Last week the start of the festive period was marked by the arrival of the greatly anticipated John Lewis Christmas advert (featuring a very sweet boxer called Buster) and with festive lights illuminating streets all around the UK, there’s no denying that Christmas is well and truly upon us!
As crazy as it seems that 2016 is coming to an end, I’ve realised that I just have to accept it and get on with organising presents and visiting family and sending out cards (although I still can’t quite believe we are heading into 2017!).
If you, like me, want to get the stress of Christmas shopping out of the way so that come Christmas Eve you aren’t forced to brave the crowds at the busiest time of the year, then look no further as I have compiled a list of some fantastic presents you can order here at Vida Vida. For everyone in the family - men and women, young and old alike - and featuring some of our exciting new products, here are my top 10 Vida Vida leather bags and accessories to buy this Christmas (for your loved ones, and maybe even one or two for yourself):
Perfect as a stocking filler, our leather travel card holder comes in such a huge range of colours that there will inevitably be one for everyone in the family! The tactile leather is tough enough to protect your cards, but softens beautifully with age, meaning it just gets better and better. From classic dark brown to bright pink or gorgeous metallic, this will be a gift appreciated time and time again, and it can even be monogrammed to make it that bit more special!
For another perfect stocking filler, look no further than our leather travel set. Perfect for the adventurer in your life, this set of our leather passport cover and leather luggage tag will be a constant reminder of you while they are off on their travels! Once again, this set comes in a wide range of colours, so you can find one to suit everyone’s style, and we can personalise the set with the lucky recipient’s initials, name or a short message to make it a truly special gift.
This may just be one of our most stylish and functional products: our tough buffalo leather keeps your iPad safe whilst looking gorgeous in either navy blue or matte black, and the flash of gold in the zips adds a little luxury to the simple design. Whether you decide to treat yourself to this one (I don’t blame you!) or give it as a gift, it will definitely go down a treat at all the Christmas/ New Year’s parties!
This is the perfect present to get for sons, brothers, husbands, partners or fathers alike as it is a gorgeous accessory that you know will be used! The luxurious design is matched by the bag’s functionality: the leather is tough enough to protect whatever the bag carries and only grows more and more beautiful with every use, there is a waterproof lining, an internal pocket and an external pocket, and the detachable strap means the bag can be hung or carried easily. The wash bag comes with a 10 year warranty as we know these bags were made to last, and with the option to have it personalised, this really is one of the best gifts we have to offer!
For the stylish ladies in your life, this may just be the best gift they receive! This set oozes luxury, and will always come in handy, making it a really fantastic present. In a range of colours (my personal favourite is the gold), you will be able to find the set perfect for whoever you deem lucky enough to receive it! Our 10 year warranty will give you peace of mind when giving the gift, and you can personalise the set to make it unique for them!
Perfect as a gift for your teenage daughter or niece, this mini leather satchel will be the perfect companion to keep all their things (somewhat) organised when they start heading out without you! Whether they are off to the cinema or heading to a music festival, our mini leather satchel will look great while keeping their phone and camera and all their other belongings safe in one of the two internal zip pockets. The bag can also be personalised to remind them of you when they are on the go!
Extremely durable and incredibly stylish, this leather messenger is the ultimate work bag! The use of thick saddle leather makes this bag one of our most hardwearing, so it is perfect for a man who is constantly on the go but wants to look the part. The bag is unlined giving it a raw finish, but has a suede-lined section which can fit a 15” laptop perfectly, and smaller laptops can also be fitted. For a really special gift that you know he will use on a daily basis, this is definitely the way to go!
One of our newest additions, this studded leather tote bag is a modern design with vintage-style leather: the best of both worlds! The leather has taken us two years to develop so that it is soft and smooth, but still has the characteristic grain that makes each bag that little bit different, and the stud work is all done by hand in a simple yet stylish pattern. This is definitely one of our new favourites and will make a wonderful present this Christmas!
This new design is potentially the best travel bag we have ever made! With additional space for a 13” laptop in the outer pocket, a large iPad pocket and a leather phone sleeve, the user’s gadgets will be carefully protected and the gorgeous leather will keep them looking stylish as they travel. Available in black or dark brown leather and it comes with a 10 year warranty and the option to be personalised. If you are looking for a very special present for a loved one this year, this might be the perfect bag!
This leather travel bag is probably our most famous, having been featured in Vogue and ID, and it is not hard to see why! The beautiful suntanned leather looks fabulous with pretty much any outfit, and the bag can hold everything necessary for a weekend away (but is small enough to be taken as hand-luggage). This bag is one of my personal favourites, and I can’t think of a present I’d much rather receive!
Hopefully this list has given you some ideas for some Christmas gifts, and if the amazing designs weren’t enough, we have recently launched our “Bag for a Bag” Scheme.
For every purchase of one of the products on this list (other than the travel card holder), Vida Vida donates a school bag to a child in Cambodia, Myanmar or Nepal, allowing them to further their education. We are so excited to be helping to spread education through this partnership with United World Schools, and by buying one of our products this Christmas you are sending a school bag to children who would previously had very limited access to education. Thank you for your support!