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
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
Sixteen tubes of 35ml student quality oil colours.
Seven tubes of 35ml professional artist oil colours.
Ten tubes of 40ml professional artist colours.
Six tubes of 40ml artist oil colours.
Eight tubes of 11ml professional artist colours plus a 37ml titanium white £39.99
Oil painting accessories
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.
12” x 16” £11.99
18” x 23” £28.75
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.
CS100 KIT Basic £137.00
CC32 Half Size £195.00
CT7 giant H frame £80
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.
Ten assorted round and flat brushes £19.99
Four shapes for oil and acrylic painting £19.99
Beautiful, single hand made German brush £31.14
Gifts for artists ~ watercolour painters
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
Twelve pans and a brush for £16.75
Twelve half pans £18.30
Van Gogh National Gallery watercolour tube set
10 x 10ml tubes £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
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!
Twelve half pans of metallic watercolours + size 6 round travel brush £31.25
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
100 sheets 200gsm NOT 24 x 32cm £16.99
25 sheets of 300gsm HOT pressed watercolour paper also available in rough and NOT surfaces. £36.00
3.5” x 8.25” £15.00
Handmade in India, lovely sketchbooks available in rough and smooth surfaces 13cm x 32cm £16.80
Great price, very practical size and application. £26.75
Great price and very useful A2 size. £36.00
70cm x 50cm Great investment easel, very high quality. £87.00
Gift ideas for artists – Brushes
A state-of-the-art painting tool designed by German brush makers, Da Vinci. £55.00
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.
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
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 paint set
Six 60ml tubes £26.99
Daler Rowney System 3 introductory set
Good quality student quality colours. Ten 22ml tubes £13.88
Amsterdam acrylic primary colours set
Five 120ml tubes of student quality paints. £14.99
7 x 80ml tubes £38.50
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
12 x 20ml tubes £13.95
Ten short handled brushes in a zip up case, made specifically for acrylic painters made specifically for acrylic painters.
Three shapes round size 4, filbert size 8 and flat size 12. £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
£8.15 Looks great and practical too!
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.
Twenty four 12ml tubes of student quality gouache £13.50
Fifteen colours in large tablets + a tube of 10ml tube of white gouache £29.99
Ten 14ml tubes £46.50
High quality gouache paints in ten, 15ml tubes £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:
£56.00 Sets are also available in portrait colours, landscape colours, greys and botanical selection
£9.99 Available in a variety of colours
£5.99 Available in a variety of colours – highly recommended stocking filler gifts for artists
Sixty four half square sticks – great student quality starter set £16.99
Thirty half lengths for £39.99
Conte Carres Crayons in a matchbox Recommended stocking filler!
£22.50 Pads are available in both warm and cool colours
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:
The creaminess of a permanent lead combined with unbeatable light resistance.
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.
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.
Bruynzeel pencils are made from quality pigments and have good vibrant colours at an economical price
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gift ideas for the artist who has everything
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.
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:
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.