It can be a little intimidating finding the right gift for the fashion designer in your life.
Choosing something to fit their taste or something they don’t already have can be daunting.
Hopefully, you’ll find the perfect thing with this list that includes tools of the trade, must-have fashion books, and fashion pieces of their own.
30 Fabulous Presents for Fashion Designers
A Designer Must-Have: Dritz My Double Dress Form
Designers can’t have too many of these dress forms. Made of foam with a polyester cover, this form measures 31″ x 10.6″ x 14.4″. It has 12 wheels to allow adjustments in 1/2″ increments to the neck, bust, waist, hip, and more.
It has a pin cushion finial and a pin hem marker attachment. It sits on a metal pole that includes measuring lines. You can purchase these dress forms in small, medium, large, and petite. It’s an ideal gift for those who are starting out.
The Best Sketching Supplies: Castle Art Supplies Graphite Drawing Pencils and Sketch Set
This 40-piece sketch set comes with everything they could possibly need to draw out their latest ideas. Everything fits neatly inside the included blue carrying case that also includes a pop-up stand. Inside the kit, they’ll find 12 graphite pencils, 4 pastel pencils in different shades, 3 charcoal pencils including soft, medium, and hard, a soft graphite sketching pencil, 2 paper blending stumps, and a pencil extender.
That’s only part of the set. Sharpeners, erasers, an art knife, willow sticks, charcoal sticks, graphite sticks, and a sandpaper block are also included. It doesn’t matter where inspiration hits, they can have everything they need with them at all times.
Not Your Average Sketchpad: PRO Fashion Sketchpad: Female Figure Poses & Accessories Templates
Perfectly created for fashion designers, this isn’t your average sketch pad. It has everything ready allowing them to immediately start sketching ideas. It comes with 35 female figure pose outlines, 35 front/back/side pose outlines, 35 flat figure outlines, and 35 lingerie pose outlines.
Sketching out figures will be a thing of the past. It also includes head and shoulders accessories designs, head and hand displays for jewelry designs, spaces for shoe designs, and so much more. They’ll love the included measurements section, the mini fashion dictionary, the fabric glossary, and the top luxury brands list.
This will be their go-to sketchbook from now on.
Designer Purse: COACH Women’s Pebbled Leather Edie 31 Shoulder Bag
She’s certain to appreciate the timeless design of this COACH Edie 31 shoulder bag. Available in 10 different colors including ice pink, chestnut, and chambray, each one is designed using pebbled leather.
It includes fabric lining with a snap closure. She’ll also love the multiple pockets. These bags measure 12.5″ x 10.25″ x 4.25″ and are absolutely gorgeous.
For Their Office: Glam Designer Fashion Wall Art Prints Set
They’ll love dressing up their office space with this set of four 8″ x 10″ prints featuring 4 of the most recognized names in fashion. Printed on quality Fuji crystal archive paper, they’re designed to last for years.
Each set includes a print for Gucci, Prada, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton. You can gift this set alone or purchase frames that match their decor. Either way, they’re sure to love it.
Hair Fashion: Jemis Skullies Beanies Thin Bonnet Cap
These trendy thin bonnet caps are perfect for accessorizing, windy days, or even bad hair days. Made of thin soft polyester, these beanies are available in 42 various styles so you’re sure to find one she’ll love.
They’re available in size 19″ – 23″ and have enough give in the material to fit larger sizes.
A Book of Inspiration: 50 Fashion Designers You Should Know
If they want to be a successful designer, they have to know their competition. Whether they use it for inspiration or for fun, they’ll love this 192-page paperback of 50 incredible fashion designers. It features full color spreads of styles designed by fashion moguls such as Prada, Armani, Christian Dior, and Oscar de la Renta.
This book delves into early designers all the way up to today’s top artists in the field.
Fashionable in the Rain: LOMON Raincoat Women Waterproof Long Hooded Trench Coats
She doesn’t have to let a rainy day ruin her fashion sense. This lined windbreaker by LOMON is made of 98% polyester and 2% spandex. It’s 100% waterproof and windproof while maintaining a soft feel. It comes with an attached hood and a drawstring waist.
Unlike some rain jackets, this one has a lightweight feel. It’s available in sizes small – 2x and in 13 different colors including army green, wine, and navy blue.
Boots for Every Occasion: FRYE Women’s Melissa Stud Back Zip Boots
These stylish leather boots from FRYE are ideal for most outfits and any occasion. They have an equestrian look and come in chocolate or wine. The cushioned leather insole makes long days much easier, and it’s designed with a leather outsole with a rubber heal for easier traction.
These gorgeous boots comes in sizes 5-11.
For Those Involved in Every Step: Brother Project Runway Electric Sewing Machine
This electric sewing machine by Brother makes it simple to bring their sketch to a reality. It has 50 custom stitches built in and a maximum sewing speed of 850 stitches per minute. Aside from the normal features that accompany most sewing machines, this one comes with 6 specialty feet and specialty needles.
Threading is simple, and it also offers 87 stitch functions. It’s lightweight and includes a carrying handle making it easy to transport.
Design in Comfort: Tribesigns Modern Drafting Desk Drawing Table
Ideal for working at home or at the office, this drawing table is perfect for sketching new designs. It has a 55″ x 23.6″ desktop that allows plenty of work space. It has a tilt design that will allow you to position it from 0 degrees up to 80 degrees in 12 different angles.
Made of thick particle board with a metal frame, it incorporates a bookshelf under the desk that is perfect for files, supplies, and more.
Boots for Him: Cole Haan Men’s Ripley Grand Chukka Boot
These Ripley Grand Chukka boots by Cole Haan are perfect for work and going out on the town. Designed to have a rugged casual look, they feature a leather covered molded footbed and a crafted leather midsole.
Available in cognac and black, these boots have several qualities ensuring the most comfortable fit possible. Cole Haan uses OS energy foam to enhance comfort, GrandGrip for flexibility, and GrandControl for traction.
You can buy these boots in sizes 7-13 including half sizes. These will definitely be his favorite pair.
Exquisite Gloves for Her: UGG Womens Knit Bow Glove
These lovely UGG knit bow gloves are made of 70% acrylic and 30% wool. The fingertips are designed using 85% acrylic and 15% metal fibers making it easy to use touchscreen devices. These one-size fits all gloves are stylish and guaranteed to keep her hands warm.
You can choose between black nightshade, light grey, or pink crystal.
Jewelry for Every Outfit: 14K Gold Thin Continuous Endless Hoop Earrings
These thin hoop earrings are an outfit staple that she’s sure to love. They’re available in sizes 10 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 20 mm, and 24 mm. You can choose between white, yellow, and rose gold, and they arrive in a nice jewelry gift box.
Work on the Go: Kenneth Cole Reaction Women’s East Bay Babe Faux Leather Tote
This faux leather tote by Kenneth Cole is perfect for protecting her work on the go. The inside is lined with tear-resistant material and is roomy enough to hold most laptops up to 15″. It has a slim padded handle and an adjustable shoulder strap that extends to 60″ long.
The main compartment includes a zipper pocket that contains an organizer for smaller items. The front exterior has an easy access slip pocket. This stylish tote measures 15.5″ x 11.25″ x 3″. She’ll wonder how she lived without it.
Fashionable Eye Wear: Oakley Women’s Unstoppable Rectangular Sunglasses
No spring or summer outfit is complete without a pair of fashionable sunglasses. Available in 8 styles with choices of prism or polarized lens, you’re sure to find a pair that fits her style. Oakley sunglasses are designed with 100% UV protection and are made of lightweight Plutonite lens material.
The stress-resistant frame is ideal for all-day wear, and the semi-rimless design provides a full downward view. It comes with a soft zippered case and a cleaning cloth.
Elegant and Always on Time: Michael Kors Women’s Stainless Steel Quartz Watch
This Michael Kors stainless steel quartz watch is timeless in fashion and will go with any business or casual outfit. The case diameter is 38 mm, and it’s water resistant up to 165 feet. It has a leather strap with an adjustable buckle closure and features gold-tone hands.
She’s guaranteed to love it.
A Look Through the Years: Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style Hardcover
They’ll love having their own hardcover copy of this book detailing the history of style. It covers 3 thousand years of fashion from draped fabrics of the ancient times to today’s most popular pieces. With 480 pages of this ever-changing industry, they’re sure to feel inspired.
A Staple for His Closet: Michael Kors Men’s Slim Fit Check Long Sleeve Shirt
Perfect for business or every day wear, this slim-fit Michael Kors shirt will be one of his favorites. Made of 100% cotton, it features a button closure, a button down collar, and a left chest pocket. They’re available in sizes small – 2x, and you can choose between dark honey, fig, purple, and brown.
They Can Never Have Too Many: Dressmaker Scissors Fabric Shears
One thing fashion designers can never have enough of are fabric shears. These 9″ industrial carbon steel scissors are designed using protective oils to keep the blades sharp. The set includes a pair of 3.
6″ scissors and a pair of 4.2″ U-shaped scissors. A 60″ tape measure is also included, and everything arrives in a nice gift box.
Vintage Style Basket: Dritz St. Jane Sewing Basket
Fans of the vintage look will love this oval-shaped sewing basket. Measuring 12″ x 6 3/8″ x 7 1/8″, it features a metal handle with black wood trim and a magnetic snap closure. A pocket and pin cushion are designed inside the lid, and the clear tray can be removed to store bigger items underneath.
High Fashion Hoodie: UGG Men’s M Diego Rubberized Hoodie
This unique hoodie for him by UGG is lightweight and ready for any kind of weather. Available in olive or black, it’s made using 50% polyurethane, 25% rayon, and 25% polyester. It has a zipper closure and heat-sealed seams.
Available in sizes x-small – 2x, it’s wind and water resistant. It will make an excellent addition to his wardrobe.
Perfect for Office or Home: Rachel Zoe Inspirational Quote Poster
This 11″ x 14″ print is perfect for their home or office. Featuring an inspirational quote by Rachel Zoe, it’s printed on premium Fuji crystal archive paper guaranteed to last a lifetime. Pair this print with a frame to match her decor, and you’ve got a wonderful gift.
Trendy Rain Boots: Sperry Women’s Saltwater Rain Boot
The rain boots are lined with micro-fleece and have a cushioned insole. They have a 1″ heel and a rubber sole that’s designed for excellent traction in the rain. They have a side zipper closure and are available in sizes 5-12 including half sizes.
You can choose between 7 different colors including tan/navy and brown/olive. She’ll love these trendy rain boots that are guaranteed to keep her feet dry and comfy.
The Perfect Layer: Cable Stitch Women’s Open Placket Long Cardigan
Cardigans appear to be here to stay, and this one is certain to add to her wardrobe. Available in sizes x-small – x-large, this cardigan is made of 54% polyester, 20% nylon, 20% acrylic, and 6% wool. The duster-style design has a shawl collar with dropped should seams and features front patch pockets.
You can choose between black, heather blue, heather grey, and taupe.
Luxury and Comfort: Alexander Del Rossa Women’s Warm Fleece Robe
She’ll love relaxing in this plush fleece robe. Made of GSM coral fleece, this robe features 2 large pockets and inner and outer ties. It’s available in 4 sizes from small – 4x, and it comes in 22 colors including Moroccan Trellis with white, burgundy, and black with faux fur.
You’re sure to find one to fit her taste.
Fashion Scents: Gucci Bamboo Eau De Parfum Spray for Women
If she is a fan of fragrances, you can’t go wrong with Gucci’s Bamboo spray. It features base notes of sandalwood, Tahitian vanilla, and amber. Mid-notes include Casablanca lily and ylang ylang. It’s topped off with notes of bergamot.
It’s the perfect scent for day and night wear and doesn’t come across too strong.
All Things Chanel: Chanel: Collections and Creations
Following one of the main trendsetter’s of style, this book looks back over Chanel’s contributions to the fashion world. It features previously unpublished photos and drawings by Karl Lagerfeld and many other famous designers.
This 208-page hardcover book contains 159 illustrations and is sure to be a hit with the fashion designer in your life. It also makes a great co-worker gift or for someone you don’t know very well.
For Coffee Lovers: Fashion Design Coffee Mug
This is a great way to get across the message ‘If it’s not about fashion, I’m not interested’. Made of ceramic, you can choose between an 11 ounce or 15 ounce mug. They’re dishwasher and microwave safe, and you can even have it personalized.
Fashionable Feet: UGG Women’s Cozy Chenille Sock
Don’t forget about her feet. These luxurious chenille socks by UGG are 98% polyester and 2% spandex. This pair is designed for one size fits most for shoe sizes 5-10. They feature the UGG logo on the top cuff, and you can choose between 7 colors including cream, dusk, and violet bloom.
She’ll feel like she’s walking on air.
Tips for Choosing a Fashionable Present
Fashionable Gifts for Him
You’ll find several great ideas for the guy in your life who loves fashion.
The UGG rubberized hoodie and Michael Kors slim-fit shirt will be two of his favorite items in his closet. The Cole Haan boots are perfect for evenings out. He’ll also love the drawing table, sketch book, and drawing tools.
Fashionable Gifts for Her
There are so many ideas just for her on this list, you’re only issue will be narrowing your ideas down to one. From fancy footwear such as Sperry’s rain boots to LOMON’s trench coat, there’s something for every taste and occasion.
She’ll love lounging in the Alexander Del Rossa robe, and the Coach shoulder bag is guaranteed to make you her favorite. There are also a few jewelry items to choose from including the stunning Michael Kors watch and the timeless hoop earrings. The Kenneth Cole briefcase will allow her to take her work anywhere-in style of course.
Tools of the Trade
Whether they’re settled in their career or just starting out, these items will always be needed and appreciated. They simply cannot have too many pairs of nice fabric shears. Extra dress forms are ideal for when they have multiple projects going on at once.
The PRO fashion sketchpad and the drawing set will make their lives so much easier. The sketchpad has so many features that will cut their work time down tremendously, and the drawing set has every tool they could possibly need.
For those just starting out, the Brother electric sewing machine and the drawing table are must-have items they’ll be thrilled to receive. The vintage-style sewing basket also makes a wonderful present.
Easy Gift Ideas for Acquaintances or Co-workers
If being a fashion designer is pretty much the extent of your knowledge of the recipient, you’ll be relieved to find some great ideas that will work perfectly.
Anyone would be thrilled to receive one of the fashion history books listed including the Chenal Collections book and the “50 Fashion Designers You Should Know”. She’ll adore a pair of UGG hand gloves or socks, and the Skullies beanie makes a fun gift. For coffee lovers, you can never go wrong with a new mug.
Last, the inspirational quote and the fashion prints are perfect decor items for their home or office. The sewing basket would also make a great gift when you’re just not sure what to buy.
If you want to find out more about fashion design, or if you’re needing a little more inspiration, the following websites can help.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect item to aide in their work or for something to add to their wardrobe, you’re certain to find it on this list.
If you can think of anything to add, please comment below. Don’t forget to share this list with friends and family who could benefit from these ideas as well.