You can buy a lot of EDC things that are made out of wood—everything from watches to tie clips to sunglasses—but it’s probably a safe bet that you haven’t seen a ton of wood wallets out there.
Admittedly, a block of wood for a wallet doesn’t seem like the most practical thing in the world to carry around (especially when you think about how comfortable it’ll be in your pocket). But there’s something inherently unique about a person who carries around a wallet made out of wood every day. Wood reminds you of trees which, in turn, reminds you of nature, and if you’re carrying a wooden wallet, you’ll seem in touch with it, even if the last time you were on a camping trip was 10 years ago. You’ll get tons of compliments when carrying one of these, guaranteed. Check out 12 of our favorites.
Skeggox Wooden Wallet
It’s appropriate for Lithuanian-based Skeggox to make their wares out of wood—over a third of the country is blanketed in forests. Crafted out of thin, extremely light pieces of walnut, the wallet is coated with natural beeswax and is designed to hold your cards and cash together between two separate pieces of wood, held together with a single black elastic band.
Twin Woods Company Wooden Wallet
Russian-based Twin Woods Company sources its wood from Siberian forests (no joke), and the result is a wallet that’s super light and exceedingly handsome. Made out of a single piece of walnut, the wallet can accommodate up to 6 cards, which are held in place with a black elastic band. Bonus: you can get it engraved with your initials for an extra $5.
TV Head Co. Minimalist Wooden Wallet
Miami-based TV Head Co. crafts its Minimalist Wooden Wallet out of two pieces of reclaimed wood, which are held together by preppy, colorful elastic bands (this model comes with two, so you can switch them out whenever you’ve got a craving for a little change in your life).
DIN Wallets Dinwood Abstract Wallet
DIN Wallets specializes creating intricately laser-engraved wooden wallets, and the Dinwood Abstract Wallet is one of the brand’s best offerings. Crafted out of two individual pieces of oak (which are held together by a black rubber band), it features a engraved geometric design that’s sure to stand out.
Elephant N Wallet
Elephant Wallet has a ton of different slim wallets on offer, but we love their N Wallet, which pairs two sturdy wooden pieces with a virtually-indestructible rubber band. Bonus? You can choose from a rainbow of colors to ensure the wallet looks unmistakably like your own.
Grainstack Wallets Bocote Wallet
Handcrafted in Colorado, Grainstack Wallets prides itself on creating EDC products that will last a lifetime. The Bocote Wallet is named after the wood it’s crafted from—sourced from Mexico and Central South America, the wood has a beautiful grain that makes it look way more expensive than the $30 they’re charging for it. You can further modify it by choosing the color for the rubber band that holds it together—it’s available in black, blue, and orange.
Sapling Signature Series Wood Wallet
Launched on Kickstarter in 2013, Sapling has a ton of different items on offer (check out their badass aluminum wallet), but this Signature Series Wood Wallet is one of their best offerings. Choose from birch, cherry, walnut, or bamboo, and get it engraved for free.
Slim Timber Walnut Card Wallet
Idaho-based Slim Timber’s Walnut Card Wallet is constructed a bit differently than other wallets on this list, mainly because it’s crafted out of one piece of solid walnut, forming a box, that has an exterior lined with black leather. Your cards (up to 8 of them) slide into the wallet and are held in place with an eye-catching orange elastic band.
Rogue Industries Cherry + Birdseye Maple Wood Wallet
One of the very few bi-fold wallets made out of wood on the market, Rogue Industries’ Cherry + Birdseye Maple Wood Wallet is sure to catch people’s eyes every time you pull this guy out of your pocket. Crafted out of solid cherry wood, the wallet opens to reveal a Birdseye maple inlay, and can hold up to 8 credit cards and a few folded bills.
Madera Poquito Wallet
Madera makes some of the best wooden wallets on the market, and that’s while you’ll see both the Poquito and Union Wallets on this list. The Poquito is crafted out of black walnut (which is sourced from Ohio) and features a black elastic band that will keep cash, cards (up to six), and even coins secure while you’re on-the-go.
Madera Union Wallet
Another offering from Madera, the Union Wallet features a gorgeous hand-polished wood front (crafted out of oak) and a rubberized back with a strap to hold up to six cards, cash, and coins in place.
Haydanhuya Walnut Wallet
Istanbul-based Haydanhuya also boasts a uniquely designed product—this wallet is made out of a single piece of walnut, and has a single slot to hold your cards and cash. Holding everything in place is a leather strap with a snap closure (you can choose between black or brown leather), and the wallet allows for easy access via a thumb slot window on one side.