Gift Guide: The Perfect Gifts for Him
Men can be tricky to shop for, but one thing every guy can appreciate is quality craftsmanship. Here at Parker Clay, we use the finest, sustainably sourced leather to craft timeless pieces that aren't just built to last, but to get better with every passing year.
So whether the men in your life are fashion gurus, consummate professionals, or just good ol' guys looking for something they won't have to replace (ever), look no further.
We'll kick it off with two essentials for any man on the move – the Omo Overnight Bag is perfect for quick getaways, but might just find its way into virtually any adventure. And for shorter jaunts, the Atlas Backpack is, in our opinion, the perfect men's leather backpack. Made ethically, with premium quality leather and extreme attention to detail, it's ideal for work, travel, and everything in between.
Even the less-flashy guys in your life can appreciate a good leather wallet – after all, it is part of the phone-keys-wallet trinity! For the men who still carry cash (why?), head straight for the Abera Billfold – simple, sleek, but functional beyond belief and built to last forever. But what if this man already has his "wallet for life"? It's time to bring him into the lightweight, card-carrying, contactless era that is 2021; once he gets his hands on the lightweight, bulk-free Clayton Card Wallet, he might never turn back.
Thought we'd ignore the globetrotting business-dudes? No chance – the Parker Briefcase is one of our all-time favorites, and might deserve a gift guide of its own! Designed with intention from top to bottom and down to every last seam, this briefcase uses both bullhide leather and sheepskin from the Ethiopian highlands to find the perfect balance of strength, structure, and softness. Available in three classic colors, the Parker Briefcase is the very definition of timeless – designed to be in style forever, and built to last even longer.
Even the most effortlessly handsome men need a touch-up sometimes, and the Axum Dopp is the perfect sidekick for on-the-go essentials. Here to rescue guys whose pockets are overflowing, our Dopp bag is perfect for the midday re-deodorant-ing, a quick chapstick, or a little after-dinner brush and floss.
It's fair to want to stay fashionable while toting a laptop on-the-go, so who decided laptop cases have to be all techie? We designed the Sira Laptop Sleeve to keep your most important device safe and secure, while not disrupting your style. It's also definitely a statement piece for the fashion show that working from a neighborhood cafe has become!
Last, but definitely not least; every man needs a good belt. And our Mekonnen Leather Belt is the definition of a good belt – available across five sizes, it's designed to go everywhere and go with everything. It's also one of the finest examples of "better with age" – while his $20 Amazon belt will bend, crack, and probably come apart within a year or two, the Mekonnen will begin to take on a color and texture unique to their adventures together. No two belts are exactly alike, and after years of wear, it truly becomes yours.
So for every type of guy, Parker Clay has a timeless, beautiful, and obsessively handcrafted leather accessory to fit their lifestyle. And while they're unboxing and poring over their new favorite piece, here are three things they should know – (1) That leather was sustainably and ethically sourced, (2) what you're holding is the result of centuries of leather craftsmanship and artisanry in Ethiopia, and now is responsible for creating safe and stable employment for women with few or no opportunities, and (3) it gets better with time and has a lifetime guarantee. So use it often, wear it well, and enjoy!