If you’re struggling to know what to buy for the artist in your life or a creative friend there’s a Broad Canvas Gift Voucher (in values of £5, £10, £20, £50 or £100). The perfect gift for someone to add to their collection of art materials, or if they’re starting out on their journey as an artist. There’s no shortage of choice in our online shop with a large selection of art, craft, needlework, graphics, model making, card making and jewellery making materials and equipment.
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Our gifts for children are so much fun. We love the “Sock Zebra in a tin” (a fabulous cool zebra made from two stripy socks!) and your little one has a wonderful new friend when it’s finished. And it’s yo-ho-ho with a gift of “The Pirate Ship in a tin”. They’ll need all hands on deck to make this ace craft ready for exciting adventures in search of treasure. Packed to the brim with everything needed to assemble and paint a fantastic wooden pirate ship, plus an eye-patch, treasure map and even pirate stickers - this booty is bound to be a hit with your young scallywags! Recommended age: 8 years to adult.
From £11.95 View range here
You won’t be struggling for choice if you’re looking to give the gift of pastels. We stock a huge range of Soft Pastels from Unison Colour. The 72 pastel starter set comes in a large black box with sponge inserts. It’s a great gift for artists who want to start working in this lovely medium with a good range of colours based on traditional pigments such as cadmiums, cobalts and earth tones. Made in Northumberland, these pastels contain only pure pigments in a series of related hues (other brands add white or black to the colours) so the result is lovely intense and vibrant colours.
Was £299.21 Now £239.99. View offer here
A watercolour painting brings a room to life.
The Winsor & Newton Artists Watercolour Box contains 12 x 5ml tubes.
The lightweight Sketchers tin has a traditional 'English' colour palette, with a broad range of colours selected for their mass tone, purity of pigment and ease of mixing. It features a small and narrow internal channel to hold small travel brushes. There’s a thumb ring on the underside, to help hold the box securely when in use. The perfect gift for an artist looking to expand into professional watercolour painting.
Was £80.85 Now £59.99. View offer here
Any artist will appreciate the basic skills of drawing with a pencil. It’s where most people start on their journey as an artist. From initial sketches to full colour hand-drawn masterpieces, the humble pencil will improve your work no end.
We love the excellent Derwent box of 72 Coloursoft pencils, presented in a beautiful wooden gift box. Coloursoft is Derwent’s softest pencil. This range contains 72 vibrant and rich colours – that together with their nice wide colour strip – allow you to build up colour quickly. Perfect for sketching, drawing, illustration and design work, this is sure to be a gift that draws a smile.
Was £169.99 Now £139.99. View offer here
Last but most definitely not least when it comes to gifts for artists is the exceptional Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Brush (No. 10) from Winsor & Newton. Presented in a special edition oak box and handmade in England. In 1866, Queen Victoria gave orders that Winsor & Newton produce brushes of the highest possible quality in her favourite size. No. 7, which use the finest Kolinsky Sable hair in rust-proof, seamless nickel-plated ferrules with black polished handles. Each brush comes to a crisp point and snaps back into shape during use, giving just the right degree of spring to allow superior control between the brush and surface.
Lovingly made and presented, these brushes are hand crafted to the highest standard. There is no better choice of gift for an artist who appreciates exquisite quality and longevity.
Brushes from £10.40. View range here