Holidays are almost here and we’re all brimming with happy anticipation.
Or not. It usually depends on how our Christmas-presents-to-buy lists are going.
Personally, I’m feeling slightly panicky because I have been thinking about presents for at least a month. But no, I still haven’t bought all of them.
I hand-picked these ideas for presents for designers as a way to find inspiration and fight my own Christmas procrastination. All items are beautiful, functional, and available on Amazon. Some are expensive, some not - I tried to make the list diverse and quirky.
If you happen to be a designer yourself, you could add some of these to your personal holiday wish list!
To those who don’t know what to buy for their friends and relatives engaged in web design, I say: cheer up and let’s get through the holiday templates fever together!
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Every graphic designer knows that feeling of friction between hand and drawing tablet surface. The special two-finger elastic lycra glove would make a perfect Christmas gift. They significantly speed up the drawing process, and you can create unique Christmas templates or illustrations more efficiently.
If you want to keep your designer friend healthy, consider this gift option. We all know that creative people spend hours sitting at their desks, and of course, it takes a toll on their physical health. A pillow massager can help relax and relieve body tension at the end of the day.
A creative person should receive creative Christmas presents. This groovy camera lens-shaped mug from Amazon is sure to impress the graphic designer. Everyone likes to sip coffee while working to stay awake till night. So choose this awesome camera cup to make a handy gift for the holidays.
Funny cups never happen to be many. The original “It's a Designer Mug” coffee cup is a useful and catchy gift idea. It is made from high-quality ceramic, ideal for hot and cold drinks. If your friend or colleague is an avid designer, they will appreciate your choice.
This awesome sketching kit is designed for beginners and professional artists. If the person enjoys 24/7 drawing, this Amazon set is the perfect gift. It includes a top-quality sketch pad, a large pencils collection, a sharpener, an eraser, and other sketching supplies. Creating unique art ideas will be much easier and more enjoyable with this kit.
This Christmas gift idea would be a double-match for someone who does graphic design and loves board games. UNO is a very famous game among tabletop lovers. So why would a designer enjoy this card set? It is decorated with minimalist Warleson Oliviera artworks that make cards unique and engaging. Check them out!
Magnificent art calendar for the year 2022 from Amazon! Each card features notable works by the world's great artists. It is the perfect present for a creative person who appreciates art. Check out this product on the website!
Who wouldn't want to spend the entire winter vacation wrapped up in a super soft blanket with a deer print? The answer is pretty obvious. This velvet holiday blanket will satisfy absolutely every creative person. Consider it as a gift idea for friends, family members, or co-workers.
This lovely Amazon set includes six folders with decorative prints and easy-to-use labels. A designer has tons of projects and ideas on their desk. To keep them in order and visible, these folders can come in handy. In addition, their brightness will add color to the interior.
What could be a better gift than a scented candle? This set of fresh floral flavor candles with festive design jars will enchant every coziness lover. Moreover, you can't celebrate the winter holidays without candles. Check out this set from Amazon!
A chic moon lamp for a cozy and calm evening. You can regulate the color (6 options) and brightness. With a lamp like this, you can have a nice evening ritual for relaxing before bed or use it for home parties with friends. Christmas is coming, so choose this present idea for your loved ones!
The designer art print collection would be a great gift for an artistic person. These blocks are easily stuck to the wall, so no tools are needed. The acrylic picture set complements the home interior and is aesthetically pleasing. Consider this art collection to give as a gift to your designer.
A person who is passionate about design is constantly seeking new information and enriching their knowledge to be the best in the field. If your friend or colleague is just starting as a designer, a book about design would be the perfect gift. You can choose Sean Adams' book on “How Design Makes Us Think” or any other design book on the website.
This extremely handy keyboard design fits only MacBook Pro 13-inch (A1706, A1989). If your friend has this notebook model, feel free to buy these silicone keyboard shortcuts for easy Adobe Illustrator use. It will speed up the workflow in times. In addition, the stickers are ultra-thin and very soft.
The world's most famous guide to the season's main color trends is the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report. It is presented by the Pantone Color Institute every season. You will get ten 3-D wood magnets with Pantone color chips and a 32-page spiral-bound mini-book with 30 Pantone colors. It is enjoyable to choose and display the color of your mood each day.
An oversized hoodie with elongated sleeves is probably the very thing that can go down in history as a symbol of the era in which we live. The popularity of hoodies is a result of the desire to protect ourselves from the aggressive urban environment. It is the favorite piece of clothes of many creative people. Are you still searching for cozy Christmas gifts for graphic designers? You have just found the perfect one!
This cozy gift is made of 100% grade cotton linen natural material. No doubt, the pillowcase will bring more joy and a holiday atmosphere. The Christmas pillowcase with the best wishes is a memorable gift that will decode any interior. Pick up a favorite color of your designer and run to congratulate your loved one.
Are you searching for funny gifts for graphic designers? Just take a look at these adorable pajama joggers. It is a unisex present that is great for home wear, sleepwear, daily loungewear. Whether you are looking for a funny gift for a dad, husband, son, or a female friend, it is an excellent solution to consider. We bet the print will make your loved ones laugh and remember your care.
Present some magic to your creative person. Think over the blanket with stars and words of encouragement. Wish your loved one gratitude, harmony, happiness, peace, comfort, etc. Being wrapped up in this bundle of plush furry fabric is enough to make you feel safe. The glowing stars that give off a soft and calming light will leave nobody indifferent. Stop your choice on this gift if your creative loves comfort and coziness.
Sincere gifts make everyone happy! With the help of jewelry, we can talk about our feelings and express our attitude to a person without words. This beautiful lady's holiday bracelet features dangling trees, presents, and wreaths. Such jewelry is one of the best Christmas gifts for graphic designers and any other creative person. Do not hesitate to choose this cute present to bring a festive mood.
Pick up this most detailed, accurate, and beautiful scratch off map out there. Such a map features vibrant colors on a glossy black design. We are sure your graphic designers are proud of the world places they covered. Do not leave them to forget this exciting experience. The countries and states are brightly colored, so you can show off all of the places you have crossed off your list.
A stylish picnic basket with a cooler to keep food and drinks cold for hours is an excellent option for those who adore picnics. This useful and practical present is perfect for picnics, parks, sporting events, beaches, etc. The basket is fully equipped with service for two persons. Surprise your friends, family, or colleagues with a nice Christmas gift.
This is a case when a fashion accessory is not just beautiful but warm. Any graphic designer with a sense of humor will appreciate such a gift as a Christmas LED cap. What do you think of such funny gifts for graphic designers? This type of present is quite universal - LED knit hats fit a wide range of head sizes for most boys, girls, men, and women. The cap is great for Christmas parties, music festivals, birthday parties, bar gatherings, etc. Wear the cap with everything you find in your own closet: parkas and jeans, sheepskin coats and leather trousers, eco-fur coats and skirts.
Okay, It’s expensive. But one cannot make a list of gifts for designers and not include Apple’s awesome gadgets. Many designers will find one of them under their Christmas trees this year, maybe you or your loved one could be among them?
This beauty is for making pen-on-paper sketches and saving them as raster and vector files. It is compatible with Mac or PC devices.
These stylus pens are compatible with most popular digital devices. They look stunning and provide precise and smooth drawing experience to digital artists.
This wireless device will print your best designs and photos from a mobile phone or tablet. It looks pretty and will fit into most elegant home interiors.
It’s not enough to take flat, 2-dimensional photos any more. With this scanner for iPad it’s possible to make 3-D models of people and things.
Speaking about 3D, one doesn’t need to own a fancy 3D printer to be a 3D designer. With these pens, there’s no stopping your creativity!
This is not just a powerful external storage, it’s a beautiful one. A perfect gift for a lover of
This gorgeous leather pouch will protect an iPad or graphic tablet anywhere you take them.
Made in collaboration with Pantone, this slim and durable iPhone case is a piece of art.
This is a life-saver for those who keep more than one screen on their tables. The stand riser has three adjustable desks with ample storage space under them.
Designers who are working on iPads or graphic tablets will appreciate these two stands. The first one helps to have enough space for sketching and typing, the other will be a match for those who cannot help taking work to bed with them.
These flameless candles with remote control are perfect for holidays. They give beautiful warm glow and allow regulating the intensity of light.
For creative types, steampunk never goes out of trend. This lamp can turn any home or office desk into a designer studio.
Once again a Pantone collaboration melts our hearts with its beauty. This portable speaker will connect to any device via Bluetooth and brighten up the day of a color-loving person.
For designers in love with music, I have a stunning looking pair of headphones. Music and aesthetic pleasure should go hand in hand.
One rarely sees a designer at work without his headphones on. These awesome retro-style headphones will cover your ears, reduce noise, and immerse you into your favorite music.
What a beauty! And they sound even better than look.
By the way, where do designers keep their headphones and gadgets? Why not on this wonderful headphones stand made of natural wood?
You can tell by the looks of this chair that it is a designer who sits on it. It is breathable, ergonomic, and almost too beautiful to be true.
This one pairs nicely with a drafting table, provides lumbar support, and keeps your posture ideal.
If you have never sat on such chair, you don’t know how comfortable your back can feel during a workday. It helps eliminate neck pain and improves your posture. A wonderful gift for someone who wants to work comfortably and healthily.
Any designer will fall in love with these multicolor gradient stripes. The backpack is very light and durable, perfect for everyday use.
This iconic backpack from a japanese brand will protect your laptop and other stuff like a samurai.
Designers tend to surround themselves with functional beauty. This laptop backpack is an example of such a killer combination.
A perfect gift for a lady designer. The largest pouch will hold an iPad and in the smaller ones she can carry makeup and supplies.
Unicorns rule! And this particular one will inspire any designer to create unique art.
How many designers does it take to put together a Jason Pollock puzzle? Buy and find out!
Now, this is a kingly gift for a person who adores colors and has a big family. Each cup is handmade and can be bought separately.
This elegant and chic Christmas glass ball is made by designers from Italy for designers all over the world. A great Christmas present. Check out other colors available.
The garland made by hands from 100% wool is a prefect decor not only for Christmas but for any party.
This beautiful two-tier salad lunchbox is a nice present for a designer who works at the office and wants to stay fit.
This Andy Warhol inspired tote bag will be a lovely and affordable gift for a designer.
Colors, sometimes you just can’t get enough of them. These stretchy and comfy cotton socks will be a great inspiration for designers of all kinds.
Give your designer friend or colleague a set of quality paint markers for Christmas. They come in stunning pastel hues and do not bleed!
These watercolor markers have brush tips and are good for for sketching, calligraphy, comic books, doodling, illustrating. I also like the wrap up case. Awesome!
What can be better than a big sketchbook? A giant one! It has 75-lb bright and perfectly textured white paper fit for all kind of artwork and large-scale drawings.
Want to have a sketchbook always handy? This one is travel-size, with a panorama fold-out on the back. The hardcover is made of PU leather. Check out the other sizes!
When designers set their goals, they do it in beautiful and functional planners. This one has diverse layouts, dot grid and blank pages, vertical calendar, and so much more!
Help your designer friends master their deadlines with this giant wall planner and a multi-color set of erase markers.
In this book, you will find a collection of assignments, projects, ideas, and techniques for adult mixed-media artists. It is fun and playful. An awesome gift!
This is a year-worth source of inspiration for furnishings, textiles, graphic arts, and paper-product industries.
Sometimes, you just need to hang a monkey smoking a joint on your wall. I couldn’t help adding this poster to my collection.
And of course, who wouldn’t want a nice T-shirt with a life motto print? I certainly would.
I guess, that’s all.
I really hope you enjoyed this collection. Please share your thoughts and ideas about Christmas gifts for designers in the comments!
Happy holiday shopping!
A designer is a person with a developed imagination, delicate taste, creative abilities, and their own vision of things. Pick up something unordinary to surprise and please one or another representative of the creative profession. Graphic designers will appreciate decor items, work-related stuff, clothes, and creative gifts.
Amazon is still the ultimate place to find the products of various categories: clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, decor items. If you are looking for funny gifts, you will never go wrong with Amazon.
One by TemplateMonster is an excellent present for designers and illustrators. Any specialist working in the field of design with graphic editors will find tons of benefits. The subscription includes the "Graphics" section, where you can find PSD sources, ready-made logo templates, illustrations, etc.
If you know your creative person well enough, it is a good idea to present emotions. A pottery master class, spa, or balloon flight will leave nobody indifferent. You can deliver impressions in a beautiful package. The recipient will be pleasantly surprised twice: when he receives a gift and visits the event itself.
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