Being surrounded by creative people is wonderful and it certainly adds a dose of creativity to your life as well, but there's one giant problem with these people – purchasing a creative gift for them is harder than you think! Not only do they probably already own whatever you were planning on getting them, but they don't always necessarily have to agree with your choice, which only leads to uncomfortable and unpleasant situations. But, if you think for a while, you'll surely come up with a viable solution, so here are a couple of suggestions you might take into consideration when buying presents for all those creative people in your life.
A great book is every writer's best friend, but the chances are your brother, sister or friend who wants to become a writer probably already owns all the essentials. So, instead of trying to sneak a peek into their library and discover whether they have Ulysses, The Waste Land and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, go the other way and find something that will help them develop their writing skills. A new typewriter might be amazing because it helps them with their first drafts and offers them a distraction-free environment. Typewriters may be the best tool for first drafts, and any writer will surely appreciate it, especially because typewriters are making a huge comeback and becoming increasingly popular again!
The painters Being artistic and actually creating unique pieces of art are two very different things and not everyone who loved drawing and painting in school grows up to become a painter. But, if you're surrounded by someone who has a true desire to make a difference in the world of art, you simply have to support them and help them cultivate their passion. And if you can't get them a lifetime supply of canvases, simply make them something on your own. A leather case that helps them keep all their pens, pencils, brushes and other accessories together might be a perfect way to say you're proud of them and applaud their passion.
With more and more people getting into DIY projects and crafts, we can safely say that craftsmanship is becoming a legitimate art form in the 21st century. And since all those craftsmen and craftswomen around the world always need a ton of supplies, it's easy for you to choose something for them. From new material to video tutorials, they'll certainly be thankful and appreciate the way you understand their passion! Additionally, if you want to take a step further, you can get them reliable diaries that will help them categorise all their work and prepare it for sale. So, instead of getting them something simple, generic and uncreative, choose a gift they'll actually use.
The photographers Being a photographer is much more than taking snapshots with your mobile phone and real artists need quite a lot of equipment, which is why getting them something practical and useful is the best way to show how much you care. Anything from a leather camera strap to a stylish camera bag will make their life much easier, but you can be a bit humorous as well – a camera lens mug, cuff links and brooches will definitely bring a smile to their face.
The singers There's only one thing an aspiring singer needs to do – sing! And it's your job as their family member or best friend to support them and do whatever you can do to help them reach perfection. From voice lessons and recording sessions to a karaoke machine and digital voice recorder, even the smallest of gifts can make a huge difference. Luckily, there are even a few affordable choices you can opt for and you can be sure that a new set of professional headphones, a metronome, a foldable music stand or an annual subscription to the Rolling Stone magazine will make all those future Grammy Award winners more than happy.
These gifts will show creative and artistic people in your life how much you believe in them and their art, and how much you root for their success. Don't forget that a positive attitude like that is just the thing they need every once in a while to keep on creating.