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One of my creative writers helped come up with this post for the holidays. I dug it. Thanks Christy.
If there’s that extra special someone on your holiday gift list this year with that extra creative genius, you’re going to need an extra creative gift. That could be easier said than done, though. If you weren’t blessed with their great level of creativity, you might be intimidated by the task.
Let us help you tap into your imagination with our unique holiday gift selections.
642 Things Books – The 642 books collection offers a wide range of creative books. Our favorite is 642 Things To Draw, which is an inspirational sketchbook that is perfect for new or experienced sketchers. It’s chock-full of drawing prompts, like a robot, a hammock, a wasp and a pickle, that range from “deceptively simple to conceptually mind-bending.” And 642 Stories To Write is full of intriguing fiction writing prompts that encourage writers to pick up their pen and weave their own unique tale.
Beeswax Gifts – Instead of a traditional paraffin candle that emits unhealthy smoke, choose a healthy, dripless beeswax candle with the rich smell of honey. Another popular beeswax item is lip balm, and they come in a variety of holiday gift sets.
Art Lessons – The ability to draw and paint is not always an inherent gift, but something that is easily taught. And for creative friends, this may be a wonderful form of expression, not to mention art classes are thought to improve critical thinking skills. Search out a local art class for a gift certificate or buy classes online.
Eco-Friendly Gifts – For your green friends, we recommend a few gift options, such as an organic fruit and nut basket or a Bonsai tree. For that extra special gift, choose an engraved Vineyard Round Cheese Board. It’s an eco-friendly rubber wood cutting board with a pullout drawer and four cutting tools.
Easy Change Artwork Frames – These frames allow artists to display their favorite or most recent drawings and paintings without reframing. You simply open up the door, remove the old and slide in the new. They come in white or black, and in sizes 8 ½ x 11 and 13 ½ x 11.
Wacom Intuos Pen & Tablet – This unique gift allows artists to make digital artwork from traditional pen and tablet. The digital drawing pad then connects directly to your computer for downloading.
Adult Coloring Books – Coloring books are the latest trend in meditation activities. Psychologists report they decrease stress levels, reduce heart rate, relax muscles and stimulate the brain. Add a beautiful tin of colored pencils to make this gift extra special.
Online Guitar Lessons – If you’re looking for a music lover gift, online guitar lessons are perfect. Your loved one can take private lessons from the privacy of their home from one of the top online guitar websites.
Personalized Rubber Stamp – If your creative friends own their own business, you can adapt their logo to a stamp.
Mason Jar Herb Garden – For your garden lover who also has a knack for cooking, select this charming vintage Mason jar herb garden. The passive hydroponic grow system brings nutrients to the plants while regulating moisture so there’s no guesswork with over- and underwatering, not to mention the garden itself is interior artwork.
Wine Bottle Stoppers – Plenty of artistically creative bottle stoppers are available for your artistic wine lovers. Our favorite was the Glow in the Dark Solar System.
The Elements of Style Illustrated – If you have a writer on your gift list, this book by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White is the perfect stylebook.
Who knows, by the time you finish shopping for your creative friend, you might be picking up a pencil to draw, a guitar to pick, or another creative idea you found along the way. Getting creative allows you to try new things and to develop skills you may never knew you had before. Why not choose one for them, and add one of these creativity-boosters to your own wishlist?
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