Wallets are popular Father’s Day gifts. This year, instead of giving your dad a boring old leather wallet, why not try something a little more unique? Slim or minimalist wallets are getting more popular. Not only do they make ugly bulges in the pants a thing of the past, but they are slim enough to fit comfortably in a front pocket, save from pickpockets.
This list contains 12 slim wallet designs split up into 2 main groups. The first is the stand alone slim wallets while the other group consists of slim wallets that are integrated with a smartphone case. Since we almost never leave home without our phones and wallets, it makes sense to combine the two to save space.
HuMn Men’s Mini Wallet
When it comes to minimalism, it doesn’t get more minimal than the Humn Men’s Mini Wallet. It is nothing more than 2 pieces of paper thin credit card-sized aircraft grade aluminum sheets held together with an elastic band. It can hold a total of 6 cards plus some cash. Besides protecting the cards and cash, the aluminum sheets also serve to protect cards from RFID skimming.
Wagner Victorinox Swiss Wallet
The Wagner Victorinox Swiss Wallet is another slim wallet made from aluminum. It holds up to 5 cards plus some cash on a money clip. The Swiss Wallet has a neat slider switch to push out the stored cards from the card compartment for easier access. Kinda like a Swiss Army Knife for credit cards.
Secrid Mini Wallet
The Secrid Mini Wallet is a trifold minimalist wallet that holds a lot more than other slim wallets. It holds a total of 12 cards in 3 different compartments. The main card compartment has a card slide-out mechanism for easy access to the cards. The other compartments can be used for cards, cash or even a few coins. The Secrid Mini Wallet also provides RFID protection against ID theft.
Wally Bifold Slim Leather Wallet
The Wally Bifold Slim Leather Wallet looks the most like a standard men’s leather wallet but it is only about half the thickness. Despite its slim appearance, it can hold a total of 12 cards in 2 separate compartments. Each compartment holds 6 cards and comes with a handy pull tab for easily extracting the cards. The other innovation of the Wally Bifold is the use of a internal money clip that holds the cash in place without adding any overall bulk to the wallet.
Alpine Swiss Leather Money Clip Front Pocket Wallet
The Alpine Swiss Leather Money Clip Front Pocket Wallet is a handsomely made slim wallet. It is made from genuine lambskin leather and it holds up to 3 cards plus an extra ID card slot with a window for flashing the ID without removing the card itself. It also has a simple magnetic money clip that holds some cash securely in place on the side.
The Alpine Swiss Leather Money Clip doesn’t have any other innovative design that really stands out but it does cost a whole lot less than the other slim wallets above. If you are on a really tight budget this Father’s Day, this will only cause a slight dent in your wallet.
Q Card Case for iPhone 5/5S
The Q Card Case for iPhone 5 provides protection for your iPhone 5 plus includes an integrated slim wallet that stores up to 3 cards plus some cash. That is not much but it is a compromise for not needing to carry a bulky wallet with you. The wallet compartment has a cut-out at the side for easily sliding out the stored card and cash. All buttons and ports on the iPhone are accessible with the case on.
Vaultskin Lexx Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 5 and 5s
The Vaultskin Lexx Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 5 is similar to the Q Card Case but it is made from genuine leather and holds up to a total of 8 cards. It has a frequent use card compartment that you can easily slide out the cards from. Magnetic flaps make sure that the cards and contents do not fall out from the wallet case. If the Q Card Case seems a little too Spartan, the Vaultskin Lexx may better suit Dad’s needs.
Incipio Stashback for iPhone 5
The Incipio Stashback for iPhone 5 looks more like a normal case rather than a leather wallet stuck on to an iPhone case. The hard shell case design of the Incipio Stashback gives much better protection to the iPhone than the earlier wallet cum case designs above. The case has a storage compartment at the back that lets you squeeze in up to 3 cards.
Truffol Autograph Italian Leather Skin iPhone Sleeve
On the other end of the spectrum, if you want a wallet case but don’t need any extra protection for the phone, you can do away with the case altogether. The Truffol Autograph Italian Leather Skin iPhone Sleeve is a leather skin for the iPhone that has a compartment for storing a single card plus a little cash. This is the most extreme of all the wallets in this list but the Truffol Autograph skin is also the slimmest case wallet case of all. For the dad who is up to the challenge of making that lifestyle change.
CardNinja Ultra-Slim Wallet
The CardNinja Ultra-Slim Wallet is a skin cum wallet like the Truffol Autograph Skin but with a lot more versatility added on. The CardNinja has a storage pocket made from strong stretchable material. Therefore it can hold up to 5 cards plus some cash. The CardNinja has an adhesive surface that lets you stick it on any phone itself for the least bulk or on the phone case if you want protection plus storage. The skin doesn’t look as good as the leather Truffol skin but it fits most phones and not just the iPhone 5.
Crossover X-band storage case for iPhone 5/5s
The Crossover X-band storage case for iPhone 5/5s looks like no other wallet case. It is made up of 2 silicon straps that protects the most vital parts of the phone, the 4 corners and the camera lens. It is like a thong for the iPhone. The straps allow for up to 4 cards plus some cash to be held in place at the back of the phone. It is for the dad who appreciates quirky and out of the ordinary gadgets.
Chipster Recycled iPhone 5 Wallet/Case
Last but not least on the list is the Chipster Recycled iPhone 5 Wallet/Case. A true wallet case for the eco-friendly dad handcrafted from 100% recycled chipboard. Each case is hand made by scoring and folding chipboard to snugly fit your iPhone 5 and no glue is used. The wallet compartment can store up to 4 cards plus some cash. It has a handy pull tab for easy access to its contents.
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