11 Creative Gifts for This Holiday Season

We have collected some creative gifts for the lovers of great design in your life. They run the gamut from unique and fun to surprisingly functional.

We’ll say it. Some gifts are better than others. While most of the people on your holiday shopping list would be satisfied with receiving the expected gift card, socks or sweater, shopping for the folks known for their impeccable taste ends up adding more stress to shopping than necessary.

Have no fear! We have collected some great gift options for the lovers of great design in your life. They run the gamut from unique and fun to surprisingly functional. This is the only list you’ll need to take the hassle out of holiday shopping while leaving a lasting impression on those who are hard to impress.

Creative Gifts for This Holiday Season

Urbanears Connected Speakers:

Audiophiles, rejoice! These clean-looking, wireless speakers from Urbanears are available in two different sizes with a variety of color options: Dirty Pink, Vinyl Black, Plant Green, Concrete Grey, Goldfish Orange and Indigo Blue.

4th Dimension Wall Clock:

This high-density concrete and stainless steel wall clock will bring an ultra=modern feel to any space.

Small Architecture Now! Book:

The perfect addition to any design lover’s coffee table. This book by author Philip Jodidio explores the ever-growing trend of small buildings, structures and spaces, from the “Portal of Awareness” in Mexico to “The Brinta-House” in The Netherlands.

Pocket Travelers Notebook:

Chances are, the person who admires a well-designed present also has a creative streak. Creative types are always brimming with ideas and a refillable notebook such as this would be a great way for them to keep their thoughts and concepts organized.

The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book:

This book is in high demand amongst interior designers and budding interior designers. Complete with information on how to effectively plan and execute interior design projects and presented in a manner that is easy to use and reference.

Tiny Tower:

Currently, technology allows people to work or study without having to be in a traditional setting, so carrying around a laptop or tablet to get tasks done anywhere is a must. This handy tiny tower for your laptop allows you to ergonomically work anywhere, comfortably and safely.

Away Carry-on Luggage:

The perfect piece of luggage for the tech-savvy traveler in your life. This carry on by Away comes with a battery that can charge your phone up to 4 times (TSA-approved).

Architect’s Cubes:

Designed by John Bennett and Gustavo Bonevardi, each of the eight cubes in this set is made of a different natural or composite material: maple wood, bakelite, cork, granite, EVA, silicone, acrylic and aluminum. Encouraging creative exploration, this gift would be perfect for the architect or interior designer in your life (or, a Design Institute of San Diego student who really enjoyed their Materials and Applications class!)

Illusions Tableware Cups:

For those who love to entertain, this MoMA Exclusive gift of fine bone china pieces will be a great conversation starter. Designed by Zaha Hadid, the line patterns on each piece creates the illusion of three-dimensional surfaces.

Dual-Sided Recycled Leather Coasters (set of 4):

Another option for entertaining in style, these recycled coasters breathe new life to off-cuts thrown out by the leather industry. Each coaster has contrasting colors on opposite sides for a variety of tabletop options.

LEGO Volkswagen T1 Camper Van:

The perfect gift for any LEGO or car aficionado, or both! This authentic replica of the classic Volkswagen Camper Van from 1962 includes every iconic feature, including the interior, which displays the front cabin bench seat, gear stick, and air-cooled flat four-cylinder boxer engine.

Keep this list handy when you are doing your shopping this holiday season, as there is a gift idea that is sure to please not just the hardest to shop for, but everyone else in between as well.