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 Creative Block by Danielle Krysa, which features interviews with 50 successful artists on how they “conquer self-doubt, stay motivated, and get new ideas to flow.” 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 monthly craft box subscription. 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.
“Creative Block” Book
“Think Outside The Box” Art Print
“Positive Thinking” 2019 Calendar
Color Wheel Embroidery Sampler
“Let’s Make Some Great Art” Book
Art Dice Drawing Game
Creative Artist Inspiration Box
“642 Things to Draw” Book
Craft Kit Subscription Box
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
Succulent Wood Cover Journal