Have you got a creative soul in your life? Are they always sketching or just plain making stuff… well then, I’ve got the gift guide for the artist in your life. I’ve collected a few fun items that would be great gift ideas for the creative in your world. I own most of these myself, but there are a couple things I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection — so hopefully the better half is reading this one! (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures).
Compact Easel – Ok, I gotta say this is pretty cool. A compact, desktop style easel WITH a storage drawer? Just fold it up and it’s ready to just about anywhere, and it’s capable of holding 14″ x 11″ canvases, and has three storage compartments. I love anything that keeps everything you need, in it’s place, neat and tidy, and this sure fits the bill.
Tombow Brush Pens – These pens are unstoppable. They are a must-have in any creatives’ toolbelt. These are dual tip pens with a brush tip and a fine tip, perfect for just about anything you can throw at it. My personal favourite? Playing around with brush calligraphy! I have a serious amount of hours lost to just playing with lettering. This ink is also non-toxic and the pack comes with a blending pen — which makes things even more fun. Let your creativity fly with this one!
Watercolor Paint Set – This set is perfect for the beginning watercolour artist, or the traveler! I own a watercolour travel kit and it is so easy for those moments when you only have an hour to play and just need to streamline your painting experience. The Koi waterbrush is included, and it’s perfect for painting with or transporting water, when you’re painting on the go. The 24 paint pots are included and are in such gorgeous blendable shades.
Quality Sketch / Watercolor Paper Pads – Having a variety of sketch and painting pads is so ideal as the budding artist. I love having a large pad on hand where you can really let your imagination fly. Big strokes. All over pattern. Sketching or watercolour. It’s the first step to getting those creative juices flowing.
Small Sketch Pad – Remember I said a a variety of sketchbooks? Well once you’ve got the big one up above, you’ll need this little guy too. I like having a sketchbook handy for whatever I might be doing. These little guys are handy lap friends, and easily slip into the carry-on bag for long flights.
Deluxe Micro Pen Set – Line art, sketching, scrapbooking, and photo albums. These pens do it all and their archival ink makes them ideal for just about any job you want them to handle. Do you make your own gift and Christmas cards? Maybe your working on your little ones’ special baby/memory book? These pens are perfect!
Refillable Water Brush Set – Blend blend blend with no leaks and no mess. Use these pens with your watercolour set and forego the jar of water. Perfect for the traveler! Or, you can also use these pens for brush calligraphy, crafts and all of your original works of art. The set comes with 2 fine, 1 medium and 1 broad brush tip.
Craft and Die-cutting Machine – Okay. This crafting machine is the mothership of all crafts and design products! My Gift Guide for the Artist wouldn’t be complete without it. Your imagination is the limit to the cutting and drawing this machine can do. This is the exact one I own (a Cricut Explore – Air) and it wirelessly writes, cuts, and scores on paper, and so much more. It can handle over 60 materials from card stock to heat transfer vinyl to leather, and has easy controls to walk you through dealing with it all. Imagine professional looking cards, t-shirts, and artwork. This machine has got you covered!
Adult Coloring Book – Let the stress melt away! This is perfect for the tired creative mind. Stay in the creative mind-set without all the effort. Adult and complex designs will keep you busy for hours at a time. Suitable for pens, markers or pencils — this book is perfect for keeping creatively engaged on the morning commute, or relaxing in front of the TV at night.
^ find this Japan-themed one, here.
Have you spotted the perfect present in my Gift Guide for the Artist? I know I’d be happy to receive any of these gems. Good luck with your holiday shopping!