If you are looking for a special gift for yourself or someone else, you might want to consider investing in personalized leather passport holders. These holders are available in a variety of styles for both men and women. Most travelers prefer leather since it is attractive as well as durable.
For years, the only colors available for passport holders were black and brown. Today the traveler can have a customized holder in almost any color that they want. One can color coordinate with their handbag and the general color scheme of their wardrobe. This adds a cheery touch to one's day when having to pull out the passport at border crossings that can sometimes be stressful.
The choices today go far beyond the color of the passport holder as well. Additional separate compartments added so that one can easily carry their credit cards, money and boarding passes. Some holders will also zip up so that nothing can accidentally slip out of the holder. It is a good idea to experiment with different models at the store to discover which one works the best for you.
There are varied leather selections for a choice of soft, pliable cowhide to one that is super sturdy. For buyers who are against using real leather products a faux leather option is also available. It will feel and look like real hide but is ecologically green.
Some holders will contain a built in shield that will prevent the unauthorized scanning of the radio frequency identification chip embedded in the newer passports. ID cards can be scanned from a short distance without the owner realizing this. It is important to protect one's card information and surprisingly many people still do not realize the risk of identity theft.
Many travelers like to have their covers embossed with the crest of their country. Often this will include an animal such as the eagle crest of the United States or the maple leaf of Canada. This helps the border guard to ascertain which country the traveler is from before they even open up the passport.
Slots and pockets are available in different configurations inside the holder. The outside too can have an additional pocket for quicker access to an item. The holders can also have a strap attached to them so that they can hang from the neck for easy access. One must be careful however to make sure that this strap will not be cut by a thief with a wary eye.
Traveling is more fun when risks are reduced. Avoid losing your identification cards. The personalized leather passport holders are an ideal solution since they keep the storage of valuable documents in one place. Good-looking travel ware will positively influence those around you who see that you take your traveling seriously.