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20 Perfect Gifts for Every Designer in Your Life

Creative Market March 31, 2021 · 5 min read
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Designers come in many shapes and forms. Regardless of the field in which they create, designers are united by their love of color, layers, textures, type, and composition. Graphic, fashion, interior, and web designers all have a unique perspective that should be celebrated every day of the year. Whether you’re planning for the Holidays, a birthday, or some other celebration, we’ve created this list to help you find the perfect gift to wow the designers in your life.


Gifts for Graphic Designers

A kit to encourage them to start sketching

Copic markers are all-time designer favorites! This 4-piece set includes a 0.5 Aristo pencil, a black 0.5 Copic Multiliner, and two Ciao markers. Pair it with a nice sketchbook like the one we’ll describe next for the ultimate sketcher’s dream gift.
sketch-kit

A customized Moleskine sketchbook

This art sketchbook is perfect for quick mockups and raw ideas. Personalize it with your designer’s name for a special, memorable touch.
moleskine-customized-sketchbook
Price: $19.95 (Large version)

A screen printing kit

Is your designer more of a hands-on type? This kit includes everything they need to complete any kind of DIY screen printing project: DIY hinges with screws, a wood 16×20 screen, a 10″ squeegee, black ink, and more.
print-screen-kit
Price: $99.99

A mug featuring the Pantone color of the year

In case you haven’t heard, the design world is all about Greenery (Pantone 15-0343) these days! Make coffee time extra special with this bright Pantone mug.
pantone-mug
Price: $25.00

A note-taking kit to help them stay on top of their game in style

The Field Notes kit is a great gift for those who love the industrial, retro vibe pushed forward by designers like Aaron Draplin (who actually created Field Notes). The Kit includes 1 80-page Steno Book, 1 Mixed Original 3-Pack, 1 “Sweet Tooth” Edition 3-Pack, a pen, pencil, and a band of rubber.
field-notes-kit
Price: $24.95


Gifts for Web and UX Designers

Cushions to encourage them to take a break from coding

Command + Option + Esc, no explanation needed. Hand your favorite web designer the gift of rest.
cushions
Price: $59.90

A set of cards to go offline with UX design

This deck helps you create sitemaps and determine what is included on a website without staring at the screen. Encourage your designer friend to give his or her eyes a rest!
website-deck
Price: $19.00

A website stencil kit to mock up their best ideas in no time

Stainless steel stencils to wireframe new websites quickly. These come with a Zebra mechanical pencil
and 2 UI stencils stickers.
ui-stencils
Price: $32.00

A lap desk for designers who move around

Cut from a block of premium bamboo, the Slate Mobile Lap Desk is light, strong, and designed to absorb laptop heat.
slate-air-desk
Price: $69.95 *Sale

A charger that magically keeps their mouse charged and ready for use

1. Where has this been all our life? and 2. We’ll take two of these, thanks.
magic-mouse-charger
Price: $81.00 *Sale


Gifts for Fashion Designers

A limited edition Project Runway sewing machine

Surprise your favorite fashion designer with a sewing machine to embellish virtually everything, from clothing to home décor items.
brother_sewingmachine
Price: $178.99

A kit to create their own nail polish

You read that right: DIY nail polish. This kit includes eight colors you can mix with blending tools and funnels, creating your own personalized bottle of nail polish. Assembled by Amy Schofield in California.
nail-polish-diy-kit
Price: $35.00

A coffee table book to remind them why they love what they do

An amazing look at the power of one dress to change society. Printed by the Design Museum (London), the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary design.
fashion-book
Price: ~ $30.00

A fashion coloring book to expand their imagination

London-based illustrator Nina Chakrabarti created this interactive coloring book for fashionistas of all ages.
fashion-coloring-book
Price: $16.95

Magic embroidery scissors

Ever seen something nobody knew they needed until they saw it? So here are these unicorn embroidery scissors:
scissors
Price: $11.00


Gifts for Interior Designers

A kit to create their own jar candles

Give them the gift of creating their own ambience with scented jar candles. Makes two candles.
candle-diy-kit
Price: $29.99

A magnetic interior designer kit

Play around with magnets before you move any actual furniture. Encourage your favorite interior designer to plan an entire house without drawing or typing anything.
interior-designer-magnetic-kit
Price: $115.75

Desk accessories to make their job even more exciting

Combine Poppin’s ruler, pens, and a clipboard for the perfect interior designer set.
poppin-stationery
Price: $8 (ruler), $12 (rollerball pens), $6 (aqua clipboard)

A home design coffee table book

Domino’s Book of Decorating has quickly become an interior designer must-have. The title contains furniture, paint, and layout advice for various rooms around the home — and serves as a decor accent in and of itself!
domino_bookofdecorating
Price: ~ $30

Pantone Formula Guides, because Pantone.

This wouldn’t really be a gift guide for designers if we didn’t include Pantone Formula Guides. This set is a must-have tool for designers to approve spot colors in graphic projects. A bit on the pricier side, they are worth every penny.
pantone-color-guide
Price: $131.75 (on sale). Regular: $155.00


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4 Comments
  • I love this post! All gift ideas are are super...I want them all, lol! Have a great week! 5 years ago
  • omg definitely want the unicorn embroidery scissors! 5 years ago
  • Copic is realy magic, Santa,can you hear me?)))) 5 years ago
  • @Ekaterina Akhmatgaraeva totally necessary ✨ 5 years ago