105 Amazing Gifts for Web Designers Handpicked From All Over The Web


Christmas is coming and everyone is running around looking for gifts. Stop! You don’t have to worry! We collected 105 amazing gifts for web designers and for all other creatives, and just about anyone who has a geeky side in them. Best of all, the gifts are really affordable – mostly from $10 to $100!

If you have a friend who is a web designer or developer and you want to surprise them, you have come to the right place!

In fact, this collection is for any occasion. Birthdays, Valentine’s, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or just an ordinary day surprise to show someone how much you appreciate them.

Ready? Let’s start!

1. Quirky Converge Docking Station for USB charging devices


A modern and neat docking station for charging that will look great beside a Mac computer.

2. Font Me Typography Coffee Mug


Coffee during breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, lunch, afternoon coffee, supper, and dinner? Let this Typography Mug accompany any typophile!

3. Creative Sleep Pillows


Designer by day, designer by night, and still a designer while sleeping. This is a fancy gift to designers who are totally in love with Adobe products!

4. Browser Sketch Pad


A neat traditional wireframing tool that won’t hurt your wallet. Hand sketching stimulates different parts of the brain, and that’s exactly what creatives need! Besides, this sketch pad is more portable and faster to use than any laptop.

5. Ctrl Esc Key Cufflinks


For the classy web designer that can’t go anywhere without wearing his/her identity.

6. Mac Desk Organizer


Mac computers are neat, especially with those wireless peripherals. But do you know how you can make it neater? With this Mac desk organizer. Save space and organize any desk by hiding your keyboard and mouse underneath. Plus it will look good on most desktop colors!

7. Icon Notebook


For designers who loves writing or sketching their ideas on notebooks. This notebook will not drill a hole in your wallet, and I’m certain that any designer would love to have one!

8. Designer Tshirts


Not all web designers wear pyjamas all day, right?

9. Perpetual Calendar


Just another neat gift you can give to yourself or a web designer friend. Never buy another calendar for several years. Plus this looks good with the Mac Desk Organizer above!

10. Command Z Tshirt


For the Mac lovers. Command Z is similar to Control Z in Windows, which is the shortcut for undoing things.

11. Photoshop Fridge Magnet Kit


Ah, the epitome of being a geek web designer. I’m not a web designer myself but I definitely will buy a kit!

12. I Will Design For Money Shirt


Starving artist? I don’t think so. But no web designer would refuse money. Help your web designer friends veer off the “Hey, you’re a web designer, can you design a website for me for free since we’re friends?” type of conversation.

13. Command O Doormat


Command O is the shortcut for opening files, but in this case it will be a door. It’s a neat addition to any home!

14. Chisel iPad Dock


A great gift to iPad readers. They will thank you for saving them from numbing their hands. We’ve all been there, reading for hours, adjusting our tablets every several minutes because our wrist or necks start to hurt.

15. 8-bit iPad Sleeve


Retina display here, retina display there, why not go old school by going 8-bit? It’s sleek, funny, and useful!

16. Balcony Desk


For the fresh air and sun lovers. Extremely useful if your web designer friend has a balcony, of course.

17. MoMA Perpetual Calendar


Another perpetual calendar. The first one was more of a natural and retro type while this one is modern and borderline sci-fi. A perfect gift!

18. Inkling Bamboo


Effective for sketching and taking notes. The best part? Every stroke you make is recorded and can then be converted for digital use on Photoshop.

19. Boogie Board LCD Tablet


I’m pretty sure that anyone who has enjoyed Etch-a-Sketch will find this gadget absolutely lovely. In fact, I just ordered one!

20. Pen Zen Bamboo Desk Organizer


An organized desk reflects an organized mind, do you agree?

21. Mail Icon Paper Sleeve Bundle (White)


Mail Icon Paper sleeves promise to protect your iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone from scratches.

22. Pixel Ruler


Pixel Ruler can be your best friend in drafting responsive design.

23. Pebble SmartWatch


For those who are always on the go! Pebble displays notifications of email, SMS, calendar, Caller ID, and your favorite apps on your wrist.

24. Cordies Cable Organizer


You don’t need to worry again with your cables being tied together. Maintain a neatly organized work space with this product.

25. Hedgehog and Pig Card Holder


Hedgehog made of silicon that will help you hold your business cards in place.

26. 8-bit Hands Coasters


Keep your desk dry and your geekness too with these stylish 8-bit hand coasters.

27. Blue Heart Rate Monitor for iPhone 5, 5S, 5C & 4S and iPads


Web designers spend most of their day sitting. That’s bad for their health. Help them be healthier by making exercise fun! With this heart rate monitor, web designers will run several miles just to break their own records. Because, you know, web designers are competitive people!

28. Remote Control Trashcan


Okay, aside from being competitive, there’s a stereotype that web designers are lazy…or simply don’t have the time to deal with trash. Well, why not make the trashcan go to them?

29. There’s No Place Like Home Shirt


Web designers and developers, including geeks will love this shirt. There’s no place like home!

30. Eat Sleep Design Shirt


For the passionate web designer who does nothing but eat, sleep, and design. That’s the dream life!

31. Eat Sleep Design Mousepad


This is an alternative if your web designer friend is not a t-shirt lover. Or you can give them both.

32. Timeless Clock Coaster


Never worry about time when you are with friends. Stacking these coasters introduces a different design.

33. Newspaper Bag


Simple and gorgeous for female web designers. Keeping the spirit of fancy fashion wherever they go!

34. Keyboard Coaster


A simple coaster that will complement any kind of laptop or desktop on any kind of table.

35. IQ Alarm Clock


Are you smarter than a fifth grader? If not, you won’t be able to turn off the alarm! Good bye five more minutes!

36. Logitech Wireless Trackball


We asked around and found out that this is a likeable mouse for designers. It has no lag, it’s very much responsive, built for comfort, and has several functions like back and forward navigations, a programmable button, thumb controlled trackball, and many more that no standard mouse has.

37. Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop Keyboard


An ergonomic keyboard to help web designers protect their hands because it’s the only pair they will have for the rest of their lives!

38. Eyestrain Reducing Computer Lamp


Take good care of a web designer’s eyes with this computer lamp. A designer who can’t see properly is a no-no!

39. Natico Ultimate Executive Decision Maker


Admit it, web designers are funnily crazy, and as a friend to one, you need to feed them with more crazy fuel!

40. USB Flash Drive 64 GB – Credit Card


Finally, a flash drive that can fit in your wallet!

41. Newton’s Cradle – 4.5 Inch, Contemporary


Aside from Newton’s Cradle being a cool addition to any desk, it also has a calming effect, which many web designers need several times a day.

42. iPad Paper Pad


Not an iPad, but an iPad Paper Pad. Just a cool pad to jot down anything, including paper prototyping.

43. Floppy Disk Sticky Notes


Go old school with these sticky notes! I guess this is the saying “Only 90s kids will get this.” come into play!

44. CafePress Photoshop Geek Dark T-Shirt


Daily geeky t-shirt for everyone! It’s simple but stylish enough to be a great gift to outgoing people.

45. Floating Shelf


A great home or office decoration!

46. Photoshop T-shirt


A good shirt for everyday use or for the gym…tell everyone you know Photoshop!

47. Samsung S4 Photoshop Case


Not all designers use an iPhone, you know? This will be a neat gift for Samsung users, I bet they don’t know this case even existed!

48. Stress Buster Desktop Punching Ball


Ah, yes, instead of punching a client or the boss, punch this ball instead. Or save your laptop from your wrath. Help save a friend or yourself from unemployment!

49. Portal 2 Sentry Turret – Motion Activated Desk Defender


Because every sane web designer has to protect their desks from intruders, right??

50. Magnetic Sculptures – Dolphins


A great toy/design to tinker around to let the creative juice flow in during slow days.

51. Moleskine Folio Notebook


One of the safest gifts to give to any professional, trust me. Writers, web designers and developers, marketers, you name it.

52. Rhodia Grid Book


A perfect pad for designers. It has subtle dots that form grids for symmetrical sketches.

53. Pantone Formula Guide


The BEST gift you can give to any designer, especially the ones who don’t bring their computers with them all the time!

54. Macbook Stand


I really have no idea what’s the practical use for this, but I’ll include it here since it looks sleek.

55. Mug Warmer


Web designers tend to focus on their designs while their coffee gets cold…no more!

56. Phillips Hue


Wireless personal lighting for your office or room that can be controlled using smartphones or tablets. No need to stand up just to turn off the lights. Hue, hue, hue.

57. HTML 5 Shirt


Another t-shirt that tells the whole world the wearer knows HTML5. Talk about walking advertisement!

58. CSS Shirt


One of the few effective web design pickup lines!

59. iPad and Note Case


A great gift for iPad users who also happen to love writing on their notebooks.

60. Urban Bag


A bag small enough to wear anywhere and big enough to accommodate an iPad mini, Kindle, or Nook. There are also two quick access pockets in front for smartphones or a music player.

61. Wooden Tissue Box


With this wooden tissue box plus this wooden stand, wooden organizer, wooden iPad dock, and wooden calendar, you can be certain that the combination wood works.

62. Watch Diary


Keeping track of the things you need to do has never been this easy. A journal with a working clock!

63. Macbook Airfelt Sleeve


For the classy Macbook Air user. It’s a great gift for the frequent traveler.

64. Tetris Stackable LED Desk Lamp


Traditional desk lamps are boring. But not with this Tetris-inspired desk lamp!

65. Website Stencil Kit


This web stencil kit is best for quick wireframing and laying out brainstormed ideas. Something every web designer would want to have.

66. Pixelated Hand Shaped Mouse


It’s very ironic for a web designer to have this, yet I’m pretty sure they will love this. Ironic how? Many designers hate seeing individual pixels on their screens!

67. Coffee Cup Mist Humidifier


A web designer friend lives or works in an arid place? That’s bad for the skin! Help combat this situation by giving them a humidifier!

68. Cyber Clean


Well, keyboards won’t clean themselves, no?

69. Pantone CAPSURE Color Matcher


Scan and capture colors and integrate on your design programs. It’s not sci-fi!

70. Sauna Boy Portable Humidifier


A much cuter humidifier, I have nothing else to add. I want this.

71. The Web Designer’s Idea Book


From the best selling series, this third installment of The Web Designer’s Idea Book is a must-have for every web designer – from beginners to masters.

72. MOMA MUJI 36 Colored Pencils


A gift for designers and young artists in general, including art students.

73. 50 Shades of Grey Poster


Literally 50 shades of grey. Inspired from the best-selling erotica novel 50 Shades Of Grey.

74. Calendar 2014


A fun calendar that goes beyond the monotonous traditional calendars. It’s loaded up with one-liners that will bring a smile to anyone’s face.

75. Pivot Power Strip


The problem with standard power strips is that they take too much space. You can’t bend them or mold them the way you want, but with Pivot Power Strip, it’s like playing with Lego bricks!

76. Paper Email


A fancy way to send notes to friends and colleagues, but personally I’ll use it to make fun of others.

77. Social Media Pillows


A perfect gift for social media enthusiasts and web designers. Why? Because no one can resist these fluffy pillows in today’s social media world!

78. Terrarium


Many web designers never see this mythical place called The Outside. Bring this Outside atop their desk!

79. Bright Feet Slippers


A perfect gift for both single and married people. You don’t have to turn on the lights just to go to the restroom!

80. Water Dancing Speakers


Add some flair to your music! I’m pretty sure that designers will love this gift. Music with colors!

81. RC Helicopter


A real flying toy helicopter. I mean, come on, I’m pretty sure that deep inside your heart you want one since you were a kid.

82. Retro Wired Headset


It’s not like someone will actually use this thing, but it’s a great gift nonetheless.

83. Beer Glass


Alcohol boosts creativity, right?

84. Skullcandy Headphone


For the web designer who loves music, just take a look at those colors!

85. i-Bridge Premium Desk Organizer


A neat desk organizer for any office or home office. It has a cup holder, a dock for phones, two USB ports, and an amazing…paper holder.

86. Newspaper Rain Bag


Aside from the cool design, this is one of those bags that you’ll never regret having…especially when it’s raining. It’s waterproof and can protect your precious gadgets from water!

87. Book Dock & Charger


Perfect for book lovers and for the office. It also has a built-in speakers that can amplify any music you play.

88. Quadcopter


Quadcopters are the cool new toys of the modern world. Everyone will want this! I bet you will get your hands on this one instead of giving it as a gift.

89. Spiderpodium


Ever wished of having an extra hand just to hold your phone where you want it to? Well, Spiderpodium solves that! You can twist its arms in several different ways to either make your phone stand on its own, cling to a railing, hang on your bike, and several more usages, the only limit is your imagination.

90. Mobile WebDesigner’s Idea Book


A spin-off of The Web Designer’s Idea Book, a best-selling series that focuses on great web designs. A book series that every web designers NEED to have.

91. The Principles of Beautiful Web Design


A great book for beginners and people looking for direction in the web design industry.

92. Don’t Make Me Think


The purpose of every design is to make it intuitive as much as possible, not just for desktops but also for mobile devices. This book tackles fresh perspectives on how web usability should be done.

93. External Battery Pack for Most Smartphones and Tablets


Because running out of battery is a very, very, scary thing, right? You’ll never know when you will need one!

94. Doctor Who Vinyl Decal


Doctor Who fans will love this decal quote in the form of TARDIS.

95. Masters of Poster Design


Very cool posters to design a rather plain room. Give that room some attitude!

96. 64GB SanDisk Memory Card


The most popular memory card on Amazon.com. Portable, it can save up to 64GB of data. A perfect gift for photographers, web designers, graphic artists, and just about anyone.

97. Car Mount Holder for iPhone


Not all cars have mounts for iPhones. And with this holder you can now use iPhone as a GPS.

98. 8-Bit Sunglasses


8-bit sunglasses to help you protect your eyes while looking like a geek!

99. Chromecast


Stream movies or TV series straight to your television via HDMI port.

100. Raspberry Pi


The cheapest computer ever at $25. You can host a server, a media box, and any basic thing that you can dream of. It can run word processing programs, quadcopters, surveillance systems, a gaming console, and many more!

101. Kindle


This is one of the earliest generations of Kindle, and it’s actually the best Kindle at $69. In my opinion, Kindle Fire is less useful. If you’re planning on buying a Kindle, be sure to check older versions like this one.

102. LED Fluorescent Message Board


A great addition to anyone’s nightstand either for cheer notes or for a to-do list the next morning.

103. Robotic Ball for iOS and Android


Something fun to have. A robotic ball that runs on Android and iOS, you can control it remotely. Purpose? Fun!

104. Pulse Wireless Activity Tracker + Sleep and Heart Rate Monitor


Are you sleeping well? Is your heart pumping like it’s supposed to? Sleep and heart problems are common to web designers because they just sit most of their working hours…and while at home.

105. OUYA


OUYA is a virtual reality gaming console that will be the next big thing for gaming. For decades, gamers have been yearning for virtual reality and now it’s here. I am certain that everyone, even non-gamers, will love this. It’s the coolest item to have in this list, I swear.

Oculus Rift is a virtual reality gaming console (this is the real one, OUYA is different).

To End

I hope you enjoyed this collection. If only I had the money I will definitely buy 7/10 of these. Note that I asked several web designers (people I know personally) for their recommendations and this is what we came up with.

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Which is Your favourite item?



  1. Luker

    Awesome list man! You have really a good sense of designing. well, let’s see what I can order from this long list. Thanks man!

  2. Viet Nguyen

    Woah that is a lot of products. Great job at finding them all. They are great ideas. You should start an online store, you know.

  3. Businge

    Wow..Rean John Uehara that is a collection of fabulous gift list and great ideas for creative minds.I love the boogie board most though it is amazingly crazy.
    Thanx for the collection and have a merry Christmas.

  4. Why is it that the gifts I was most excited inthis article (which states $10-100 gifts) actually cost clots to $300 or $575 each?


  5. Digi

    Wow… what a great collection of lovely things! The creative things people come up with is so amazing. I always liked the vintage keyboards, but way over priced for my pocket. All these are modern and really stylish. Thanks 1WD, +10 points to you for putting this in my inbox. :-)

  6. Amazing. I shared this amazing collection with my friends and also bought few of them. Thanks for sharing all such cool gadgets and products at a single place.