Gift Guide

Need some last minute gift ideas for the designer in your life? Check out some of our recommendations for great gifts any designer would enjoy this year. Maybe it’s a friend, a vendor, a co-worker…or even yourself!


Keyboard Coaster


Keyboard Coasters – These acrylic keyboard coasters are a fun twist on a functional item.


Pantone Coffee Mug


Pantone Coffee Mug – Greenery not your color? Pantone also sells watches, phone cases, and travel mugs in various colors on their website.

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog


The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog Card Game – This memory game is both fun and educational. Looking for something more generic? Grab some CMYK playing cards instead.


100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People


100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People – For the reader (or student) in your life, this book is a must-read.


Neil Steven's Prints


Neil Steven’s Prints – Everyone needs some well-designed, interesting artwork for their creative space or home.



Moleskine Smart Notebook – Make your drawing’s digital with this notebook connected to Creative Cloud. Other popular notebooks are field notes and Leuchtturm1917.


Floppy Disk Sticky Notes


Floppy Disk Sticky Notes – A nod to the times before flash storage! These retro sticky notes would be great for reminders or brainstorming.


UI Stencils Starter Pack


UI Stencils Starter Pack – Last, a practical gift for the digital designer who likes to sketch with pen and pencil first.

Is there anything we didn’t include you think we should? What gifts did you buy this year for the designer in your life?

By Nikki Machado
Published December 22, 2016