ONLY 45 DAYS TO GO! Don't Groan. but If You Want These Tailor-Made Christmas Gifts,you'd Better Order Them Today

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ONLY 45 DAYS TO GO! Don't Groan. but If You Want These Tailor-Made Christmas Gifts,you'd Better Order Them Today


Byline: EIMEAR O'HAGAN

CHRISTMAS may still be six weeks away, but if you're planning on buying extraspecial presents then there isn't a moment to waste. EIMEAR O'HAGAN has found some of the most exclusive gifts for under the tree, but be warned, they need to be ordered this weekend to avoid disappointment.

THE perfect present for lounging around in, this kimonostyle robe will turn bedtime into a fashion parade. Choose from a selection of colours and silk samples for a truly unique Christmas present. A range of co-ordinating pyjamas is also available. Prices range from [pounds sterling]250 to [pounds sterling]800.

i-candi designs: 01227 860 886.

WHAT could be better for a whisky connoisseur than a specially malted case of Scotch? The independent Highland distillery Tullibardine will create your very own cask of whisky and age it for you. A photo of your cask with your name stencilled on it and a signed certificate of authentication will be dispatched in time for Christmas. The special cask will be kept in the Tullibardine warehouse until the malt is fully matured. Cask owners will be sent regular samples and are free to visit their cask at any time. From [pounds sterling]790.

Tullibardine Distillery: 01764 682252.

WHY not 'bling' a mobile phone, Blackberry or even an iPod for the gadget lover in your family?

Cristal Rocks will painstakingly apply hundreds of sparkling Swarovski crystals to just about anything you want. Their clients include pop star Rachel Stevens and Lady Isabella Hervey. Prices start at [pounds sterling]90.

Cristal Rocks: 020 8209 1097.

Magic Custard: 020 8740 8877.

SHIPTON & HENEAGE shoemakers are a favourite of the Royal Family and celebrities, with American basketball player Michael Jordan recently placing an order for 15 pairs. Their handmade slippers, in velvet, silk or tartan, are a perfect gift and can be personalised with a motif of your choice, or even your family crest. Prices range from [pounds sterling]99 to [pounds sterling]235.

Shipton & Heneage: 0870 365 1963.

AS THE perfect gift for doting mums and dads, why not have a stone, silver, bronze or crystal cast made of their child's hands or feet. Celebrity mums Sadie Frost and Normandie Keith are both fans. A solid silver cast of a child's foot costs from [pounds sterling]450.

WHY not treat the 'bagaholic' in your life to a bespoke Asprey creation.

Available in alligator, ostrich and lizard skin, you can even add diamonds for that extra sparkle. Prices from [pounds sterling]1,000 to [pounds sterling]50,000.

Asprey, Bond Street: 020 7493 6767. …

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