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!
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.
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!
As described by Ultimate Gift Guide entrant Paulina Pérez Iruegas, the Logitech wireless keyboard is "for a generation that prefers TikTok over typing." One standout feature of this Gen-Z centric keyboard is its removable emoji keys.
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.
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!).
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!
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.