2020 has been a LOT. This year, more than ever, we want to show our loved ones just how much we care. And what better way to show our affections this Christmas than with a perfectly chosen gift?
While gift shopping can be overwhelming and stressful, it doesn’t have to be. In this post, we’ve taken out some of the legwork. Here’s our round-up of the top gifts for creative people…
1. Stationery…to capture Big Ideas and musings
You really can’t go wrong with attractive stationery when it comes to gifting the creative in your life. A lined notebook with an inspirational cover, a pad with blank pages for doodles, or a chunky journal for jotting down ideas and penning thoughts and dreams. All are lovely choices. If you’re not on a tight budget, look for a stationery set. These tend to come with all of the above, plus letters and envelopes for old-fashioned letter writing. Bonus points if the set’s wrapped beautifully, too, which most are.
2. Candles…to create a calm atmosphere
Some creatives thrive in busy environments, while others need things to be a little more Zen – especially while they work. If you’re buying for someone who falls into the latter category, then you’ll definitely be on the Nice List with a gorgeous scented candle. It’s guaranteed to set a tranquil mood and help them concentrate. Incense sticks are a good alternative to candles. You get loads in a pack, so they’re brilliant value for money. Plus you could pair them with a stylish incense holder if you want to go the extra mile. In terms of which scents to go for, Bergamot, Jasmine and Frankincense are all thought to aid study.
3. A paint by numbers kit…for self-therapy
Extra focus, reduced anxiety and a mindful outlook – just three of the reasons painting by numbers kits are so popular. There are so many varieties out there, too. So whether your loved one’s into wildlife or landscapes, cooking or history, you can make it even more personal to their character and interests.
4. A letterboard… for style and self-expression
Chances are, your creative loved one likes to express themselves. A retro-style letterboard will let them do just that, while making a style statement. They can switch up where they display it, too. That means on a Monday morning they could wake up to an inspirational quote on the bed-side, and on Wednesday afternoon, they could glance at a sarcastic, humorous one-liner on the desk-side to get them through the rest of the week.
5. A jewellery making kit…for lots of gifts in one!
A jewellery making kit is a thoughtful, heartfelt gift that your loved one can get use out of time and time again. They can treat themselves to something new and sparkly, or make new, sparkly things for people they love! We love how these kits cover all budgets, too, whether you want to splash out or keep to a strict budget.