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Looking for the perfect gift for the artist in your life? This Christmas, spark their creativity with supplies they really want, whether they’re a budding colorist, an improving painter, or a skilled sketcher. From stocking stuffers for artists to standout gifts that are guaranteed to impress, Castle Arts has got you covered this holiday season. Explore our handpicked selection of Christmas gift ideas for art lovers – each including expert tips and tutorials – and give them the tools and skills they need to create their next masterpiece.

Stocking stuffers for artists

Small in size yet bursting with potential, any one of our stocking stuffers is sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face on Christmas morning. These fun, thoughtful gifts are just the thing to kickstart any artist’s creative journey.

Artist uses Castle Arts colored pencils to colour in a festive illustration.

12-piece drawing and sketching set

This small but mighty pencil set includes all the essential graphite sketch pencils in a sturdy, slimline tin. Perfect for artists of all levels – and ideal for any student’s everyday supply – this handy 12-piece drawing set includes pencils in varying grades of hardness and is ideal for honing sketching skills and practicing new techniques.

12-piece acrylic paint set

Shopping for a budding painter? Our acrylic starter set contains 12 vibrant colors that can be squeezed directly from the tube, mixed with water, and used on any surface with a brush or palette knife. Colors have been handpicked by our team of artists to give beginners a great starting point without the need for mixing, but more experienced artists can easily blend them to create any shade.

Merry Christmas coloring book

What could be a better stocking stuffer than our Christmas-themed coloring book? Spread the cheer with 36 heartwarming illustrations waiting to be brought to life – all printed on artist-quality paper that’s a joy to use with colored pencils, paints, gel pens, and more. This would also make a great addition to a Christmas Eve box for a fun, festive way to spend the evening.

Coloring gifts for adults

Coloring enthusiasts will love our high-quality colored pencil sets designed for expert blending, layering, and burnishing. Whether they love relaxing with a coloring book or spend their spare time creating incredible illustrations, there’s something here for every type of artist.

Gift recipient opens their Christmas gift - an art set of Castle Gold colored pencils.

24-piece colored pencil tin sets

Our 24-piece colored pencil sets make the ideal Christmas gifts for artists who want to master specific styles. With a range of artist and theme-inspired collections to choose from, we’ve made it easy to create impressionist works like Monet or master the art of drawing stunning seascapes. There are nine 24-piece colored pencil sets to choose from, each including a palette of specially selected colors to achieve your chosen style:

 Artists Collection

  • Monet
  • Kandinsky
  • Cezanne
  • Botticelli

Themed Collection

  • Portrait
  • Botanical
  • Seascape
  • Landscape
  • Urban

48-piece pasteltint and metallic colored pencil sets

A pasteltint or metallic colored pencil set will make a unique gift for your favorite artist. These collections contain 48 shades not found in any other Castle Arts set, boast premium basswood barrels, and are presented in a beautiful display tin, each featuring its own stunning illustration for artists to recreate.

120-piece colored pencil sets

For the best selection of colors, look to our 120-piece pencil sets. Our classic soft-touch colored pencils are wax-based and perfect for blending and layering, while our artist-grade Castle Gold range is oil-based, offering greater hardness for highly detailed work, exceptional color coverage, and burnishing. Whichever you opt for, you're guaranteed vibrant pigments and beautiful results. Choose from a stylish display tin or a sturdy zip-up case for on-the-go art.

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Gift ideas for painters

If you’re in search of great painting gifts, we’ve got a premium range of acrylics, gouache, oil paints, watercolors, and even fabric paints to choose from. Whatever style they prefer and surface they want to paint on, we’ve got you covered.

Castle Arts oil paints displayed with a festive backdrop.

24-piece paint sets

Our 24-piece paint sets are a popular choice for Christmas gifts, providing an excellent range of smooth, vibrant colors to get creative with. All of our densely pigmented, no-fade paints are developed and tested by our resident artists, ensuring that they’re a joy to use for artists of all skill levels.

Christmas drawing gifts for adults

If the artist in your life can’t get enough of sketching, they’re sure to enjoy one of our more comprehensive drawing pencil sets. Surprise them this Christmas with a professional selection of pencils, sticks, and tools to help them master every sketching and drawing technique.

Two friends drawing together using the Castle Arts 40 piece drawing set.

40-piece drawing and sketching set

This essential drawing kit comes in a convenient pop-up zipper case so artists can achieve their best work anywhere. It includes graphite, charcoal, and pastel pencils, charcoal and graphite sticks, and must-have tools like blenders, sharpeners, erasers, and more.

100-piece drawing and sketching set

Impress any avid sketcher with our 100-piece drawing set, an all-in-one kit with a carry-anywhere case. It includes everything in the 40-piece set and much more, with the addition of fineliner pens, metallic pencils, water-soluble pencils, and extra tools. A reliable addition to any artist’s collection.

120-piece mixed media pencil set

For artists who love to experiment, our mixed media drawing set would be the ideal gift to discover under the tree. This kit encourages artists to combine a range of media for unique effects, employing the full range of tools provided to blend, burnish, and add texture to any artwork. As well as seven types of pencils plus sticks, accessories, and tools, this all-inclusive art set includes a selection of sketchpads and an easy-to-follow 32-page handbook.

Gifts for watercolor artists

There are several ways to create stunning watercolor art, whether your aspiring artist prefers classic paints or is more used to pencils. All of our versatile watercolor supplies allow artists to achieve stunning gradients and color washes and are super easy to work with, even for beginners.

Castle Arts watercolor paints displayed against a festive backdrop.

24-piece watercolor paint set

Whether they’re starting a new hobby or are already a pro painter, this watercolor paint set is an excellent-quality medium for creating delicate and dramatic effects. It includes 24 12ml paints with a silky-smooth finish.

120-piece watercolor pencil set

Watercolor pencils are portable and offer greater control than paints, helping artists achieve beautiful line work and detailing. Our 120-color zip case comes with water brushes, foam pads, and sketch pads, providing everything needed to get started.

24-piece watercolor brush pen set

If no-mess watercolor art sounds appealing, watercolor brush pens are a fantastic alternative to traditional paint products. Artists can easily blend, layer, and bring work to life with the watercolor effects they love, all without the risk of spillage.

Art supplies bundle gifts

Gift a whole creative experience with one of our specially curated art bundles, offering all the essentials your loved one needs to create their best work. Whether they’re a drawer, painter, or coloring enthusiast, there’s a bundle for every artist and plenty of amazing deals to take advantage of.

284-piece ultimate artist starter bundle + 2 sketchbooks

Our ultimate artist’s starter bundle would make an incredible gift for your favorite creative, providing them with colored pencils, watercolor pencils, a 40-piece drawing set, 100 gel pens, and two premium sketchbooks to inspire their art. If they dream of becoming an artist, this is the ideal entry-level set, with all the tools they could want to get started. Aspiring artists will also benefit from five different tutorials to work through and develop their skills.

Did you know you can purchase with peace of mind thanks to our unrivalled Satisfaction Guarantee? If your gift doesn’t turn out to be perfect, our friendly Customer Service team will help you out with a hassle-free replacement or refund, making your Christmas shopping easy.

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