Top Gifts for Artists & Crafters


Scratch the sketch pad and Crayola Paint sets and get the crafter or artist in your life something they’ll love. Lindsay recommends fun, creative gifts that the person who has everything will definitely appreciate. What would you add to this list?

For watercolorists

  • Mimik Faux Squirrel Brushes
  • Arches Paper
  • Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks or any watercolor crayons
  • Metallic Watercolors,Light box

For Beginners to Watercolor

  • Cotman sketcher box
  • Strathmore Wind Power Paper Pad
  • Royal Aqualon or Majestic Assorted Brush Set

For Acrylic Painters

  • Canvases
  • Brushes
  • Palette Paper
  • Acrylic Mediums
  • Gelli Arts or Gel Press Printing Plate & Rubber Brayer

For Beginner to Acrylics

  • Try an all in one paint/brush. Easel set, Royal & Langnickle makes some affordable ones that they sell in the big-box stores reasonably under the Art Instructor line.

For Oil Painters

  • Senseo Clear primed linen panels or stretched canvas
  • Black Swan brushes (Faux red squirrel)
  • Oil Bars or Paint Sticks

For Pastel Artists

  • Schminke Soft pastels assortment
  • Sanded pastel paper
  • Pastel storage box
  • Pan Pastels/Sofft tools (sponge applicators)

Creative person

  • Adult coloring book and markers/colored pencils/gel pens
  • DIY Origami kit

Paper crafter

  •  Nice card stock (12”x12” for scrapbookers, 8.5”x11” for cardmakers)
  • Coloring mediums: Markers, Pencils
  • Calligraphy pens
  • Card-making or scrap-booking subscription box
  • Stamp carving kit


  • Stitch markers
  • Knook (cross between knitting needle and crochet hook)
  • novelty looms

Quilter, Knitter, Decorative painter

  •  Subscription to a project magazine (or renewal)


  • Sculpey 3 Polymer clay assortment pack
  • Portfolio water soluble pastels
  • Prang watercolors and real watercolor paper
  • Pearler Beads (heat fuse beads)
  • Klutz book
  • Big sketchbook or newsprint pad and non toxic chalk pastels

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