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Gifts for the Budding Artist

December 1, 2014  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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Happy Cyber Monday, friends! Happy December! This is the day that Chris and I like to wrap up our Christmas shopping–there are just so many sales going on online! We jotted down ideas of what we’d like to get everyone on our list over the break last week, and today we thought it’d be fun to share a slew of gift guides throughout the day for those of you that are still thinking–Chris even wrote one! They are scheduled to go live every few hours, so check back!

First up, some ideas for the budding artists in your life:

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1. Something to help get those juices flowing. $16 (Green tea is supposed to be great for creativity, too!)

 

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2. The smoothest, most vibrant colored pencils–a favorite of mine! Back in 11th grade, these were my medium of choice. I actually did a colored pencil drawing that ended up in our country’s capital building with these pencils.  $41

2101d95314a2ddbf3a5c509aa52e09443. A sturdy wood tabletop easel perfect for those artists on the go or without a dedicated studio. *raises hand!* $14

 

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4. A variety of stretched canvases so they can dive right in. $2 and up

 

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5. There’s no such thing as too many sketch books. I love mine spiral bound with heavy weight paper with a little bit of texture and a sturdy front and back. This one checks it all off! $24

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6. Drawing pencils in every density (from 4H to 6B) to go with that sketch book. $11 Or maybe ink is more their thing. These pens are great and were what was required for my college course! $17

 

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7. A book with a positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples to put them in touch with their artistic side. $6

 

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8. A utility apron to protect their clothes but still looks amazing. $60

 

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9. Cool business cards featuring their art. You can even put a different piece on every card! $Price Varies

 

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10. I use this tripod on the daily for photographing our house, yes. But also my paintings! I upgraded to this one last year and I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s so sturdy. Definitely worth the investment. $139 (This lens is great to have, too!)

 

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11. Still can’t decide? Artsnacks is a monthly subscription that delivers unique high-quality art supplies to your door every month–which sounds absolutely heavenly to me.  It’s definitely on my wish list. $20 and up

What do you think?

  1. Victoria says:

    Agh! I want everything on here! Especially those Artsnacks. What?!!

  2. Trilby C. says:

    Thank you, Julia! I have a budding 10-year old artist on my hands, and I always like to get him some art supplies for Christmas/his birthday. We already have a few of these things, but I love all of your suggestions.

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