Being able to realize artistic ideas is an amazing gift, but like all people, artists can also have their off days. Creative block is the bane of all artists, crafters, and makers. And no matter how skilled they might be, facing a blank page or canvas can be incredibly daunting. Many designers and artists would agree that finding inspiration is key to creating their work—but what happens when they struggle to find it? Don’t despair! If you or someone you know is in a creative funk, our selection of artistic gifts might just help to spark their imagination.
In this gift guide, we’ve included a number of inspirational art books, including 642 Things to Draw—perfect for when you’ve run out of ideas. We also have Keep Going by Austin Kleon, which provides “ten simple rules for how to stay creative, focused, and true to yourself—for life.” For those who are ready to get their hands dirty but just need a little direction, there’s a Bob Ross Master Paint Set and a DIY craft box. We’ve also included plenty of creative games to inspire daily creativity, and an artist journal to record new ideas as soon as they strike. And for those who just need a small confidence boost, check out some of these motivational pencils, inspirational quotes, and encouraging postcards.
Know someone who’s prone to creative block? Check out our selection of inspiring gifts that will help give them the creative jolt they need.
Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad
Think Outside The Box Vinyl Sticker
Coffee Then Create Mug
Positive Affirmation Cards
Color Wheel Embroidery Sampler
Let's Make Some Great Art Book
Creative Block Inspiration Cards
642 Things to Draw Book
DIY Solar Printing Kit
Bob Ross Master Paint Set
The Illustration Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters
Motivational Quotes Postcard Set
Do One Thing Every Day That Inspires You Journal
Createures Drawing Game
The Art of Creative Watercolor Book
Box of 50 Handmade Inspiration Quotes
Motivational Pencil Set
Make Mistakes Pin
You Got This Mug
Multicolor Craft Journal
Creative Juice Risograph Print
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