12 Gifts for Creatives: The Most Sought After and Recommended Gifts of 2021

Nov 11, 2021
Gift guide for creatives

If you are looking for gift ideas for the creative in your life, then look no further! We have compiled a small, curated list of what we consider some of the best gifts that will be sure to please any creative. From artisan supplies to tools to everything in between, we know you'll find something perfect on this gift guide to give to your fellow creatives or *ahem* YOURSELF 😉

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These gift ideas are sure to be the most sought after and recommended gifts this year, so read on for gift inspiration! We think you'll find something for anyone and everyone on this list. I know you're excited to jump in, so without further ado...



1. Handmade Heirloom Journals

These beautiful journals will transport you into a whole other era. Their impeccable craftsmanship and unique designs are sure to set your heart racing. I can already FEEL creativity rushing to my head just from looking at them - imagine what it's like to capture your memories in one of these cuties?!




2. Tripod + Ring Lamp

Canvas is an absolute must-have for anyone that creates online content. This tripod + lamp + phone holder combo will be sure to replace most of your filming set up. And it's SO easy to install and use that filming your creative process will no longer be daunting. Plus, to make it even more appealing, you can grab 10% off your entire order by using PIGEONLETTERS10. Thank me later 😉

Want to see a full unboxing and review? I gotcha covered - head over here.





3. Archival Drawing Pens

I might be biased, but listen - these are THE best drawing pens your artist friends could ask for. Unlike your typical archival pens, TPL monoline pens have a curved tip, making them perfect for drawing. Want proof? Check out how to draw cute plants or mysterious mountains using them.




4. Creative Community Membership

Sometimes, best gifts are not physical things. As artists, it's easy to get isolated and stuck in your own bubble - but it doesn't have to be this way. The Flock is a membership for all types of creatives that offers support, resources and room for growth. Give the gift of community to your friends this season.




5. Crafting Subscription Box

Making something with your own hands can be such a rewarding and relaxing experience. The Crafters Box makes it so easy to start a new project that you will actually enjoy, and they have an amazing selection that will be sure to keep you inspired. On top of that, how about 15% off? Just use PEGGY15 at checkout.




6. How-To Art Books

Expanding your knowledge and creative skillset is a crucial part of evolving and keeping your interest for the arts alive. So, I've compiled a list of art books on alllll sorts of topics. You might want to grab one for yourself, too.




7. Raw Silk Ribbon

It's the little things that count. Paying attention to details can elevate your gift in a blink of an eye. So, why don't you do yourself a favor and grab some exquisite, hand-torn silk ribbons to tie your presents up with? I know you want to.




8. Artist Paintbrushes

Did you know that most art brushes are made out of real animal fur? Instead of supporting animal abuse, choose a cruelty-free, eco-conscious option that will make you love painting again. Join the movement #creativitywithoutbrutality




9. Eco-Friendly Notebooks

Listen, at some point in our lives we've all gone through the frantic purchasing of tons of different notebooks for no specific reason. If you're still in that phase, or you really just love a notebook, why not pick an ethically made one from Archer & Olive?

10. Mimosa Handcrafted Jewelry

If these pieces aren't the most delightful brass creations you've seen this year, you're lying to yourself. I might have one or five hundred of their pieces.


11. Acrylic Wall Calendar

For those of us that love the clarity of planning but do not want to be keeping up with a daily planner, wall calendars are a great alternative. They are easy to use and can be recycled for a very, veeery long time. Also, I am obsessed with them.





12. Pantone Color Chips

A tiny bit of color is sometimes all it takes to bring forth a new idea. Pantone offer a variety of different color chips that are or-so-fun to play around with. What's your next color adventure going to be?




Bonus Gift Idea

You know I couldn't end the list just yet. If you prefer going the more traditional route, why not pick up an elegant, hand-painted ornament? It will be sure to lift your mood up even when the festive season is over (although, truthfully, nothing stops you from spreading joy any time of the year).



I hope you found this list inspiring, don't forget to download the guide here.


This gift guide is perfect for creatives of all levels. Whether you need inspiration for a gift exchange or just want to give a great prezzie (is that embarrassing to say? prezzie? or is it cute? jury's out...)