Crafters and artists are some of the hardest to shop for because they may be picky about their supplies or already seem to have it all. Here are a few fun gift ideas, including top brands and products for various levels.
Tombow Advanced Lettering Set – this set is perfect for the hand lettering beginner or expert. Pair it up with one of the suggested books below and you may be receiving cute hand lettered gifts from your recipient by next year!
Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablets are a must for anyone interested in art or design. Each tablet can be registered with software that suits the artists style (Graphic Drawing, Photo Editing, and Comic/Manga.) The pen has an impressive 4096 pressure levels, delivering precision and control. There are a variety of sizes of tablets, starting at $79. I have had a chance to try the smaller Bluetooth model and it has been such a fun experience. My husband has a passion for art and has already put it to use multiple times.
Super Simple Hand Lettering Set – pair this book with a set of brush markers to give your gift recipient hours of creative fun.
Cricut Explore Air 2 – listed as one of the best cutters for beginners by Amazon, the Cricut Explore Air 2 is also one of the more affordable cutting machines. This machine cuts over 100 materials, and even connects to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth.
Honey Can Do Rolling Cart – every crafter needs organization for all their supplies. Perhaps this is just what your gift recipient needs!
Everyday Macrame Kit – Macrame is such a beautiful way to decorate your home and not as often commonly practiced, making it a perfect “new hobby” for someone. This book has 10 beautiful projects for your gift recipient to try out. Be sure to include some macrame cord as well!
Assorted Metallic Paper – what paper crafter can’t use more paper? And metallic! This could make for some fun new projects!
Canson 180 Degree Art Book – this sturdy sketch book contains high quality 65 pound paper, perfect for sketch artists and those using markers. With strong stitch binding, you can lay this book open flat, making it ideal for artists.
Even the crafter or artist that has it all probably doesn’t have these amazing Chameleon markers, and if they do, they will be excited for more! These pens can make shading, blending, and color transitions look phenomenal with their unique blending chamber. I have seen a few videos of these in use and the results are beautiful! There are quite a few varieties of colors, so be sure to take a look around and see the choices.
Prismacolor produces artist quality colored pencils that come in a variety of sizes of sets. Whether you want to spend $15 or $100, there is a set available at almost any art store or online.
Metallic markers are a must for any crafter. These Pilot Gold & Silver Extra Fine Point Markers make a great stocking stuff or gift basket item. BIC also makes a fun set of metallic markers, containing a variety of colors!
I’ve always been intrigued by string art – there are so many projects you can create, whether you take a simple approach or a more detailed approach. This DIY String Art book by Jesse Dresbach is a great place to start.