2015 Graduation Gift Guide

It’s that time of year! High school and college students are moving on to the next step, and graduation gift shopping begins. Leather products are a great gift due to their longevity and utility, and we wouldn’t want young whippersnappers stepping out into the collegiate and professional world without the finest of leather goods. Before you whip out the checkbook or grab a gift card, take a look at a few of the items we’ve picked out for new grads.

Messenger Bags

Copper River Bag Co. 14″ Courier Mail Bag – $138

The Copper River Bag Company’s take on the classic courier mail bag is a well-constructed piece at a very good price. Read our review.


Floto Imports Messenger Brief – $399

Soft Italian leather and beautiful brass hardware make a beautiful, simple messenger brief. Read our review.


Basader Handmade Classic Messenger Bag with Gusset – $400

Gorgeous, expertly constructed messenger bag with easy-access straps. Perfect for a young professional. Read our review.

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Fjallraven Rucksack #21 Large – $225

Waxed fabric with leather detail, contains a padded pocket for a laptop. Review coming soon!


The Thrux Pack – Canvas and Leather Backpack – $480

This hefty canvas and leather backpack will last a lifetime, and look good doing it. Read our review here, and be sure to check out the all leather version.

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Saddleback Leather Simple Backpack – $458 – $558

This perfect carry-all bag with padded straps comes in three colors.

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Laptop Sleeves

Tox Leather Shiny MacBook / Document Case – $75 to $95

Tox Leather’s Macbook case is made of waxy, shiny leather. It has a large pocket for a laptop and a smaller pocket for papers, so this case is great to take to class or meetings. Read our review.


Saddleback Leather MacBook Sleeve – $93

Saddleback’s Leather Macbook Sleeve is a hefty, simple case that comes in four color choices. Read our review.

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Waltzing Matilda Avery Sleeve for MacBook Pro – $160

Simply designed laptop sleeve with a strap closure. Read the review here.



Maxwell Scott “The Pienza” – $59

The Pienza pen holder from Maxwell Scott makes a great gift for any new professional. Review coming soon!


The Goods – The Loop MacBook Cord Holder – $60

This must-have accessory for Macbook owners keeps your cord compact and organized. Read the review here.


North Star Leather Horween Leather Bifold Wallet – $65

Any of North Star Leather’s wallets will make a great, long-lasting, quality graduation gift, especially if you are on a budget. Read our review!


Shinola Journal Cover for iPad Mini – $150

This journal cover and iPad mini portfolio is made of soft Horween leather and comes in a wide variety of fun colors. Full review coming soon!

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Colonel Littleton No. 18 Tablet Portfolio for iPad – $189.50

This portfolio has a pocket for your iPad and comes equipped with Colonel Littleton’s very own notepad to keep you organized. Read our full review here.


Under $50

Waterfield Designs Razor Case – $30

Convenient case for a safety razor, perfect for a guy on the go. Read our review.


Lopalo Leather Bifold Card Holder – $40

Minimalist bifold card holder crafted from Horween Chromexcel Leather. Read our review.


Stock & Barrel No. 37 Cord Keeper – $28

This handy little accessory will keep your graduate’s earbuds from getting tangled. Read the full review that includes several other fun accessories from Stock and Barrel,


Over $500

Colonel Littleton No. 40 Campaign Bag – $809

At over $800, this bag is expensive, but you won’t see many like it– beautiful brass hardware and impeccable construction. Read our review.


Coronado Leather Americana Large Duffel Bag – $799

Rugged and roomy duffel bag made from Horween’s Dublin leather. Read the review here.

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The Sandast Gregory Pack, while pricy, is a unique backpack that ages beautifully. It’s on the smaller side, so keep this one in mind when shopping for ladies. Read our full review.


We chose items from a variety of price points and styles. These are some of our current favorites, but there are plenty of great options here on BestLeather.org to fulfill any budget or need. If you have any more great gift ideas, let us know in the comments!

**Gift guide was created & assembled by TJ McWhorter & Casey Stoddard**

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