Useful Gifts for the Artist in Your Life

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Do you have an artistic loved one in your life and want to find a thoughtful, but useful gift? Gift giving can be stressful when you want to find a thoughtful gift that really has the recipient in mind. If you have an artist in your life and have no idea what to get them, check out this list of studio items just about any artist will appreciate. The best part, is you can find most of these at any art supply store.

Useful Gifts for the Artist in Your Life

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Lineco Museum Storage Boxes

Acid free archival quality storage boxes to store all their sketches and paintings on paper. These boxes protect form sunlight, dust, and humidity. Many artists need many of these in several sizes. They are also great for storing prints.

3 Tier Metal Rolling Supply Cart

The standard metal cart for any artist or crafter. This cart is a must-have for keeping supplies organized and mobile. There are several brands of these all over, but they are basically identical. I have two in my studio and a third for my kids.

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Durable Sketchbook

Most painters, illustrators, and pencil artists will go through hundreds of sketchbooks in their lifetime. A nice hardcover one is great for travel.

Faber-Castell Graphite Aquarelle Pencils

A water soluble graphite pencil comes in handy when outlining the background of a new drawing or painting. Being able to erase the lines easily at a later time is priceless. an artist can never have too many and will thank you.

Paint Brush Tray

A simple paint brush tray can also hold pens, marker, pencils, pastels, and more. you can stack them on top of each other in your cart for efficient storage in tight studio space.

Glass Jars

Whether for paints for the painter, inks for the illustrator, or a variety of tiny pieces for the crafters, glass storage jars with lids have many uses.


Well, there we have it. These gifts are admittedly not glamorous, but they will be very appreciated by any artist. Not only are they useful, but by gifting studio supplies to your artist, you are showing them you support their endeavors. And THAT is truly a gift.

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