We are guessing that you’ve arrived here because, between boring sketchbooks and pencils that you have no real idea about, you’re struggling to find an interesting gift for the sketch artist in your life.
Whether you are someone who has just nodded along every time they’ve started talking about sketching or even someone who enjoys sketching themselves but is stuck for creative ideas, this list is sure to be of great help to you.
Sketching is a beautiful hobby and here we have some gifts for sketch artists that can match this beauty!
Unique Gifts for Sketch Artists
If you are looking for a really great quality, stylish sketchbook, this is the one!
With over 96 thick sheets that are perforated to allow for easy removal, it is equipped for both masterpieces and mistakes. It is super affordable at less than $12, despite its high quality, and has a really nice cover design which makes it a lovely gift to present. It is also a hardback book which any sketch artist will tell you is way more satisfying to write and display work in.
If you are not a sketch artist, it might even tempt you to pick up a pencil and draw!
Sketching and fashion design go together like peanut butter and jelly!
It is certain that a fashion orientated sketchbook is sure to be a hit with many sketch artists. This one is a great option for both artists looking to get into fashion sketching and artists who are well experienced in it. It is filled with figure templates that are easy to use and quite faintly drawn meaning that you can draw around them as your creativity sees fit.
It is also full of fashion information that is sure to get any sketch artist inspired to create some beautiful looks.
This gift is a great option if you are looking for a little something that you can package in a cute box and be sure to put a smile on any sketch artist’s face.
This cool pencil shaped pin is super intricate and works well on the lapels of a shirt as well as on rucksacks, denim jackets or pretty much anywhere else a sketch artist wants to add a bit of personality!
It’s a great size- definitely a conversation starter but not too large that some people might not like to wear it.
Though a little more expensive than most of the options on our list at just under $30, these sketching wallets are well worth the price and make awesome, unique gifts for sketch artists.
It appears, when closed, almost as a normal wallet with a sleek and stylish look. Then, when it is opened, it becomes clear that this wallet is the perfect sketch artist’s travel companion.
It’s really compact and comes with an A5 sketchpad as well as a great range of sketching pencils to suit any preference- from charcoal pencils to water soluble sketching pencils.
If you are looking for a gift for someone who has only quite recently developed a love of sketching or someone who would probably describe themselves as an intermediate sketcher, this book is a brilliant gift idea.
Not only does it cover a huge range of subject matter- from landscapes to people and animals- but each part of the book is thorough in its exploration. This certainly makes a lovely present for a sketch artist who wants to gain confidence in their abilities and to progress.
Maybe you could even offer to learn to sketch with them!
Yes, this makes a great gift for kids who love to sketch but it’s also a comical and super fun gift idea for adult sketch artists too.
There is something about an Etch a Sketch that brings out a huge sense of competition in an artist! It could be how satisfying it is when you complete something on one… This is a great gift idea that would take anyone back to the origins of their love of sketching through some good old nostalgia!
What’s more, the Etch a Sketch provides another tool (or another challenge) that a sketch artist can use to develop their skills.
A similarly humorous gift idea, that is ideal for younger sketch artists or those with families, is this hilarious Pigcasso game.
Since this game involves sketching using a pen holder that is shaped a pig’s nose and goes around your face, this is finally a sketching game that artists will not win so easily! You can pack it up compactly, so it is a great game to take with you for rainy days on vacation.
Overall, it is just a really fun, creative game idea that might give some well needed respite from working on a particularly difficult sketch!
Another must buy gift for those sketch artists who are just starting out is this full sketching art set.
There is nothing essential that sketch artist could possibly wish for that is missing from this kit! As well as tools and a great range of materials (including charcoal, pastel and graphite) this set even includes a wooden mannequin. These are often super helpful to sketch artists as they can be manipulated into different positions and this allows the sketch artist to draw people more accurately.
At under $30, this is an incredible gift!
This gift also has a comical element to it but is really a hugely practical gift idea.
These foot hammocks make great gifts for sketch artists because, if there is one thing that everyone knows about sketching, it’s that it takes a lot of sitting down. This can be set up really easily and is so comfortable to use. I have it in my office and you will never find my feet off it! It is also good for your blood circulation.
Just be aware that the sketch artist in your life will probably be even less likely to leave the art workshop if you buy them this.
The ultimate nemesis of any sketch artist is the smudge… While you can style it out as part of the overall piece, most often accidentally smudging your work means starting completely over.
That’s why a sketch artist will definitely thank you for this gift! It provides support to your hand and wrist and stops you from accidentally touching or smudging what you have already sketched. This one is transparent and really sturdy.
This, again, might be a gift more suitable to beginner or intermediate sketch artists because most sketch artists above that level will likely already have something like this.
11. Samadhi Board: Water Drawing Set for Painting, Sketching & Meditation with Natural Wood Brush & Yogic Stand
This is such a cool and relaxing gift, you might even be tempted to buy one for yourself!
How a Samadhi Board works is that anything that is sketched on it with the bamboo brush slowly fades away as the water you have filled it with evaporates. Not only is it a great way to de-stress but these boards make great gifts for sketch artists because they remind them of the power of imperfection and let them work without the pressure of wanting to create something amazing.
After all, their sketch will only disappear anyway!
Again here, we have a gift idea that would give any stressed-out sketcher in the midst of a project chance for a productive break as well as a reminder of the joys of sketching.
This paper, when scratched, reveals incredible colors and patterns. It works well with several different tools but the ideal tools to use are those included. This item, of course, makes a great gift for kids who love to sketch but also provides any sketcher with a space to experiment and have fun!
With 42 sheets, this will keep any artist going for a while.
Gifts for Every Sketch Artist
We are sure you’ll agree that this ideas list is a comprehensive guide to buying gifts for artists who sketch.
It includes presents for every price budget and every type of sketcher as well as gifts that suit every skill level- from beginners all the way up to professional sketch artists.
So no more plain and boring sketchbooks or pencil collections are necessary! This list encapsulates all the excitement and beauty of sketching.
And hey, after buying, maybe you’ll even develop an interest in trying to sketch out for yourself!