Gift ideas for architecture-lovers

Looking for a gift for the Grand Designs fan in your life? From event tickets to design-forward stocking fillers, try these inspired present ideas.

By Hugh Metcalf | 21 November 2019

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.

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