50 Cool Gifts for Artists in 2017

If you’re looking for cool gifts for artists, then you’ve come to the right place. The list below has some great gift ideas for those who like to draw, paint, sketch, and or just the artsy type.

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5 Tips for Buying Gifts for Artists

1. Buy the artist a useful gift

Get the artist a present you know they’re going to use. Don’t buy them art supplies for a type of art they aren’t even into or something they already have. Something like the amazon echo speaker might not be a “art gift” but it is still a nifty little tool that they will get a ton of use out of. They will be able to play music, answer phone calls, or start audio books hands free by using their voice. Some more examples are things like the art themed watch, leather pencil pouch, or one of the unique mugs below. Paintings or decorations are also great gifts.

2. Buy the artist a unique gift

There are so many cool gifts out there. Don’t get them something they could just go to the store and pick up. Get something that is unique to their interests. For example, if you know they like tea and coffee, don’t just get them a plain mug. A mug like the art history mug on the list below would be a much better gift for an art student or art enthusiast. Other good examples from the list below would be the paint brush vase and porcupine color pencil holder. These are things they won’t find in stores.

3. Learn kind of Art are they into

There are various categories of art. If you know they are really into painting get them something that relates to their interests. If you know they are really into oil painting, then get them a unique oil painting like the frog with glasses below. It’s something they can hang on the wall of their home, office, or bedroom.

4. Consider the artists age

Age is an important thing to consider. If you’re buying a gift for a kid, then something like the 3d pen or art desk on the list below would be great ideas. If you need something a gift for a professional artist you might want to get them something like a draw pencil for their iPad so they can store all their sketches and artwork in one place.

5. Determine if there are any art supplies they need

If you know they are running low on a certain type of art supply they use a lot, then that would be a good gift. If they use oil pastels a lot, but their pastel set is old and beat up, consider getting them a new high end one. Also try to think of things they haven’t even thought of. Something like the hand massage or a Bluetooth speaker are gifts for artists that they will use a ton. Another example would be if you know have a very basic apron for painting, consider getting one that is more art themed like the choose your weapon apron below.

If you are trying to decide what to get an artist for Christmas, a birthday, or for another occasion, take a look at the list of cool gift ideas for artists below!

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Sunrise Simulator Alarm Clock

Sunrise Simulator Alarm Clock

This is a cool alarm clock that simulates sunrise. The light gradually brightens from zero to 100 percent brightness over a 15, 30, or 60 minute period before it goes off, allowing your body to prepare to wake. You can choose between 10 brightness settings. For people that have trouble getting out of bed in the ...

Watercolor Hummingbird Mug

Watercolor Hummingbird Mug

These mugs from the Dean Crouser Collection look awesome. There are a lot of different designs to choose from. These 16 ounce mugs are made by an Oregon watercolor artist that specializes in making the most of the least. It is great for hot or cold beverages, check out the image to read more.

Water Color Pillow

Water Color Pillow

If you click the image of this pillow you can see all the unique designs to choose from. These pillows, sold by Andreannie, feature a lot of cool images. Do not that the filler pillow is not included, only the case itself. So, if you’re buying this present you might want to find a small little pillow that is an ...

Paint Rain Poster

Paint Rain Poster

This is a cool painting for artists. It measures 12 by 24 inches and makes an awesome wall decoration. It ships in a sturdy tube so it won’t get wrinkled. It’s a contemporary art piece you can get laminated or framed as well if you check out the image above.

Contemporary Frog Oil Painting

Contemporary Frog Oil Painting

This is a hand painted piece of art that is painted on a canvas. The painting shows an awesome looking frog with glasses. Because each canvas is hand painted, each one might be a little different. It is printed on a high-quality canvas and is made using environmentally friendly acrylic paint. It is a cool art ...

Artsy Coffee Mug

Artsy Coffee Mug

This is a sharp looking coffee mug by Demdaco that features two flowers. A picture is worth a thousand words, so just check out the image above. This stoneware mug is dishwasher and microwave safe. It measures 3.5 x 4.5 inches and will definitely be their new favorite tea or coffee mug.

Cool Artistic Watch

Cool Artistic Watch

This is another cool gift idea for artists. This art themed wrist watch is high quality and precise. The black Italian leather strap is comfortable looks sharp. The glass on the face of the watch is waterproof and scratch resistant. This is a cool gift for artists if you need a Christmas gift or a present for any ...

Abstract Tree Wood Canvas

Abstract Tree Wood Canvas

This abstract tree makes for an awesome art decoration. The abstract tree is printed on a vintage wood background measuring 24 x 36 inches. If you hit the image above you can choose from many more designs as well. This is a creative gift for artists or anyone that loves art.

Amazon Echo Dot Speaker

Amazon Echo Dot Speaker

This professional 3D Art Pen with OLED display is awesome for making some unique artwork. Being able to make 3D art with a pen is a relatively new thing. It comes with printing materials, so they will be able to start being creative right away. It also has different discharging modes, feed speeds, adjustable nozzles, ...

iPad with Draw Pencil

iPad with Draw Pencil

This is an expensive gift, but if you can afford it, then it will certainly be a home run. The iPad pro bundle package comes with the draw pencil as well, so the recipient will be able to draw, upload, save, share, all with the touch of a button. To read all the features this bundle has, and why it is a popular item ...

Art Desk for Kids

Art Desk for Kids

If you need an art gift for kids then this Deluxe Art Master Desk by step2 is perfect. It features a large work surface with many compartments and also has dry erase writing surface that wipes clean quickly and easily. It also comes with a great chair, push button light, shelf, organizer, four bins, coloring books, ...

Contemporary Art Rug

Contemporary Art Rug

A2Z Rugs are durable, soft, non-shedding, and stain resistant. This is a contemporary gift for artists house. The rug is thick, soft, and perfect for the bathroom, lifting room, or art room. It has many colors, including, red, orange, blue, yellow, green, pink, and navy blue. This carpet comes in many different sizes, ...

LED Tracing Board

LED Tracing Board

This tracing board by Huion is super thing and portable. The LED on the backside of the drawing table are super bright and make tracing a breeze. It puts of very little head and is designed for a long-hour workday. The surface is acrylic, but it feels more like glass. IT comes with a USB cable, instruction sheet, ...

Leather Journal Gift

Leather Journal Gift

This rustic leather journal is a great gift for artsy people. It is well crafted and unique. It is made from genuine leather with that fresh leather scent. Scratches and folds just make this journal look better! You can choose from the 120 or 240-page journal. The pages a blank, so sketch artists can draw or write on ...

Rustic Canvas Print

Rustic Canvas Print

This cavas print is made just like the one above, except it features a picture of a sharp looking white lotus flower in water. It is printed on a vintage wood background and also measures 24 x 36. The canvases are printed and hand stretched in by professionals in the United States.

Leather Pencil Pouch

Leather Pencil Pouch

This vintage zippered pencil pouch is an awesome gift for a male or female that loves art. There are a lot of colors to choose from. It is a soft case made from premium leather. Its travel friendly design is lightweight and slim, so they will be able to take their art supplies with them wherever they go!

Big Art Set

Big Art Set

If you need a gift for someone that loves art but doesn’t have a lot of supplies yet, then this 80 piece set by Darice is a perfect gift idea. It includes pencils, paintbrushes, watercolor cakes, oil pastels, and color pencils. It’s a great present for kids or anyone that a portable art kit for work on the go.

Artwork Jigsaw Puzzle

Artwork Jigsaw Puzzle

This 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle is not for the faint of heart. Puzzles are a good way to relive stress and calm down. The scene is set in the West Virginia Backwoods. It looks awesome when it’s complete and will definitely be a rewarding experience for them to complete this puzzle.

World Without Art Mug

World Without Art Mug

This is a creative gift for artists that reads “the earth without art is just EH.” The mug itself is the opposite of EH, with tons of colors. It is made from a white ceramic and covered with a high gloss finish that is safe and contains no lead. The mug is available in both 11 and 15 ounces.

Art Inspiration Book

Art Inspiration Book

The power of creativity is a book designed to give artists insight, encouragement, and practical methods to make their ambitions a reality. It generates enthusiasm, creativity, and more! If you know an artist that has a lot of talent, but hasn’t been able to take the next step, then this will be a perfect gift.

History of Art Mug

History of Art Mug

This coffee mug features many of the great pieces of artwork throughout history. The mug has 24 images that represent the evolution of Western art over an entire millennium. From works by Da Vinci to Picasso, the recipient will surely be entertained at the least.

Choose Your Weapon Apron

Choose Your Weapon Apron

This is a good gift for artsy people that reads “choose your weapon”. The apron has adjustable straps, so you don’t have to worry about it being the wrong size. This is a great present for those crafters in your life. Click the image to read more.

Socks for Artist

Socks for Artist

These socks feature famous artwork and artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Gustav Klimt, Hokusai, Sandro Botticelli, Raphael Sanzio, and others. There are different bundle packs you can choose from. The socks fir women with shoe size 6 to 9 and men’s shoes size 4 to 7. They are made of a cotton blend, so ...

Pencil Jigsaw Puzzle Collage

Pencil Jigsaw Puzzle Collage

This is a challenging jigsaw puzzle that looks awesome when it’s complete. It’s definitely a challenge to put together, but it looks awesome when it’s complete! When the puzzle complete measures 24 x 30 inches, so it’s a little bigger than you might think just by looking at it.

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