The Journal

Six gift secrets from the Bellroy team

The tunes are starting to ring over shopping center speakers and we’re all claiming disbelief that it is, indeed, that time of year again. That time when you start planning your gratitude to those who have helped (and loved) you throughout the year.

Before you despair (and block your ears), we’re here to help. Here you’ll find the top tips from some of our team, to help you delight the special ones in your life.

The crowd favorite: The Sling

The Sling is a great gift for anybody, as it's super adaptable. I carry it when I’m heading out with my kids so I have hands free to help, wipe and play. But I also carry it when escaping my kids (ie going on holiday), as it helps me float through the airport with my passport and pen right there, without any socks falling out or having neat packing destroyed.”
– Jo, Head of People and Culture

The treat: Classic Backpack Premium (and a Pencil Case)

“If I want to really treat them, I go the Classic Backpack Premium. To me, it's the essence of a daily use backpack, with the delight factor turned up to 11. And with almost every gift, I include a Bellroy Pencil Case. You can never have too many pouches, and the elegance of our Pencil Case is often only truly appreciated after about 100 days of use, when you've had a chance to understand why every stitch and curve is exactly the way it is.”
– Andy, co-founder and CEO

The everyday duo: Card Pocket and Phone Case 3 Card

“Mulder and Scully. Mac and Cheese. Phone Case 3 Card and Card Pocket. I’ve tested most of the Bellroy range (over the years), and these two make the perfect pair. The case is my go-to for keeping all daily needs within quick reach – phone, bank card, license and even some emergency cash tucked behind the phone. And the Card Pocket makes a humble sidekick that stays mostly in my bag, storing excess cards, coins and earbuds.”
– Jimmy, Creative Director

The no-brainer for traveling pals: Travel Folio

“The Travel Folio is like gifting someone a pocket-sized VIP treatment. I think it's the ultimate travel companion and makes every layover, customs line and departure lounge a breeze. The micro pen has saved me so many times mid-flight!”
– Adeline, traveling Account Manager

The best stocking stuffer: Key Cover

“One of my all-time favorites is the Key Cover. I used to be very good at losing keys, but since I started carrying the Key Cover every day, I have no more hopeless lost key stories to tell. I have given it to many friends and family as gifts, so they can think of me when they use their keys (which is every single day)!”
– Yilin, Digital Designer and Chinese Copywriter

The one for everyone: Toiletry Kit

“It has to be the Toiletry Kit. I have given a Toiletry Kit to everyone. My mum, my brother-in-law, my partner. Everybody needs one. It’s great for traveling, but I also use mine every morning at home just to keep everything in the one spot. It’s a favorite of mine and a bit of an unsung hero.”
– Luke, Production Helper