14 Holiday Gift Ideas for Creatives

Smartphones and iPads are the hot gift items of the season, but for the graphic designers, illustrators, writers and other creative professionals in your life, you need to be more original than that. Here are 14 unique items I came across in my search for the perfect gift for Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus or just because.

For even more ideas, be sure to check out PsPrint Blog’s previous gift guides by blogger Britt and myself: “8 Gift Ideas for Creatives” and “16 Stress-Free Holiday Gift Ideas.”

“I’ve Lost the Key to My Imagination. Now I Can’t Start My Unicorn” T-shirt – $18 at Made With Awesome

Accounting purse – $36 at Funky Chic Designs on ArtFire

“D&AD 2010: The Best Advertising and Design in the World” hardcover book – $59.99 at Taschen

“The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog” typeface memory game – $16.50 at Amazon

“How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell” poster – $11.95 at The Oatmeal Shop

Typography soap – $10 at soapylove on Etsy

CMYK wallet – $15 at MoMA Store

Avant Garde necklace – $19 at plastique on Etsy

“Free Wi-Fi (after Hopper)” archival print – $34.95 at artist Josh Ellingson’s site

Olunda framed picture – $39.99 at IKEA

USB Hub Man – $20 at SFMOMA Museum Store

Helvetica hoodie – $39 at TypographyShop

“Wildsville” by Derek Yaniger and serigraph – $40 at Mister Retro

“Death to Comic Sans” T-shirt – $23.47 at RedBubble

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3 Responses to 14 Holiday Gift Ideas for Creatives

  1. Aaron December 3, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    I want all of these, except maybe the Helvetica hoodie. We see it enough in design as it is, I’m not about to wear it on my clothes! Also I’d be pretty scared to wash with Type soap and ruin all those pretty letters. :)

  2. gemstone jewelry December 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

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