26 Thoughtful Gifts for Artists Who Draw

Gifts for Artists Who Draw

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If you're shopping for an artist in your life, then you may be searching for some creative ideas. Well, before you start adding things to your cart, it's important to consider what medium your favorite artist specializes in. If they're an artist who draws, such as an illustrator, designer, or cartoonist, then you may want to look at things from their perspective. Fortunately, we've picked out 26 thoughtful gifts that are ideal for anyone who loves to sketch traditionally or digitally.

Sketching supplies like high-quality pencils, or a set of Procreate brushes, are just two ways to make an artist excited to start a new project. Similarly, you can enhance their studio by choosing a useful accessory, such as a bamboo stand to hold their drawing tablet or a dimmable LED light box for tracing drawings.

If the person you're shopping for is all stocked up on utensils, however, then consider treating them to a book that celebrates other great draftspeople from art history. Picasso and the Art of Drawing, for example, showcases some of the Spanish artist's best sketches. Additionally, an art print, such as one featuring a drawing by MC Escher, will look beautiful whether it's displayed over their desk or in the home.

Whether you're shopping for an experienced artist or someone who's still learning the basics, these products make for excellent Christmas gifts, birthday presents, and beyond. Scroll down to see our entire selection of gifts for artists who love to draw.

Shopping for someone who loves to draw? We've put together a collection of gift ideas they're sure to love.

Drawing Supplies


Blackwing Pearl Graphite Pencils (Set of 12)

Blackwing Pencils

Blackwing | $27


Caran d'Ache Colored Pencil Set (Set of 12)


Sakura Micron Pigma Fineliner Pens (Set of 6, assorted nib sizes)

Micron Pigma Pens

Sakura | $9.86


Drawing Pen Variety Set

Illustration Pen Sets

Kuretake | $19.99


Small Moleskine Hardcover Sketchbook

Moleskine Sketchbook

Moleskine | $26.95


Copic Markers (Set of 72)

Copic Markers

Copic | $379.86


Fabriano Artist's Journal

Fabriano Artist Journal

Fabriano | $38.50


Digital Art Supplies


Procreate Vintage Comic Book Brush Set


Layer Rejection Drawing Glove

Drawing Glove

GUUGEI | $10.99


Digital Artist Bamboo Tablet Holder

Bamboo Tablet Stand

ELETIUO | $59.99


Apple iPad Pro 11-inch 

Ipad Pro

Apple | $799.99+


Drawing Accessories


Water-Resistant Pen and Pencil Pouch

Kipling Pencil Case

Kipling | $28


Pen and Pencil Desk Display and Organizer

Pencil Display

BEYGORM | $35.99


Portfolio for Storing and Displaying Artwork

Art Portfolio

Itoya | $13.89


Durable Totebag for Travel

Totebag for Drawing

Fjällräven | $112.88


Dimmable LED Light Box (18″ x 23 1/2″)

Light Box

Daylight | $269.99


Drawing Books


Picasso and the Art of Drawing


Successful Drawing

Successful Drawing

Andrew Loomis | $37.15


Ornamental Design: An Image Archive and Drawing Reference Book for Artists, Designers and Craftsmen

Drawing Reference Book

Kale James | $18.99


Botanical Sketchbooks from Leonardo da Vinci to John Muir


Drawing Prints


MC Escher Framed Art Print

MC Escher Art Print

ArtDirect | $44.99


Gustav Klimt Drawing Print

Klimt Drawing Print

elizabella | $17+


Online Classes


Architecture Drawing Class

Architectural Illustration for Everyone: Draw Buildings in Ink and Colored Pencil via My Modern Met Academy: Master the art of architectural illustration with this course by Demi Lang. She'll take you step-by-step through her incredible process of drawing buildings using ink and colored pencil.


Drawing 101 Class

Drawing 101: Learn the Building Blocks of Sketching via My Modern Met Academy: Learn the fundamentals of drawing and gain the confidence to sketch any subject you like.


Portrait Drawing Class My Modern Met

Portrait Drawing for Beginners: Learn How to Draw Anyone You Like via My Modern Met Academy: Learn to draw facial features, characters, and people. Illustrator Melissa De Nobrega teaches this portrait drawing course that breaks down one of the most complex subjects, the human face, into something simple and approachable.


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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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