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Great Arty Gift Ideas for the Artist in your life

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Give them a book of their favourite art/artist or a novel about the art world.

Fill a small basket or box with a few art supplies in their favourite colour

Purchase an online course to help them pursue a dream, or some gift vouchers to put towards one

Get them a personalised mug or phone cover, with a piece of their art on it

Buy them an art or hobby supply they wouldn't buy for themselves - for example a desk light for close up work, a work apron or a laptop stand

Get them some business cards made up - showing your support for their creative business

Get them something related to their favourite painting - for example if they love Van Gogh some sunflower seeds.

Plan a trip to a place relating to one of their favourite paintings or artists

Buy them a piece of clothing or something in the main colour of their fav painting and include a postcard of the art piece so they know how thoughtful you've been!

Take a trip to a local art exhibition or plan to go a little further a field

Make up a winter picnic and head off to a pretty spot for some sketching, or just to appreciate being out in the fresh air. Even if the weather isn't fair, nothing beats a car picnic

Give them a home made voucher which gives them the gift of time - some babysitting, lawn mowing etc to free them up be creative

Plan an evening to watch an art programme they've been waiting to see - along with bottle of wine maybe?

Make dinner one night so they can sit and read an art book, or any book

Offer to sit as a model for sketching

Send them a postcard of their favourite art or artist every week

I'd love any one of these gifts, but I think it's always a good idea to have a running list of little things you'd like as an artist. If you're the giver, just ask for some direction, a website or make of supply maybe. That way it's smiles all round 😊

My paintings often find themselves given as gifts for artists and art lovers alike. You can see them on my website, or contact me for a video call - I always have more pieces in the studio.

If you're local to Worcestershire why not arrange a studio visit to get up close and choose the painting that's just right. I give a 30 day, no quibble return so don't worry, you can't get it wrong.

Alternatively you could give a gift certificate from the value of £20, which comes in a personalised hand made card, so they have something to open on their special day.

The gift of an original piece of art is truly a unique and special gift to receive.

Just want to say how much I love my new painting! It’s so lovely to have the painting that caught my eye on Instagram in my home. I will treasure it! Your packing was a piece of art itself-so it arrived very safely. Thank you and best wishes RH

I hope this list of gift ideas has sparked some inspiration.

with love


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