Art & Collectibles Gift Guides

Small Business Gift Guide: Gifts for Artists

If you have an artist on your holiday list, consider giving them something that supports their creative work. We asked artists to share gifts they’d appreciate receiving. These recommendations are handmade, sold by a small business or both. Check them out below.


A Good Sketchbook

Sketchbooks, especially handmade ones, make a lovely gift for creative folks. This one is the handiwork of Papercraft Miracles. It’s made-to-order, so be sure to plan accordingly. Purchase here.


Unique Drawing Tools

All ESA – C Silicone drawing tools are hand crafted by artist Elizabeth Schowachert. The handles are TX bamboo. The drawing tool tip is silicone and is made to work on an Encaustic Hot Box, Gel Plate or as a way to create texture and marks using cold wax, acrylic and or oil. Purchase here.


Watercolor Case

Watercolor artists can mix and match their own color palettes with this case from Case for Making. Purchase here.


High-Quality Drawing Paper

This special drawing paper is a heavyweight washi from Awagami, Tokushima, Japan.

Bunkoshi from Paper Connection is good a good choice for various fine art applications, such as printmaking, painting, drawing and book pages.  One side is very smooth. Sold by the sheet (Measures 25″ x 38″). Purchase here.


Lap Desk

This portable lap easel from the Carroll Products Etsy Shop was crafted for drawing and creative work. Purchase here.


Membership to Relish Your Creativity

Relish Your Creativity is a paid monthly membership for artists, illustrators, makers and creatives. Its goal is to help members develop their brand presence, grow their artistic business and shine in their creative space. We think it’s a fabulous gift for someone interested in making art their business. And by the way, our editor is a member. Gift a membership here.

Travel Artist Roll

Artists can easily take their tools on the go with the ‘Sendak Mini’ artist roll from Philadelphia-based Peg and Awl. Choose it with monogramming to delight your recipient even more.


Gift Card for Online Courses

Artists shared with us that they would appreciate a gift card to an online course platform for learning new skills. Domestika offers courses in Illustration, photography, video, design, animation, web design and more. Purchase a Domestika gift card here. Ctrl+Paint is another option. The site offers courses in digital painting, digital illustration, digital sketching and other online classes. Purchase a gift card here. At the time of writing, Skillshare no longer sells gift cards to individuals.

Have a great gift idea for an artist? We’d love to hear it. Please leave a comment or write to us at hello@artisanjoy.com.

Editor’s Note: Paper Connection is a client of B. Savvy Creative, our editor’s copywriting and content business. However, the inclusion of one of the company’s products is an independent recommendation and in no way sponsored.

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