There are some great gifts that pop up pretty consistently in designer gift lists, and then there are these gift ideas. Check these out and mix it up a bit this year!
I own one of these and don’t know how I survived life without it. SO convenient/comfortable/sexy to look at! :)
Another designer friend intro’d me to AeroPress and I’ve never looked back! Entire Cafés use the AeroPress system, because it makes 1 cup of the best coffee of your life at a time. And it’s only $33 for the whole system!
Remember when you were a kid, and you used to get those tracing books and they were your favorite thing of all time? Well, this is like that, but the grown up version for designers. Still exactly as fun as the originals! :)
Feeling down? Inspire yourself with a fun design quote, give yourself a pat on the back, or privately curse out your enemies/client from the firey depths in style with a light box.
This one because, who DOESN’T want to work on a design from a freaking floating swing hammock chair? I mean seriously. The best. And the umbrella protects your screen from glare, and it comes with a built in bag for design supplies and/or snacks. Can’t go wrong!
Bonus: This one is just flat out shameless self promotion (but I don’t feel TOO terrible since I only bank about 10% of the profit).
If you’re looking for a goofy gift that will make the designer in your life grin first thing in the morning, there’s always my UX doodle mug. :)