Another year, another successful Ultimate Gift Guide under our belts, and we're excited to announce the winners this year in our new and improved "Best Gifts for Every Type of Designer" gift guide competition! This year, winners were selected at random to win one of many exciting prizes.
Our first round of prizes, a series of gifts generously provided by Areaware, Atelier Yul, and Baronfig, are going to three people who participated in the gift guides themselves by sharing some of their favorite gifts to our seven different guides.
The second round of prizes, provided by us at Core77 via our very own Hand Eye Supply, will go to the first 20 readers who submitted at least one gift to all seven of our guides.
And finally, one winner was selected at random from those 20 readers who submitted to all seven gift guides to win House Industries' Girard Memory Game.
The winners of this year's Ultimate Gift Guide competition are as follows:
This year's winner of the Areaware surprise product bundle is going to gift guide participant Adam Jossem, who submitted among other great gift suggestions a great Japanese razorsaw! Congrats on your win, Adam.
Our winner of the Atelier Yul Zip Zip carrying case with pencil set, a great accessory for any working designer, is going to Core77 reader James Barnes! We hope you enjoy your fancy new carrying case, James.
And finally, the winner of Baronfig's Ideas Toolset—a notebook, pen and case fitting for any designer who wants to jot down ideas wherever they go— is Ben Guthrie, who was quite prolific in product entries this year and had some great suggestions such as this super cool wood pellet pizza oven. High-five to Ben!
Among our 20 Hand Eye Supply winners, one is rising the ranks as the grand prize winner of House Industries' Alexander Girard Memory Game, a collector's item fit for a designer's archives. We're happy to announce the winner of this game is Gino Madrid, who submitted a number of beautiful midcentury modern gift suggestions to this year's guides like these nifty retro True-Tone Christmas lights.
Congratulations to all of our winners! We hope to see more of your amazing gift suggestions in next year's competition.
Core77 Readers' Favorite Gifts of 2020
If you're still looking for a great last-minute holiday gift, the user-generated gift guides are a great way to find the perfect present for that person in your life who is impossible to shop for. This year, readers were able to vote on their favorites, and a few caught enough attention to make it to the very top of our lists! Here's a selection of some fan favorites.
In the "Cozy Gifts for the Off-Duty Designer" guide, there were a number of products that tied for the top spot, but perhaps the coziest favorite were the Glerups Wool Boots submitted by Alejandro Raygoza. They'll keep your toes warm, but also can be worn out on your snowy trek to the mailbox this holiday season!
An eco-friendly home essential
The "Sustainable Gifts for the Eco-Minded Designer" was packed with a lot of great suggestions for gifts that will please anyone while also ensuring you're consuming ethically, and one of the top suggestions came in surprising package: a laundry bottle. Taking the top spot in this guide isDirty Labs' Bio Laundry Detergent, which helps even your daily load of laundry get that much more sustainable.