When we think about living a creative life and raising a creative family, for many of us our first thoughts go to our children. But what about the creative adults in our lives – our partners, family, and friends? What about creative gifts for *gasp* YOU? Well, today we’re super happy to be sharing gifts to make, buy, and read for creative adults – with a special section just for the guys! And though we’re calling this first part gifts for women, we know that many men out there would be happy to receive some of these gifts as well! We know our loved ones couldn’t go wrong with any of the amazing subscriptions we’ve rounded up (and we’re not talking magazines here!)
Our disclaimer – we know these gifts range in prices and certainly aren’t saying you should purchase them all – this is just a creative starting point! Also, some of these items include affiliate links – that means we get a small commission if you make a purchase that we use to keep Crafting Connections up, running, and remaining awesome (and ad free!) Thanks for your support!
So without further ado, here are 20 Gifts for Creatives!
DIY Wool Felt Ball Coasters + Homemade Beeswax Candles + French Knot Constellation Embroidery + Color Block Infinity Scarf + Homemade Vanilla Extract + Tube Bead Necklace + Wood & Leather Magazine Holder + Arm Knit Throw
Since these gifts aren’t of the traditional put-it-in-a-box variety, we thought we’d explain a bit!
1. The Sketchbook Project
Sometimes a little inspiration (or kick in the pants) is what creatives need. An entry into the sketchbook project can be just the thing to light the fire of a fellow creative and get them working in a new direction! Each completed sketchbook is housed in the Brooklyn Art Library and are available digitally as well – neat!
2. Holstee Manifesto Poster
With words like, “Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating.” This would be a welcome, inspiring, addition to any creative’s wall!
3. Quarterly Co. Subscription
Keep inspiration pouring in throughout the year with a curated subscription. Perhaps the person you are buying for would like a quirky box curated by Mark Frauenfelder (editor of MAKE magazine). If their creative studio is their kitchen, they might love this box curated by Food52. Or peruse the Best of Quarterly for individual packages for both creative women and men!
4. CreativeBug Classes Gift Subscription
If the creative in your life loves learning new skills like sewing, quilting, jewelry making, or paper crafts then CreativeBug classes may be just the thing. These are high-quality online courses taught by experts that you can view anywhere (even on your smartphone – yay!)
A Year of Mornings + Handmade Winter + A Collection a Day + Creative Block + What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions + Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
We promised a special section on men. Why? Well, if the creative men in your life are anything like ours, requests for gift ideas often result in blank stares. Yes, we too sometimes struggle with finding that great gift – but not this year! We did an extra mini-roundup of gifts for the guys in your life (and ours!)
So without further ado, here are 12 Gifts for Creative Guys!
So these are a few gifts we will be turning to for the grown-ups in our lives – for holidays and birthdays – how about you? What would you add to our list? Leave a comment below!
Looking for more ideas? We have loads more over on Pinterest (click to see more), including Gifts for Creative Kids, Gifts for Creatives (Him & Her), Toys to Make & Give, and Handmade Gifts for Everyone – and we’re adding to these boards every day!