Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Designers!

Are you looking for a fun and creative gift for your artist friends and family but on a budget? Don't worry; we've got you covered!

We are excited to share over 25+ gifts for artists that will keep them entertained inspired, and certainly grab their attention! Prices range from £10 - £60, making them perfect for Secret Santa gifts, stocking fillers for Christmas, as well as birthdays.

Lets dive in!


It's a classic, cosy and super helpful gift, but here are a few creatives will adore (and laugh out loud)!

2. Desk Accessories

It's perfect for creatives who want to become more productive and organised with pretty desk accessories such as Post-it notes and positive affirmation labels!

3. Art Dice - Inspiration for drawing and painting

This is a fun and inspiring gift for creatives who sometimes have a creative block (we've all been there). With the dice, you can create endless creative prompts!

4. Writing Dice

This is another fun gift for your writer friends and families looking for inspiration or dealing with writer's block!

5. Gift Hampers 

A self-care hamper is a great way to make your creative friends feel relaxed during the holidays. You can also send these to long-distance family and friends by post!

6. Christmas Bauble Making Kit

Make your festive baubles this Christmas. This gift is perfect for artistic friends or entertaining kids!

7. Paint by Numbers

These are perfect for illustrators or hobbyists. This is not only a fun way to improve your painting but also a very relaxing way to spend the holiday season away from the screens! We love these paintings by Hebe Studio!

8. Illustrated Puzzles

These stunningly illustrated puzzles by Hebe Studio look like so much fun and are perfect for your artist friends!

9. Abstract Painting Kit 

The perfect gift for creative friends who want to create abstract art!

10. Paint n' Pot: DIY Paint a Planter

We love this brand and fun gift idea for anyone interested in Pottery

11. Candles

A classic and timeless gift for artists! This is the perfect gift for any creative designer who loves candles!

12. Coasters 

You will find plenty of Photoshop insider jokes on these funny coasters, making it a fun gift for graphic designers!

13. Graphic Designer Bag

Who doesn't love a good tote bag? This simple tote bag is perfect for every Graphic Designer!

14. 365 Days of Creativity Books

Featuring a daily activity for every day of the year, this is a perfect gift for all creatives! We love these books by Lorna Scobie!

15. Personalized Wood Palette

A truly unique gift idea, these personalised wood palette and brush art sets are the perfect way to make your artist friend feel extra special!

16. Conversation Cards

Get to know your creative friends on a deeper level and get them away from the screens with these fun playing cards!

If you made it this far, thanks for reading our post; you might also like our post on 18 Great Gifts for Designers!

About the author 

Shumi Perhiniak

Shumi is a self-taught graphic designer and illustrator who has worked for Toni&Guy, Renaissance Learning, Baker Ross, and many others.

Additionally, she owned a brick-and-mortar stationery shop selling her art prints and now sells wholesale to retailers and online shops under the brand name www.herdesignworld.com.

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