I’m happy to admit that I’m a pretty geeky guy and I spend most of my day on my computer, playing video games or studying at University. This year I thought I’d compile a list of 20 must have Christmas gifts for your designer/geeky/awesome friend. They’re in no particular order, but they’re just some ideas. All prices correct at time of writing
1. Star Wars Yoda Desk Protector
This charming little desk buddy would make a sweet present, little Yoda protects your desk and is powered by USB. He has six phrases to scare aware any pesky intruders who might try and distract you (probably your cat).
2. Alternative Movie Posters
This charming book my Matthew Chojnacki is the ultimate read for artists, nerds and movie fans world-wide. This stunning collection of alternative movie posters is right up our street and we can highly recommend this book.
3. Wacom Cintiq 13HD Interactive Pen Display
A little pricey yes, but hey you might be reading this to buy for your extremely lucky boyfriend or even your girlfriend who has no idea how much money you actually have stashed away. No but jokes aside, this is a great little tablet and Wacom’s entry level interactive pen display. Pretty awesome. A showstopper for any digital artist who craves something better than say.. a Bamboo pen and touch.
4. Breaking Bad Hisenberg Travel Mug
Cool design, check. Will look like a badass drinking out of Heisenberg’s head, check. Will keep your coffee warm for a while, check. But let’s face it, this is an awesome gift. It’s also microwave and dishwasher safe… what’s not to love?
5. Darth Vader Cereal Bowl
Impressive, most impressive. What is going to help you get through those tired mornings better than eating cereal out of Darth Vader’s head? NOTHING.
6. Limited Edition White Xbox One + Sunset Overdrive
A great gift for any gamer buddy, either buy one so your friend can play with his mates online or buy one so you can game together (you’ll need an extra controller though).
7. Bose Companion 2 Series Multimedia Speakers
£90? Not bad considering Bose is considered to be one of the worlds best consumer speaker companies. These speakers will definitely spice up your creative friends working environment.
8. HMDX Portable Bluetooth Speaker
2 desk speakers a little too much? Does your creative buddy like music on the go? Then this speaker is perfect to accompany them on their adventures.
9. Admiral Ackbar Vinyl Bobble Head
It’s a TRAAAAPPPP. Get this awesome ‘Pop’ bobble head for your creative friend, there are tonnes of characters to choose including Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Yoda, Princess Leia, Boba Fett, Spider-Man, Deadpool and tonnes more!
10. Newton’s Cradle
What’s any desk without a Newton’s Cradle? We all know what one is, we’ve all played with one. We like to think we’re the smartest creatures on the planet but lets face it, give us a few balls on a few pieces of string and we’re entertained for hours.
11. DIY Konstruktor DSLR Kit
All of us have a place in our heart for photography, cameras capture memories good and bad. Memories that one day might find their way on our walls or framed on the mantle piece. Get your creative buddy a camera they can actually build themselves! Personally I’m no good at DIY but hey, your friend might love it!
12. Doctor Who Tardis Mug and Lid
A great gift for any Whovian out there! Plus it keeps your drink warm whilst you get engrossed in the Doctor’s next big adventure!
13. Cubebot Wooden Robot Toy
Oh boy this is cute, come on it’s cute right? A puzzle, toy and game all in one and a great companion for the work station!
14. Game of Thrones Iron Throne Bookend
I can’t think of anything better to stop your books falling down than the Iron Throne itself. A really neat little bookend sure to make any Game of Thrones fan happy this Christmas.
15. 8GB Novelty Canon USB Drive
A cute novelty gift for any creative and if your buddy is a Nikon fan, there’s a Nikon version available too! A must have for any snap happy friend.
16. Hey You Guys! Goonies Mug
The Goonies, a movie cherished by so many creatives. This mug is sure to rustle up some excitement for your creative friend this Christmas.
17. Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe
Through a series of infographics, pie charts, diagrams and more, Tim Leong delves into the world of comic book characters. Which are more powerful? Which have killed the most people? Contradictions in the published Universe and more. There’s even a bit about the pizzas eaten by the TMNT. Awesome.
18. The Great Minds Range Galileo’s Globe Puzzle
Ahhh puzzles, the epitome of painful yet joyful experiences. We all love puzzles, and if you’re friend is a creative chances are he likes having his mind exercised a little. Why not get them this cute gift?
19. DJI Phantom 2 Plus
Soar above the clouds with the DJI Phantom 2 Plus. Pricey, yes. But did you watch that video? This has to be one of the coolest gadgets available. How awesome!
20. Man tin
A small fun gift for him or her, this is a tin for man things like screws, leads, coins and all the stuff you never really have a drawer for (or chances are you have a drawer just full pointless stuff)
Well that’s it! There’s 20 must have gifts for Creatives this Christmas. Comment below with your Christmas gift ideas, or let us know if which gift is your favourite!