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Gifts For Designers 2022

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Gifts for Designers 2022

Having spent time in all kinds of design studios and offices around the world, we’ve put together a round-up of some of the best gifts for designers, to make the work of the designer in your life just that little bit more pleasurable.

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Gifts for Designers – Desirable Desk Kit

1 Pentel Brush Sign Pen Pigment, £15
A stocking-filler for sketching-up a storm, gift a five-pack of pigment brush pens

2 IKEA Arod Desk Lamp, £40
Add some industrial vibes to a desk with a very modern lamp

3 Octaevo Notebook/Planner, £17
Sketch out ideas, then flip it to keep on top of the work schedule

4 Aykasa Mini Plastic Folding Crate, £6
Clean-up with these multi-coloured mini crates for storage

5 Klean Kanteen stainless steel tumblers, £38
If they’re still drinking out of stolen pint glasses, upgrade their drinkware

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6 Kal 2022 Wall Calendar, £32
Countdown to the weekend with this minimalist design


Gifts for Designers – Everyone Has Their Vices

7 Motörhead X Dark Arts Coffee – No Sleep, £15
Pretty sure Lemmy didn’t drink coffee, but if he had, it would’ve been a double shot of this (no ice)

8 Twin Pack Oastbrook Bubbles, £72
English fizz is the best in the world, so grab two amazing vintage bottles from this tried-and-tested vineyard

9 Minor Case Straight Rye, £50
Upgrade their bourbon, because Jack Daniels is for students

10 Lush CBD BathBomb, £7
Baths are vastly underrated. We checked out Lush earlier this year, with their CBD offering a favourite

11, Pinter! 2, £150

A brilliant bit of easy homebrew design, slots into the fridge to chill beer or cider before drinking

12 Tony’s Chocolonely Ultimate Bundle, £43
A dozen bars of Dutch wonder chocolate to see them through the winter


Gifts for Designers – Long-hours Luxury

13 Sonos Roam, £179
Remote working means taking that essential playlist with them, and Sonos has just the thing

14 KEF Mu3, £169
The sound of KEF kit is finely tuned, so block out the world by popping these noise-cancelling earbuds in

15 XenceLabs Medium Tablet Bundle, £288
Our hands-on experience puts this tablet bundle up there for pro users

16 Apple Watch Series 7, £369
Less a timepiece, more a personal assistant with their wellbeing in mind

17 Medipaq Luxury Orthopaedic Coccyx Seat Cushion, £20
Desk work wrecks havoc on posture; we could tell you about a £2k office chair, or simply upgrade the chair they already love

18 La Marzocco Linea Mini, £3,690
Yes, you could fly them to Florence to drink coffee all week for this price, but just bloody look at it! And it makes coffee!


Gifts for Designers – Workshop Wonders

19 Milwaukee M12 Stapler, £110
An astonishing bit of kit that does a horrible job with absolute ease, speed and accuracy

20 Digimatic Caliper, Mitutoyo, £85
Stop squinting at markers and make your inspection tools digital

21 Knipex VDE Pliers set, £84
Shock them with this set for life, that might save their lives from shock

22 WE1010 Solder Station, Weller, £186
Electronics prototyping in-house? Avoid temperature spikes with this solder iron

23 A2 Cutting Matt from 4D Modelshop, £17
An absolute must-have for desktop prototyping

24 Multi-Angle Vise, Stanley, £20
Find their best angle with this adjustable vise


Gifts for Designers – First Class Travel

25 Antler Clifton Carry-On, £149
Pack them off with this UK-designed hard-shell, in one of many stand-out colours

26 3D Connexion Space Mouse Compact, £135
Using CAD anywhere is great, but this 3D mouse makes it a breeze

27 Chrome Industries Vega 2.0, £147
Hooks over their carry-on bag handle to increase their luggage capacity

28 AirFly Pro Bluetooth headphone jack, Twelve South, £50
Keeps wireless headphones connected when onboard to reap the comfort benefits

29 Stanley Quick Flip, £28
Easy to fill, opens and closes with one hand, keeps the contents cool

30 Tile Pro, £25
Help them keep tabs on their kit with this redesigned, wider-reaching tracker


Gifts for Designers – Reading Matters

[Order from your local highstreet bookshop]

31 Yves Behar: Designing Ideas, £40
Explores over 60 of Behar’s designs, chronicling the concept and prototyping phases

32 Dieter Rahms: The Complete Works, £45
Are you even a designer if you don’t have a DR Bible to hand? This is the best yet

33 Muller Van Severen: Dialogue, £35
A decade of colourful, stripped-back Belgian beauty

34 Atari Design: Impressions on Coin-Operated Video Game Machines, £20
While everyone mulls over combining physical products and digital interfaces, Atari was first at doing it best

35 101 Things I Learned in Product Design School, £13
Sadly, no Dalmatians, but heaps of practical advice and thought provokers

36 Invention: A Life, James Dyson, £13
Put your money in the empty pockets of this kindly, salt-of-the-earth, impoverished old man this year…
Or, find and donate to a small charity where the money would be hugely appreciated and make a difference


All gift guide information correct at time of first publication


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