The ultimate leather Christmas gift guide 2023

The ultimate leather Christmas gift guide 2023

The ultimate leather Christmas gift guide 2023

By Fiona Ward

14th December 2023

If you’re looking for gift inspiration for a leather lover this Christmas, consider surprising them with something thoughtfully chosen from one of these independent makers – which, of course, have each been chosen for their positive manufacturing processes using responsibly-sourced leather. Read on for a selection of our top offerings, from small accessories to blow-out bags…

Sam Brown London belt, £159

Sam Brown London is the proudly-British brand that’s your go-to for countless leather accessories, but its belts are a best-seller. This classic tan number has tonal ivory stitching, but there are a number of colours and combos to choose from – plus all Sam Brown leather is vegetable tanned, sourced from UK suppliers.

 

Leit & Held phone case, £85

Ultra-transparent handbag line Leit & Held prides itself on open communication about its leather processes, from organic farms to final product. We love this crossbody phone case – available in three different sizes to suit most models.

 

 

Under Cover recycled leather notebook, £35

A sweet gift for any student or stationery lover, these colourful notebooks are handmade in England from recycled leather offcuts. There are plenty of shades to choose from, plus personalisation options with embossed metallic wording.

 

 

BEEN London ‘Annis’ sling bag, £295

Any handbag collector would happily add BEEN London’s chic crossbody Annis bag to their haul. This roomy sling is made from soft recycled leather, using water-soluble glue to allow for future recycling – and that on-trend half-moon shape is undeniably chic.

 

 

Marimekko imprint fold wallet, £160

Finnish design house Marimekko is known for its whimsical prints and motifs, which have been reimagined for its ‘Imprint’ series of bags and accessories – proudly made from traceable Scandinavian leather. This pretty wallet features a perforated floral design, while the inner lining is made from 50% recycled cotton.

 

Cariuma ‘Salvas’ leather sneakers, £129
Cariuma’s beloved trainers are lauded for their comfort levels and sustainability credentials – the staple ‘Salvas’ design feature a chunky sole and a textured leather outer. The brand is completely transparent about all its materials, using leather from Leather Working Group gold-certified suppliers and ethically-produced natural rubber. 

 

Thread & Tonic laptop sleeve, £125

We love the modern lines of this super-sleek laptop case, featuring a nifty grip handle which allows you to carry your laptop like a clutch bag. A soft inner lining will protect your tech from any bumps, plus there’s zip and credit card compartments for extra practicality. Thread & Tonic uses entirely chrome-free leather while all other materials are recycled – each product is produced in a solar energy-powered factory.

August Sandgren X SPOOR jewellery box, £294

Made in collaboration with Nordic tannery SPOOR, this beautifully-crafted jewellery case is made from traceable leather that can be tracked back to the Danish farm its hides were sourced from. That rich cognac tone would look lovely on any dressing table.