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
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.
You can never have enough books! Here are a few of my favourite branding and logo books.
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).
Herman Miller Aeron Chair ($1,295)
Wanting to spoil your designer friend? Look no further than this ergonomic Herman Miller Aeron Chair. I have a grey one in my office!
Wireless Phone Charger ($8.50)
Quickly recharge your phone, without the hassle of cords! And it’s JUST $8.50! Bargain.
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 code ‘globetrotting15‘.
Pantone Colour Book ($125)
Keep your colors spot on with a Pantone color book, an essential for every designer.
These sleek speakers from Harmon Kardon are a real talking piece… and sound great too.
Dot Grid Sketchbook ($29.99)
This Dot Grid Sketchbook integrated with a dot grid pattern is super handy for logo designs and UI work.
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.
Designer T-Shirt ($9.99)
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’.
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.
- Best laptops for designers
- Best computers for designers
- Best monitors for designers
- Best tablets for designers
- Best mouse for designers
- Best earphones for music-lovers
- Best cameras for designers
- Best microphones for designers
- Best office chairs for designers
- Best printers for designers
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.
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!
Graphics Tablet: Wacom Intuos Pro ($330)
Designing & drawing with a tablet is a real game changer, improving your workflow in an ergonomic manner!
Laptop: Apple Macbook Pro ($2,299)
The all essential design tool, the 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.
Camera: Sony A6500
The best camera for Youtube, vloggers & bloggers
Give them the gift of education, starting at just $10.
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.
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!
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.
Want to keep it basic? Send them a gift card from one of the below sites.
Stock Photography & Vectors
Have any other great gift ideas for designers? Let us know below.
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