By Avery Taylor 5 Hottest Gifts For This Holiday Season When it comes to the season of giving, finding the perfect gift is on everyone’s mind. But between new product releases and ever-changing trends, figuring out what your loved ones want can be overwhelming. Whether you know exactly what’s on their wish list or you’re taking a wild guess, we want to help you find beautiful, sustainable gifts that your family and friends will love. We’ve put our trend researchers to the task and compiled our roundup of the hottest trending gifts of 2022 that you won’t want to miss. Panic-shopping can ruin the holiday spirit and results in generic, impersonal gifts, so don’t put off holiday shopping until the last minute this year! Get inspired by our 2022 gift guide to take the stress out of the holiday season and start early with mindful and conscious gift-giving. 1. Leather Bags Fila Leather Tote by Mikoleón A tasteful leather tote is the ultimate must-have for the fashionable people in your life, and the Fila Leather Tote is the ideal handcrafted bag that can hold everything you need for going from work to school to dinner with friends. With built-in accommodations for water bottles, keys, and other essentials, as well as responsibly sourced leather and bespoke Guatemalan craftsmanship, the Fila Leather Tote is a gorgeous gift you can feel good about giving this holiday season. Plus, with customizable color and lining options, this bag is as unique as each of your loved ones are. Mini Work Tote by Beis The Mini Work Tote offers a roomy interior with a sleek silhouette for on-the-go women. The modern, boxy aesthetic of this bag is great for professionals who don’t want to sacrifice style for function. Included is a detachment shoulder strap, removable inner pouch, padded interior laptop sleeve, and trolley pocket to secure the bag to a luggage handle at the airport. Envelope Wallet by Coach Coach’s envelope wallet features compact, practical storage for easy access while traveling. This wallet is a no-nonsense classic with plenty of handy slots for cards, cash, and documents. Our favorite features include the detachable wristlet strap and the ID window for easy access. Custom Envelope Wallet by Mikoleón Don’t be fooled by the small size of this chic little bag — this hand-cut leather envelope wallet features twelve card slots and three spacious storage pouches so that this is more than just your everyday wallet. Using the included shoulder strap, the Mikoleón envelope wallet can convert from a clutch to a purse and is the perfect convenient size to take on the go. The customizable leather color and pattern options mean that you can create a thoughtful, personalized gift that will fit every individual’s distinctive style. With care and genuine quality, real Guatemalan artisans designed this bag to be classic, beautiful, and long-lasting for conscious consumers. Leather Envelope Wallets 2. Tech Accessories Custom Tech Organizer by Mikoleón Looking for the perfect gift for the techie in your life? This unisex full-grain leather Custom Tech Organizer is a lifesaver for business professionals, creatives, travelers, students, and beyond. With zippered interior pockets, elastic cord organizers, handy exterior pockets for quick access items, and a convenient folio-style design that allows the organizer to lay flat to display all its contents, the Tech Organizer is ideal for minimizing the hassle of tangled charging cords, messy bags and backpacks, and lost earbuds, memory cards, and other tiny tech items that are impossible to keep track of. Tech Kit by Bellroy This tech organizer is good for adventurers who are short on space, as it is made of water-resistant nylon and offers an extra-small profile that is handy for packing light. We love the magnetic slip pocket that’s the perfect size for a power bank, mesh pockets for spare bits and pieces, and elastic loops for keeping cables from getting jumbled. Throw this tech kit in your backpack and you’re good to go. Laptop Sleeve by Bellroy This laptop sleeve protects your computer with minimalistic design and a clever magnetic bumper to ward off scratches and dents. This product is perfect for people who are short on space as it doesn’t fuss with extra pockets or storage, but maintains a slim and professional profile with a woven outer body and a quilted microfiber inner layer for added scratch resistance. Custom Laptop Sleeve by Mikoleón Who said that tech essentials have to be plain-looking? This elegant Custom Laptop Sleeve is designed with both functionality and beauty in mind, featuring a sturdy protective inner case to keep your laptop safe from damage and an exterior pocket for documents, as well as tasteful aesthetic features like vintage brass closures and hand-cut artisan leather in an array of stylish colors. Due to its versatility and timeless handmade structure, both men and women love to use this laptop sleeve. Leather Tech Organizer 3. Men's Leather Bags Custom Messenger Bag by Mikoleón Men can be notoriously tough to buy presents for, but a classic, handcrafted leather messenger bag is a gift that is sure to please any man in your life this holiday season. Whether he’s heading to the office, to campus, or to the airport, this made-to-order Custom Messenger Bag will keep his tech accessories protected, his documents tidy and secure, and all his other essentials safe and orderly while he’s on the go. This versatile bag can transition from formal to casual settings, and features an adjustable strap, magnetic button closures, a carabiner clip for keys, elastic storage for pens and a water bottle, and extra interior and exterior pockets to ensure that anything and everything has a place. Leather Messenger Bag 4. Fanny Packs All Leather Medium Belt Bag by Mikoleón Belt bags are a staple for trendsetting loved ones this year. The All Leather Medium Belt Bag is a stunning update on the old-fashioned fanny pack, made from responsibly sourced leather honed by elite Guatemalan cobblers. This belt bag offers a more luxurious and eco-conscious product for people looking for a trendy and accessible bag to wear on the go. Though this bag is compact, it has surprisingly spacious pockets for cell phones, wallets, keys, and essentials, a nifty lipstick niche, and built-in card slots for total ease of use. It can be worn as a waist bag or slung over the shoulder depending on the wearer’s personal style. Everywhere Belt Bag by LuLuLemon If you’re looking for an unfussy fanny pack with hundreds of five-star reviews, this 100% polyester belt bag is a nice athletic option for hitting the gym, taking a hike, or going for a run. This trendsetting bag features two zippered pockets and a wide strap that unbuckles for convenience. Leather Medium Belt Bag 5. Leather Boots Heirloom Classic Boots by Mikoleón This year we’re giving beautiful and sustainable leather boots to all the children in our lives! Mikoleón’s Heirloom Classic Boots — which come in a wide variety of modern colors for both boys and girls — are a gift that kids and parents are going to love. The signature pocket detail on the ankle is a unique design element to show off some personal flair, while sturdy rubber slip guards, easy on/easy off pull tabs, and comfortable memory gel insoles will keep your little adventurers going and going! Buster Brogue Boots by Young Soles These traditional children’s boots have a classical British brogue pattern across the toes and hooked metal eyelets to keep your little ones’ shoelaces in place. Though these little boots may look heavy-duty, they are made of lightweight leather to ensure your little ones’ comfort as they play. Western Boots for Women by Mikoleon Mikoleón’s famous Etta Western boots are a sassy twist on an old classic. Perfect for the stylish cowgirl and the modern fashionista alike, these durable boots come in a rainbow of full-grain leather colors, with gorgeous western stitching and Goodyear-welted vegetable-tanned leather soles that are made to last generation after generation. Whether they’re paired with jeans for a day at the park or with a skirt for a night of country dancing, well-made western boots are a trend that isn’t going out of style, and they make a thoughtful gift this Christmas that supports real Guatemalan artisans. Dale Exotic Boots by Lucchese Boots These high-heeled, retro-inspired boots are handmade in Texas with flashy rodeo queen flair, and come in three unique color combinations. While these stylish boots don’t run cheap, they’re crafted with genuine lizard vamp, goat quarter, and lemonwood pegs, making them an investment of rare materials. Joaquin Luxe Boots for Men by Mikoleon Joaquin Luxe boots are the quintessential men’s boot that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. With a modern combat boot silhouette, sleek easy-to-use zippers, a slightly rounded toe, and high-quality leather craftsmanship, these handmade boots are a refreshing update to traditional men’s boots. We love the unique pocket feature on the ankle that really sets these masculine boots apart from the rest. With rugged wearability and masterful leather cobbling that speaks for itself, these boots are a must-have gift for any stylish man this year. President Boots by Thursday Boots For a more traditional men’s boot, Thursday Boots’ President style is chic and seamless for a dressy, professional look. With rubber outsoles and wax-coated laces, these boots are travel-ready and can handle a bit of weather. We also love that these boots offer anti-microbial shock absorbing insoles, cork-bed midsoles, and a DuraEVA Comfort Strip for men who struggle with foot and ankle issues. Leather Western Boots Dirt Kickers We hope our gift guide inspired you to choose beautiful and conscientious goods for everyone in your life! We encourage everyone to procrastinate less and celebrate more during the holiday season, and to escape old habits by shopping early for sustainable gifts and leaving the harmful cycle of fast-fashion in the past. We invite you to practice mindful shopping and intentional spending on quality rather than quantity so that the gifts you give this year truly matter.