We have collected 75 fantastic Christmas gifts for all you creative designers out there. And best of all, all of the gifts are affordable, with prices ranging from $10 to $100!
Ready? Let’s get started with our 2017 gift guide!
Timeless Clock Coaster
Never worry about time when you are with friends. Stacking these coasters introduces a different design.
A simple coaster that will complement any kind of laptop or desktop on any kind of table.
USB Flash Drive 64 GB – Credit Card
Finally, a flash drive that can fit in your wallet! Gift for computer programmer friend?
Newton’s Cradle – 4.5 Inch, Contemporary
Aside from Newton’s Cradle being a cool addition to any desk, it also has a calming effect, which many web designers need several times a day.
iPad Paper Pad
Not an iPad, but an iPad Paper Pad. Just a cool pad to jot down anything, including paper prototyping – give this as a present!
Stress Buster Desktop Punching Ball
Ah, yes, instead of punching a client or the boss, punch this ball instead. Or save your laptop from your wrath. Help save a friend or yourself from unemployment with this neat present!
Moleskine Folio Notebook
One of the safest gifts to give to any professional, trust me. Writers, web designers and developers, marketers, you name it. All of them need a notebook.
Rhodia Grid Designer Book
A perfect pad for designers. It has subtle dots that form grids for symmetrical sketches.
Web designers tend to focus on their designs while their coffee gets cold…no more! Maybe your other half is an addicted coder, he will appreciate this mug warmer as his gift for sure!
Wireless personal lighting for your office or room that can be controlled using smartphones or tablets. No need to stand up just to turn off the lights. Hue, hue, hue.
Rechargeable USB Batter Pack
Now this backup battery pack is so cool because it comes with hand turbine power generator. Even if you don’t have access to electricity, you can generate power yourself!
Gadget addicts as designers definitely will love to get this as a gift on any occasion!
Pantone CAPSURE Color Matcher
Scan and capture colors and integrate on your design programs. It’s not sci-fi, it’s Pantone CAPSURE color matcher!
The Web Designer’s Idea Book
From the best selling series, this third installment of The Web Designer’s Idea Book is a must-have for every web designer – from beginners to masters.
MOMA MUJI 36 Colored Pencils
The best gift for designers and young creatives in general, including art students.
Social Media Pillows
A perfect gift for social media enthusiasts and web designers. Why? Because no one can resist these fluffy pillows in today’s social media world!
Many web designers never see this mythical place called The Outside. Bring this Outside atop their desk! Get it here.
Retro Wired Headset
It’s not like someone will actually use this thing, but it’s a great gift nonetheless. Check it here.
For the web designer who loves music, just take a look at those colors! Click here.
Ever wished of having an extra hand just to hold your phone where you want it to? Well, Spiderpodium solves that! You can twist its arms in several different ways to either make your phone stand on its own, cling to a railing, hang on your bike, and several more usages, the only limit is your imagination.
The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
A great book as an amazing gift for beginners and people looking for direction in the web design industry.
3. Don’t Make Me Think
The purpose of every design is to make it intuitive as much as possible, not just for desktops but also for mobile devices. This book tackles fresh perspectives on how web usability should be done. Check it here.
64GB SanDisk Memory Card
The most popular memory card on Amazon.com. Portable, it can save up to 64GB of data. A perfect gift for photographers, web designers, graphic artists, and just about anyone.
LED Fluorescent Message Board
A great addition to anyone’s nightstand either for cheer notes or for a to-do list the next morning. Be sure to check LED fluorescent message board.
Plasma Lightning Heart
Dazzling lightning patterns respond to touch and sound. Electric currents are transformed into rays of light that dance around the inside of a handcrafted glass heart. The plasma lightning can also be manipulated by the touch of your fingertips or the vibrations from music and other noise. This unique decoration is a fun addition to parties – place on a stereo speaker and watch the lightning respond to the sound.
Sony (4:3) Digital Photo Frame (Black)
Beautifully display your favourite pictures at home with the easy-to-use 8″1 LED backlit digital photo frame. Enjoy your photos as single images or as a slideshow using a variety of transition effects. For added convenience, you can even view a clock or calendar along with your pictures.
A modern and neat Quirky Converage docking station for charging that will look great beside a Mac computer. Amazing gift for creative friend, who loves his gadgets.
MOMA Perpetual Calendar
Another perpetual calendar. The first one was more of a natural and retro type while this one is modern and borderline sci-fi.
One of the best gifts for designers in my opinion!
Inkling Bamboo is effective for sketching and taking notes. The best part? Every stroke you make is recorded and can then be converted for digital use on Photoshop. Graphic designers would love to get their hands on this!
Boogie Board LCD Tablet
I’m pretty sure that anyone who has enjoyed Etch-a-Sketch will find this gadget absolutely lovely. In fact, I just ordered one for my geek friend!
Pen Zen Bamboo Desk Organizer
An organized desk reflects an organized mind, do you agree?
Cordies Cable Organizer
You don’t need to worry again with your cables being tied together. Maintain a neatly organized work space with this product.
3. Hedgehog and Pig Card Holder
Hedgehog made of silicon that will help you hold your business cards in place.
Logitech Wireless Trackball
We asked around and found out that this is the best mouse for designers. It has no lag, it’s very much responsive, built for comfort, and has several functions like back and forward navigations, a programmable button, thumb controlled trackball, and many more that no standard mouse has.
Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop Keyboard
An ergonomic keyboard to help web designers protect their hands because it’s the only pair they will have for the rest of their lives!
Natico Ultimate Executive Decision Maker
Admit it, web designers are funnily crazy, and as a friend to one, you need to feed them with more crazy fuel! Natico decision maker, perfect!
Floppy Disk Sticky Notes
Go old school with these sticky notes! I guess this is the saying “Only 90s kids will get this.” come into play!
A great home or office decoration! Stylish gift for graphic designers who appreciate attention to detail and simplicity. Check it here.
Portal 2 Sentry Turret – Motion Activated Desk Defender
Because every sane web designer has to protect their desks from intruders, right?? Order it here.
Magnetic Sculptures – Dolphins
A great toy/design to tinker around to let the creative juice flow in during slow days.
3. Pantone Formula Designer Guide
The BEST gift you can give to any designer, especially the ones who don’t bring their computers with them all the time!
I really have no idea what’s the practical use for this stand, but I’ll include it here since it looks sleek and gifts should look sleek.
Pixelated Hand Shaped Mouse
It’s very ironic for a web designer to have this, yet I’m pretty sure they will love this. Ironic how? Many designers hate seeing individual pixels on their screens! Get yours here.
6. Coffee Cup Mist Humidifier
A web designer friend lives or works in an arid place? That’s bad for the skin! Help combat this situation by giving them a humidifier!
Well, keyboards won’t clean themselves, no? Cyber clean will help you.
Sauna Boy Portable Humidifier
A much cuter humidifier, I have nothing else to add. I want this. Great gift for designers.
Adult Coloring Planner for 2016
I can guarantee you every graphic or web designer will love this planner for year 2016. This will inspire designers to create, sketch something awesome themselves. Make your designer friend happy with this amazing gift!
A fancy way to send notes to friends and colleagues, but personally I’ll use it to make fun of others. Get yours here.
3. i-Bridge Premium Desk Organizer
A neat desk organizer for any office or home office. It has a cup holder, a dock for phones, two USB ports, and an amazing…paper holder.
Mobile WebDesigner’s Idea Book
A spin-off of The Web Designer’s Idea Book, a best-selling series that focuses on great web designs. A book series that every web designers NEED to have.
External Battery Pack for Most Smartphones and Tablets
Because running out of battery is a very, very, scary thing, right? You’ll never know when you will need one! Check it here.
6. Doctor Who Vinyl Decal
Doctor Who fans will love this decal quote in the form of TARDIS.
Masters of Poster Design
Very cool posters to design a rather plain room. Give that room some attitude!
Aroma Home Screen Wipe
Fun screen wipes with a chamois tummy will clean and reduce static on computer monitors, laptops and LCD screens. It has a zest of lemon fragrance which improves mental clarify and focus.
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For the fresh air and sun lovers. Balcony desk is extremely useful if your web designer friend has a balcony, of course.
Blue Heart Rate Monitor
Web designers spend most of their day sitting. That’s bad for their health. Help them be healthier starting from their special day by making exercise fun!
With this heart rate monitor for iPhone 5, 5S, 5C & 4S and iPads, web designers will run several miles just to break their own records. Because, you know, web designers are competitive people!
1. The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog Cards
This is an awesome typeface memory game for silent holiday days. Kit includes the main terms used in typography as well as about the evolution of type design.
Must have gift for any graphic or web designer!
Bright Feet Slippers
A perfect gift for both single and married people. With Bright Feet Slippers you don’t have to turn on the lights just to go to the restroom!
3. Water Dancing Speakers
Add some flair to your music! I’m pretty sure that designers will love this gift. Music with colors!
A real flying toy helicopter. I mean, come on, I’m pretty sure that deep inside your heart you want one since you were a kid.
Alcohol boosts creativity, right? Get you Beer Glass here.
Quadcopters are the cool new toys of the modern world. Everyone will want this! I bet you will get your hands on this one instead of giving it as a gift.
Car Mount Holder for iPhone
Not all cars have mounts for iPhones. And with this holder you can now use iPhone as a GPS.
This is one of the earliest generations of Kindle, and it’s actually the best Kindle at $69. In my opinion, Kindle Fire is less useful. If you’re planning on buying a Kindle, be sure to check older versions like this one.
Robotic Ball for iOS and Android
Something fun to have. A robotic ball that runs on Android and iOS, you can control it remotely. Purpose? Fun!
Pulse Wireless Activity Tracker + Sleep and Heart Rate Monitor
Are you sleeping well? Is your heart pumping like it’s supposed to? Sleep and heart problems are common to web designers because they just sit most of their working hours…and while at home. Check it out here.
1. DC Super Heroes Pop Up Book
If your friend is really geeky and is into DC super heroes, give him this awesome popup 3D book. It consists of 25 impressive popup openings – best gift for geeks!
Let your pillow talk be your pillow talk with these “Say I Love You” pillowcases. Whether you are together or a distance apart, they are perfect for reminding you both to say I love you each and every night and each and every day.
3. Reasons I Love You Stones
The reasons are infinite, and now nine of them are etched in stone. One side of each brushed-nickel token says “I love you” and the other bears a compelling reason, from “because you’re an inspiration” to “because I just do!” and “for always getting my jokes.” Comes in a red faux-suede pouch. Stones: approx. 1 3/8″L. Exclusively from RedEnvelope.
A Girl’s Guide to Dating a Geek
Are you dating a geek? Find out just how geeky he is in The Geek Test. Learn how to cope with his geekiness in sections such as: “Getting What You Want” and “How to Exercise Your Geek.” Also, discover how to plot revenge, diagnose common geek ailments, and find the perfect gift for your geek. Take a deeper look into the world of geeks with My Life Among the überGeeks and My Life Among the Gamers. Read case studies, examine graphs, peruse the Geek Dictionary, and more in: A Girl’s Guide to Dating a Geek.
Ctrl, Esc Key Cufflinks
Ctrl Esc cufflinks, for the classy web designer that can’t go anywhere without wearing his/her identity.
There’s No Place Like Home Shirt
Web designers and developers, including geeks will love this shirt. There’s no place like home!
Newspaper Pattern Laptop Carry Case
Simple and amazing gift for female web designers. Keeping the spirit of fancy fashion wherever they go!
Oh, Crop – Lady Designer T-Shirt
A good shirt for everyday use or for the gym…tell everyone you know how to design with humor!
Luxury Brand Designer iPhone Case
Almost all designers and creatives use an iPhone, you know? This will be a must have gift for iPhone users, I bet they don’t know this case even existed!
T-Shirt I know HTML
Another t-shirt that tells the whole world the wearer knows HTML – how to meet ladies. Talk about walking advertisement!
Funny CSS Designer Shirt
One of the few effective web design pickup lines! Check it here.
9. Tattify Metallic Jewellery And Quotes Temporary Tattoos
These temporary tattoos will be an amazing gift for every lady – especially creatives and designers!
8-bit sunglasses to help you protect your eyes while looking like a geek!
Sculpted Jewellery Tree
Elegant? Yes. Lovely gift? Yes. Although as a pre-requisite you should also buy her tons of rings and necklaces and other jewellery. You can get it here.
Heart Travel Alarm Clock
“What time is it? Oh!” Sweetheart comes to mind. Will it not be sweet to give your partner this? I’d love to have one! You can get it here.
Silk-like Microfibre construction, clip on* (for easy dressing and t-shirt wear if needed), and custom designed tie for you. You’ll be the envy of the office or, at least, you’ll get tons of attention. You’ll be just like Mario when he wore a tie to meetings when negotiating his contact with Nintendo. Sure the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 are out there with all their super technology, but sometimes it’s nice to remember the beginnings of the video game revolution. Viva la 8-Bit!