We get it: it can be really hard to find the perfect gift for those you love. Especially when that person is creative — and maybe you’re not — it can feel like a challenging task. Gift ideas for creatives aren’t impossible, though.
Whether your person is a painter, a photographer, a singer, a writer, a digital artist, or has any other creative career or passion, there are certain things every creative person could use. And not only use frequently but actually love.
These are our top 25 helpful, easily accessible (and fun!) gift ideas for every creative in your life.
The Perfect Gift Ideas For Creatives
1. A gift certificate to a local art supply store
This is a great way to help the creative in your life stock up on supplies for their hobby or career.
2. A new set of paints or other art supplies
If you know what type of art the creative in your life enjoys, you can gift them a new set of supplies to help them create even more beautiful pieces.
3. A gift card to a local crafting store
For the crafter in your life, a gift card will allow them to choose their own project supplies and maybe even try out something new!
4. A subscription to a creative magazine
Coming from a creative, this is a great idea. It’s an excellent way to keep the creative in your life inspired and up-to-date on trends. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
5. A how-to book on a new type of art
For the creative who is always looking to try something new, a how-to book can be a great gift that keeps on giving.
6. An online course on a creative topic
Whether your creative loved one wants to learn more about photography, web design, or another topic, an online course can be a great way for them to further their skills.
7. A software program or app related to their hobby
If the creative in your life enjoys digital artwork or photography, gifting them a new software program or app can help them take their work to the next level.
8. A set of blank journals
Perfect for the writer or artist in your life, a set of blank journals gives them a place to capture their ideas and creative musings.
9. A gift card to their favorite coffee shop
For the creative who needs a little caffeine boost to get their ideas flowing, a gift card to their favorite coffee shop is always appreciated.
10. A new mug or water bottle
Help the creative in your life stay hydrated while they work with a new mug or water bottle that they can keep at their desk.
11. A comfy chair or stool
Because let’s face it, creatives can spend a lot of time sitting down, so a comfy chair or stool is a must-have for any workspace.
12. A nice set of pens or pencils
For the artist or writer in your life, a new set of pens or pencils is always a welcome gift.
13. A pretty notebook
Another great gift for the writer or artist in your life is a pretty notebook that can inspire them to create something beautiful.
14. A set of blank note cards
Perfect for the creative who loves to send snail mail, a set of blank note cards gives them a place to showcase their artwork or handwriting.
15. A new planner
For the creative who likes to keep track of their ideas and projects, a new planner can be a lifesaver.
16. A desk calendar
This is a great gift for the creative who likes to have a visual representation of their tasks and deadlines.
17. A set of post-it notes
The perfect gift for the forgetful creative, a set of post-it notes can help them keep track of their ideas.
18. A whiteboard or chalkboard
Another great gift for the forgetful creative is a whiteboard or chalkboard that can serve as a place to write down ideas so they don’t disappear into thin air.
19. A motivational print or poster
For the creative who needs a little inspiration, a motivational print or poster is always appreciated.
20. A fun office supply
From paper clips shaped like dinosaurs to washi tape in every pattern imaginable, a fun office supply is a great way to add a little personality to any workspace.
21. A succulent or another plant
For the creative who likes to have a bit of greenery in their workspace, a succulent or other small plant is the perfect gift.
22. A scented candle
This is a great gift for the creative who likes to have a calming atmosphere while they work.
23. A diffuser and essential oils
Another gift for the creative who enjoys a calm workspace, a diffuser and essential oils can help them relax and focus on their projects.
24. Noise-canceling headphones
For the creative who prefers peace and quiet while they work, noise-canceling headphones are a must-have.
25. A gift certificate to their favorite art supply store
For the artist or crafter in your life, a gift certificate to their favorite art supply store is always appreciated.