11. Industrial Metal Letters
- Price: from £29.50/letter
- Available from: Not on the High Street
Available in a range of sizes and styles, these fantastic hand-welded industrial letters would be just as funky in the office or the home. Different letters can be bought to spell out a particular word, or simply opt for a single initial. If you're really pushing the boat out, they also come in a massive size that will dominate a room!
12. Adjustable Clampersand
- Price: $48
- Available from: Hand-Eye Supply
A brilliant typographical-inspired clamp created as part of Core77's crowd-sourced design approach. This clamp is adjustable, making it perfect for a range of different uses including as a bookend per the illustration. A good choice for any wordsmiths as well as pixel pushers.
13. Magnetic Blackboard Wallpaper
- Price: from £44.50
- Available from: Not on the High Street
If your designer likes to get creative in their environment, this excellent wallpaper makes it easy to create a chalkboard that's also magnetic anywhere you can hang the sheets. Available in a range of different sizes, and made from high quality coated PVC, it's an excellent alternative to the old-fashioned approach of blackboard paint.
14. DIY SLR Camera Kit
- Price: £29
- Available from: Lomography
A fantastically retro gift, this build-it-yourself 35mm SLR camera from Lomography offers the option of interchangeable lenses as well as the fun of constructing the camera itself. A fun project that also provides a useful and usable design tool at the end!
15. DSR Chair
- Price: from £220
- Available from: Design Museum
This chair is a design classic reworked. Based on the original fiberglass design of the iconic Charles & Ray Eames chair, this reboot is constructed in polypropylene and is available in a range of fabulous colours. There are also a variety of different bases available, but we like the simple lines of this option.
16. Letraset Transfer Sheets
- Price: from £2.88/sheet
- Available from: Letraset
If you're older than 35, you probably encountered Letraset transfer sheets as a child. If not, these brilliant inventions allowed letters to be rubbed off onto a sheet of paper using nothing more than a coin. A great hark back to a bygone era, and still very useful and usable! Available in a range of fonts, you're bound to find an option that will work well as a gift.
17. Pantone necklace pendant
- Price: £24.75
- Available from: Etsy
Don't overlook the handmade bespoke gift options available through the likes of Etsy. This simple but effective Pantone necklace pendant from SugarSidewalk is made to order and available with a variety of different colour chips, to suit the recipient's preference.
18. Belroy Slim Wallet
- Price: from £39
- Available from: Belory
This range is not just for the men, as Belroy also offer a range of slimming pouches for passports and other essential documents. These wallets are designed to reduce the amount of bulk created by carrying around your cards and cash. Made with design sensitivity, they're perfect for someone who cares about the aesthetic of their profile as much as their designs!
19. Sock Subscription
- Price: from $9/month
- Available from: Foot Cardigan
Lots of designers like to express their creativity in the way they dress, so what better way to pander to this love of things couture than through a subscription to some amazingly quirky socks? The Foot Cardigan service delivers a fresh pair of socks monthly, having successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign (and if you have kids, they've just launched a new campaign for a child-friendly version too!)
20. Cambridge Satchel
- Price: from £99 for an 11-inch satchel
- Available from: Paperchase
The Cambridge Satchel Company produces a range of lovely designs, optimised for laptops of different sizes, and finished in some very bright colours! The red option shown here is one of the more sedate options, but it's also worth looking out for some of the patterned offerings that come available from time to time!
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