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Birthday Gift Ideas For Women: The Artist

Woman painting

Have a friend, mom or spouse who loves painting or drawing?

Me too!

In this edition of our gift-giving guides, I’ll give you 14 amazing gift ideas for your aspiring hobby-artist recipient.

A big part of getting ahold of the perfect present is to always cater to interests that matter to them. And trust me, they don’t need to be any good for these gifts to be great —

in fact, they don’t even need to have started their artistic journey yet, maybe they’ve just been talking about it for a while!

Alright enough chit-chat, let me show you what I got cookin’

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Gift her a real good time with a wine and painting night!

Almost all cities tend to have a studio that will regularly host wine and paint nights, and it is a load of fun for a chill night "out".

Get the girlies together, cover her fee and booze and go paint with a glass of wine, or two or three.

The best part is: she doesn't need to be a good painter to enjoy it and neither do you!

... live far away from a studio? Arrange it at home!

Group of women paint on canvas and drinking white wine during party at home

Capture her doing something she loves by gifting a professional photoshoot!

Did you know almost nobody has photos of them partaking in their hobby, or something they love?

Change that!

Arrange a photoshoot with a professional photographer, or a semi-professional photography friend where she's either in her studio, painting outdoors or just vibing with a pen and paper.

cropped view of professional male photographer with digital photo camera in photo studio

Gift her a personalized sketchbook that she wont be able to put down

Get a custom-made personalized sketchbook with her name engraved.

These look cute on the bookshelf and make easy sketches so much more intuitive and motivating!


Help her on her journeys by gifting her a travel sketch kit!

Make sure she can take her hobby on the go by getting her a travel sketch kit like this one!

No more boring plane rides.

Or trains, for you eco-friendly Europeans.

Man drawing an airplane with ink on his sketchbook while waiting at the airport

Cater to every artists wet dream and gift her a high-quality drawing pencils set.

Art supplies can be pricy for a hobby artist to keep up with because although they don't cost much outright, things like drawing pencils need to be constantly replaced.

So help her out and get her a high-quality drawing pencil set like this one!

graphite pencil on hand-drawn academic drawing

Gift her a paint-set in whichever form she'll love the most

Get her a paint-set in whatever her preferred method of artistry is, or maybe something she's mentioned that she has wanted to try?

There are a million ways to paint and get creative out there, but the most common ones will be:






Paint brush in clay jug and art painter tool on abstract background texture. Paintbrush painting

Go all out and gift her a Wacom drawing tablet!

Want to treat her real damn nice? Maybe you're going in with the girlies or siblings?

Then I got the greatest gift you could possible get her right here:

A Wacom drawing tablet.

The price range goes all the way from $50 to like $4000, so find one your price range and she'll love you forever!

Personally I know that the Wacom Intuos is a great option from its price.

Graphic tablet with pen, close-up photo.

Add that extra bit of personalized touch and keep her dry with a personalized apron

If she likes to paint at all, she'll probably need an apron!

So why not get her a cute, personalized one? They're super fun and easy to get, and it just has that extra splash of love and customization that really makes a good gift stand out.

You can do it on Amazon right here. Don't worry, she does not have to be a teacher to get a customized apron like the product title says. I promise.


Brighten up her mood and space with a daylight spectrum desk lamp

Get her a desk lamp with a daylight spectrum so that she can focus on her work regardless of what time it is.

Fun fact: these lamps also help with anxiety!


Gift her skill-improvement in its purest form: a good ol' fashioned artclass

Especially if she's in the starting stages, signing her up for an art class or workshop either online or in person can be a great gift!

This is something that people are often hesitant to do themselves, but is such a valuable and exciting way to engage with their skills!

group of male and female adult students in aprons painting together on easels in art class

Help her nail that perfect color distribution by gifting her a color wheel with mixing guides

Get her a color wheel with a mixing guide like this one!

It's a really useful tool to have for any painter.

However, it's really cheap so I'd recommend getting it in conjunction with something else; either on this list or... a bottle of wine?

I just love mixing wine and painting okay.

Sue me.

Blonde focused designer working at her desk holding a colour wheel in creative office

Keep it simple: gift her as many stretched canvas in different sizes you can muster

Just get her a bunch of canvas in various sizes she can knock herself loose on!

For this one, I recommend you either go to your local department store that sells art supplies, or Dickblick.

Empty horizontal canvas on wooden easel in modern and cozy room. Canvas mock up

Make her laugh! .... or alternatively cover her head in embarrassed joy with a customized jigsaw puzzle based on her paintings

Okay, I've done this one twice and I can guarantee you that it works. Even if she's ashamed of her paintings (because all artists are for some reason) she'll at least laugh!

Go over to Shutterfly, upload your favorite painting or drawing of hers, and make a custom-made jigsaw puzzle from her art!

Now if that's not creative and personal I don't know.


Jigsaw puzzle

Gift her the best high-end drawing pen on the market: the illustrious Rotring

Get her the nicest high-end drawing mechanical pencil on the market: a Rotring.

Combine it with a sketchbook and you got a whole little set going that she's sure to make lots of use from.



And There You Have It! 14 Amazing Birthday Gift Ideas For Women: Aspiring Artist Edition!

No matter what type of gift you decide to give for her upcoming birthday, the most important thing is that it comes from the heart.

Whether you pick one of our recommendations or come up with something entirely unique on your own, just try your best to show some interest in her hobbies and you'll already be doing great.

Need gift ideas for someone else? Check out our other gift-giving guides right here.

Good luck!




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