Best Gifts for Art Lovers

Best Gifts for Art Lovers

Whether you are shopping for a beginner artist or a seasoned professional, there are plenty of gift ideas to inspire them this year. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite gifts for artists, from stylish headgear to a coffee table book that will spark their creativity.

Art Supplies That Will Make Their Work Space Better

A great gift for an artist is a set of high-quality supplies that they can use to improve their creative process. Invest in a set of fresh paint brushes, a clean-and-dry brush cleaner or even a watercolor paper pack that will help them get started.

Keep them organized with a custom art caddy that keeps their brushes exposed to the air for natural drying, or pick up a waxed leather brush case to store all of their favorite brushes. Both options can be customized with the artist’s name, initials or a short phrase to add that personal touch.

An Art Journal & Pens

A blank sketchbook, pen or paper can be the perfect present for an artist to record their ideas and keep track of their progress. There are many different art journals to choose from, but one that we love is this evocative notebook with a floral design by Kate Fagan. You can also find sketchbooks in a variety of other patterns and colors, like this one by artist Kassia St. Clair.

Art for Change

A great way to inspire an artist this year is by gifting them a piece of art that will benefit a non-profit organization. You can support art that is made in the developing world, or give a print from an artist you admire.

The best art for sale is often limited edition, so you can be sure that your loved one will receive something unique and inspirational this holiday season. Minted is a good place to start, with a collection of more than 3,000 prints by independent artists.

If you want to go the next step, consider getting them a subscription box for their favorite medium. This monthly or quarterly subscription box includes everything they need to create a new work of art.

Handmade Ceramic Cups for Watercolor Painting

If your favorite artist is a watercolorist, they will love this set of ceramic cups, shaped like the vases in Van Gogh’s Starry Night paintings. They’re also designed to hold up to seven ounces of liquid and are perfect for resting their paintbrushes between strokes.

Sculpting Tools that will help them create their best work

A gift for a sculptor, such as this set of tools, will help them make the most of their skills. This set of sculpting tools includes an assortment of different sculpting tools, ranging from an apron to a tool belt, as well as a few other essentials.

Handmade Socks for Art Lovers

This set of handmade socks is the perfect stocking stuffer or present for a friend who loves to create art. The socks feature embroidered designs that mimic popular works of art, making them even more special.