Q: Dear Bagaholicboy, I’m looking to get my boyfriend a gift to celebrate his first day at work, and I was thinking of getting a card holder or a key ring, which is something he can use every day. Do you have any suggestions that are below SGD350 (sorry that I’m on a budget here), something corporate (he’s working in a bank) without monograms or bright fancy colours?
A: Hi Cheryl, I do think a card holder is a much better choice, since it would be something he could use, giving out name cards to prospective clients and the like. As far as budgets go, yours is pretty decent, and there are definitely ample options to choose from. And while I may agree to avoid monograms and/or bright colours, there’s really no reason not to pick a more interesting card holder, which you can see from the selection I put together for you above.
From Alfred Dunhill’s softly rounded corners in its Bourdon Simple Card Case, to Valextra’s stark clean lines or even Burberry’s wonderfully textured piece, your man can still look sharp yet have an interesting piece to use every day.
Clockwise from top left: Alfred Dunhill Bourdon Simple Card Case, SGD225, Montblanc Pocket 2CC, SGD180, Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Card Holder, GBP160, Burberry London Leather Card Case, SGD325, Mulberry Fur Print Credit Card Slip, GBP90, Valextra Cross-Grain Leather Card Holder, GBP140
And other bits
1. Sally, both Goyard and Moynat will ship bags and SLGs internationally from their respective boutiques in Paris. Drop me an email and I’ll send your their email addresses.