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Gift Ideas for Designers & Font People is my annual list of 100 things you might want to buy in December or any other month, for that matter. I've intentionally omitted lengthy descriptions & commentary. Just browse until something catches your eye. If you have suggestions — & don't be shy about plugging your own stuff — email me

Alphabet of Endangered Species print
Book: Arcade Game Typography
12 Pack Letter & Number Stencils
Box set of typography note cards
Book: Arcade Game Typography
Small note books from Field Notes
Learn to Kern T-shirt from Able Parris
Expletive mug
letterpress prints from Chicago
Book: American Wood Type
Book: Tomorrow I'll Be Brave
Rhodia Rhodiarama Webnotebook
pregnant fish mobile
billiantly cool zine from Letterror
Braun retro calculator
Bibliophilia: 100 Literary Postcards
free print-ready posters from NASA
Type Wrap: 10 Sheets of Wrapping Paper with 12 Gift Tags
Eames 3 print
Rhodia PP Wirebound Meeting Book, A5
Happy Socks Holiday Set
stencil set
gift a subscription to the Font of the Month Club
Lumio Book Lamp
Type Deck game
Footnote socks
Ultrabold magazine from Saint Bride's
Get sh*t Done print
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
typography T-shirt set in Decimal
THE mechanical pencil sharpener
Candy Racer, hand-made wooden toy car
collage kits
Apollo space suits print
Ampersand Socks from House Industries

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Ampersandwich T-shirt
Star Wars Lego
Do not tell me what to do T-shirt
Tina Berning catalogue
Art print from Seb Lester
Book: The Art of Advertising
LaMetric Time: The internet-connected clock
1970s style desktop calendar
Book: Howmany female type designers do you know
Book: The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing
Metal Stapler
Book: A History of Arab Graphic Design

For more books, take a look at ILT's recommendations. Suggestions? email us

Tattly: Temporary (fake) tattoos
letterpress prints
Black Girl Magic T-Shirt
Wacom Intuous Pro Tablet
Hiragana and Katakana Chart Risograph A3 Prints
Stop Talking T-shirt by Martha Rich Art Projects
Ampersand pin
Jackson Pollock Tote
Typography tea towel
Library Card Tote Bag
Mountains Baseball cap
Book: It's All Greek
R’blox Cube
The punctuation book
Jessica Hische dropcap cards
Commerical Classics Type Specimen
Book Binding
Making Books
Mondaine wrist watch
Calendar Alarm Clock
The complete bookbinding toolkit
wrapping paper and cards
grid dot notebook
fine art prints from Tina Berning
Everything is stardust T-shirt
A Specimen of Printing Types
The Ultimate Slab Serif H print
Futura letterpress
Public Domain Review Prints
Wilson Cast Away Vollyball
Book: Herb Lubalin
LINE-US, draw-er

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Design Critic kids' T-shirt
New Yorker covers
Riso prints from Ryan Putnam
Book: Typographic Firsts