25 Best Gift Ideas For Architects 2024

January 16, 2024

Discover our curated collection of inspiring and practical architectural gifts that boast high quality and design.

The holidays may be over, however showing your appreciation with an unforgettable gift is a timeless tradition that transcends every season. So if you’re looking to impress your favorite architect or design enthusiasts, we can help you find the best gift for architect designers and teams that are just as fun to represent your company as they are to give and receive!

Whether you are just beginning your search or are ready to finalize your architectural gift ideas list, make sure you check out our collection of ideas below. Perfectly curated to suit the architects, designers, and artists your company values, these ideas exhibit the renowned style and dependability your recipient can appreciate. Furthermore, when it comes to expert customization, don’t let just anyone capture your brand. With Gemnote, you can expect a professional product that you’ll be proud to give!

25 Architecture Gift Ideas for a Lasting Impression

For the best gifts, look for high quality items that can be used again and again long after they’re given. Explore our list below for items that check all the boxes when it comes to memorable and professional gifts for architects.  

1. Topo Designs Commuter Briefcase

Straight from the Heritage Collection, this Topo Designs commuter briefcase offers the perfect blend of rugged durability and on-the-job convenience. Add in your brand’s customization so your recipient will think of your company every time they use it. 

Shown: Topo Designs Commuter Briefcase

2. Stanley FlowState Tumbler 

When it comes to the best tumblers, TikTok and Instagram have made the Stanley FlowState tumbler pretty much legendary. Talk to your Gemnote rep for more Stanley faves!

Shown: Stanley Flow Tumbler  

3. The North Face Vest 

For uncompromising quality by a respectable name brand you’ll love customizing, The North Face is an easy win! Kind of like this ThermoBall Trekker vest that’s available in 2 neutrals, offers durable water repellency and is just the item for showing off your logo. 

Shown: The North Face® ThermoBall™ Trekker Vest

4. Baggu Duck Bag

When it comes to staying organized, this stylish yet sensible duck bag offers all the convenience and durability they need and also makes a best gift for graphic designer or creative teams as well!

Shown: Baggu Horizontal Duck Bag 

5. Custom Crewneck Sweatshirt

There’s no need to invent the wheel when it comes to unique gifts architects will love. In fact, even a basic crewneck can be a stellar option when you pick the best features and add the right customization. Talk to your Gemnote rep for customization options like patches, embroidery and more!

Photo courtesy of Only New York

6. Rains Wash Bag

When it comes to the best presents for architects, it’s not about finding the most unusual products, just quality items that can only be made better with professional customization. Case in point, this go-anywhere Rains Wash bag offers a utilitarian style that’s primed for personalization. 


Shown: Rains Wash Bag 

7. Custom Wool Cap

Sometimes the most basic essentials make the best gifts. While everyone can appreciate a great fitting and looking ball cap, this wool cap takes center stage for being perfect for offering shade on those bluebird, wintry days!  

Shown: AS Colour Class Wool Cap 

8. Custom Waist Bag

The ultimate in hands free convenience, this waist bag also dubs as a crossbody sling for customizable style and versatility. Constructed of 100% recycled polyester, it’s a  sustainable option that tops your gifts for interior design experts. 

Shown: AS Colour Recycled Double Waist Bag

9. Rains Coach Jacket

One of our favorite outerwear lifestyle brands is Rains which is legendary for their collection of  conceptual-meets-functional design approach and signature waterproof fabrics. Plus, with unisex styling options, like this sleek coach jacket, it’s the perfect backdrop for your company’s logo.  

Shown: Rains Coach Jacket

10. Custom Long Sleeve Shirt

For chilly days, commutes, weekends and more, a custom long sleeve tee is a great wardrobe essential. Factor in the best features, like soft fabrications that wash well, stylish customization like screenprints, tags, labels, or embroidery and these custom favs make ideal presents for architects. 

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters

11. Topo Designs Backpack

Not just any backpack, the Rover Pack offers timeless styling and a durable build. As an iconic daypack silhouette from Topo Designs, it’s prepped and ready for the great outdoors, boardroom adventures, and weekend getaways. 

Shown: Topo Designs Rover Backpack

12. Kinto Tumbler

If custom tumblers top your architectural gift ideas, it’s worth considering the Kinto Tumbler. It’s vacuum insulated for excellent heat and cold retention, plus maintains the aroma and flavor of drinks for long periods of time. Plus, with a noteworthy silhouette that’s sleek yet minimal it offers all of the sustainability without the bulk.  

Shown: Kinto Travel Tumbler

13. Carry On Bag

This no-frills pocketed bag with large exterior pockets has all the best features like a detachable interior zip pouch and trolley sleeve, yet a minimalist silhouette for everyday use. Your recipient will love the cloudlike softness and appreciate that it’s sized for adventures yet can be stowed away in an overhead bin. It’s also made of recycled nylon for durable, sustainability, that’s in the bag. 

Shown: Black Carry On Cloud Baggu Bag 

14. Branded Nalgene Bottle

While wide mouth bottles have their place, a narrow mouth bottle like this one from Nalgene is sleek, sophisticated and perfect for staying hydrated on the go. Plus, with a plethora of color options embracing your branding is a cinch. 

Photo courtesy of Commesi

15. Customized Socks

With a melange blend of combed cotton twisted yarns, these soft to the touch socks from Escuyer socks offer supreme comfort and brilliant fit. Perfect for gifting and customizing their everyday essentials. 

Your Gemnote rep can also help you create enviable custom packaging for your architectural gift ideas too.

Shown: Escuyer Melange Socks 

16. Custom Mug

Mugs are definitely not one size fits all. So when it comes to gifts for landscape architects— or any other designer, it’s all about finding the right silhouette. Whether you choose minimal or more eclectic, everything from the size, handle and weight plays its own part. Add in your customization, and you have a style that’s ready to greet them day and night.  

Photo courtesy of A24 Films; Shown: Library Mugs

17. Fellow Electric Kettle

Class, style, sophistication plus everyday practicality? When it comes to unique gifts architects will love, you can’t go wrong with the sleek styling of a Fellow electric kettle!  

Shown: Fellow French Press

18. Custom Hoodie

Not all hoodies are created equally. When it comes to styles that are guaranteed to be worn on repeat, the features are similar to that of your favorite tee. Soft fabrications, quality customization, and longevity. FOr extra style points add in kangaroo pockets for the ultimate convenience. 

Photo courtesy of Aimé Leon Dore

19. Custom Towel

What makes an oversized custom beach towel so great? Think of all the customization possibilities you have at your disposal! From low-key neutrals to notice-me hues, your choices are endless! 

Photo courtesy of A24 Films

20. Modern Bluetooth Speaker

When it comes to gifts for architects and designers you can’t go wrong with a go-anywhere bluetooth speaker. Looking for more gadgets for architects? Check out these tech favorites that are perfect for gifting!

Shown: Bang + Olufsen Beolit 20 Bluetooth Speaker

21. Rains Laptop Case

Need a gift that tops the architecture gift guide? Look no further than a hardworking, durable laptop case that’s designed to withstand the elements while protecting their laptop. 

Designed for style and functionality, talk to your Gemnote rep for more affordable options that are perfect for customizing or check out our entrepreneur gift ideas.

Shown: Rains Laptop Case

22. Custom Blanket

The versatility of a blanket is just as vast as your customization options! As a best gift for graphic designer or your favorite architect team, a quality blanket is just as functional as it is an artful statement. Talk to your Gemnote rep about customization options, or see more thoughtful gift ideas for interior designers. 


Photo courtesy of A24 Films

23. Chambray Shirt

When it comes to gifts your recipient can use, a classic chambray shirt is perfect for marketing your company on and off the clock. We love this one from AS Colour thanks to its polished styling and easy to care for preshrunk fabrication. 

Shown: AS Colour Men’s Denim Blue Shirt

24. Custom Nylon Hat

When it comes to the best architecture gift ideas—as well as corporate gifts for events and conferences, great headwear always ends up on top. You’ll love the plethora of options available to suit any budget while optimizing your branding while your recipient will love quality features like the wide nylon brim on this go-anywhere bucket hat. 

Shown: AS Colour Nylon Wide Brim Bucket Hat

25. Ceramic French Press

For a functional gift your recipient will love, choose the beautiful styling of a modern french press, like this one from Yield, that offers the convenience of being dishwasher safe. 

Shown: Yield Sand Ceramic French Press

What Makes Architectural Gifts Special

While all gifts serve as a meaningful way to express sentiments, acknowledge achievements, and celebrate milestones, architectural gifts should pay close attention to design and quality and show consideration for the recipient's connection to the architectural world.

Need more ideas? Talk to your Gemnote rep for a curated collection of ideas that will; suit your brand and your budget. From custom products for architects and designers to speaker gifts and more, they can help you find the best products by reputable brands with top customization. Check out the Gemnote Lookbook today to get started!

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