Eight Ways to Personalize Your Life
If the only personalized piece you have is your high school ring, you may want to treat yourself to a little signature something. From self-publishing to personalized fashion accessories, we found eight unique do-it-yourself items that will let you express your individual style.
1. Made to Order Spirits
Message in a bottle now takes on a whole new meaning. Thanks to Johnnie Walker you can now send a personal message to that very special scotch lover by engraving the bottle with a name or note. Upon ordering your bottle of blue, all you need to do is type “engrave” in the Special Instructions area during checkout process and write your personalized engraving messages with three lines maximum, fifteen characters per line.
2. Prepare a Plate of Your Own
Want to create your own dinnerware? Pick and choose a style and pattern you like as customize an original melamine Freddy & Ma plate. There are hundreds of patterns and colors to select—this may become a hard habit to break.
3. Scoops to Suit Your Style
You don’t need to win the Haagen Dazs Ice Cream contest in order to get your own flavor produced. That’s right because eCreamery Customized Ice Cream will let you create your own concoction in just four simple steps. A pint of avocado and banana with hazelnuts … yummm!
4. Gadget Gear
If you want to safeguard your electronic gadgets, then check out Vaja iVolution Caddy. The company’s goal is to add style and beauty while keeping laptops, cameras and iPod devices safe and intact. You can select from a variety of leathers and colors to create your very own carrying case, and can even add your name to it.
5. Correspond Cards
Don’t wait to get married to get a set of monogrammed note cards. Indulge yourself with a touch of class, courtesy of Mrs. John L. Strong & Co. Your initials stamped in silver on an exquisite octagonal seal in milkweed, pistachio, French blue and brown. This clean, modern, monogrammed card is a singular expression of your personal style.
6. Personalized Clutch
If you need a purse to match that special dress, then we’ve got the evening bag for you. Clever clutch creator, Lauren Merkin, will let you customize all handbags to make yours a one of a kind fashion find.
7. Fresh from the Lab Fragrances
Le Labo lets you create your own unique scent based on a mélange of fragrances that appeal to your olfactory senses. Of course not everyone lives close to one of these chic boutiques, which for right now are located in Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. So to make life easier they let you formulate your own signature serum online.
8. Why Blog when you can Blurb?
You don’t need a literary agent to express yourself. Blurb provides self-publishing tools and templates to let aspiring writers, chefs, and photographers create their own bookstore quality books.