I know I have a lot of readers who are writers, quilters, crafters, and artists, so maybe pass this list on to your significant others so they know what to get you. 😉
As a frugalista, I look for deep savings, but as an artist, I never skimp on quality. I’d rather pay more for good quality supplies, tools, or software, than look for rock bottom prices.
They say a craftsman is only as good as his tools. I believe this wholeheartedly.
Here are my picks for the creative person on your list.
PS Don’t forget to email me if you have a book you’d like me to showcase on December 1.
• Work light This one has great reviews.
• Adjustable sit/stand desk I used to stand a lot because of back issues. I used books to prop up my computer. Wish I’d had this instead, so I could sit or stand as needed.
• Scrivener This is a download for Mac or PC. I haven’t used it to format a book, but I’m told Scrivener makes it much easier.
• RCA Viking Pro I had to look at this twice. I couldn’t believe how cheap it was compared to the others and it has great reviews too. I might give this some serious thought.
• Apple Macbook Pro I haven’t forgotten you Mac fanatics. 🙂
• Leather Bound Journal This one has a Celtic griffin
• Spirit of Flight Notebook I like this one too.
• Stained Glass Journal One more because they’re just so beautiful.
• Calligraphy Set This is one of those fanciful gifts that’s sure to please the artist’s soul.
• Sealing Wax Brass Kit I thought this was kind of unique for those who like that Old World look.
• Writing Set Beautiful instruments for those who like to write by hand or do calligraphy.
• Lap Desk These are handy when you’re sitting on the sofa or outdoors. This one has a lot more doodads than the one I have.
• Quilting Fabric Jaja Batiks Pack My mother is a quilter, but I had no idea they had these little squares already cut for you. Here I thought she cut everything by hand. 🙂
• Quilting Fabric Berry Delights
• Self-Healing Cutting Mat
• Cross Stitch Kitty
• Needlepoint Thread This brings back memories. My mom taught me to needlepoint as soon as I was old enough to stab myself with a needle. Every Sunday we’d go to this store and pick up a new design printed on white linen. I got pretty good at it, but I didn’t really have the passion for it that she did.
• 12 Paper Edger Scissors
• Gel Pens
• Jewelry Making Tool Kit
• 50 pc Assorted Wood Beads
My super power is oil painting. Greg has been bugging me to do a painting of Tank and I guess it’s time. If you’re serious about painting, I suggest Winsor & Newton or Winton. Grumbacher is also a dependable brand. If you know someone who’s always want to try his hand at painting, starter kits are great.
• Winton Starter Kit
• Filbert (flat) paint brush set I prefer hog bristle brushes for my flats. I think they retain their shape better.
• Round paint brush set I like sable brushes for my rounds.
• Aluminum Easel This one is especially nice because it tilts flat for doing watercolors as well.
• Canvas Panels If you want the artist in your life to love you, get her a stack of canvas panels.
• Watercolor Paint I’m not an expert on watercolors, but I liked Holbein when I tried it.
• Watercolor Palette
• Oil Painting Palette Yes, you can use something like this, but I prefer a thick sheet of glass. I guess this makes a better looking gift than a sheet of glass. 🙂
• Pastel Set I love working with pastels. This is a nice starter set.
• Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint I like the Apple Barrel brand. It’s got great coverage.
• Sketchbook 2-pack!
• Charcoal Sticks I probably learned more about drawing from using charcoal sticks than anything else.
• Corel Painter Let’s not forget the digital artist. Corel is a must-have program for digital artists.
• Photo Scanner Another must-have for the digital artist.
I hope I gave you some good ideas for your creatives’ gift list. What else would you recommend for an artsy friend or family member?