Gladstone London leather G9 duffel bag in Smoke, £850
This Gladstone Travel bag is made of leathers cut by hand. Its softer versions are made in Italy, while the harder bespoke pieces are made using traditional methods unchanged since the early 20th century. The bespoke service starts at £7,000, by appointment at the label’s Shepherd Market boutique or, from February 2019, Harrods’ Second Floor, and can take anything from six months to two years if certificates of provenance for certain skins – such as Nile crocodile – are needed. Any bag or case can also be hand-gilded or finished with graffiti or other handpainted effects, as desired. Order now at gladstonelondon.com.
A Gibson Custom koa-wood Flying Eagle guitar, $8,299
Fall in love with music again with this Gibson Custom guitar. Each year, on top of its standard releases, the Nashville-based brand produces a Custom Shop range of special edition and vintage-inspired models. If you want the guitar to be further personalised, Gibson offers its bespoke Made2Measure service (from £3,600), which enables clients to specify every detail of their chosen iconic model, from body finish to fretboard design, electronics, pickup and neck size and weight. Buy now at gibson.com.
Dunhill Pen, £575
Made in Switzerland, this ballpoint pen is inspired by the wood on the dashboard of a classic British car and is made from brass, steel and wood. And it will make a perfect gift for Christmas. Available at dunhill.com
Noble Audio Savanna earphones, £799
These lovely earphones look like cufflinks made from semiprecious stones. The bespoke element relates to the in-ear moulding and the casing, for which there is a plethora of options in terms of build and finish. A shell of acrylic, exotic wood or carbon glass (among other materials) is chosen, and then personalised design choices can be considered, incorporating, perhaps, 24ct gold or carbon fibres in inlays, swirls or any other desired effect. Order now at nobleaudio.co.uk.
The Conran Shop Wine Cooler, £850
The vintage Jens Quistgaard Danish teak wine cooler makes up part of the Vintage at The Conran Shop collection, a series of charming, hand-selected pieces that would add sophistication to any setting. A truly unique piece, the vintage Jens Quistgaard Danish teak wine cooler in a large size would make a distinctive addition to your serveware collection. his is a pre-owned vintage design and is completely one-of-a-kind. Available at conranshop.co.uk