Christmas is coming, and you’ve forgotten to do your gift shopping for that architect/ designer/ technician/ special person in your life.
Below is a list of gifts, guaranteed to bring a smile to any architect’s face.
Gifts under £10
1. UNI PIN FINELINER DRAWING PEN SET
Like socks, these are essentials for designers.
They got them in their stocking last year, but they’ll love them all the same, even if they don’t show it.
2. MECHANICAL PENCILS SET
These are great for sketching.
Also the mechanism makes an addictively satisfying click, that they’ll obliviously annoy their colleagues with, so they’ll have to talk to each other.
A gift that creates friendships.
3. MAGMA SKETCHBOOK
More than just a sketchbook, this includes loads of useful info from dimension tables to rulers.
Basically does their job for them.
4. V60 COFFEE DRIPPER
If they run off caffeine (they do) this inexpensive set up, paired with their favourite coffee, will ensure the tastiest cup every time.
V60 – £4.80
Filters – £4.50
5. VIETNAMESE COFFEE MAKER
If they got the V60 in their stocking last Christmas, this alternative gives a stronger, fuller experience and also offers the option of indulgent Vietnamese coffee.
Because architects need almost as many ways to make coffee as the types of pens they have.
6. STAIRS PLAN PIN
A simple and eye-catching pin that subtly lets people know you’re a designer…
and that you’re better than them…
7. LONDON BRICK SOAP
Architects love bricks and, lets be honest, could do with showering more regularly.
Gifts under £25
1. PIGMA MICRON FINELINER PENS
1)These are great.
2) You can never have too many pens.
3. GOLDEN SECTION FINDER
Ask them to explain what this is used for.
(Very useful when they work it out).
4. SECTION SYMBOL CUFFLINK PINS
These double as cufflinks.
Perfect for any awards night they might accidently find themselves attending.
5. 101 THINGS I DIDN’T LEARN AT ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL
Great for students/graduates.
The infamous ‘101 Things I learned at Architecture School’ will already be on their shelf.
This is the perfect companion for it.
Commutes and site visits can be chilly this time of year, let’s keep their precious little heads warm.
7. HUSKEE COFFEE CUP
Sophisticated, sustainable, a beautiful mug.
And the cup is made from coffee husks, normally a waste product of the coffee making process, this will keep their drink warm and make them feel like a better person inside.
Gifts under £50
1. PENTEL BRUSH SIGN PENS
All their colleagues will be very keen to ‘borrow’ these coloured brush pens.
Guaranteed to mysteriously disappear.
3. ECO-LEATHER DESK PAD
In today’s day and age, architects spend far too long on their computers, this will make that experience slightly more pleasant.
This will stop them going out and buying more coffee with their lunch.
And it’s microwave safe.
5. BRUTALIST CALENDAR
A calendar to get their design-senses tingling, and hopefully make them more organised and well-rounded people.
7. AREAWARE GRADIENT PUZZLE
Imagine the spectacle of their frustrated brain struggling to complete the puzzle while being conflicted by the soothing gradient appearing before them.
1000 pieces. Worth a watch. Goes well with popcorn.
Gifts under £100
2. LOGITECH MX MASTER 3 WIRELESS MOUSE
Their hands will thank you for this investment.
Great battery life, loads of customisable buttons, fantastic scrolling wheel, and you can use it across multiple devices seamlessly with Logitech Options.
And chill, it’s often on sale. Stingy.
3. BOSCH LASER MEASURE
From placing furniture to completing surveys, this will make their lives much easier. It even pairs with an accompanying app for maximum productivity.
Basically we’re really lazy.
5. PORTABLE ESPRESSO MAKER (BUNDLE)
If you couldn’t tell by now, architects are addicted to coffee.
Make sure they can satisfy their cravings wherever they are with this device bundle.
6. DIFFUSER SET
Drawing lines all day can be really really stressful, this will help them relax.
7. LE CORBUSIER: Ideas & Forms (New Edition)
Make their coffee table look as pretty and as clever as they are.
Gifts over £100
1. AIRPODS PRO
They’ll use these everyday.
They’ll become better listeners.
They might even listen to you once in a while. For a change.
2. SAMSUNG T7 Touch Portable SSD 1TB
This one is essential.
Keep their files safe and their life easy, with speedy transfer times.
They’re going to love it. And you.
3. Click & Grow Indoor Herb Garden
Plants grow quicker than buildings.
It’s all about hope. Give them hope.
4. CREALITY ENDER PRO 3 3D PRINTER
Like any good hobby, 3D Printing is both infuriating and extremely rewarding.
This is a great way to start their new hobby.
5. DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo
They’ll make it crash.
They won’t be able to find it.
But they’ll find themselves.
6. IPAD PRO AND APPLE PENCIL
99% of the time = Netflix
1% = something amazing
We hope our list is helpful, and that you have a wonderful Christmas break!
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