Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Artists

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and while we can always spend time with a significant other and/or loved ones outside of this event, it’s a good occasion to show our appreciation and devotion to them!

So for your artistic other, below is a list of ideas you could consider getting as a gift or at least inspire you to think up of or create your own thoughtful gifts.

To make things extra sweet, you can get 15% OFF all of these products from February 1, 2022, to February 4, 2022, if you buy 2 or more on our website! 

1. Watercolour Greeting Cards

No special event is complete without writing a handmade card to go with a gift! Except with Etchr’s greeting cards, you get to create your own card on Etchr’s signature cold press watercolour paper. It's the same paper you can find in our Perfect Sketchbooks! 

Of course, if the receiver likes to make handmade cards themselves, then you can gift the whole set to them instead. But if you plan on keeping them, then you can make your own greeting cards for any future occasion – birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, etc.

2. Watercolour Postcards

What's better than a handwritten card? A hundred of them! The Etchr Postcards are an excellent value for the price. It is the perfect gift for a special someone or yourself. They are sure to brighten up anyone’s day. They also conveniently come with the address block printed on the back, so they’re ready to send. 

With 100 postcards, this product is sure to stick around for a while. They come in both cold press and hot press paper, so you’ll be able to choose your preferred paper. These are also great for beginner artists because they’re the perfect size to practice on (5.8 x 4.1 in). 

3. Paintbrushes

Many people tend to gift flowers on Valentine’s Day or even a bouquet of flower-shaped chocolates! To put a new twist on this age-old tradition, why not gift them a bouquet of paintbrushes?

Every painter needs a good set of paintbrushes. Whether they are a beginner or an experienced painter, they need a set that not only performs well but will last long. A great all around option is our Watercolour Brush set.

The Etchr Gouache Brush set is a wonderful choice if you need a set with great versatility. Not only are they perfect for gouache, but they are also suitable for other water-based paints such as acrylic, watercolour, and ink! The set comes with 8 paintbrushes with ultra-soft synthetic bristles, allowing maximum water absorbency. 

4. Watercolour 24 Half Pan Set

While professional art supplies are often quite pricey, you don’t have to break the bank to get a thoughtful and high-quality gift. With that said, you can consider this premium student grade 24 half pan watercolour set. 

Whether you're at home or travelling, these paints are a delight to use. They come in a sleek metal box that won’t get damaged in your bag, and it opens to have plenty of mixing space, so this is an excellent alternative if you don't have room to bring a palette separately.

5. Pearlescent Watercolours

Maybe your significant other loves a little sparkle. In that case, Etchr has the perfect pearlescent watercolour sets. You can choose from a deliciously golden set and a versatile set that can be used with any colour palette. 

Each set comes with 12 hand-picked paints that are sure to compliment their art no matter their style. Want to see them in action? Check out our guide to pearlescent paints. 

Something great about this is that they come in perfect travel-sized containers. If they have other watercolour half pans, they can easily mix and match to create their very own travel palette. 

Bonus item: A gift doesn’t always have to be an object! If you want to gift knowledge instead, you can also think about buying an art workshop recording or course on Etchr Studio. You can gift a subscription for full access to everything or pick and choose specific lessons.  

I hope this list has given you a few ideas on what to buy this Valentine’s Day! If not, feel free to look around our website for more art supplies.

Happy shopping, and wishing you a lovely day with your Valentine’s date!

What gift or gifts did you end up getting? Or did you decide to spend Valentine’s Day differently? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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Nicola Tsoi is a practicing graphic designer and illustrator based in Hong Kong. During her downtime, she likes to watch birds do funny things, search for stories, and bake up a storm. She keeps a pet sourdough starter named Doughy.
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