The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Architecturally Minded

From Tiny Cabins to Ceramic Objects, Explore Unique and Thoughtful Gifts

Finding the perfect gift can be a daunting task, especially when the recipient has a passion for architecture and design. Luckily, this ultimate gift guide curated by Wallpaper* architecture editor Ellie Stathaki offers a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets. From small trinkets to large statement pieces, these gifts are sure to impress and delight the architecturally minded among us. Whether you’re looking for a unique architectural stay, beautifully crafted ceramics, or a captivating read, this guide has you covered.

The Natural Shelter:

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a tiny cabin from Naturalmat and Out of the Valley. Made of organic wood and shaped like a traditional home, this sustainable dwelling offers a tranquil retreat in your own backyard or countryside estate.

OWIU Goods:

Discover the origin story of OWIU Goods, a family of ceramics created by California-based architecture studio OWIU. Born out of a desire to support mental health and boost morale during the pandemic, these handcrafted objects reflect the studio’s commitment to craft and materiality.

Sauna: The Power of Deep Heat:

Explore the growing popularity of sauna culture with the book “Sauna: The Power of Deep Heat” by Emma O’Kelly. Delve into the history, rituals, and mythology surrounding this beloved activity, and discover the physical and mental well-being benefits it offers.

Exfoliating and Replenishing Duo by Aesop:

Take care of your skin during the festive season with Aesop’s Exfoliating and Replenishing Duo. This scrub-and-mask combo will leave your face refreshed, hydrated, and ready for any occasion.

Nuts and Bolts by Roma Agrawal:

Engage your inner geek with “Nuts and Bolts” by Roma Agrawal, an award-winning engineer and broadcaster. This captivating book explores modern technology and invention, touching on topics from skyscrapers to spacecraft, in a simple and engaging way.

Card model buildings by Open City:

For the architecture enthusiast in your life, consider gifting them miniature paper models of London buildings from Open City. These DIY kits provide hours of indoor entertainment and allow you to create your own architectural wonders.

Chanel Sublimage L’Extrait de Nuit:

Treat yourself or a loved one to the luxurious Chanel Sublimage L’Extrait de Nuit night serum. This skincare dream come true uses the power of vanilla to recreate the appearance of a full night’s sleep, leaving your skin rejuvenated and glowing.

Skateboarding Santa-shaped bauble:

Embrace the spirit of the season with a fun and festive Skateboarding Santa-shaped bauble from the Design Museum. This playful decoration combines the joy of Christmas with the excitement of skateboarding.

John Pawson miniatures for Salvatori:

Experience the beauty of minimalist design with John Pawson’s miniatures for Salvatori. Crafted from natural stone, these miniature houses and stone furniture pieces reflect Pawson’s renowned aesthetic and make for stunning decorative objects.


Finding the perfect gift for the architecturally minded can be a challenge, but this ultimate gift guide offers a range of unique and thoughtful options. From tiny cabins and handcrafted ceramics to captivating books and luxurious skincare, these gifts are sure to impress and inspire. Whether you’re looking for a statement piece or a small stocking filler, these selections cater to all budgets and tastes. So, go ahead and make someone’s day with a gift that celebrates their love for architecture and design.






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