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The Best Gifts for Artists to Keep Their Creative Spark Alive

Fun and thoughtful ideas for young or experienced artists who draw, paint and sketch.

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How can you possibly brainstorm a unique gift idea when you’re shopping for the most artistic person you know? Don’t worry: we’ve rounded up the best gifts for artists that will impress any creative soul — whether their passion lies in painting, drawing, sculpting or another more niche form of artistry.

If they’re still honing their craft, you can buy them fresh art supplies like watercolor paper, paint brush cleaner or a stylus pen as a sign of encouragement. On the other hand, more experienced artists may prefer to receive something to keep all of their supplies organized (like a paint brush roll) or a coffee table book that deepens their love of color (like Kassia St. Clair’s The Secret Lives of Color).

There’s also a number of adorable and funny gift ideas from Amazon — like a Van Gogh pun T-shirt and a Bob Ross mug — that will give any creative a good laugh. If you’re shopping for an art teacher or mentor, there’s a beautiful artist palette’s necklace that an artist girl will love flaunting in the classroom.

Keep reading to find a gift for every type of artist, whether you’re hunting for a personalized gift, a present that feels like luxury or something techy and a bit more unusual (like an electric hand massager). The best part? We’ve included something for every occasion, even if you need a thoughtful housewarming gift, last-minute Christmas gift, a unique present for a special woman in your life, a cool birthday idea or a “just because” gift that’ll make them feel loved. Start shopping to claim your spot as the best gift giver!

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Handmade Watercolor Paint Cup
BNCApottery
2
Something Creative for Artists of All Types
Buddha Board
Inkless Drawing Board
Buddha Board
3
Added Bonus if They Love History
Penguin Books
The Secret Lives of Color
Penguin Books; Later Printing edition
Now 14% off
4
If They're New to Sketching
LitEnergy
Tracing LED Light Box
LitEnergy
5
Looks and Feels Like Luxury
Leather Paint Brush Roll
GradusStore
6
Made for Anyone Who Paints
General Pencil
Masters Brush Cleaner & Preserver
General Pencil
7
The Gift of Relaxation
Lunix
Cordless Hand Massager
Lunix
Now 21% off
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Master Class
Annual Membership
Master Class
9
Designzbykcraftz
Resin Flower Painter's Palette
Designzbykcraftz
10
Encourage Their Artistic Journey
Jane Davenport
Imagine Out Loud: A Journal of Creative Discovery
Get Creative 6
11
Artist's Palette Necklace
FigoLondon
12
Easy Way to Inspire Young Artists
Ten Speed Press
Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World
Ten Speed Press; 1st edition
13
Art Supplies Subscription Box
ArtSnacks
14
Doubles as a Self-Care Gift
Uncommon Goods
Therapy Dough
Uncommon Goods
15
Even Kids Will Love This
Zonon
Glass Dip Pens with Holder
Zonon
Now 14% off
16
Thank Your Art Teachers
nfiniti
"It's a Good Day to Make Some Art" T-Shirt
nfiniti
17
ARTPIECE
"Starry Night" Puzzle
ARTPIECE
Now 17% off
18
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild
Bob Ross Heat Changing Mug
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild
19
MagicLinen
Linen Apron
Magic Linen
20
Seal Press
What Would Frida Do?: A Guide to Living Boldly
Seal Press
Now 42% off
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kcrookdesign
Statement Oysters
kcrookdesign
22
MAGNAFRAME
Magnetic Picture Frame Gallery
MAGNAFRAME
Now 60% off
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For the Painter With a Sense of Humor
Artist Shirts Co.
"Let It Gogh" Shirt
Artist Shirts Co.
24
Marie's
Watercolor Paint Set
Marie's
25
NadaGCalligraphy
Brush Rest
NadaGCalligraphy
26
If They Prefer to Keep Things Digital
JAMJAKE
Stylus Pen for iPad
Amazon
27
ARTEZA
Watercolor Paper (Pack of 2)
Arteza
28
airbnb
Awesome Athens Street Art Virtual Walk
airbnb
29
Minted
Framed Personal Artwork
Minted
30
alyissaj
iPhone Case
Society6
31
Amazon Basics
Foam Roller
Amazon Basics
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