10 out-of-the-ordinary Xmas gift ideas for design enthusiasts
Christmas is here. Again. It is time to think about gifts for your family, friends, colleagues and why not - yourself too. We know that finding the perfect present can be a “torturous” process and that is why we decided to make a list of Typeroom’s Xmas suggestions! We also know that there is an abundance of such lists all over the internet, so we decided to make this one extra special, selecting out of the ordinary items that will surprise any design aficionado or appreciator of creative ideas! Let’s get into it.
Crafted from fine white porcelain and designed under the golden ratio principle, the M@G reveals a typographic symbol of celestial importance with every sip you take. Set in Parachute Typefoundry’s double-awarded Centro typeface, the M@G provides a deep soulful spirit with an eclectic mix of type, industrial design, and long experimentation. An homage to humanity’s universal need for connectivity, unity, and peace. Charmingly moulded at the bottom of this premier product, the @ offers an excellent excuse to kickstart discussion, a means to address one another with the M@G at hand: “What are you looking @?”.
Typodarium is a treasure chest with 366 fresh fonts from 292 type designers from 34 countries and a decorative calendar for the whole year. Each day you get to know a new font and sprinkle your everyday routine with some of the finest typography!
Another calendar, calendars are never enough and let’s admit it - they make a perfect gift. With Tezzo Suzuki’s calendar you can enjoy each day of 2024 with a unique, hand-drawn number. This calendar is a yearly tradition from the Japanese designer since 2012 and for 2024, 101 numerals are replaced by new designs.
For those who are bored by the ordinary notepads, we suggest the Paperscraper, the tallest and most sustainable notepad ever made. This 40cm block has 3,500 pieces of paper, so if you use one per working day, you will have plenty for the next ten years. This special notepad has the original shape of the iconic prefabricated structures and brutalist concrete blocks - the skyscrapers. The initial version of Paperscraper® features three 1:250-scale models, based on real buildings.
PRIXEL - short for PRInting piXELS - is a groundbreaking modular printmaking system and also a very entertaining and creative toy. It's an enchanting blend of art, play, and construction. Inspired by LEGO, toy printing presses and construction toys, PRIXEL allows anyone to use its modular parts and design geometric type or anything they set their minds to, from posters to abstract concepts.
Made from recyclable plastic material with a special custom mould, it is ideal as your daily drinking partner. Hard enough to withstand any kind of abuse but soft enough to ensure safety. Push it, squeeze it, punch it, spill your drink on it. It is washable, not slippery and will last for ever. These coasters come inside a beautiful recycled brown matchbox where they sit firmly inside a foam insert.
If you love typography, luxury but also like to get cozy, we have the perfect gift for you. This comfy throw blanket features an alphabet design by the legendary Zuzana Licko of Emigre, with the letters A to Z, composed from lines and outlines that intertwine. And it is also super stylish.
This is a classic one but with a modern, elegant, whimsy twist. Wordbits are stylish and strong alphabet magnets that promise to spark playfulness in homes and offices alike. Wordbits combine beautiful letterforms and matte texture with the strength of a premium magnet. Each package has 60 letters and symbols with the strength to hold a greeting card. Made by post-consumer recycled plastic, Worbdits come in various colours based on your preferences.
Jewelry is always a must when it comes to Christmas gifts. We chose the finest example of luxurious jewelry meets high-end typography. “This is where it all begins. The first letter of the Greek alphabet. A design with strong symbolism”. This pendant is unique, bold yet classy and designed by legendary MINAS Jewelry. Crafted from sterling silver, the ALPHA pendant will be your life-time companion.
ABC BookCase is a modular type of furniture that you can build and transform in different ways for a unique and original result. Each unit looks like an alphabet letter, and you can mix and match them to form a shelving system that allows you to construct the spaces of a modern BookCase in all its potential. It is available in multiple colors, using contrasting tones on the external and internal surfaces. Each square module is sized 51 x 51 cm. ABC BookCase is an original and versatile piece of furniture that could for sure reflect your personal identity.