A curated list of some of the Noun Project team’s favorite things for gifting this holiday season.
A selection of books for graphic design fans, entrepreneurs and web designers.
- Standards Manual
Head over to the Standards Manual shop for a treasure trove of books graphic design fans will love including books on typography, design history, and more.
- Anthony Morell — Music is Minimalist
Based on daily posts from Anthony Morell’s delightful and creative Instagram account @music_is_minimalist, this book features 365 graphic parodies of music titles, in the form of fun, spontaneous and universal icons.
- Time Travel: A pictogram history of now and then
Graphic designer Yang Liu uses pictograms to illustrate how much we’ve changed as a society.
- Scott Belsky, The Messy Middle
Pick up a copy of Scott Belsky’s latest book, “The Messy Middle,” and gift it to the entrepreneur in your life for a dose of inspiration, strategy tips and a guide to navigating the hardest and most crucial part of any bold venture.
- Smashing Book 6: New Frontiers in Web Design
Smashing’s Book 6 is an essential read. It explores some of today’s challenges and opportunities in the world of front-end and UX design. There are hardcover ($39) and eBook ($19) options available.
Puzzles & Games
With these puzzle and game gift ideas you’re sure to pick a winner.
- Bryce Wilner’s Gradient Puzzle
Available in several different color combinations, this beautiful gradient puzzle will keep you busy for hours.
- Corporate Ladder
Teamwork. Trust. Lies. Performance reviews. Corporate Ladder is an incredibly fun game that mocks business life in the best of ways. Play your way to the position of CEO and remember: It’s not personal. It’s business.
- Minimalist Playing Cards
This regulation deck of cards uses simple geometric symbols for a set that’s visually pleasing. They’re available in white or black, and at just $10 make a fun, affordable option for the minimalist design lover.
- Cards Against Humanity
A classic party game to gift anyone with a great sense of humor. Check out the Cards Against Humanity store for a variety of additional card packs, including the the Design Pack, which features 30 cards illustrated by some of the world’s best graphic designers.
For the Home
Some of our favorite gifts for the home including a plant delivery service, bed and bath essentials, speakers, reusable mugs and an online interior design service.
- The Sill
Potted plants in simple, beautiful planters delivered right to your door. They have a variety of collections to choose from, including plants for beginners, pet friendly plants and low vs. bright light options. There are even monthly plant subscriptions!
These wireless speakers are a great home sound system option. With a nice design that fits seamlessly alongside any room set up, whoever you gift with Sonos will be very happy.
Founded by Ariel Kaye in 2014, Parachute has some of the best modern bed and bath essentials around. Check out their holiday gift guide for a curated list of products for the season, including plush robes, pillows, aprons and more.
- Yeti Reusable Tumbler
Avoid single-use paper cups and help save the environment with a reusable Yeti Tumbler. These durable, reusable tumblers have double-wall vacuum insulation and are a sleek, sustainable option for your daily coffee or tea.
- Laurel and Wolf
This easy to use service matches you with an interior designer to help you design the room of your dreams. Choose from one of three interior design packages for a unique and memorable gift.
For the Office
From comfort to organization, these great gift ideas for the office include something for everyone.
- Moleskine Notebook
Simple and sophisticated, classic Moleskine notebooks are perfect for note-taking, project planning, and jotting down your schedule or to-do lists.
- Bento Lunch Box
Easy to clean, portable, and environmentally-friendly, a bento lunch box is the perfect gift for someone who loves to bring their lunch to work. There are a variety of options out there, but check out this box, complete with an insulated bag to carry it in.
- Standing Desks
These beautiful, modern adjustable desks give you the option to sit or stand throughout the day. You can even program your preferred heights for sitting and standing and adjust your desk with the touch of a button.
- Co-Working Desk
Know someone who needs office space? Consider gifting a pre-paid membership at a local co-working space like WeWork.
- Custom Mug
Never lose a mug at the office again! Create a custom mug using a service like Zazzle.
Tech & Gadgets
Polaroid cameras, smart plugs and a phone charger that’s disguised as a picture frame.
- Polaroid Camera
Capture holiday memories and send some snaps home with family and friends.
This wireless phone charger is disguised as a picture frame.
Health & Wellness
From meditation to healthy snacks, everyone deserves a gift to help them refocus and relax.
The Headspace app makes getting started with meditation easy. They offer several options for gifting, starting with a one month subscription. You’ll love the app’s clever illustrations and guided sessions.
- Tranquility Zone Pin
Don’t you hate getting notifications for everything? Give the gift of tranquility with this shiny, aspirational enamel pin that represents the zen of zero new notifications.
Everyone loves snacks, and SnackNation offers curated subscription boxes with delicious, healthy-snacks you’re sure to love. At least 50% of snacks in the box rotate each month, so you’ll always have a variety to choose from.
- Muji Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser
This sleek diffuser uses ultrasonic waves to diffuse aromatic mist throughout the room.
Spark creativity this holiday season with these fun, artistic gifts.
Whimsical, beautiful and fun temporary tattoos make great stocking stuffers for kids and adults alike! Check out the Tattly gift guide for some ideas to help you pick the best sets.
- The Scribble Book
This magical coloring book encourages kids to be creative. Scribble all over this playful, fun book for an adventure that will bring out a child’s inner artist.
- Keith Haring Stacking Figures
These solid wood stacking figures are colorful and durable.
- My First Shapes with Frank Lloyd Wright
This book is an introduction to basic shapes and focuses on circles, squares and triangles through the lens of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous work.
- Art for Baby
A board book full of black and white images from some of the world’s leading modern artists.
What are you gifting this holiday season? Tell us in the comments!
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Senior Director of Marketing at Noun Project