100+ Awesome Holiday Gifts for Designers - The Ultimate Gift Guide for Designers

*Updated for 2018 Gifts for Designers 2018 | Gifts for Architects 2018

It's getting to be that lovely time of year again where snow lightly falls outside your window, the Coca-Cola polar bear is back, Santa is coming to town and you drink a lot...of eggnog ;)

Now one of the most fun but often daunting tasks is to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.  If this task isn't already hard enough, we all have that one designer friend that is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for! Or maybe you are a designer yourself and are looking for inspiration on what to add to your own wishlist. 

Alas, have no fear! Gifts for a Designer is here bringing you the BEST! and GREATEST! holiday gift list for all of your architect, designer, and creative friends! People, this list is Yuuge, but we have broken it down into some great categories (click each to skip ahead)

 

 

Minimal Pens:

 Let's face it, designers draw, write, and scribble all the time!  Doing so, they need the "write" tools to do it.  Here is a lovely collection of pens any designer is going to love!

 

1. Tungsten Steel Head Pen - $15 

Tungsten Steel Head Pen, Minimal Pen

 

2. Vintage Wood and Brass Fountain Pen - $33

High Quality vintage Fountain Pen Rosewood and Brass Pen

 

 

3. Milled Brass Pen - $10

Milled Brass Pen, Gifts for a Designer

 

4. Rose Gold Edition Gel Ink Pen - $29

Rose Gold Edition Gel Ink Pen

5. Handmade Vintage Brass and Wood Pen - $29

Handmade Vintage Brass and Wood Pen

 

6. Milled Brass Refill Pen - $49

Milled Brass Refill Pen

 

7. Wooden Brass Ballpoint Pen - $19

 

8. Minimal Metal Fountain Pen - $29

Minimal Metal Fountain Pen

 

9.  Red Sandalwood and Brass Fountain Pen with Walnut Case - $99

Red Sandalwood and Brass Fountain Pen with Walnut Case

 

10.  Open Air Aluminum Alloy Pen - $99

Open Air Aluminum Alloy Pen

 

11. Hand Made Solid Wood Brass Refill Pen - $129

Hand Made Solid Wood Brass Refill Pen

12. Felt Pencil Case - $7

Felt Pencil Case

 

13. Minimalist Style Felt Pencil Cases - $19

Minimalist Style Felt Pencil Cases

 

13. Felt Pen Case - $19

Felt Pen Case

 

14. Felt Pen Pouch - $7

Felt Pen Pouch

 

15. Simple Pencil Case - $9

Simple Pen Case

 

16. Wool Pencil Case - $13

 Wool Pencil Case

 

16. Milled Brass Pen Holder- $29

 

Milled Brass Pen Holder

Backpacks:

It’s no doubt that one of the things you need as a designer is a backpack that awesomely reflects your own individual style and preference. Here is a great collection of backpacks that I’m sure you’ll definitely love.

 

18. Modern Fold-Over Backpack - $79

Modern Fold-Over Backpack

 

19. BackShield - A Minimal Anti-Theft Backpack - $49

BackShield- A Minimal Anti-Theft Backpack 

 

20. The Ozuko - Water Repellent Backpack - $79

The Ozuko - Anti theft Bag Water Repellent Backpack

 

 

21. Modern Anti-Theft Water Resistant Backpack  - $79

 

 

22. The City Elite Bag- $89

The City Elite Bag - Anti-Theft Water Resistant Smart Backpack w/ USB Charging Port

 

23. Vintage Leather Travel Backpack- $129

Genuine Vintage Style Leather Travel Backpack

 

24. Cowhide Genuine Leather Vintage Backpack- $129

Cowhide Genuine Leather Vintage Backpack

 

25. Minimal Street Style Canvas Waterproof Backpack and Laptop Bag- $89

 

26. PU Leather Laptop Messenger Bag- $99

 

27. Cow Leather Backpack- $49

Cow Leather Backpack

 

28. Genuine Leather Travel Bag- $129

Genuine Leather Travel Bag

 

29. Waterproof Laptop Briefcase and Messenger Bag - $79

 

30. Leather Transformable Laptop Shoulder Bag - $79

 

31. Distressed Genuine Leather Backpack- $129

Distressed Genuine Leather Backpack

 

32. PU Leather Modern Backpack- $59

 

33. PU Leather Backpack- $39

 

34. Vintage Waterproof Canvas Backpack- $79

 

35. Black Water Resistant Backpacks for 15.6"/17" Laptops- $89

Black Water Resistant Backpacks for 15.6" and 17" Laptops

 

 

Minimal Watches:

One of the most important things that every designer should be able to do is to tell their time in style. You don’t only need a watch for telling time, but it has to also come with a minimalist design that’s a pleasure to look at. Here are some of the amazing watches in our collection.

 

 

36. Stainless Steel Minimal Watch- $19

 

37. Nordic Minimalist Watch- $25

 

38. Minimal Steel Faced Watch- $39

Minimal Steel Faced Watch

 

 

39.The Voyager- $29

The Voyager

 

 

40. Hollowed-out Square Face Mechanical Wristwatch- $329

 

 

41. The Seafarer- $39

The Seafarer

 

 

 

 

42. The Luxembourg - Minimalist Watch- $19

 

 

43. iF Design Gold Award Hollow Minimalist Mechanical Watch- $399

 

 

44. Minimalist Stainless Steel Watch- $99

Minimalist Stainless Steel Watch

 

 

45. Kronos- $19

Kronos

 

46. I&W UltraThin Minimalist Watch with Steel Mesh Band- $129

 

47. Half Face Stainless Steel Watch- $39

Half Face Stainless Steel Watch

 

48. The Tokyo- $49

 

49. The Centurion - Thin Minimalist Watch- $209

 

50.  FOCUS | A Minimalist Timepiece- $49

 

 

51. Natural Bamboo Watch- $39

 Natural Bamboo Watch

 

 

Laptop Cases:

Carry your laptop in style by getting any one of these laptop cases. As a designer, it’s no doubt that your laptop is your most valuable item and as such, it should be carried in a case that protects it whilst also offering that wonderful visual appeal at the same time.

 

52. Wool Felt Sleeve Laptop Sleeve- $19

Wool Felt Sleeve Laptop Sleeve

 

53. Felt Laptop Shoulder Bag- $39

Felt Laptop Shoulder Bag

 

54. Slim Wool Felt PC Sleeve- $19

Slim Wool Felt PC Sleeve

 

55. Felt Laptop Sleeve for 12" and 13" Laptops- $29

Felt Laptop Sleeve for 12" and 13" Laptops

 

 

56. Felt Laptop/Tablet Sleeve with Leather Edges- $19

Felt Laptop/Tablet Sleeve with Leather Edges

 

 

57. Universal Leather Laptop Sleeve- $17-23

 

58. Laptop Cover Case For Macbook- $13

Laptop Cover Case For Macbook

 

59. Felt Laptop Sleeve- $19

Felt Laptop Sleeve

 

 

60. Genuine Leather Clutch- $69

 

 

61. Pu Leather Laptop Case Set- $39

Pu Leather Laptop Case Set

 

62. D-park Waterproof Laptop Sleeve- $39

 

63. Water Proof Laptop Briefcase- $99

 

64. Vintage Matte Leather Messenger Bag- $129

Vintage Matte Leather Messenger Bag

65.  Handmade Leather Messenger Bag- $179

Handmade Leather Messenger Bag

 

 

66. Thin Genuine Leather Briefcase and Laptop Bag- $139

Thin Genuine Leather Briefcase and Laptop Bag

 

67. Leather Laptop Sleeve and Charger Case- $89

 Leather Laptop Sleeve and Charger Case

 

Geometric Jewelry:

Our geometric jewelry collection will ensure that your show your creative flair. Be sure to go through it and get any if it appeals to you.

 

68. Bauhaus Style Earrings Set of 4- $9

 

69. 3D Cube Geometric Stud Earrings- $9

 

 

70.The Chiseled- $19

 The Chiseled

 

 

71. The Charcoal- $19

The Charcoal

 

72. The Hidden Fire- $19

The Hidden Fire

 

 

73.Long Bar Minimalist Ring- $9

 

74. Viennois Gold Geometric Earrings- $19

Viennois Gold Geometric Earrings

 

 

75. Viennois Rose Gold & Gun Color Triangular Dangle Earrings- $19

Viennois Rose Gold & Gun Color Triangular Dangle Earrings

 

 

76. Viennois Gold Color Circles Stud Earrings- $19

Viennois Gold Color Circles Stud Earrings

 

 

77. Viennois Rose Gold Geometric Dangle Earrings- $19

Viennois Rose Gold Geometric Dangle Earrings

 

 

78. Viennois Light Gold Asymmetric Dangle Earrings- $19

Viennois Light Gold Asymmetric Dangle Earrings

 

79. Abstract Polygon Stud Earrings- $9

 

80. Hexagonal Ring- $12

 

81. Rounded Natural Stone Bracelet- $9

Rounded Natural Stone Bracelet

 

82. Dumbell Bead Bracelet- $9

Dumbell Bead Bracelet

 

83. Stainless Steel Milled Bracelet- $19

Stainless Steel Milled Bracelet

 

84. Stainless Steel Bracelet- $19

Stainless Steel Bracelet

85. Double Row Sediment Beads Bracelet - $19

Double Row Sediment Beads Bracelet

 

 

86. Geometric Round Wood Pendant - $9

Geometric Round Wood Pendant

 

87. Minimal Handmade Wood and Resin Necklace- $10

Minimal Handmade Wood and Resin Necklace

 

 

88. Geometric Deer Necklace- $9

Geometric Deer Necklace

 

89. Geometric Bear Necklace- $9

Geometric Bear Necklace

 

 

90. Geometric Hummingbird Necklace- $9

 Geometric Hummingbird Necklace

 

 

91. Geometric Butterfly Necklace- $9

Geometric Butterfly Necklace

 You can get many more variations at the links above!

 

 

Office Supplies + Stationary:

Great designers are known for being really organized and ready to act the part when the situation requires them to. This means having a pen that writes clearly and will also stand up to the occasion with respect to visual appeal. If you are in search of a lovely collection of pens and stationery that’ll prove to be useful to you, then feel free to go through our collection.

 

92. Concrete Desk Organizer- $125

Concrete Desk Organizer

 

93. Everlast™ Smart Reusable Notebook- $39

 

 

94. 4pcs/set Creative Cement Desk Organizer- $59

4pcs/set Creative Cement Desk Organizer

 

95. Wooden Desktop Business Card Holder Storage Box- $9

 

 

96. Bamboo Desk Organizer- $79

 

 

97. Handmade Cement Vase- $99

 

 

98. Brass and Leather Pen Clips- $7

Brass and Leather Pen Clips

 

 

99. Marble and Cement Colored Sticky Notes - $5

 

 

100. Rose Gold Edition Paper Clips - $9

 

Home Decor

Your home should do its part to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. Apart from that, your home should also be as appealing as your work. If you are looking for awesome home décor items that’ll definitely suit you as a designer, here is an awesome collection for you.

 

101. Handmade Chunky Knit Blanket - $109-$229

 

 

102. Geometric Wall Mount Candle Stick- $29

 

 

103. 24pcs Minimalist Rose Gold Stainless Steel Cutlery Set - $99

 

 

104. Minimal Iron Plant Wall Hanging Vases and Wall Planters - $19

 

 

105 . A16 USB Power LED Desk Lamp 3 Level Dimmer - $69

A16 USB Power LED Desk Lamp 3 Level Dimmer

 

106. Minimal Rose Golden Stainless Steel Wall Mount Vase with Magnetic Flowerpot - $29

 

107. Minimal Greyhound Wall Art- $19-39

Minimal Greyhound Wall Art

 

 

108. Minimal Wall Art- $19-39

Minimal Wall Art

 

 

109. Modern Nordic Minimalist Geometric Shape Wall Art- $9-79

Modern Nordic Minimalist Black White Geometric Shape Wall Art

 

 

110. Nordic Wall Clock- $79

 

 

111. Japanese Full Moon Wood Table Lamp - $229

 Japanese Full Moon Wood Table Lamp

 

 

112. Modern Wood Slit Table Lamp - $139

Modern Wood Slit Table Lamp

 

So there we have it, this is our Gifts for Designers Gift Guide for 2018! I hope this inspires some great ideas and brings smiles to lots of faces :)  Feel free to share this with your friends and family and spread the word!


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