Christmas Gift Guide 2017: 31 gadget gift ideas for design lovers

From retro radios to elephantine cutlery drainers, here's our list of the year's design doyens

That carbon-fibre Christmas tree. Those asbestos baubles. The tinsel made of glass.

Design decisions don't always go to plan, but they almost always get you noticed - and the festive season is the perfect time to give the gift of quirky kit.

Placing form over function wherever possible, this here is a collection of largely useless, fantastically designed prezzies.*

*Note: some of them are actually quite useful.

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