23 Inspiring Gifts to Help Beat Creative Block

Creative Block Gifts

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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

Keep Going by Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon | $14.67


Think Outside The Box Vinyl Sticker


Coffee Then Create Mug

Coffee Then Create Mug

My Modern Met | $14.95


Positive Affirmation Cards


Color Wheel Embroidery Sampler


Let's Make Some Great Art Book


Telestrations Game


Creative Block Inspiration Cards


642 Things to Draw Book


DIY Solar Printing Kit

Solar Printing Kit

ElementalLeaf | $17.64+


Bob Ross Master Paint Set


“WhatchamaDRAWit” Game


The Illustration Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters


Motivational Quotes Postcard Set


Do One Thing Every Day That Inspires You Journal


Createures Drawing Game

Gifts to Help Beat Creative Block

Createures | $19.88


The Art of Creative Watercolor Book


Box of 50 Handmade Inspiration Quotes


Motivational Pencil Set


Make Mistakes Pin


You Got This Mug

Gifts to Help Beat Creative Block

AdnilBoutique | $5.79+


Multicolor Craft Journal


Creative Juice Risograph Print


This article has been edited and updated.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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