The Top 10 Customisable Gifts in Covent Garden
This Christmas, make it personal at Covent Garden
At Covent Garden it’s easy to find wonderful presents to treasure forever. But if you want to take gift-giving to another level, personalisation is the way to go.
Put their name on it with engraving, embossing or a monogram. Or have a unique, bespoke piece made just for them. Even gift wrapping gets the personal touch, making all the difference on Christmas Day.
From high-end to high-street, lots of our shops have some kind of personalisation service, and we’ve picked the best to get you thinking. (Remember that while some shops can do ‘instant’ in-store engraving or monogramming, others need a bit of notice - so call ahead and check.)
1. Make it theirs when you #MakeItTiffany
At Tiffany & Co.'s Style Studio on James Street personalisation is all part of the service - there’s even a dedicated #MakeItTiffany personalisation bar in store. You can pre-order online, or talk to the Customer Service team for advice and inspiration. With hand engraving, monogramming and embossing, Tiffany & Co proudly claim that ‘anything is possible’.
2. The sweet smell of successful gift-giving at Atelier Cologne
Few things in life are more personal than fragrance. At Atelier Cologne - the first maison de parfum dedicated to cologne - there’s a dazzling choice of over thirty subtly different colognes absolues to choose from. A 30ml travel spray comes in a leather case to emboss in store, or you can build your own gift pack. If you can’t decide, buy a gift card and leave the choice to them.
3. All Wrapped-Up at Miller Harris
This year at Miller Harris, the wrapping really is part of the present. That’s because they’re using colourful, 100% silk scarves instead of wrapping paper. Simply choose a fragrance - or an alternative gift such as a scented candle - then pick from a selection of scarves and pom-poms to finish the package. Reusable, sustainable and very beautiful.
4. Made to Engrave at Monica Vinader
Iconic friendship bracelets and cutting-edge diamond pieces have made this British jewellery brand an international success, with an enviable celebrity following. Many of Monica Vinader's beautiful pendants, bracelets and bangles have been designed specifically for you to add a name, a message, or even a hand-drawn doodle - and in-store engraving is complimentary.
5. All That Sparkles at Jo Malone London
Famous for fragrance, Jo Malone London is swinging into Christmas with new winter-themed scents, like festively citrus Orange Bitters, and delicate White Moss and Snowdrop. Cologne and Candles can be engraved in-store for just £15 per item, and there’s complimentary gift wrap featuring their iconic ribbon bow. Call ahead to arrange engraving.
6. Swedish Style at kikki.K
Bright pastels and quirky detailing make kikki.K’s stationery and gifts irresistible, with most leather and paper products perfect for personalisation. Choose a diary, notebook or stationery set and get a name or initials monogrammed in store. The store is full of lovely Christmas cards and cute gifts, too.
7. Cosy Up to Cashmere at N.Peal
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without knitwear, but if you want to do it in real style it has to be the finest Mongolian cashmere from N.Peal. From elegant collections for him and her to handy gift ideas like scarves and hats, everything comes in beautiful complimentary wrapping paper. Many items are suitable for bespoke monogramming - ask in store or call ahead.
8. Tattoo You at Oliver Sweeney
The Oliver Sweeney flagship store on Henrietta Street is one of a kind, and the Sweeney collections for men and women need little introduction. What might be new to you is the unique Sweeney Tattoo service, where their Tattoist-in-Chief applies your own specified design to tan boots, shoes and accessories to create a unique and ultra-personal piece. Please note it can take up to two weeks to complete and deliver your finished order, so shop early for Christmas.
9. Stand Out from the Crowd with Tumi
Every item in Tumi’s luxury luggage collection is distinctive and original, but if you really want to avoid mistakes at baggage retrieval, personalisation could be the answer. Luggage, duffles and garment bags can all be personalised with monograms and unique colour accents, and better yet, the service is complimentary.
10. Make a Mark with Moleskine
What’s written inside a Moleskine notebook is up to the owner, and now what’s on the outside can be just as unique. Two-line personalisation on most notebooks, journals and planners means there’s space for a name, a title, an inspirational quote or an in-joke. Put some thought into gift-giving and add a message that matters.
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