Lots of us tried new hobbies during the long months of lockdown and art was one of the most popular.
From watercolour to acrylics, using stencils to sketching – all kinds of art hobbies have taken off. If you have an aspiring artist at home, their new passion is also a great way to find a Christmas gift. Here are 7 perfect present ideas to pop under the tree this Christmas!
Art supplies everyone loves
Some art supplies are consumables – you use them up and need to replace them. These make for excellent Christmas gifts because an artist of any level will always need them.
If they are into acrylic paints, then a selection of tubes from the Winsor and Newton Galeria range would make an ideal present. With over 30 items available in the range including all the basic colours, skin tones and even metallic effects, this range is comprehensive and high quality.
For watercolour enthusiasts, the Winsor and Newton Watercolour Pencils include 24 shades which mean you can create an almost unlimited palette by blending them. The pencils come in a smart tin as well – perfect for a gift.
In addition to the paints, pencils or other supplies, a budding artist will have a favourite medium to create their artwork on. For sketch fans, a Goldline A4 Spiral Bound Sketchbook is perfect as they can keep all of their drawings in one place. It also works for gouache and watercolour projects.
Other supplies are used a little less often but are still important and always welcome. Some of them make great stocking fillers too.
One example is the matt varnish from Winsor and Newton. This is a medium finish oil that is ideal for protecting a variety of projects once they are finished. The 75ml bottle is ideal to pop into a stocking.
Another type of varnish is the Montana Tech Matte Varnish. This is a quick drying clear varnish that has a matte finish and works on metal, wood and glass. It can seal and protect a range of art and craft projects.
Other art supplies
Art supplies aren’t limited to consumables either, you can buy items that your artist can use for a longer time.
One example is a portfolio that allows them to transport their art or take it to show a teacher or a gallery. These range in size from the A2 Academy Portfolio to smaller A4 sized versions and even telescopic tubes.
Easels are a favourite with many artists and make a great Christmas gift. There are various sizes available and even lightweight field versions that are useful for people who like to get out and paint in nature or move around different locations.
For all your all supplies – and lots of ideas for Christmas gifts – shop online or in person at SBS. Our knowledgeable staff is always on hand to offer help and advice.