Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Local for the Perfect Gifts for Design Students

Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Local for the Perfect Gifts for Design Students

The holidays are here so it’s time for the annual scramble to find gifts for loved ones, friends, and family. It’s often difficult and time-consuming to do the research necessary to pick the perfect gift, so as our holiday gift to you, our team of interior design experts at Design Institute of San Diego have compiled a gift guide highlighting some of San Diego’s most popular mom-and-pop shops. Check out the top picks below:

The Perfect Gifts for Design Students

Pigment

2019 Ocean Blue Passion Planner Pro
2019 Ocean Blue Passion Planner Pro

Have big dreams? College is the perfect time to set those dreams in motion. What better way to get started than with a planner? Make sure it’s beautiful and personalized like this Passion Planner – another local business – that’s sure to spice up any stationery collection. Price: $35

Gold Leaf

Perfect Gifts for Design Students - Copper Spoon Rest from Gold Leaf in South Park
Copper Spoon Rest from Gold Leaf in South Park

This copper spoon is a great addition to the kitchen of any college student. The mixed metal look adds a classy touch to any space and is sure to be a prominent interior design element in 2019. Price: $22

Maven

Simple Fare Fall/Winter Cookbook by Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers
Simple Fare Fall/Winter Cookbook by Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers available at Maven. Photographer: Emily Poole

College students are incredibly creative in their classes but not necessarily in the kitchen. Take the stress of deciding their next meal off their shoulders with this cookbook that provides tons of delicious, seasonal meal ideas. Price: $35

Native Poppy

Medium Wrapped Flowers by Native Poppy
Medium Wrapped Flowers by Native Poppy.   Photographer: Michelle Lillywhite

A bouquet of flowers is always a welcome surprise. Native Poppy provides small, medium, and large wrapped bouquets, perfect for adding delicate detail to any home. Feeling festive? Native Poppy also has holiday wreaths for sale to add a touch of holiday spirit to the home. Price: $50 (medium)

Tiny Badger Ceramics

Perfect Gifts for Design Students - Tiny Badger Ceramics Decanter Vase No. 3
Tiny Badger Ceramics Decanter Vase No. 3

A beautiful vase is the perfect complement to more than just a bouquet of flowers—you can add them to a table, shelf or room. The unique design can add character to even the simplest space. The geometric shapes and muted pastel color scheme of these vases are even on trend in the new year. Price: $65

Sweet Paper

The Motivational Pen Set by Snow and Graham
The Motivational Pen Set by Snow and Graham

Design students are a driven bunch. Provide a little reminder that they are doing a great job with this fun set of motivational pens with sayings like “You Got This” and “Make It Happen”. Price: $14

Cotton and Flax

Gold Ochre Notebook Collection from Cotton and Flax
Gold Ochre Notebook Collection from Cotton and Flax

When bright ideas come flooding to mind, this cute notebook is the perfect place to jot them down. Students can share their brilliance in style with this neat collection of gold ochre notebooks. Price: $10

Sources:

Pigment:  https://www.shoppigment.com

Gold Leaf: https://www.goldleafsouthpark.com

Maven: https://mavensd.com/collections/paper-goods/products/simple-fare-fall-winter-cookbook

Native Poppy: https://www.nativepoppy.com/collections/daily-flower-menu/products/medium-wrapped-flowers

Tiny Badger Ceramics: https://tinybadger.com/collections/vases/products/decanter-vase-no-3

Sweet Paper: https://shop.sweet-paper.com/snow-and-graham-the-motivational-pen-set.html

Cotton and Flax: https://cottonandflax.com/products/gold-ochre-notebook-collection

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