You might want to treat yourself, or you may need to find a present for someone creative in your life. Whatever the reason to go shopping, the following gift list will give you some great ideas for the style-conscious designer you know this Christmas.

We’re focusing on the creative toolkit. The stuff we might need to enhance our work days, improve our desk setup or simply look the part when dealing with colleagues and clients. Some ideas aren’t cheap; while others are well below the £50 mark. Whatever the price, this curated list will appeal to those designers who enjoy the finer things in life.


This minimalist watch features a brushed silver casing and high quality black leather strap manufactured in Germany and available via Object. Each of the 01 series watches was designed in their Glasgow studio, taking inspiration from the industrial design of the mid 20th century. This will definitely appeal to the style conscious designer.

Priced at £180 | Buy the gift

2. The Amazing Standing Desk

If you’re worried about yours or someone else’s back, then give the gift of ergonomic design this Christmas with this amazing standing desk. Designed and manufactured by HumbleWorks, this sleek hourglass desk can be assembled in just 30 second and is compatible with every laptop or mobile device on the market. Being just 5kg makes it really light and portable. Great for when you need to stretch, change position or set yourself up nicely at a co-working space.

Priced at £169 | Buy the gift

3. Evermore Soy Candle

Let your senses take you far away with sweet amber and Asian spices. This luxury candle will keep any designer happy and energised during the darker winter months. It burns for 40 hours and will fill your home or office with rejuvenating scents.

Priced at £25 | Buy the gift

4. Linen and Leather Cream Newspaper Rucksack

This hand-crafted unisex rucksack is made from beautiful organic linen and vegetable tanned leather. Combining style and practicality, it has many storage and organisation options including two front pockets and interior compartments for chargers and small personal items.

Priced at £175 | Buy the gift

5. Oak Magazine Rack

When one is creative, one must purchase many independent magazines and treasure them. You can see our own reading suggestions here. But where to store them? And more importantly, so everyone can see how creative you really are? This minimalist Oak Magazine Rack is designed and made in Denmark and is perfect for displaying your favourite printed titles.

Priced at £90 | Buy the gift

6. Wireless TMA-2 Headphones

Ever wanted to customise your own headphones? Copenhagen-based audio company AIAIAI is giving you that chance with its TMA-2 Headphone System. With lots of minimal pieces to choose from, you can matchmake to create something that suits your own taste. Perfect.

Priced from €145 | Buy the gift

7. One of Those Perfume

What about smelling good while meeting clients or customers? One of Those is a new Italian perfume brand that will appeal to the classy designer you know and love. With minimalist packaging dripping with style, the brand offers eight different perfumes based on the Elements of the Periodic Table. Choose from Hydrogen, Helium or Carbon, as a few examples. And the bottle will look achingly good on any shelf too.

Priced from €110 | Buy the gift

8. Mod Tablet 3 Case

Certainly not the cheapest suggestion, but this unrivalled leather, compact modular carry case for iPad and accessories is the ultimate day-to-day and travel companion. Crafted by LA’s This is Ground, it features multiple interior pockets for everything from your phone, iPad, cables and headphones to slots for your passport and pens.

Priced at £299 | Buy the gift

9. Field Roll Pencil Case

Available in navy, khaki, yellow, white or red – these Field Roll Pencil Cases by Hightide are simple and beautiful, keeping all your pens and pencils in one place. A perfect stocking filler for the pencil-mad designer.

Priced at £9.95 | Buy the gift

10. Graphic Designer Mug

“I’m silently judging your font choice!” – that’s the message sprawled beautifully across this handmade ceramic mug, courtesy of SparklyPrints. The design is printed on both sides, and you can add a custom message whilst ordering if you wish. But get ordering – the last shipment date ends soon.

Priced at £13.46 | Buy the gift

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Author: Katy Cowan

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