If you’re trying to think of the best gifts for artists, your mind might be a blank canvas. The visionary in your life probably has a critical eye and great taste, so gift ideas for artists and creators that aren’t cheesy can be hard to come up with. Whether it’s fair or not, art lovers have a reputation for being particular. Christmas gifts for artists are even tougher — that’s like two whole themes to consider! Don’t Van Gogh crazy yet. The way I see it, you have a few options: find that perfect WOW item that even the biggest art snob will love, embrace the kitsch and find a quirky gift , or get down to brass tacks with some tried and true art supplies. Whether you’re looking for gifts for painters, sculptors, or illustrators, we got you covered. Here are the best gifts for the artist in your life.
Best Christmas Gifts for Artists
Gifts for Painters
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Paint-by-number kits have a reputation for being tacky, but this floral print would look great in anyone’s living room.
For the digital artist, this Wacom tablet is perfect for drawing their latest masterpiece or photo-editing a disaster selfie.
This trendy-but-classic portfolio bag is heavy duty and can be used as a backpack or tote.
This super cute floral case holds up to 200 colored pencils or markers and also comes in all black for moodier artists.
Performing double-duty, this little cup is a holder and a cleaner in one, with silicon bristles at the bottom to get brushes squeaky clean.
Whether it be for panting, sewing, or just general crafting, this huge caddy can haul it all.
Every artist needs a black turtleneck. I’m sorry, but I don’t make the rules. If you want to get a beret, that’s totally your call, but we’re into that journey for you.
This elegant puzzle, designed by Nathalie Lete, is perfect for an artist who needs to step away from their own work for a few minutes (or hours) and immerse themselves in a different kind of activity.
This chic and simple vase works in any space and looks great with or without flowers.
2021 can’t come soon enough, and this Visionary Planner is accented with gorgeous designs by Laura Horn.
Even the snobbiest artist will have to admit that pancake art is the most heavenly.
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