It's been a wild ride, but the Core77 Pick 5 Ultimate Gift Guide has finally come to a close. Thanks to all of you, our annual gift guide competition was better than ever—man, was it hard to pick the winners! We're bestowing the top dogs—an Amazon Echo or GoPro—to this year's gift guide Community Choice and Editor's Choice champions. Our winners are as follows:
Through their voting power, the Core77 community has declared UX/UI designer Mindy Tom's gift guide packed with productive items for the workplace the Community Choice winner. It's no wonder this guide is taking home the trophy—it's filled with essentials that will make you want to get tasks done at work.
Editor's Choice Winner
Our readers really brought their A-game to the competition, so picking favorites wasn't easy! We decided on our Editor's Choice winner based on playfulness, gift-ability, and theme ingenuity.
We just couldn't resist the affordable and educational fun author, STEM educator and OBEY Co-Founder Mike Mongo's guide has to offer nieces and nephews. We're all about encouraging kids to use their minds to pursue fields in technology and design—this list is well-rounded, clever and fun! We'll take all 5 items for ourselves, please.
Editor's Choice Honorable Mentions
The submitted guides we just too good this year—we decided these two honorable mentions deserve some love!
We're really into the high-quality builds Lou Costa aka 8Lion TV's guide has to offer. With his suggestions, you can create something your loved ones will treasure forever at a reasonable cost. Nothing says happy holidays like a gift from the heart!
A big thanks to our readers for submitting such thoughtful guides!
We couldn't have asked for better entries. From practical to fun to outrageous and beautiful—you guys really nailed it! We're already looking forward to next year's showdown.