38 Painterly Presents For Art Lovers

Ways Of Seeing: delight the artsy folk amongst your friends and family this Christmas with our pick of perfect gifts.

To give the gift of an artwork is to bestow something that might just last forever; a gift that has the potential to bring joy for generations to come. It can fire imaginations, spark creative instincts and deliver pure delight. Meanwhile, giving the tools for making might just be the first step on a formative path for a budding artist. Here are 39 of the things we’re eyeing up for our creative loved ones this Christmas.

Main image: Su Blackwell

By Nancy Alsop
October 2021

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The Framed Picture Co

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The Dancers By Camilla Perkins, £65

Wychwood Art

Artworks ranging from £20 - £15,000

Unison Colour

Half Stick Pastel Set of 120, £249.95


M18 Convertible Studio Easel, £369

Windsor & Newton

Oil Colour Bamboo Wooden Box, £74.95

Giannina Capitani X Alice Dansey

Wright Wide Scarf In Grey, £95

Faber Castell

Polychromos Wooden Case Pencil Set of 120, £295

Thames & Hudson

You Are An Artist, £14.99

Green & Stone

Sketching Hand Set, £40


Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings And Watercolours, £20


Peter Blake: About Collage, 2000 – 2001, £50

Annie Sloan

The Artist Box, £49.95

Camilla Perkins

Water Lily Study Print, £100

Wood & Meadow

Le Laboureur Cotton Work Jacket, £85

Gusti Leather

Leather Tool Wrap, £40

Green and Stone

Bruno Charvin Traditional Artist’s Smock, £155

Tuck It In Quilts

Battenberg Quilt, £295

Peggy Poppleton

Vanessa Bell Decoration Wall Art, £25

Rachael Cocker

Large Great Yarmouth Herring Jug, £480

Eric Ravilious

Ravilious And Wedgwood, £18.50

Charleston Farmhouse Shop

Hand-painted Lampshade ‘Lily’ by Madeleine Bradbury, £247 - £300

James Russell

Edward Bawden, £25

Tatty Devine

Tea Party Necklace, £150

Design Museum

Goober Pocket Crayons, £27

Chatty Feet

Artists Sock Set, £30

The Fabled Thread

General Tailor The Ringmaster, £90

Richard Long

This Too Will Pass, 2021, £1,500

Ditchling Museum Of Art & Craft

Annie Quilt by Deborah Manson, £600

Jean Cocteau

Edinburgh International Festival Lithograph, £1,450


Eames Plywood Mobile, £109

Bruce McLean

Sells Portrait Mit Peep, 1984, £500

Evelyn Dunbar

Sprout Picking, £138

Green & Stone

Ackermann & Co Mahogany Watercolour Box c.1840 – 1860, £1,435

Ivon Hitchens

Flowers 1942 Print, £95

Charlotte Mullins

A Little Feminist History Of Art, £9.99

Hauser & Wirth

Ashile Gorky Blanket, £795

Su Blackwell

The Book Collector Signed Art Print, £45

The Royal Academy

One Sketch A Day, £14.99

Tate Shop

Paula Rego Self Portrait Red Tote, £20

Nancy Alsop


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