The 2018 Holiday gift guide for Designers – UX Planet
1. Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition)
This book is really essential reading for anyone that is going into digital design, or design-thinking, or any kind of design whatsoever. Steve Krug’s insights and examples continue to be relevant and will still be when you get this book this holiday. — ($37.70, $20.99 for Kindle)
If they don’t own a pair, or you don’t own one yet, get one. It will change lives. ($159)
Beautifully crafted wares for the discerning individual, they have a huge range of stands, desk ware and tech accessories, all crafted with the highest standards of quality. From iPhone cases to gorgeous Macbook stands, you’ll find something nice here.
4. USB-C Hub for Macbook Pro
Forget about getting those single USB-A to USB-C adapters, USB-C Hubs are so useful and allow for multiple uses like connecting displays, SD cards and multi-USB A inputs. You can pick up the Anker ($69.99) or Satechi ($82.99) hubs which are crowd favourites.
5. Macbook sleeve — ICON Sleeve with Diamond Ripstop for Macbook Pro 15″ (Thunderbolt — USB C)
These cases give just the right amount of protection for the Macbook Pro, and blends in with a minimalist, sleek aesthetic. In other words, it’ll be a perfect match for minimalist, practical individuals. ($69.95)
What?, notebooks again? If it has to be a notebook, give them what they deserve. The Rhodia Notepad ($16) — Dot Grid — is a handy notebook for that has printed dots on it, just the right thing for doing quick mock-ups or jotting down notes. You also can’t go wrong with the cult-favourite Moleskine Classic ($13). If you get it in the Plain format, writing and drawings go in perfectly.
7. Egghead.io 1-year Plan
One of the best places to learn how to code. Have you or your creative friend ever spoken about, pondered for days/weeks, about learning how to code? It’s never to late to learn something new, and forget about the #shoulddesignerscode debate, life is really too short. Gifting this 1-year plan will definitely give a solid advantage to anyone wanting to level up up their professional and personal skills. ($139-hurry! the sale price won’t last for much longer)
8. UX Kits
Very neat and useful tools, think quality-printed cards or digital wireframe kits that can really help your team with workflow.
9. Magazine B
A very high-quality ad-free publication that focuses on the best branding in the world. Each issue explores a single world-class company and their philosophy, culture and products. If you know their personal favourite brand, you can get this magazine. Highly recommended. ($27 each)
10. ‘Gather’ Desk Organiser
This desk organiser from Ugmonk is so well received that it raised over $430,000 on Kickstarter. Designed to be modular, it can be customised to suit an individual’s need. ($149-$199) They also have really neat clothing and accessories. Check them out.
11. Digital Design Sticker Pack
Which is your favourite design tool? Tell them with these stickers! Sticker Packs for Designers — no one says no to stickers right? ($2.88 — buy bundles to save!)