Christmas Gift Ideas for Creatives

Hands up if you’ve not even thought about buying Christmas presents yet…? No, I haven’t startedย either! However with the 25th edging closer, I thought I’d post a few suggestions for what to buy the creative in your life this Christmas. Maybe it’s for a creative friend, loved one or yourself – they/you deserve it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Christmas Gift Ideas for Creatives

Christmas Gift Ideas For Creatives

Looking for something they can get creative with but don’t want to insult them by buying felt tips or colouring crayons? Winsor & Newton have just released some amazing pigment markers which will keep any creative happy. They look like a pen, but they work like paint – don’t forgetย to buy a blender marker though! Check out my blog post for more on how the Pigment Markers work.

If you don’t think paint is their thing, maybe a calligraphy class or screen printing workshop will satisfy their need to getย their hands dirty?

Christmas Gifts for creativesWinsor & Newton Pigment Markers – Set of 12 ยฃ59.99 or ยฃ4.99 per marker (and don’t forget the blender!)

Want a gift that keeps giving? Well with a magazine subscription fromยย you’ll get just that – a magazine delivered to their door throughout the year. I have subscriptions toย Computer Arts, Wallpaperย andย Porter magazine, all are great reads for creatives! (And when I’m finished reading them I make them into collages too – the fun continues!)

Christmas Gifts for creativesMagazine subscriptions available fromยย – starting from ยฃ9.95

Whilst we’re on the subject of reading… what about a book? After seeing him talk at Offset LDN 2015 I can guarantee that Vince Frost’sย Design Your Life: Applying Design Principles to Your Lifeย wouldย go down well (I received it as a leaving present from my studio). My other recommendations include:ย How to use graphic design toย ,ย It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Beย ,ย Make enemies & gain fansย ,ย Make Your Own Luck: A DIY Attitude to Graphic Design and Illustrationย (Feel free to send me any of those in the post pleaseandthanks)

Christmas Gifts for creatives
Vince Frost’s Design Your Life – ยฃ16.59 from Amazon

In this digital age, having printed photos is becoming a rarity but don’t let that stop your creative loved one: buy them a Lomography camera! I bought Jack the Konstructor last Christmas (it’s out of stock now), but there are so many quirky cameras to choose from – will you choose a Fish eye, ย Diana mini or La Sardina maybe?

Christmas Gifts for creativesLomography Cameras (Konstructor, Pink Fish Eye, Black La Sardina and Gold Diana F+) – startingย at ยฃ39.99 from Lomography

And last but not least, because what’s Christmas without a pair of socks? Everyone will/should get at least 1 pair of socks, so why not make them a cool pair? Chatty Feet have some really fun designs ranging fromย cartoon characters and cute monsters to royalty (Kate Middle-toe) andย artists. Thinkย Andy Sock-hole (Warhol), Feetasso (Picasso) or Frida Callus (Kahlo) for the creative in your life:

Christmas Gifts for creatives
Christmas Gifts for creatives
Frida Callus – ยฃ7.50 from Chatty Feet

So I hope that gave you a couple of ideas – I tried to cover a range of budgets. I’m 99.9% sure that any creative would love to unwrap any of those gifts this Christmas, so what are you waiting for? Get ordering because otherwise you’ll miss Santa’s post!

Let me know what you’ll be keeping your fingers crossedย for under the tree – I’m hoping for a screen printing kit ๐Ÿ™‚


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Christmas Gift Ideas For Creatives

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