The Ultimate Gift Guide for Creatives
The Ultimate Gift Guide for Creatives
You can’t buy happiness but you can buy craft supplies and that’s kind of the same thing, right?
Delight the maker in your life with any one of these creative gift ideas!
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- Zig Brush Pens. Brush lettering is so fun! I just put together a video on using them here.
- The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering. Not only is this book fabulous, but it has 3 built in chalk boards for practicing lettering which makes it a perfect gift idea.
- Derwent Watercolor Pencils. All the fun of watercolors with less mess. I adore this set. You just color as normal and then blend with water after you’re done to achieve a watercolor look.
- Glue Gun Holster. I actually don’t have this but I want it. (Are you reading this, hubby? Take note!) 😉
- Pink Clipboard. Whenever I show this in a photo on social media or the blog, people ask where I got it. It’s the loveliest shade of pink!
- Dr. Ph Martin’s Bombay India Ink, Set One. The best concentrated watercolors out there if you ask me. This fancy little set makes a great gift idea!
- Kuretake Solid Watercolor Set. The writing on the box isn’t in English but who cares with these rich creamy colors. Of the many solid watercolor sets I own, these are by far my favorite for the cost!
- Craftsy Online Watercolor Class. I’m taking one of these now! Gifting an online class is a fun and unique gift idea.
- Pink Tool Set. My kids and hubby got me this set a few Mother’s Days ago and I love it. Plus, it looks so pretty displayed on the pegboard in my office.
- Pink Power Screwdriver. The perfect size for crafting and small wood projects. I catch my hubby borrowing it all the time!
- IKEA RASKOG Cart. Since everyone else in blogland has this cart, I caved and got one too. And it’s perfect for organizing craft supplies. I was impressed by the heavy duty quality and despite being IKEA, it was easy to put together!
- Photography Light Kit. Does the creative person in your life take photos? This light kit is both affordable and perfect for getting more light indoors!
- Silhouette CAMEO Rolling Tote Bag. I bought this during our last move to keep my CAMEO protected during travel and it’s awesome! It not only has room for the machine itself, there’s plenty of storage space to take along craft supplies too.
- Copic Sketch 24 Piece Marker Set. Markers arguably don’t get much fancier than Copics. These alcohol based markers are the bomb. But they’re not cheap so a lot of people wouldn’t buy them for themselves, which is exactly what makes them an awesome gift idea!
- Heidi Swapp Minc Gold Foil Applicator. I want this little machine so bad. It’s noteworthy that it works with a laser printer though so if you don’t already have one, you’d need one to be able to foil your prints!
- Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod. This heavy duty tripod is worth every penny. It’s perfect for taking all the overhead videos of live hand-lettering I do. It has so many crazy cool features, it easier to let the company itself explain them: Alta Pro tripods have unmatched flexibility, stability and enabling more angle possibilities than ever before. Its innovative Multi-Angle Central Column System allows users to move the central column from zero to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions making macro-photography and special wide-angle shots a breeze. The Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock System securely repositions the central column in one simple movement, in just a few seconds, while maintaining the tripod’s stability. Additional tripod features include advanced camera vibration and shock control, aluminum alloy legs that adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles, quick-flip leg locks, patented premium magnesium die-cast canopy, hexagon-shaped central column for extra stability, and non-slip, spiked rubber feet for changing terrains and a removable hook for hanging camera accessories.
- Silhouette Mint. I adore this little machine. Check out my first impressions and review here.
- Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine. While I don’t sew a ton anymore, this machine still comes in handy all the time for whipping up pillows, fixing clothing, sewing blankets and more. Mine is the older version but I’ve had it years with zero complaints!
- Epson Workforce 7610. While not a super exciting gift, this printer is the bomb for crafters. It can print up to 13×19 inch prints and handles heavy materials like a boss. I adore mine.
- Wacom Intuos Tablet. A tablet for designing digitally, the Wacom is awesome! It can connect to Mac or PC and works with any software program. I love it for lettering digitally from the get go. A lot of people love it for photo editing too.
- Silhouette CAMEO. Last but not least, you can’t go wrong with the CAMEO. I’ve had mine about 4 years now as of Christmas and it’s forever changed the way I create. I can’t imagine crafting without it. I love it so much, I run a Silhouette Facebook Group with my friend Kimber of ThePinningMama.com. It currently has nearly 90k members and is a great place for newbies and pros alike to learn from each other and get free cut files!
So what’s top of your creative wish list? Did I miss anything you’d really love to see under the tree this year?