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15+ Gifts to Help Art Grads Kick Off Their Creative Careers

Graduation Gifts for Art Students

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Picking out a present for an art school graduate can be tricky. While any graduation gift will do, why not congratulate the creative in your life with a present that will help them kick off their career?

In this selection of graduation gifts for art students, you’ll find colorful products that are both personal and practical. For a bit of how-to help, nothing beats art books like the career-focused Art Inc. and project-driven Creative Block. To help budding artists save money, treat them to a host of handy art supplies, from professional-grade pencils to a portable paint set. And, finally, make sure they stay motivated with desktop accessories inspired by the greats.

The future is bright with these gifts for art graduates!

Say “congrats” to your favorite art school graduate with these gifts to help them kick off their creative careers, including how-to books…


Art Inc.


Creative Block: Advice and Projects from 50 Successful Artists


Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic

Art Career Books

Lisa Congdon | $17.06


The Smartest Guide: Essential Career Tips for Emerging Artists


Your Creative Career


Books for Graduates

Anna Sabino | $4.95


Handy art supplies…


Water-Soluble Colored Pencils


Gouache Paint Set


Professional Quality Drawing Pencils


Art Supplies for Art Graduates

Derwent | $10.80


Foldaway Cutting and Ironing Mat

Professional Art Supplies

Omnigrid | $39.04+


Watercolor Sheets


And even some desktop accessories inspired by the greats!


Pantone Mug

Art Desk Decor

Pantone | $25


Van Gogh Action Figure


Balloon Dog Tape Dispenser


Picasso Quote Print

Art Desk Decor

OldEnglishCo | $11.85+


Artist Kokeshi Dolls


Still not sure what to get your favorite art school graduate? You can’t go wrong with a My Modern Met Store gift card!


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