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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Gift Guide: Top Picks for Students!

In need some shopping tips for the student in your life? It might be hard to know what gift will best ensure academic success, but here are some recommendations for academics, high schoolers, lit majors, chemistry postgrads, and everyone in between.

School Supplies
Let's start with the basics. Every good scholar needs good quality tools, so here are some supplies that, aside from being very pretty, will be sure to keep your student organized and well equipped.

Handmade Shinola journals; Marimekko perpectual calendar; Rifle Paper Co. 2016 Folk calendar; Midori animal-shaped paper clips; Llewellyn's Witches' Datebook 2016; Field Notes cherry wood graph paper notebooks; Marimekko ten pencil set.

Good-to-know Things
It can be hard to buy gifts in the field your student's working in, but there are always good general-knowledge titles to pick from:

Top: The Technological Singularity (Murray Shanahan); Syllabus (Lynda Barry); Verso's philosophy and politics Futures series (including Marc Augé's The Future, Paolo Virno's Deja Vu and the End of History, and Franco "Bifo" Berardi's Heroes).
Bottom: The Best American Infographics 2015 (ed. Gareth Cook); The Illustrated Elements of Style (William Strunk); D'aulaire's Book of Norse Myths and Greek Myths (Ingri D'aulaire); What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Randall Munroe).

And finally, the constant studying and course load juggling can wear a person down, so why not celebrate the end of term with books that are all about mental well-being?

Soothing, whimsical Moomin comis! Either our collected stories box set, hardcover volumes, or floppy, full-colour individual stories (Tove Jansson); Hyperbole and a Half (Allie Brosh); The Affirmations Colouring Book (Sarah Mangle); The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo.

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