Unique Christmas Gifts for Men from Carl Friedrik

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Carl Friedrik is a luxury leather bags and accessories brand, started by two brothers in 2012.

Quality is the keystone of the brand and every product is made by skilled artisans in the best tanneries, from naturally tanned leather sourced from Italy and Belgium. The provenance of each item is included with the product information and the company prides itself on being transparent about where each part of every item is sourced and made.

The items are inspired by London and designed with a Scandinavian minimalistic aesthetic with clean lines and only features necessary for function without fuss.

Any item from the Carl Friedrik collection would make a great Christmas present for the man who has everything this year (there’s also a new briefcase available – the Penton – designed specifically for women) To make an extra special gift, the leather on any items can be personalized with embossed initials in black, silver, or gold.


1. Vallance Briefcase

The Vallance is an elegant and minimalistic slim leather briefcase, made to the highest quality. The Italian Vachetta leather is available in Cognac, Black, Navy, or Chocolate colours, with different choices of lining. Access to the bag is via the top heavy-duty Raccagni zipper, on which every zip is individually brushed and polished before assembly. A zipper extension allows effortless access to your laptop and documents inside.

An open slip pocket at the front of the briefcase makes an ideal storage place for your passport and boarding card while travelling.

This bag is the perfect size to carry all your everyday essentials without the excess bulk of a traditional briefcase – ideal for nipping across town for meetings or trips to the neighbourhood coffee shop.

Price: £275


2. iPhone Case

If you need a case to go with that new iPhone under the Christmas tree this year, add a touch of luxury and personality with the Carl Friedrik cases for iPhone 6, 6+, 7, 7+, 8, 8+, and the new iPhone X.

The cases are made with premium natural leather with folding edges and a microfibre lining to create a hardwearing but naturally smooth protective case. Each case is available in a selection of colours including Tan, Cognac, Black, and Chocolate.

Price: £44 – £60


3. Goswell Business Portfolio

The Goswell leather portfolio is designed to fit all essentials for meetings and events with one large open pocket, a slim pocket suitable for documents and laptops up to 13”, two pen holders and one small fabric pocket.

The bag is made in a small factory in Naples, Italy from natural Vachetta leather that will darken with use and develop a natural patina. Available in Chocolate, Black, Cognac, and Navy, with choice of grey and orange lining.

Price: £225


4. Amwell Wallet

The Amwell bifold wallet has a unique construction and is made from only two pieces of leather, giving it a sleek minimalist appearance – the outside of the wallet is totally smooth and free of any branding or details. It has a long deep pocket for notes, and six card slots. Available in Cognac, Navy, Chocolate, Black, or Naturale with a durable Cordura lining in different colour options

One reviewer said: “Best wallet I ever purchased. Probably the last one I will ever need.”

Price: £95


5. Islington Laptop Case

Protect your laptop in style with the Islington – an understated sleeve that combines artistry, simplicity, utility, and craftsmanship to create a truly beautiful and practical laptop case.

The single compartment features a zipper around the top and side and is suitable for documents as well as a Macbook Air up to 13”, Macbook Pro Retina 13”, and other similarly sized laptops.

Available in a choice of Cognac, Chocolate, Navy, or Black leather, with a grey, red, or orange technical nylon lining.

Price: £125


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