We’re growing up and our friends, family members, and significant others are situating themselves in their career paths. We know that though like us, you’d like to be curled up watching 25 Days of Christmas specials on ABC, gift shopping which can be fun sometimes, can also be more strenuous than getting up to go to the gym. That post-grad poverty is gripping your pocket, we know! So, here is Beautype’s list of our favorite affordable finds you may like to gift your ambitious loved ones.
For Mind Molders
Kikkerland Tin Lunch Box ($15)
There’s one period teachers may look forward to more than students, and that’s lunchtime! Be the reason your trendy teacher has lunch in style too, and watch her be the envy of the teacher’s lounge!
Teachers have a lot on their plate. Why not fill their cup? Between keeping up with every student’s needs, grading, and lesson plans, a little espresso from this portable espresso maker during their prep is just the thing they need to keep shaping the future for the rest of the afternoon. It’s worth every penny, and I promise you they’ll love you for it.
For the Ernest Hemingways and Isabella Allendes
When we first spotted this handbag, we thought it was a blues clues note pad sort of deal. It revealed itself to us as the most adorable purse, and it’s just one of those gifts you buy for someone else and fight yourself not to keep!
Here’s a gift idea that brings goodness and joy to more than just the person receiving it, a gift that keeps on giving! The Red Moleskine doesn’t only offer a durable hardcover containing smooth, inviting pages for any writer to find solace in, but proceeds from your purchase also go to RED.
“To date, (RED) has generated more than $500 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken.”
When an idea for a story emerges, when a momentous occasion needs journaling, or a flurry of emotions prompts the filling of blank pages to their margins, this fountain pen will do every page justice. Be the reason this is in the right hand at the right time.
For the Andy Warhols and Jacqueline Casey’s
Graphic Designers and Illustrators
If there’s anything we know, it’s that artists often have a fascination with Pantone colors. So, why not give the artist in your life a sketch pad full of them, or gift the graphic designer on the go with their favorite Pantone color thermos!
For your Shutterbug
A fashion forward find for your flashy photographer. The girl with the point and shoot will be the reason everyone’s pointing with this statement bag to accessorize her ‘night out’ outfit!
Photographers are always on the move, from sets, to jobs, to scenic landscape locations. Gift the shutterbug in your life with a different type of lens, one they can look inside of and find the energy for their next shoot. Your go-to gift for the photographer in perpetual motion.
For Gizmo Geeks
The Everyday Tech Junkie
Okay, so this isn’t a home-made computer kit, but this is one cool piece of tech. it’s compact and easy to use, “The 3Doodler Create 3D Printing Pen extrudes heated plastic that cools almost instantly into a solid, stable structure. From fine art, to DIY, maker projects, creating scale models or decorative items, and more.” It include 1 3D printing pen (take your pick of color),1 power adaptor, 1 unblocking tool, 1 nozzle removal, 1 mini screwdriver, 1 quick start guide, and 50 colorful plastic strands! Between you and us, you can buy this for yourself, and we won’t tell anyone as long as you make us something cool when you get it!
This needs very little selling as you can see how handy this may come in. Whether the loved one on the receiving end of this gift is a tech lugging human computer or a worker whose world is the office, this portable adapter is perfect, with two plugs, and two USB ports, they may be the most popular person in a room full of phones on 2%.
For the Sam Smiths and SZAs
Perfect for a YouTube song cover or a podcast recording, studio quality sound approved by your college loan indebted pockets. A gift that shows your support of your good friends dream, and the package includes a Blue Microphone, a Shock Mount, a Power Cord, Anti-wind Foam Cap, and User Manual!
If you’re interested in nabbing any of the tempting items on our list, go to Beautype’s Christmas List on Amazon. Click here to find these gift ideas for your ambition loved ones and more!