Gifts for Architects & Architecture Students

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With the festive season rapidly approaching we thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of great gift ideas for architects.

Fun Stuff:

Lego Architecture Range:

Everyone loves lego – add a couple of famous architectural landmarks and you can’t go wrong. Buildings ranging from Big Ben, to the Sydney Opera House they are a fun gift.

Wacom Bamboo Tablet:

I have one of these tablets and they are great for using with Photoshop, when creating visuals and coloured presentations. They are also good fun if you are the arty type and want to get digital with your creations!

LaCie CooKey Flash Drive USB:

Cool little flash drive that fits onto your key ring – looks good and works well, comes in 8Gb, 16Gb and 32Gb.


Anything from the beautiful Moleskine range will always be well received by architects and students alike. Subscription:

Incredible learning website, packed full of high quality video tutorials. Monthly memberships subscription, 100% worth it. I have subscribed to on and off for about 5 years now and it has been so valuable – I would highly recommend it.


And if you really want to splash out – any architect or architecture student would be very happy with a brand new iPad or Tablet!

Magazine Subscriptions:

Architecture Today:


Grand Designs Magazine:

Grand Designs Magazine

Blueprint Magazine:


Detail Magazine: – one of my personal favourites, beautiful images, fascinating details and a great selection of ‘green’ case studies twice a year too.


Architects Journal:



Detail do a great range of books, some of my favourites include: Timber Construction Manual, Small Structures and Solar Architecture.


Cute travel pocket version of this popular world architecture book.

My favourite Tools and Resources

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.