The designer has an eye for details. They celebrate critical thinking and problem-solving. They appreciate products that meld form and function. Needless to say, shopping for the designer can spur a marathon of research plagued with overthinking. To save you time and mental energy, we compiled a list of gifts that the designer will love.
Thursday Boot Co. Natural Captain Boot
Thursday Boot Co. offers refined footwear at a fraction of the price of most heritage-inspired boots. Take for instance the brand’s Captain boot in Natural, made with a Goodyear welt construction. It features a cork footbed with an EVA comfort strip, full-glove leather lining and a Horween Chromexcel upper in a natural finish that will age well over the years. It also comes with a studded rubber outsole for extra grip in a variety of inclement conditions.
Postalco A5 Notebook
Water-resistant starch-pressed cotton is bonded to the cover of this Japanese-made notebook. Over time, the color will fade and the fabric’s texture will become more visible.
Le Labo Hand Soap
This soap has a scent that evokes the scent of Japanese hinoki trees. It’s infused with Sea Buckthorn (an antioxidant) and soothing Rosemary leaf, and is also free from parabens, phthalates and artificial colors.
Good Thing Richman Dustpan and Brush
Who says your cleaning implements have to be plastic and cheap? This dustpan and brush was designed by Christopher Specce and will look good in your home or office.
Yamazaki Home Tower Magazine Rack
This sleek and simple magazine rack is both functional and beautiful. It’ll store a range of your favorite publications without worry of warping or creasing. It’s also got a relatively small footprint, for those counting square feet.
Satechi Universal Vertical Aluminum Laptop Stand
Free up your desk space with a laptop stand that will hold your computer vertically. Made with anodized aluminum, this stand holds both Apple and PC devices with protective rubberized grips.
Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes
This curation of modern design showcases a wealth of preserved interiors and breathtaking architecture. It features buildings across that world that were radical and idealistic in what the view of the future could be.
Tanner Goods Record Rack in Mid-Century Mint
Display up to 45 records with an easy-to-flip-through design. This wire frame is made in the USA and is finished with a durable semi-gloss powder-coat finish.
Hender Scheme Leather Mouse Pad
Tokyo-based Hender Scheme made this mouse pad from raw cowhide leather that will develop a beautiful patina the more it’s used. Simple and natural, it’s the perfect foil to your latest technology.
Field ISO Organizer
Welded from heavy-gauge cold rolled steel, this organizer weighs in at a hefty six pounds. It’s a unique piece that can organize a wide array of paper, notebooks and print material.
Yield Design 8 Inch Aluminum Planter
A lightweight planter that’s the perfect size for a range of house plants. It features a one-inch reservoir at the base, which can be used as either a self-water mechanism or a drainage area.
Inventery Mechanical Pen
Machined from a single brass rod, this pen is made for connoisseurs. It features an all-brass click mechanism by Schmidt, a black oxide treatment and a Schmidt P8126 Rollerball.
Blockshop Woodblock Paper Prints
Blockshop offers a range of small woodblock prints that are perfect for any room. Made in Bagru, they feature natural black dye on handmade cotton rag paper, and come with two frame options.
August Smart Lock
With this device, designed by Yves Behar, you can use your phone to control the lock on your door and keep track of who comes and goes from your home. It attaches to your deadbolt and only takes 10 minutes to install.
Timex Marlin Watch
This sleek reissue of a ’60s watch features a hand-winding mechanical movement. It’s got a small 34mm stainless steel case as well as a leather strap, and makes a classic statement with any professional outfit.
Vitra All Plastic Chair
Designed by Jasper Morrison, this chair is both elegant and comfortable. Made in Italy, it features a single-piece molded frame which supports and ergonomic seat. Appropriate for both indoor and outdoor use.
Dom Vetro Vintage Tort Primo Sunglasses
Now made in Los Angeles, Dom Vetro’s frames are constructed from eight-layer Italian acetate. The lenses in these glasses are flat crystal mineral glass, which is tinted to reduce brightness without distorting color.
Architectmade FJ Wooden Bowl
Designed by Finn Juhl in 1951, this bowl is a beautiful balance of between organic and geometric. The variegated teakwood contrasts with the smooth lip of the bowl, showcasing the wood’s inherent properties.
Anglepoise Original Brass Desk Lamp
The iconic design here features a constant tension springs and a flexible shade, which deliver an incredible range of flexibility. The gloss paint job is heritage-inspired, and the design includes a range of brass details.
Poglia Classic Leather Bag
Made from one piece of vegetable tanned leather, this bag is simple and durable. It’s an individual bag that showcases the unique qualities of the leather used, and it will develop a dark patina the more it is used.
Ratio Eight Dark Cobalt Coffee Maker
A sharp-looking coffee maker that’s hand-assembled and tested in Oregon. It features a strong 1600-watt heating element and the carafe holds a Chemex paper filter or a Able Kone stainless steel filter.
Molekule Air Purifier
Molekule’s dual-filtration system include a Pre-Filter and a Nano-filter and it has the ability to replace the air in a 600 square foot room once an hour. It’s also WiFi enabled and easy controlled remotely using an app.
OpenDesk Lift Standing Desk
Don’t be constricted by desks that aren’t at the right height for you. This desk can be adjusted from sitting to bar to standing in just one minute. Plus, the simple design will complement a range of aesthetics.
Tumi 19 Degree Aluminum International Carry-On
If you travel much for work, you should bite the bullet and invest in a quality carry-on. It doesn’t get much better than this aluminum option from Tumi, which holds up to 32 liters and weighs in at 11 pounds.
Gear Patrol Magazine Issue Five
Appropriate for the coffee table or the international flight, our latest print edition is packed with feature interviews exploring the world of products. From handmade hiking boots and chefs knives to German watches and Japanese clothing, this is a fun read for anyone.
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