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20 Christmas gift ideas for web designers

11. Balcony Desk

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We're not sure whether this would work so well in the British climate, but for web designers in sunnier climes, this is a great concept. The desk hooks over a balcony railing to create an instant work area, complete with integrated flower box! It’s available in orange, blue, red, grey and blue, and also doubles as a party table!

12. net magazine subscription

In the web thriving design industry, it's important to keep your finger on the pulse. So for all the latest news and design inspiration, why not buy a loved one the gift of a subscription to net magazine for Christmas. Just select net magazine – or whichever great magazine you want to give – and we'll organise a free eCard, plus you can select the date that you want the subscription to start.

13. Build-On Brick Mug

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This LEGO-inspired mug from ThinkGeek offers the perfect way to keep a designer's hands busy while they’re sitting in client briefing meetings, and works with all popular building blocks including LEGO, Mega Bloks and K’NEX.

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  • Price: £12.17
  • Available from: Amazon

These letterpress cookie-cutters make an excellent gift for the typography-obsessed designer who also likes to cook. It includes a complete set of 26 letters, plus an ampersand and exclamation mark, and comes in a gift box.

15. TÎAN White and Walnut

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  • Price: €385
  • Available from: Mikili

This is ideal for the cycling web designer in your life. It's a wall-mounted bicycle rack that incorporates a handy drawer. This version is finished in white and walnut, but there are other versions available if you prefer a lighter wood colour. It's unobtrusive without the bike, and helps store the bike safely out the way when occupied.

16. Day-ruining Invoices

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These tongue-in-cheek notepads from designer Jessica Hische are full of tear-out sheets, each featuring a form to help the web designer vent their frustration after dealing with an awkward client.

17. Smart Wall Paint

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This kit allows you to paint any porous surface (think walls, coffee tables, desks and so on) and instantly convert them into a whiteboard surface. Perfect for the web designer who likes to get their inspiration up in ink quickly.

18. HTML necklace

  • Price: £26.18
  • Available from: Etsy

There's something pretty cool about this necklace, which, when laying flat, form an HTML tag set. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to HTML-inspired gifts on Etsy, but if you’re looking for something funky, subtle and that little bit different, this might be a good bet.

19. Walls Notebook

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  • Price: $16.95

A doodle pad for those times when your web designer friend is seeking inspiration, this notebook contains 80 pictures of New York City walls, ready for sketches, graffiti or notes to be drawn over the top.

20. Responsive sketch pad

This handy sketchpad provides 50 pages of grid-backed blueprint paper with four different viewport grids on every sheet, as well as a single grid on the back showing breakpoints for each viewport size. The grid markings are shown at 32px intervals, which works perfectly for any 960-grid lovers, and covers a range from 320px wide all the way up to 1200px. Pages are perforated for easy detach-and-paste too!

For more Christmas gift ideas, head over to our sister site TechRadar (if you're in the United States, head here).