These are 12 of my favorite gifts for the creatives, artists, makers, and arts & craft lovers in your life! I've tried to round up thoughtful goods from small businesses and makers, products that give back, and there's also a few from yours truly :) I hope this helps you find the perfect gift for your loved ones!
1 // BNCA Pottery Ceramic Paint Water Cup | My friend Archna gifted me with a similar water cup and it's something I use almost every day now! I love the colors BNCA Pottery offers! (You can also gift ceramic palettes or brush rests.)
2 // Canvas Phone Holder & Light | If the creative in your life is wanting to share more of their work using photos or videos and they don't already have a set up for it, I highly recommend this holder/light! I have one and use it constantly! The quality is great and I love the heavy wood base.
3 // Atiliay's Creative Spark Newsletter | This is the gift that keeps on giving! All throughout 2023, your recipient will receive thoughtful prompts and inspiring ideas to help support their sketchbook practice! Gift certificates are available so you have a physical item to gift.
4 // Pantone Postcards | This is another item I received as a gift that I highly recommend. They can use as is or partake in the Pantone Postcard Challenge where they use each postcard as inspiration and the base for a painting (google for some examples--there are some really amazing ones!)
5 // The Art of Soil Mini Ecopod Ornaments | How cute are these ornaments?! The water colors are soil-based and available in different colors and sizes.
6 // Art Supplies | I like the idea of receiving a few tubes of paint or a tool I normally wouldn't use that can spark new inspiration! You can also ask what supplies they have been eyeing or need. I like shopping at Blick's, my favorite paint brand is Liquitex, and the Koi Watercolor Field Sketch Box (pictured).
7 // Birth Month Bird Punch Needle Pillow Kit | I like that you can add a personalized touch with the birth month bird! All the supplies are included to create as 12"x12" pillowcase.
8 // Atiliay's Beginners Brush Lettering Kit | I love sharing this art form and this kit is perfect for anyone who has been wanting to learn! It's based on my in-person workshop I've taught to over 1,000 students and includes all the supplies as well as video and downloads. No experience is necessary, it's for righties and lefties, and teens and adults. It can be shipped directly to your recipient, wrapped, and tagged.
9 // Online Course from My Modern Met | Give the gift of learning! Choose from a variety of topics including architectural illustration, abstract painting, drawing, embroidery, pressed flower, and more!
10 // Atiliay's I am An Artist Interactive Letterpress Print | This print encourages creatives to add their own special touch to it then display it in their space as a way to embrace and celebrate the artist that they are!
11 // Light Pad | This is something I have on my own personal wish list and think it may be a really useful and fun tool for other creatives as well!
12 // Elemental Leaf's Solar Printing Kit | This eco friendly kit allows your recipient to use items from nature to make prints from light sensitive paper that develop in sunshine and fix in water.