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100 Gifts for the Graphic Designer

From Paint Swatch Calendars to Minimalist Statement Tees

— November 13, 2014 — Art & Design
These gifts for the graphic designer are great for two things: inspiring creativity and helping to turn bright ideas into tangible creations. Whether it's a notebook for doodling, a handy stylus for mobile devices that's being used to crank out new concepts, or even an inspiring piece of wall art, these gifts are sure to please those with an eye for design.

Since designers can be quite picky when it comes to what they like to surround themselves with, sometimes buying a gift for them can be intimidating. However, one of the best options is to go with something simple like a vivid Pantone-inspired gift such as the Color Swatch Calendar by Peter Von Freyhold, which is visually appealing and useful since it also doubles as a CMYK color referencing tool.
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Activity
Freshness
98
Photorealistic Graphic Prints
Photorealistic Graphic Prints
The Alex Katz Sketches Are Reminiscent of Actual Pictures
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97
Illustrated NYC Prints
Illustrated NYC Prints
The Knowlita Prints Takes on the City's Most Popular Eateries
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96
Minimalist Architectural Prints
Minimalist Architectural Prints
Archigrams by Michie Cao Explain the Details of Famous Buildings
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95
Porcelain Paint Chip Humidifiers
Porcelain Paint Chip Humidifiers
The Pantone Humidifier Brings Color & Style to a Basic Appliance
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94
Peace Promoting Prints
Peace Promoting Prints
Remember the Nobel Peace Prize Winner's Work With a Malala Yousafzai Poster
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93
Simplistic Gradient Calendars
Simplistic Gradient Calendars
This Studio Designs a Gradient Calendar That's as Simple as it Looks
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92
Typographic Jogging Suits
Typographic Jogging Suits
Mebuskshit is an Artist Collaboration Between Meshit and Paul Busk
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91
Bi-Lingual Stationary Sets
Bi-Lingual Stationary Sets
These Thank You Cards from Etsy Show Gratitude in Two Languages
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90
Typography Thumb Tacks
Typography Thumb Tacks
The Tell Tale Push Pins are Decoratively Informative
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89
Daily Design Date Keepers
Daily Design Date Keepers
This Tear-Off Typography Calendar Features a New Font Everyday
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88
Error-Detecting Utensils
Error-Detecting Utensils
The Lernstift Pen Points Out Your Spelling and Grammatical Mistakes
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87
Iconic Song Riddle Games
Iconic Song Riddle Games
The Panto n’ Roll Music Puns Cards are Dangerously Good Fun
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86
Hand-Lettered Thank You Cards
Hand-Lettered Thank You Cards
Chelsie Tamms Illustrates Cheerful Cards of Gratitude
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85
Hipster Pop Culture Prints
Hipster Pop Culture Prints
This Illustrated Pop Culture Series is Funky and Funny
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84
Two-Sided Styluses
Two-Sided Styluses
The Nendo Flip Pen Functions Lets You Scribble on Paper and on Your iPad
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83
Abstract Paper-Cut Artworks
Abstract Paper-Cut Artworks
Chad Kouri's Simplistic Shape Paintings Celebrate a Marriage of Color
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82
Pantone-Inspired Speakers
Pantone-Inspired Speakers
The Pure Jongo Collection Brings Color to CES 2014
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81
Typographic Home Decor
Typographic Home Decor
This Printed Pillow Cover Boasts a Chic and Simple Design
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80
Paint Swatch-Inspired Makeup
Paint Swatch-Inspired Makeup
The Pantone Makeup Line is Inspired by the 2013 Color of the Year
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79
Paint Swatch Calendars
Paint Swatch Calendars
This Colorful Calendar Doubles as a CMYK Reference Tool
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78
Typographic Building Blocks
Typographic Building Blocks
'TypeBlocks' is a Building Block Set That Teaches Kids About Typefaces
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77
Cardboard Typography Shelving
Cardboard Typography Shelving
The Alpacbeto Bookcase is Chic and Eco-Friendly
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76
Papercut Motivational Messages
Papercut Motivational Messages
The Parth Kothekar Papercut Typography Project is Intricate
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75
Artistic Stylus Sets
Artistic Stylus Sets
The Ink and Slide Works with Adobe Line and Adobe Sketch Respectively
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74
Movie Motif Prints
Movie Motif Prints
Calm the Ham's Minimalist Film Posters Use Clever Symbolism to Convey Plotlines
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73
Artful Poker Accessories
Artful Poker Accessories
These Red Playing Cards Boast Heroic Suit Graphics
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72
Two-Tipped Implements
Two-Tipped Implements
The Zen Pen Fulfills Your Artistic Needs for Both Paper and Touchscreens
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71
Painterly Smartphone Cases
Painterly Smartphone Cases
The Color Cases by cloudandco are Based off of Pantone Paint Colors
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70
Encouraging Compliment Accessories
Encouraging Compliment Accessories
The You Look Amazing Tote Bag Encourages a Positive Body Image
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69
Reusable Notebooks
Reusable Notebooks
'Wipe Book' is a Kickstarter Project that Combines Notebooks and Whiteboards
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68
Color-Coded Cashmere Decor
Color-Coded Cashmere Decor
The Oyuna Spektra Series Features a Pantone Patterned Cashmere Blanket
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67
Customized Prismatic Information Holders
Customized Prismatic Information Holders
Pantone Flash Drives Comes in a Range of Vibrant Colors
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66
Foundation Matching Devices
Foundation Matching Devices
The Sephora x Pantone Color IQ Finds the Perfect Fit for Your Skintone
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65
Paint Swatch Snatchers
Paint Swatch Snatchers
The 'Pantone Capsure' Captures Color Inspiration From Anywhere
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64
Swatch-Accented Canisters
Swatch-Accented Canisters
Small Job Paint Packaging Emphasizes the Approachable Paint Chip
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63
Amorous Typographic Necklaces
Amorous Typographic Necklaces
Jessica Hische's LOVE Necklace is Perfect for Valentine's Day
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62
Boozy Beer-Measuring Tools (UPDATE)
Boozy Beer-Measuring Tools (UPDATE)
Beertone Helps You Pick a Perfect Brew by Beer Color
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61
Paint Chip-Inspired Toiletries
Paint Chip-Inspired Toiletries
The Pantone Toothbrushes Provide a Punch of Color in Bathrooms
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60
Wood-Cut Calligraphy Art
Wood-Cut Calligraphy Art
Matthew Hoffman's Customized Wood Canvases Boast Popular Sayings
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59
Typographic Mini Golf Courses
Typographic Mini Golf Courses
The Typographic Mini Golf Course from Ollie Willis is Text-Based
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58
Typographic Spinning Toys
Typographic Spinning Toys
Sugar For All Created These Toy Dreidels Adorned with Type
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57
Subway Map Typography
Subway Map Typography
Pauline Detavernier Used European Transit to Create Colorful Alphabets
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56
Pantone Lumber Chips
Pantone Lumber Chips
Wood Stock Teaches Clueless Customers About Different Woods
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55
Spontaneous Thought Notebooks
Spontaneous Thought Notebooks
The Random Thoughts Journal Design is Perfect for Haphazard Ideas
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54
Minimalist Pop Culture Prints
Minimalist Pop Culture Prints
These Posters of Iconic TV Shows Tell a Story in Three Symbols
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53
Cozy Paint Chip Apparel
Cozy Paint Chip Apparel
The Pantone Scarves Make Matching Outfits Easier for the Less Fashionable
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52
Hue Sample Place Settings
Hue Sample Place Settings
These Paint Chip Placemats Help You Fantasize About Home Improvements
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51
Illustrated Pocket Notebooks
Illustrated Pocket Notebooks
Yellow Owl Workshop Releases Vibrant Notebooks for Stationary Lovers
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50
Typographic Carnivore Embroideries
Typographic Carnivore Embroideries
Ali Lander-Shindler's Food Typography is Cleverly Embroidered
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49
Customized Stylus Phone Plugs
Customized Stylus Phone Plugs
Dangle Your Colorfully Customized Stylus Off Your Earphone Port
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48
Finger-Augmenting Screen Scribblers
Finger-Augmenting Screen Scribblers
The 'txtRng;)' Stylus Ring Fits On the Tip of Any Finger
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47
Hand-Embroidered Notebooks
Hand-Embroidered Notebooks
Fabulous Cat Papers Offers Stationary Sewn with Bugs, Organs and More
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46
Psychedelic Protagonist Prints
Psychedelic Protagonist Prints
Marco Puccini's Series of Illustration Prints is Moving
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45
Topographic Stationary Designs
Topographic Stationary Designs
Etsy's Little Alexander Shop Sells a Handpainted Mountain Notebook
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44
Pocket-Sized Phone Printers
Pocket-Sized Phone Printers
This Portable Smartphone Printer Lets You Print Pictures on the Go
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43
Mimalist Rustic Notebooks
Mimalist Rustic Notebooks
Field Notes’ Spring Notebooks Have Arrived
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42
Ultra-Precise Tablet Pens
Ultra-Precise Tablet Pens
The Jot Touch 4 Stylus Lets You Draw on Your iPad with Natural Accuracy
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41
Color Swatch Clocks
Color Swatch Clocks
Designer Colin Roberts Makes Clocks from Paint Swatches
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40
Typography-Infused Art Pieces
Typography-Infused Art Pieces
This Typographic Design Artist Used Statements to Make Art Pop
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39
Humorous Wine Tags
Humorous Wine Tags
The 'Drink This Wine' Gift Tags are Funny and Quirky
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38
Notepad Coffee Mugs
Notepad Coffee Mugs
The Memo Drink Cups Offer Practical Means of Note-Taking
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37
Textbook Tablet Cases
Textbook Tablet Cases
The Kindle Fire Notebook Case is Sneaky and Stylish
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36
Internet Lingo Love Rings
Internet Lingo Love Rings
This Handmade Silver Ring Represents the Digital Symbol of a Heart
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35
Color-Coded Heels
Color-Coded Heels
The Pumptone Pumps Take Color-Block Shoes to a New Intensity
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34
Watercolor Pixar Paintings
Watercolor Pixar Paintings
These Toy Story Art Pieces Celebrate the Film's Iconic Characters
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33
Design-Teaching Playing Cards
Design-Teaching Playing Cards
Ben Barrett-Forrest's Design Deck Gives Mini Graphic Design Lessons
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32
Typographic Playing Cards
Typographic Playing Cards
These Playing Cards Pay Homage to the Famous Helvetica Font
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31
Paint Chip-Inspired Speedos
Paint Chip-Inspired Speedos
The Pantone Universe Beachwear Collection is Vibrant
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30
Distance-Centric Stationery
Distance-Centric Stationery
The Six Mile Pencil Encourages You to Run With Your Creativity
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29
Typographic Letter Loungers
Typographic Letter Loungers
The Modern Furniture Typographia Collection by Tabisso Spells Words
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28
Pen-Transforming Styluses
Pen-Transforming Styluses
The MORE/REAL Stylus Cap is Super Practical
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27
Color Chip Cases
Color Chip Cases
The Pantone Universe iPod Touch by Case Scenario is Cute and Simple
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26
Paint Swatch Panties
Paint Swatch Panties
Underpantones Unify Your Ensemble with the Perfect Unseen Color Scheme
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25
Sustainable Artisan Notebooks
Sustainable Artisan Notebooks
These Environmentally Friendly Notebooks are Eclectic and Funky
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24
Hybrid Tablet Peripherals
Hybrid Tablet Peripherals
The Folding Pen Mouse Conforms to Two Types of Screen Interaction
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23
Personalized Ink Imprinters
Personalized Ink Imprinters
These Stamp Yo Face Creations Afford an Expressive Stationery Sign-Off
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22
Cheerful Paint Chip Linens
Cheerful Paint Chip Linens
The JCP Pantone Universe Collection Brings Homes a Spectrum of Color
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21
Minimalist Statement Tees
Minimalist Statement Tees
These Sans Form Graphic Tees Boast Simple Monochromatic Patterns
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20
Narcissistic Body Art
Narcissistic Body Art
Inklings Temporary Tattoos Hilariously Promotes Self-Love
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19
Color-Coded Socks
Color-Coded Socks
Pantone Socks Ensure You'll Never Confuse Black and Navy
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18
Multi-Tool Styluses
Multi-Tool Styluses
The Monteverde One Touch Stylus Tool Pen is Digital and Analog
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17
Color-Based Calendars
Color-Based Calendars
Pantone Shades to Track the Days
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16
Color Chip Cosmetics
Color Chip Cosmetics
Renata Veiga's Pantone Makeup Has a Beautiful Array of Color
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15
Psychedelic Seating
Psychedelic Seating
The Pantone Spectrum Digitally Printed Leather Chair by Sif Technology
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14
Mock Laptop Notebooks
Mock Laptop Notebooks
This Funny Notebook Poses as a Computer from the 70s
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13
Uplifting Iconic Inspirational Posters
Uplifting Iconic Inspirational Posters
These Posters Portray Iconic People with Famous Quotes
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12
Tech-Friendly Folios
Tech-Friendly Folios
The Mod by This is Ground Holds Tablets, Styluses and More
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11
Stylus-Embedded Cases
Stylus-Embedded Cases
The Ozaki iCoat Finger iPhone Protector Allows People to 'Grab and Write'
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10
Paint Chip Crockery
Paint Chip Crockery
Pantone Universe Kitchen Accessories Bring Aesthetic Flavor to the Table
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9
Creative Cannabis Notebooks
Creative Cannabis Notebooks
These Stoner Books are Perfect for Jotting Down Brilliant Ideas
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8
Confident Meme Notebooks
Confident Meme Notebooks
The 'Makers Gonna Make' Notebook Speaks of a Life of Success
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7
Typography-Centric Playing Cards
Typography-Centric Playing Cards
Chris Cavill's Typographic Playing Cards are Graphically Pleasing
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6
Paint Chip Luminaries
Paint Chip Luminaries
Pantone Universe Candles Infuse Favorite Shades with Light
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5
Fading Colored Furniture
Fading Colored Furniture
The DIY Ombre Dresser is an Inexpensive and Fun Project
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4
Paint Swatch Suitcases
Paint Swatch Suitcases
Pantone Universe Luggage Makes Your Travel Experience a Truly Colorful One
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3
File Cabinet-Inspired Notebooks
File Cabinet-Inspired Notebooks
These Tab Notebooks Make Idea Organization Simpler
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2
Paint Swatch Sweets
Paint Swatch Sweets
Pantone Chip Cookies Will Color Your Taste Buds Happy
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1
All-Encompassing Notebooks
All-Encompassing Notebooks
This All-In-One Planner Combines all Your Organizational Needs
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