If you’re anything like me you’re a little bit addicted to arts and craft supplies. Or maybe you know someone who loves arts and crafts and you want to get a fun gift for them, but you’re not quite sure what to get. I’ve put together a list of some of my very favorite gift ideas for creative people, all of which are available on Amazon Prime (yay for last minute shopping!) (P.S. This post contains affiliate links)
- A Watercolor Sketchbook – The thick paper makes all the difference. It’s made to absorb water so it doesn’t bend and curl when it dries. This Canson watercolor journal has a beautiful artistic feel, but you could also get one like this visual journal that is a little more fun.
- A Quill Paintbrush – If you love to paint with watercolors at all (or know someone who does), a quill brush is an amazing addition to your art supplies. Not only is this Princeton Neptune Quill Brush gorgeous, but the unique shape of the brush holds more water and helps you create really beautiful things with watercolors. Here is a smaller quill brush that I have and use all the time, and here is a more expensive set of two brushes.
- Gansai Tambi Starry Colors – This set of white and gold watercolors is amazing! It’s perfect for layering on top of your artwork, using for brush lettering, and it is even fun to use to doodle with if you like art journaling or mixed media. The 5 different shades of gold are gorgeous!
- Pantone Notebook Set – Perfect for doodles, sketching out ideas, or even journaling. The range of Pantone colors is especially fun.
- Faber-Castell Artist Pen Set – These pens are great quality and work well with other mediums. I often use these pens when sketching or lettering, and then I will layer watercolors on top. The ink of the pens don’t smear or run at all.
- Silhouette Mint Machine – This machine is a little pricier but such a fun and useful gadget. It would be especially perfect for scrapbookers, or anyone who runs their own Etsy shop. You can use the machine to create your own custom stamps and it’s really so easy. You could do something as simple as text, or your business’s logo, or as complex as a photograph. This starter set comes with everything you’ll need to get started making your own personalized stamps.
- Faber-Castell Gelatos – These colorful sticks are so much fun to use! Plus if you’re looking for a unique gift for someone who already has a lot of art supplies, these are a lot less common. They look like colorful little tubes of chap stick, but they glide on paper like butter. The rich and creamy colors can be mixed or layered, or you can even paint with them like watercolors.
- Prismacolor Colored Pencils – These colored pencils are such great quality, and would make a wonderful gift. (Also right now the 72 set is on HUGE sale!). The Prismacolor pencils are a lot softer than other colored pencils which makes it easier to blend them together and cover areas evenly. This would be a wonderful gift for someone who loves adult coloring.
- Stabilo 68 Marker Set – This 30 color marker set fits nicely in your purse or desk drawer. I personally love the size of these markers. They’re pretty fine tip so you write with them or use them to get detailed areas of adult coloring books, but they’re also thick enough to cover larger areas. If you’re looking for super fine tip markers the 88 set is great!
- Black Grid Ban.do Pencil Case – This leather pencil case is lined on the inside with gold. It’s really a gorgeous pencil case and feels luxurious. It would make a great gift for someone who has everything and is difficult to shop for.
- Gold and White Titanium Scissors – These titanium coated scissors are both beautiful and practical. They cut through a lot more materials, have precision blades, and last a lot longer than regular scissors. These gold scissors are really beautiful and a lower price point.
- Sakura Koi Watercolor Set – This 24 color watercolor set is absolutely perfect for beginners. It’s usually around $20 for the set and a water brush, but the colors are also much higher quality than cheaper watercolor sets. Whether you love doodling with watercolors or you’re a budding artist, I would recommend this set. The other nice thing about it is that it comes in a nice sized portable white case so it’s easy to fold up and take with you.
- Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set – This 36 color watercolor set is Japanese and the pigments and colors are fantastic. When I first started learning watercolors, I had the Sakura Koi set and I loved it. But now this set is my favorite! There are more color choices (I especially love the mint and metallics) and the paints are very rich and vibrant. The negatives of this set – it’s a little more expensive, and it’s a much larger set in size. I was really surprised when it first arrived because the set is about the size of a piece of letter sized paper. It’s also not as portable as the Sakura Koi set.
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens – These brush pens are some of the most popular pens for hand lettering. They’re perfect for beginners or experts alike and would go well with a book on hand lettering.
- Hand Lettering 101 Book – Hand lettering is really popular right now and I totally understand why! It’s a simpler kind of calligraphy that you don’t need nearly as many tools to do. And books like this one that come with practice sheets and exercises make it so much easier to learn. Here are a couple of other great books: Adventures in Lettering, Creative Lettering and Beyond, Modern Calligraphy.
What about you? Do you have any gift ideas you’d recommend for creative people?