Christmas is fun, but choosing gifts might become too overwhelming sometimes. You want to buy the best gift within your budget, and that may require a lot of research. It doesn’t stop there, either. You aren’t just trying to buy the best item for the buck unless you are shopping for a robot.
Even in that case, you might not want to exterminate the whole human race. (Yes, Terminator, we are looking at you)
We’ve put together a list of items that might be helpful if you are looking to buy gifts for graphic designers.
Here are the 8 beautiful Christmas gifts for graphic designers
Wacom Inkling Digital Sketch PenAdobe Creative Cloud Foldio2Wacom IntuosCloud StorageTerrariumMeditation ApplicationsiPad
1. Wacom Inkling Digital Sketch Pen
Source: Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/8936899230086584/Inkling enables you to draw your sketches on regular paper and records the drawing digitally. The images that you draw works with Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchbook and various graphic design programs.
2. Adobe Creative Cloud
This one is obvious. It’ll make life easier for graphic designers. It can be used for cloud storage, Adobe software, and also accessing the huge Adobe library with a click.
Source: Orange Monkie Kickstarter page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/orangemonkie/foldio-2-bigger-and-smarterIf the designer you are buying the gift for interested in photography, you can buy Foldio2. It’s a portable photo studio box that works wonders. Foldio will also help them with taking photos of their designs. Getting quality photos for designs is quite important for the portfolio.
4. Wacom Intuos
Source: Apple https://www.apple.com/tr/shop/product/HLZS2B/A/wacom-intuos-bluetooth-grafik-tableti-orta-boy
This pen feels great and natural. It’s accurate and comes with three free downloadable software. It’s also beginner-friendly, so if your friend is just starting it might be a really good gift.
5. Cloud Storage
There is no such thing as having too much storage for a graphic designer. So you might want to buy a cloud storage space from Dropbox, Google Drive or another cloud storage service.
Source: Unsplash @nielsenramon https://unsplash.com/photos/okvqMfl78YEThe workspace is quite important for graphic designers since they spend a lot of time there. Adding a terrarium might lighten up the work area a bit and make it easier to spend all those long hours.
7. Meditation Applications
Source: Unsplash @jareddrice https://unsplash.com/photos/NTyBbu66_SIAs aforementioned, since graphic designers spend a lot of hours behind a desk, meditating can help a lot. Not only it will help with professional life, but it will also help with their daily lives as well. So, if the potential gift recipient for doesn’t meditate, you can purchase a subscription plan for meditation apps like Calm and Headspace. Make sure to tell them why every designer should meditate!
Source: @designmesk https://unsplash.com/photos/Rz3CmJpcLewDesigners and Apple products go way back. Designers need strong computing devices with powerful processors, RAM, and storage.
The iPad doesn’t necessarily provide that, it might be a good new toy for a graphic designer to use with a stylus. Don’t get me wrong, there are people out there who create wonders on an iPad, but I’m just speaking from a general standpoint. There are also many drawing and art apps for iPads they can choose to use!
Overall, there are many gifts for graphic designers you can buy. The gift ideas that are listed above consist of things that will make professional life easier for most of the graphic designers. You can also get personal!