Do you have a professional artist in your life? If so, it can be difficult knowing exactly what to present to them as a gift since surely they have everything they need, right? Wrong! In this article, we will discuss the best gifts for a professional artist, as there is always something that they will be more than thrilled to receive.
- Supplies, Supplies, Supplies!
A professional artist, especially one that draws by hand, will always be in need of supplies. These can include charcoal pencils, acrylic paint sets, brushes, sketchbooks, even tape! Of course, the type of supplies he or she uses for their professional artwork will vary according to their chosen art form.
One word of advice: If you do decide to help your beloved professional artist restock their supply list, you may want to ask them what they prefer to use (be casual about asking if you hope to surprise them!) just in case they are picky. If it’s appropriate, you may even catch a glimpse of their supplies and purchase a replacement for when they run out of what they currently have.
2. Something to Blow Off Steam
If your intended giftee is a professional artist, it’s likely that at some point they will want to enjoy an artistic activity that is purely for fun. Therefore, one of the best gifts for a professional artist could be a kit or item belonging to another artistic venture! Perhaps your painter would enjoy receiving a coloring book, or a new gardening set. Or maybe your professional ballerina or belly dancer really enjoys cross-stitching in their spare time. They have already shown that they enjoy art, but giving your giftee something to help them enjoy themselves will surely be appreciated.
3. Something to Aid Them in Progressing
There is always room to grow, and this is also true for the professional artist. Perhaps you have heard of continuing education classes for those with certifications and professional licenses. Of the same vein, a professional artist can always grow within their field – and helping them with this can be something that they really appreciate! For example, perhaps your professional artist has expressed their desire to learn a certain technique or the opportunity to learn with a colleague of theirs. Surprising them with a paid-for class or even a new item to help them in their field, such as an easel, etc., could be just what they need to grow.
4. Something Practical
Let’s face it – sometimes we just aren’t sure what to give the professional artist that they can use as well as appreciate for sentimental value. When in doubt, there is nothing wrong with asking them straight out for a tip. If you really want to see their surprised face, you can offer them a gift card to their favorite shop to purchase supplies or even to their favorite restaurant! Either way, a gift card will give them the ability to select just what they desire or need while still being able to be touched by your thoughtfulness.