Christmas Eve by Henri Matisse Source
We all want to help those tortured creative souls finally complete their masterpieces this Christmas.
And our selection of lovingly-chosen luxury gifts and smile-spreading stocking fillers will certainly get their artistic and design juices flowing.
In fact, we've made finding the perfect arty present as easy as painting by numbers.
We've trawled through our vast treasure trove of goodies and fished out the gifts we'd most love to receive this Christmas, and those we know will go down a storm with your artistic loved ones.
Luxury creative gifts
Beautiful stationery gifts
Gifts for artists
Gifts for designers
Art and design gifts under £100
Art and design gifts under £50
Art and design gifts under £20
Art and design gifts under £10
Arty stocking fillers
Innovative games and puzzles
London Graphic Centre gift cards
We'll be dipping in and out of our choices for the best Christmas art and design-based pressies over the next few posts, but we're going to start with the jaw-dropping, gob-smacking, nerve-tingling, OMG-inducing luxury gifts that are guaranteed to wow every artist and designer.
Luxury gift #1
Topping our wish list this year is this Speedball Screen Printing Deluxe Kit.
There’s everything you’ll need here to print on fabric, paper, cardboard, wood or pretty much anything else you fancy trying to leave your mark on.
Hinged base Squeegees
Photo emulsion (and remover),
Detailed ‘how-to’ book and DVD.
Perfect for channelling that inner Warhol.
Truman Capote with Andy Warhol Source
Luxury gift #2
Our mouths water every time we lift the lid on this Pablo wooden boxed gift set of 120 quality coloured pencils by Caran D’Ache.
These Swiss-made beauties are truly a sight to behold: beautifully arranged over three trays and elegantly encased in a dark mahogany-stained birch and beech box.
(The golden fastenings and silkscreen simply act as the icing on this art material layer cake.)
Hand-drawn animation film cell by Raymond Briggs Source
Luxury gift #3
This deluxe Winsor & Newton watercolour set offers an impressively wide choice of pigments and the highest possible permanence.
The unparalleled quality and range of watercolours filling 24 half pans is the stuff of every artist’s dreams.
Even the names of the colours make you want to get painting, with Indian Red, Payne's Grey, Ivory Black, Chinese White, French Ultramarine, Raw Sienna, Lemon Yellow and Prussian Blue all featuring in the set.
Winter Haven by Catherine Hearding Source
Luxury gift #3
This 48 Pitt Artist Brush Pen Set by Faber-Castell looks as tempting as a box of the finest Christmas chocolates – yet it’s a gift that will keep giving for much, much longer.
These pens use only the finest pigmented ink that is both acid-free and PH neutral. It’s smudge-proof and waterproof once dry, so those future masterpieces will never be marred.
In our next post we’ll take a closer look at perfect prezzies for artists – so be sure to circle back for more inspiration.
Have a creative Christmas, From all of us at LGC :)