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10 gift ideas for designers

May 27, 2014 • By

Just in case you need some gift ideas for designer friend or you would like to pimp your own wishlist, our friends from Geefts came up with a list of 10 awesome items.

Cordito Cord Organizer


This Cordito ($40) (cord wrap) holds 3 cables & 2 plugs. A gorgeously simple way to wrap your USB cords, earbuds, plugs and go. Made from premium leather and precisely measured to neatly hold your cords. Perfect for traveling.

Drawing Type: An Introduction to Illustrating Letterforms

Drawing type

Part inspiration and part workbook, these hand-drawn type of images will inspire and excite any designer to draw and explore type. Drawing Type ($25) features real-world projects and sketchbooks of well-known type designers, including interviews about their processes. Playful, hand-drawn type can easily be used in a range of disciplines within design and illustration such as packaging, editorial, posters, advertising, online graphics, and signage; the hand-made aesthetic is more prevalent now than ever.

Ferm Living Leather IPad Case

ferm living iPad Case

Give your iPad a great cover with the Leather IPad Case by Ferm Living ($110), that not only protects it, but also makes it look even more stylish.

Gigs 2 Go

gigs 2go

Made from recycled paper pulp, this inexpensive, credit card-sized flash drive ($24) pack is a fast, easy way to share large files.

iPhone 5 Magnetic battery Pack


No need for a new cable, works with lightning 8pin iPhone 5 cable! No more looking for outlets to charge your phones! Use it all the time or just when you need to charge your battery ! This magnetic battery back cover ($25) is perfect for travel, airports, conferences, sporting events, and more.

Kikkerland Medium Kraft Notes

Kikkerland Kraft

Writing is good exercise. It’s good for your mind in the same way that riding a bike is good for your legs. It’s a way to communicate, capture a thought, grow an idea. It helps you think, be more creative, and…it’s fun. And these are things we think are good and good for you. Notepads ($5) with onion skin kraft paper.

Oud S, eco-friendly table lamp


Oud S ($250) is a minimal and authentic table light. Its uncluttered shapes allow you to put it near the angles of your piece of furniture. Oud S is delivered flat, is assembled easily and stands in very small places.

Rotring 800+ Mechanical Pencil and Stylus Hybrid


Premium hybrid mechanical pencil + stylus ($80), combining both modes at the same end with a unique retractable mechanism. Available in black and silver in 0.5mm and 0.7mm.

Slate: Mobile AirDesk


Created for business professionals, students, designers, gamers, or just anyone with a laptop. Laptops are designed for mobility but they’re missing the comforts of a desk. We experience poor posture and back pains, lost items, heat on our laps, and an overall slow work speed. We searched through one retail store after another, but much to our dismay, we only found basic accessories and plain-old surfaces for our laptops. But now the invention of the Slate ($100) was born.

WOW Bluetooth Wireless Speaker


Take it to the park, the beach, on holiday, to work. You need WOW ($75) wherever you need your music. Compact, durable, wireless, easy to connect and recharge, WOW makes all your music portable. Big on sound, WOW wirelessly streams music from any Bluetooth device.

That’s about it. Got any faves? Would you like to see anything else added to the list? Leave a comment and we’ll update the post.