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GIVE WITH PURPOSE // A Gift Guide for Him

Sometimes, not always, but sometimes, finding the perfect gift for men is a challenge. Whether you’re shopping for a special someone or trying to buy a thoughtful gift for the man who has everything, we’re here for you. This year we want to take the pressure off, which is why we’ve created a guide to luxury leather goods we know will be a win. We think each ethically made Parker Clay item stands alone as a fantastic present, but we also know how to kick it up a notch. For this reason, we’ve also included some helpful tips that we think will help you take your gift from amazing to… well… more amazing. 

Not only are each of these gifts quality, timeless pieces, but also giving a gift from Parker Clay means that you are partnering with us in supporting local artisans in Ethiopia and furthering the growth and development of the community in which they live. Each item at Parker Clay is designed in California and ethically made in Ethiopia.

Inspired by frequent trips from the US to Ethiopia, the Atlas Backpack is the definition of a work and play bag. The comfortable leather straps and sleek design make it the ideal companion for any adventure, and the organization of the interior compartments and padded laptop pocket mean that your guy can stay organized and work-ready even while he’s on the road.

For the guy who likes to travel light, the Austin Messenger might be the perfect bag. This sustainable leather messenger bag can hold a 13” laptop in the main compartment, and the slim front and back pockets are ideal for papers and other small items.

Is it a briefcase or is it more? Answer: it’s more. Of course it’s more. The Parker Briefcase is ideal for the man in your life who likes to travel in style. He can easily slip his laptop in to the main compartment, slip the bag over his shoulder, and go. The Parker Briefcase looks great and feels even better. This crossbody is the perfect grab and go bag for a guy who is always on the move.

You can’t go wrong with the Montecito Weekender. It’s the perfect size for a carryon, but it’s also durable enough to withstand the crowded backseat of a road trip ready vehicle. We suggest you pair this bag with a weekend away. Circle your destination on a map (old-school style), pack the bag full of weekend-ready goodies, and write a little note letting your man know he should be ready for an adventure after the holiday season. 

If you’re looking for just one night away, you could snag our smallest duffle, the Omo Overnight Bag. It’s lightweight and perfect for just one evening away. Wear it over the shoulder or as a backpack, and head out on that adventure.

Men enjoy little luxuries too, and there’s nothing more practical and luxurious than a beautifully crafted leather belt. Designed for everyday use, the Mekonnen Leather Belt only gets better with time. This belt comes in three different colors, so you can complete all of his outfits, or choose a color that complements his wardrobe perfectly.

For the dude who is always on the go, help him stay organized in style! The Addis Passport Wallet is made with premium whole grain Ethiopian leather and ready to go with him on any adventure. Each pocket is specifically designed for all of his necessary travel docs. Wanna take this gift to the next level? Add plane tickets.

The Abera Billfold Wallet will go with your guy wherever he goes, which is why we designed it with all the style and function he could possibly need. This slim wallet has six convenient pockets and a large cash pocket, so that he can always be prepared for whatever adventures arise. Don’t forget that we are always happy to personalize your gifts with a monogram. Include initials or a full name on the exterior or interior of this wallet in order to add priceless value and thought to this gift.

Give him a gift he may not think to give himself: the Axum Dopp Bag. This dopp bag is created from a single piece of ethically sourced full grain Ethiopian leather, and is designed to contain everything your guy might need for the road. Whether he travels for business or pleasure, the Axum Dopp Bag is the perfect kit for all of his necessities. Fill this dopp bag with some little luxuries, and create a gift that is practical, thoughtful, and fun.

Don’t forget that man’s best friend needs a little luxury too. This year, pamper your pet with our Golden Canine Leash and Aspen Collar. Both of these luxury leather items are made sustainably from full-grain Ethiopian leather and boast the same quality and durability as all of our other leather goods. 


There’s probably not a more wonderful smell than the earthy scent of leather co-mingled with the wintry freshness of a pine tree. This holiday season, give the men in your life the gift of a very leather Christmas. 

When you give the gift of Parker Clay, you’re giving a gift with a purpose. Thank you for being part of a larger story in spreading love and good will this holiday season.

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