Fifteen years after bringing the art form known as "gift guide" to the Internet we are reaching into our back catalog for a classic edition to remix. In 2012 we introduced *The Seven Designer Phenotypes* to the world both online and in a pair of pop-up stores. Originally populated by our editors and illustrated by Tony Ruth, the guide was a hit. Now, we're turning the idea over to our community of designers for an updated take on these classic archetypes.
Recognize yourself among these? Perfect, then add those items that you'd want to receive – those that meet your standards for designer-to-designer gifting. Do it by December 17th, 2020, and your name will be entered into our prize raffle.
Anyone who adds a gift suggestion or upvotes a published gift item will be added to a grand prize gift raffle:
1. Go to our Ultimate Gift Guide homepage and choose a designer type to see their gift guide.
2. Click the button at the top of the individual gift guide page that says "Add Your Item and Win!"
3. Enter the information for your suggestion. Make sure to include an image!
4. Click "Submit for Consideration" when you're done—once the product is published online, your name will be enter into our grand prize raffle!
You're allowed to suggest as many products as you like (1 product listed = 1 entry in our raffle), so go wild. You can also be entered into the raffle by simply upvoting an existing entry. However, in the case of voting, you will only be entered once into the raffle regardless of how many votes you make.
What You Can Win
What are the prizes you might ask? We've got some great ones this year. Add a gift item, or vote on an existing gift item, and you'll be entered into our Sponsor Prize Raffle. This year we're lucky to be working with three great partners and great products, including a Zip Zip multipurpose bag + pencil set for designers provided by Atelier Yul or a product bundle provided by Areaware or an Idea Toolset from Baronfig!
If you're more ambitious, you can try to win a Deadstock Alexander Girard Memory Game by House Industries — original retail price $320. These haven't been on the market for a looong time, and this one is new-in-box. The cards are still in the original plastic.To be eligible for this prize readers must have seven gift suggestions published*, one to each designer gift guide.
For everyone who is gunning for that Girard Card Game, we will sweeten the pot by giving away a legendary Hand Eye Supply gift pack. This includes a Deadstock hat, 1980's safety glasses, and never-released eyeglass case. The first 20 readers who have seven gift suggestions published*, one to each designer gift guide, will win this prize pack.
Submissions are open until Thursday, December 17th, and winners will be announced the following day on Friday, December 18th.