Whether your one true love is your dog, wine, a book or yourself, Tuesday Bassan will have it embroidered on a love heart for you. Inspired by 1940s sweetheart souvenir patches, Bassan enlists the help of Ben Goetting for the hand-stitching on these thick devotion-declaring patches (which measure about five inches by four inches). Sew it onto a tote, beat-up denim jacket or bomber and show your significant other (or pizza) how you feel.
With their limited edition, handmade gift set, historic bourbon brand Basil Hayden's hopes to answer the question: what makes a good drinking shoe? In seeking an answer for this, they've partnered with family-owned shoe brand Quoddy, from Maine, whose family has been handcrafting shoes for over 100 years. The result is a whiskey-colored shoe hewn from Horween leather—made custom for each buyer. The set also includes leather wrapped rocks glasses, ideal for consuming bourbon.
London-based artist Charlotte Mei is responsible for sweet and playful earthenware creations, and even personalizes several—from plates and toast tiles to these ceramic selfies. Simply send a photo of your loved one to Mei and she will created a cute tchotchke in their likeness. Or, in a beautiful act of self-love, get one of your own punim and pop yourself on display like the work of art that you are. Be sure to order 28+ days ahead of gifting day.
Elevating wallpaper to the status of art mural is Brooklyn-based Calico, whose large-scale, handmade designs (from sunset gradients to their signature metallic paper marbling) are uniquely custom printed specifically to fit each project's dimensions, and the design never repeats. Several colorways are available (you can order a collection deck of samples for $80), but for something extra special, Calico offers bespoke services to really transform your space.
DSLRs are all looking alike these days, so help yours stand out with Viveo’s personalized camera straps. Made from simple, hand-cut strips of leather, the straps can be embellished with a hot-stamped name tag of its owner. Viveo’s camera straps come at maximum length of 110 cm with a width of 35 mm. Mount rings are included for free upon request.
Born from the belief that scent is intensely personal, NYC-based Tramuntana makes entirely one-of-a-kind fragrances using the purest oils and essences. Based on a questionnaire and conversations (in-person or not) with a representative, a perfume is created that reflects your individuality, interests and taste. Samples are posted, with room for up to three revisions for Tramuntana to tweak your signature scent just right. The formula that is chosen is then saved and only ever reproduced for you.
British designer Anya Hindmarch loves to inject humor and personality into her luxury accessories, from punching perforated smiley faces into beautiful leather and snakeskin bags to finding inspiration in Kit Kats and road signs; they're coy rather than over-the-top. Slightly more affordable (and equally whimsical) are Hindmarch's embossed leather stickers (available in letters, numbers, slogans and other fun designs) for personalizing your phone, bag, journal and more. Choose its future location wisely, as it sticks permanently.
Saltwater Planks has taken a more natural approach to the popular Penny skateboard by swapping out its plastic deck for one made from solid maple. With either black or white trucks, the board can be personalized to any rider with a custom engraving on the deck's underside. It’s sure to be a memorable first board for any beginner, or just an easily identifiable grocery-getter for the more advanced.
Californian brand FairEnds never strays far from a tasteful pattern or colorway, and their simple, logo-less Ball Caps are the perfect canvas for a little customization. Each six-panel cap comes with a nylon webbing closure for easy adjustability, and can be personalized with three felt letters at their front—just enough space for a set of initials or a snarky three-letter word.
NYC's Danielle Baskin designs and paints landscapes, video game throwbacks, educational charts and even internet memes and emojis through her one-woman company, Inkwell Helmets, proving the slightly dorky safety precaution is just as fun and customizable as a beloved set of wheels (or board). Her collection is always evolving, but you can also commission your own design (she'll even paint on a helmet you already own). Custom designs start at $120; other designs start at $85.
With 65 years of experience, Crisloid makes long-lasting backgammon sets—and even offers the opportunity to customize your own. While the team is open to exploring all kinds of themes—from palm trees to skull-decorated pieces—they never lose sight of the fact that it's a game that's traditional and historical. With a personalized set (with base prices starting at $175), even losing will be a pleasure.