Gift Ideas for Graphic Design Students

By CreativB Studios – 24 April 2022

Looking for a birthday gift for your partner who is a graphic design student? Or for your sibling who Is about to be a graphic design student then we have just the right gift ideas for you.

Getting gifts for creative people is quite easy once you know what creative activity they enjoy the most, if they enjoy drawing then get them art supplies, if they enjoy hiking then get them hiking supplies, you get the point.

But what if the person you’re getting the gift for is a graphic design student? In that case it is highly recommended that you get a gift that would help them in their graphic design journey.

According to Data via the Federal Reserve, CollegeBoard, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and LendingTree (Stats collected by: Student Loan Hero):

About 46 million Americans have student loan debt in 2022 (45.4 million of whom have federal debt).

So, getting a graphic design student a gift that would help them in their studies would allow them to save up and pay back their student loans.

A lot of countries don’t have the concept of student loans, but the same  reasoning applies here as well. It would help them save up and pay their fees.

Gifts for graphic design students

This list is categorized into two, each of which contains the top 5 gift ideas for graphic design students that would help them in their studies:

Top 5 Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Graphic Design Students

This list consists of budget-friendly gift ideas for graphic design students which contain items and subscription plans for school or freelance work.

Price Range: $4.5(Subscription) to $100


Wall mount magnetic dry erase board will help graphic design students to treat it as a mood board for assignments, To-do lists, calendars, writing out different ideas, and even drawing.

Magnetic Dry Erase Board With Pen Tray

2) Graphic Design Books

Every student wants to gain as much information as they can from their studies. For a graphic designer, it is important to keep adapting and learning. 

There are many books they can go for but these are some of the recommended books:

3) Graphic Design Subscriptions


Graphic Design Subscriptions include adobe creative cloud Subscriptions, Envato elements, Canva, and Vecteezy which would help graphic design students with not only their school work but also provide the opportunity for freelance work.


4) Graphic Design Accessories

Ergonomic Mouse, LEKVEY Vertical Wireless Mouse
Matein Travel Laptop Backpack
Seagate Portable 2TB External Hard Drive

Graphic Design essential accessory for every graphic design student from having storage, to carrying your books, and since you will be using the laptop a lot you will need an ergonomic mouse.

5) Graphic Design Essentials

Morfone 10 Size Hand Lettering Pens Calligraphy
52 Piece Professional Drawing Set
LEUCHTTURM1917 - Medium A5 Dotted Hardcover

These are some of the essentials a graphic design student would need during their course work, a Calligraphy pen for their hand lettering class, a Drawing set for their sketching, Medium A5 Dotted Hardcover to sketch and jot down information.

Top 5 Helpful Gift Ideas for Graphic Design Students

This list contains gift ideas for graphic design students that not only will help them during their studies but will also help them years after. 

This will allow them to expand their skillset, start freelancing and earning.

Price range: $299.95 – $1,325.94

For taking notes in class, sketching, assignments, powerful enough to run RAM consuming software, display good enough for entertainment, and small enough to fit inside your backpack (Which can be paired with Matein Travel Laptop Backpack)

Lenovo Flex 5 Laptop, 14.0″ FHD Touch Display, AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, 16GB RAM, 256GB Storage, AMD Radeon Graphics, Windows 11 Home

SeriesIdeapad Flex 5 14 Laptop
Specific Uses For ProductPersonal
Screen Size14 Inches
Operating SystemWindows 11
Human Interface InputKeyboard
CPU ManufacturerAMD
Card DescriptionIntegrated
ColorGraphite Grey
Hard Disk Size512 GB

If the person you’re getting this gift for is an Apple fan. The Apple iPad Air (2022) is the perfect gift to go for, this option is much smaller but just as much powerful as a laptop with its M1 chip.


  • 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone, P3 wide color, and an antireflective coating
  • Apple M1 chip with Neural Engine
  • 12MP Wide camera
  • 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage
  • Up to 256GB of storage
  • Available in blue, purple, pink, starlight, and space gray
  • Stereo landscape speakers
  • Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
  • All-day battery life
  • 5G capable

A lot of universities include Photography as a course because photography is a form of visual communication method.

An entry-level camera set would benefit graphic design students and also provide an opportunity to expand their skillset 

Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Digital Camera with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses (1588) USA Model Deluxe Bundle -Includes- Sandisk 64GB SD Card + Large Camera Bag + Filter Kit + Spare Battery + Telephoto Lens

Form FactorDSLR
Skill LevelProfessional
JPEG quality levelBasic, Fine, Normal
White balance settingsAuto
Continuous Shooting Speed5 fps
Effective Still Resolution24.2 MP
Screen Size3 Inches
LG 27UN850-W Ultrafine UHD

An IPS monitor won’t be considered essential but it is something that would help graphic design students improve their design process and a good monitor with IPS panels provide the most accurate and consistent colors.

LG 27UN850-W Ultrafine UHD

About this item

  • 27” UltraFine UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display
  • VESA DisplayHDR 400
  • USB-C with 60W Power Delivery
  • SRGB 99% Color Gamut
  • 3-Side Virtually Borderless Display with Height / Pivot / Tilt Adjustable Stand
Specific Uses For ProductMultimedia, Personal, Business
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen Size27 Inches
Special FeatureHeight Adjustment, Pivot Adjustment, Anti-Glare Coating, Tilt Adjustment

5) Wacom PTH660 Intuos Pro Digital Graphic Drawing Tablet

Wacom PTH660 Intuos Pro Digital Graphic Drawing Tablet

This is another gift item that isn’t considered essential but rather helpful. 

An added advantage for a graphic design student is the ability to draw, this item enables you to digitally draw and use that for your designs.

Wacom PTH660 Intuos Pro Digital Graphic Drawing Tablet

Item Weight1.54 Pounds
SeriesWacom Intuos Pro, Medium, Black (PTH660)
Connectivity TechnologyBluetooth


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