8 Free Icon Sets You Didn’t Know You Needed

Published April 2, 2017 by CSS Newbies.

As developers and designers, it can sometimes feel like we’re always scrounging around for the latest freebies, and few freebies are better than a free set of icons. The possibilities for a free icon set are endless, as is the amount of projects you can use just one set for, depending on the variety of the icons provided. If you’re in the market for some more freebies (of course you are), check out this list that we’ve curated of the best, most random free icon sets that you didn’t even know you needed — but once you’ve seen them, you can’t live without!!

1. Mex~icons

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This colorful set of 30 beautiful Mexican inspired icons will brighten up any project. They may not be the most versatile set of icons you’ve ever downloaded, but they’ll probably be the most fun. And imagine how excited you’ll be when you finally come across a project that they’re perfect for!

2. Blobs

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With 1000 free icons to offer, the Blobs set is a great mix of practical and impractical icons. There are some that you will use all the time, like scissors, pencils, paper, etc. And then there are those that you’ll find trickier to mix into your projects, like footprints, bumblebees, gingerbread men, and an espresso machine. The icons are all designed in a cool aesthetic that features “blobs” (often they can be seen under the icons) which sets them apart from your average icon set, plus they’re all super colorful.

3. CitySets

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This unique set of icons offers you icons specifically pertaining to 6 different cities around the world (San Francisco, Manchester, London, New York, Paris, and Sydney). A very cool and unique set to own, especially if you’ve got some feelings of wanderlust.

4. Weather Icons

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If you ever wanted to be able to have a visual representation for the term “partly cloudy,” then this cool icon set is for you.

5. Mini Material Icons

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This bubbly, pastel set of icons has labeled itself “just for fun,” and includes a lot of fun images, like a coffee mug, an airplane, a perfect slice of pizza. Perfect for any cutesy projects you might have.

6. Pine Trees

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If you’re looking to get a little more in touch with nature but can’t help but sit at your monitor for hours on end, why not download this cool pine tree icon set?

7. Nature Icons

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This free set of nature icons features dozens of trees, flowers, cacti, and other examples of natural plant life.

8. Fast Food Icon Set

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This fast food icon set looks almost good enough to eat. Featuring images of burgers, donuts, beer, coffee, french fries, ice cream, and more…definitely don’t look at this one if you’re hungry.

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