On the lookout for great gifts for the graphic designers on your team? Buying gifts for creatives may seem difficult, but it’s really not. Beyond cool pens and notebooks, think “artsy” and maybe even “quirky” gifts that make their job easier or give their creative mind a little boost.
Check out these 35 gift ideas for graphic designers. There are so many cool gifts here that you might end up picking out a couple for yourself, too.
Considered one of the premier references for graphic design, it makes a great addition to any artist’s library.
Sometimes you can’t keep a good artist down, or sitting in one place. With this compact light pad, they can continue with their projects, even on the go.
A simple humorous t-shirt that any type-lover can appreciate.
Help keep beverages hot, and your favorite designer awake with this witty mug.
Show your humor with every glance at the fridge. The perfect gift for the graphic designer break room.
Hand-written notes give a personal touch unmatched by electronic means. This box set lends a vibrant pop of color to notes, birthday cards, and thank-you cards.
Want to brush up on a technique? Or learn a novelty one just for fun? Why not take a class from the comfort of home?
Combine the joy of pen to paper with the convenience of electronic rendering.
Manage your time efficiently with this voice command wooden digital clock.
Give the gift of extended education with a gift card for designer books. They are great gifts for graphic designers of any level.
Don’t have time to go to the kitchen for a refill? This stylish electric kettle has you covered.
More than a sketchbook, less than an iPad. The perfect partner for designers on-the-go.
You can never have too many pen replacements for your graphic tablet. And this is a replacement pen for one of the most popular and trusted brands of graphic tablets.
Give the gift of new graphic design software. It’s available for iPad and Desktop.
Jot down ideas and dreams in this unique journal.
Express your love of color with these vibrant cell phone cases for iPhone 6+.
You carry so many devices, but charging is a no-brainer with this multi-port charger.
Visualizing your ideas just got easier. Sketch out concepts using this graph pad with browser tab layout.
Whether your designer is a coffee addict or tea lover, they are sure to love this on-the-go press.
Upload your original creations to this compact crafting tool. Print and cut from almost anywhere.
Nestled in a vintage-style box, this set contains everything you need to create beautiful calligraphy lettering.
This innovative artist brush and stylus combo is indispensable for any artist.
Is it an internet radio, Bluetooth speaker, or an alarm clock? It’s all of the above wrapped up in a funky design.
Etsy is a cool marketplace that has unique prints to personalize a designer’s workspace.
Yeah, it’s a little retro but this little toy was responsible for creating a spark in many a young artist’s soul. So go ahead and take a little playtime flashback.
For the artist who doesn’t compromise quality. The smoothness of the ink has made these a popular choice for years.
Want to give your eyes a rest but don’t want to stop your momentum? Try switching to these cards instead.
A great gift for the type-lover in your life. This book covers over 4,500 examples of type art from a bygone era. Not the right fit? See our list of our favorite 75 graphic design books here.
Travel backpacks make great gifts for graphic designers who travel often.
Some designers work simultaneously with a smartphone and tablet. Position your device just the way you want with this adjustable stand.
For those times when you’re up all night working on a project.
For those “print nerds” who lack the essentials of the trade.
Take your workstation to the next level with this adjustable glass top drawing table.
Do you love baking? Showcase both your loves with this unique cutter set.
Express yourself with these re-usable canvas bags. Give people something to talk about while waiting in line at the grocery store.
Don’t fear, a book is always a safe way to go. We’ve put together a blog post that details our favorite graphic design books.
If you think of a gift that isn’t on the list drop it in the comments below. We will periodically update this article.