L.C. Tan Weekender

This overnight bag was designed precisely with traveling in mind, featuring a number of handy compartments and organizational features while complying with international carry-on standards. JPLC describes the Weekender as “essentially two bags in one,” fitting a portfolio-style section for a laptop, tablets and documents, and a second, wider compartment for clothes and toiletries. ($1,490)


Klein Single-Pocket Tool Pouch

Those looking for a more blue-collar leather item may consider this Klein Tools pocket pouch. This tool pouch attaches to your hip pocket to protect your clothes while you carry pliers or any other tool for that matter. Keep one by your side while relaxing in the outdoors or by a campfire. Gift-wrappable. ($14)

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