Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Part 2

It’s that time of year again! That’s right! It’s the time to be thinking about gifts for your favorite creative pro. As always, has the Holiday Gift Guide to serve as your shopping list. Compiled by Pariah Burke, there’s something for every budget and every type of designer in this year’s gift guide. And, if you’re feeling extra generous, please feel free to send Pariah just about anything on this list care of If you missed part 1, read it here.

Creative Cloud Pillows$120A complete set of six 12×12-inch pillows representing Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, and Adobe Flash Pro.Get It Here

Adobe Crayon Stylus$2.25Draw on your tablet or smartphone in style with one of these crayon-like styli.Get It Here

Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch$3,699The Cadillac of hands-on drawing, the Cintiq 24HD Touch lets you draw directly on your artwork using a built-in screen and both stylus and touch input.Get It Here

Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Tablet$199A more modest alternative to the Cintiq, the Intuos Pen and Touch allows natural drawing in Photoshop, Illustrator, and other applications as well as touch input.Get It Here

Cordies$9.99Cordies keeps unruly cables and wires organized and weighted down on your desk, preventing disconnection from your precious digital life! This compact and helpful contraption includes five rubber grips with four slots, taking care of all those loose ends. A clean desk is a clean mind.Get It Here

Photoshop Magnet Kit$12.9013-piece magnet set inspired by the panels, menus, and interface of Adobe Photoshop.Get It Here

PANTONE Chip Drive$13.99–41.99USB thumb drive available in 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB sizes in five PANTONE colors.Get It Here

Letterpress Bracelet$60Made from hand cut type pieces set in a silver bezel. The band is available in two sizes: small (2.5 inches) and large (3 inches).Get It Here

The Designer Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom$14.95A compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history’s leading practitioners. This portable collection makes the perfect gift for designers, students, and anyone curious about the ideas and personalities that have shaped the art of visual communication.Get It Here

Graphic Designer Mug$12.99A coffee mug worthy of any graphic designer or typophile, this dishwasher and microwave safe cup features a diagram explaining the typographic parts of the words “Graphic Designer.”Get It Here

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty$10.00–25.00Silly putty for grownups—and in in quantities perfect for grownup hands—Aaron’s Thinking Putty is the premium stress relieving, hand exercising, mind expanding, totally fun and addicting Thinking Putty! Comes in over 30 amazing colors! Get It Here

Punctuation Coasters$32Set of five coasters crafted from eco-friendly bamboo and laser-engraved with five different punctuation marks—7, !, ?, %, and @. Includes bamboo case.Get It Here

Grid-It Organizer$19.99Provides endless configurations for your digital devices and personal effects. Conveniently sized for your current laptop bag or travel case, you will save time on the go by easily finding what you need. With a rubberized woven elastic object retention system for gadget organization you’ll have endless configurations to hold items firmly in place. Available in black, grey, blue, and red. Several sizes available.Get It Here

Keming T-Shirt$21.99Definition of “keming”: n. The result of improper kerning. Available in several styles.Get It Here

This Is A Designer T-Shirt$18Every designer should own a “Designer” t-shirt. And now you can. Fine print reads, “(It uses Helvetica and is black.)”Get It Here

Acid Etched Letter$12A, B, C your way over to these antiqued and ornate etched metal letters, perfect for proudly displaying or any shelf or tabletop. Even stand it up with its finished flat bottom!Get It Here

Nomad Compose Dual Tip Brush Stylus$35Hand-crafted using precision-milled aluminum parts. The brush tip is 0.7″ long, and is made of synthetic fibers. The Glide Bevel Stylus Tip is 0.05″ long, and made of the same brush material allowing a truly friction-free stylus experience. The unique dual-tipped design ensures that you can quickly access the preferred tip for creating on your touchscreen devices. Includes: Charcoal Grey Aluminum Handle, Long Brush Tip, Glide Bevel Tip and Carrying Case.Get It Here

Quotation Mark Earrings$10Open and closed quote earrings. Laser cut out of 1/16th inch white acrylic. Hung on simple silver fishhook style hardware. Design is about 5/8″ round. Hangs about 1 1/4″ from piercing.Get It Here

Typographical Chess Set$87–735This chess set re-imagines the bodies of the traditional chess pieces to incorporate each piece’s name as the focal point of their design. Available in raw metal, polished steel (gold or bronze), matte steel (gold or bronze), strong & flexible plastic (white, black, or alumide), detail plastic (white, black, transparent, or frosted), and sandstone. Price varies with material and color.Get It Here

Morning Mug$9.99The cold mug displays the sleeping face white on black. When you pour in the hot coffee, the mug’s appearance quickly changes. Within a minute, the black mug has become completely white and the face will have awoken to greet you. What a way to start the day!Get It Here

Happy holidays from all of us here at! Please note: This article links to resources hosted on external Web sites outside of the control of At any time those Web sites may close down, change their site or permalink structures, remove content, or take other actions that may render one or more of the above links invalid. As such neither Pariah S. Burke nor can guarantee the availability of the third-party resources linked to in this article.

Posted on: December 2, 2013

1 Comment on Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Part 2

  1. Pariah Burke (Can't Login For Some Reason)

    December 3, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Even after filling up two complete articles with great gifts for creative pros, I still had more than 30 items left over on my want list… So I wrote a 3rd installment: 33 More Amazing Gifts for Graphic Designers and Creative Professionals! Read it on my blog here:

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