The top 10 birthday gifts for designers

If you're a designer there's little doubt that you'll have been told how difficult you are to buy gifts for! Anyone trying to find a good present for the designer in their life has experienced the same challenge: how to find something that's worthwhile, and meets the stringent criteria someone who works in the design industry would place on something they'd buy for themselves.

Well fear not, as we've carefully trawled through thousands of different birthday present ideas for designers, whether they're male or female, graphic designers, web designers, product designers or interior designers. It's a tricky process, and we have to confess to immediately buying several of these ourselves in the process of curating the list, but we've gathered our top 10 birthday gift ideas for designers below.

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