Holiday Gift Guide x ChangeUp

December 8, 2020

A roundup of gifts for spreading cheer this holiday season from a few members of our creative team.

2020 is clearly the year no one planned for. Here’s our take on a few gift ideas to spread cheer and keep your creative juices flowing, even when working remotely. We wish you all the best this holiday season, in the year ahead, and beyond.

Amanda McAllister / Associate Creative Director 

Gradient Puzzle

$25

The gradient puzzle is a vibrant way to meditate on color. The act of putting it together is slow and deliberate, where the color of each piece is used to locate its proper position. It’s not only fun, it’s printed on a thick stock and high-quality art paper, so the puzzle can be assembled again and again without losing its edge. The only other things you need are ambition and workspace.

James Bacon / Associate Design Director

Watershed Guild Gin

Starting at $30

In light of supporting small business, let’s raise a glass to Watershed for keeping the creative juices flowing. Guild Gin is a delicate, floral gin with a golden hue from the maceration of dried chamomile flowers post distillation.

Haley Kunka / Associate Design Director

Happy Socks for MoMA Set

$48

Treat yo’self or someone on your gift list with this cheerful sock set. Made to celebrate the MoMA’s reopening, these high-quality combed cotton and elastane socks from Swedish brand Happy Socks boast bright color-block designs.

Jamie Cornelius / Executive Creative Director

PARKS Board Game

$49

Get away from the screen and have some fun while you’re stuck inside. Escape to the National Parks with this board game created in partnership with the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series. Get lost in the beautiful illustrations and plan your bucket list.

Ryan Brazelton / Executive Creative Director

Colorful Backgammon Set

$96

The best part of this Backgammon set is that it doesn’t matter if the person receiving the gift already has a backgammon set, a game that’s been around for thousands of years, making it truly iconic. This colorful version is bound to be something new for them and serves as art as much as it does an actual game to play with friends.

So have an awesome holiday and reward yourself for getting through 2020. (P.S.: play the animation above <with sound on> to add instant cheer to your day). Here’s to 2021.