Top 10 Gifts for Creatives

Rich Akullian

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Rich Akullian on

Dec 15, 2020

Another year, another challenge to find the best gifts for your creative loved ones. There’s high pressure here since it’s always those same people who seem to have the absolute best gift ideas for the rest of us. Today, we’ll help remove some of the stress by recommending some of our best gift ideas for the visionaries in your life.

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription, for the digitally inclined.

Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ digital apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX, and more. This advanced technology is sure to assist all types of creative people as there are an abundant amount of services it provides.

Prices beginning at $52.99 per month

Plates Creative Tools Mug by A Cool Brand, to re-caffeinate.

We all need a little pick me up during the day to help keep our creative juices flowing. What better way to aid the creative process than to give someone this artistic mug created by a local Albany, NY designer. Pair it with only the strongest of coffees, Death Wish Coffee, out of Saratoga Springs, NY.

Creative Tools Mug by A Cool Brand $14, Death Wish Coffee 1lb $19.99

Canva Pro Subscription, for the digital marketers.

Canva is a design platform that allows you to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, infographics, and other visual content. This cost-effective subscription gives you access to 400,000 free stock photos, illustrations, and templates and allows you to customize your designs exactly as you see fit.

Canva pro starts at $12.95 a month

XP-Pen Artist 15.6 pen display, for the graphic designers.

This drawing tablet is perfect for graphic designers as it has a reasonably sized drawing area, a comfortable pen with plenty of sensitivity levels, and a good screen at an affordable price. At 4 and 1/2 stars on Amazon, the tablet has a 13.54 x 7.62in drawing area, a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, and pen pressure sensitivity of 8,192 different levels.

Amazon prices begin at $299.99

Subscription to Darn Good Yarn, for the hands-on creators.

Ready to get crafting? As we continue through these unprecedented times, it is crucial that we find ways to express our creativity from the comfort of our own homes. The Darn Good Yarn club, out of Clifton Park NY, offers a monthly yarn package, perfect for anyone looking to pick up a new hobby or improve on an old skill. The monthly subscription includes a skein of eco-friendly yarn, a knit & crochet pattern, and a surprise gift!

Prices begin at $20 per month

Bright Cellars Subscription, to wine-down.

After a long day of out-of-the box ideas, cracking open a bottle of wine is a must. With a subscription from Bright Cellars, you can gift a wine experience. All you do is purchase a gift card of your choosing then send it by mail, or electronically to your creative loved one. From here, the receiver can redeem the subscription online by filling out a short quiz. Once the quiz is complete, Bright Cellars will send six bottles of wine tailored to their flavor interests.

One month gift card with six bottles at $100

Sticker Mule, to express your personality.

Sticker Mule is a fast and easy way to buy custom printed stickers, buttons, magnets, and labels designed and created by you! Most of the products are made locally in Amsterdam, NY and are shipped directly to your home. This is a perfect gift idea for to show your loved one how much they mean to you in a fun and unique way.

Prices vary based on amount ordered, 10 custom stickers cost $17

Hudson Made NY, for the mess-makers and hard workers.

Hudson Made New York is a skincare company of premium products that incorporates locally-farmed ingredients and fair trade, sustainably harvested botanicals. Try out their best seller Worker’s Soap fit for every innovator. Not only will you be supporting a local business, but the company will donate a soap to someone in need on your behalf with every bar purchased.

Worker’s Soap $18

Aqua Notes Waterproof Note Pad, for the shower thinkers.

The creative people in your life most likely get some of their best ideas in the shower. Now, you can give them the gift of never having to wash away a great idea with this waterproof notebook. The notebook and writing tool easily suctions to the side of the shower allowing all ideas to come freely and easily.

Aqua Notes Waterproof Note Pad $9.75

Nine Pin Cider Works Custom Bottle, for the creative drinkers.

Based in Albany, NY, Nine Pin Cider Works has the perfect custom bottle gifts that you can specifically design for the people who inspire you. The bottles are 375ml and fully customizable to fit every need you may have. Nine Pin also uses 100% locally sourced New York apples and fruits to produce the best quality craft ciders.

Prices starting at $100 per case


We hope this gift guide will help to take the stress out of finding the right gift for all the artists, entrepreneurs, and creatives in your life. With these various recommendations and price points, we are sure that you can find the perfect gift to encourage self expression from the most ingenious people you know.