Who doesn’t like presents? I don’t think you could find a single person in the world who doesn’t appreciate receiving a nice and thoughtful gift. What’s interesting is that giving presents can be as exciting as getting them. The difficult part, however, is choosing a gift that will make the recipient truly happy. 

If you are looking for gifts for an artist friend that are connected to what they do, your first stop would logically be in an art supplies shop. Any artist will be delighted to receive cool art supplies. If you have no idea what they need or how to select the appropriate brushes, palettes, and other things you see for the first time in life, shop assistants will always be happy to come to your rescue. 

However, if you are still unsure about this option, fear not, you still have tons of other choices. Art gifts don’t necessarily have to be about work and tools. Think of what your friend likes the most. For example, if they like original jewelry, a necklace in the form of a palette or brush earrings are perfect gifts for painters. And of course, there always are coffee mugs of interesting shapes, plants in pots decorated with their favorite paintings, and many more creative gifts.

We have collected some gift ideas for artists to help you choose a gift if you are having a hard time deciding what to give them. And don’t forget, the best gifts for artists, just as for anybody else, are the ones that were made with love.  

#4

MS Paint Aesthetic Sticky Notes

MS Paint Aesthetic Sticky Notes

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L̸1̶z̵
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cool! I used to use paint all the time because it was really the only thing to do other than Minesweeper or solitaire lol

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#5

Mobile Phone Projection Painting Copy Board

Mobile Phone Projection Painting Copy Board

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Waterproof Paper Pocket Notebook

Waterproof Paper Pocket Notebook

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Pencil Shavings Necklace

Pencil Shavings Necklace

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Digital Color Sensor

Digital Color Sensor

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Falcon
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can see this being useful in my line of work. For example if you have to repaint something.

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#9

Small Watercolor Pallete

Small Watercolor Pallete

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Bored Retsuko
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is cute!! But I think I wouldn't use them because the paints can't be replaced.

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Mugs Set

Mugs Set

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potato
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

id use the "not paint water" for paint water cuz why not!

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#15

Paint Palette Pressed Flowers

Paint Palette Pressed Flowers

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ginger a. freckleburger
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think I would just stare at the palette and never paint again lol

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Split Cups For Paint Pouring

Split Cups For Paint Pouring

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Hey!
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I saw these on Amazon and it looked cool.

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#20

Ceramic Paintbrush Holder

Ceramic Paintbrush Holder

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#21

Van Gogh Inspired Artisan Bar Soap

Van Gogh Inspired Artisan Bar Soap

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potato
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

id hate using it though!

#22

Brush Grip Rotating Paintbrush Holder

Brush Grip Rotating Paintbrush Holder

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Glow-In-The-Dark Acrylic Paint

Glow-In-The-Dark Acrylic Paint

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Light Box Drawing

Light Box Drawing

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#27

Artist Coffee Mug

Artist Coffee Mug

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ginger a. freckleburger
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Really cool, but it must be a pain to wash. (also I would be so scared that I would break something)

#28

Moon Chalk Color Set

Moon Chalk Color Set

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#29

Paint Brush Necklace

Paint Brush Necklace

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saltypancakes
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the gold paint drip detail :D

#30

Umbrella

Umbrella

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Arianna
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For when you want to Van 'goh' outside when it's raining (I'm sorry I couldn't help myself)

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#31

Flower Press Kit

Flower Press Kit

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Hatred Pony
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also known as a heavy book. 🤷‍♀️

#33

Color Sorting Pencil Holder

Color Sorting Pencil Holder

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Hey!
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THIS! I would love. But it's only practical while you're using them, otherwise I put them in my carriers.

#34

3D Pen

3D Pen

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Melissa Rose
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had one, and it was terrible. An actual 3D printer is much more fun.

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#35

The Artists Socks Gift Set

The Artists Socks Gift Set

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Slide-In Pencil Case

Slide-In Pencil Case

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Watercolor Palette Ornament

Watercolor Palette Ornament

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#39

Eco Tote Bag

Eco Tote Bag

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Rival Hydra
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m not an artist but I want these

#40

Pencils With A Personalised Bench

Pencils With A Personalised Bench

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Aisling (she/they)
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sooo...as soon as you use the pencils they stop balancing in the bench?

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#42

Gustav Klimt Square Placemat Set

Gustav Klimt Square Placemat Set

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#44

Surrealist Melted Clock

Surrealist Melted Clock

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Selah Reese
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my patience running thinner on this melting clock

#45

Special Effects Palette Knives

Special Effects Palette Knives

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Custom Minifigure

Custom Minifigure

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Arianna
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a resident Lego fan and artist: 👌👌👌👌

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#47

Custom Paint Palette

Custom Paint Palette

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saltypancakes
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel like I would accidentally paint over my name and never clean it cuz I’m a messy a*s artist XD

#48

Paint Brush Lapel Pin

Paint Brush Lapel Pin

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Vincent Van Gogh Ear Pin

Vincent Van Gogh Ear Pin

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Raccoon Toppen
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wouldn't it just look like you have an ear on whatever you pin it to? How would you know it's Vincent Van Gogh's?

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