We all have a little geek in us. As design-lovers and architects, we love to be surrounded by things that ignite curiosity and passion. If you are looking for gift ideas for a special architectural geek on your list, look no further than what they do in their free time for clues.
To get your own creative juices flowing in the gift-giving department, whether for graduation, a birthday, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, we’ve compiled a gift guide of thoughtful and inspiring gifts that will appeal to the creative senses — mind, body and soul.
Which one of these fabulous gifts will delight the quirky creative on your list?
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FOR THE MIX MASTER
Meeting Notes 4 Piece Coaster Set: Doodling is a sign of genius. We couldn’t pass up these smart coasters. Any architect or designer would love these on their desk.
Whiskey Stones and Glass Set: Keep your favorite cocktail perfectly chilled without the flavor disruption of melted ice with these stone cubes and pair of perfectly shaped whiskey glasses.
FOR THE VORACIOUS READER
Lower Ballinderry Desk Lamp: Your passionate reader can dig in to their favorite book anytime, anywhere with this contemporary wood and metal desk light.
Double Wall French Press Coffee Maker by Cuisinox: Skip the coffee shop and curl up with a great book and a hot cup of Joe in the comfort of home with this French Press.
FOR THE THINKER
Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Design Tree Home: If you only “go big or go home” then this gift is perfect for you to give. This iconic mid century style chair and ottoman are a must in any architect’s or design-lover’s home.
2 Piece Orb Aluminum Sculpture Set by Mercury Row: Spark cocktail hour conversation or just sit and ponder these decorative and imaginative orbs.
Metallic Hand 3 Piece Figurine Set: This fun trio of hand signs adds a little shine and pop culture to your design enthusiast’s shelf, also available in silver, which we love too.
FOR THE STUDENT
Campus Images Lithograph Photographic Print: Give your architecture student (or graduate) an architectural drawing of an iconic building on their campus – many colleges to choose from to make this a personal gift.
Decision Maker by Kikkerland: Is your graduate still deciding what to do with their life after school? Give this fun and modern tool to at least keep them entertained while they decide.
FOR THE ARCHITECT
Patent Prints “Building Block” Graphic Art on Wrapped Canvas by Pingo World: We all love a good axonometric technical drawing of our favorite, lovable, stack-able brick, don’t we?
Shanta Cross 100% Cotton Throw: A bold, contemporary illustration of the pluses and minuses architects balance everyday. Design is a dance of pros and cons. Might as well be warm and comfy while we tackle our clients biggest challenges.
FOR THE KID AT HEART
Modern Balloon Dog Piggy Bank: Part sculpture, part rainy day fund, this joyful piggy bank artfully brings back memories of birthday party balloon animals.
Fatima Hand-Tufted Ivory Kids Rug: Why wait until they are older to introduce your budding architect to the world of architecture? This bold rug would look great in a kid’s room, art studio, or game room.
Invisible Playing Cards: What a fun twist to your usual game night! Your recipient will love the how easy these travel in their own case.
We hope this gift guide gives you lots of great ideas for finding something fun and different for your favorite architectural geek. Happy gifting!