A list of things that any discerning content designer would be delighted to unwrap this Christmas.
1. ‘Oxford library’ candle
Evoke sliding ladders, spiral staircases and leather-bound books. Best customer review of this says it “smells like a freshly showered Sherlock.” If this is all a bit clubby for your taste, try ‘Reading at the cafe‘ instead.
2. Wipebook notepad
Like a very cool whiteboard – all the rage and really very handy. Range in size from little notebook to A3.
3. Bathtub book holder
Reading in the bath is one of the small acts of decadence that makes life worth living. Choose one big enough to handle a Tolstoy-sized novel, a glass of wine and a couple of candles.
4. A writer’s retreat
The sheer unalloyed joy of some time dedicated to entirely to writing. There are lots to choose from, including creating writing charity Arvon, which provides some grants for its courses and retreats.
5. ‘I am silently correcting your grammar’ t-shirt
Grammar nerds, out and proud!
6. UX myths posters
A series of myth-busting posters, which you can download and print yourself. Sample: “People read on the web”.
7. A Book Apart
The classic series of short, focused books for people who design, write and code. Get a gift card if you can’t choose.
8. A coffee subscription
We have a lot of work to do, making things better on the internet, and sometimes we need a bit of fuel. Has Bean gets rave reviews for its monthly coffee subscription service.
9. Super-sticky notes
This is quite exciting: extra-sticky Post-its with full adhesive on one side! Definitely a level up.