Any artists out there looking for something special? Or maybe you’re looking to find the best gifts for artists to make that special someone happy? As a self-proclaimed artist, I’m here to help you find the perfect art-themed gift – even if you don’t know the difference between a crayon and a colored pencil. Here we’ve gathered the best artist gifts that will definitely either make them laugh or will add to their supply of art tools and projects to make. (and never finish, am I right?)
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The Best Gifts For Artists That Aren’t Sketchy At All
This 33-piece drawing set is the ultimate gift for anyone that sketches or prefers to draw with pencils. It comes with 18 drawing pencils of different hardness, 3 charcoal pencils, 1 white charcoal pencil, 2 woodless pencils, 1 black inkonic fineliner, 3 paper blenders, 1 metal sharpener, 3 erasers, AND 1 hobby knife. It's an amazing price for an extensive haul!
Boasting more than 50 creative prompts, this workbook is great for when you have artist's block and just don't know what to draw when you have that urge to art. Also great for those who just want to have a daily prompt to cultivate their skills.
This book is the perfect gift for your artist friend, no matter how long they've been practicing.
Why just display art when you can wear it? This soft, light (and colorful) scarf is a great gift idea for someone who loves to not only create art, but wear it too.
With plenty of choices of famous art pieces, this fun gift is a great addition to an artist’s wardrobe who loves the classics.
Have you ever made an amazing, detailed piece but wanted to go back over it with pen? Or maybe you've got a finished a draft and are ready to start the final product? This portable(!) LED board is the perfect solution to your problem. The bright light it emits allows you to go over your masterpiece and get it ready for the finishing touches.
This one's for all the leather-bound book lovers. Allowing them to draw and sketch in style, this artisan book is a wonderful gift to add to someone's collection. Each journal is uniquely crafted, so they'll have their own special book that has no identical match.
Plus, it just looks cool, right? Right.
Here's the ideal gift for young artists and beginners! This starter set includes art supplies and every paintbrush they could possibly need, plus 12 tubes of acrylic paints, 2 canvas panels, a palette and a mixing knife. The beechwood table box easel keeps supplies organized and portable, to take art on the go.
These cute charm earrings are another great gift for those who like to wear art. They are made with a zinc-alloy, are eco-friendly, and are nickel and lead safe. Other options include different colors, necklaces, and charm bracelets - perfect for the art lover who doesn't have piercings or would just prefer something different.
For the calligraphy artists out there, this gift box comes with everything they need - 4 Pen Holders, 8 Nibs, 3 Inks, Pen Cleaner, and a Speedball Textbook. This set is a celebration of Speedball’s proud tradition of fine pen-making, and makes an excellent gift -- all packaged up in a wooden box.
Not unlike a Buddha board (just bigger), this water painting board is a great gift for the artists who need a little zen in their life. The water allows for easy cleanup and reusability, and the size of the board allows you to make larger projects.
Comes with a stand for the board and the brush, as well as 3 different size brushes.
Personalized gifts are always a good idea, since they show that you took the extra time to think about them! This gift set comes with a monogrammed palette and a water cup that has holes where they can rest their paintbrush. Handmade and hand stamped in a pottery studio in Oregon. Perfect for someone who loves customized gifts.
Everyone loves Bob Ross, right? Right. And Bob Ross is on some pretty unique gifts like this one!
This apron is great for when they don’t want to get their clothes dirty, or for if they just really like wearing Bob Ross on an apron. Great for the type of artist that creates art in the studio or the kitchen!
Here's a fun workbook, and this one gives you creative exercises everyday for a whole year. The journal is great for artists who want to work on fundamentals, since this one has you drawing specific styles or coloring in specific ways. The supportive quotes help, too!
Paint Water Cup and NOT Paint Water Cup Set
Another customized gift set, however this one gives you a personalized paint water mug AND a mug for… well, not paint water. In the middle of creating a masterpiece, no artist wants to drink from the wrong cup! The vibrant colors make it extra cool, as does having your name on it.
Custom Art Clock
But for real, having your own palette clock with your name on it? This is a great one for art teachers or just someone that happens to like customized clocks.
“It’s a Good Day to Make Some Art” Shirt
This shirt is made with lovely soft colors and makes a great gift for people who love artsy yet somewhat more minimalist shirts. A great deal for an even greater shirt!
Digital Artist Glove
For all you digital artists out there, this one’s for you! Nobody likes it when their hand brushes the tablet and makes your project smear or otherwise mess up. This glove is the perfect solution, as the fabric allows your hand to rest on the tablet without the tablet recognizing your hand.
Looking for Specific Artist Gifts?
While these gifts are ones that would be universally loved by artists of the drawing, painting, and digital art mediums, we know there are some artists out there who consider themselves writers, knitters, and creators of many other kinds of art. They would love having a gift that is specific to their style and community!
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