Why a wallet makes a perfect gift for a man


Is a wallet a good gift for a man?

The simple answer is yes. Why? because a wallet or card holder is not only a practical, thoughtful, and useful gift, but one which is timeless and will last for many years.

What does a wallet symbolize?

A wallet is the place where we keep everything which is highly valued, and because it carries money, it is considered a symbol of wealth, success and ability. Symbolically it could represent the conservation of life and health. In dreams too, the wallet is a sign of luck. If the dreamer finds a wallet, it indicates prosperity and financial success.

If you wish to give the blessing of more money, success, and ability then a wallet is the perfect gift.

Why do men need wallets?

There is no doubt that technology and the facilitation of online payments has resulted in a decline in cash purchases. The days of carrying a large bulky wallet may be over (not for everyone), but the genuine love we have for the wallet continues.

It has to be said that a huge number of people have taken to slimming down their wallet, opting instead for small, minimalist card holders instead, because the need to carry a card or two still exists. Ultimately, wallets and card holders still remain one of the accessories that most men use every day. As such, you'll want to make sure if you are giving one as a gift, you invest in one which is well-made and long lasting.

Is it OK to give a wallet as a gift?

Absolutely! A wallet makes an excellent gift, especially as many people are so comfortable with their existing wallet, that no matter how old or worn it may look, it's the last thing they think of replacing. Here are a few occasions when gifting a wallet can be even more special.

A good graduation gift for a guy

Graduation is a life changing milestone and warrants a special gift. The symbolism of prosperity and financial success could be the reason why personalised wallets are so commonly given as graduation gifts. The wallet or card holder is carried every day and is a constant reminder of their ability to succeed.

Best man and groomsman gifts

What better way to say "thank you" to a best friend and confidant than with the gift of a quality wallet. Personalise it with their initials and they will have an everlasting memory of your special day and your special connection with each other.

New parent gift

When a beautiful new baby arrives, they are showered with gifts, and quite rightly so! Mothers are rewarded with gifts too, but often the father is not recognised for his love and support. Gifting a personalised wallet to a new father is an awesome way to say ‘congratulations’ and invite prosperity into his life.

How do you choose the right wallet style?

It is worth knowing that rarely do men swap their style of wallet. If they carry a traditional bifold wallet, chances are they will continue to carry a bifold.

Incidentally, the most used wallet style in the world is the bifold wallet, which has a full-length notes compartment and is designed for 8 cards.

Card holders

slim card holder is perfect for a front trouser pocket, holds a few cards and often some folded notes too.

Just as compact but with a dedicate notes compartment is this – a card wallet with notes pocket. Complete with RFID, this style caters for cards and cash in a compact and lightweight design. It can be carried in both the front and back pocket of shorts and trousers.

Traditional wallets

There are a few variations on this traditional style. Other than world famous bifold, the most popular alternative is the wallet with coin pocket, which allows the carrying of coins. A well-designed coin wallet can prevent wear and tear on trouser pockets, and they are designed to be compact.

For those who carry lots of cards, the most efficiently designed wallet is a Trifold Wallet, which by design can hold 9 cards or more. The folding design means the overall width of the wallet is less than a traditional bifold. Once filled the overall thickness of the wallet can be substantially more than a bifold, but its dimensions allow for a front pocket carry.

Should I buy a Wallet with RFID?

If you have cards, passports, or devices with data chips, then RFID-blocking technology in your wallet or passport holder can keep your data safe. Without RFID-blocking thieves can steal your credit card information just by standing next to you.

It’s important to note, that a thief would have to be standing very close to your card without any obstructions to steal your data. However, for your own peace of mind, it is worth having RFID-blocking technology. Taking all necessary steps to secure your personal financial information is important.

All wallets, card holders and passport wallets should include RFID as standard.

Why personalise a wallet?

Personalisation or customisation of any kind shows that you have put extra thought into choosing a gift. The result is something more than a gift, it becomes a treasured keepsake, which it totally unique to them. As a result, the recipient is far more likely to use it for longer.

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A personalised wallet makes a truly unique and special gift.

The biggest reason for personalising a wallet is that no one else is likely to have bought the same gift. To view all the items in our collection which can be personalised click here.

Should I include money in a new wallet?

When giving the gift of a wallet or anything that is meant to hold money, you should put money in it. This can be as simple as a small coin. It is thought that by putting money in a wallet that is being given as a gift, you are ensuring that the wallet will never be empty.

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[article updated 22.01.2023]

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