These thoughtful, architecture-inspired gift ideas are perfect for the avid Grand Designs fan in your life.  

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Whether your loved one is focussed on their own Grand Design style build/renovation, or they're just always tuned into Grand Designs itself, these design-forward gifts inspired by all things architectural could just be the perfect gift for them this Christmas. 

Concrete, Brick and Stone coffee table books, £20.96 each 

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This Triptych of beautiful coffee table books is new for this year, each featuring boundless insiring images and studies of buildings made from each book's titular material. 

Grand Designs Live tickets

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Next year's Grand Designs Live events take place between May 2th-10th at ExCeL London and 7th - 11th October at Birmingham NEC, and offer a great day out for the recipient, filled with self-build and renovation inspiration as well as insight into their favourite Grand Designs properties. 

Arckit, £140, Selfridges 

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If you know someone desperate to tackle their own self-build, an Arckit is a fun way to indulge them on a smaller scale. There are a range of different designs available inspired by modern architecture. 

Architect's pencil set, £7.95, Not on the High Street 

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As a stocking filler idea for someone with architecture on the brain, these custom-printed pencils from Not on the High Street may even inspire some thoughtful home design in the future! 

Brutalist 2020 Calendar, £20, National Theatre Shop

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It takes a certain sort of person to appreciate Brutalist architecture, but if you know someone who finds the beauty in the world's most influential modernist, concrete buildings, this calendar could be the perfect gift for them to welcome in a new decade. 

Grand Designs magazine subscription

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For the gift that keeps on giving, a Grand Designs magazine subscription can be taken out as a gift for both 6 and 12 months for ll the architecture inspiration they need delivered to their door each month. 

Model buildings, from £100, Chisel & Mouse

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3D printed from plaster, these miniature building sculptures are not only brilliant studies of some of the world's most celebrated architectural forms, they're also objects of beauty to display around the home. 

Golden ratio wall art, £41.80, Etsy

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For the uninitiated, this wall art may just look like a simple, decorative design, but it's inspired by the Golden Ratio – the classic concept used for centuries in the measurements for construction of buildings. 

 

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