20 last-minute Christmas gifts for designers

So whether you’ve got a fiver to spend, or £500, we’ve got you covered! Still not convinced? 06. Simpsons Lego
Price: £179.99
Available from: Lego
It’s The Simpsons in Lego form! The Perpetual Disappointments Diary
This diary design is anything but disappointingPrice: £13.99 plus pp
Available from: Asbury Asbury
Keeping a diary can be the best way to stay on top of projects and feel positive about the future. Check out our favourites below, and let us know in the comments if you’ve found a good gift for the designer in your life! So whether you’re in the mood for swirls, characters, geometric shapes or anything else, you can tailor your lamp to suit your daily mood and creative stance. Featuring demotivational proverbs and sections including Notable Deaths, Apology Note templates and Bank Insecurity Questions, this is sure to raise an ironic smile. In the run-up to Christmas, we’ve chosen a range of items that covers the full gamut of cost too. 10. “The production process has been a very long one,” the duo explain, “with a huge amount of revisions and approvals to make sure the characters were aligned to the correct style guides, etc – it’s definitely been a learning curve for us all! Adobe Ink and Slide
Price: $199.99
Available from: Adobe
Looking for a gif that’s more oriented to actual design work? Moleskine/Lego notebook
Price: from £8.89
Available from: Moleskine (use store locator)
Notepad giant Moleskine has teamed up with Lego to bring you a gift that will please anyone who has a thing for Lego art. Baron Fig notebook
Price: $16
Available from: Baron Fig
Baron Fig is a new kind of notebook that’s been designed with an 
 underlying philosophy of simplicity, usefulness and community. Silly holidays calendar
The calendar highlights the silliest holidays aroundPrice: £10.55
Available from: Etsy
There were some amazing calendar designs for 2014 and we’ve seen some gorgeous 2015 calendars already. There’s three books available, each with a different type of paper – Blank, Ruled, or Dot Grid, all made from high quality, acid-free fine grain paper, allowing you to archive them without fear of degradation. Anyone trying to find a good present for the designer in their life has experienced the same challenge: how to find something that’s worthwhile, and meets the stringent criteria someone who works in the design industry would place on something they’d buy for themselves. They’re also decorated with sketches of Lego bricks and figures, and you can sketch your own Lego avatar using the guide printed on the inside endpapers. 01. Optimised for software like Illustrator CC 2014 and Photoshop CC 2014, they’re available as a set and require an iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad Mini or iPad Mini with Retina display to work with. Created by San Francisco based designer, illustrator and painter Annica Lydenberg, it’ll certainly make you laugh. Hand-drawn by Human After All creative director   Paul Willoughby, the cards feature characters from The Shining, Pulp Fiction, Fifth Element and more. Coming in two different lamp shade colours, white and red, you can start each day with a new inspirational doodle. Creating fun and inspiring designs, they constantly showcase their playful side in their output and here they’ve produced some inspiring design toys for your desk   based on   one of the greatest movie series’ ever. If you’re a designer there’s little doubt that you’ll have been told how difficult you are to buy gifts for. 05. Next page: 10 more brilliant gift ideas 09. But the team over at Asbury Asbury have decided to go in a different direction and create   The Perpetual Disappointments Diary. Last minute Christmas gifts magazine subscription
Price: from £24.99
Available from: My Favourite Magazines
If time has run away with you and you don’t want to have to worry about something arriving on time, why not buy a magazine subscription? Plus for each Confidant notebook you buy, they’ll plant a tree. 08. Cult movie cards
Price: £20-£22
Available from: Cultmoviecards.com
Cult Movie cards are a celebration of those movies and characters that will forever live on in the hearts of fans. Page Turner Lamp
Turn the page to reveal new doodles on a daily basisPrice: $19.99
Available from: Craziest Gadgets
The Page Turner Lamp allows you to customise your own desk lamp on a daily basis by doodling on the pages around it.

Updated: 16.12.2014 — 22:25