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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Designers

The countdown to Christmas is officially on, and if you’re looking for inspiration on what to buy the designer in your life then this curated selection of gifts should help! (Or you can just treat yourself, it’s Christmas after all.)

Enjoy!

Satechi USB Hub

A USB hub for Macbooks
Buy


Dotgrid Books

Beautiful dotgrid books for sketching and prototypes, made in the UK
Buy


Grovemade iPhone Cases

Wooden cases for iPhone 5, iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6/6s Plus
Buy


A StartupVitamins Poster

Motivational quotes that bring inspiration to the office
Buy


HiRise for MacBook

A versatile stand for your MacBook
Buy


iPad Air Tilt Case & Stand by Hardgraft

Effortlessly sports all three positions — typing, surfing and watching.
Buy (Also available for iPad 1–4)


Premium Leather Mousepad by Ugmonk

Beautify your desk with this premium leather mousepad.
Buy


Premium Aluminum Ampersand by Ugmonk

Own your own Ugmonk Premium Ampersand. Crafted from brushed aluminum, each ampersand sits on a oil-finished, solid walnut base.
Buy


The Shell Case for iPhone by Nodus

This British company are making great looking cases for the iPhone, based in Cornwall just down the coast from me.
Buy (Pre-Order)


FUUT — The Desk Hammock

Put your feet up with this low price, fun desk hammock.
Buy (US) Buy (UK)


Hide & Seek Wallet by Bellroy

I own this. It holds everything you need in a slim wallet, lasts ages too!
Buy


A Tee from Cotton Bureau

Great quality tees, designed by designers like you! New tees every day, and all are limited runs.
Buy


A subscription to Lagom Magazine

Beautifully designed and inspiring content by Elliot Jay Stocks & co.
Buy


Peel iPhone Case

These cases are so thin you don’t even know they are there. Protect your phone well and branding free — nice!
Buy


Emoji Masks

Emojis for your face
Buy


A subscription to Offscreen Magazine

A Print Magazine about the People behind Bits and Pixels
Buy


Duo

A dual chamber “twist” on a traditional French press. Big bold taste, no gunk.
Buy


Five Simple Steps — Collection 3

A printed collection of Pocket Guides. 4 books for £20.
Buy


Moment Wide Lens

Possibly the best lens you can get for your iPhone
Buy


A Book Apart Complete Collection

An incredible collection of beautifully designed books packed with knowledge.
Buy


Apple TV

The latest Apple TV, because Apple.
Buy


Hardboiled Web Design — Fifth Anniversary Edition

The new and much anticipated follow up from Andy Clarke.
Buy


Tattly Temporary Tattoos

An amazing selection of tattoos designed by designers from around the world.
Buy


Twelve South Forté Charging Stand for Apple Watch

This is a thing of beauty, a must have for an Apple Watch owner.
Buy


Sugru

Not only great for making cable tidies but anything else you can think of!
Buy


Do Books

Inspirational pocket guides
Buy


Burning Love Desk Pad

Simple, beautiful and practical! Provided with a strip of leather on the side. Best of all, felt is perfect for using the mouse — additional mousepads are not needed.
Buy


Website Deck — UX Kit

Hold your website architecture in your hands.
Buy


Pantone Cards

These are a must-have for any designer, beautifully Pantone.
Buy


SlateGo Mini Mobile LapDesk

Chiseled from a sheet of pure, premium bamboo. It’s ultra lightweight, super strong, and it will absorb the heat from your laptop.
Buy


Crossover BLACK by Projects Watches

Just a beautifully simple watch.
Buy


Hope you found this list useful, Merry Christmas!

Thanks to both Davey Heuser & Fabio ↬ for their suggestions on this list.

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