Bespoke gifts London brands offer
Add the personal touch with these customisable fashion and beauty buys
Beulah London Yahvi Pink Midi Dress, £550
With a ready-to-wear collection, custom colour options and a full made-to-measure service, it's easy to see the why Beulah London's elegant designs have gained a loyal following. The brand's refined style is impervious to trends, so if you're looking for an investment piece this is the way to go.
Eyeko Bespoke Mascara, £30
Finding a mascara that's just so is notoriously difficult - so much so that some women will use a brush from one brand to apply the product from another and even finish with a third for added oomph. Eyeko has devised a pick-n-mix process that should see off such complex maneuvers for good.
Loquet London, from a selection
This beautifu jewellery brand is built on customisation: you simply choose your locket and fill it with pretty little charms. For a truly special purchase, take the process a step further and provide some photos or sketches and the design team will create your own bespoke charm, which can be placed in the locket of your choice.
Hermès Bespoke Objects Service, price on application
If you can dream it, Hermès' le sur-mesure can do it. The laboratory of ideas of this fine leather house has come out of the shadows somewhat in the last few years, sharing all manner of objets it has created for clients - think boxing gloves, skateboards, Aston Martin interiors. A very special service indeed.
Missoma Multi Tag Necklace, £169
Special jewellery doesn't have to come with a special price tag, as Missoma has reimagined the keepsake for the modern woman. The brand's chic and simple necklaces and rings are designed to be engraved - choose from symbols, text or even your own sketch - and come in affordable gold vermeil. A lovely gift for your mum, your bridesmaids, your best friend - and yourself.
Emma Willis Bespoke Shirts, from £330 each with a minimum order of four
The habitual shirt wearer will know that finding a fabric weight, fit and style that works can be difficult. A trip to Jermyn Street then, where bespoke shirt maker Emma Willis awaits to create the shirt of your dreams: crafted to your specifications, designed to flatter and definitely no gaping on the chest.
Floris Fragrance Customisation, £550
Falling in love with a fragrance, only to find at least four of your friends also wear it - or even worse, have copied you - can be frustrating. But a fragrance building workshop at master perfumery Floris would be a fine way to avoid such an annoyance. Over two hours with a perfumer you'll choose your fragrance base and work through accords until you've built something that is just for you. A beautiful gift for a special anniversary.
Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Filing Card Case, £130
Anya Hindmarch is the queen of customisation: you can get a photo printed on a make-up bag, turn your phone into an accessory and even build your own bag. But for special sentiment you can't beat the bespoke service which prints a handwritten note on luxurious leather pieces. Perfect for a return to work, post-maternity leave.
Lancôme Le Teint Particulier Custom Made Foundation, £85
Forget online dating, the real struggle to find the perfect match lies in the beauty hall. But, thanks to an innovative algorithm and a state of the art facial scanner, you can now have your flawless foundation custom blended in front of your eyes by Lancôme at Harrods and Selfridges.
Papier by Matilda Goad Scallop Trim Notecard Set, from £1.09
A handwritten thank you or thoughtful note is so much more cheering to receive than a text - no matter how many emojis that might involve. Thanks to online innovators such as Papier, creating your own personalised missives is even more affordable than popping to the card shop on the corner. A lovely gift for newly weds, or an older relative.
Monica Vinader Signature Wide Ring, £105
Sentiment doesn't have to be soppy, and engraving doesn't have to mean curlicues. Modernist clean lines and curves come together in the design of this ring and the initial engraving option. A perfect gift for a new mother.