Look no further if you're stumped on what gift to get your UX designer friend or colleague for secret Santa. We've created a list of fun and thoughtful gifts that appeal to any UX designer. From cool office supplies to quirky gadgets, there's something for everyone on this list. So treat your favourite UX designer to something special this holiday season!
Mobile UI/UX Design Notebook: (White) User Interface & User Experience Design Sketchbook
£4.87 from Amazon
Available from Amazon, some of the reviews aren't entirely glowing, but for a secret Santa gift, there were enough good reviews to suggest this would be perfect for a budget of under £5!
"Great quality paper and a nice gift"
"I always sketch out my app design windows before doing so in the development tool. So this product is great, makes it easier to reach a decisive look before doing so on computer."
"I used this UX notebook for multiple projects. I love it."
With 120 pages of dot grid paper this is one of the more practical gifts but wrapped neatly would still be very appealing!
Pantone Tritan Drinking Bottle - Pride
£15.60 from Pantone
We loved the idea of this UX gift. Fantastic colours and at only £15.60 this was cheap for a product from Pantone. What UX designer, or any designer for that matter, wouldn't love this as a present!
With Pride at the heart of the concept too we felt this was a fantastic gift to help promote diversity within tech teams whilst adding a little zing of colour to the office desk!
Personalised UX letters necklace
From £5-£100+ from Etsy
For the jewellery-loving UX designer? Why not go for a discreet ode to their profession? With so many jewellery companies offering personalised initials, you can find a necklace or charm bracelet to suit any secret Santa budget! We've linked you here to Etsy but really you could find a suitable option from any jewellery store. We think this gift would be appreciated by a passionate UX designer that really loves to look good!
UI vs UX Designer Throw Pillow
£17.12 from Redbubble.com
This funny comparison of UI and UX designers based on Ketchup tubes is sure to raise a smile this Christmas and at under £20 it's within most secret Santa budgets! In fact, Redbubble have this concept in a number of different products so if a cushion isn't your UX design colleague's thing then you'll probably find an alternative that does work!
Keyboard Stickers with Figma Shortcuts
$14 from Sketchkeys.com
Give your UX design colleague the gift of time! With these time-saving keyboard shortcuts, they can spend more minutes on better research or a coffee! They might also discover new features they didn't know about before!
Sketchkeys provide these sticker shortcuts for other professional tools, too, so it's not just limited to Figma, and with free shipping, we thought this made an excellent gift for any UX designer.
We hope our list has given you some ideas for your secret santa gifts for UX designers for 2023! And if you need help with your own UX recruitment issues, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
We wish you all a happy and design-filled holiday season!