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The 26 Best Gifts For Artists If You’re Drawing A Blank

November 24, 2020 Updated February 26, 2021

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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

Kimdio Ceramic Vase

This chic and simple vase works in any space and looks great with or without flowers.

$26.49 AT AMAZON



Hudson Canvas Work Apron

For the artist who likes to get down and dirty, this neutral but durable work apron can handle pretty much anything that comes its way.

$31.99 AT AMAZON

Sboly Espresso Machine

I’ve never met an artist who didn’t drink espresso. This quick brew  machine makes 4 shots of espresso in less than 3 minutes.

$42.49 AT AMAZON

Wosalba Black Turtleneck

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.

$22.99 AT AMAZON



Speedball Super Value Block Printing Starter Kit

Turn those gorgeous sketches into stamps with this block printing kit — a perfect way for an illustrator to explore a new medium.

$25.95 AT AMAZON

Dyvicl Fineliner Pens

This set includes 100 brightly colored pens, perfect for some mindless doodling or precise graphics.

$27.99 AT AMAZON

Everything Mary Deluxe Craft Caddy

Whether it be for panting, sewing, or just general crafting, this huge caddy can haul it all.

$29.99 AT AMAZON



Nathalie Lete Les Lapins Puzzle

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.

$19.95 AT ANTHROPOLOGIE

Willowdale Weaving Loom

Instead of hitting the home decor aisle, gift this  little loom so your favorite artiste can create their own wall hanging.

$49.99 AT AMAZON

Wacom Drawing Tablet

For the digital artist, this Wacom tablet is perfect for drawing their latest masterpiece or photo-editing a disaster selfie.

$79.65 AT AMAZON



Youngcol Pen and Pencil Case

This super cute floral case holds up to 200 colored pencils or markers and also comes in all black for moodier artists.

$26.99 AT AMAZON

Laura Horn Visionary 2020-2021 Planner

2021 can’t come soon enough, and this Visionary Planner is accented with gorgeous designs by Laura Horn.

$34 AT ANTHROPOLOGIE

Compartes Small Wave Chocolate Box

Who says art can’t be edible? These gourmet chocolates are almost too pretty to eat.

$45 AT NORDSTROM



Gifts for Painters

Transon Art Portfolio Case

This trendy-but-classic portfolio bag is heavy duty and can be used as a backpack or tote.

$23.90 AT AMAZON

Art: The Definitive Visual Guide

This informative hardcover does double duty as decor with its gorgeous pops of color.

$39.20 AT AMAZON

Moon Shell Palette

For the watercolor artist, this perfect little stoneware palette is its own work of art.

$64 AT UNCOMMON GOODS



Upstate Plant Based Dye Kit

This dye kit comes in Rose, Indigo, and Turmeric, for the designer who wants to keep things natural.

$48 AT NORDSTROM

Aovoa Repeatable Water Drawing Board

Just add water! This reusable board can be used again and again — no paint necessary.

$29.99 AT AMAZON

Paint Puck Brush Holder and Cleaner

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.

$31.19 AT AMAZON



Bob Ross Party Supplies

Ain’t no party like a Bob Ross party ’cause a Bob Ross party don’t stop. Only happy accidents, my friends.

$37.99 AT AMAZON

Artify 38 Piece Paint Brush Set

This set has 38 different size brushes and a natural canvas case — a perfect staple for any painter.

$23.99 AT AMAZON

Pictionary Air

This updated classic works with your smart device so the art you draw in the air appears next to you on screen. Game night is about to get lit.

$26.99 AT AMAZON



Doodle Hog Easy Tie Dye Kit

Tie Dye is all the rage for kids and grown-ups alike, and this set comes with every color under the sun, so your favorite designer can go wild on everything from tees to tube socks.

$19.99 AT AMAZON

Presto Pancake Art GriddleGogh Pancake

Even the snobbiest artist will have to admit that pancake art is the most heavenly.

$34.71 AT AMAZON

Lego Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe

With over 3,000 pieces, this Lego set recreates the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe in classic Warhol fashion. It even comes with its own soundtrack to vibe out to while you’re putting everything together.

$102.00 AT AMAZON



Springtime Paint-By-Number Kit

Paint-by-number kits have a reputation for being tacky, but this floral print would look great in anyone’s living room.

$35 AT UNCOMMON GOODS

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Springtime Paint-By-Number Kit
$35
Wacom Drawing Tablet
$79.65
Transon Art Portfolio Case
$23.90
Youngcol Pen and Pencil Case
$26.99
Paint Puck Brush Holder and Cleaner
$31.19
Everything Mary Deluxe Craft Caddy
$29.99
Wosalba Black Turtleneck
$22.99
Nathalie Lete Les Lapins Puzzle
$19.95
Kimdio Ceramic Vase
$26.49
Laura Horn Visionary 2020-2021 Planner
$34
Presto Pancake Art GriddleGogh Pancake
$34.71
Sboly Espresso Machine
$42.49
Hudson Canvas Work Apron
$31.99
Lego Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe
$102.00
Doodle Hog Easy Tie Dye Kit
$19.99
Bob Ross Party Supplies
$37.99
Art: The Definitive Visual Guide
$39.20
Aovoa Repeatable Water Drawing Board
$29.99
Pictionary Air
$26.99
Artify 38 Piece Paint Brush Set
$23.99
Moon Shell Palette
$64
Speedball Super Value Block Printing Sta...
$25.95
Upstate Plant Based Dye Kit
$48
Compartes Small Wave Chocolate Box
$45
Dyvicl Fineliner Pens
$27.99
Willowdale Weaving Loom
$49.99