Posted by Gia Ciccone on June 13, 2014
Men currently are the majority in the graphic design industry, and while we may not have exact numbers, we can guess that many of those men are dads. If you’re looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for your dad, the graphics fanatic, look no further than this list of great gift ideas for graphic designers:
PANTONE Universe Thermo Cup ($16.99)
For the color-obsessed designer, gift this PANTONE Thermo Cup, perfect for their morning cup of joe. It’s shown here in Emerald (aka PANTONE 17-5641), but is also available in a variety of hues. This gift is also perfect for those strapped for cash, as it’s still under $25 when you include tax, shipping & handling.
Kattee Vintage Canvas Leather Hiking Travel Backpack ($55.99)
For those that travel often, this backpack is able to fit a 17 inch laptop – the standard for most traveling graphic designers – along with several other important tools like chargers, notebooks & even a tablet. This backpack is available in khaki (pictured) or army green.
Gunnar Optiks Color Enhanced Computer Glasses ($86.88)
For those who spend all day staring at a computer screen, these comfortable glasses are designed to protect eyes from the sometimes harmful effects of longtime staring at the computer. This pair of Gunnar Optiks comes with a 1-year warranty.
Wacom Bamboo Capture Pen & Tablet ($96.50)
For the designer that likes to do it all – photo editing, painting, drawing & sketching – this pressure-sensitive pen and 7×11 tablet are sure to be a real hit with your designing dad. The design is ambidextrous and it’s compatible with PCs and Macs.
BUFFALO DriveStation 2 Terabyte External Hard Drive ($149.99)
For the designer that is always running out of space to store all of their large projects, this external terabyte drive makes the perfect gift. It operates quietly, so there’s no disrupting the rest of the office when running this hard drive. Though it’s one of the pricier items on this list, it is one that will definitely come in handy on the job.
No matter what gift you get dad, we’re sure he’ll love it. From all of us at Paladin, we hope you have a very Happy Father’s Day!
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