The Most Popular Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide Items This Holiday Season

Another year, another successful Ultimate Gift Guide under our belts, and we’re excited to announce the winner of this year’s exciting prize: the much-coveted Sony Playstation 5. Entrants were asked to send in at least one gift to each of our 7 categories of gifts for different creative-types, and the winner was selected at random.

Competition was stiff, and amongst the hundreds of entries submitted, there can be only one winner. We’re happy to announce this year’s winner is *drumroll please*….. John Cecil of Philadelphia, PA!

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Congratulations on the win, John, and for being the envy of all your family and friends this holiday season!

In honor of another year’s worth of fantastic gift suggestions, we’re also rounding up some of the most popular gift options for 2021 in each of our 7 categories this year. If you’re still stumped as to what gifts to buy your designer friends this year, look no further than the Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide for answers.

Best Work-from-Home Gifts for the Studio Designer

Many of our readers vouched for this Toolbox from Vitra, which is not only a great way to store small office accessories, but also comes in a variety of designer-friendly colors.

The Toolbox by Arik Levy, $50

If there’s one thing that connects so many of us, it’s a love of coffee, and the AeroPress continues to be a designer favorite. AeroPress is beloved for its lightweight and compact build and ability to make a great cup of coffee, not to mention it’s super affordable!

AeroPress Coffee Maker, $29.95

Best Gifts for the Technophile Designer

The Astropad is a great tech-y gift for working designers or creative enthusiasts—this gadget allows you to turn your iPad into a wireless second display and drawing tablet.

Astropad Luna Display, $129

As described by Ultimate Gift Guide entrant, the Logitech wireless keyboard is “for a generation that prefers TikTok over typing.” One standout feature of this Gen-Z centric keyboard are its removable emoji keys.

The Logitech POP Keys Mechanical Wireless Keyboard, $99

Best Gifts for the Off-the-Grid Designer

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Never has a rain cape been more fashionable—this Cleverhood cape topped the charts of this year’s outdoors-centric gift guide.

Rover Rain Cape, $99

A great gift for that ultra-practical outdoorsy type in your life, this portable car battery jumpstarter can jumpstart anything from a car to a laptop, and includes a built-in, handy dandy flashlight.

Battery ResQ Portable Car Battery Jumpstarter, $59

Best Gifts for a Workshop Workhorse

Not just your typical set of hearing protectors, these tech-enabled 3M headphones are Bluetooth enabled so you can take phone calls and listen to music while you work away in the shop.

3M™ Worktunes™ Connect Hearing Protector 3M™, $59

The ultimate toolkit for everyday fixes and on-the-fly tool needs, this kit includes essential electronic device repair tools, like the iFixit Jimmy, opening tools, picks, prying spudgers, a screen removal suction cup, anti-static wristband, tweezers and a precision driver bit set.

iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit, $69

Best Cozy Gifts for the Off-Duty Designer

If you’re looking for a cozy gift that falls under the NSFW category, For Them’s Fluid Serum is an oil-based CBD intimacy serum that will be sure to please and relax.

Fluid Serum, $36

The gift of comfort is unmatched, and cozy yet durable slippers are just about the perfect gift for anyone who spends lots of time at home (something many of us are used to these days, so it will likely be a universally beloved gift!).

Veitsch Unisex Slipper, $89

Best Sustainable Gifts for the Eco-Minded Designer

This simple yet sturdy reusable coffee cup is made from responsibly-sourced bamboo fiber and 100% food-grade resin. And since it’s at an affordable price, this is an eco-friendly gift you can share with many!

Ekobo Reusable Coffee Cup, $14

Give the gift that is sure to surprise, but will be a longtime favorite of anyone who receives it—if not just for the amount of money they’ll be saving on toilet paper each year!

Slim Zero Bidet Seat, $99

Best Well-Designed Kitchen Gifts for Food-Loving Designers

This gooseneck electric kettle is a consistent favorite amongst coffee fanatics, as it allows you to brew water at precise temperatures and quick heat-up times.

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle, $159

For the designer who misses the days of a Saturday morning sugary cup of cereal as a kid! Offlimits provides an option that’s not only all-natural with fun flavors, but its playful and sophisticated packaging also makes it a perfect upgrade for your cereals of yesteryear.

Offlimits Cereal Mini Boxes Variety Pack, $20

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to this year’s Ultimate Gift Guide, we luck forward to seeing what design items you’re obsessing over next year!

Check out all of the gifts suggestions for 2021 on Core77’s Ultimate Gift Guide now

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