Creative Gifts For Artists

Are you still looking for an artsy present for the ‘starving artist’ on your holiday gift list?

Here are some great gift ideas that any artist will appreciate! Whether you’re looking for something practical, useful or just a whimsical memento, you’ll find something that’s perfect for any artistic soul.

Paintbox iPhone case

Paintbox iPhone case ASIN:B0744BWPPQ

Created to fit the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, this thermoplastic polyurethane case looks just like a plein air watercolor paint box.

The soft case wraps around all edges of the phone and has a raised lip to protect the screen from scratches or damage. Your painting friend will love this as much as a new set of sable brushes. (Almost!)

17.7 Inches LED Light Box

Huion L4S 17.7 Inches LED Light Box A4 ASIN: B00J3NRAV2

An illuminated tracing board is a perfect gift for many artists. This USB powered lightbox is only 5.1 mm thick and weighs 1.5 pounds, so it’s lightweight and portable.

It has a graduated light control, so you can set it to any intensity of light you need.

This size has an 8×12 work area, and there are several other sizes from which to choose.

Royal & Langnickel Essentials Art Cargo

Royal & Langnickel Essentials Art Cargo Carry Bag ASIN: B003BS2V0U

Pack up your painting supplies and enjoy your art on the road with this sturdy cargo bag that’s designed with the artist in mind. This red canvas bag has multiple compartments and an easy-access side compartment on the outside to hold your phone or even your favorite beverage.

Included with the bag are a brush wrap and a zippered pencil/brush holder. It also has a long detachable shoulder strap, as well as a padded handle.

Artist Watch

Artist Watch ASIN: B002DI1S26

This whimsical unisex watch is a perfect stocking stuffer for any artist or crafter on your holiday gift list.

Featuring a red Italian leather strap and a 42 mm silver-tone case, this precision quartz movement watch is battery operated and is sure to be a hit with everyone.

With paints, a palette, and a brush, you’re always on time.

Bob Ross Art Instruction DVD Set

Bob Ross Art Instruction 10 DVD Set ASIN: B001U84ZE8

Everyone’s favorite TV art instructor, Bob Ross, may be gone, but his warm and gentle painting classes are available in a happy little collection of DVDs.

This set of 10 DVDs provide nine hours of how-to instructions in subjects including Peace Offerings of Summer, Winter Glory, Grandeur of Summer, Autumn Stream, Winter Harmony, Winter Nocturne, Seascape with Lighthouse, Times Past, Summer Reflections. It also includes a one hour ‘Getting Started’ session to introduce his wet-in-wet style.

Daler Rowney Artsphere Easel

Daler Rowney Artsphere Easel ASIN: 802000023

This easel is perfect at any angle! The unique ball-and-socket joint allows the board to be positioned at any angle and is easy to lock in place by merely tightening a screw. Made of wood and high-density particle board the small, table-sized easel has a generous work surface that measures 16-1/2”x12”.

It comes with two removable stops that can be mounted to accommodate either a portrait or landscape orientation. This versatile table easel can be used for painting, drawing, sculpture or modeling.


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