The festive season is now in full swing, but amongst all the parties, novelty jumpers and decorations, there’s the often challenging task of present-buying. And for many of us, buying Christmas gifts for men can prove particularly tricky. Fear not though, as here at Colville Leather we’re tackling this common Christmas conundrum with a round-up some of our favourite handmade ethical gift ideas for men ...
Crankhouse Coffee Variety Gift Box
The perfect present for the coffee-lover in your life, this variety gift box from artisan micro-roaster Crankhouse Coffee is packed full of the good stuff. Choose 2 x 250g or 4 x 125g single origin coffees from their online offering, all of which are a pure delight for the senses. Whether you go for the Hacienda Mallorca with its festive tasting notes of boozy cherry and chocolate, or the plum and sweet mixed spice sensation that is the Finca La Hermosa, this gift box is guaranteed to be packed with quality coffee, all farmed sustainably of course.
A Crankhouse Variety Gift box costs £20.
Colville Leather Oak Bark Tanned Belt
For a special gift that someone can treasure for a lifetime, a Colville Leather oak bark tanned belt ticks all the boxes. A real work of art, it oozes charm and sophistication. Our Master Craftsman Matt meticulously handcrafts this special belt from scratch using the finest oak bark tanned leather, sourced from a local Devon tannery. It is finished with solid brass or stainless-steel hardware for a strong, yet stylish, finish. All of our products are made to last, and the oak bark belt is no exception. This is a Christmas gift that will keep on giving for years to come.
The Oak Bark Tanned Belt is priced at £89. Choose between Dark Oak, London Tan or Black. If you’re interested in what goes on behind the scenes to make one of these beautiful belts, check out this short film.
For men who are always on the go, a Chilly’s Bottle makes for the ideal ethical Christmas gift. A modern, high-performance alternative to a traditional flask, a Chilly’s bottle keeps cold drinks cold, hot drinks hot and your bag dry from spillages. Made from high-quality, BPA-free stainless-steel, a Chilly’s Bottle is built to last. Pick from a variety of sizes, colours and themes to create a unique bottle tailored to the recipient’s own personal style. We love this monochrome black variation with sleek silver lid!
Chilly’s are on mission to accelerate the adoption and everyday use of reusable products. They create products for an active urban lifestyle, with the perfect balance of style, performance and sustainability. Plus, all packaging used is made from recycled materials, and is recyclable itself.
Bottle prices vary depending on size and style.
Colville Leather Keychain
A great stocking filler for a sustainable fashion follower, the Colville Leather keychain is an affordable gift that doesn’t compromise on quality. Expertly handcrafted from only the finest leathers, it uses a solid lobster swivel clip that can easily attach to a belt loop or bag so that you always know where your keys are. They may be small, but our keychains are made to last – they are finished with a traditional saddle stitch using rot-resistant thread, which is perfect for everyday items that are handled regularly.
The Colville Leather Keychain costs £15 and is available in a range of seven leathers, including two stunning Horween Derby variations.
rCupReusable Coffee Cup
With a staggering 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups being thrown away every year in the UK alone, we’re increasingly being urged to turn towards reusable products to enjoy our morning coffees in. This is where our next ethical Christmas gift idea comes in. The rCup is not only a fully reusable coffee cup, but it’s also the world’s first cup made from recycled paper cups! With 360-degree drinking, an easy push mechanism for opening and closing, and insulation for comfortable holding, the rCup is a guilt and hassle-free way to enjoy a hot drink.
The rCup is priced at £11.95
Colville Leather Tourer Notebook Holder
Perfect for any budding creatives or avid list-makers on your Christmas list, The Tourer is a stylish and practical gift that is sure to be valued for years to come. This charming handmade notebook holder fits the popular Moleskine notebooks like a glove, and even comes complete with one so that your giftee can get jotting straight away. Plus, not only can it carry up to two notebooks, it also holds up to three credit cards or a handful of business cards, making it the perfect everyday carry. As The Tourer grows old, its cover will develop a patina unique to its owner. Every mark, every scar and every colour change will hint at the notes and stories hidden inside!
The Tourer costs £72 and is available in a range of seven leathers.
We hope these handmade ethical Christmas gift ideas for men have inspired you!
For more some more handcrafted gift inspiration, why not check out the rest of our stunning product range. And, if you’d like to support local Devon makers this festive season, check out our guide to some of the best artisan Christmas markets in the county.
For guaranteed UK delivery in time for Christmas, be sure to order your Colville Leather gifts by Thursday 13th December.