Find Great Gifts for Artists and Creative People

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I don’t consider myself an artist. Although I am creative (sometimes) and I have artistic abilities, I can’t call myself an artist. With that being said, I have an unhealthy addiction to art and crafting supplies. I mean; it’s out of control. So I’m going to create a gift guide for those people who don’t know what to get for the creative person in their lives. My problem is trying to limit the amount of items to a decent length. Maybe I can call this Gift Ideas For Artists And Creative People: Part 1.

Well, here goes. The following is a list of gifts that I would personally love to recieve (or I might actually have it already…shhhh..)

For Painters

For those that have dreamed of being an artist then this is for you. Beautiful paint by number kits that, once finished you can proudly brag to your friends that you did that!

Link to paint by number kit as great gift ideas for artists.

A good brush is hard to find. I personally use synthetic fiber brushes as they are more affordable. But I truly love the few natural hair brushes that I do have. This selection of synthetic brushes come in 14 different shapes and a total of 18 different sizes. MisterArt.com has a HUGE selection to choose from and at super discounted prices.

Link to paintbrushes. Great gifts for artists.



One of the newest trends, especially for beginners or anyone that feels like they have no artistic talent, is the art of paint pouring. With just a few basic supplies, you can make any number of unique pieces like this one. You just need some paint, pouring medium, a canvas and that’s it. They all make great gifts for artists.

Link to website that has great gift ideas for artists and creative people

For Fabric Fellows (knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing, and more)

I’ve tried my hand at all kinds of crafts including sewing and knitting. Turns out I’m not that talented at either, although I’m convinced that it was the tools I was working with. The machine must have been faulty and the knitting needles were….crooked? None the less, for those of you who have this gift, Interweave.com has a fantastic selection of patterns, tutorials and more.

Link to website Interweave.com. gift ideas for artists and creative people



I wonder if I had a machine like this Janome Skyline S3 Sewing and Quilting Machine, perhaps I could have been able to hem my own pants. This machine allows you to Navigate through the world of computerized sewing with ease. Quilt or sew with a variety of stitches and speeds to help you achieve expert seamstress status.

Link to product on website HSN.com Gift ideas for artists and creative people.

Yarn. Yarn. And more yarn. An easy idea for a crafting gift is, you guessed it, yarn. The possibilities are endless when it comes to color, texture, thickness. Better yet, buy a pattern and then all of the supplies needed to complete the project. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started something and then realized I was missing something to finish it.

Link to website Darn Good Yarn. Gift ideas for artists.

For Parents and Teachers

Every parent thinks that their child is brilliant. I know I do. And of course, every piece of artwork they make belongs in a gallery. And teachers I’m sure have seen their fair share of amazing (and not so much) art. Why not give them the best supplies to make their work even better. Any and every Crayola product is a must have for at home and in the classroom.

“Eureka Crate by Kiwi Co. inspires innovators to think about the design and engineering behind everyday objects. Explore hands-on lessons in the creative application of the science principles behind real-world problems.”
Kiwi Co. has a monthly subscription service with kits for all age groups. We’ve had this subscription before and it was great.

Kiwi crate monthly subscriptions. Great gift ideas for artists and creative people.

For Every Other Crafter

One item that I’ve been wanting for a long time is a Cricut. I’m sure any hardcore crafter would be more than excited to receive this as a gift. A Cricut is a cutting machine that can cut several different materials for your craft projects like paper, vinyl, and cardstock. Some can even cut thin wood, leather, fabric and more. 

Jewelry making is another craft that I’ve tried. I enjoy it as both a creative outlet and as therapy. I find it very relaxing. Another great idea for a gift for artists who dabble in jewelry making is more supplies. Whether it is stones, beads, wire, leather or whatever else they need. You can never have too many supplies.

Link to a website to find great gift ideas for artists.

And of course, you need a place to put all of the amazing tools and supplies that you use to create your amazing works of art. There is no better way to do this than to sort everything in containers so that they are easy to find. Storage is one of my many obsessions, so this website can be quite dangerous for me. Tons of clear boxes to store all sorts of thing.

Clear storage containers. Great gift ideas for artists.

And we’ve come to the end of Part 1 of Gift Ideas For Artists and Creative People. As I continue to stretch my own creativity I will be posting more guides for some amazing items.

Let me know in the comments what your favorite gift item is to receive.

Find more of Gift Guides here for inspiration on your next celebration or holiday event.

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