It’s that time of year when we all scratch our heads and wonder how on earth Christmas has come around again so quickly, and now the enormous task of finding the right gifts for all those special people in our lives.
Well, we’ve come up with 7 ideas for creative peeps that will have stockings filled quicker than a Bansky picture getting shredded…
01 Women Design Book
This book really does it for us. As two female bosses, we are moved by these inspirational designers from the world of architecture, product design and digital. It’s a brilliant book and one to have out on the coffee table so when you need some magic in your life you can turn the pages and be utterly inspired.
Priced at £20 from Counter-Print.
02 Sakura Pigma Micron Blister Card Ink Pen Set
Who doesn’t like a little doodle or a sketch every now and again? With these pens, your creative friend will be in safe hands. The online reviews are great and as the description says you’ll “experience smooth, skip-free writing and crisp ink colours that leave consistent lettering and lines every time.” It’s on Truffle’s Social Media Dad’s list.
Priced at £1.65 a pen from Graff City.
03 Newby Teas
Every creative needs a nice strong cup of tea to keep them going, and the wonderful guys at Newby have “painstakingly sourced, blended and preserved” some of the world’s finest teas. Our pick for Christmas is the Alpine Greeting Silken Pyramid Assortment which is the jewel of their gifting range.
Priced at £35.00 from Newby Teas.
04 Wall Art
The turning of a new year is the perfect excuse to subtly refresh someone’s wall and East End Prints is our tip for show-stopping contemporary art. You’ll also have the feel-good factor as everytime you buy a print they donate to the Cool Earth Charity. Our pick of the bunch is artist Oshe POP! aka Stu Watkin.
Prices £19.95 upwards from East End Prints.
05 Subscription to Posterzine
Posterzine is the only poster in the world that is registered with the British Library as a magazine. The idea is simple. They comission some of the world’s leading visual artists and designers to create beautifully printed monograph magazines that fold out into a large format poster. Your creative friend is going to love getting one of these in the post every month.
Priced at £37 for 6 issues from Posterzine
06 BUBM Cable Bag
As recruiters, we know a thing or two about our creatives and one thing we’re sure of is somewhere they’ll have a drawer full of tangled cables for all their tech. That’s where the Cable Tidy Bag comes in, it stores loads of stuff and can be carried easily in another bag. No more untangling needed, just more time being creative.
Priced at £7.99 from Amazon.
07 Minipresso Portable Espresso Machine
The Minipresso Portable Espresso Machine is genius and the perfect gift for the creative freelancer on the move. It doesn’t even need batteries, so working remotely on the hoof, no problem. Simply keep it filled with hot water and coffee grounds and an espresso can be ready within minutes, wherever they chose to work.
Priced at £49.95 from CuckooLand.