Top 10+ Gifts for Artists

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I love writing the artist gift guide every year. It's like window shopping for all of the things I'd love to find under my tree. So many cool things to make. So many pretty things to look at. So much awesome art. Scroll through some of my favorites this year. I hope my favorites help you find the perfect gift for the artist or art lover in your life.

I love these sketch books made from albums -- not album covers, from the actual vinyl. So cool and they have photo albums, too.

Speaking of albums, I received a Drawn to Music journal from Plumb and OMG it's wonderful. I absolutely love this journal. Listen to music, feel inspiration strike, draw or paint and then note on the bottom of the page which music you were listening to. It's brilliant.

I'm a big fan of Zentangle so when I was offered a review copy of Daily Zen Doodles, I yelled "YES, PLEASE!" and it's an awesome book. So awesome that I've bought another one to give to a family member. Shhh, don't tell.

Art Snacks subscription box is the perfect subscription box for people who love to try new art products but don't want to spend a fortune on supplies that they might not love. I hope someone in my family reads this and gifts me with a subscription. Pretty please, I've been good this year. (Sort of.)

The Giant Game of Sculpture looks like fun for teens and adults alike. I can see my entire family having fun with this.

How about an Online Art Class at MoMA or gifting a year of mixed media art journaling classes with Lifebook 2015? I am very sure your favorite artist would love a Retreat with Alisa Burke, I know I would.

So much art and what a pain to hang it -- not if you have an Gallery Art Hanging System. This is really awesome -- for your artwork, your kids' artwork, artwork you buy or artwork you're selling.

Everyone loves Washi and even if your artist has a bunch of it, trust me when I say you can always use more and can never have enough. Try the washi tape starter set or the Memory Keepers Washi Tape Dispenser. And I promise you can't go wrong with a cool washi tape holder like this one. I have so much washi that I could probably use three of these.

A great print would look fabulous in the craft room or studio. Something like this great paint brush photograph, maybe?

Or how about this cool clock?

I absolutely love these cups -- I want a whole set, don't you?

I could quickly become addicted to bisque stamps -- you can do so many things with them, ya know?

A Boogie Board e-writer would be a great gift for a teen or an adult. Take notes, doodle, create beautiful works of art -- save or erase, upload and share. Looks like fun, doesn't it?

The EcoJot Connect is a little bit like the Evernote Molskine but better, I think. You draw in the journal and then use the app to upload your artwork. Then, you can digitally improve, alter, and share it. Totally cool.

Last but not least, the 3Doodler. You know this one's got to be good since it also made its way into Rita's gift guide for picky tweens. (And no, we didn't know we'd both put this on our lists until I read her post last week.)

Have you found any great gifts for artists that we should know about? Share them in the comments, please.

~Denise
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