Searching for some gift ideas for the artists and creators in your life? You’ve come to the right place! Let’s face it, the world would probably be a pretty boring place without creative and artistic people, right? This past year could have proven to be one of two things for the creators in our lives: an opportunity for new and exciting ideas and creations, or an extended period of creative block. Either way, your favorite creator would probably love a gift to stoke their fire. We’ve pulled together a variety of gift ideas for a variety of creative types. Check them out!
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14 Gift Ideas For Artists And Creators
We highly recommend these for anyone and everyone, but they’re especially awesome, helpful, and fun for a creative soul. Keep em organized, on track, and inspired! A variety of colors of planners are available in daily, weekly, and monthly formats and they’ve got some fun accessories, too – like sticker packs, monthly tabs, and passion markers!
It helps to have a visual of your ideas, no matter how organized or scattered they might be. These are self-adhesive 9×12” sheets.
Don’t the best ideas seem to come at times that are the least convenient for jotting them down or spitting out a quick voice memo into your phone?
4. Books To Inspire
These would be a great start:
- The Artist’s Way
- 1001 Ways To Be Creative: A Little Book Of Everyday Inspiration
- Steal Like An Artist
Want to really ignite their inspiration? Get them a subscription to Audible so they can listen to all of their books while they’re on the go!
5. Boogie Board
No, not for riding waves. These are reusable, self-erasing writing devices! Bye bye paper waste! Great for doodling, writing, drawing or just scribbling out a quick list. There are several varieties available.
This is so cool: an artist friend of ours in Japan uses this app and posts the “playbacks” of her drawings on Insta! The software records your drawing as you sketch, and in the end you’ve got a time-lapse of your work to replay.
If you haven’t heard of Skillshare yet, it’s been all the rage as of late. One can learn literally thousands of different skills here. Maybe there’s a certain aspect of an existing skill that needs sharpening, or the creative one is curious for a new skill all together. Yearly subscriptions are $99 and monthly is available as well. The possibilities here can be limitless!
8. Vision Board
How about a DIY “vision board” starter kit to map out their dreams?
And some awesome accoutrements to help them make it even more fun:
Go old school with an instant camera. Fujifilm makes a full range of instant cameras and films, and we especially love the vintage point-and-shoot styling of this one. Anyone would be stoked with this gift!
We’ve said it before and we’ll always say it again. We love-love-love the idea of gifting an experience vs. a material object. And no object inspires creativity like an experience will. Feel free to use our link to get a sweet discount!
Fun, creative, and frequently lewd & rude, this cards game is a blast. And not just for parties – it’s also a great way to shake the cobwebs out when your creator needs a break.
This one might seem a bit out there, but we know people who swear by it! Here is an example in L.A., but check your local area to see what might be available.
Dogs and coffee – sums us right up! Every creative needs a boost, and most are fiends for caffeine. “Every cup helps a pup,” and who doesn’t love that (along with a good cup of coffee)??? Drink up, and help support pups in need!
14. Assemble Your Own “Creator Survival Kit”
Show that you’re really thinking of them and put together a custom gift set. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Colored sharpies
- Colored pencils
- Paint Markers
- Blank dotted grid notebooks
- Leather Journal Sketchbook
And there you have it – some cool gift ideas for the artists and creators in your life! Hopefully you’ve found something here that you might not have thought of, and if there’s anything you think WE should know about, please drop it in the comments below, as we’re always looking to hear your ideas, too!
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