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Best Gift Ideas for Web Designers - My Favorites!

Updated on November 11, 2013

Gifts for Web Designers - Updated for 2013

Here are my favorite gift ideas for web designers. Web designers are usually creative people. They may consider themselves an artist, nerd, or geek. Web designing involves long hours of computer work. With all of that in mind, I've tried to put together a collection of good gift ideas for the web designer! These gifts would make great Christmas or birthday gifts, or ideal for any other holiday.

I hope you find something here. Happy shopping!

Coffee Mug for Web Designers - Has the color codes!

Coffee Mug for Web Designers
Coffee Mug for Web Designers

"How Would You Like Your Coffee Styled?" These color codes are really used on websites to specify the colors!

CSS Ninja T-Shirt for Her

CSS Ninja T-Shirt
CSS Ninja T-Shirt

This shirt codes out the perfect CSS for an invisible ninja!

Funny Gift Idea: Web Designer Parking Sign - Put this up on their driveway or in their garage for a nice surprise!

Web Designer -Parking Signs - Picture Art - Peel & Stick Vinyl Wall Decal Sticker Size : 9 Inches X 18 Inches - 22 Colors Available
Web Designer -Parking Signs - Picture Art - Peel & Stick Vinyl Wall Decal Sticker Size : 9 Inches X 18 Inches - 22 Colors Available

Unique novelty parking sign says "Web Designer Parking Only. Violators will be flashed." I love the computer design on this sign, and "flashed" is a reference to Adobe Flash software which is used in web design. Very clever gift idea!

 

Web Designer Idea Book - Every Website Starts with an Idea

The Web Designer's Idea Book, Vol. 2: More of the Best Themes, Trends and Styles in Website Design
The Web Designer's Idea Book, Vol. 2: More of the Best Themes, Trends and Styles in Website Design

This book has lots of ideas on web design! This book will help them with the first step of any project, which is brainstorming the website's design. It might also help them when they get stuck in the middle of a project.

 

Internet Themed Cufflinks

It surprises me that you can get jewelry featuring the "at" symbol, the "www" letters, and even the "like" facebook button!

This might turn out to be an amazing gift idea!

And, if you want to buy a really luxurious present, check out these USB ones below... a pair of cufflinks that require instructions to use!

Compter Keyboard Themed Tie - Great Gift Idea for Him!

Great tie for a tech nerd!

Keep Calm and Code On

Keep Calm and Code On T-Shirt
Keep Calm and Code On T-Shirt

Here's a shirt for a web programmer.

PHP Coffee Mug

PHP Coffee Mug
PHP Coffee Mug

This is a funny mug because PHP is a programming language that's commonly used on websites. This mug erroneously says that it stands for "Pretty Hot Programmer."

Rotating Monitor Stand - Turn your monitor vertically or horizontal! - This on my wish list!

This would make a great gift for anyone who has a widescreen LCD monitor but doesn't have a rotating stand. Most monitors come with a stand that can tilt, but not rotate.

Having a stand that can rotate is a big help for people who do web design work, because webpages are best viewed in portrait mode. Most monitors come with stands that only allow for landscape mode though. Landscape mode is great for watching movies, but portrait is best for web design! So with this stand they can easily rotate the monitor!

3M MS110MB Easy-Adjust LCD Monitor Stand, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 to 13 1/2, Black
3M MS110MB Easy-Adjust LCD Monitor Stand, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 to 13 1/2, Black

This would make a great gift for anyone who has a widescreen LCD monitor but doesn't have a rotating stand. Most monitors come with a stand that can tilt, but not rotate.

Having a stand that can rotate is a big help for people who do web design work, because webpages are best viewed in portrait mode. Most monitors come with stands that only allow for landscape mode though. Landscape mode is great for watching movies, but portrait is best for web design! So with this stand they can easily rotate the monitor!

 

Great Computer Accessory for Creating Web Graphics - This Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet is Fun!

Wacom Bamboo Create Pen and Touch Tablet (CTH670)
Wacom Bamboo Create Pen and Touch Tablet (CTH670)

This pen could replace their mouse, or if could be a handy accessory for writing or drawing. You can sketch with this pen and the drawings appear on the computer screen!

 

Geek Love Poem T-Shirt - A Web Designer would understand this

Geek Love Poem T-shirt
Geek Love Poem T-shirt

It says:

roses are #FF0000

violets are #0000FF

all my base

are belong to you

Those numbers are the computer codes for the colors red and blue!

Mini Flash Drive - Fits on Keychain - Floppy Disks are Long Dead - Now it's this instead!

Kingston Digital DataTraveler SE9 16GB USB 2.0 DTSE9H/16GBZ
Kingston Digital DataTraveler SE9 16GB USB 2.0 DTSE9H/16GBZ

This USB Flash Drive is the best portable storage. It will hold lots of files! And it's not much bigger than a car key.

I have a friend who has this one. Its small size and sleek, industrial look are impressive.

 

External Hard Drive for more Storage - An extra drive is a great gift for anyone who works on the computer.

WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB  USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Black)
WD My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Black)

This drive has a lot of memory, but it's not very large. It's easy to carry with you.

 

Funny Decision Maker Paper Weight - Fun Toy for their Desk!

Natico Decision Maker and  Paper Weight (60-2622)
Natico Decision Maker and Paper Weight (60-2622)

Spin this to find out if the answer is a "maybe" or "sit on it" or "pass the buck." If they loved the Magic 8 Ball, then this is for them!

 

New Video Card Might Make their Computer Faster! - This is a nice way to upgrade a slow computer!

EVGA GeForce GT 520 1024 MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1526-KR
EVGA GeForce GT 520 1024 MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1526-KR

You'll want to find out what video card they have installed (if any) and then see if this is faster!

Anything you can do to help upgrade a slow computer will be much appreciated. A slow computer means it's harder to get work done :(

 

A Larger or Extra Monitor Can Make a Big Difference - A monitor is like a window... larger and clearer is so nice!

ASUS VS247H-P 23.6" Full HD 1920x1080 2ms HDMI DVI VGA Monitor
ASUS VS247H-P 23.6" Full HD 1920x1080 2ms HDMI DVI VGA Monitor

I own a monitor like this one, and I've thought about getting another one. There are also monitor stands that hold two monitors. Great for increasing productivity!

 

What would you buy a web designer?

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