10 Unique Art Holiday Gifts Artists Want More Than a Tacky Sweater
Find the best and most unique holiday art gifts of the year at Jerry’s Artarama
Forget the typical holiday gifts this year and make an artist’s holiday truly memorable with some Jerry’s exclusives full of new items that will transform the way they do art.
The perfect gift for the artist without a lot of space, the Rue Wall Easel fits any wall. It requires zero floor space, comes in 3 different sizes and slides out to a 70 degree angle so it’s just as functional as most free standing easels. It is made from a beautiful furniture-grade hardwoods so after you finish painting, you can display your painting right there on the easel.
If you’re looking to get started in drawing or working on something more technical and need to resize a sketch, schematic or drawing, the Acurit Light Tablet makes a great gift. It was voted Jerry’s 2014 product of the year too! Portable and incredibly useful, it’s a great tool for improving your drawing.
Jerry’s has a wide variety of art sets that would make an amazing gift for everyone from beginning artists to the most skilled pros. Whether you’re looking for an intro set to watercolors or an oil set with every color of oil paints, Jerry’s has it. And the best part? All sets ship for free this holiday season!
If you have to store your art and are tired of it building up dust on your shelves, the eternity clamshell boxes might be just what you need. They are durable and made from acid-free materials and are available in a variety of sizes. It’s sophisticated but subtle design makes it a great portfolio for sharing your art at shows or displaying.
Perfect for kids aged 3 and up and great for getting your son or daughter started out right with art at an early age, the First Impressions Children’s Creativity Center is a great choice for kids! Easily height adjustable and with many accessories for kids to store their favorite art supplies, kids will have a blast at these colorful art desks.
Speaking of fun gifts for kids, The Home Art Studio educational DVDs make a great gift for the crafty kid. With grade appropriate material and lessons geared towards elementary school aged children, these DVDs have hours of art filled content for tons of fun. This year, they even came out with a holiday themed DVD for making holiday crafts year round.
Made from safer materials than most oil painting mediums, Chelsea Classical Mediums make a great choice for anyone not painting outside. With a nice lavender smell, they are free of the harmful toxic-smelling varnishes and mineral spirits that plague most oil painters looking to thin or preserve their paints. Handmade from natural materials like linseed oil and lavender spike oil, they make great gifts for anyone who truly cares about their oil paintings.
8. eGift Cards
This one is a bit of a no-brainer, but e-Gift cards make great gifts and it would be wrong to leave it off of the list this year. Save yourself the work, let them pick what they want and it’s still a very special gift. First of all, you can attach any amount of money to the card so give as much as you’d like. Next, you can pick from a variety of fun holiday designs to make your electronic gift even more fun. And the best part is that they can be sent instantly to anyone’s electronic mail box so it makes a great last minute gift too.
9. SoHo Easels
SoHo Urban Artists Easels are the only free standing easels that operate like a great working email, but are beautifully built to look like a display easel. Available in either an A-frame style or a H-frame style, SoHo Easels look great in every home and are adjustable to make painting incredibly enjoyable.
if you’re shopping and just looking for a simple gift, a Union Square Drawing pad might be everything you’re looking for. Made with heavy-duty drawing paper, mixed media drawing paper or incredibly smooth paper, these pads are perfect for sitting down inside on a cold day and just sketching your heart out.