Christmas Gift Ideas For Artists That Paint

The hustle of the holiday season is in full swing! I am finishing details for Thanksgiving, have begun decorating my house for Christmas, and am checking my list twice. No- it’s not too early to decorate 🙂 And I believe it’s never too early to start your holiday shopping either. Shops even began offering all their Black Friday deals early this year so we can all get ahead!

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Finding creative gifts for artists can be difficult if you aren’t as crafty yourself, or maybe you are looking for a few fresh ideas to help you give the gift of art with a new hobby. I’ve put together a list of some of my all-time favorite art supplies I think would make great gifts for artists who paint. It’s no secret that I get a lot of my best art supplies right online from Amazon and DecoArt, which means you can get started right away or start making a list so you are prepared to catch some upcoming deals.

Grab a few painting supplies and a video painting tutorial for that special artist in your life!

I include a variety of ideas that you could use to stuff a stocking, create a bundle or gift basket, and even some larger items. So, whether you are looking for something to give someone who is just getting started or has been painting for a while, I hope you will find something they will love.

Mixed Media Pad

Every artist needs a good sketchbook to fill with all their creative ideas. And this Mixed Media Pad takes it to the next level! Its heavyweight paper holds up perfectly to acrylic painting and even watercolors too!

Waterproof Pens

Yes, you can sketch in a mixed media pad with a pencil, but what happens if you love what you have started, and decide you want to paint it? The soft sketch lines will smudge and get lost. That is why I always have waterproof black pens around. Plus, I personally love the look of the black lines in my watercolor-style paintings!

Complete Brush Set

If you are shopping for someone who is relatively new to painting, this is the best all-in-one brush set I have found. In this kit, you get a variety of sizes in round, flat, and angled brushes, along with a fan brush, palette knives, and even a case. I still use these brushes regularly!

NicPro Round Paint Brushes

I use round brushes in all of my painting tutorials and this NicPro set is my favorite. They work beautifully with acrylic and watercolor paints, clean up easily, and keep their shape after more uses than I can count.

Detail Brushes

If If you are looking to go a little beyond the basic brush sets, I have to mention these awesome fine detail brushes. The comfort grip handles and soft yet firm bristles make every last detail simpler to achieve. They are definitely worth the upgrade. 

Brush Cleaner

While we are on the topic of paintbrushes, let’s talk a little bit about brush care. It’s important to keep the artists tools in tip-top shape to achieve the desired results. This brush cleaner is the best around!

Artist Color Wheel

Take the guesswork out of creating brilliant color schemes and learn more about color theory with a color wheel. Anyone trying to develop an eye for color will appreciate this little tool.

Color Mixing Guide

Paint colors are often out of stock or discontinued by the manufacturer. But don’t let that get you down! A color mixing guide takes the guesswork out of mixing colors.

Painting Surfaces

Any canvas would make a great foundation in a stack of fresh painter’s supplies, all tied together with a pretty bow.

If you are looking for something a little more unique to gift, pick up a wood sign, or ceramic figure to paint! I have lots of tutorials to demonstrate tips for painting on different surfaces.

Acrylic Paint Pens

Painting is all about layers and sometimes those layers come in scribbles and movement lines made with acrylic paint pens. You can see what I am talking about in this blog.

Every acrylic painter needs these Posca black and white acrylic paint pens. I have tried quite a few brands and they are the most opaque I have found.

In my opinion, this DecoColor gold paint pen is a staple too! Gold is neutral right?!

The colorful sets from Arteza are perfect for anything from adding pops of color on a painted canvas to painting rocks!

Paint Organizer and Brush Holder

Over the years I have accumulated quite a few bottles of paint! I think this clear acrylic paint organizer and brush holder set would be so cute set up to help organize anyone paint corners.

2-Tear Lazy Susan

Keep paint in arms reach with the 2-Tear Lazy Susan. I have many members in Christie’s Inner Tribe who rave about it!

Storage Art Caddy

For those who don’t have a dedicated space for a little art studio, having an easy way to store and move your supplies is essential making an art supply caddy a must.

How cute could it be filled with a few new paint supplies, tied with a bow, and tucked under the tree?!

Ring Light

I use my ring light every single day! Not only is it great for properly lighting my paintings to be photographed, but I also use it to light my workspace! It’s so easy to get just the right angle so I can see my whole painting without any odd shadows as I work.

I have a tabletop size like this one too!

Adjustable Easel

When imagining an artist painting, we almost always see an easel in use. But, not everyone likes to use an easel when painting!

I recommend trying something like this adjustable easel before making a big investment. Plus, this one is easy to travel with and take anywhere you find creative inspiration!

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Mixed Media Art Supplies

Why not try a new art form?! Mixed media art combines art mediums like paint, glass, and paper into one piece to create something truly one of a kind.

A collection of fun tissue or craft paper, decoupage, stamps, and stencils would make a cute gift basket an enjoyable afternoon for anyone who receives it! Find all my favorite mixed media supplies here.

Fun Extra Paints

I collect so many paint colors. Every time I am out I think I find a new color I can’t live without.

One of my favorite things to get is unique finishes to play with like metallics and glitter. These would make a great addition to any Christmas gift for painters.

I am finding all my faves in stock at DecoArt online!

I have so many Christmas gift ideas for artists that paint I could go on forever! Hop on over to my Amazon Store and go through all my lists of things I use and love.

Happy shopping!!