ASK DN: Christmas Gifts for Designers?

5 years ago from

I'm wondering what are some great Christmas gifts for designers. What would you like to get? Let's share some gift ideas: any books, tools, gadgets, recommendations would be more than welcome.

PS. I know the Web is full of it, but I'm fishing for some original and also personal recommendations :-)


  • Paul HermannPaul Hermann, 5 years ago

    It's interesting how designers think that designers are some special breed that aren't really people but some special folk that need "Designer Gifts" and "Designer Food" and "Designer Notebooks".

    18 points
    • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 5 years ago

      I can understand that some people have design as their hobby as well as their job, and I guess it becomes their entire lifestyle.

      Power to those people, I suppose.

      Personally though, I want a bottle of scotch and some decent ratcheting spanners for Christmas. After 9-10 hours in front of a computer each day, I like my hobbies to be slightly more analogue.

      7 points
      • , 5 years ago

        Exactly! They're not "some special breed" but I can imagine that for some people their job is also their passion. By giving them a book on design, a funny geek gadget or let's say a professional mouse, you let them know that you appreciate and understand their hobby :-) It's a nice thing.

        5 points
    • Alex MarinAlex Marin, 5 years ago

      It's interesting that you think something like that had to be said. If I'm a designer, I like receiving related gifts, shows me that they thought about it a little versus getting me a shirt. It's more relevant. But perhaps you do need a bottle of scotch instead of a geeky designer gadget.

      5 points
    • Eythan D'AmicoEythan D'Amico, 5 years ago

      I hope you get designer coal for Christmas

      4 points
  • Jovana AndjelkovicJovana Andjelkovic, 5 years ago

    Socks, but like, pretty ones.

    9 points
  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 5 years ago

    The 2017 Oris range is lovely, if anyone's into watches.

    3 points
  • Account deleted 5 years ago

    If I got something related to design for Christmas I wouldn't be very happy. Christmas is the last day I want to think about work.

    2 points
  • Stacy Summers, 5 years ago

    HI! Check this collection of 28 gift ideas. A weird number, but geeks like everything that is out of the common. Anyway, I hope this will be enough to fuel up your imagination and make a note of possible gifts for creative people for the nearest holidays. https://www.templatemonster.com/blog/gifts-for-designers/

    1 point
  • John Jackson, 5 years ago

    One of those nifty dot grid notebooks would be neat. But, to be honest, anything you've put thought into should go over well.

    1 point
  • Megan Adams, 5 years ago

    a standing desk or a treadmill desk! Working would be even more exciting :D

    0 points
  • Andy BrownAndy Brown, 5 years ago

    Here's a gift guide I put together, but really it's just a bunch of gifts that I would quite like...

    Gift Guide for Designers

    If you are looking for some books as well check this article out...

    The Top 20 Best of The Best Graphic Design Books

    0 points
  • David Heaton, 5 years ago

    Hey there! You might want to give this website a look https://giftsforadesigner.com/

    They have a really nice Holiday Gift Guide that I got some stocking stuffers from!

    0 points