Impress the Artisan—Bespoke Beauties Give something truly unique with any one of these handmade, one-of-a-kind or customisable gift ideas.
1/8 A Personalised Handbag by Anya Hindmarch Say it with a handbag. Anya Hindmarch’s large Bespoke Ebury bag, can be customised with a message embossed discreetly on the interior. USD 3,331; anyahindmarch.com
Photography courtesy Anya Hindmarch
2/8 Made-to-Measure Menswear by Shanghai Tang Shanghai Tang has long been known for exquisite tailoring and fashion designs that represent China’s art and history. The made-to-measure menswear collection, Shanghai Tang Imperial Tailoring, embraces Chinese elegance and combines it with European sensibility. Price upon request; shanghaitang.com
Photography courtesy Shanghai Tang
3/8 Customised Literature by Juniper Books Thatcher Wine of Juniper Books offers a truly literary bespoke experience. Working directly with you, Wine’s services include everything from custom-designed book jackets to curating an entire personal library—all of which will appeal to the bibliophile in your life. USD 275 and up; juniperbooks.com
Photography courtesy Juniper Books
4/8 Whimsical Pillows by Madcap Cottage John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage mix bold splashes of colour with playful patterns to create one-of-a-kind pillows that complement any décor. USD 150 and up; madcapcottage.com
Photography courtesy Madcap Cottage
5/8 Made in Prague Tumblers by Artĕl Glass Designed by David Wiseman for Artĕl, these newly released crystal Glacier vodka glasses are handcrafted by Czech artisans. A selection of Cubist-inspired designs is also available in the gift shop at Four Seasons Hotel Prague. USD 176 to USD 209; artelglass.com
Photography courtesy Artĕl Glass
6/8 A Trunk of Your Own by Louis Vuitton Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Ernest Hemingway had them; Damien Hirst is an owner; Karl Lagerfeld had one made just to house his 20 iPods. And now you can create one of your very own: a luxe custom trunk from the French fashion house Louis Vuitton. Price upon request; louisvuitton.com
Photography courtesy Louis Vuitton
7/8 One-of-a-Kind Portraits by Jonathan Adler Create a one-of-a-kind piece of art that commemorates your loved one with a Jonathan Adler Carter Kustera silhouette and text portrait. The custom-painted gouache-and-pencil silhouette comes in your choice of hue from the Benjamin Moore colour wheel, with a kicky, personalised tag line. Pets allowed. USD 750; jonathanadler.com
Photography courtesy Jonathan Adler
8/8 Anything You Desire by Custommade.com This is your chance to give something truly unique. Custommade.com has leatherworkers, designers, glass-blowers, woodworkers and jewellers (known as “makers”) at the ready to spark your creativity and make your idea a reality. Take, for example, these custom side tables inspired by an artichoke. Prices vary; custommade.com See the entire ultimate holiday gift guide by Four Seasons Magazine.
Photography courtesy Custommade.com
It’s the holiday season, and you have no idea what to get that special person who has everything. Our advice? Bespoke, of course! Here are eight services from around the world that offer the best in bespoke, whether you’re looking for the perfect custom handbag, original artwork or even a curated library.
See the entire ultimate holiday gift guide by Four Seasons Magazine.