101+ Gifts for Designers & Creatives

101+ Gifts for Designers & Creatives

Forget socks and undies – get your creative designer friend something they really want.

I’ve compiled a list of the top gifts for designers, perfect for Christmas or even their birthday!

They’ve all been vetted by me – a designer.

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Best Christmas & Birthday Presents / Gift Ideas for Designers, Artists & Creatives


Wake-Up Light with Sun Rise Simulation ($45.99)

This wake-up light imitates sunlight to wake up in a natural way, particularly useful for those with dark mornings. It also has an FM radio, with another option of setting your own wake-up sounds. It’s the second best thing to coffee.

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Wake Up Light

Design & Branding Books

You can never have enough books! Here are a few of my favourite branding and logo books.

Amazon Book Recommendations

Touch Screen Gloves ($14.99)

For those in chillier parts of the world, these touchscreen gloves are a life saver (and a great stocking filler).

Touch Screen Gloves

Herman Miller Aeron Chair ($1,295)

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Wanting to spoil your designer friend? Look no further than this ergonomic Herman Miller Aeron Chair. I have a grey one in my office!

Herman Miller Aeron Chair

Wireless Phone Charger  ($8.50)

Quickly recharge your phone, without the hassle of cords! And it’s JUST $8.50! Bargain.

Wireless Charging Stand

MVMT Watch – $99 (+Get $15 Off)

MVMT create high quality, minimalist products and at an affordable price. I have this MVMT watch and a pair of their Aviator sunglasses, and they rock! Pictured here is their classic series 45mm Black Leather watch.

Get $15 off with coupon codeglobetrotting15‘.

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Pantone Colour Book ($125)

Keep your colors spot on with a Pantone color book, an essential for every designer.

Pantone Color Book

Harmon Kardon Wireless Bluetooth Speakers ($229.99)

These sleek speakers from Harmon Kardon are a real talking piece… and sound great too.

Harmon Kardon Speakers

Dot Grid Sketchbook ($29.99)

This Dot Grid Sketchbook integrated with a dot grid pattern is super handy for logo designs and UI work.

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UI Sketch Book

Moleskine Notebook ($14.99)

The Moleskine Notebook is a durable classic for designers.


Wireframe Deck of Cards ($19)

The Wireframe Deck includes 80 2×2″ double-sided cards of common website and UI elements, lo-fi on one side and hi-fi on the other.

Wireframe Cards


Designer T-Shirt ($9.99)

Designers love unique tees, and you can find a ton on Amazon and in the JUST Creative Store. (Get 10% off with code ‘JUST10’.)

Designer T-Shirt


The Ultimate Guide to Logo Design eBook ($19)

Kyle Courtright Logo eBook

The Ultimate Logo Design eBook by Kyle Courtright is the “definitive guide to logo design”. This eBook would go for $29 however you can get $10 (35% off) the book, making it just $19. This is your chance to up your logo & branding game – there really is no other resource like this. Use coupon code ‘JUST10OFF’ at checkout.

CMYK Designer Socks ($16.50)

I know I said to forget socks, but I made these and they are perfect for a designer. Tap into your inner print geek!

  • See the JUST Creative Store for more great designer swag + get 10% off with code ‘JUST10’.

CMYK Socks

Best Electronic, Gadgets & Gift Ideas for Designers

I’ve compiled a list of the best computers, laptops, printers, monitors, tablets and mice for designers below.


Printer: Epson Wide-format Printer ($300)

This Epson printer is a high quality photography and design workhorse and can print paper as large as 13” x 19” in nearly every standard paper weight and finish.

Epson 1500

Mouse: Logitech MX Master 2s ($99)

I personally use the Logitech MX Master 2s and have used prior models for over 10+ years now. This mouse is extremely comfortable and has all the precision I need for design tasks. Highly recommended!

Best mouse for graphic designer - Logitech MX Master 2s

Graphics Tablet: Wacom Intuos Pro ($330)

Designing & drawing with a tablet is a real game changer, improving your workflow in an ergonomic manner!

Wacom Intuos Pro Digital Graphic Drawing Tablet

Laptop: Apple Macbook Pro ($2,299)

The all essential design tool, the Macbook Pro.

Apple Macbook Pro

Computer: Microsoft Surface Studio ($2,999)

Not a Mac guy? The Surface Studio might just be for you.

Earphones: Bose SoundSport Free Wireless

High quality wireless sound to get into the zone.

Bose in Ear


Camera: Sony A6500

The best camera for Youtube, vloggers & bloggers

Sony A6500 Best Camera


Online Courses from Udemy ($10)

Give them the gift of education, starting at just $10.

Udemy Courses

Online Courses from SkillShare – 2 FREE Months of Unlimited Classes

Simply sign up to Skillshare and then refer them on for 2 free months of unlimited classes.

Skillshare Classes

Take A Vacation! Get US $15 off any booking at Booking.com


Still not sure? Give them a vacation (or take one of your own!)

Booking is my favourite online hotel booking engine, due to all of its features and simplicity. And today, you can get US$15 off your next stay!

Click here to get $15 off your next Booking

The $15 will be refunded to you after checking out of your hotel. Booking.com will send an email with the refund. You must have a Booking.com account to get refunded. Have any questions? See their FAQ.

Digital Resources

Want to keep it basic? Send them a gift card from one of the below sites.

Stock Photography & Vectors

Design Resources


Have any other great gift ideas for designers? Let us know below.

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Gifts for graphic designers & creatives


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