2018 Best Gifts for Graphic Designers

Maddy Sharkey

Web Design,
Graphic Design

Do you have someone in your life who feels compelled to comment on every logo they see, spends way too much time on their computer, and says "typography" in public too often? Chances are you're in close proximity of a graphic designer, and you may be confused on what to get this person for the holidays. There are some amazing products, inspiration books, and helpful tools out there designers will love. To make your search for the perfect gift a little easier, we've compiled the best gifts for graphic designers in 2018 here!

TOOLS

Fabriano 8.25x11.7 Ecoqua Dotted Notebook

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Fabriano 8.25x11.7 Ecoqua Dotted Notebook

A designer's favorite notebook! Easy to tear out pages with settle guides for sketching and planning.

Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Art Markers, 72-count

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Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Art Markers, 72-count

Give a designer the luxury of 72 colors with the best sketching markers on the market.

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Web Design Browser Sketch Pad

The perfect gift for web designers to plan their design right on the browser!

 

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The Moleskin Smart Notebook: Creative Cloud Connected

A super affordable option for digital artists who like to start on the paper.

 

ELECTRONICS

 

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Creative Cloud Subscription

Adobe subscriptions are like paying the cell phone bill every month: we can't live without it! Give the gift that keeps on giving all year- make sure to only purchase Education edition if the gift is for a student or teacher.

Dell UltraSharp 24" IPS LED Monitor

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Dell UltraSharp 24" IPS LED Monitor

Workflow will soar on this giant screen where designers can multitask and get away from hunching over their laptop! (We use these at BCS!)

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Logitech M220 Silent Wireless Mobile Mouse

Affordable and top-notch mouse is a must for any designer- check out this comfortable and sleek design from Logitech.

 

ACCESSORIES

 

 

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Pantone Phone Case

A fun way to tell the world, "Hey, I work with cool colors."

Plum Paper Subscription Box

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Plum Paper Subscription Box

Designers love a great paper. Check out Plum's subscription of printed goodies delivered monthly!

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Design Wall Art from lanebypost.com

For the sophisticated and minimalist designers

 

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Pantone Mug

If drinking coffee out of a Pantone themed mug doesn't scream graphic designer, I don't know what does.

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      Travel Poster

Find local artists on Etsy creating geometric travel posters with a vintage feel.

BOOKS

All American Ads of the 90's from Taschen Books

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All American Ads of the 90's from Taschen Books

American Ad books are packed full of vintage inspiration!

Draplin Design Co.:Pretty Much Everything

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Draplin Design Co.:Pretty Much Everything

A classic tale of a very cool dude, who is also an incredible designer.

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Design as Art by Bruno Munari

Another classic every designer needs in their collection.

 

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Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug

Usability and accessibility are a hot topic in web design. Steve Krug delivers arguably one of the best web design resources today.

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The Gourmand: Magazine Subscription

A hip and sophisticated magazine full of design inspiration that keeps giving all year!

Milton0glaser

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MILTON GLASER POSTERS: 450 EXAMPLES FROM 1965 TO 2017

Get lost in hundreds of poster designs from one of the most celebrated designers of our time, Milton Glaser.

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Made In North Korea

Trust me, it's super cool.

Any graphic designer is sure to enjoy these original and thoughtful gifts available this holiday season. Are you a creative? If so, what would you add to your list this year?

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Madeline
Digital Marketing Coordinator

Maddy is a graphic designer and enjoys being immersed in everything digital. She has been an East Side resident for over six years and believes Milwaukee is the place to be! She prides herself on always having a restaurant recommendation and believes a screen should be replaced with a good book every night.

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