32 Holiday Gifts for the Designer in Your Life

December 5, 2011

You can’t just buy a boring ol’ sweater for designers, photographers or writers. These are creative professionals – they want something unique! So I found 32 gifts that will appeal to the typography nerd in your life – or that person who sees life through a fish-eye lens or the one who can’t put down the iPhone. Best of all, none of these items is over $100 – most not even close. Just click on the images to purchase any gifts that pique your interest here. And if you want even more ideas, be sure to check out last year’s holiday gift guide for designers.

Touch-screen gloves – $50

Lorem ipsum pillow – $45

Canon camera lens mug – $24

Sans serif type wooden coasters – $40

Pantone folding chair in Royal Purple 268C – $69

Alphabet print typography poster – $19

“Typography Sketchbooks,” edited by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico – $35

Pantone color chip necklace – $10

The Alphabet of Geekdom T-shirt – $27

CMYK Is for Printers button – $1.50

Designer mug – $8

Typography apron – $18

Pixel clock – $26

Arial ring – $6

Wolfgang Weingart T-shirt – $25

Garamond coffee mug – $15

This Took Forever labels – $4.50

iPad dry-erase board – $27

I Supported a Graphic Designer T-shirt – $15

New Orleans neighborhood poster – $22

Serif typography wall art – $30

“Graphic Design” for children edition – $18

Why Working at Home Is Both Horrible and Awesome poster – $20

Typewriter pendant – $30

The Bookworm’s Haven T-shirt – $19

Stop Fonting Around print – $10

Manifesto poster – $25

Kern ring set – $13

Earphone splitter – $10

Typo hoodie – $30

Fisheye, macro, wide-angle and telephoto phone lenses – $49 for all three or $20 to $25 each

Scrabble tile necklace – $15

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About Jennifer Moline

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 03:22 am #

Want them all! I have a Helvetica mug that I would love to replace with that Garamond mug! And the kern rings are pretty boss as well!

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

LOVE the camera lens mugs. Bought one at www.lensmug.net They sell 11 different Nikon and Canon models!

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