It’s gift-giving season! And for all your fellow makers and artists, that means finding a present that’ll get their creative juices flowing — whether they can use it to actually practice their craft, or just enjoy a dose of inspiration.
Here’s what’s on our list this year:
For the artful yogi
This Jade Chinois Yoga Mat might just be the most gorgeous yoga accessory we’ve ever seen. And it really should be: The hand-painted design, which was inspired by 17th-century Asian wallpapers, took more than 450 hours to complete! We’ll “om” to that.
Photo courtesy of Sugarmat
For the nature lover
Give your #plantlady friend a good excuse to grow her crafting skills, too. This Craft Crush felt succulents kit includes all the fixings for 18 felt succulents, plus a cool frame to display the finished works of art.
Photo courtesy of Ann Williams Group
For the curious creative
Aptly named "50 Ways to Ignite Bright Ideas, this little box packs a big creative punch: It’s filled with 50 prompts to help inspire all types of artists to try something new. Gems include ideas like “collect advice from 3 creative heroes and do the opposite” or “make one new thing—not perfect, just complete—each day for a week.”
Photo courtesy of Chronicle Books
For the mod stitcher
Have you heard that cross stitch is cool again? This is no joke! And here’s a cool kit to prove it: beginners get all the supplies and instrux they need to complete this graphic project based on the phases of the moon.
For the design-addicted
Jewelry that shows their true colors. These mismatched earrings represent the color wheel and grayscale, offering just the right dose of quirky-cool. Plus they’re gilded in 22 karat gold and have hypoallergenic posts.
yellowowlworkshop.com , $20
Photo courtesy Yellow Owl Workshop
For the wanderer
This is THE best way to paint on the go. Viviva Colorsheets are essentially a little booklet of watercolor paints that you use along with their self-watering brush pen. A total game-changer! The gift set also comes with a personalized wooden cover.
Photo courtesy of Viviva Colorsheets
For the free spirit
Temporary tattoos are all grown up! This gorgeous set, designed by much-loved Rifle Paper Co, will give your friend a taste of body art… minus the lifetime commitment part.
Photo courtesy of Tattly
For the cookie monster
You’re gonna want to roll with this: A laser-engraved rolling pin that'll give next year’s Christmas cookies a decidedly modern spin. We’re all about the daschund version, but the shop has many options to choose from.
Photo courtesy of Valek Rolling Pins
For the global-minded minimalist
Sewing and embroidery mavens will not only love the thread accents on this sweet charm, but also the story behind them: Each necklace is handmade by women artisans in India through a fair-trade program.
Photo courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages