Go ahead, treat yourself!
Best of MAF’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide… Just for You


Now that the season of giving to others is wrapping up, why not treat yourself to something special – like one of the items from MAF’s popular 2023 Architecture and Design Gift Guide?  Here are a few editor favorites to consider. Go ahead and treat yourself!


Home Designing’s 101 Gifts for Architects and Designers

Check out the Lego block models for adults and kids, other model sets, barware, office items (how about a bubble wrap wall calendar?), and a wide selection of interesting houseware items, including some designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid, and a wine decanter shaped like a dragon. Check out the wooden replica of the Eames House Bird, the concrete magazine holder shaped like a file folder, and the mid-century modern house bird feeder.


WowHaus: 50 Affordable Gifts for Architecture Lovers

This site features a variety of gifts curated from sites including Amazon and Etsy. Items range from quirky to practical, including a midcentury modern house tissue box cover; architecture maps, jewelry, concrete towel vases, Bauhaus scarves, Pop Art prints, dishes, and more.  Favorite picks on this list include the London vs New York Skyline chess set.


Expertly Chosen’s 18 Gifts for Architecture Buffs – Christmas 2023

This site features architecture books, models and cool supplies for your office and home, including bar and kitchenware, and a variety of model kits in several mediums. Check out the ‘Never Built’ books of structures in New York and Los Angeles including skyscrapers and mass transit systems that never made it past the drawing board.


Fat Brain Toys: Building and Construction Toys and Young Architect: Architecture Gifts for Kids

Both sites feature great year-round gifts for kids birthdays or any occasion, designed to spark imaginations, encourage creative play, and support STEAM-based learning activities for young people of all ages. Select from advanced building and construction sets, models, log building sets, sketching kits, and a wide variety of toys and books.


Zazzle Architecture Student Gifts

Have an architecture student in your life? This page features gifts for architecture students and architects alike, including apparel and desk accessories.


(Want to browse all gift guide selections – as seen in MAF’s Oct. 2023 and Nov. 2023 newsletters? Click on the links).