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What Do Architects Want? Gift Ideas for Valentines Day

It is that time of the year again, Valentine's Day! You are thinking about how to express your love and appreciation for the people you care about. If those people happen to be architects, I got you 🎁 Here is a list of gift ideas for the architects in your life!

Wooden Architectural Building Blocks: Blockitecture

Let’s start strong with these wooden blocks of Blockitecture. Needless to say, architects love building up models. This set designed by James Paulius has cantilever and nest hexagonal blocks to create houses, towers and even cities. There is a wide variety of packages and bundles if you are interested.

You can find them here.

3D Printer Pen: 3Doodler Create+

Having your own 3D printer might be a little expensive, but having a 3D printer pen? This is exciting for anyone who is into crafting, but for an architect, this might be one of the most useful tools to materialize their ideas while simply sketching in 3D. They have a variety of pens and sets for different needs at different prices.

To learn more check their website, plus they have many interesting tutorials!

DIY Paper Toys: Cardkits

If you are looking for a fun gift, paper toys are what you are looking for. Cardkits paper toys are created by Anther Kiley. For each model, you get a printed card and instructions to construct the buildings, vehicles and furniture, and eventually, you can bring them together to build your own paper town. Plus, you get a fish figure with each kit, that is designed to be the inhabitants of your paper town.

Check out their website here.

Share Creativity: Domestika Gift Card

If you are looking for a gift that has more practical value, a gift card for online courses is the way to go. Domestika has options from 3 up to 12 cards which are valid for any course available on their website. Whether they are going to pick up a new interest or build up an existing one is totally up to them!

Check out here for more information.

Smart Coffee Mug: Ember Mug²

While we are at it, let’s talk about another practical gift. Nothing is better than a cup of coffee to have an energy boost and get yourself into the flow state of creativity. You better drink it before the coffee gets cold though. How about this smart mug, that will never let your coffee get cold ever again? It might be the best companion to coffee lover architects.

You can find it here!

Bauhaus Inspired Notepad: The House of Notes:

This couldn’t be a complete list without mentioning stationary. Cinqpoint has amazing stationery, objects and games designed for architecture lovers or any other creative minds. House of Notes is a notebook designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus. Check out their website to see the House of Notes and more cool products!

Customizable Notebooks: FO Design Sketchbooks

While we are talking about stationery, I should mention the customizable notebooks from FO design.  You can customize these notebooks by selecting a custom map, custom name or any background colour.

Check their website here, and their Etsy store here.

Candles: The Architect Candle Collection

It is no secret architects have crazy schedules, but who would not want to come home, light a candle, slow down and relax. Yield Design has prepared a collection of candles inspired by a selection of 20th century architects.

Check out their selection here.

Tealight Holders: Urbania Lighthouses

Now we are talking about candles already, I should mention Urbania tealight holder collection. This beautiful collection all inspired by real-life architecture is designed by Mette Bache and Barbara Bendix Becker.

Check them out here!

Bonus: Quirky Socks

If you are looking for something a little quirky, check out Feet Mondrian socks and more here!

Bonus: Pencil Chocolate by Ocelot

Finally, a new take on the classical chocolate gift of Valentine’s Day, Pencil Chocolate. You read it right “pencil”, but don’t worry the chocolate is made from dark milk chocolate infused with Cedar & Pine, two woods most commonly used to make pencils.

If that sounds interesting to you, check out the pencil inspired chocolate here!

That’s the end of the list I prepared. I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day and show some love to the architect in your life!

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