Christmas Gift Ideas For Artists That Paint
Find the perfect gift for the artist in your life from this list of Christmas gift ideas for artists that paint.
Whew – the hustle of the holiday season is in full swing! I’m taking care of all the last minute details for our mission trip to Honduras and starting to decorate the house for Christmas. Oh, and I’m starting to make some progress on my gift buying list.
In case you’re wondering: no, it’s not too soon to decorate and no, it’s not too soon to start Christmas shopping! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the stores have had their Christmas decorations up since before Halloween and their sales started earlier than ever, too!
If you have any artists on your Christmas list, I’m here to help. Whether you’re buying for a serious artist, a casual creator, or someone you’d like to help start a new hobby, I’ve got what you need.
Keep reading for a list of some of my all-time favorite art supplies. They make great gifts for artists that paint or would like to learn to paint.
This list includes a wide variety of gifts, perfect for stocking stuffers or as part of a gift bundle or basket as well as some larger items. Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone new to painting or a more experienced artist, I know you’ll find something they’ll love!
Must-Have Supplies for Artists that Paint
I’m so excited about this! This Starter Kit has everything you need to start painting – or to start painting again! Available at a special price, this kit makes a beautiful Christmas gift – and it’s already packaged in a beautiful teal box. Inside, your recipient will find:
- 15 piece Signature Paint Brush Set
- 5 piece Signature Palette Knives Set
- Apron of Choice
- 9″ Color Wheel
- Exclusive Color Wheel Tutorial
- Access to 4 Day Video Series
- Welcome Letter from Christie
- A Social Easel Sticker
Of course, 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? Those soft sketch lines will smudge and get lost.
That’s why I always have waterproof black pens around. I also really love the look of the black lines in my watercolor-style paintings!
I fell in love with painting with palette knives. So much so that I designed my own set. They make a great gift for any artist who is ready to try something new!
They’re made from the finest stainless blades to ensure they resist all wear and corrosion from any media including acrylics.
Painting is all about layers. Sometimes those layers come in the form of scribbles and movement lines made with acrylic paint pens. See this technique in action in this blog.
Some of my favorites:
- Posca black and white acrylic paint pens are a must-have for any acrylic painter. I have tried quite a few brands and they are the most opaque I have found.
- This DecoColor gold paint pen is a staple too! After all, gold is neutral right?!
- These colorful sets from Arteza are perfect for anything from adding pops of color on a painted canvas to painting rocks!
Any canvas makes a great starting point for 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! It is so much fun to paint on different surfaces and I have many tutorials to teach you how.
Storage Solutions for Artists that Paint
More Fun Gift Ideas for Artists that Paint
I use my ring light every 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.
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.
As a bonus, this one is easy to travel with and take anywhere you find creative inspiration!
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.
Every time I find myself at the craft store, I find a new color I simply can’t live without.
I especially love to pick up unique finishes like metallics and glitter. They’re so fun to play with and they make a great addition to any Christmas gift for painters!
I am finding all my faves in stock at DecoArt online!
Every artist, whether they admit it or not, has mistaken her paint water mug for her not paint water mug! LOL. Help the artist in your life solve that problem with this adorable set of mugs – one for paint water and one for whatever they’re drinking while they paint.
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.
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