Do you remember my recent post about gift ideas for photographers? I decided to continue this topic and drop in some creative present ideas for web designers and developers.
Most of the artists are like kids. Would you like to bring a happy smile on the face of your friend or beloved person? Of course, you do.
Moreover, making somebody happy won’t harry you. Just shop wisely and take the most out of the ‘Black Friday’ discounts!
Designers and developers have a specific world outlook, so you need to pick out the presents for them very carefully.
Working at one of the world’s best web design companies, I tried my best to simplify this challenging task for you. I guess I have a clue of what could make a designer happy.
The first idea that flashed through my mind was about WEBSITE TEMPLATES! Do you know what project is your friend working on right now? Present him/her one of the professional TemplateMonster’s themes. This will make his/her life a little bit easier and free the artist’s time.
You can go even further and buy one of our multipurpose themes. This way you will provide yourself or your friend with a whole web development toolkit. The offers “pay for one – get 50” are always beneficial, aren’t they?
That was just the first, extremely practical idea, read on and see how unpredictable and imaginative you can seem these holidays.
Below you will see a list of 30 affordable, serviceable, funny, etc. gift ideas for web designers and developers.
Brand new, top quality sign great both for indoors and outdoors. Manufactured in the USA. Sign Size: 4"x 18".
Eat Sleep Code Repeat - Coding Coder Programmer Developer T-Shirt
This 100% cotton T-shirt will be an original gift for nerds, computer geeks, web designers, and coders.
These Infinity Cufflinks are the perfect addition to any ensemble. Each cufflink was delicately sculpted by hand. The cufflinks are made of brass free from nickel, cadmium, and lead, plated by corrosion protection steel. Size (approx): 15.5mm*13mm Color: White.
This is an inexpensive, but impactful gift. Present it any time you want to see a smile on the face of your beloved person.
Mini USB powered fridge with both cooling and heating functions. Built-in green / red LED indicator, magnetic door catch. Keep your beverage cool / warm to drink at your computer side. Can hold a single can, easy installation, no driver required. USB powered - Plug & Play. No batteries required.
A nice present for designers/developers with small kids or moms-to-be. This short-sleeve baby bodysuit is 100% combed ringspun cotton jersey for baby's comfort. The reinforced three snap closure makes diaper changing a breeze.
Magnetic HTML (TM): Design a website on your fridge
153 magnetic tiles made in the USA that stick perfectly to your fridge. A great gift for web designers and developers.
The device wirelessly connects with up to 8 devices at a time. You can back up or transfer photos and videos from your SD card. It allows you stay mobile longer with up to 6 hours of video streaming and 20 hours of standby. No Internet connection needed to enjoy your photos, videos, and music.
Designers and developers spend a lot of time before the computer monitor. This may cause visual stress and headaches. Gunnar is an eyeglass with patented lens technology designed to minimize these effects. The glasses not only look cool, it’s health hazardous not to wear them.
It’s difficult to sit all day long. Would you like to stand up for a while still keeping on working on your project? You need the X-Elite PRO. It is an adjustable standing desk converter. It goes up and down with ease in a matter of seconds, with premium pump assisted lift. Grab your computer and place it right on top of your new stand-up workstation, using the modern single flat surface for ergonomic comfort and increased productivity. Standing height is 7 inches to 16 inches - you choose the right height for you. No assembly required - just open the box, place your computer, mouse and keyboard on top of the X-Elite PRO, and start standing.
Most of us work more efficiently listening to the favorite tracks. These wireless, convenient, with easy Bluetooth and NFC pairing aided by voice prompts headphones, are perfect for the purpose. Their world-class noise cancellation makes quiet sound quieter and music sound better. Volume-optimized EQ is provided for balanced audio performance at any volume. Additional characteristics: 20-hour battery life per charge; up to 40 hours in wired mode, supplied with a noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for clear calls even in windy environments.
See the following notifications at a glance: calendar events, text and emails, incoming calls, and more. Includes Pebble Health, a built-in activity and sleep tracker with daily reports and weekly insights. Water resistant to 30 meters. Built-In microphone for voice notes and quick replies.
UI Responsive Sketchpad with browser, tablet and mobile templates. Dot grid is ideal in use with UI Stencils. Offers 50 sheets per pad, printing on both sides.
This 64GB USB Flash Drive Credit Card Style American Express supports USB version 2.0, fast data transfer rate (Read: 22MB/sec & Write: 3.5 MB/sec), USB 1.1 / 2.0 compatible Plug & play with Windows 2000 / XP / Vista, Mac 9.0 or above. No drive/power supply needed, only plug in.
Professional Ultra SanDisk 64GB MicroSDXC Card
Professional Ultra SanDisk 64GB Samsung Plato MicroSDXC card is custom formatted for high speed, lossless recording. Includes Standard SD Adapter. (UHS-1 Class 10 Certified 80MB/sec). A perfect gift for photographers, web designers, graphic artists, and just about anyone.
A perfect pad for designers having subtle dots that form grids for symmetrical sketches.
Stickies 3 x 3 Floppy Disk Notes
These retro sticky notes will add fun to any workspace. 3" x 3", come in blue, gray, and purple, 3/Pack.
Take a minute to relax, get creative, and color. Create your personal calendar. Each week is a new inspiration. The calendar is durable, high quality, professionally designed, market tested, and ready to help you organize your life. Supplied with motivational quotes, the calendar is a perfect gift either. Provides plenty of room to write, set weekly goals, track important dates, and keep you on schedule.
This is a great gift for any designer, especially the one who doesn’t bring his/her computers with them all the time.
DURAGADGET Cyber-Clean Multi-Purpose Yellow Gel Cleaner With Disinfectant For ePad LB-01 Android 4.0 Tablet PC 2160p HD Superslim 7"
Amazing new way to clean your technology - removes dust, hairs and germs through a rubber based gel compound that absorbs the dirt off your device. Gently press it on and peal it back to reveal how it absorbs the dirt and grime off your device. Unique properties of this product allow you to clean in nooks and cranies where conventional cleaners would not reach. Re-useable - no need to wash and still retains its disinfectant properties after many uses - also has an indicator when you need to change it. Made of environmentally friendly and non-harmful material - does not mark or damage your device.
Simple and fun to use screen cleaner. A single wipe of this fluffy friend's specially-designed tummy will clear dust, get right in between grooves and leave your desk looking great.
You won’t need to worry about your cables being tied together. Maintain a neatly organized work space with Cordies Organizer.
Do standard power strips take too much space? That’s not a problem with Pivot Power. Its flexible form bends into circular, semi-circular, and zig-zag shapes to fit around furniture and in tight spaces. Six outlet pods can be adjusted so that large power bricks don't hog space. ETL-certified surge protection up to 672 joules, with an easy off/reset button. Adjusts so you can utilize all six outlet pods. Comes with four feet of cord with a flat head plug.
From designer’s viewpoint, this mouse is the most convenient to work with. It has no lag, it’s very responsive, and built for comfort. The mouse has a bunch of functions like back and forward navigation, a programmable button, thumb controlled trackball, and many more that no standard mouse has.
Sphero Robotic Ball - iOS and Android Controlled Gaming System
A new way to play: play in the real world, control it from your smartphone. The ball comes with free downloadable games with more available in the iTunes App Store, Android Market or Amazon Apps Store. Works with your smartphone: control Sphero from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device. You can change the Sphero's color to suit your mood, play in the dark, or create a team color.
A typeface memory game. With twenty-five pairs of cards, each presenting a different type family, this is a very stylish and interesting typographic concentration game. The kit includes a typographical glossary with the main terms used in typography as well as text about the evolution of type design, locating in history each one of the fonts used in the game.
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We hope you liked our gift ideas for web designers and developers. Are you going to buy anything from this list? What will it be? Have you got any own original ideas of what to give a web designer/developer as a present? Please, don’t be shy to share it with us at the comment section.
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