Are you surrounded by creative people? Does art follow you everywhere you go? Then you’ve probably found yourself shopping for the best gifts for artists. Sometimes, the right gift can serve as the perfect inspiration for an artist, so when it comes to shopping for them, it’s natural to want to approach your gift-giving with a lot of thought and care. After all, art does make the world go round!
The Best Gifts for Artists
Whether they’ve been dancing their whole lives or only recently picked up the paintbrush, art and artists across all mediums should be celebrated — and the holidays mark the perfect time to do so. Ready to get your shop on? Keep scrolling for the 10 best Christmas gifts for artists of all ages that are bound to get their creative juices flowing.
Best Gifts For Painters Easel Artists
1. Gift for the Artist Who Paints
Every painter needs a canvas, and every canvas needs an easel. A painter's essential, gift the Mont Marte Floor Easel to the one in your life. Featuring a classic A-frame shape, this easel is handcrafted from seasoned beech wood with high-quality steel fittings for stability and durability. Made with an easily adjusted center column for the best working angle, this easel is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Plus, it's space friendly, folding flat for easy storage and transport.
Where to buy: $89.95, Amazon
Best Gifts For Drawers Artists
2. Gift for the Artist Who Draws
Whether they like to doodle or draw elaborate portraits, 712 More Things to Draw, the sequel to the best-selling 642 Things to Draw ($13.56, Amazon) is the perfect gift for artists young and old. Filled with an array of clever and offbeat drawing prompts, this inspirational sketchbook is the perfect way to stimulate creative minds and entertain anyone who picks up a pencil.
Where to buy: $16.95, Amazon
Best Gifts For Sketch Artists
3. Gift for the Artist Who Likes Sketching
Know someone who loves to sketch? Want to help them bring those sketches to life? With The Slate 2+ Pencil & Paper Graphic Tablet from iskn, it's easier than ever. Compatible with their favorite pens and paper, this high-tech drawing pad digitally transfers live drawings online via the Slate 2+ with some help from Bluetooth technology and the Slate's ring, which fits over most pens and pencils. Light and compact, this digital sketchpad can also go computer-free thanks to its seven hour battery life and 4GB storage.
Where to buy: $179, Amazon
Best Gifts For Chefs Cooks
4. Gift for the Artist Who Likes Cooking
For the more expressive chef, gift them the PancakeBot 2.0. With a computer and some imagination, you or someone you love can whip up delicious pancakes in any shape imaginable. Simply download the free and easy-to-use software and design away. Featuring a removable, non-stick griddle, an easy-to-clean dispense bottle, and easy storage with its quick-disassemble parts, the PancakeBot makes the most important meal of the day (no starving artists here!), the most fun one, too.
Where to buy: $239.64, Amazon
Best Gifts For Singers
5. Gift for the Artist Who Likes Singing
Whether they're professional singers or simply music lovers, there's one truth to all people: We all love to bust out a tune in the shower. And what better way to belt out your favorite tunes than with the help of your favorite music, courtesy of the waterproof WONDERBOOM speaker from Ultimate Ears. Small but mighty, this speaker packs some serious power, delivering crisp, 360-degree sound. With an up to 10-hour battery life, any and every singer will love singing along to this bluetooth speaker.
Where to buy: $73.87, Amazon
Best Gifts For Dancers
6. Gift for the Artist Who Likes Dancing
The dancers of the New York City Ballet are known for being some of the best and most disciplined dancers in the world. So, what's their secret? The perfect gift for a dancer in your life, take them behind the curtain with a copy of The Dancer's Way: The New York City Ballet Guide to Mind, Body, and Nutrition by former dancer and clinical psychologist Linda H. Hamilton, Ph.D. Designed to guide aspiring dancers, this book provides an in-depth look at the NYCB's wellness program, and it is filled with tips on how to keep yourself healthy, nutritionally sound, and mentally prepared as a dancer.
Where to buy: $19.99, Amazon
Best Gifts For Calligraphy Artists
7. Gift for the Artist Who Likes Calligraphy
In recent years, calligraphy and hand lettering has boomed in popularity. In fact, there's a good chance you know someone skilled in the art. Looking to get them a gift? Pick up this gorgeous AIVN Natural Handcrafted Calligraphy Pen Set. Perfect for calligraphers of all skill levels, this set comes with the wooden dip pen, 12 different nibs, and one bottle of ink. Gifting a novice? Be sure to complete the package by picking up this beginner's guide to calligraphy, Lettering and Modern Calligraphy ($6.59, Amazon) along with the set.
Where to buy: $22.99, Amazon
Best Gifts For Photographers
8. Gift for the Artist Who Likes Photography
If you've ever shopped for a photographer, then you know it's not always the easiest thing to do. With individual tastes, needs, and skill level, it's can be hard to find the perfect gift. Luckily, we found one everyone from novices to professionals will get a kick out of — the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Instant Film Camera. Designed with a classic camera look, this instant camera is one of the most advanced on the market. With features including high-performance flash, double exposure, and macro mode, even the most off-guard photos will look fab.
Where to buy: $121.19, Amazon
Best Gifts For Jewelry Makers Artists
9. Gift for the Artist Who Likes Jewelry Making
Every hobby needs a foundation, and when it comes to jewelry making, nothing it more important than a supply kit — like this one from Paxcoo. Filled with everything one could possibly need to design their own trendy accessories, this set comes with three jewelry pliers, two rolls of copper wire in silver and gold, one clear beading string cord, six needles, one pair of tweezers, one caliper, one awl, one jump ring opener, one thimble ring, one pair of thread scissors, one tape measure, three needle threaders, and a box of 12 different kinds of jewelry findings. Organized in a convenient zip-up pouch, this compact kit is the perfect way to fuel any jewelry maker's passion.
Where to buy: $18.59, Amazon
Best Gifts For Children Artists
10. Gift for the Young Artist
Have a young Picasso on your hands? Looking for a way to share the joy of art and creativity with the little ones in your life? Then you'll love this set 82-piece set from US Art Supply. This set has it all — including a solid wood desktop easel with storage drawer, a supplies box containing 24 colored pencils, 24 oil pastels, 24 watercolor cakes, three mixing trays, two drawing pencils, two paint brushes, a sharpener, a sanding block, an eraser, a field sketch book, a watercolor pad, a drawing sketch pad, a 15-piece brush set, a 10-well palette, and a color mixing wheel. Phew! With all of that at the palm of their hands, all that's left to do is wait and see where their imagination (and hands) take them.
Where to buy: $49.96, Amazon