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The 2015 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Designers

Jennifer DeRome  |  December 21, 2015
Trying to track down the perfect gift for the creative person in your life? Look no further. From quirky to arty, to techie, and beyond, we’ve got you covered. Happy gifting!

3Doodler Pen

A pen that writes in 3D. Need I say more? Doodling takes on a whole new level, literally. $99, 3DoodlerScreen Shot 2015-12-18 at 11.39.52 AM

Complete A Book Apart Library

If the web designer in your life doesn't already have these books, they'll love you for this gift! From responsive design to typography to mobile, and everything in between. This series is considered one of the best, and a must have for any web designer's toolkit. $100-$300, A Book ApartScreen Shot 2015-12-18 at 12.26.26 PM

Tattly Tattoos

Give your favorite designer a little (temporary) attitude with Tattly's fun designs. We're partial to the designer sets, but there are loads to choose from! $5 - $15, TattlyScreen Shot 2015-12-18 at 12.28.32 PM

iSkelter lapdesk

If you've ever scorched your lap while minding your own business working from your couch, you'll understand why this lapdesk is such a necessary item. The added mouse space doesn't hurt, either. $100, iSkelterScreen Shot 2015-12-18 at 12.29.43 PM 

The Instax Printer

Just when you thought there'd never be a replacement for the Polaroid camera, the Instax Printer has you covered. Just beam your photos to the handheld printer and voila! Instant gratification! $179.99, AmazonScreen Shot 2015-12-18 at 3.25.03 PM

Bamboo Spark

If the designer you have in mind still loves writing and sketching by hand, this is the gift for them. All your designs and words are transferred with the click of a button to your favorite mobile device. Kinda magical, isn't it? $159.95, WacomScreen Shot 2015-12-18 at 12.35.07 PM


Who says the holidays only come once per year? Give the gift that keeps on giving to your artistic friends with Art Snacks monthly art box subscription. Each month Art Snacks curates 4-5 of the coolest new art supplies for your friend to try. $20 per month, ArtSnacksScreen Shot 2015-12-18 at 12.39.05 PM

Vanamco Device Lab

For any designer working with responsive design, this little gadget is a lifesaver. All the devices they need to test, all in one, beautifully-displayed place. $149, VanamcoScreen Shot 2015-12-18 at 12.40.20 PM

Yoshimoto Cube No. 1

A new, more fashionable take on the Rubik's Cube, this beautiful puzzle will keep your designer friends occupied during all those portfolio reviews. $65, MoMAScreen Shot 2015-12-18 at 12.41.19 PMÏ
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About the author:

Jennifer is a Senior Content Strategist for UserTesting. When she's not dreaming up new ways to connect with audiences, you can find her traveling around the world or enjoying a glass of wine with friends.