It's been a wild ride, but the 2017 Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide has finally come to a close. Thanks to all of you, our annual gift guide competition was better than ever. We're bestowing big prizes, including a Wacom Intous Pro Paper tablet, Prismacolor art markers, Wintersmiths Ice Chest and Leatherman multitools, to this year's gift guide Community Choice, Editor's Choice and Runner-Up champions. Our winners are as follows:
Looks like our audience is filled with some serious book sniffers. Through their voting power, the Core77 community has declared industrial designer Thomas Ho's design book-filled gift guide this year's Community Choice winner.
Congrats, Thomas! You'll be receiving a brand new Wacom Intuos Pro Paper tablet in the mail. We hope its smell is up to your standards.
Editor's Choice Winners
Our readers really brought their A-game to the competition, so picking favorites was H-A-R-D! We decided on our two Editor's Choice winners based on playfulness, gift-ability, and theme ingenuity.
In a world where everyone is attached to their phones, computers and Amazon Alexa, Product Design Engineer Andy Kriebel's gift guide is a nice reminder that tech isn't everything. We'll definitely be using this guide as inspiration to go on a digital diet during holiday break.
Congrats, Andy! We're sending a (tech-free!) 72 piece Prismacolor Double-Ended Art Marker set your way. We hope you'll sketch up even more ideas to help us escape from the digital world.
There are few things more satisfying than snuggling up with a homemade cocktail during the cold winter months and impressing your friends with the fruits of your mixology labor. Kitchen Architect Ann Porter's mixology themed guide is a wonderfully curated list of tools to help make the perfect at-home cocktails come to life.
How fitting?! Ann, you'll be taking home a Wintersmiths Ice Chest to help out with your holiday drink concoctions.
Tamagotchi Pets and a Classic Edition NES.... need we say more? Alex Netz's nostalgic technology guide really hit home for us. We were considering traveling back in time to bring back the best gifts from the past, but it looks like that won't be necessary.
Alex, you've won yourself a Leatherman Wave multitool. Similar to your guide, the Wave was launched in 1998 then redesigned in 2004—so in a way, it's also a product revival!
We just can't get over this title and the creative gifts Paved with Gold Co-Founder Richard Ling put together for this maker-themed guide. We're proposing a Taylor Swift "Shake it Off" remix called "Make it Off"—you in, Richard?