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Christmas gifts for architecture and design lovers

The RIBA Christmas gift edit

Christmas is coming, but don't panic - our edit will help you pick out the perfect gift for the discerning architecture or design enthusiast in your life. We've scoured what's on offer in our Liverpool and London shops and online to bring you a selection of the best items, many of which are inspired by our current exhibitions and objects in the RIBA Collections.

For the Art Buff

'Pablo Bronstein: Pseudo-Georgian London', published by Walther Konig
66 Portland Place and ribabookshops.com, £15

Explore the pseudo-Georgian buildings of London through artist Pablo Bronstein's unique drawn and written responses to this ubiquitous architectural style. This witty and intriguing book has been published to coincide with the current exhibition in the Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place, 'Pablo Bronstein: Conservatism, or the Long Reign of Pseudo-Georgian Architecture'.

Pablo Bronstein: 2 Lauriston Road and Well Street, limited edition print
66 Portland Place and ribapix.com, £150

Looking to really treat someone with a truly unique gift? Nab them one of just 50 limited edition prints, signed and numbered by the artist Pablo Bronstein; a special commission created as part of the current exhibition.

Sunderland Civic Centre: The Pedestrian Ramps, framed print
ribapix.com, from £29.99 (25% off)

Add a touch of instant modernism to you or your friend's home, with 25% off all art prints and framed prints until 31 December.* Shop our specially selected range of Curator's Choice highlights from the RIBA Collections.

*Excludes RIBA Contemporary Editions and image licences.

Clockwise from top left: Pablo Bronstein: Pseudo-Georgian London, published by Walther Konig; Pablo Bronstein: 2 Lauriston Road and Well Street limited edition print; Sunderland Civic Centre print

For the Starchitect-in-the-Making

Casagami Solar Powered Nightlight
66 Portland Place and ribabookshops.com, £7

This stylish and easy to build DIY nightlight is a fun way to teach kids about solar energy and sustainability and makes bedtime worth looking forward to.

Blockitecture building blocks
66 Portland Place and ribabookshops.com, from £27.49

You won't want anyone else to play with these colourful, postmodern-inspired building blocks designed by James Paulius. Hours of fun for you and your mini Mies or Macintosh.

Left to right: Casagami Solar Powered Nightlight; Blockitecture Deco architect building blocks

For the Discerning Designer

Wolf & Moon jewellery
RIBA North gift shop, from £28

Designer Hannah Davis handcrafts Wolf & Moon's striking abstract jewellery, inspired by the intersection of the natural and manmade worlds. Perfect for dressing up that go-to party dress.

Eames House of Cards
RIBA North gift shop, from £28

Give the gift of a design classic. Legendary design duo Charles and Ray Eames designed the House of Cards in 1952, a set of cards that can be slotted together to create a virtually unlimited range of different configurations.

Jo Keogh Hemisphere Bowls
RIBA North gift shop, from £45.60

Take home a unique work by ceramicist Jo Keogh, one of the artists exhibited in RIBA North's current 'Cerámica' exhibition in collaboration with ECAlab.

Alessi Baubles
RIBA North gift shop, from £16

Give your Christmas tree maximum style points with some iconic baubles from Marcel Wanders' Dressed for Xmas and Marcello Jori's Le Palle Presepe ranges.

Clockwise from top-left: Alcove II necklace and Atlas stud earrings from Wolf and Moon; Eames House of Cards; Alessi Le Palle Presepe baubles; Jo Keogh ceramic bowls

For the Friend of Architecture

Treat someone you love to an RIBA Friends of Architecture subscription, perfect for anyone with a passion for architecture and design. Friends’ benefits include discounted tickets to talks, lectures and debates, 10% discount in the RIBA Bookshop at 66 Portland Place, 10% discount in the RIBA Café & Bistro, 25% discount on all RIBA prints, 'A Magazine' for RIBA Friends delivered to your door, access to an exclusive events programme including architectural walking tours and behind-the-scenes visits, and a special Friends e-newsletter with event updates and special offers from our partners. A Friends membership is £45 a year for single membership and £80 for joint.

RIBA Friends get 10% off in the RIBA Bookshop at 66 Portland Place, as well as a host of other benefits.

For the Boss

Looking for a thoughtful and tasteful Christmas card to impress your boss/client/aunt? Look no further. Our shops at 66 Portland Place and RIBA North have a wide selection of architecture-inspired cards, featuring both images from the RIBA Collections and the work of contemporary designers such as Oscar Francis.

Christmas cards designed by Oscar Francis; Linescapes London Christmas card set; Paper Tango pop-up cards (L-R: Tate Modern and St Paul's Cathedral)

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