It’s officially December, so it’s finally acceptable to start feeling a little festive here in the workshop. We had a lot of fun dressing up our products in these festive wares, and I’ve well and truly got the warm and fuzzy vibes going by curating this Holiday Gift Guide for y’all to check out. Let’s crack open the mulled wine and get started!
Gifts for Her
The deal breaker. Now it might seem obvious, but we all know it’s true. There are few women out there who can resist a new handbag. Our Chroma bags are handmade from sturdy but supple Dutch leather. There’s ten colours to choose from, but this classic red is perfectly festive.
At 19cm x 15cm, our Chroma bags are large enough to fit her purse, phone, keys and essentials, yet small enough to carry all day. We designed the bag to be chic and minimal to match with any outfit. With its mini shape, adjustable strap and sleek turn lock, this bag makes the sweetest arm candy.
One of our top combos this Autumn has been this neat Chroma bag paired up with its matching Card Holder. So for an extra splurge this year try a gift in a gift!
Something for Dad
I’m pretty sure that Dads are always the hardest to buy for on the gift list. They seem to have curated their possessions to perfectly suit their lifestyle, and they want for nothing. Which is why it has to be a Classic Leather Belt. It’s the kind of gift they don’t know they need until they have it - and then they can’t believe they lived so long without one.
Our Classic Belts are available in ¼ inch increments, from 1 inch all the way up to 2 inch. By far our staple width, the 1 ½ inch Classic is going to hold up Dad’s jeans all day long. Handcrafted in our London workshop and cut from natural grain Italian vegetable tanned leather, these belts are built to last a lifetime and will age beautifully, taking on Dad’s unique character and charm with use.
What’s more, you’ll notice our 25 year Warranty Snips subtly embossed on the inside of all our Classic Belts - guaranteeing Dad a lifetime's worth of wear. Read all about our Classic Belt Warranty in this post.
A gift on a budget
Here at Village Leathers we take great pride in offering superior quality products at honest and affordable prices. Even still, it seems to me that a fair few of us are really feeling the pinch this year. It’s a frustrating situation because we still want to treat our loved ones, and we want them to realise how much we value them. Our Leather Belt Loop Key Ring is a thoughtful and practical gift, which brandishes a much higher value than its price tag. (£7!)
Made from a single piece of leather it is crafted and adapted into a strap that you can attach to your belt and secure it using a robust silver popper. The design ensures that your keys are always to hand while encompassing a minimal aesthetic. From the strap hangs a solid lobster clasp and flat luxury split ring which allows you to swiftly take your keys on and off. We use the same vegetable tanned full grain Italian leather as our Classic Belts, so you can match an existing belt or opt for one of the alternative colours for a contrasting look.
An ingeniously practical accessory they didn’t know they needed.
We’ve covered a range of individuals and ideas for befitting gifts in this post, but there was a few of my personal favourites I just couldn’t leave out of this year's gift guide.
A Village Leathers archetype - Our Bell Key Holder:
A luxury accessory with a practical purpose, the Leather Bell Key Holder protects pockets and bag linings from damage. It’s design features two key rings - one on either side of the strap - enabling keys to be kept separately, or all enveloped within the key pouch. The outside ring acts as a toggle to pull the keys inside, and can then be fastened to the pouch with the popper.
A proper bag for life - The Flat Turn Lock Bag:
This handmade leather bag is the ideal everyday companion. An essential soft leather bag with a simple understated design that is truly built to last. Made from a beautifully supple leather that develops a unique patina spanning its extensive lifespan. Featuring a small turnlock clasp for secure and swift access, and a matching adjustable strap attached with solid brass D-rings.
The introvert’s ideal - Leather Journal Covers
Handmade from sumptuous Italian Leather, this luxury cover features a strap and loop closure and blind embossed logo to keep it as minimal as possible. Available in both A6 and A5 sizes, the leather journal covers are perfect for sketchbooks and notebooks alike. Whether they’re compartmentalising life admin or sketching faces on their commute, they’ll be sure to take this chic cover away with them wherever they go.