Wallets make popular gifts around Christmas time, as well as for people’s birthdays and other special occasions. Many people, men and women alike, will prefer a wallet with a coin pocket to keep notes and change together in the same wallet or purse. It can be strangely difficult to find men’s wallets with coin pockets included so if you find a good one, it might be a good idea to buy it before stocks run out ahead of the Christmas rush. The coin pocket itself might be located in different places depending on the the wallet – it might be on the inside, or it might be on the outside, and it will usually have a popper or a button to secure it. This comes down to personal choice and there will be options to suit you and whoever you are gifting the wallet to.

Coin pockets are generally a good choice with a wallet – who wants to have all of their loose change rattling around in their pocket? We all tend to carry less money than we used to but there will always be occasions where we get change and where we need it as well, such as paying at a parking machine or buying something small in a shop that has a minimum charge to pay on card. In these situations it is always useful to have change to hand, and having a coin pocket in your wallet is a good way to do this. It is one of those things that seems like a small point but can actually become a major inconvenience if you do not have a wallet that is well designed.

What to look out for when buying a wallet to give as a gift

First of all, you need to be aware of what the gift recipient wants. Do they want a black wallet, a brown wallet, or something different altogether? Do they need a certain number of card holders? Is there anything you need to bear in mind, such as a vegan diet, or the fact they may try to avoid animal products? If they do, be careful not to buy them a real leather wallet because this will go against their own personal beliefs and the present will quickly become a lot less thoughtful and meaningful. If you know that your friend or loved one is vegan, then a premium vegan leather wallet with a coin pocket will be the most perfect gift. Even if they do not follow a vegan diet, this is an eco friendly option and is something they might appreciate with their gift.

Some other factors to consider when shopping for a wallet to gift are:

  • Lining colour – good quality wallets have linings
  • Brand – pick one you know and trust
  • Security – RFID protection is preferable
  • Number of pockets – some wallets have an additional slim pocket under the card section, which the gift recipient may want
  • Note pockets – check whether they would prefer note pockets that are full length