The creative touch: 8 gift ideas for artists

smiling woman painting on a canvas

Unleash the painter, the sculptor or the cartoonist in your life with our gift ideas for artists.
If you have a family member or friend that loves to showcase their flair for all things creative, give them a present that’ll help fuel their passion, whenever a big occasion comes around.

From gifts that showcase their latest compositions and help inspire their next creation, to the basics to get them started, we’ve shortlisted a range of presents that’ll cater for any type of creative

1. Small Sketchbook

Where to find one: Target
Price range: $10 to $25
Inspiration can strike anytime, anywhere. A pocket sketchbook can make sure the artist in your life can get any ideas down on paper while they’re on the go.

There’s a wide variety of different pad sizes and styles to choose from. Pick a sturdy Moleskine sketchbook from just $20 or go for something with a more creative cover design. Spiral-bound sketchbooks are sure to get their creative juices flowing every time they open it.

2. Art gift set

Where to find one: Michaels
Price range: $10 to $575

Every great artist needs a great set of tools to make their artistic visions possible on paper or canvas.
Sets of sketching pencils, watercolors, markers or perhaps a mix of all three start at around $10.
For the artist who’s just starting out, there’s a wood box acrylic painting set for only $50. For the artist who creates at a breathtaking rate, a 72-color box of pencils costs around $300.

3. Canvas print

Where to find one:
Price range: $20 to $110

Help them curate a creative environment in their home by filling it with inspiring artworks from some of the most famous artists in the world.
These faithful recreations are perfect for hanging in family rooms, home offices or even garages – wherever their creative spaces may be.
Picasso classics include ‘Weeping Woman’ at $17, ‘Great Still Life on Pedestal’ for $22 and ‘Three Musicians’ at $40.

4. Frame set

Where to find one: Macy’s
Price range: $15 to $800

Give the artist in your life a chance to showcase their artworks with a picture frame set.
They’re available in a variety of sizes, including tabletop 4” x 6” and 5” x 7” frames, up to large frames to go on walls. You can also choose from different frame types – wood, glass, porcelain, or even an extra special set of crystal frames for up to $803.

5. Music subscription

Where to subscribe: Apple iTunes
Price range: $10 to $60

Music and creativity go hand-in-hand. Give an artist the gift of sound with an Apple iTunes gift card.

They can download and stream as many tracks, albums and podcasts as they want – perfect for filling their studio with whatever genre gets them inspired. There are vouchers available, ranging from $15 to $60. Choose between one month’s subscription or a longer six months if you’re sure you’re on the right track.

6. Art portfolio

Where to find one: The Container Store
Price range: $10 to $25

Help them keep their newest creations safe with an art portfolio. Available in a range of sizes, from a 240-slot photo album, to 24-page art portfolios in 11” x 14” and 8.5” x 11”, there’s something for any kind of artist.
They’re made from sturdy polypropylene, so wherever they’re stored or carried, the precious artwork inside will be kept in mint condition – ideal if they’re travelling to showcase their latest work

7. An art day with friends

Where to plan one: Groupon
Price range: $70 to $140

Aimed at beginners, an art day is a great way to spend time with loved ones, sharing the passion that they have for art.

Choose an art day for two at just $70 or bring together a group of four for $140. It’s also bring-your-own-drinks – just to add extra creative fuel to the fire.

8. Art coffee table book

Where to find one: Barnes & Noble
Price range: $10 to $40

Coffee table books in an artistic home are an essential. There’s a wealth of choice so you can find the exact book your art lover will like. With modern photography editions from artists like Banksy and painting collections from classical impressionists such as Monet, there’s a book for every kind of artist.

Not only will they look fantastic, they’re also an excellent for addition to their existing collection.

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