As a designer myself, and with many friends who are within a design based industry, I know just how hard it can be to find the perfect gifts for them. I’ve compiled a list of the Top 15 gift ideas for the designer in your life in this week’s blog post. The Ideas are split into six categories.

Whether their an interior designer, graphic designer, illustrator or within any other creative or design related industry, I’m sure there’s something in the list below that will spark your imagination!

top 15 gift ideas for a designer

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1. Tools of the Trade

As a designer, it is so important to have the right tools to do the job. From effective planning for project deadlines, space to write down thoughts, ideas and draw doodles, there’s plenty to choose from.

Here are some of the Top “Tools of the Trade”, that will make the perfect gifts…

Magma Design & Art Direction Sketchbook – Amazon
Moleskine Watercolour Gift Set – John Lewis & Partners
Moleskine Sketchbook – Amazon

2. Planning

Designers love new stationary… Especially those notebooks or planners with great design. Take a look at my top picks below…

Riley 17-Month Planner – Anthropologie
One Line A Day Notebook – Anthropologie
Riley Padfolio – Anthropologie

3. The Health Kick

With frequent deadlines in any designer’s role, it’s important that their health and wellbeing is being supported. Why not help them on their way to improving their overall health and wellbeing with these Top Gift Ideas?

OMORC Fruit Infuser Bottle, 1L – Amazon
The Marlene Infuser Bottle in Gold – Anthropologie
Metallic Collection Canteen, 750ml – Amara

4. Relaxation and Rejuvenation

With pressure and stress that can sometimes be associated with a design-industry based career, it is really important to support the designer in your life when times get tough. Consider giving them a gift that will aid their relaxation; here are some ideas…

Tom Dixon, Eclectic Edition London Hand Duo Giftset – Amara
Waterfall Candles – Anthropologie

5. Let Your Hair Down

Often designers don’t get that much down time away from their career. Help them to let their hair down with these fun gift ideas…

Make Your Own Handcrafted Gin Kit – Amara

6. Other

Louis Vuitton, Catwalk – Amazon
Zaha Hadid, Complete Works – Amazon
Lauren Dickenson Clarke, Performer Mug – Amara

So there you have it! My Top 15 Gift Ideas for any Designer. Whether it be a Birthday, Christmas present or special occasion – these are sure to give you plenty of brownie points.

Which gift idea is your favourite? Have you purchased other gifts that may be helpful for our readers? I know we would love to hear about them all below in the comments!

Take care for now,

Jessica xo