2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Artists > It’s never difficult to find a gift for the artist in your life – even if it seems like they have every single art supply, there’s always something new to try! This list has it all: gorgeous frames, beautiful paints, and even a cute art-themed ornament. And if you’re anything like me, a few of these might make it into your cart as gifts for yourself, as well.
#1. Hand-carved Frames
Showcase your artwork with a hand-crafted custom-made frame from FrameCraft. Frames crafted with traditional techniques in mahogany, walnut and oak. Priced from $200-$1,000 at FrameCraft.us. Email [email protected] for a custom consultation.
#2. Easels, Pochade Boxes and Sketch Binders
From Edge Gear, the hand-crafted large, medium and small PaintBook portable easel. Starting at $354 at edgeprogear.com, or email . [email protected]
The New Wave u.go Plein Air Anywhere Pochade is the perfect plein air accompaniment. Crack-proof, chip-proof, and non-yellowing. Priced at $228.21 at dickblick.com.
The Blick French Easel by Jullian combines a full box, easel, and canvas carrier all in one for $129.99 at dickblick.com.
Give the gift of sketching on the go! The SketchBuddyTM Binder V2.0 Holiday Gift Set comes with the Binder, Pencil Caddy, Window Pocket and Composition Finder. Use code PASB2 to get this set for $49 — a savings of $36 — at judsonsart.com.
#3. For the Oil Painter
The Williamsburg Oil Colors Landscape Set is excellent for producing the variety of colors found outdoors, priced at $52.49. Visit williamsburgoils.com for more information.
The Williamsburg Oil Colors Modern Set is ideal for exploring the bright colors in the Williamsburg palette, priced at $64.79. Visit williamsburgoils.com for more information.
An exceptional value for artists of all levels, the Blick Artists’ Oil Color Set includes eight 1.35 oz (40 ml) tubes for $71.99 at dickblick.com.
Ideal for capturing the light en plein air, Utrecht Artists’ Oil Paint Landscape Set is available for $75.99 at dickblick.com.
Never waste your paint with Camille Przewodek’s Paint-Saver Palette Kit. Ideal for plein air, clip-on surface stores in the freezer. $89 at finearttech.com.
Bristle Magic is an eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaner that restores brushes — like magic! $8.02-$63.10 at bristlemagic.net; email , call 707.779.9317, or ask for it at your favorite Art Supply Store! [email protected]
#4. For the Watercolorist
Custom High Chroma Watercolor Sets mixed individually by hand and formulated for maximum pigmentation. $60-$360 at nancyandrukolson.com, email or call 702.499.3966. [email protected]
The Daniel Smith Watercolor Half Pan Set contains cool and warm primary colors, a secondary green, and four earth colors, with 12 empty half pans to add your own colors. Priced at $62.90 at dickblick.com.
The vivacious colors of the Sennelier French Artists’ Watercolor Travel Set were inspired by the original French Impressionists’ palette. $68.17 at dickblick.com.
The QoR Artist Watercolors Mini 12-pan Set is full of deep, rich colors priced at $99.99. Visit qorcolors.com for more information.
Take your favorite brushes wherever your creative journey leads with the for $53.99 at dickblick.com. Princeton Neptune Series 4750 Synthetic Squirrel Round Travel Brush Set
#5. For the Acrylic Artist
GOLDEN OPEN Slow-Drying Acrylic Landscape Set is an ideal outdoor painting palette with eight colors plus OPEN Thinner, priced at $57.29. Visit goldenpaints.com for more information.
#6. For the Drawing Student
The Casey Baugh “Bubble Effect” Charcoal Kit has everything you need to create the effect! 10-supply kit for $117 at edgeprogear.com, or email . [email protected]
#7. For the Pastelist
Sennelier’s Soft Pastel Set in Landscape Colors contains only the purest pigments with minimal amounts of natural binders. Priced at $90.06 at dickblick.com.
The Blick Utility Apron offers all-day comfort and heavy-duty protection against splatters, stains, and dust for $23.99 at dickblick.com.
#8. For the Art Patron
See the best of the best in plein air painting with the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show 20th Anniversary Book $60. Email for more info or to order. [email protected]
Show off your love for the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association with the LPAPA Travel Mug $18. Email for more info or to order. [email protected]
Celebrate with the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association’s Holiday Cheer set $48. Two stemless wine glasses, bamboo cheese board & knife, and palette ornament. Email for more info or to order. [email protected]
#9. Gifts from PleinAir Magazine
We couldn’t find the perfect painter’s apron, so we made our own! Adjustable ties and deep pockets. PleinAir Magazine Pocket Apron, $35.00 at OutdoorPainter.com/apron.
Unlike other red lenses, these Paint by Note Value Specs $26.95 are specially created to remove all colors so you can see the notes, or values, in any scene or photo. Once you look through these, you may be surprised how far off your perceived value notes were!
Never lose your brushes with the Easel Brush Clip. Simply clip it to the side of your easel, studio or plein air! $19.97 for one, $34.97 for two, $45.97 for three at easelbrushclip.com.
#10. Art Magazine Subscriptions
Click here to order a gift subscription to Fine Art Connoisseur or PleinAir Magazine
#11. Art Video Workshops on How to Draw and/or Paint
With hundreds of hours of painting instruction available on DVD or digital download through PaintTube.tv you’ll find endless possibilities for learning how to paint any subject.
#12. For the EXTRA Special ~ Plein Air Convention & Expo Tickets