Hey, we get it: It’s hard to pick out gifts for your artsy friend, right? When you’re shopping for a person who seems to have impeccable taste, and an eye for the best, it’s a little intimidating to find a gift she won’t want to return or bury at the back of her closet. But fret not, because we’ve got you covered.
Check out these gift ideas for the person in your life who always has a creative idea in her head, a pen in her hand, and a few projects in progress.
Written by Abigail Cardi Editor's note: This post is sponsored by Alex and Ani Image: agrove/Flickr Hand Cream
During winter, your friend is probably always in need of a good lotion (aren’t we all?!) Give her the gift of super-soft hands with these adorable hand creams, with packaging is reminiscent of paint tubes.
Lollia Shea Handcremes , $11, Amazon Rock Candy Beaded Bangle
Always original, always expressing her unique personality, your artsy friend will love this colorful bangle by Alex and Ani. Even the simplest accessory can bring illumination to her inner style.
Alex & Ani Beaded Bangle , $29, Amazon Laptop Sleeve
If your friend carries her laptop around, a good laptop sleeve is key. This one comes in a bunch of adorable prints – the black and pink floral is our favorite.
Anchor Sleeve , $40, Amazon Gel Pens
Who said gel pens were only for kids? These pens are adorable and guaranteed to add a new dimension to all your friend’s notebook pages.
Novelty gel ink pens , $9, Amazon Portable Speaker
The ability to take your music with you, without cords, is the best gift you can give any friend. And with five colors and up to eight hours of play time, this one is a great choice.
Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker , $119, Amazon iPhone Case
Your friend is bound to love the beautiful design and pop of gold on this iPhone case. With the added bonus of protecting one of their most beloved objects!
Spigen iPhone Case , $16, Amazon Colored Pencil Set
If your friend is the sketching type, give her this beautiful set of colored pencils. You might not be able to draw anything more sophisticated than a stick figure, but she’ll make good use of them.
Blick Studio Artists’ Colored Pencil Sets , $42, Amazon House Key Bottle Opener
No home appliance should miss the opportunity to be an art form in itself. This bottle opener looks good while also being really, really helpful.
House key bottle opener , $2, Amazon Mac & Cheese Cookbook
It is not possible to tire of mac ‘n cheese (is it?). But your recipient will spice up her life with ideas like bacon Brussels sprouts and breakfast mac, and maybe she’ll make some to share.
Mac & Cheese Cookbook , $13, Amazon Sevenly T-Shirt
Does your recipient like to do good and look good at the same time? Sevenly gives to a new charity each week, and all apparel features a custom design by a new artist.
Sevenly Racerback Tank , $29, Sevenly Organizational System
Everyone needs to organize their creative space. This one is customizable, so sneak a peak at your recipient’s office space and buy accordingly.
Organize-it system , $14, Pottery Barn Teen