The Core of Gifting

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I want, I want, I want. ‘Tis the season to want something. And if you’re a design-wanter, Core77’s Utimate Gift Guide is the place to get wants satisfied. This holiday want season, the Core-espondents have selected some odd and lovely gifts based on an intriguing premise. Here’s what they base it on:

Core77’s guide identifies a taxonomy of seven designer phenotypes that might be on your shopping list–from Designer Dandy and Studio Snob, to Homebound Hobbit and Workshop Workhorse. Partnering with Blu Dot in New York City and our sister store Hand Eye Supply in Portland, Oregon, this year’s Gift Guide introduces products from KiBiSi, Snarkitecture, Fort Standard, Christopher Gentner, House Industries, French Paper Company, Bag’n’Noun and more. And while supplies last, take home a handy poster-sized guide to identify the designer phenotypes in the field, featuring the beautiful illustrations of Core-toonist Tony Ruth, aka lunchbreath.

If you’re thinking of a gift for the folks at Daily Heller and Imprint (no pressure) how ’bout a set of origami bowls? Consume on, dudes!


Wait, are you looking for holiday gift ideas for designers? What a coincidence! Our colleagues at are currently running an epic series of December design sales.