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The Best Gifts for Every Type of Designer
The contest is over. Thank you everyone!
  • Atelier Yul, Areaware and Baronfig Sponsor Prizes — Zip Zip multipurpose bag + pencil set by Atelier Yul, a product bundle by Areaware or an Idea Toolset from Baronfig!
  • Deadstock Alexander Girard Memory Game by House Industries — original retail price $320, these haven’t been on the market for a looong time. Cards are still in plastic.
  • Deadstock hat, 1980’s safety glasses, and never-released eyeglass case from The Legendary Hand-Eye Supply
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. Now, we're turning the original idea over to our community of designers for an updated take on these classic archetypes. Recognize yourself among these? Then add those items that meet your standards for designer-to-designer gifting. Thank you to our sponsors and community. Illustrations by Tony Ruth.
2020 Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide Rules

We want to see your extra-special gift ideas for this holiday season!

This year, we’re doing our Ultimate Gift Guide a little differently, and we need your help to fill our guides up with amazing gift suggestions! This year, Core77 editors have organized gift guides under specific themes and are asking readers to lend their expertise. Readers are invited to submit their own suggestions for guides—anyone who sends a gift suggestion and their product is accepted will be added to a gift raffle! We're looking for honest, unbiased suggestions, so be sure to send us a product suggestion you can truly vouch for.

Here’s how the competition works:

Sponsor Raffle

Find a guide where you have a gift suggestion that fits well into the theme. Submit your product suggestions to any of our existing gift guides before Thursday, December 17th, 2020, and your name will be entered into our sponsor prize raffle. You’re allowed to suggest as many products as you like (1 product listed = 1 entry in our raffle), so go wild. Additionally, you can enter by upvoting an existing entry. However, you’ll be entered only once for voting, regardless of how many votes you make. Come December 18th, three winners will be drawn from our sponsor prize raffle entries to win one of our prize options: a product bundle provided by Areaware, multipurpose bag + pencil set provided by Atelier Yul or an Idea Toolset from Baronfig!

Participation Raffle

Find gift items and submit them to each of our seven themed guides, once they are approved and published you will entered in the Participation raffle. Last day to enter is Thursday, December 17th, 2020. To be eligible for this prize readers must have seven gift suggestions published*, one to each designer gift guide. There will be one winner drawn at random on December 18th, they will receive a Deadstock Alexander Girard Memory Game by House Industries.

First 20

The first 20 readers who have seven gift suggestions published*, one to each designer gift guide, will win the First 20 prize pack. Submissions close December 17, 2020. Prize pack includes: Deadstock hat, 1980’s safety glasses, and never-released eyeglass case from The Legendary Hand-Eye Supply.

2020 Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide Rules and Regulations


Three (3) Sponsor Prize winners will be chosen in a random raffle drawing—there will be one (1) winner of the Areaware product bundle and one (1) winner of a bag by Atelier Yul and one (1) winner of a notebook set by Baronfig. One (1) Participant Prize winner will be chosen in a random raffle drawing. The first twenty (20) qualifying participants will win the First 20 prize pack. The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. The winner(s) must be reachable through the email address provided in their Core77 profile and respond with a mailing address to receive the prize. Prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses and any customs, taxes and tariffs are the responsibility of the winners.

Judging Criteria:

Our internal editorial team will be picking the best gifts primarily based on their fit with each guide's theme, the quality of gift selections, as well as image choice. Only entrants whose gift guide submissions are approved and published within are guides will be entered into the raffle.

Eligibility and Limitations:

Participants and winner(s) can only submit a gift guide by signing into a registered Core77 account. Gift Guides can be created until December 17th, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST. Participants are allowed to submit as many gift guides as they wish. Employees of Core77, regular contributors and immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to win.

Winners Announcement:

The grand prize winners will be randomly selected in a raffle of all participating entrants and will be announced on December 18th, 2020 on the homepage of

Publicity, Use of Personal Information:

By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant Core77 exclusive permission to use their names, user handles, profile images and likenesses in connection with the promotion of this contest and waive any claims to royalty, right or remuneration for such use.

Compliance with Law:

The conduct of the Contest is governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein.




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