Best of 2018: The Most Creative Products Everyone Wanted This Year

Best Creative Products of 2018

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It’s much easier to window shop online than it is in person. With just a couple of clicks, you can fill your virtual cart with all sorts of goodies from around the world. But, it can be hard to keep track of all the cool things you've seen throughout the year—we get it, we experience a deluge of products, too! This is one reason why we like reflecting on a selection of our favorite creative goods from the past year.

From the innovative to the whimsical, a variety of items made our 2018 list. Some of our top picks combine the past with present trends. Vans and the Van Gogh Museum, for instance, transformed the iconic paintings of Vincent van Gogh by applying them to practical items we use every day, including clothing and backpacks. Today is Art Day is a brand taking a different approach to this practice. They are known for turning famous artists into five-inch action figures. This year, they added a new miniaturized person to their collection. Their version of Salvador Dalí, who is known for his fanciful facial hair, includes three interchangeable mustaches that you can swap out as often as you like.

We have a soft spot for artist-inspired products, but that’s not all that wowed us in 2018. Scroll down for our list of art supplies, hi-tech gear, adorable crafts (including a cuddly octopus), and much more.

Check our picks for the best creative goods of 2018!


Floral Embroidered Sneakers

Best Creative Goods of 2018

Converse | $77.97


Dot Kokeshi Doll

Best Creative Goods of 2018

Sketch.Ink | $39.50


Scratch Your Travels Map

Best Creative Products of 2018

KUULYS | $23.79


Who’s She? Game


Bear Bottle Stopper


Rainbow Joes


 House Plant Mug


Panda Cat Cave

Best Creative Products of 2018

Meow Felt | $150


Viviva Colorsheets


DJI Osmo Pocket

Best Creative Products of 2018

DJI | $349


Modern Artist Socks Gift Set

Best Creative Goods of 2018

ChattyFeet | $39.50


Van Gogh Hat and Backpack


Handmade Dragon Journals


Northern Lights Wood & Resin Ring


Resin Wood Cutting Board

Best Creative Goods of 2018

Kate Chesters | $65.33


Cat Spaceship


Wooden Cat Pile Game

Best Creative Goods of 2018

Comma | $36


Tattoo Tights

Best Creative Goods of 2018

tattoosocks | $25.91


Yoda Metal Bookend

Best Creative Goods of 2018

Star Wars | $19.95


Giant Plush Octopus


Galaxy Kimono Robe


Salvador Dalí Action Figure


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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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