30 Gift Ideas for Artists - Perfect For Painters & Drawers

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There are a lot of people these days that do art. It has been identified as a hobby that can help with relaxation and mindfulness and many people have taken it up to help them to deal with stress. This means that there is a chance that you will know someone that enjoys art and you may hope to buy them a gift related to their hobby. This is why we have put together this list of gifts that we feel are suitable for artists. We have a big range of things and hope that it will help to inspire you and enable you to find them a great gift within your budget.

34 Presents for 18 Year Artists

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This tote shopping bag comes in a big selection of colours such as white, black, grey, pink, yellow, blue, green orange and natural and says on it ‘I’m an artist What’s your superpower?’. It is made form 100% cotton and measures 42cm x 38cm with a 10 litre capacity. It is a great bag for carrying around art equipment, lugging them back form the shops or for more general use for college, gym clothes, swimming kit etc.

This is a Mont Marte paint brush set. It includes 15 brushes in different sizes and they are made from bristle and taklon. They are suitable for using for all sorts of painting such as watercolour, acrylic, oil, gouache and tempera. They come in a plastic wallet so they can easily be stored. The brushes include round, angled, flat and fan brushes to get all sorts of different looks and effects.

This is a case which has 62 watercolour pencils in it. The pencils are coloured with a big range and are made by Zzone. They have thick sturdy leads and even come with a pencil sharpener, pencil extender which can have one pencil at each end and a water brush to activate the pencil to make it watercolour paint. They come in a zip up case so is all well contained so a good set for a beginner.

This is a gift sign made from MDF wood with a twine through two holes in the top so that it can be hung. It has a very pretty floral design with the words ‘Artist studio’ on it in black writing. It measures 20 x 10 cm and is 6mm thick. A pretty gift for any artist that has their own studio or for a home that seems to be full of art products everywhere.

This is a special mannequin to help with drawing the human form. It has movable joints to get the position correct. It is made from PVC and is grey in colour and has a female form. It is softer in shape than wooden alternatives and could be a very useful aid to anyone trying to capture the human form, especially if they do not have a model available to them to copy.

This is a special handmade keyring designed with artists in mind. It is a heart shape and has three pendants on it. There is a paintbrush, a palette with brushes and a pot with pencil and scissors in it. They are delicate and charming and you can add a small disc with an initial on and / or a birthstone charm to personalise it if you wish. It comes in an organza gift bag all ready to give away.

This is a white mug which holds 11oz of drink. It says on it ‘This is what an awesome artist looks like’. Most of the writing is in black and there is a red arrow pointing upwards. Across the word ‘artist’ there is a red ribbon with trophy’s at either end. The mug is a fun and practical gift idea and it is suitable for dishwasher and microwave use. It is also UV resistant so will not fade.

This is an interesting box of Acrylic paint markers. There are 12 in the box and they are all different vibrant colours. They have no odour and are water based so will not bleed through thicker paper. They are suitable for using on rocks, fabric ceramic, metal, wood, glass and canvas as well as paper, so very versatile and less messy than paint. They come with two spare nibs in case one gets damaged.

This is a fun artists beret. It is black, beige, camel, dark green, dark grey, hot pink, navy, orange, yellow, wine, royal blue or red in colour and has a small tassel on the top in a 1940’s vintage style. It comes in a unisex size and can stretch to fit a head circumference or 56-58cm. It is lightweight and comfortable and would make a fun gift for any artist.

This is a beautiful calligraphy set. It is a lovely wooden box which has two dip pens, a selection of nibs and four inks. The box has sections for each of the items so it looks really beautiful. The inks are red, black, blue and sepia and there are 12 spare nibs which are different shapes and sizes for different effects. Has everything needed for someone starting out in calligraphy.

This is a necklace with an artists style pendant. It has a palette with brush on the pendent. It is made from a metal alloy which is shin and silver in colour and there is enamelling to show the paint colours on the palette. It comes on a 45cm chain which has a 5cm tail so that it can be extended if necessary. It comes in a velvet bag ready to give as a gift

This is an interesting selection of socks. There are 6 pairs and they all have parts of famous paintings in them There is The Mona Lisa, The Starry Night, The Scream, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Girl with a Pearl Earring and Statue of Liberty. They are 80% cotton, 15% polyester and 5% elastane and they are suitable for US shoe size 6-10. They have elastic enhanced cuffs for comfort without too much pressure.

This is a book called ‘Show Your Work!’ by Austin Kleon. It is a book which explains to artists how to let people discover their work. It is about how to share your work so that others discover you without oversharing. It is about using the Internet to help you and other means so that you can be a successful artist that is able to sell the work that they produce.

This is a paint brush holder, It is plastic and round and has 49 holes. It allows you to store your brushes and also to keep them apart wen they are drying. It measures 14.5cm in diameter and 12.5cm high and the slots are about 1.4 x 2cm which us big enough for most brushes. There are dents in the bottom directly below the slots so that the brushes stay securely in place.

This is a selection of four prints with artists quotes on them. Each is 11 x 17 inches and has double sided tape on it so that it is ready to hang. They are printed on 300 gsm acid free paper with soy based inks and they will not fade. They are all really bright and colourful and would brighten yp any room and add an artistic flair to any wall.

This is a book called ‘365 Days of Art – A Creative Exercise for Every Day of the Year’ by Lorna Scobie. This is a journal which is designed to encourage artists to do at least a small piece of art everyday by untiring their creativity. There are lots of varied tasks such as drawing shapes and lines, shading, calligraphy writing and lots of other things to teach and develop artists.

This is a special drawing board. It projects images so that it is possible to then trace them. It is suitable for artists of all ages and skill levels to be able to easily copy images that they like without needing to use tracing paper It is easy to use, just download the app and find a picture and then you can project it and sketch it or use a photo or picture of your choice.

This is a fun t-shirt. It has four pictures on it of artists – Leonardo de Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael and they all have coloured eye masks on in the style of the Ninja Turtles. It is a funny t-shirt and is available in sizes suitable for children aged 2-12 years of age and adults sizes small – XXL. They are short-sleeved and black, navy, royal blue, Kelly green or dark heather.

These are palette style earrings. Each has a pendant which is mainly silver in colour and in the shape of an artists palette with pain brush resting on it. They are enamelled with colours for the paints in red, orange, yellow, green and blue. They are a matching pair of drop earrings and come in a black velvet pouch so ready to hand over as a gift to a painter.

This is a set of three pencil cases or storage bags. Each has a different picture on which is by artist Stephen Cheetham and they are cartoon pets. There are dogs and cats included in the designs. The animal heads are on multicoloured squares so they are really bright. There are three different sizes included and they are made of 85gsm polyester, 150D Oxford material. Each has a coloured zip on the top of it for easy opening and closing.

This is a notebook which is 8.5 x 11 inches and says on the front ‘Paint Your Life’. It is an idea sketch book or ideas book for an artist. It has plain blank pages inside which are great for doodling and writing out ideas. The size means that it is portable and can be taken out and about. There are 100 pages so plenty of room for lots of ideas.

This is an artists easel. It can easily be adjusted so that it ca be used standing on a table or on the floor so the height can change form 53 to 167cm. It is available in silver or black and has spring clamps to keep it in place and adjustable knobs to easily alter the height of the legs. This means that not only can you make it the right height but you can straighten it up when outside on uneven ground.

This is a very pretty scarf with a Gustav Klimt sunflower design on it. There are other art designs available as well so you can choose one that is suitable. They are 100% silk and are 63 x 16.9 inches in size and can be worn in many ways with lots of different outfits. It is light weight but will be warm in winter and protect form the sun in the summer.

This is a young artists set made by Faber-Castell. It has a selection of art supplies including 24 coloured pencils, 8 watercolour pencils, 2 graphite pencils, 18 oil pastels, 12 duo tip markers, a sharpener, paintbrush and artist paper. It is a great set which all comes in a hinged wooden box with flocked storage trays to keep everything safe. The items are all non-toxic and suitable for children aged six years and over.

This is a pair of cufflinks with a fun pencil design. They are silver in colour and measure 20mm x 5mm. The cufflink has what looks like a mini pencil which has a red end like an eraser, silver detail and then a striped colour with a black end. They come in a presentation box so all ready to gift to someone that likes drawing to wear with a dress shirt.

This is a book called ‘An Illustrated Life’ and is by Danny Gregory. It is a book which has lots of pictures which have come from artists sketchbooks so that the reader gets an idea of the sorts of things that go through the minds of artists and can start to think like them. There are 50 different illustrators, designed and artists that are featured in the book and the author has also interviewed the artists so that you get some background information as well.

This is a storage box which is suitable for all sorts of different artists materials. It has a handle on the top and a hinged lid. Inside there are 3 trays with lots of little sections for all sorts f artists materials. There are also larger bottom sections with no dividers for bigger things. It is made of tough plastic and so will be strong and suitable for carrying even heavy materials.

This is a white 14oz travel mug with a black plastic base, lid and handle with a body made from stainless steel.. It says on it ‘The World’s Best Make-Up Artist. It is 150mm high and 85mm diameter and the lid is leak proof and swivels to reveal the drinking holes. The plastic handle means that it can be held without any concerns about being burned by the hot drink inside.

This is a pair of twist fix cufflinks with a palette design. They are both silver in colour and have a palette with a paintbrush on. There are also some colours on it for the paint in red, yellow and blue. They come in an Onyx-Art gift box so are all ready to give away as a fun gift for an artist to wear when they are wearing a dress shirt.

This is a Daler Rowney pocket colour wheel. It is 13cm in diameter so it is a handy size for carrying around or when you are short on space for keeping your art supplies. It is a detailed wheel with all sorts of useful information both on the front and the back to help new and established artists with deciding which colours they should be using in their compositions and how to combine them.

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