Artsy people are those that you usually see drawing, painting or doing crafty stuff (obviously). They love it so they can’t help themselves.
It gives them pleasure and peace of mind. Some of them have an art background, but most of them actually don’t and aren’t particularly worried or annoyed about it. It’s their hobby and their stress relief to everyday life’s problems.
This is my list of suggestions just in case you know any artsy/crafty person, and would like to give them something nice for the Holidays.
1. Noote – Custom Brick Notebook
A Notebook is something most of us appreciate, but to an artsy, it is pure gold. They represent endless creative moments. From scrapbooking to collage or doodles, there’s a sea of possibilities right there.
This one is a favorite of mine. It’s a Portuguese product (hurray!), and the awesomeness of this notebook is that you can choose your own design or pick one from their collection without additional costs.
Besides, it’s one of those do it your self, kind of product. The person will have to assemble it herself. Cool, right?
So you will provide twice the fun (and possibly receive twice the love).
It will cost you something between 37 to 49 euros (plus shipping), depending on having bricks just on one or both sides.
2. Game of Thrones’ coloring book
Well, you have to consider this present as a must get. Get one for yourself and me, while you’re at it.
And if your friend has never seen it or is one of those people who say that they don’t “see what’s the big deal about it,” end that friendship right now. If you are the one that is a nonbeliever, well, SHAME!
Joking aside, a coloring book is an excellent way to relax and be creative at the same time. You can consider more conventional options or choose another theme like Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter or Doctor Who.
You can find multiple choices at Book Depository. This particular one costs around 12 euros with free worldwide shipping.
3. Canvas bag XL
Everyone needs a bag to put their favorite everyday stuff in it. Artsy people need them even more. The amount of things a person carries every day is typically doubled or three times more if they have a crafty hobby.
They will usually carry at least one notebook (to sketch or take notes), a fancy pen or pencil and a couple of more utensils like coloring pencils, rulers and probably something peculiar like a compass.
This is why a canvas bag can be a lifesaver since it will keep all things organized into one single place. That way you won’t lose half your life searching for items inside your backpack/purse. The ladies know precisely what I’m talking about here.
You can order this ironic, funny bag at Studio Stationary’s website, and pay 7 euros plus shipping.
4. Possessive Pencils
A pencil. Such a small and un-personal present… but a very useful one.
It’s more likely that your friend has many pencils, even if he/she prefers other activities that don’t necessarily involve drawing or painting.
A pencil is a must go when it comes to doing quick drafts, mind maps or even, lists (am I the only one who still does them with pencil and paper?).
Then, if you choose a funny, customized pencil (or several like in this case), it will surely make someone smile.
I suggest these ones from Studio Stationary because we all are a little possessive about our favorite stuff, right? So why not show it funnily?
They will cost you around 7 euros plus shipping.
5. Workshoped box
I never got a workshop voucher as a gift, but in my opinion, it’s an exciting and different idea.
Still, when purchasing a workshop’s voucher you have to consider: 1) if the person likes the subject or, at least, is willing to give it a try; and 2) if the schedule and date are flexible or can be altered.
But, since most of the times, we don’t know how someone else’s agenda is going to play out, I have come across an alternative. What if, instead of a voucher you could send the workshop directly to their home? That’s right.
You can fill in some information, and a surprise workshop box will be sent out to your friend with all the necessary supplies to complete the entire activity.
You can buy a one-time surprise box for between 16 and 19 euros, from Workshoped. If you want to receive/send more than one, you will pay from 48 to 170euros (plus shipping).
6. DIY Paperlamp
This is a very cool alternative for a present. It takes origami and makes it useful and utilitarian.
Plus you’ll be offering a DIY lamp. How cool is that? Even if your friend doesn’t need a lamp, I’m sure it will be treasured for being different and for being put together by the owner.
You can choose from several different animals, and each one will cost you around 27 euros plus shipping.
This is the last post where I recommend holiday presents for creative people, but feel free to let me know your opinion and other suggestions you might have.
PS: As I’ve mentioned before, if you buy my suggestions from Book Depository, they will give me a small fee due to affiliate links. So be a pall and do that (seriously, I need the money to buy Christmas presents too).
Also published on Medium.