Top 10 Gifts for Artists
There are so many directions you can go when you're looking for great gifts for the artists in your life. Sometimes it's easy because the person you're buying for is really focused on one or two types of art. Sometimes it's harder because your artist has a lot of interests. Or maybe you're not sure what type of art it is that your friend is into. That's O.K., because this gift guide has something for pretty much everyone and includes a lot of basic ideas that can get you started down a rabbit hole of fun artsty gift surfing. (My own personal online shopping carts are full in a half dozen of places because I found so many things I'd like to have for myself or give to others.)
If you're going to give art supplies, I do suggest that you take a peek at your artist's workspace to see which brands of pens, pencils and paints she prefers - or just ask "Which colored pencils do you prefer?" or "Which watercolors are your favorite?" Artists love to talk tools and you'll rest easier knowing you're not giving Copic pens to a Sakura fanatic. (For the record, I love both Copic and Sakura and also Prismacolor, Faber Pitt Pens and gel pens of all kinds... ok I have a pen addiction. I know. I'm working on it.)
Or to be safe, you could gift an artist's survival kit for about $25 at Blick.com.