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7 Lucky Gift Ideas for Artists

If your thinking of getting something for the artist life, this guide is for you. Birthdays, holidays or just a gift for Monday and Tuesday. Here’s a wish list:

Start off with a basic A Complete Graphic Pencil Set. The #2 pencils from school were great for filling out classroom exams, but an artists needs a soft 9B, a sharp 9H for details and all that in between.

Inspire your craftsman with this Green Guide for Artists. If you think he or she will be into creating non-toxic paints, glues and recycling paper then pass this one on.

This Acrylic Paint & Easel Art Set will get anyone who has lost their painting habit back into the game. Twelve colors of acrylic paint, six brushes, a wooden palette, a 11″ x 14″ Canvas Board, a plastic palette knife, a tabletop easel and a sturdy portable tote.

If you’re feeling creative yourself, follow these directions to make a Paint Chip Wallet. It just takes a little sewing.

Encourage your artist to get out their in showing prints (or photos) of their work with a Presentation Portfolio Case. The one pictured has ten slots for them to show off their very best work, although it is expandable.

For a more complete way to store all of those supplies, how about a Storage Box with lots of compartments for the big and small utensils.

If bigger is better, then maybe you can help define your artist’s space with a Drafting Table

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I'm a graphic designer (portfolio), classical pianist and artist in Baltimore, MD. I host the Uncanny Creativity Podcast helping to demystify the creative process and creator of Funlooksfun.com, an online shop for apparel and games. Twitter: @sketchee

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  1. I love the acrylic and easel set! It looks so portable and complete that it is the perfect set to bring along during freehand painting sessions at the park or any other natural location. Even if no one gives something like this as a gift for me, I would be the one to give it to myself.

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