14 Holiday Gift Ideas for Creatives

November 30, 2010

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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Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog as well as maintains its Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest presences. She also guest-blogs for such notable graphic design blogs as Fuel Your Creativity and Inspiredology. She’s previously written about technology and small business for news websites, magazines and newspapers. In her off-hours, Jennifer can be found roughing it in the mountains or tucked away in a movie theater.

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

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. :)

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Thanks so much for this helpful info. I hope to see more from you in the future. I share something with you as well: at www.silverrush2000.com they've got delightful (gemstone ring).

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

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