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19 Gifts for Web Designers

Liam McKay March 27, 2024 · 6 min read

Ever wonder what to get for that designer who has everything? If you are friends with web designers who seem to have every newest gadget and gizmo, which leaves you stumped about gifts before the holidays, then you’ll want to check out these ideas below. These gifts are guaranteed to make sure your favorite web designer has a merry Christmas.

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Sketch

is a professional vector graphics app with a beautiful interface and powerful tools. The guys behind the Mac App set out to build a better app for graphic designers. Not to copy, but rather to improve. With designers seeking for alternatives to Photoshop for web and graphic design, Sketch offers a powerful alternative that has already caught the imagination of designers worldwide.

Creative Market Giftcards
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A Creative Market Giftcard is the easiest way to give the gift of design, buy a giftcard from $20 to $100 and let your creative friend pick out the exact design goodies they need to make their job that little bit easier.

Ugmonk

The Ugmonk Shop

is an incredible catalogue of well crafted goods, ranging from tees and prints, to mugs and mouse-pads. Every single item is worthy of note, so you really can’t go wrong – they make a perfect gift. But if you are having a tough time picking out exactly what to buy, you could always pick up a giftcard.

Slate Mobile AirDesk
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Slate Mobile AirDesk

is cut from a block of pure, premium bamboo. The AirDesk absorbs heat and it includes a handy docking station and mousepad. The bamboo is chiseled, hand-sanded, and polished to mirror the feeling of glass. Perfect for someone who works from home!

Posters from StartupVitamins
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StartupVitamins

is home to motivational posters for creatives and and entrepreneurs, featuring quotes from leading entrepreneurs. With lots of posters (and other products) to pick from you’re sure to find that perfect gift in here somewhere.

SkillShare

The gift of learning is one that’s sure to be appreciated by any designer. There’s always a new technique to learn, or a new process to try out. A giftcard for SkillShare is a great gift as it allows your friend to pick from hundreds of courses from top professionals that have a “learn by doing” approach.

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Coda2

is a all-in-one editor for your web code, offering a whole host of features to make creating the web that little bit easier. An editor. Terminal. CSS. Files and more, in all one place. You can also live preview your site on your iPad as you code too.

Things To Do Notepad
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Things to Do

is a simple, but beautiful to-do list to help inspire you to get going on your daily creative design tasks.

It’s Always Coffee Time Mug
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It’s Always Coffee Time

. Okay, so this one more than any in our list isn’t just for web designers, but we all know designers love their coffee. The mug comes with a coaster and some sweet stickers, a nice little gift for any coffee loving designer.

Business Card Templates

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Anyone who takes him or herself seriously at his or her job needs business cards, so if you’re friends with a web designer, consider buying him or her this great technology-themed business card template. Chances are, your web designer friend is more of a digital person than a print person — so by buying him business cards that he or she can print, you can help make sure he or she drums up more business.

Printable Valentines

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The next big greeting card holiday after Christmas is Valentine’s day, so these printable Valentines cards from Shaun R. Fox are a great way for your web design friend to prepare for the upcoming year. Gifting these templates will take the need to buy physical cards off your busy designer friend’s to-do list!

Vintage Logo Insignias

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This vintage logo insignia bundle from Tom Anders contains a huge set of vintage inspired logos and insignias to use on any design project. The logos are editable in Photoshop and Illustrator so that they can be manipulated — and they also come with a bunch of free fonts, ribbons, banners and more. The complete collection contains 40 logos, so it’ll give you a huge variety to design with — and you’ll pay a whole lot less buying the bundle than you would paying for the logo templates individually!

Bonbon Typeface

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One of Creative Market’s fanciest fonts is Bonbon — a script family that comes in 3 weights. Bonbon comes with at least 4 alternates for each letter — so it comes with a ton of variations. Make the splurge for Bonbon, and your friend is sure to appreciate it.

188 Actions Bundle

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188 Actions is one of Creative Market’s most popular products, and it’s a great gift idea for any web designer who works with photos. The collection, created by Tom Anders, contains Anders’ entire lifetime collection of Photoshop Actions. The collection contains 188 Photoshop Actions for 9 differently themed sets — as well as one set of Photo-based Facebook Timeline covers. 188 Actions can be used in conjunction with a ton of different products on Creative Market to create awesome photos, so it’s a great starter gift for any web designer.

Adobe Type Library Reference Book, Fourth Edition

Perhaps your web designer friend gets tired of spending hour after hour staring at the computer screen. If so, then a useful gift my be Adobe’s Type Library Reference Book — a physical book that contains showings for all Adobe Type fonts. It also has info about the OpenType font format, typographic classifications and character sets.

Mega PhotoPacks 1 & 2

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If your web designer friend designs sites with photo backgrounds, he or she will really appreciate the gift of Mega PhotoPacks — 1 and 2. Each contains 94 full resolution photos taken with a DSLR to be used in designs, app backgrounds, slider graphics, and more. Categories are broad and include things like flowers, bubbles, sunflowers and more — so they’ll be relevant no matter what kind of design your friend does.

Desire Typeface

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For another font treat, consider getting your friend the Desire Font — a font that is whimsical and fun and has become popular over this holiday season. The designers of Desire worked on developing and designing the font for over five years. The typeface is extensive — it includes 644 alternate letters, 98 ligatures, 8 flourishes, and 6 catchwords. One of the best parts about Desire is that it can be used for something elegant and serious, as well as projects that are whimsical and fantastic.

Christmas Card Templates

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It’s never too early to think about NEXT Christmas — so why not get your designer friend something he can use when the next holiday season rolls around? These Christmas Card templates are a great way to give something printable to your web design friend to use for family and friends. They are also a great professional tool and sending them clients can help with client retention.

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