Gifts for artists ~ the ultimate Christmas gift guide

Gifts for artists ~ the ultimate Christmas gift guide

Gifts for artists

If you need inspirational gift ideas for artists, but don’t know where to start – read on. We’ve done all the hard work for you and have chosen some of our best sellers and products that your creative friends will love.

Buying gifts for artists has never been easier whether they are total beginners, amateurs, professional artists or young artists. We have creative gifts to suit every budget. Browse our GIFT IDEAS web page here.  

Gifts for artists ~ oil painters

Schmincke Norma oil painting set £55. Perfect gifts for artists.

We sell a whole range of paints and accessories for oil painters from student quality to professional artist oil sets. Sets always make good presents and can offer better value. Water mixable oils are also something to consider as a popular alternative to traditional oil paints. View all of our oil painting sets here.

Sets for oil painters

Schmincke College Oil Paint Set 16 x 35ml. Perfect gifts for artists.
Schmincke College Oil Paint Set £55

Schmincke College oil painting set £55

Sixteen tubes of 35ml student quality oil colours.

Schmincke Norma oil painting set £55

Seven tubes of 35ml professional artist oil colours.

Schmincke Norma oil painting set. Perfect gifts for artists.
Schmincke Norma oil painting set £55

Royal Talens Cobra water mixable oil painting set £44.99

Ten tubes of 40ml professional artist colours.

Cobra water mixable oils sets 10 x 40ml tubes £44.99 Perfect gifts for artists.
Cobra water mixable oils set 10 x 40ml tubes £44.99

Michael Harding oil paints introductory set

Six tubes of 40ml artist oil colours.

Michael Harding Introductory oil painting set. Perfect gifts for artists.
Michael Harding Introductory Set of oil paints £40.95

Williamsburg oil paint set, signature colours ‘The Best Sellers’

Eight tubes of 11ml professional artist colours plus a 37ml titanium white £39.99

Williamsburg Oil Paint Set signature colours £39.99. Perfect gifts for artists.
Williamsburg Oil Paint Set Signature colours £39.99

Oil painting accessories

Palettes

Our large selection of palettes are available in a variety of sizes, made from both wood and Perspex. View our full range of palettes here.

Rosa gallery ergonomic wooden palette

12” x 16” £11.99

Rosa ergonomic palette. Perfect gifts for artists.
Rosa ergonomic palette £11.99

Cappelletto Okoume palette

18” x 23” £28.75

Cappelletto Okoume palette. Perfect gifts for artists.
Cappelletto Okoume palette £28.75

Daler Rowney giant palette knife set £29.95

Daler Rowney Studio Knife collection set £29.95. Perfect gifts for artists.
Daler Rowney Studio Knife collection set £29.95

Metal twin dipper with lids £6.95

Twin dipper with lids and seal £6.95. Perfect gifts for artists.
Twin dipper with lids £6.95

Easels

We have a large selection of easels available online from sturdy studio easels, lightweight field easels and tabletop versions. Giving an easel as a present is both generous and practical. Our Cappelletto easels are all handmade in Northern Italy. View our full range of easels here.

Cappelletto Studio Easel

CS100 KIT Basic £137.00

CS100 Easel from cappelletto. Perfect gifts for artists.
CS100 KIT Basic £137.00

Cappelletto Sketchbox Easel

CC32 Half Size £195.00

CC32 Cappelletto easel. Perfect gifts for artists.
CC32 £195.00

Cappelletto table top easel

CT7 giant H frame £80

CT7 Cappelletto easel. Perfect gifts for artists.
Cappelletto CT 7

Brushes

Giving a beautiful brush is a brilliant gift idea for artists. We sell a huge variety of single brushes and also brush sets, which make excellent presents. Prices range from £2 – £150. Here are our top picks for brushes for oil painters. View the full range of brushes here.

Da Vinci Maestro brushes. Perfect gifts for artists.
Da Vinci Maestro brushes

Da Vinci college brush set

Ten assorted round and flat brushes £19.99

Da Vinci College Brush Assortment in a tin £19.99. Perfect gifts for artists.
Da Vinci College Brush Assortment in a tin £19.99

Da Vinci oil and acrylic brush set

Four shapes for oil and acrylic painting £19.99

Top acyrl Da Vinci brushes. Perfect gifts for artists.
Da Vinci Top acyrl oil and acrylic brush set £19.99

Da Vinci Maestro short flat size 20

Beautiful, single hand made German brush £31.14

Da Vinci brushes. Perfect gifts for artists.
Da Vinci Maestro short flat size 20

Gifts for artists ~ watercolour painters

Art materials for watercolour artists. Perfect gifts for artists.

Watercolour is our most popular medium and watercolour painting sets are a firm favourite at Christmas time. It is such a lasting and considerate gift and one that your friends and loved ones will enjoy enormously.

We also sell single tubes of watercolour, pans and all sorts of accessories and sketchbooks. Read on for our top picks of watercolour sets for amateurs and professionals. View our full range of watercolour sets here.

Sets for watercolour painters

Van Gogh National Gallery watercolour pocket box

Twelve pans and a brush for £16.75

Van Gogh National Gallery watercolour pocket box £16.75. Perfect gifts for artists.
Van Gogh National Gallery watercolour pocket box £16.75

Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolour sketchers pocket box

Twelve half pans £18.30

Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolour sets
Winsor & Newton Cotman Pocket Box watercolour set 12 half pans £18.30
Perfect gifts for artists.
Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolour set 45 half pans £60

Van Gogh National Gallery watercolour tube set

10 x 10ml tubes £19.99

Van Gogh National Gallery watercolour tube set £19.99. Perfect gifts for artists.
Van Gogh National Gallery watercolour tube set £19.99

Daler Rowney mini travel set – the perfect stocking filler gift for an artist of any age!

Ten half pans and a small brush £9.95

Daler Rowney Aquafine watercolour set £9.99. Perfect gifts for artists.
Daler Rowney Aquafine mini travel set only £9.95

Schmincke Horadam ‘watercolour box of delights’ £99

Everything you need to start watercolour painting.  Twelve half pans in a limited edition tin, size 3 travel brush, painting apron and coffee cup, Hahnemuhle block of watercolour paper, Da Vinci brush soap all in a giant pan shaped box!

Schmincke Horadam watercolour box of delights.
Schmincke Box of Delights £99

Royal Talens Van Gogh pocket box metallics and interference watercolours

Twelve half pans of metallic watercolours + size 6 round travel brush   £31.25

Van Gogh irridescent metallics set £31.25.
Royal Talens Van Gogh metallics and inteference pocket box £31.25

Watercolour accessories

Pegasus Art are fine art paper specialists, selling a large variety of handmade watercolour, drawing and printmaking papers. Our selection includes some beautiful papers for watercolour painters. We also sell oil painting paper, pastel paper, packs of card, large sizes of sheet paper and Khadi papers. We stock hundreds of sketchbooks of all sizes and paper weights. It can be daunting to decide which paper to choose for a particular project, but we are here to help you. You might like to read our blog post on art paper: https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/types-of-art-paper.irs

Here are our top picks for watercolour sketchbooks:

Sketchbooks and pads

Goldline watercolour studio pad

100 sheets 200gsm NOT 24 x 32cm £16.99

Goldline watercolour studio pad £16.99.
Goldline watercolour studio pad £16.99

Saunders Waterford Fat Pad

25 sheets of 300gsm HOT pressed watercolour paper also available in rough and NOT surfaces. £36.00

Saunders Waterford Fat Pad.
Saunders Waterford HOT pressed Fat Pad

Handbook Journal Company landscape watercolour sketchbook

3.5” x 8.25”  £15.00

Sketchbooks at Pegasus Art.
Lovely sketchbooks from the Handbook Journal Company

Khadi landscape sketchbook

Handmade in India, lovely sketchbooks available in rough and smooth surfaces 13cm x 32cm £16.80

Khadi Sketchbooks.
Khadi hardback sketchbook £16.80

Easels

Loxley Avon table top box easel

Great price, very practical size and application. £26.75

Loxley tabletop easel £26.75.
Loxley Avon table top box easel £26.75

Danube A2 tabletop easel

Great price and very useful A2 size. £36.00

Cappelletto adjustable drawing board

70cm x 50cm Great investment easel, very high quality. £87.00

Cappelletto adjustable drawing board £87.00. Perfect gifts for artists.
Cappelletto adjustable drawing board £87.00

Gift ideas for artists – Brushes

Da Vinci traditional wash brush with metal drawing tip

A state-of-the-art painting tool designed by German brush makers, Da Vinci. £55.00

Da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci state of the art painting tool £55. Perfect gifts for artists.
Da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci state of the art painting tool £55

Da Vinci Maestro size 11 sable watercolour brush £108

A luxury brush is a great idea for gifts for artists, this handmade brush is made from Siberian Tobolsky Kolinsky Red Sable with a black polished handle.

Da Vinci Maestro size 11 sable watercolour brush. Perfect gifts for artists.
Da Vinci Maestro size 11 sable watercolour brush £108

Da Vinci Casaneo Brush Set

1 x quill round wash brush size 2, 1 x oval pointed size 12, 1 x slanted edge size 10    £52.00

Three beautiful watercolour brushes in a lovely gift box. The Casaneo range is synthetic, made to mimic the superior qualities of squirrel hair. 

Da Vinci Botanical Watercolour Brush Set ~ florals

3 x brushes £27.00

Da Vinci Botanical Florals watercolour brush set £27. Perfect gifts for artists.
Da Vinci Botanical Florals watercolour brush set £27

Gift ideas for acrylic painters 

Fans of acrylic paint and mediums will not be disappointed by our wide range and gifts for artists. There are options to mix and match with Golden products, Cranfield acrylics, Jo Sonja, Daler Rowney, Atelier Interactive, Primacryl, Schmincke and Amsterdam. There are some very good value sets available and here are our top picks for acrylic painters:

Cranfield acrylic set £26.99. Perfect gifts for artists.
Cranfield acrylic set £26.99

Cranfield acrylic paint set

Six 60ml tubes £26.99

Daler Rowney System 3 introductory set

Good quality student quality colours. Ten 22ml tubes £13.88

Daler Rowney System 3 introductory set £13.88. Perfect gifts for artists.
Daler Rowney System 3 acrylic introductory set £13.88

Amsterdam acrylic primary colours set

Five 120ml tubes of student quality paints. £14.99

Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic primary set £14.99. Perfect gifts for artists.
Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic primary set £14.99

Atelier Interactive Tube Set

7 x 80ml tubes £38.50

Atelier Interactive 7 Tube Set £38.50. Perfect gifts for artists.
Atelier Interactive 7 Tube Set £38.50

Daler Rowney System 3 Acrylics Set in a wooden box

10 x 22ml System 3 acrylics, 2 x 22ml acrylic mediums, 50ml soluble gloss varnish, 2 x System 3 brushes, palette knife, wooden mixing palette £41.60

System 3 acrylics set in a wooden box £41.60. Perfect gifts for artists.
System 3 acrylics set in a lovely wooden box £41.60

Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylics set

12 x 20ml tubes £13.95

Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylics set £13.95. Perfect gifts for artists.
Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylics set £13.95

Brushes

Daler Rowney System 3 brush set

Ten short handled brushes in a zip up case, made specifically for acrylic painters made specifically for acrylic painters.

£32.50

Daler Rowney System 3 acrylic brush set.  Perfect gifts for artists.
Daler Rowney System 3 acrylic brush set £32.50

Da Vinci Topacryl acrylic brush set

Three shapes round size 4, filbert size 8 and flat size 12. £18.15

Da Vinci Top Acryl brush set. Perfect gifts for artists.
Da Vinci Top Acryl brush set £18.15

Graduate acrylic and oil brush collection

Ten long handled brushes (smaller sizes) in a zip up case. £22.88

Accessories for acrylic painters

The encyclopedia of acrylic techniques by Hazel Harrison £12.99

The encyclopedia of acrylic techniques £12.99. Perfect gifts for artists.

Clear kidney shaped palette for acrylic painters

£8.15 Looks great and practical too!

Clear kidney shaped palette £8.15 Perfect gifts for artists.
Perspex kidney shaped palette £8.15

Gift ideas for gouache painters

Painting with gouache is becoming increasingly popular and we offer a good selection of single colour and sets to suit a variety of skill levels.

Art Creation set of gouache

Twenty four 12ml tubes of student quality gouache £13.50

Art Creation Gouache Set £13.50. Perfect gifts for artists.
Art Creation Gouache Set £13.50

Caran d’Ache studio gouache set

Fifteen colours in large tablets + a tube of 10ml tube of white gouache £29.99

Caran d'Ache gouache set £29.99. Perfect gifts for artists.
Caran d’Ache gouache set £29.99

Winsor & Newton designer introductory gouache set

Ten 14ml tubes £46.50

Winsor & Newton gouache set £46.50.  Perfect gifts for artists.
Winsor & Newton Designers introductory gouache set £46.50

Schmincke Horadam gouache set

High quality gouache paints in ten, 15ml tubes £64.00

Schmincke Horadam gouache set £64.00. Perfect gifts for artists.
Schmincke Horadam Gouache Set £64.00

Gift ideas for pastel artists

We are supplied by the very highest quality pastel producers – Sennelier, Royal Talens, and Unison. Munygo is a very well priced student quality alternative. This year, Royal Talens have produced smaller packs of hues grouped together in lovely sets. At £5.99 they would make brilliant stocking fillers. Here are our recommended products for pastel artists:

Unison starter set of 18 pastels

£56.00 Sets are also available in portrait colours, landscape colours, greys and botanical selection

Unison starter sets of pastels £56.00. Perfect gifts for artists.
Unison starter set of pastels £56.00 – available in other colour sets

Rembrandt Pastels ten half sticks

£9.99 Available in a variety of colours

Rembrandt half sticks £9.99. Perfect gifts for artists.
Rembrandt half stick pastels £9.99

Rembrandt Pastels five half sticks

£5.99 Available in a variety of colours – highly recommended stocking filler gifts for artists

Five half pastel sticks £5.99. Perfect gifts for artists.
Five half sticks of Rembrandt pastels – makes a lovely stocking filler! £5.99

Mungyo soft pastel starter set

Sixty four half square sticks – great student quality starter set £16.99

Munygo pastel set £16.99. Perfect gifts for artists.
Mungyo Pastel Set £16.99

Rembrandt Pastels in lovely wooden box

Thirty half lengths for £39.99

Rembrandt pastels thirty half lengths £39.99. Perfect gifts for artists.
Rembrandt pastels in lovely wooden box £39.99

Conte a Paris Carres Assorted colours set

£11.00

Also available in sketching colours.

Conte a Paris coloured pastels set.
Conte a Paris Carres coloured pastels £11.00

Conte Carres Crayons in a matchbox Recommended stocking filler!

£4.99

Conte Carres matchbox crayons
Conte Carres Crayons in a matchbox £4.99

Pastel pads

Pastelmat paper pads 360gsm 24cm x 30cm

£22.50 Pads are available in both warm and cool colours  

Pastelmat pastel pad £22.25. Perfect gifts for artists.
Pastelmat pads in a variety of sizes

Gift ideas for artists who love to draw

Drawing is the cornerstone of any artists practice. For colouring pencils artists, we have a large selection of watersoluble, pastel and graphite pencils. Here are a few of our favourites:

Caran d’Ache Luminance set of 12

The creaminess of a permanent lead combined with unbeatable light resistance.

£35.00

Caran d'Ache Luminance set of 12
Caran d’Ache Luminance set of 12

Bruynzeel Rijks Museum ‘The Milkmaid’ set of 24

These pencils can be used to apply colours in many layers, creating both subtle and deep dramatic tones. The pretty metal tins make a lovely present.

£15.95

Bryunzeel coloured pencils £15.95
Bruynzeel Rijks Museum pencils set of 24 for £15.95

Derwent Metallic Pencils Gift Set

Celebrating two decades of eye-catching design and generations of Derwent innovation, the new metallic range has been restyled and expanded. Non-soluble but highly pigmented for maximum effect, the extended colour range includes twenty colours.

Derwent Metallic pencils gift set £41.00
Derwent Metallic Pencils Gift Set £41.00

Bruynzeel Rijks Museum ‘The Night Watch’ set of 50 coloured pencils

Bruynzeel pencils are made from quality pigments and have good vibrant colours at an economical price

£50.00

 Bryunzeel The night watch colouring pencils £50
Bruynzeel Rijks Museum ‘The Night Watch’ set of 50 pencils

Faber-Castell Polychromos Colouring pencils set of 36

The name Polychromos, meaning many colours was born in 1908 and became known across several continents. Today the name still stands for best of class quality including; unsurpassed lightfast pigments, break resistant tips and waterproof. Oil based lead, water-resistant and smudgeproof crayons which give a dense satisfying depth of colour. Highly Recommended for Illustration and Botanical drawings.

£61.50

Faber Castell Polychromos colouring pencils
Faber-Castell Polychromos colouring pencils set of 36 £61.50

Bruynzeel Vincent Van Gogh watercolour pencils set of 24

These watercolour pencils offer the artist the freedom to go from drawing to painting. The pencils can be used to shade on dry paper, then wash over with a wet brush to get a blended effect. 

£14.00

Van Gogh colouring pencils set of 24
Bruynzeel Vincent Van Gogh set of 24 £14.00

Faber-Castell Drawing Pencils 9000 set of 12

These smooth pure graphite pencils are never scratchy and are available in 16 degrees of hardness for writing, drawing and sketching. Range includes softest and darkest pencil 8B through to the hard 2H and amongst others includi es the favourite F, popular with watercolour artists.

£14.50

Faber Castell graphite pencils set of 12
Faber-Castell Drawing Pencils Set of 12 £14.50

Staedtler Red/Black Sketching Pencils set of 6

Softlead pencils for Sketching and Drawing. Especially break-resistant thanks to a super-bonded lead. Easy to erase. Set includes 6 degrees from 6B to 2H plus eraser and single metal sharpener.

£4.90

Staedtler Red/Black pencils £4.90

Gift ideas for the artist who has everything

Gift Vouchers

Buying gifts for artists isn’t straight forward – many creative people are loyal to particular brands or colours. The obvious solution is to buy your friend or loved one a Pegasus Art gift voucher, sold in various denominations from £5 to £100. We post your voucher in a high quality Pegasus Art gift card for the recipient to spend online or in store. If you run out of time, we can happily send the voucher by email for last minute presents for artists. Gift vouchers are redeemable on day workshops.

Pegasus Art Gift Voucher.  Perfect gifts for artists.
Pegasus Art Gift Voucher available in a variety of denominations

Buy your Gift Voucher today.

Art Books

We pride ourselves on stocking a large selection of Art Books which make the most wonderful gifts for artists at any time of year. From large, weighty tomes to instructional guides and fun childrens books, browse our online shop and we can gift wrap and send it direct to a friend or loved one. Browse our complete range of Art Books here.

Our recommended Art Books:

The encyclopedia of oil painting techniques by Jeremy Galton

£12.99

The encylopedia of oil techniques. Perfect gifts for artists.

The encyclopedia of pastel techniques by Judy Martin

£12.99

The encyclopedia of pastel techniques. Perfect gifts for artists.

The complete guide to anatomy for artists and illustrators

£50

The complete guide to anatomy for Artists & Illustrators. Perfect gifts for artists.
The complete guide to anatomy for Artists & Illustrators £50

Arctic Light – an artists journey by David Bellamy

£25

Perfect gifts for artists. Arctic Light by David Bellamy.
Arctic Light by David Bellamy £25

The complete guide to painting water in watercolour

£19.99

Perfect gifts for artists. Joe Downden's complete guide to painting water in watercolour.

We stock so much more…

This blog includes a sample of our full range of products ~ there are too many products to mention including pens, inks, marbling kits, clay, printmaking equipment, portfolios, frames and mounts, charcoal, art bars and blocks, canvases, canvas fabric, stretcher bars, rolls of paper, mediums, primers, sealers, varnishes, metal leaf and more!

Beat the rush and order your Christmas gifts for artists today!

Be happy in the knowledge that you have purchased a high quality gift from an independent retailer. Pegasus Art has been selling the finest art materials since 2005.  

SHOP FOR ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR ARTISTS HERE: www.pegasusart.co.uk/gifts