Do you have a friend or family member who loves to create things? Whether it be drawing, painting, writing, composing music, taking pictures, or sewing, it’s easy for creatives to entertain themselves, as long as they have the right supplies. Creatives generally are free-spirited, sometimes introverted, doodling during class, and easily come up with great ideas that awe the rest of the group. It’s not difficult to find gifts for them but this list will broaden your options and delight your creative friend!

Understanding the Creative:
  1. Anything Goes. Creatives can take anything and make it into something better, so really, you just need to supply them with tools that will help them enhance their abilities (whether it be pricey or not).
  2. Multidisciplinary. Even if your creative friend has the reputation of being the song-writer, he wouldn’t mind expanding his horizons with some paint supplies. Same goes for artists, photographers, seamstresses, etc. Creatives love branching out, so don’t be afraid to get something unexpected.

Check out these gift ideas for your creative friend!


Every creative needs blank paper, writing utensils, markers, erasers, scissors, and other inexpensive desk accessories. Find these basics in fun shapes or colors and they will use your gift everyday.
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Big-Ticket Items

Want to spend more money on your creative? The new iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil is a hand letterer’s dream come true. Think about buying a camera or even a musical instrument! None of these will go to waste if given to a creative.
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There are plenty of other fun gifts you may not have thought of, such as a paint set, brush cleaning kit, personalized stamps, or fabric swatches with bright patterns. Think outside the box and you will be surprised what you can find!
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Creatives can be inspired by anything in this world. Grab them a t-shirt, a backpack to throw everything in, a book specifically for creatives, or even some random wrapping paper. Anything fun, bright, and inspiring will be perfect for the creative in your life.
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For more ideas, take a look at our Creative Gift List on Giftry. Good luck in your gift-giving ventures!