Crafting Memories: Personalised Luxury Leather Gifts for Your Loved Ones this Christmas

Crafting Memories: Personalised Luxury Leather Gifts for Your Loved Ones this Christmas

December 07, 2023

Christmas Personalised Luxury Leather Gifts for Your Loved Ones

Crafting Memories: Personalised Luxury Leather Gifts for Your Loved Ones this Christmas

In the pursuit of the ideal festive present, a personalised leather gift emerges as a timeless and thoughtful option this Christmas. From the luxury it exudes to its unrivalled durability, a leather gift becomes a cherished possession that stands the test of time.
This article will explore why a Personalised Luxury Leather Gift from Tanner Bates should be on your list this year.

Leather - A Symbol of Elegance and Versatility

Leather has long been synonymous with elegance and sophistication. Its rich texture and sleek finish appeal to a broad demographic, making it a versatile gifting option.

Unisex Appeal

Leather transcends gender barriers, making it a fitting choice for anyone. Our diverse range includes wallets, belts, handbags, leather watch straps, journal covers and many more, each with its own charm. Whether you're selecting a gift for a loved one, a friend, or a colleague, there's a leather accessory to suit their unique style.

A Gift for Every Occasion

Leather accessories are adaptable to any occasion, be it a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or the festive season. Their versatility ensures they can be enjoyed by anyone, anytime.
personalised leather

The Durability of Leather - A Gift That Lasts

When gifting, we seek out items that endure. This is where leather's durability comes into play. Leather is renowned for its strength and longevity, proving a reliable choice for accessories.

Leather - Ageing Gracefully

Leather ages gracefully unlike other materials that may wear out or lose their appeal over time. It develops a unique character, becoming even more beautiful with use. By choosing a leather accessory as a gift, you're giving the recipient a present that will serve them well for years to come.

Leather accessories possess a classic aesthetic that transcends fleeting trends. The timeless charm of a leather gift never goes out of fashion.

Personalisation - A Touch of Thoughtfulness

Another remarkable factor about our range of leather accessories is their potential for personalisation. Many leather items can be customised with initials, names or particular messages, adding a thoughtful and personalised touch to the gift, a service we offer at Tanner Bates.

To craft an extraordinary and one-of-a-kind piece, consider reaching out to us for custom and personalised designs. If you're searching for an item that mirrors your corporate identity, a special treat for yourself, or a distinctive gift, our artisanal leather creations can be customised to meet your specific requirements, resulting in an exquisitely made piece tailored to your needs.

Our Tanner Bates design team excels in producing custom-made leather goods. Whether it's aligning with your company's branding or adhering to a specific design plan for a unique project, our team is skilled in bringing bespoke leather creations to life, ensuring they are as distinctive as your vision.

Going the Extra Mile

By adding this personalisation, you show the recipient that you went the extra mile to create something unique and meaningful for them. It transforms your gift from a mere material possession into a cherished keepsake.

Leather for Every Age

Leather accessories appeal to all age groups. From young trendsetters to beloved seniors, everyone can appreciate the value of a leather accessory. It serves as a practical yet fashionable addition to their wardrobe that can be passed on for decades.

Sustainability - A Responsible Choice

In the current era, where sustainability is a growing concern, opting for a leather Christmas gift is a conscious decision. High-quality leather is a natural material that follows the slow fashion approach, contributing to a more sustainable world.

The Everyday Companion

A leather accessory can become an integral part of one's daily life. It is a versatile piece that complements various outfits and occasions.

Adaptable to Every Lifestyle

From the traveller to the student, the fashionista to the business person, a leather accessory can adapt to every lifestyle and individual need.

The Uniqueness of Leather

Each leather product has a unique colour pattern and texture, giving it a one-of-a-kind appeal. It tells its own story and gets better with time.

Recommended Leather Christmas Gifts

To help you make your decision, here are a couple of leather Christmas gift options.

For Her

Consider gifting a premium handcrafted quality leather handbag or a designer leather journal. Tanner Bates offers a range of designs to suit diverse styles. Here are some suggestions:

vixen leather bag handcrafted

The Vixen Leather Tote Bag

Introducing the Vixen Leather Tote Bag, a testament to the art of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design. Each bag is meticulously handcrafted, blending the finest full-grain Italian leather, renowned for its bark tanning process, with a robust, waxy pull-up leather. This fusion ensures durability and imparts a unique character to every tote.

The Vixen's elegant, streamlined design offers a generous capacity, perfect for various occasions, whether it's a day out or a professional rendezvous. Comfort is key; the tote features long, adjustable straps meticulously crafted from the same full-grain Italian bark-tanned leather, allowing for ease of carry, no matter the load.

Customisation is at the heart of the Vixen Tote, offering a choice of three exquisite colours for the main body of the bag, each selected to enhance its natural beauty and distinctiveness. Accentuating its artisanal allure are hand-peened copper rivets and solid brass fittings, with a nickel-plated brass option for the yellow variant, adding a touch of elegance and strength.

Inside, the bag hosts an internal pocket, secured with a Sam Browne stud, offering a convenient spot to store and access your essentials. The dimensions of the tote, approximately 420x400x130mm, are thoughtfully designed to balance space and style.

Each Vixen Leather Tote Bag is assured of quality and exclusivity, underscored by the complimentary UK Royal Mail Special Delivery service, ensuring your piece arrives with the care and prestige it deserves. 
This tote isn't just a bag; it's a celebration of leather craftsmanship, tailored to embody the spirit of individuality and sophistication.
Leather bound journal


Introducing our Leather Bound Journal, an embodiment of elegance and utility in stationery. Each journal is an exquisite creation, handcrafted with the highest quality Italian full-grain leather, celebrated for its natural tanning process. We also offer an alternative in oak bark-tanned bridle leather, providing a choice that resonates with your personal style.

The heart of this journal is the renowned Leuchtturm Journal, featuring 251 pages of premium paper. Its dimensions, 22.5 x 16 x 2.5 cm, make it a perfect companion for both creative endeavours and professional tasks. 
Whether you're drafting literary pieces, sketching artistic concepts, or strategising business plans, this journal is designed to be an indispensable accessory for your creative and professional pursuits.

We understand the value of personalisation in making an item truly yours. That's why we offer free personalisation services for this journal, allowing you to imbue it with a personal touch, whether it's your initials, a special date, or a meaningful symbol.

In addition to personalisation, we are pleased to provide free standard UK shipping, ensuring that your journal reaches you with the utmost care and without additional cost.

Our Leather Bound Journal isn't just a mere notebook; it's a statement of style, quality, and environmental consciousness. It makes an ideal gift for those who appreciate the importance of preserving Britain's traditional crafts and are conscious of their environmental impact. The Tanner Bates Journal is more than just a place to jot down thoughts; it's a celebration of craftsmanship, sustainability, and the joy of writing.

For Him

A new leather belt or an elegant wallet can be the ideal choice for men.

belt making kit

Be The Maker" Leather Belt Kit

Embark on a journey of creativity and craftsmanship with our "Be The Maker" Leather Belt Kit. This kit offers a unique opportunity to fashion your own leather belt, a perfect gift for those who love to immerse themselves in the art of making. Personalisation is a key aspect of this kit, allowing you to add a bespoke touch to your creation.

Designed for ease of use, this kit requires no prior experience in leatherwork. It comes with a comprehensive, step-by-step video tutorial that guides you through each stage of the belt-making process. The result is a professional-looking belt crafted by your own hands.

Our kit provides a selection of leather colours: rich Cocoa, vibrant Saddle Tan, and classic Black. Complementing the leather are heavy harness buckles available in Solid Brass or Stainless Steel, each designed to fit a 1.5" belt width — the perfect size for jeans, chinos, and casual trousers.

To further personalise your belt, we offer free personalisation options. This allows you to make the belt uniquely yours or to create a thoughtful, customised gift for someone special.

Finding your perfect size is easy with our range of options. The belt kits cater to various trouser sizes, from extra small (covering sizes 24-28") to extra large (39-43"). This ensures a comfortable, tailored fit for everyone.

The Tanner Bates Leather School Belt Kit simplifies the belt-making process. We provide precisely cut leather for the belt and keeper, pre-punched with holes in the correct places, a choice of a solid brass or stainless steel buckle, strong braided thread for fastening, and all the necessary edge treatments and finishing wax to achieve a professional finish.

This kit is more than just a leather belt; it's an experience in crafting and a celebration of traditional techniques. Whether for personal use or as a gift, the "Be The Maker" Leather Belt Kit from Tanner Bates is an invitation to create something both practical and personal, blending style with the satisfaction of DIY craftsmanship.

The Tanner Bates Cut Edge Billfold Wallet 

Introducing the Cut Edge Billfold Wallet, a symbol of meticulous craftsmanship and timeless style, proudly designed and handmade in Dartington, South Devon. This wallet represents a harmonious blend of traditional techniques and modern aesthetics, available in two distinct types of leather: oak bark-tanned leather from East Devon and full-grain Italian vegetable-tanned leather from a prestigious Florentine tannery.

Each wallet is a masterpiece, featuring a 13-piece cut-edge design showcasing the leather's natural beauty. Its dimensions, H 95 x W 110 mm when closed, make it a compact yet practical accessory for everyday use. We also offer bespoke personalisation options, allowing you to add a personal touch or create a unique gift for someone special.

The essence of our wallet lies in the choice of leather. We use full-grain leather, tanned with oak bark from the Lake District and dyed by hand, ensuring each wallet has its unique charm. Unlike the commonly found "corrected grain leather," our process retains the natural texture and irregularities of the hide, celebrating its inherent beauty.

We believe in the authenticity of the leather's appearance, embracing its natural variations.

Our leather is initially 5mm thick when it arrives from the tannery, which we skillfully reduce to about 1mm for crafting the Cut Edge Billfold. This thickness is crucial for durability and aesthetics. Unlike many wallets with a turned edge to conceal the leather's edge, our design philosophy differs.

We prefer to showcase the superb edges of our oak bark-tanned leather, as we believe that lesser quality leathers require hiding their edges with a turning technique.

The process of perfecting the edges of our wallets is a testament to our commitment to quality. Our workshop has no shortcuts; we meticulously sand the edges with progressively finer emery cloth, down to 1200 grit, to achieve a perfectly smooth, burnished finish. This attention to detail not only enhances the wallet's durability but also its elegance.

Our Cut Edge Billfold Wallet is not just a mere accessory; it's a piece of art that reflects the passion and skill of traditional leather craftsmanship, combined with a deep respect for the material's natural characteristics. It's an accessory that stands the test of time in style and structure.

In the quest for the perfect Christmas gift, leather accessories from Tanner Bates tick all the boxes. They are versatile, durable, and possess a timeless charm. So, the next time you need a thoughtful gift, consider a handmade leather Christmas gift and make a choice that will impress you.

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