When I first got my iPad Mini for Christmas a couple of years ago, I picked up a hard-wearing case with a smart cover to keep it protected. Recently I wanted a change and found an attractive case from Stella & Dot in metallic pewter.
While it unfortunately does not have a smart cover to tell my screen to power down when I close it, it does have all the right cutouts for your camera and power switch, plus a sturdy snap closure and reading stand that also snaps into place at the back. The inside of the cover is lined in black microsuede to protect the screen. All in all this is a sturdy case that comes sized for iPad and iPad Mini, and it's currently on sale!