Gift for Architect girlfriend – The ultimate list
Welcome to Architect Gadgets and to the post Gift for Architect girlfriend – The ultimate list. Are you looking for the perfect gift for your Architect girlfriend? Not sure what gift will surprise her? If so, you have come to the right place! In this post, I have collected 15 gift ideas for your Architect girlfriend. The list has been done thanks to the suggestions of two of my female Architect friends. Thanks to their point of view, this list is almost as good as asking your girlfriend to tell you what she will like, but without spoiling the surprise of not knowing it.
Before I start listing the products, I would like to explain quickly how I have chosen them.
As I have mentioned above, this time the process has been quite different. I have reached out to two of my female Architect friends and I have asked them for suggestions of things that they have been given and liked, things that they have given to other female Architects or things they will like to be given. This list is the result of their answers. Their suggestions included a wide variety of products from different sources, which I have curated in a final list of the products that, I thought, fitted best with the aim of this website. Therefore, if you have read some of our lists before, you will see a difference in the type of products that appear here.
I hope you will find their suggestions as informative and inspiring as I did. Any fault on this list is mine. However, any success is exclusively the fruit of the suggestions of my two friends.
Here is the list of the Top 15 Gifts for an Architect girlfriend, ordered by price (low to high) with the product details and explanation after it:
- Derwent Pencil Wrap
- Derwent Coloured Pencils
- Vitra Key Ring
- Moleskine Professional Notebook Extra Large Hard Black
- Square, Circle, Triangle by Bruno Munari
- Scratch-off map
- The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes
- Worther Shorty Mechanical Pencil
- Small bird by ArchitectMade
- Vitra Toolbox by Arik Levy
- Kaleido trays
- Cluse woman’s watch
- QWSTION Backpack
- Artemide Tolomeo Lamp
- George Nelson Ball Clock
This Derwent Pencil Wrap is what Artists use when drawing outdoors or while on a trip. If your Architect girlfriend likes colouring, this may be the perfect Christmas stocking stuffer. The Derwent Pencil Wrap is as comfortable as it is durable and it will help your Architect girlfriend keep all the pencils ordered when she is out and about, drawing landscapes or her favourite building.
Derwent Pencil Case, Canvas Carry-All Bag Pencil Holder with Removable Shoulder Strap
Stylish, lightweight, well-made Derwent tan canvas roll is secured with dark brown faux leather ties; pencil case/pouch has individual compartments to protect and hold up to 30 of your favorite drawing pencils and an eraser
Small enough to fit into a backpack, portfolio or purse; 17.75"L when open x 7.5"H; pencils and accessories not included
The wrap/pencil holder unrolls flat for easy access to the contents and when you are ready to move on, you just roll it up again; it is quite simply a must-have when you're out and about
Most Architects have an artist inside and so coloured pencils are a great gift for any of us. These Derwent coloured pencils will also be a great complement to the previous gift, so you could combine them to make a more special present. These pencils are from a high-quality brand with an excellent reputation. What makes them special is that, when mixed with water, the quality of the colour is like liquid ink, a very intense colour. You can choose a wide range of options, from the more affordable 6 pencils pack to the high-end 72 pencils with wooden box, with the price going from less than $10 to more than $100 (at the time of this writing).
Derwent Colored Pencils, Inktense Ink Pencils, Drawing, Art, Gift Set Pencil Wrap
VIBRANT SHADES – The round 4mm soft lead core is perfect for bold expressive drawings. The highly pigmented colour is easy to apply and produces a vibrant finish. Includes a range of 6 colours.
WATER SOLUBLE – Expand your creative possibilities. Water soluble pencils can be used dry for expressive drawings, or washed out with water to create a bright, yet translucent ink-like effect.
PERMANENT COLOUR – Pigments dry quickly and permanently when washed out, minimizing colour bleeding. Once dry, colours can be placed next to each other or layered, without fear of colour bleeding.
SURFACE VARIETY – Switch up your artistic canvas. As the colour dries permanently, it’s great on fabrics such as silk or cotton. Can also easily be used on paper. Modify the use to fit your project.
COLOUR CREATION – Make custom shades by mixing colours together. You can also obtain lighter shades of the same colour by adding water. Mix colours to create a truly unique piece of art.
ACCESSORIES – For best results, combine with other Derwent products, such as Derwent Waterbrush Set, Derwent Technique Brushes, Derwent Watercolour Paper Pads and Derwent Carry-All Canvas Bag.
This will work wonders as a stocking stuffer. This Key Ring from Vitra is a neatly designed and excellent detail for your Architect girlfriend. With this key ring, she will manage to keep all her keys together into a beautifully designed product.
A notebook might not sound like a very fancy present, but it is a great choice if you are running out of time and ideas. The Moleskine Professional Notebook is a classic of notebooks and will ensure that your architect girlfriend can take notes and sketch in a nice and thick paper.
Moleskine Pro Collection Professional Notebook, Extra Large, Black, Hard Cover (7.5 x 10)
Made with care
Perfect for home or office
A book is always a good present, and especially so for Architects. In this book, Bruno Munari, who was once called by Picasso “the Leonardo Da Vinci of our time”, covers the fundamentals of these three primary shapes, explaining their meanings and uses throughout history. An excellent book to have for an Architect or anybody else involved in a design discipline.
Bruno Munari: Square, Circle, Triangle
Within the early 1960s Italian design legend Bruno Munari published his visual case studies on shapes: Circle, Square, and, a decade later, Triangle. The usage of examples from ancient Greece and Egypt, in addition to works by Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier, and Alvar Aalto, Munari invests the three shapes with specific qualities: the circle pertains […]
Architects are travellers. We not only love to go around the world to visit our favourite buildings, but we also like to do other activities that do not relate to Architecture. A Scratch-off map is a great present, where she can scratch-off places as she visits them, slowly uncovering the map.
Scratch off Map, Top Foil Scratchable Map of the world with Countries, Scratch Map Platinum, Premium Quality World Map Poster
SCRATCH MAP Platinum Edition - An original Scratch Map by Luckies.
INVENTORS of the Scratch Map concept back in 2009.
SCRATCH OFF and remove the silver foil from the map to record where you've been and create a unique record of your journeys.
Another book recommendation has to come here. The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes will be a great addition to the library of your Architect girlfriend. These Monocle guides are very well known for its quality and usefulness. This one tells us how to turn a house into a home. It is both a practical guide and a great source of inspiration, The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes presents the interiors, furniture, and locations you need to know about along with portraits of the people who can make it happen.
The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes (Monocle Book Collection)
This Monocle book tells us how to turn a house into a home. Both a practical guide and a great source of inspiration, The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes presents the interiors, furniture, and locations you wish to have to know about at the side of portraits of the people who can make it happen. […]
A mechanical pencil is a sure bet for Architects and a must for any list that speaks about gifts for architects. The Worther Shorty has made the list this time. Originally designed at the Bauhaus, it stands out for its proportion, which makes it perfect for bold and quick strokes. You will definitely bet correctly if you choose this one.
Worther Shorty 3.15 mm Mechanical Pencil, Natural Aluminum
Shorty, by Worther of Germany is a practical mechanical pencil
There is no fuss with sharpening the point - the leads automatically wear to a conical shape as you write
Advance or retract the lead with the pushbutton spring clutch mechanism
Designed by Kristian Vedel in 1959, this Small Wooden Bird was one of the most successful Danish products from the 1950s. Each wood bird is handmade in Denmark and is available in natural and smoked oak wood. The bird’s spherical head can be tilted and turned, creating different expressions, very much like the Gestalta, the artist’s figure from Ikea. The body of each bird can be overturned to create a male or female figurine. The bird can be used on its own or with others from Vedel’s series to create a graphic story on a shelf or desk.
This Toolbox from Vitra and designed by Arik Levy is an excellent place to ensure all your stationery is organised in a neat and beautiful toolbox. It is designed as a pragmatic organisational tool where you can store accessories and small items. Due to its convenient dimensions, it can be stored in a cabinet or on a shelf without any problem, and it takes up little room on a table. The Toolbox is available in a selection of different colours.
Hay Kaleido Tray System. Designed by Clara von Zweigbergk, the Hay Kaleido Tray system is a series of trays in various ergonomic shapes that fit together as a functional puzzle. Each tray is perfectly functional on its own, but when together, they gain added functionality for organisation, separation or as a fun decorative piece.
You can’t go wrong if you give a Cluse woman’s watch as a gift to your architect girlfriend. Timeless, elegant and of high quality, these watches will fit with any dress style.
Cluse Women’s La Roche Petite 33mm Pink Leather Band Steel Case Quartz White Dial Analog Watch CL40101
Get all the comfort of leather with this leather band
Japanese quartz movement with analog display and mineral crystal dial window
CLUSE La Bohème Round 38mm Full Black Analog Display Quartz Women’s Watch, Stainless Steel Mesh
If your girlfriend is not bringing a nice backpack to work every day, this gift will be a great choice. With the QWSTION backpacks, your architect girlfriend will have a bag that not only fits everything she needs for her day to day but will also make her look sharp and professional.
If you have been with your Architect girlfriend for a while, you will know that we Architects tend to burn the midnight oil quite often. I would say that it is part of studying and practising Architecture. For this reason, a lamp would be a great gift for your architect girlfriend. The Artemide Tolomeo Lamp, designed by Michele de Lucchi, is an excellent lamp, designed by an extraordinary Architect, especially for Architects.
Artemide Tolomeo Tilting Diffuser Wall Lamp Parchment Wall Bracket INCLUDED Design Michele De Lucchi Giancarlo Fassina Italy 2004
LAMPS DESCRIPTION LED 1x46W Halo or 1x9W LED E27 110V NOT INCLUDED
FINISH Natural (parchment)
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS Steel, Aluminum, Parchment paper
This clock, designed by George Nelson in 1948, is a classic inside its category. The Ball clock would give a great design touch to any room, making it the focal point of almost any space, being it a living room, a kitchen or a home office. Although quite pricey, it will instantly transform any area into an extraordinary space.
And with this, we have reached the end of the list. I hope you have found some inspiration for choosing a gift for your architect girlfriend. If you liked the article, please let me know in the comments below. For more articles, please visit our blog.