25 Fun and Creative Gifts for the Artist in Your Life

Gifts for Artists Artist Gift Ideas

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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 their spark their inspiration—no matter the season.

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 Scribbler 3D 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 25 creative gifts for artists.


Art Supplies Temporary Tattoo Set

Gifts for Artists

Tattly | $15


Viviva Colorsheets


Derwent Sketching Wallet

Gifts for Artists Who Draw

Dewent | $15.45


Petal Painter's Palette


Scribbler 3D Pen


Solar Photography Kit

Gifts for Artists

UncommonGoods | $14.95


Dropcloth Samplers Color Wheel


Friendly Swede 4-in-1 Stylus


Bob Ross Color Changing Mug


642 Things to Draw: Journal


Watercolor Set iPhone Case


Pencils Heart Enamel Pin


Artist Socks 

Creative Gifts for Artists Socks

Chattyfeet | $39.95


Anti Gravity Paint Tray Palette

Creative Gifts

Paint2iT | $23.09


Bamboo Slate Digitizes Handwritten Drawings

Gifts for Artists Who Draw

Wacom | $136.99


Block Printing Kit

Creative Gifts for Artists DIY Printmaking Kit

Speedball | $39.85


Color Wheel Necklace


Art History Heroes


Cheesy Pizza Chalk Set


Natural Oil Paint Kit

Natural Oil Paints

Leah Fanning | $46.95


11 Mini Artist Pad Collection Set

Creative Gifts for Artists DIY

Legion | $19.95


I Do It for the Monet T-shirt

Gifts for Artists

Nine to Nine | $23.95+


RGB and CYMK Earrings


Leather Roll Case


Artist Apron


This article has been edited and updated.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. 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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