What to Buy the Designer in Your Life this Holiday Season

By Sara Riedel
So you have a designer on your gift list this year? And you have no idea what to buy them? Because we’re all incredibly trendy, picky, masters of style and beauty (and humble too)?


We get it. And we’re here to help. The ZoCo team assembled our wish lists into one mega-list, full of suggestions for work tools, home decor, and lifestyle gifts that are perfect for the designer in your life. Take a look and give our favorite brands some love during this season of giving.


Gifts for Work

  • Ban.do “I Am Very Busy Agenda”: The New Year will most definitely bring piles of work and back-to-back meetings. Who doesn’t like to stay organized with a bit of cleverness?
  • Field Notes “Get Things Done Project Kit”: Even in the digital age designers love a good notebook. This box set of Field Notes goodies includes all sorts of materials to ease them back into sketching and note-taking after frying their brains with sugar for a week.
  • Cevinee™ “Classic Military Grade Solid Brass Pen”: This solid brass pen is both beautiful and practical. Your designer will think of you everytime they jot down a note. Also, it’s really heavy which is just cool. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015DNTHNY/ref=strm_everyday-carry_nad_27_2
  • Branding Deck: It’s work and play all in one! But seriously, these will make designers better at their jobs and make meetings more interesting. For everyone’s sanity, buy these.

Gifts for the Home

Gifts That are Just for Fun

Hopefully, this list helps you in your quest to find the perfect gift for your designer pal. Remember, it’s the thought that counts. Except if it’s ugly, has a poor experience, or is just unpractical…then maybe try again.
Also, our address is 1269 Grandview Avenue, Grandview Heights, Ohio, 43212. We’re just going to leave that there in case you want it for any reason. Happy Holidays!

Sara Riedel