34 Gifts For Graphic Designers To Spark Their Creativity

By Candice Elliott | Updated: October 2, 2023

    Creative people can be tough to buy for. Graphic designers must have an eye for details and quality so that any old gift won’t do. Whether you want to give them a practical gift or a gift just for fun, we have it covered. Our gift guide has the best facilities for graphic designers that will spark their creativity.

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    What are the best gifts for graphic designers?

    Are you looking to find the perfect gift for the graphic designer in your life? Look no further! We’ve got you covered with a list of the best gifts to make their creative hearts skip a beat. From sleek and stylish notebooks for sketching out ideas on the go, to cutting-edge graphic design software that will take their digital creations to new heights, there’s something for every designer.

    How about a fancy set of vibrant markers or a swanky pen that will make their doodles pop? Don’t forget to throw in a quirky and inspiring art print to decorate their workspace and keep those creative juices flowing. Trust us; these gifts will have your favorite graphic designer doing cartwheels of joy!

  1. Portable Color Sensor 
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    Need a little inspiration? Use the Inspire feature within the Color Muse app to see scanned colors incorporated into interior design settings and color palettes to help you plan your next update or renovation. You can also view coordinating colors and build and save custom color palettes within the app. A handy gift for a graphic designer 

  3. Wacom Drawing Tablet 
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    This drawing tablet allows for high precision when drawing, painting, and Photoshop editing in virtually all software programs. The tablet is compatible with Mac, PC, Chromebook, and Android smartphones and tablets. When registering the Intuos on a Mac or PC, they’ll receive trial periods of several helpful software programs. 

  5. Pantone Post Cards
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    Graphic designers wait for Pantone’s color of the year announcement like football fans wait for Super Sunday! These postcards will make their day. This makes a fun stocking stuffer for your favorite graphic designer. 

  7. The Design Thinking Toolbox
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    The Design Thinking Toolbox explains the essential tools and methods to put Design Thinking into action. Based on the most extensive international survey on the use of design thinking, the most popular methods are described in four pages each by an expert from the global Design Thinking community. If you are involved in innovation, leadership, or design, you need these tools. Simple instructions, expert tips, templates, and images help you implement each device or method.


    Ideal for stenciling, 2D animation, calligraphy, embossing, sketching & drawing. This tracing pad will help them do the job while easing eye strain with a protective film. Adjust the light freely with the touch-sensitive button. It is simply a better way to find your ideal lighting, and it will remember your good brightness last time of use. 

  9. Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts Keyboard
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    Provide AI shortcuts for any Illustrator, especially for new designers unfamiliar with Illustrator hotkeys. This will help to increase their work efficiency. Each XSKN silicone skin is heat molded to ensure each color is hand-screened using silicone paint, which is heat fused into the silicone keyboard skin to become one, making soft, ultra-thin, durable, and easy-to-wash keys. It’s a really cool graphic design gift for your favorite creators.

  11. Digital Graphic Drawing Tablet
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    Wacom’s trusted professional Pro Pen 2 technology in a precision graphics tablet optimized for hours of image editing, illustration, or design work. The Pro Pen 2 features 8,192 pressure sensitivity, tilt-response, and virtually lag-free tracking for ultimate precision and control – and because it’s battery-free, it never needs charging. Speed your workflow with the multi-touch surface, programmable express keys, radial menus, and pen side switches.

  13. Pantone Color Guide
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    A Pantone Color Guide is essential for a graphic designer. However, this specific one is designed for web designers because it converts shades into CMYK, HTML, and RGN values, so the colors are accurately displayed on a screen. It’s one of the best gifts you can give someone who makes a living in graphic design, but it is a bit pricey, creating a perfect “big” Christmas gift! 

  15. T-Shirt 
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    If a career can be defined on a t-shirt, this t-shirt has done it! And any graphic designer or artist will agree that they are wizards and miracle workers. The shirt is available in Men’s, Women’s, and Youth’s sizes and five colors. 

  17. Lap Desk
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    This lap desk lets them create a workspace anywhere! The desk holds laptops up to 15.6 inches, and most tablets have a vertical slot for a phone and a mouse pad work surface. The bolster cushion keeps their lap and their gadgets cool via airflow. 

  19. Productivity Clock
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    Time can get lost when you’re deep in design work. A stylish and innovative digital desk timer and the clock will help them be more productive. Turn the timer position to start and stop the countdown. Display the countdown time remaining on the LCD screen. Adjustable volume control in 3 levels: High, Low, and Silent. Flashing back-lit visual alert

  21. Sakura Pens
  22. Graphic designers need pens that have perfect ink flow and are smooth for their precise work, even when it’s free-hand brainstorming work. These pens won’t disappoint. There are six pens, and the ink is black. 

  23. Graphic Design Book
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    The field of graphic design has a fascinating history, and this book covers it. The book contains more than 1,400 images detailing the artistic and technological advances that make up the world of graphic design we know today. 

  25. Dot Grid Sketchbook
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    While many graphic designers work online, pen and paper still hold a place in their process. The dotted grid format of this sketchbook saves time when working with UI stencils and is also great for brainstorming things like logos. 

  27. Key Chain
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    Especially if it’s Comic Sans or Serif! How could you?! This stainless steel key chain is the perfect gift for the graphic designer, especially if they’re snarky! The critical chain arrives in a velvet gift bag, a great gift for your coworker.

  29. Vintage Typography Cards 
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    Where do fonts come from? Each card showcases a different font from the early part of the 20th century and its history. There are 12 notecards and 12 envelopes. 

  31. Campfire Mug
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    Campfire mugs are great; there is something so rustic and cozy about them! This enamel-over stainless steel mug is a cute gift for graphic designers. The mug holds 11 ounces and is printed on both sides.

  33. Computer Glasses 
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    Graphic designers spend long hours staring at a computer screen to the point the pixels shift out of focus! These retro-style computer glasses can help prevent the eye strain of staring at a screen all day. The unisex glasses block blue light, which leads to eye strain and can cause poor sleep. This pair includes a carrying case. 

  35. Stylus Pen
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    A high-quality stylus is one of the most valuable gifts a graphic designer could receive. This pen is made from stainless steel and aluminum. The stylus is compatible with many devices, including iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones, and e-readers. In addition, the transparent disc on the end provides a smooth performance. 

  37. Abstract Glass Print
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    Graphic designers are artists just as surely as painters or poets, so a lovely print makes a great visual designer gift! This abstract piece is printed on glass and framed using recycled materials. The image measures 18 x 24 inches.

  39. Coffee Mug
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    What other kind of coffee mug would a graphic designer use? This mug is an excellent gift for a minimalist too! The porcelain mug comes in a matching gift box and is dishwasher safe. 

  41. Stencils


    Stencils are useful for graphic designers who flesh out their designs on paper before hitting the software. This set of four stencils is made of stainless steel, so they’re very durable and have dozens of symbols, designs, and icons. 

  43. Standing Desk
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    Sitting down for hours a day is bad for your health. Instead, help them get the blood flowing with this standing desk. The desk’s height can be adjusted, and the wheels make it easy to move around their home or office. 

  45. Spirograph
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    How many graphic designers were born from playing this game as a kid? Bring back some fun, happy childhood memories and give them an excellent way to destress with this gift. The game includes 22 spirographs, three pens, a guidebook, 20 design sheets, and a storage case. 

  47. Playing Cards 
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    Your graphic design friends will appreciate the sleek aesthetic of these minimalist playing cards. The cards are water-resistant and made of eco-friendly materials. They’re fun for a night of card games or as a coffee table conversation piece. 

  49. Pen Holder


    They need a way to keep all of their pens, pencils, markers, and assorted odds and ends organized, and this desk organizer is a cute way to get the job done. Made of wood, it has a calendar to keep track of the days of the month. It’s an appealing and helpful way to keep their workspace tidy. 

  51. Minimalist Alarm Clock


    This alarm clock is a unique gift that graphic designers will love. It’s elegant and functional! Made of wood, the watch has three alarms, an LED display, and shows the temperature and humidity. In addition, the clock is available in two other finishes, both darker. 

  53. Moleskine Notebook 
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    Some gift ideas are classics, and Moleskine Notebooks are just such a gift. While they make a perfect gift for graphic designers, they’re great for writers, artists, diarists, and travelers. This notebook contains 240 pages of ruled paper. 

  55. Noise Cancelling Earbuds 
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    A noisy office can hamper the creative process and workflow. These wireless noise-canceling earbuds will give them the quiet they need to create! The earbuds are compatible with Apple iPhones and Android phones, and Mac or PC via Bluetooth. Fully charged, the earbuds provide six hours of life, and 15 minutes inside the included charging case will give them two hours of life. 

  57. Print
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    Any graphic designer will co-sign this definition! The print measures 11×14 and comes ready for framing, printed on high-quality archival paper.  

  59. Wine Tumbler
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    A nice glass of wine or a cocktail can go a long way towards stoking the creative process! This stainless steel tumbler comes with a lid so that no one precious drop is spilled. The tumbler is stainless steel to keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot and holds 12 ounces. 

  61. Tote Bag
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    Lorem Ipsum is something of an inside joke for graphic designers. You may not know the definition, but your graphic designer friend will! It’s dummy text to hold a space in a design. This tote bag is excellent as a work bag, gym, beach, or grocery bag. The bag is made of sturdy cotton twill.

  63. Laptop Backpack
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    This bag is excellent for day-to-day use and makes a beautiful travel backpack. The bag can accommodate a laptop up to 17 inches in size, has a USB charging port and RFID pockets to protect your personal information, and repels water. In addition, the bag is lightweight, weighing just over three pounds. 

  65. Power Dock
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    Never fight over a charger again! This power dock comes with six composite USB cables and can store and charge up to six smartphones and mini tablets simultaneously while keeping everything in one place.