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The top 5 gifts to buy the designer in your life this Christmas

Let’s face it, the guy or girl that works in design is your coolest friend. They’re always the coolest friend, no matter which social circle they may find themselves in. Of course, this means that at Christmas time, you need to find them the coolest present; lucky for you, the Utility team has found the best five gifts for designers this year so that you don’t have to!





Available in a wide range of gorgeous colours, this glimmering pen makes for the perfect Christmas stocking filler. Be sure to tell them it was designed by Sergio Carpani! Don't forget, this pen (along with all of our products) can be gift wrapped with a personalised message for just £2.50.


MENU Dropp Bowl £35

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This really is innovative, you’ll be giving your much loved design geek a piece of functional art if you go for the dropp bowl. We think it’d be fantastic for sitting on the counter filled with apples, oranges and pears - and we love it in red for Christmas!


Adventures In Letter Press £17.95


Everyone loves a “coffee table” book at Christmas, and this is a particularly popular one in the design world. An engaging tome to flick through at leisure, it contains over 200 examples of brilliant design and looks beautiful and stylish both inside and out; making it ideal for leaving it in casual spots about the house.


Tetris Light £29.99


The Tetris Light is probably one of the coolest gifts one could ever receive. Perfect for the design addict who also dabbles in vintage video games (and we all know that’s a very common combination), this mains-powered light is stackable in lots of different combinations. Each of the blocks light up when they come into contact with one another, so this is a real party piece and an amazing ice breaker. It may have been awarded Gift of the Year in 2013, but we think it’s gonna be just as big for 2014!


The Original Big Tomato Ketchup Bottle £3.50


This is the perfect low key present, a godsend if you picked your designer buddy’s name out of the secret Santa hat. Give your friend the gift of tableware reminiscent of their favourite greasy spoon, a trend made popular through hip-hop music videos and the occasional home and interior magazine appearance. You’ll be surprised at how much they love it.

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