When it comes to your quirky, artsy friend or family member, give a gift that inspires and motivates–or something that almost any experienced or budding artist would find practical, whether that person is into painting,drawing,needlepoint, or just crafts in general. Regardless of price range, there is always something to satisfy your budget without compromising quality. Art supplies are the number one choice when buying for someone who is a serious artist or hobbyist.
Art Supply Kits
Let’s say you know a person who’s into a particular type of arts and crafts, but is just beginning to learn. Art supply kits will make the perfect gifts, and they are also good for people who dabble here and there, as well as those who like to experiment with different types of art. Here are some art supply kit suggestions for adults (also suitable for teenagers). Keep in mind that these gifts are just a taste of the many sets and kits available. Prices vary widely from brand to brand and depending on the size of the set. Nonetheless, don’t underestimate the value of a small set of high-quality supplies versus a gargantuan set of cheap ones.
Colored pencil sets give you a variety of choices so your artist doesn’t have to go scrambling for colors.
Watercolor Painter’s Pocket Palette
This shows painters how to mix colors the right way so there is no guess work involved.
Aria Beginning Master’s Figure Drawing Set
Learn all of the basics of figure drawing with a model to help develop technique.
A variety of different sized paintbrushes are great for mastering the craft.
Scrapbooks or Journals
Let your artist develop their technique with a new journal or scrapbook.
Sometimes the person you want to buy for already seems to have everything, or you just can’t figure out what kind of art supplies would work best as a gift. That’s where these “do it yourself” kits come in handy. They require no previous knowledge to use. Simply open the box and away you go, creating all kinds of fun things. The products featured below are just some of the many kits that have been created for the crafty people in your life.
Chinese Calligraphy Set
Calligraphy can be a difficult medium to master, but with a little bit of practice and a great set, it can be a bit easier.
Knit a Scarf Kit
These can make great Christmas gifts to keep friends and family bundled up in the winter.
Jewelry or Keepsake Box Making Kit
When it comes to your creativity, the possibilities for jewelry making are endless!
Card Making Kit
Make cards for all types of occasions and personalize them to your liking.
Soap Making Kit
Handmade soaps are a great way to ensure that you are using an all natural product.
Chances are, if you’re shopping for a musician, they’ve got just about everything they need. Purchasing an instrument is a personal experience, so don’t attempt to give that as a gift. However, you can still check out some of these fun and functional accessories guaranteed to tickle any musician’s fancy.
These are great to bring out at your next party or to use as back-up rhythm in a band.
Pick up a book of favorite songs or musicals, or you can even consider getting blank sheets so writers can compose their own music.
Musicians can use this to record and play back their compositions.
Tambourines add a little bit of flair to any music.
These tiny little instruments can be fun to play and use!
Artsy House Goods
When it comes to decorating your home, the possibilities are endless. The more you stick to a person’s style and individuality, the better chances you’ll have of hitting a good gift find. Try to be as creative as he/she is and you’ll land yourself something unique and thoughtful for the person you care about.
These are a must have for the avid photographer or home decorator.
Hand-Painted Martini Glasses
They are fun, festive, and add a unique touch to the bar.
These come in every shape, size, and color.
Unique kitchen gadgets like this are perfect for the young at heart.
Posters, throws, and other home items are perfect canvases for famous artwork.
The only thing more fun that making art is being able to wear it! Check out all of these great, artsy products.
Art Deco Socks
These are quirky, but practical.
Complete with artistic designs or patterns, these are thoughtful and unique.
This is by far one of the most artsy watch makers around.
These add extra flair and design to all types of fabric, especially t-shirts and dresses.
Unique jewelry is guaranteed to be one of a kind and please any creative lady.
Books and Magazines
One can never own too many books. Instructional “how-to’s”, art history reference books, and entertaining coffee table books are all possible gift options as are magazines about arts and crafts. Here are some creative magazine choices:
Artist’s Manual Book
Having a manual on hand can make it easier for the artist to practice.
Drawing Dynamic Comics Book
For the avid comic lover, this is great for teaching character drawing.
Frank Lloyd Wright: The Interactive Portfolio Book
Browse through information about this classic architect.
Ansel Adams Coffee Table Book
The beautiful and haunting photos of Ansel Adams are always interesting to look at.
Stitch ‘n’ Bitch Knitter’s Handbook
Gives knitting techniques and a thorough history of the craft.
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