Whether you’re gearing up for a holiday, birthday, or just the every day, it’s always a good idea to have gifts in mind for the artist in your life. There are a ton of items out there that are sure to inspire your favorite creative person, so how do you choose? Luckily, the search is over. We’ve found some great gifts for artists that'll spark their inspiration—no matter the season.
It doesn't matter whether you are buying for a budding artist or someone with a lot of experience, there's something for creatives of all skill levels. These unique gift ideas cover everything from portable art materials that the traveling artist will love to items that will keep them inspired and motivated. So whether you want to make their talent shine by upgrading their paint brushes or feed into their passion by purchasing an online art class, thanks to these thoughtful gifts, they'll know you care.
Some of our favorite things fuse analog media with sleek digital technology. The Friendly Swede Brush stylus, for instance, looks like a traditional paintbrush, but it’s cleverly disguised as a pen to use on their favorite tablet device. A 3D printing pen also brings drawing into the 21st century with its capability to create small sculptures out of their renderings.
But, if your creative person prefers to keep pencil to paper, have no fear. There are plenty of great gifts for artists that don’t involve plugging in a device. For artists on the go, there's Derwent’s Sketching Wallet. It’s small enough to fit in a handbag, but it comes equipped with a sketch pad as well as graphite pencils, eraser, and sharpener. Or try Viviva Colorsheets, a portable paint set that makes painting en plein air a breeze. In either case, when inspiration strikes, they'll have the right tools at their fingertips.
Looking for a fun gift for your favorite artist? Check out our list of over 36 creative gifts for artists.
Derwent Sketching Wallet
Travel Paint Brush Set
10 Mini Artist Pad Collection Set
Block Printing Kit
Art Markers Set
Petal Painter's Palette
Paint Water Cup
Leather Roll Case
Sketchbox Table Easel
Dropcloth Samplers Color Wheel
Felted Owl Kit
Online Embroidery Class
Accessories and Fashion
Color Wheel Necklace
Almond Blossom Reversible Tote Bag
Brush and Palette Earrings
Pencils Heart Enamel Pin
I Do It for the Monet T-shirt
RGB and CYMK Earrings
3D Printing Pen
Friendly Swede 4-in-1 Stylus
Wacom Drawing Tablet
642 Things to Draw: Journal
Artists and Their Cats Book
Cartooning Made Easy by Margherita Cole
Color Problems by Emily Vanderpoel
Toys and Games
Solo Drawing Game
Frida Kahlo Puzzle
Leonardo da Vinci Action Figure
Just for Fun
Solar Photography Kit
Bob Ross Color Changing Mug
Art Supplies Temporary Tattoo Set
Paint Palette Phone Case
Unique Chalk Set
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