Christmas Gift Guide: stylish smartphone cases for the mobile phone addict

When it comes to Christmas presents, let’s face it you can’t go wrong with smartphone accessories, right? Wrong. While we all love our smartphones these days, there’s so much choice you can easily end up getting the wrong one. We’re here to help with this little guide that matches the type of person with the correct smartphone case. Good luck!

For the accident-prone:

Mous phone case

Mous Limitless Collection – £29 from
These cases are lined with AiroShock, a material that absorbs impact, providing ultimate protection. What’s more, with a raised front lip, the front screen is also protected. An in-built steel plate on the back of the case makes it compatible with Mous’ magnetic accessories. Your phone can even survive a helicopter drop! Don’t believe us? Check this out:

For colour fans:


Snakehive Leather Case – £21.95 from Amazon
The pastel coloured collection comes in six different shades and is made from premium European leather. Shutting with a magnetic clasp, the interior of the case is made from soft, ice-blue leather to prevent any scratching, whilst a rubberised holder keeps your phone in place.

For the style conscious:   

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Ted Baker’s FRANKY Case – £29.95 from
More of an aesthetic pleaser than functional, this hard shell case has cross-hatching detail that gives a textured finish, with the silver plate of the Ted Baker branding sitting at the bottom of the case.

For the driver:

Greenwich Phone Case.jpgGreenwich’s Walker Alcantara Folio Case with Card Slot – £159 from Greenwich.Design
Coming in Beluga leather and electroplated metal, this case has a shotgun-proof, carbon fibre lining, that protects the phone from any damage. Well you can never be too careful can you? With a “snapback” feature, the case can be attached to a car vent, for safe hands-free use of your iPhone.

For the traveller:

Master Lock Portable Safe, approx £24.99 from Amazon
Protect your valuables with the new 5900 Series Portable Safe. Featuring a concealed cable that can be locked to fixed objects, it’s also water resistant and shock absorbent, making it a good solution for the beach or active holidays. It’s compact, but can fit a phone, camera, keys, cash and jewellery inside what looks at first sight like an oversize glasses case.

For the multitasker: 

Proporta’s Real Leather Folio Case – Carbon Opus – £30
This soft-grain, nappa leather case is carbon-plated, offering bullet-proof screen protection and a carbon interior which can act as a stand. The snap-back feature holds your cover in place and the car is ‘car-mount ready’, so your iPhone can be used hands-free while driving. You can buy the case from here. 


Chris Price