Creative Gifts for Artists

Creative Gifts for Artists

The Great Zentangle Book

Complied by certified Zentangle trainer, Beate Winkler, these 100 step-by-step Zentangle patterns will help you relax while creating approachable and beautiful works of art.

Draw it Out!

Packed with plenty of thought-provoking prompts, this book helps budding artists express themselves, experiment with different styles, add colour, shape and texture to their work and, above all, have fun.

WHSmith Craft Tub

This WHSmith craft tub is perfect for messy craft sessions! Imagine and create fun creatures and ornaments with this tub with over 200 brightly coloured craft pieces.

Querkles Masterpieces

At first glance the Querkles are nothing but a seemingly random arrangement of numbered overlapping circles but cunningly hidden within each one is a famous artwork waiting to be revealed

WHSmith Multi Glitter Set

Make your art work sparkle and shine with this WHSmith Glitter Set. Includes 36 brightly coloured glitter shakers with washable non toxic glue. These glitter shakers will be sure to make any drawing look dazzling!

Dream it! Draw it! Think it! Do it!: Activities to Ignite Creativity

Dream It! Draw It! Think It! Do It! delivers wonderfully unexpected and creative adventures that flex kids’ mind muscles and propel them into action. Courtney Watkins empowers kids to see their world in new and different ways.

WHSmith Starter Art Box

This wooden art box includes: 24 watercolour 12ml tubes, 3 Bockingford watercolour boards, Mixing Palette, 5 Paint Brushes, 12 Soft Pastels, 10 Watercolour Pencils, Sharpener, Putty Eraser, 12 watercolour tablets in a removable metal tin, 12 oil pastels and a hints and tips leaflet.

Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative

This book is duct tape for the mouth of every artist’s inner critic. Silencing that stifling voice once and for all, this salve for creatives introduces ten truths they must face in order to defeat self-doubt. 

365 Mindful Days to Colour

These intricate and beautiful designs, both abstract and realistic, are perfect for fostering a sense of calm in the morning, to start your day in the right frame of mind for productivity and happiness.

Painting for the Soul

Designed especially for those seeking a creative outlet that requires minimal tools and time,Painting for the Soul encourages personal expression through inspirational painting projects, inviting artists to embark on a therapeutic journey by tapping into their creative side.

Faber-Castell Fashion Hairbands Kit

Decorate 3 satin headbands with rhinestones, ribbons and feathers with this Fashion Headbands craft kit. You will be sure to sparkle wearing one of these pretty headbands. A great gift for any fashionista!

Doodle Theory: Create Amazing Doodles with Hundreds of Starter Squiggles

Doodling boosts creative thinking, confidence and memory retention! This addictively entertaining drawing pad is filled with squiggles that kick-start the doodling process. 

Beginner’s Guide to Quilting

Learn how to make beautiful quilts with this comprehensive guide to patchwork and quilting for beginners. Covers all aspects of quilting from piecing and applique to quilting and binding.

Messy: How to be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World

This, is a book about the benefits of being messy: messy in our private lives; messy in the office; and messy in our approach to business, politics and economics. It’s time to rediscover the benefits of a little mess.

Drawing in Black & White

 Drawing in Black & White is a clever drawing and design book that contains over 30 inspiring exercises along with 16 black, gray, and tan pages for drawing, doodling, and experimenting.

Glitter Glue & Paint Pens

These sparkly paints with easy flow tips have a 3D raised effect, great for creating a pretty design or pattern to decorate a greeting card or a poster. Use these paints and glitter glues on paper, card or in a scrapbook.

Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Tube Paints

Create a masterpiece with this quality Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Paint Set. The acrylics come with a high pigment strength, opacity and permanence for professional results. They are also very versatile, suitable for a wide variety of surfaces. T

WHSmith 58 Piece Colouring Case Set

The sturdy plastic case has a carry handle and two clips either side. Inside is a rainbow assortment of colouring pens, pencils, marker pens, glitter glues and scented markers. 

Bouncy Balls

Make your own fun bouncy balls using brightly coloured crystals with this fun craft set! The set contains 8 packs of glow in the dark crystals, 2 balls moulds and a guide to let you know how to create your bouncy balls!

Sparkle Jewellery Craft Kit

Make some cool jewellery with sparkly beads and funky holographic stickers. Use your creative skills to combine glitter and pearlescent beads on a silky cord to make your own original jewellery that’s fun to design and wear.

WHSmith Artist’s Colouring Pencils (Pack of 36)

Features include ergonomic triangular barrels to aid grip and thick leads that are high in concentration of colour and also break resistant. These pencils give depth of colour and are easily blended.

WHSmith Art Studio 25 Watercolour & 25 Colouring Pencil Set

This sleek metal tin with top handle contains 50 colouring pencils it is the perfect gift for a colouring enthusiast or budding artist. One layer holds a spectrum of 25 watercolour pencils and a paintbrush and the other contains 25 standard colouring pencils.

WHSmith Watercolour Paints 12 ml (Pack of 24)

This classic WHSmith watercolour Set features 24 tubes of light-fast watercolour – ideal for mixing. The set boasts bright, transparent, quick drying colours for use with watercolour paper and boards. 

Creativity for Kids My Diary Craft Set

The set contains a printed diary with 100 blank pages, heart lock and keys, monogram frame, monogram stickers, journal stickers, a feather pen, self-adhesive rhinestones, a tulle ribbon, beads, bead threader and instructions and ideas to help you create a beautiful journal!

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Sketcher’s Pocket Box Paint

Cotman water colours have been specially developed for the watercolorist who requires quality transparent Water Colours at a uniform and economical price. They possess good transparency with excellent tinting strength and working properties.

Creative Lettering and Beyond

After a brief introduction to the various tools and materials, artists and lettering enthusiasts will learn how to master the art of hand lettering and typography through engaging, easy-to-follow step-by-step projects, prompts, and exercises.

WHSmith Watercolour Art Box

Paint for pleasure with this all encompassing 21 piece Watercolour Art Box. Includes 14 bright, transparent colours and a host of other essential artist accessories.

Faber-Castell Mirror Jewellery Box Set

Design your jewellery box with sparkling glitter, colourful paint, beautiful gems and a fluffy boa! This jewellery box will be sure to brighten up any dressing table. This pretty container is perfect for storing all of your favourite jewellery pieces. 

WHSmith Let’s Create 61 Piece Art Set

An ideal gift for budding young artists, this 61 piece art case contains colouring pencils, paints, paint brushes, pencils and a pencil sharpener. Presented in a handy case.

Textile Collage

Mandy shows how to transform those hoarded bits of fabric, trim, and memory-filled domestic textiles into something new and personal. From sourcing and unpicking found material to creating portraits with transferred images, and projects too, “Textile Collage” is a unique resource of creative ideas.

Simple Calligraphy

This simple guide to calligraphy teach-as just the basics, allowing novices to jump right in and make their own wedding invitations, hand label envelopes, write their own placecards and explore their creative side. 

Parson Gray Trade Quilts

Quilting gets a rustic modern treatment in this 20-project sewing book that celebrates American trade quilts, with touches of Native and early American influences. 

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93 thoughts on “Creative Gifts for Artists

  1. since retiring my mum has got into all sorts of arts and crafts – always trying something new! I don’t think she has tried textile collage yet – so that may have to be given a go!

  2. There are a lot of gifts I would like for myself there, I’ll have to drop some hints. But to give to somebody else, I would like to get the Sketchers Pocket Box of watercolours for my granddaughter who is just beginning to move on from children’s art sets to wanting to do some proper grown up stuff.

  3. Creative Haven Artful Quotes, as not only can you colour it in you get an inspiring quote to go with it, so its a win/win!

  4. I’d give this art bundle to my kids to express themselves with. I followed my dream to become an actor and now I’d love them to find out where there creative talents lie.

  5. doodle theory would be ideal for my son as he is always doodling on something! thanks for the inspiration x

  6. I can’t think of anyone who would not appreciate an arty gift for Christmas from the knitters to the sewers to the painters and then the little ones who just love making things. There is lots of inspiration in this guide.

  7. I’d give my daughter the Textile Collage book, along with the acrylics set and the glitter glue, because she likes to mix up her collages.

  8. I would love to give this art bundle to my friend Jasmine, because she loves painting, textile,sewing and creating art pieces. This is just the perfect gift for her.

  9. My little niece Kiara got really interested in art lately, she would love the Let’s Create Art set as a present!!

  10. So many ideas, my daughter would love the glitter set, my mum would love the acrylics and I’d love the quilting!

  11. I think I would treat myself as I am the arty adult in our family! I love drawing, colouring, painting, felting, sewing, tapestry and cross stitch!

  12. These would be great for my friend Stewart who has more time to enjoy his art now he’s retired. He’d love the acrylics or watercolour sets.

  13. I would like some arty bits for myself or my son. We both like making things or colouring. It wpuld be a lovely extra Christmas present for us both x

  14. This is the most amazing prize. I used to be quite into drawing and painting when I was in my early twenties and have just taken it up again.

  15. I would give the ‘WHSmith Maisey & Daisy Butterfly Plaque Craft Set’ to my little budding artist. My daughter would love this.

  16. simply calligraphy for me so i can write nice letters, messy for my kids and husband 🙂 draw it out for my youngest daughter, draw in black and white for my other daughter, your inner critcic is a big jerk for my dad and the art storage box for my mom

  17. I’d give a knitting magazine subscription to my sister who is just learning and can currently only knit in straight lines so scarves and squares 🙂

  18. My 9 year old daughter absolutely adores Art and would be over the moon with any of the above! If I had to pick it would be the Design Your Own Jewellery Chest, but she would be ecstatic with any of it! 🙂

  19. The complete starter art kit would be a wonderful gift to give to my friend this Christmas as they have recently shown an interest in painting.

  20. I’d get the WHSmith Starter Art Box for my mum. She always says she wants to try but never gets started. This would remove all excuses 🙂

  21. i would give the 36 coloured pencils to my 9 year old because at that age nice coloured pencils are incredibly important and don’t seem to last long as they get sharpened away!

  22. I would give the Watercolour tube set to my husband because he loves panting and watercolours are his preferred medium

  23. I would give the ‘Britain in Watercolours’ to my Grandfather who loves both Geography and Art so this would be a beautiful Christmas or Birthday present for him!

  24. My daughters getting into Arts & Crafts at the moment, which I am really happy about as I’v always enjoyed it and been pretty good too. So I’d definately get her something!

  25. My Mother-in-Law would love The Great Zentangle Book, she’s into colouring and this would be something new for her to try.

  26. I would give this to my friend Julie Tudor who’s got autistic children and these would create hours of fun and also keep them occupied.

  27. My mum would love the colouring pens or the doodle theory book to relax in the evening after she’s finished homeschooling my little sister x

  28. My mum . Art really is the thing that keps her going . She loves to doodle , colour in or paint , anything that gives her a creative outlet.

  29. I’m 30 years old and still get excited over glitter glue 🙂

    In would definitely add some quality paper to this guide;)

    Also, omg, I have the creative lettering book and it’s amazing. It has all sorts of ideas and prompts and worksheets galore 🙂

    All in all its a good guide 😀 I like the versatility of glitter glue to Zentangles. Everyone can find something to enjoy.

  30. The craft tub looks perfect for my two girls – they’re always keen to get out the craft materials and make something (usually a mess!).

  31. I’d give it to my husband who took up drawing and watercolour painting when he retired two years ago.

    Hazel Rea – @beachrambler

  32. I love pretty much everything on this page. (I also have a fine arts degree and love crafting, so that would explain why.) If I had to choose one item to give someone, it would be the make your own bouncy ball kit. I think my 4 year old would love it. She keeps talking about wanting a ball. There are some other activity kits that I would be happy to pass onto her, and I’d save some of the books to share with her if her interests go that way.

  33. I love making and creating, especially felting, sewing, embroidery and colouring. I would love the my choice of craft magazine subscription to inspire me each month!

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