The Custom Gifts You’ll Give This Year
The season of giving. You can’t hide from it anymore. It’s here. Especially if you plan on giving
someone a champagne saber... with your family crest engraved on it. Or, like, a really nice humidor or
something. Because those things—these things below—well, they take time. Tick-tock...
FOR THE BOTTLE-POPPER
A Personalized Champagne Saber
The holidays are a time of joy. Of merriment. Of hacking champagne bottles open with a giant sword. Which
brings us to Rodger Magill—he’s the master goldsmith who’ll be hand-engraving the quote or design of
your choice on the blade of a bronze-handled champagne saber. Nothing says holiday cheer like swordplay.
FOR THE PARTY-STARTER
A Made-to-Order DJ Console
Maybe your cousin thinks he’s Skrillex. Maybe your mom wants to dust off her John Denver LPs. Maybe you
should have some woodworking gurus in the UK build them a DJ console modeled after the ones used at Studio
54 back in the day. The size. The finish. It’s all customizable. And so DJ Eat Your Broccoli was born.
FOR THE CIGAR AFICIONADO
A Humidor Designed from Scratch
Fact: someone on your list enjoys cigars. It’s just the way it is. So it stands to reason that said
enjoyer wouldn’t mind you commissioning a tricked-out humidor from the same guy who built the ones at
Harrods on their behalf. He’ll build anything... Secret compartments. Built-in cigar cutters. Creepy
miniature Indians. Okay, almost anything.
FOR THE LEATHERSMITH
Like Build-A-Bear for Leather Bags
Everyone needs a good leather bag. And hey, here’s a leather studio in Nashville that’ll make you one.
You can tweak one of their existing bags (add pockets, subtract straps...) or just send in a picture of the
satchel you want and they’ll make it happen. Horween leather sandwich baggie sounds about right.
FOR THE MUSE
A Custom Portrait from a Famous Artist
First, you’re going to pick a deserving person. Then, you’re going to email a picture of that person to
the people behind a new website called Fabulous Noble. And then, someone from a crack team of graphic
artists and illustrators is going to paint that person’s face on canvas. So... hopefully you know some