Christmas Gifts for Designers
It’s that time of year where you feel the urge to buy your friends and family gifts, sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it can be a tough old slog. Well, if they’re a designer try buying them some of these cool products.
Panobook is a panoramic notebook for your desk, and eventually, your shelf. Made of quality materials and thoughtful details, and includes a slipcase for archiving when you’re finished. It features a dot grid with device guides and is a seriously high quality product.
Prices start from $19 each but worth buying the three pack for $57
Socks in a Box Subscription
Socksinabox Subscriptions have socks to suit everybody – simply select the range of socks that most suits the person you are buying for. Perfect for the sock lover.
Subscriptions start from £19.99
Pantone Scented Candles release a selection of fragrances to suit any mood or taste. They are presented within coloured glass vessels the colours of which were inspired by the standardised colours of the world-renowned Pantone Colour Matching System book.
Small candles start at around £6
UI Stencils Starter Pack
Get your sketch on. This starter pack comes with everything you need to jump start your prototyping chops. Features your choice of Web, iPhone, or Android Stencil Kits, Accompanying Sketch Pad, UI Stencils Case & Pentel p207 Drafting Pencil.
This set will cost you £67
The Wireframe Deck includes 80 2×2″ double-sided cards of common website and UI elements, lo-fi on one side and hi-fi on the other. A great way to get creative away from the computer.
You’ll pay $19 for this.
Dot Grid Journal Pack
Dotgrid.co Journal Pack contains one A5 and one A6 dot grid journal. It also comes with a Staedtler Fineliner Pen in a Dotgrid.co branded bag and is available in six fun colours. A great bundled gift for any designer friends in some really cool colours.
A bargain at £28!
Logi Wireless Charger
Logitech’s Powered wireless charging stand delivers convenient hands-free wireless charging for your iPhone. Its thoughtful design lets you charge your iPhone while still making calls — without ever cutting power. And a U-shaped cradle ensures effortless charging placement every time you rest your iPhone inside. Side-note, great for unlocking with FaceID without touching it.
This is a pretty £60 but will transform your desk.
The ultimate tool for responsive screen size sketching. Heavy-duty gauge stainless steel ruler with pixel increments. Markers for mobile, tablet and widescreen (laptop) sizing.
If you want to pay $36 for a ruler this one is for you.
There’s a few ideas for you. Send me over any other cool designer related gifts for future posts.
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