Now more than ever before, Christmas shoppers are exploring away from the high street to seek out creative presents for their loved ones. As a result, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to unusual and high quality design-led gift solutions for the graphic designer in your life.
From practical devices and stylish home treats, to beautiful books and silly stocking fillers, we’ve pulled together our favourite Christmas treats to inspire your search for someone special who loves good design, or to indulge in your own wish list this festive season!
Apple’s new iPad Pro has double the CPU performance of the iPad 2 and the highest resolution yet, creating faster engagement capability to make the most of both work and play. The innovative Apple Pencil accessory is particularly dreamy for technical designers and can edit down to a single pixel. Buy this gift—iPad Pro or Apple Pencil.
Revamp the studio for 2016 with these gorgeous but simple graphic screen prints from British design duo Joff and Ollie on Lanebypost.com. The clean lines and simple patterns will smarten up any space. Buy this gift.
Created in collaboration with the London Design Museum, Fifty Typefaces That Changed the World is the perfect book for a graphic designer. Beautifully presented, witty and insightful, it tells the story behind 50 of the most influential typefaces from posters, packaging, buildings, brands and more. Buy this gift.
Keep them dry in style with this fab walking stick umbrella from the Design Museum’s lustworthy shop collection. DavidDavid’s Aztec print is produced on protective fabric and comes with an enduring maple wood handle. Buy this gift.
These quirky ceramic vases are sure to add some desert glamour to any designers work space. Gift wrap a set for a lovely injection of colour, whether displayed as they come or teamed with oen or two simple stems for full effect. Buy this gift.
A fun, retro inspired set of glasses by Italian designers Bitossi, this gift is perfect for those who love entertaining, and those with a snazzy sense of style! Buy this gift.
This iconic camera would make dream present for a creative designer with a budding passion for photography. Small and lightweight, it’s easy to use and features include wide/tracking shots, film simulation and real-time Viewfinder. Buy this gift.
A good gift is all about finding something they’ve longed for, but wouldn’t indulge in for themselves. So treat the graphic designer in your life to the latest wireless headphones from Bose. Perfect for work and play, this SoundLink headset can seamlessly switch between mobile devices and audio, and has supreme sound quality for both. Buy this gift.
These brushed gold quotation bookends make a charming present for any designer with creaking bookshelves packed with much-loved design tomes. Buy this gift.
Spoil someone with this fantastic gadget that brings 3D drawings into life. An updated version of the world’s first 3D printing pen, the 3Doodler 2.0 is easy to use and requires no technical knowledge or computer software. Great for an experimentalist! Buy this gift.
Every designer will appreciate the gift of coffee but to really get their juices flowing we suggest this beautifully designed Alessi Pulcina espresso maker in red or black. Buy this gift.
Another gem for the home or studio is this cinema light box which comes with 69 letters and 6 blank tiles for customised messaging to spark creativity. Buy this gift.
Help your design lover keep track of time with this classic wall or freestanding clock from Habitat. Buy this gift.
If you’re looking for the perfect stocking filler for a graphic designer, keep it simple and opt for an iconic moleskin notepad. There are so many to choose from to suit any scribbler, doodler or organised freelancer. Buy this gift.
What captures their personal design taste more? Illustrated cats, witty type or floral print? Perhaps it’s Nicholas Cage as Napoleon… Pick and choose the pillows they’d love most from this funky collection for a fun yuletide gift. Buy this gift.
This delicious box of A6 postcards featuring Tom Pigeon’s original typeface Cinematype, is sure to bring a smile to the designer you love on Christmas morning. Buy this gift.
A simple, classic design for an extra-special present this Christmas. This Mondaine wristwatch with a stainless steel face and leather strap is Swiss made and water resistant. Buy this gift.
Help them make a brew the smart way in 2016 by gifting the Smarter Wifikettle that can start boiling water remotely and even alert when it’s ready. Buy this gift.
If you’re looking for something design-led with a good sense of humour this ‘Come In / Go Away’ ambigram door mat is sure to raise a smile. Buy this gift.
This gorgeous coffee percolator will keep them going all year round and is available in several iconic pantone shades to indulge their love of colour! Buy the gift.
A practical gift any hardworking freelancer will love, this Classic Stanley Lunch Box is made from recycled plastic and features a stainless steel vacuum Thermos that will keep a nice pot of tea warm for a late night edit. Buy this gift.
Indulge their sense of nostalgia with this adorable Miffy lamp — a classic design and perfect ambient glow to brighten up any workspace. Buy this gift.
This modern classic is a must-have book for graphic designers. Just My Type is the ultimate cultural history of typesetting as well as a practical guide and a visual joy for all graphic design lovers. Buy this gift.
Beautiful jewelry for the design minded, this necklace features a miniature set of specialist tool for pretty charms. Meticulously detailed in matt and polished stainless steel, it includes an adorable little red tool box. Buy this gift.
An elegant and chic desk lamp, with the lighting a graphic designer needs—this will make a lovely gift this festive season. Developed from the iconic original, this special edition lamp features geometric patterns in the shade. Buy this gift.