Got Creative Friends? Here’s What To Gift ’Em This Year

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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.
sugarmat.com $99
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.
annwilliamsgroup.com $20
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.”
chroniclebooks.com $13
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.
craftsy.com $20

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.
vivivacolors.com $45
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.
tattly.com $35
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.
valekrollingpins.com $52
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.
Tenthousandvillages.com $19
Photo courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages

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