Noupe Editorial Team December 11th, 2019

Christmas Gifts for Graphic Designers

gifts for designers

Christmas is fun, but choosing gifts might become too overwhelming sometimes. You want to buy the best gift within your budget, and that may require a lot of research. It doesn’t stop there, either. You aren’t just trying to buy the best item for the buck unless you are shopping for a robot.

Even in that case, you might not want to exterminate the whole human race. (Yes, Terminator, we are looking at you)

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We’ve put together a list of items that might be helpful if you are looking to buy gifts for graphic designers.

Here are the 8 beautiful Christmas gifts for graphic designers

  1. Wacom Inkling Digital Sketch Pen
  2. Adobe Creative Cloud 
  3. Foldio2
  4. Wacom Intuos
  5. Cloud Storage
  6. Terrarium
  7. Meditation Applications
  8. iPad

 1. Wacom Inkling Digital Sketch Pen

Wacom Inkling
Source: Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/8936899230086584/

Inkling enables you to draw your sketches on regular paper and records the drawing digitally. The images that you draw works with Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchbook and various graphic design programs. 

2. Adobe Creative Cloud 

Adobe Creative Cloud

This one is obvious. It’ll make life easier for graphic designers. It can be used for cloud storage, Adobe software, and also accessing the huge Adobe library with a click.

3. Foldio2

Foldio2 Plus
Source: Orange Monkie Kickstarter page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/orangemonkie/foldio-2-bigger-and-smarter

If the designer you are buying the gift for interested in photography, you can buy Foldio2. It’s a portable photo studio box that works wonders. Foldio will also help them with taking photos of their designs. Getting quality photos for designs is quite important for the portfolio.

4. Wacom Intuos

Wacom Intuos
Source: Apple https://www.apple.com/tr/shop/product/HLZS2B/A/wacom-intuos-bluetooth-grafik-tableti-orta-boy

This pen feels great and natural. It’s accurate and comes with three free downloadable software. It’s also beginner-friendly, so if your friend is just starting it might be a really good gift.

5. Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage

There is no such thing as having too much storage for a graphic designer. So you might want to buy a cloud storage space from Dropbox, Google Drive or another cloud storage service. 

6. Terrarium

Terrarium
Source: Unsplash @nielsenramon https://unsplash.com/photos/okvqMfl78YE

The workspace is quite important for graphic designers since they spend a lot of time there. Adding a terrarium might lighten up the work area a bit and make it easier to spend all those long hours.

7. Meditation Applications

Meditation
Source: Unsplash @jareddrice https://unsplash.com/photos/NTyBbu66_SI

As aforementioned, since graphic designers spend a lot of hours behind a desk, meditating can help a lot. Not only it will help with professional life, but it will also help with their daily lives as well. So, if the potential gift recipient for doesn’t meditate, you can purchase a subscription plan for meditation apps like Calm and Headspace. Make sure to tell them why every designer should meditate!

8. iPad

iPad
Source: @designmesk https://unsplash.com/photos/Rz3CmJpcLew

Designers and Apple products go way back. Designers need strong computing devices with powerful processors, RAM, and storage.

The iPad doesn’t necessarily provide that, it might be a good new toy for a graphic designer to use with a stylus. Don’t get me wrong, there are people out there who create wonders on an iPad, but I’m just speaking from a general standpoint. There are also many drawing and art apps for iPads they can choose to use!

Overall, there are many gifts for graphic designers you can buy. The gift ideas that are listed above consist of things that will make professional life easier for most of the graphic designers. You can also get personal!

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