5 Well-Designed Gift Ideas

A few weeks ago the Block Club team shared our holiday wish list, and in the process, we discovered many interesting and well-designed products along the way. While they may not be necessities, here are a few of the items that deserved some design recognition.

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Memobottle – $25 at Memobottle.com
For the thirsty guy or girl on the go this rectangular water bottle neatly slips into handbags, briefcases or even back pockets. The slim design ensures that staying hydrated doesn’t mean compromising style. Hey, you could even use it as a giant flask; we’re not here to judge.

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Birdhouse Bookshelf – $90 at ThingIndustries.com
This cute little guy is the perfect perch for typical bedside items like an alarm clock, glasses or phone, and the pitched “roof” acts as a built in bookmark for your favorite bedtime story.

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Bookniture – $80 at PleaseDoNotEnterShop.com
Can’t find a seat in a crowded cafe? Have a crippling phobia of sitting on chair that someone else’s butt has already touched? This personal portable stool is perfect for you! Carry the seat around like a book and simply open up and take a load off whenever you need a break. And it quickly folds back up so you can make a speedy and stylish exit.

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This Book is a Camera – $29 at KelliAnderson.com
A coffee table book about coffee tables is old news, Kramer. Entertain your guests with this delightful book that doubles as a camera. Inside you’ll find an explanation of how a something as simple as a folded piece of paper can produce a photograph and a pop-up pinhole camera to try it out.

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Scizza – $30 at DreamFarm.com
Pizza is delicious. Cutting slices of pizza is hard. I mean, I wouldn’t know because I couldn’t tell you the last time I actually made a pizza at home, but I digress. Scizza helps you slice your pie with a snip, then a pinch to pick it up to serve. Again, not really a necessity, but fun to have!