Creative people who constantly use imagination in their work are the most complicated category to choose a present for. Ordinary presents will be too boring for them and they won’t like it. Of course, giving some cash as a present will be always suitable because such people have lots of expenses. However, I, personally, love to think of interesting and surprising gifts. If you have a friend who is an artist and suffer to think of a present for him – here are some variants, I considered being interesting.
A nice present for a friend who loves to draw outsides. It is small, so it will fit almost any bag and it contains all the necessary stuff for drawing sketches. There are thirteen different pencils, a metal sharpener, an eraser, and a sketchbook. All those goodies are placed to a parcel, which is convenient – all the tools are fixed, are not damaged and the artists won’t have to seek something for a long time.
This little thing brings a craft to a completely new level. This 3D pen allows you to create shapes? Not only pictures. It is like a tiny The 3D printer that helps you to create something really unique. The pen goes with some plastic filaments in different colors, so the person you are going to give it will be able to start creating something right after opening the box.
The sketches and text artists will make in that notebook will be easily transformed into digital editable document. It is very easy to use – the user just draws in it like in the ordinary sketchbook. Then you have to click only one button – and a digital copy is ready. It can be downloaded to the device and edited. The notebook has about 80 pages, so there will be lots of space for your friend artists’ ideas.
That is a very witty gift for an artist. It will bring your friend to the times when the first photography was made. The kit contains a set of special cloth or paper, that changes color when exposed to sunlight. To create a piece of art you only have to place some objects between the surface and the sun. Watching the picture appearing on the paper could be interesting and meditative.
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In plain language, Creative Cloud is a package of Adobe apps and services that you can buy all at once. Subscription plans are, generally, very profitable for web designers and artists – they allow us to save money. You don’t subscribe separately for each of the services you want – you get them for a single fee. Giving this subscription as a gift you present your friend or loved one a bow of convenient tools.
A comfortable working space is very important for an artist. Common tables are not always suitable for craft or drawing, so an adjustable table with a stool and holders for different craft materials will be a great gift for an artist. The table has 6 heights from 0 to 45 degrees and goes in different sizes. The surface is easy to wash, so there will be no limitations in crafting ideas.
For a photographer, a lightbox is a crucial tool he needs to take pictures of products. However, commercial use is not the only one. Lightbox is also great to take pictures of the crafted goodies or interesting objects. If your photographer friend still doesn’t have a lightbox – this variant will be a very useful and practical gift.
Have you ever dreamt about creating your own clay animation short? Like Tim Barton’s Coralina or Night before Christmas? What about creating it with your friend or loved one? This kit contains everything you will need for filming the short: USB camera with microphone, books with instructions, a stage, stop-motion software, sound effects, and other stuff. Just unpack it and have fun!
There are people who like tools that have only one purpose. However, there are many more of the artists who like multifunctional instruments. This Friendly Swede 4-in-1 stylus pen is a versatile tool for a digital designer – it gives you four different ways to draw on the tablet. All four tips can be replaced at any time you need which could be convenient when you are not working at home.
Sometimes it could be easier to craft something with your hands and that digitalize it. A 3D scanner is a real treasure in such cases. If your friend-artist is modeling something – such a gift could give him lots of new options. And if combined with a 3D printer, this machine could help an artist to copy his creation multiple times.
Just a fun little gift for an artist who likes to work outside. A notebook to write or take sketches that can’t be damaged by sudden rain. You can write there with a pen, pencil or permanent marker and everything you write will stay there even if you wash it under the shower. Additionally, that notebook could be recycled, so when you will be finished – it won’t harm nature either.
Another interesting way to boost creativity. It doesn’t matter if your beloved one hasn’t tried to do the wood-burning – this kit will help him to start. It includes 17 burning tips and 13 carving tips, as well as pencils, templates and other stuff. Things made from wood by hand will always be popular, so your gift will also always be useful and interesting to play with.
A collection of 83 pieces in the nice wooden box – what artist won’t like to get such a gift? The set contains pencils, paints and all other stuff for creating a drawing in almost any style. When the filing will be used – the box will be convenient to use as storage for all other artistic supplies, so you won’t have to search for them all over the house.
Tools are not the only thing that an artist needs. Clothes that make the creating process easier are also very useful. Apron with numerous pockets where the artist could place all his tools for the fast reach will be a great present. This one is made of solid polyester cotton, that water, paint or any other dirt can’t easily penetrate. Practical and well-thought-out gift.
This thing is a must for every person who crafts something – from clay, foam, paper or polymer plastic. This mat has a convenient grid on it that could help in modeling. It protects the surface of the table and also expands the living time of the blades used for crafting.
Embroidery is not a simple activity, it needs calmness and preciseness. However, punch needle embroidery pen makes it much simpler and a lot more fun. This tool is called “pen” because with it the process of embroidery looks very much like drawing. The kit contains everything that one could need to start – cloth, needles, threads of 50 colors. Would it be a picture or a decoration for clothes – this gift will give the artist all he needs for the work.
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The book is the best gift ever but only if it is a really good book. What book could be better as a gift for the artist then “Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” by Austin Kleon? It is kind of a bible for all creative people, and if the artist you are seeking a present for doesn`t have it – it will be a great idea to give it to him.
The number of different supplements for crafting – paints, pencils, liners, in never enough. Every artist who likes drawing will be happy to receive some more high-quality drawing tools as a gift. This set of 30 Stabilo liners will be a perfect addition to any artist’s collection of supplements. Even if your friend or beloved one doesn’t draw – they would still come in handy for craft or just writing down something.
A perfect, funny and witty present for a photographer. This mug in the shape of the big lens looks almost like a real lens of Nikon camera. This mug was made of high-quality plastic and steel, so you can be sure it won’t harm. It also has a silicon environmental ring and anti-slip. This cup is a convenient and versatile gift that could come in handy it office or outdoors.
Do your friends love to cook? Do they love cookies? I bet they do come on, who doesn’t like cookies? This custom cookie cutter in the shape of Frida Kahlo’s head could make ordinary cooking more interesting and attractive. There’s even a dough receipt that goes with this cutter, so you won’t have to seek for it.
Cutting through some sorts of material could be troublesome, especially when you want to curve a nice shape. But this tool, Air2, could make it easy as a piece of cake. You just choose the picture – and this machine will cut that picture through the material. It works with about 100 of materials – from cardstock to vinyl.
A big convenient backpack where the artist could put all of his tools and supplements and go outdoors painting – is a very useful gift. This case is made of oxford fabric and has a waterproof coating inside. There are several big pockets to sort the tools and carry them separately. It also has a special handle to carry it as a handbag.
Faber Castell is an old and very solid firm that makes supplements for artists who love to draw. Their marker pens and pencils are very popular among professionals so giving a box of high-quality goodies to your friend-artist will be a great idea. This gift box contains 60 pieces and they are convenient to store and use.
Calligraphy is a very meditative process that needs lots of practice and accuracy. Creating different various fonts comes from the art of calligraphy, so a digital designer who creates fonts should at least once try it with some real pen. This calligraphy set is created just for that purpose – to try it. There are 4 different nibs and 20 ink cartridges with ink in different colors.
Cleaning and preserving tools make them stay functional longer. This substance helps an artist to remove oil and acrylic paint from brushes, as well as paint stains on surfaces and cloth. The cleaner can even remove the dried paint, so the brushes will be saved. A jar of such a cleaner will be a great and practical gift for an artist.
The normal-sized iron is too big for lots of craft things like ribbons or cloth flowers. The artists who create something of fabric or wool need sometimes a tiny iron to polish the look if their crafts. This Clover mini iron will be a nice present for such crafters. It goes with the iron stand and a screwdriver and has a few temperature settings.
This tool is not crucial for the work of a designer – it is possible to pick up the color without it. However, it could make artists’ life a little easier. Seeing a vibrant color that he sees fit for some of his projects he could just pick it up with Matcher. It even defines up to 4 major colors in the pattern. The Matcher is perfectly compatible with Adobe Creative Suite and QuarkXPress, which makes it even more convenient to use.
Constant self-improvement is what every artist does just doing his job. However, meeting challenges could help to level-up quicker and see the results. If you have ever heard of Inktober – you know what I mean. This book contains 80 challenges for artists who want to become better in what they do. Challenges could be fun – and this book could offer you lots of them.
Does it look a little weird to you? Even if it does – believe me, that trackball mouse is very convenient if you get used to it. It allows you to move the pointer without moving the hand and that makes your movements much more precise. Accuracy is very important for artists, especially web designers, so if you will give it to your friend as a gift – he will definitely be happy.
Christmas is a time for luxury presents. They don’t have to be very practical and useful – only attractive, fun or interesting. That’s why for this part of the gifts list I’ve chosen the good-looking or witty (or both) stuff. One way or another they will definitely make the person you will give it a smile.
This beautiful piece will make the artist feel himself a popular and expensive painter of the 18th century. A leather pencil case could be compared to a leather bad or leather wallet – a real luxury. It is also really convenient – the pockets allow to put all the tools together, don’t damage or miss them in the bag or backpack.
When you are painting something it is very convenient to put the brushes or pencils into a special holder. That will prevent them from damaging and making a mess. This wooden holder looks attractive enough to use it as a home decoration or to store some instruments, so it will be a nice gift for an artist one way or another.
Creating cards with Christmas wishes would be much more fun with the alphabetic stamps. Writing best wishes with just a pen would be certainly faster, but stamps will make the greetings look a little more vintage. The ink pad doesn’t go with the stamps but it will be easy to get it later. A lovely gift foran artist who likes crafting from paper.
This is another set of stamps but this time they are made of rubber and used only for decoration. Postcards or Christmas cards, invitations, eve clothes – you can add some Christmas scent to them with these stamps. If you combine them with the previous set of alphabetic stamps – your friend or beloved one will be able to create some nice pieces of art.
What Christmas gift is more popular than socks? I guess none. There never will be enough socks, so people love to give them to each other. To make this present a little more personalized for an artist you can choose these socks with the images of the famous paintings. Even the people who didn’t study art deeply will recognize those pictures.
If your beloved one is an artist, you will certainly want to choose a unique and fitting gift for him. Of course, the best gift is always your love for him but still, a present will never harm. Here are a few lovely presents for artists that will be perfect to give on Valentine’s Day.
The silk suncatcher is a small picture on silk that looks especially good when sunlight shines through it. This kit contains a piece of silk, ink, brush, wooden embroidery hoop and a few templates. It fact, you can use any picture you would like to – just print it and use it as a template. This is a simple and pleasurable craft you can do together with your Valentine.
This pen was created to write love letters – just look at how beautiful it is. Your beloved one could use it not only to try and practice calligraphy but even just to decorate the desk – this pen looks like a piece of art. The kit includes two additional nibs, ink, and a stand, and all that stuff is packed to a beautiful gift box.
Even if your beloved one is an artist and you are not – you can play this game together and become a little closer. It contains cards with tasks to draw. All the tasks should be drawn in a defined period of time. To monitor it the game includes sand watch. This activity is fun and boosts up creativity, so the game will be a nice present for an artist.
Coloring books are a great cure for stress. It is not true they are suitable only for children – it is really pleasurable for adults to color them, and artists are no exception. There are lots of variants of coloring books for adults now – they become popular. The Deep Ocean book is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen.
Creating chocolates with your couple – what could be more romantic? This DIY kit includes everything you need to make your own unique sweets – chocolate melts, molds, foil, wraps, and box. There’s also an instruction that will tell you how to do the sweets with the combination of ingredients are given.
If a person has no wishlist it is always complicated to choose an appropriate present. However, I gave you a huge list of options. Not each of those items will fit for your artist friend but I hope that they will at least inspire you. I wish you luck in creating a pleasant surprise for your friend or beloved one.