The holidays are upon us, and we’re all looking for a little something special to pop into a stocking or send in the mail to our favorite artists. Maybe you need to give your own friends and loved ones a little nudge in the right direction. Check out these fun finds from Amazon that are currently all under $25 with free Prime shipping. Have the items gift wrapped for a nominal fee and save your time for enjoying this season of light!
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#1 – Collage Frame
From swatch cards to masterpieces to happy mail, brighten your painting area with this unusual frame that can hold up to 30 small pieces of art. 3 colors available.
#2 – Lead Holder Set
This Koh-I-Noor clutch pencil/lead holder gift set includes the multi-colored lead holder and a Faber Castell dustless eraser as well as a variety of graphite, charcoal and magic lead. Great for underdrawing and value sketches. 5.6 mm thick leads can be pointed with the cap on the holder or sharpened in a traditional hand-held sharpener.
#3 – Paint Storage Tin
Store your extra paint pans securely or create your own master palette. Magnetic tape and either half or full pans included with tin. Several different lid styles.
This unusual hand-sized porcelain palette allows the artist to mix several small washes of color and see them together in an organic way.
Chock full of inspiration, tips, and reference, Gordon Mackenzie’s newest book is a treasure chest for watercolorists. (click here to read Gordon’s artist feature on Doodlewash!).
#6 – Travel Paintbrush
Popular sized travel brush (size 6 round) that ticks all the boxes–full capacity, good snap, sharp point, and a protective cap. This weasel brush is a cult favorite that consistently gets rave reviews.
Featherweight pen with a superfine nib feels like a brush in your hand, but writes like a cross between a technical and fountain pen. Refillable with either ink or converter, included ink is waterproof. Choose “buy all three” to get extra ink cartridges and converter. I already own two of these and wouldn’t be disappointed to find a third in my stocking.
Give your favorite artist the gift of color — all 238 of them — with the beloved Daniel Smith Dot Card Set. Dots contain enough paint for a small painting, and allow your favorite artist to try before they buy. Want a little more paint? The Daniel Smith Primary Triad set offers three full sized tubes in Perylene Red, Hansa Yellow Medium, and French Ultramarine Blue.
Ten 9″ x 12″ boards are a delight to paint on because they won’t buckle or warp and can be easily framed. Cut down to any size with a razor knife without affecting performance. Montval watercolor paper on top surface.
A compact caddy with dividers for storing a collection of watercolor paint tubes or bottles. Paint tray included. Help your artist corral their collection with this nifty storage option.
What are you hoping for under the tree? Do any of these suggestions look like something you’d like to receive? Talk to me in the comments!Recommended3 recommendationsPublished in
I’m a science and math educator who has been creating since childhood. I picked up watercolor four years ago and have been on a grand exploration discovering its playful and enigmatic personality. Follow my adventure on Instagram!