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Gifts for designers

Kids are pretty easy to buy presents for during the holiday season. With the hottest toys being advertised heavily during cartoon commercial breaks, chances are you can’t go wrong buying the trendiest of toys for the little ones.

But what about buying gifts for friends, significant others, and adult family members? The struggle to find the perfect gift for a designer, who is often quite particular about products they like, can be daunting.

Fortunately, we have 5 great gift ideas for the designer in your life.

Formula Guide, Limited Edition Pantone Color of the Year 2019 Living Coral

Pantone color books aren’t just for print designers. Visual designers and even UI designers love to peruse them to conjure up color schemes for branding, websites, etc.

The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking

Looking for a way to capture information in a visual way? The Sketchnote Handbook explains and illustrates practical sketchnote techniques for taking visual notes at your own pace as well as in real time during meetings and events.

Copic Marker SB12 12-Piece Basic Set

Most designers get a little giddy when presented with a quality marker set. This is the perfect way to begin or add to a marker collection. The markers and their nibs are refillable and replaceable, so your gift will keep on giving for a long, long time.

Satechi Aluminum 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub V2

Devices, devices, devices! And never enough ports to plug them all into. Any designer would appreciate this handy 4-port hub for their Mac or PC. Compact and attractive, it won’t take up precious work space on your desk.

Moleskine Art Plus Hard Cover Sketchbook

When meeting with clients, designers are constantly taking notes, sketching wireframes, etc. The quality of Moleskin sketchbook paper allows for pencil, ink, and even watercolors. Moleskin offers books in different models, some with blank pages and some with ruled pages.

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