Impress the Artisan—Bespoke Beauties

Give something truly unique with any one of these handmade, one-of-a-kind or customisable gift ideas.

Nov 27, 2012
  • Personalized Holiday Gifts: Anya Hindmarch’s large Bespoke Ebury bag
  • Personalized Holiday Gifts: Shanghai Tang Imperial Tailoring
  • Personalized Holiday Gifts: Juniper Books' custom designed book jacket
  • Personalized Holiday Gifts: Madcap Cottage's Red Flower front designed pillow
  • Personalized Holiday Gifts: Made in Prague Tumblers by Artĕl Glass
  • Personalized Holiday Gifts: Louis Vuitton custom trunk
  • Personalized Holiday Gifts: Portraits by Jonathan Adler
  • Personalized Holiday Gifts: Custommade.com’s artichoke table
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.


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