16 Stress-Free Holiday Gift Ideas

The holidays can be a stressful time. Stores are mobbed, and people are angry when they should be jolly. Here are some unique graphic design-influenced gift ideas for your geeky friends – or yourself – that you don’t have to leave the house to purchase and are reasonably priced. They range from just $12 to $58! But quit your procrastinating if you want your orders to arrive by Dec. 24 …


Star Wars USB Drive – starts at $29.99 at Tyme Machines

There’s also one from a little movie called “Twilight.”

There’s also one from a little movie called “Twilight.”


Photoshop Magnet Kit – $24.99 at ThinkGeek

You can literally Photoshop your family.

You can literally Photoshop your family.


Pantone Coloured “brights” Espresso four-cup gift set – $50 at W2 Products

Warm up with paprika 179 C, mustard 130 C, grape 520 C and turquoise 3272 C.

Warm up with grape 520 C, mustard 130 C, paprika 179 C and turquoise 3272 C.


Lowercase Scarf – $58 at Little Factory

Also available in numbers and uppercase letters.

Also available in numbers and uppercase letters.


Custom-Made Calendar – starts at $15.74 each in a batch of 25 at PsPrint

Choose memorable photos for each month and hand them out to all your family members!

Choose memorable photos for each month and hand them out to all your family members!


El Vética T-shirt – $20 at Feed Store

He’s from the small town of San Serif.

He’s from the small town of San Serif.


Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design – $31.50 at Amazon

400-page hardcover by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit.

400-page hardcover by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit.


Honesty T-shirt – $28 at GRANDBÜRO

Start a debate with your attire!

Start a debate with your attire!


Very Secret Order Member Sketchbook Set – $29 at Veer

“The Very Secret Order of Creatives Understanding exists to encourage and celebrate creativity at every opportunity.”

“The Very Secret Order of Creatives Understanding exists to encourage and celebrate creativity at every opportunity.”


Invisible T-shirt – $24.14 at RedBubble

By the power of the Photoshop eraser tool ...

By the power of the Photoshop eraser tool ...


Recycled Typewriter Key Cufflinks – $50 at Inhabitat

Choose your own keys for a custom, environmentally friendly gift!

Choose your own keys for a custom, environmentally friendly gift!


Notepod 3-Pack – $17.95 at Notepod

Got an idea? There’s a page for that.

Got an idea? There’s a page for that.


I Can’t Draw T-shirt – $12 at Threadless

Available as a zip-up hoodie for $30, too.

Available as a zip-up hoodie for $30, too.


Give and Take Business Card Holder – $18 at Design Within Reach

One side for your cards and another for the ones you receive.

One side for your cards and another for the ones you receive.


Personalized Thumb Drive – starts at $16.99 at Pexagon

Select a theme and color and add your contact info.

Select a theme and color and add your contact info.


Oh, Crop T-shirt – $26 at Café Press

That says it all.

That says it all.

7 Responses to 16 Stress-Free Holiday Gift Ideas

  1. Jennifer December 4, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    How could I miss these Helvetica and Avant Garde necklaces?

    http://www.betterlivingthroughdesign.com/furnishings/personal/helveticaavant-garde-necklaces.html

  2. Sidney Tuffin June 27, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    wow amazing write-ups

  3. Ava Simser August 17, 2010 at 2:24 am #

    thanks for the great info

  4. Brian December 3, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    The Oh, Crop shirt and the give and take business card holder are my favorites!

  5. One More Gadget June 12, 2011 at 12:12 am #

    Hey there! Even though it was 2 years ago, we’d appreciate a link back to our site every time there’s a post of a cool gadget found through One More Gadget.
    Thanks Jennifer :)

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