What to give to a designer? And what to give to a designer? All pastimes, all hobbies, are usually excellent sources of inspiration to understand what to give to the people we care about. You have to know that even in the world of artistic design, there are several exciting potential gifts. So let’s talk about quality products that designers look at with desiring heart-shaped eyes: here we will indicate some of the main ones, which will undoubtedly make happy the designer or the designer you want to give a gift to, whether it’s a birthday or a Christmas present. Or for any other occasion.
What to give to a designer: a box of graphite pencils
Those who play football have a ball, those who fencing have a foil (or a saber or a sword), those who sculpt have a chisel, and yes, those who draw can only have a graphite pencil. Whatever the designer’s passion, this is undoubtedly the starting point. Buying a set of graphite pencils means playing it safe. Giving away a set of quality graphite pencils means making a great impression! There are several manufacturers of graphite pencils with different characteristics, compositions, and prices.
It starts from the primary, economical packs, consisting of a few pencils, and then comes to groups of 12 pencils with different shades to have everything you need. And then there are the professional graphite pencil packs, such as the magnificent Graphite Line box by Caran d’Ache, complete with pencils, pure graphite, smudge, and sandpaper. A fairy tale of drawing ideas.
What to give to a designer: a box of colored pencils You know, the world is not made up only of whites and blacks. And luckily! Here then is that your designer also needs a lot of colored pencils to write everything he wants on the paper. If you don’t hang out very often in the universe of artistic drawing, most likely, when you think about colored pencils, your mind goes back to the pencils you used as a child, the ones, so to speak, that are found in supermarkets.
Here, you must know that those who draw for passion – or even more for a profession – use different, quality colored pencils. An excellent gift idea for a designer is, therefore, a box of high-end colored pencils. And here, too, the choice is extensive. There are affordable packs to find 12, 20, or 30 pieces of professional pencils.
And of course, there are also the most elegant and complete packages, wooden cases with 70 or more colored pencils: the most famous examples are the magnificent Derwent box from the Lightfast line or the set composed of 76 Museum colored pencils by Caran d ‘ Ache.
Gift ideas for those who draw: a box of pastels however, among the gift ideas for those who draw, there are not only pencils. No sir: in fact, designers often love to range from one instrument to another. Still, others prefer pastels to colored pencils. And here, too, the offer of packs, sets, and boxes is quite vast, with many choices among which to move based on the quality, number of pastels, and budget available. Perhaps – it wouldn’t be strange at all – you don’t know how to choose between one type of pastel and another. If you want to clear your mind before understanding what to give to a designer, read our guide: here we explain what soft pastels are, and here we make a rich introduction to Sennelier pastels.
Gift ideas for artistic drawing: a box of markers Another round, another gift: more and more designers leave their colored pencils behind – even if only momentarily – to give themselves to markers. And here, the possibilities multiply, thanks to the significant variability of the features themselves. Fine point, thick point, with chisel point, double point, for drawing and coloring on paper, and wood, plastic, metals, glass, etc. Not sure how to choose the markers? We have written a guide on the best lettering pens, and you will find several valuable tips!
A birthday present for designers: a box of inks
Those who love to draw, most likely, would be happy to use their skills also on the writing side. So why not give him a chance by giving him a box full of calligraphy inks? Yes, therefore, of packs that, in addition to including different inks, also provide nibs and pen holders. To try!
What to give to a designer: quality drawing paper
So far, we have seen pencils, colored pencils, markers, and inks. But not only must they look at those who are looking for gift ideas for designers!
Even drawing supports can be great ideas. However, you must know that designers who want to achieve better results must use unique papers specially designed for artistic drawing, and therefore for colored pencils, markers, etc.
The offer of albums and paper blocks for artistic drawing is extensive; you have to find the most suitable according to the drawing technique of whoever you want to make happy. If you are particularly interested in the subject, we have written an interesting article on making paper. You can also find tips and suggestions about this magnificent world!
A generous gift: the case carries everything.
Pencils, markers, erasers, sharpeners, sandpaper, and so on: a draftsman’s work surface is often in the hands of chaos. Why not help him tidy up his desk with an excellent designer pencil case. These are comfortable fabric cases that, in addition to allowing you to collect all the pencils in order, protect them (the graphite leads fear the barrel) and will enable you to carry them comfortably with you, even when you leave your station to draw elsewhere.