UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 2018
Being a web design agency of digital geeks, we regularly come across bits and bobs that we like to treat ourselves to. We have recently updated our list to included new awesome web designer gifts.
Web design agencies are creative places, web designers are creative people, so fun, useful creative stuff is needed in our lives and office to keep those juices flowing.
Here is a list of the Top 50 Gifts for Web Designers, that they will be blogging, tweeting and Instagramming about for months.
Keep your web designer on the go… this lovely little device will keep their communication device powered up so you can send them many many emails.
The Boogie Board is the paperless writing revolution. Ultra light (4 oz) and thin (1/8“), one just isn’t enough. Get one for on the go, in the office and multiple places around the house – almost anywhere you’d keep memo pads or scrap paper.
The paper tablet for people who prefer paper. Here to replace your notebooks, sketchbooks and printouts. Paper-like reading, writing and sketching.
4. 53 Pencil
A wooden tech stylus with magical powers. If you own a tablet and want the best stylus on the market, this is it.
Ultra Comfy Design with Top Quality Leather and Wheels — The designed curves and shapes enable our leather chair to perfectly position your body, making you feel extremely comfortable and fully supported, no more aches or pains when you sit on it for hours!
The command to open files (geeky), now used to open doors. Oh the connection there is outstanding. I want one but the wife would hang her head in shame.
Sometimes, you need a boost.
For web designers, this is quite possibly genius. No longer will you have to sketch out a browser template to convey the warped imaginations of your mind…it’s already done for you!
For the web designer that lives and breathes their job…you can now dream about it too! The perfect thing to distance yourself from your relationship even more so.
Coffee during breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon coffee, supper, and dinner? We need coffee because we know this to be true…
It’s magnetic and comes with an array of slots to stick things in. Messy desk dwellers, this one is for you!
It’s difficult coming up with new design features for watches, so we are going to leave the creative part down to you…Paper Watch is a blank canvas, a simple digital watch made from Tyvek (a tear-resistant paper-like material). If anyone is any good at drawing skin, this could make for some incredibly geeky fun!
13. Robot Lunch Box
Keep your food safe in this retro tin lunch box. Designed like a classic robot, there’s plenty of space for all of your lunch essentials; sandwiches, fruit and even that cheeky chocolate bar! Throw away the plastic bag and carry around your lunch in style! The Robot Lunch Box is a perfect gift for kids big and small.
14. Pixel Ruler
The ultimate tool for responsive screen size sketching. Heavy-duty gauge stainless steel ruler with pixel increments. Markers for mobile, tablet and widescreen (laptop) sizing.
Gather is the perfect desk tidy to keep things organised. Attachable extras and various holders mean it can be customised to you.
A high-resolution, high-speed 4.0″ TFT display for your Raspberry Pi with optional capacitive multi-touch! Things just got serious cool!
8-bit hand coaster is handy. Prevent wet pixel ring on your table. =)
Brainstorm website and app ideas with ease using our precision cut Website Stencil Kit. Wireframe quickly and efficiently with the most commonly used iconography and interaction techniques.
Quickly map out your responsive site with the Responsive Design Sketchbook. Inspired by “Responsive Web Design” by Ethan Marcotte, this new sketchbook has a multi-grid front page for thumbnail sketches of multiple viewports. The back page is a single blueprint page with breakpoint indicators.
What’s a common fault for most stylus’ out there? They’re thin. Like a twig. A twig that’s expensive… Cue the Cosmonaut.
This pack of 3 notebooks means you’ll have everything you need to be sure that your next great idea doesn’t slip through the cracks.
The ultimate web designer mouse is the Logitech MX Master. With advanced gestural features, horizontal scroll and unique thumbwheel you can navigate through code & web tabs like a pro.
The stand out feature is that it can be connected to 3 computers and switch between them at a click of a button. This makes it highly productive. It uses a Dark Field laser sensor and can be used on high-gloss surfaces, so it will track almost anywhere.
Any web designer worth their mustard must keep on learning in our fast-paced industry. A treehouse subscription is one perfect way to keep developing your skills, whether your a beginner or experienced dev.
What’s better than drinking coffee whilst building a website? Building with blocks, onto your mug, that contains said coffee. Coffee drinking bar = officially raised.
25. Walls Notebook
Walls Notebook is a notebook/sketchbook that features 80 pictures of “clean” NYC walls instead of blank pages.
For the OCD web designer. Your desk never looked so tidy.
27. Dog Lamp
Light your office with a simple, fun Dog Lamp! Here Boy.
For the colour fanatic, look no further.
29. Phillips Hue
These bulbs can tell when a project is going bad and change colour to help your mood, they even make you a coffee and book you into a spa for the afternoon…Well no, they don’t, but they do change colour, so that’s pretty cool!
For the MAC lover who goes to sleep cuddling their plethora of devices. This one is for you.
31. Cyber Clean
It has been said that you can genetically produce on average 100 different types of food from what has fallen into a web designers keyboard. Ok, it hasn’t, but it will be soon. Use this funky goo to reach into the darkest corners of any keyboard so you can get back to key tapping paradise!
Another for the colour fanatic. Take a reading from any colour and be presented with it’s Pantone code. Awesome? Yes.
Web designers have to deal with cool projects and some – not so cool. Counteract the mundane with a book dedicated to inspiring. A must-have!
They are pencils, they colour stuff, we all love them.
The ability to stream anything from the mobile, tablet or PC to a screen/tv using Chromecast. Geeky tech love.
36. Raspberry Pi
My God, a mini computer with no case. I don’t know a web designer who doesn’t want one, or who’s not already got one.
Stories are a great source of creative entertainment, but maybe your web designer friend/person is a little too ‘tech’ for a glue bound lump of tree. Kindle is the answer.
38. Oculus Rift VR
Web designers need to recharge the creative juices of the mind. Let them escape to a world of Virtual Reality and they will be full of more random ideas.
Build the perfect portfolio, need we say more?!
A hub for creativity. Add countless strings to a web designers bow with this great subscription.
It’s about time to finally make sense of all the front-end and UX madness. Meet the new Smashing Book with everything from design systems to accessible single-page apps, CSS Custom Properties, Grid, Service Workers, performance patterns, AR/VR, conversational UIs and responsive art direction.
It’s a periodic table of typefaces…pretty much as geeky as it gets really. Which, in turn, makes it pretty darn awesome.
The ultimate charging friend. Even if you’re out of juice, this battery pack means you can make your own with the hand turbine power generator.
This is just awesome. What’s more awesome than awesome? Writing awesome with a pen, in 3 freakin’ D! A must have for the web designer that likes to get hands on with their warped creations.
45. HERO6 Black
Web designers don’t get out all that much. Let’s be honest folks…however, we would if we owned one of these! Document everything in glorious HD.
46. PS4 Pro
The best affordable piece of kit for the next generation in gaming (stay back fanboys!) Sony says everything you need to know, ‘This is for the Gamers’.
This is just geeky awesomeness. Through a the ball into any environment to capture a 360 degree view of said place. Security systems won’t know what hit them! Can we say that? Probably not. Playing in a field never looked so good! That’s better.
49. MaKey MaKey
Web designers are usually geeks, lets be honest now. Geeks, like games. Geeks who like games are gamers. Gamers like playing. Turning random objects into gamepads is rediculously awesome. Playing games with said created gamepads is crazy epicness. You see the connection? In short, web designers need this.
Last & possibly the best of all…
A big fear of mine is sharks, true story, despite being 60 miles from the sea which isn’t known to be exactly ‘shark heavy’…but still. Strap a laser beam onto a shark and I would probably cry then come around eventually and congratulate it for being awesome. Why does a web designer need a shark with a laserbeam attached to it’s head I don’t hear you ask? Why don’t I hear you ask? Because that’s an utterly ridiculous thing to say.