36 Gifts for Artists That Will Keep Them Creating

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: November 12, 2023

    Get ready to inspire the artists in your life with a selection of gifts that’ll keep their creativity flowing like a never-ending stream! Whether they’re dabbling in watercolors, sketching cityscapes, or crafting digital masterpieces, our gift guide has a treasure trove of artistic wonders.

    From the latest high-tech gadgets to timeless traditional tools, we have everything to spark joy and innovation in any artist’s heart. Imagine the burst of excitement as they unwrap instruments and accessories that perfectly complement their artistic journey. So, let’s dive into this colorful array of gifts and help keep the magic of their creativity alive and vibrant!

  1. 3D Printing Pen
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    This pen supports two filaments; you can customize the drawing speed and temperature. With a patented ceramic nozzle and adjustable temperature design, this 3D pen is extraordinarily friendly and safe while drawing. The perfect gift for yourself, your friends, or your families! Want to step up your gift game? Get them a 3D printer.

  3. Artist’s Apron
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    This apron can protect you from the mess of any artistic endeavor, painting, sculpting, cooking, or crafting. The straps are adjustable for a custom fit, and it’s made from canvas and has large pockets to hold supplies. 

  5. Paint Brush Rests
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    These little porcelain cats are gorgeous. The corners are soft, so the cat shape is smooth. They could also be used as paperweights. They will hold only one brush, but I have no problems with all three—a delightful addition to my peaceful watercolor brush setting.

  7. Art Snacks
  8. This is so neat! It’s a monthly subscription service for art supplies. Your box will include 4-5 full-size premium art products, like colored pencils artist brushes,  and a “Menu,” describing each product, best practices, and new techniques to inspire creativity. They offer 1, 3, 6, and 12-month options. It’s a great gift idea for someone always in the studio!

  9. Let It Gogh T-Shirt
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    This punny Vincent Van Gogh T-shirt is perfect for artists, art students, teachers, and creative art folks. Wear anywhere to tell the world you were born to draw!

  11. Rue Wall Easel 
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    Artists aren’t known for their large, lavish homes. This easel doesn’t take up any precious floor space. The easel fits on any wall and comes in three sizes. It’s made of beautiful hardwood, which means it’s attractive enough to become a permanent part of the decor when you display your finished work of Art on it.

  13. Great Nudes Mug
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    Great Art reveals itself with our Great Nudes Mug. Add a hot beverage, and everyone’s clothing disappears, revealing (tasteful) masterpieces of the human for and featuring 13 works of Art from the 15th to 20th centuries. It’s a fun gift for a coffee lover.

  15. Bob Ross Master Paint Set
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    Ah, the soothing tones of Bob Ross. If you were a kid in the ’80s who stayed home sick from school, this voice made you feel better. Now, you can be like Bob and try landscape painting. He is a part of Art history, if you like it or not.

    Get started painting beautiful landscapes with this kit that includes everything you need: oil paint colors, a landscape knife and brush, a background brush, a fan brush, a script liner, a DVD, and instructions. 

  17. Color Pallet Pendant
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    This lovely pendant will thrill artists and anyone else who loves the color. This palette charm paints a picture with colorful stones on sterling silver, a creative gift for an artistic friend or loved one.

  19. Color Wheel Umbrella
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    Don’t let a rainy day get you down! This colorful umbrella will keep your spirits up even on the rainiest days, and you’ll never lose it in a big pile of black umbrellas or leave it in the back of a taxi. The large canopy is made from 24 separate panels, making it sturdier than an average umbrella with just eight.

    The canopy is 100% nylon, the lightweight frame has a manual open and close button, and the handle is rubber-coated to not slip from your grip.

  21. Paint Brush Holder
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    The brush holder is designed for 15 long-handle brushes and is made from a highly durable and strong nylon fabric that will protect your brushes for years to come—designed to allow easy access to brushes while painting. It can also be used as a handy drying stand! This fantastic paintbrush case versatility caters to various famous art implements, brush lengths, shapes, and sizes.

  23. Art Sticky Notes
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    These sticky notes come with their orames to make your every notation and meeting doodle a work of Art. *Sure to increase the auction value of sketches, grocery lists, and friendly reminders!

  25. Budda Board
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    Fill the stand with water. Then dip in the bamboo brush (included) & start drawing, painting & writing. You’ll create soft, beautiful images with a rich, inky Japanese look. Appreciate your creation at the moment, and then as the water evaporates and your masterpiece slowly fades away, practice the Art of letting go. As you paint & doodle on the Buddha Board, your stress will melt away. You’ll feel tranquil & relaxed, with a more precise, calmer mind. Perfect meditation aid.

  27. Art Bin Tote


    This tote is like a suitcase on wheels for art supplies! Great for artists who want to “get out of the studio and into the light!” The bottom is for larger supplies: two mesh pockets and a large back pocket for sketchbooks. 

  29. Frida Kahlo Earrings
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    Impress them with these fantastic Frida Dangle earrings. It is the perfect art gift for women or any Hispanic and Mexican culture. Fan. They are a great size for everyone! Very light and comfortable. 

  31. Chelsea Classical Mediums
  32. These are made from safer materials than most oil painting mediums, making them great for artists who work in small spaces without much ventilation. Rather than smelling strongly of chemicals, it has a lovely lavender scent. These mediums are made from ingredients like linseed and lavender spike oils. Makes a unique gift for your artistic friend.

  33. 642 Things to Draw
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    The perfect inspirational drawing book meets guided mini journal for the artist on the go. A pocket-sized drawing journal has just as much clever, imaginative fun as the original bestselling 642 Things to Draw. All 642 drawing prompts invite doodlers to draw teeny-tiny things—from “a keyhole” and “a marble” to “an atom” and “your house, from space.”

  35. Moleskine Sketch Book
  36. Moleskin is the leader in well-designed notebooks. With the classic design and innovative features like an elastic closure and back pocket, it’s no wonder these notebooks are so popular with creative people—a great Christmas stocking stuffer.

  37. Blick Gift Card
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    It’s not cheap being an artist. The saying “starving artist” exists for a reason, a: they have those supplies to buy. It’s enough to drive anyone over the edge. Offer them respite from their financial trials through a gift card.

  39. Van Gogh Silk Scarf
  40. If Van Gogh isn’t among your favorite artists, watch the Dr. Who episode Vincent and the Doctor, and he will be. Honor the spirit of Vincent with this beautiful charmeuse satin silk scarf. The scarf is made with eco-friendly dyes that Vincent would have liked.

  41. Acrylic Paint Set


    Whether new to acrylic painting or a seasoned artist, colors like Lemon Yellow, Phthalo Blue, and crimson Red will fire their imagination. This premium acrylic paint kit features smooth, highly pigmented colors to produce consistent shades. Ideal for canvas painting, these colors won’t fade over time.

  43. Water Color iPhone Case
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    Artists of the world, stand up and be counted! This case made for the iPhone 11 will let everyone know you are among the creative class. This case will protect your phone without feeling bulky. It has precision cut-outs for the phone’s speaker, camera, and charging port.

  45. Women in Art
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    Women in Art’s charmingly illustrated and inspiring book highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts–from well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keefe to lesser-known names like 19th-century African American quilter Harriet Powers and Hopi-Tewa ceramic artist Nampeyo. Covering a wide array of artistic mediums, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about artistic movements throughout history, statistics about women’s representation in museums, and notable works by women. 

  47. Watercolor Coasters 
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    These beautifully designed artwork coasters will give your table the classy touch you want. The ceramic stone top absorbs moisture to protect furniture from nasty spills and annoying condensation. The coasters were specially designed with a cork bottom to make them entirely safe for use on your most expensive furniture.

  49. Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
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    Artists could use some self-help art books but don’t have time to read weighty tomes. They have creating to do! This book is a quick read at just 134 pages. The authors are artists themselves, and they explore how Art gets made and why sometimes it doesn’t get made.

    Creating Art can be lonely, and this book shows that other artists share the struggle to create.

  51. Art Portfolio
  52. As an artist, your work is your resume. When you are hustling galleries, you need to keep it safe. This 24 x 36-inch portfolio keeps your work safe and organized. It has interior pockets to store small supplies and a larger outside pocket. The handle also converts to a shoulder strap. 

  53. Van Gogh Enamel Pins


    These colorful die-cast Enamel Pins feature historical figures, cultural icons, and big ideas. They’re packaged in sets of two with rubber pin-backs that hold on. Each pair of Enamel Pins speaks to each other -and is remade to mix, match, and mash up in hundreds of combinations. Wear your heart on your sleeve and inspiration on your lapel!

  55. Membership to a Museum
  56. When I lived in NYC, I had a membership to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I loved spending time there and went often. Spending time in a museum can cure a lot of ails. It’s inspiring when you have a creative block; it’s comforting when things are turbulent because some things in a museum are thousands of years old and have endured; it’s contemplative because it’s quiet, and you can usually find at least one section of a museum that’s free of other guests.

    Going to a museum is also a great date, a great thing to do with out-of-town guests, and a great way to spend time with an artist friend without spending much money.

  57. Jackson Pollock Mug
  58. An artist needs a bracing start to the day, so wake up and drink your coffee with a bit of Jackson Pollock. This ceramic mug holds 15 ounces and features Pollock’s One: Number 31, 1950, which hangs in New York City’s Museum of Modern Art.

  59. Camera Charm Necklace
  60. The shutterbug in your life will love this camera necklace. Artist Britta Ambauen hand-makes each piece in Seattle. Both the charm and chain are sterling silver. The pendant measures half an inch long and half an inch wide, and the included chain is 18 inches long.

  61. Vintage Camera Book Ends
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    Is the photographer in your life also a bibliophile? Combine both of their loves with these bookends. Each set of bookends is unique, sourced from vintage cameras by the artist Breck Armstrong. One camera will include the old-fashioned flashbulb, and one will be without.

  63. Wilde Literary Poster
  64. “An idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.” This poster from one of the literature’s (and history’s) most excellent wits is perfect for the writer in your life. The image is on archival paper and measures 19 inches high by 13 inches wide. The piece was designed by New York artist Even Robertson and printed in Pennsylvania.

  65. Chalkboard and Magnetic Clip Frame with Hooks
  66. Maybe the artist could stand to be a little more organized in your life, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be creative about it. This piece combines both qualities. One side is a magnetic backboard, and the other is a chalkboard with a tiny clothesline with clothespins to write or hold lists.

    The bottom has five metal hooks to hold anything from coats to keys. The frame is made of fir, and the piece measures 30.04 inches wide, 1.81 inches deep, and 22.83 inches high.

  67. Tree Wall Photo Holder
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    What better way to display your family tree than with a tree photo? This handcrafted photo holder is made of metal and measures 34.50 inches wide, 0.98 inches deep, and 28 inches high.

  69. Post Cards from Penguin
  70. Handwritten postcards are a lost art. Please bring them back with a literary flair with these postcards. Each postcard features cover art from classic Penguin books like A Clockwork Orange, The Great Gatsby, and Wuthering Heights. The bibliophile in your life will delight in these postcards.

    There is something about a man in cuff links; it speaks to sophistication and erudition. If this describes a writer in your life, these cuff links modeled after typewriter keys make a perfect gift. Made of metal with a silver finish and a resin topcoat, the cuff links are 1 inch x 1 inch x 1 inch each.