As a designer I know buying gifts for a designer can be tricky sometimes. Designers, by trade are connoisseurs of the art, music, fashion and culture around them. We continually test the new gadgets, trends and equipment, finding exactly what we like and what works for us. So knowing what your designer uses can be key to buying them gifts they’ll enjoy and use this holiday season.
For example, I am in constant need of liner brushes, bottles of ink, Micron pens of all sizes, fine art papers, sketchbooks, and more. If you know what your designer guy uses on a daily basis, it makes for some cheap and easy gifts.
1. Specific Supplies (Nearest Art Supply Store) [$2-$20]
Remember that designers always need inspiration so magazine subscriptions, art books, design books and art prints are always good purchases. Here’s a selection of gifts that will inspire your designer guy.