Gifts for digital artists

25 Best Gifts for Digital Artists in 2020

This is the 2020 gift list to inspire your favorite digital artists!

Looking for the perfect, thoughtful gift for your favorite illustrator or painter (including yourself) this year?  Have a browse through the best 25 gifts for digital artists in 2020.  They’re all hand-picked favorites, each one approved by the artists on the Paintable team!

Some of these items are affiliate links, meaning if you purchase them, Paintable may earn a small commission to help support our free tutorials (at no extra cost to you!).  So you’ll be doubly supporting digital artists.  🙌  Win-win!

Draw on your tablet all day without fatigue with this ergonomic elevator stand designed by & for digital artists! David uses this daily, and loves the wide adjustment range. 

Price Range: $$
🎁 Get it here 

Here’s a stocking stuffer that will bring your favorite artist some colorful comfort every time they pick up their Apple Pencil! They’ll get a better grip with this silicone sleeve that comes in multiple colors.

Price Range: $
🎁 Pick a color set here.  

Smudging your artwork because of your hand resting on the tablet can be so frustrating. This glove saves you from that, reduces friction, and keeps your thumb and first two fingers free to feel the stylus. Works on either hand! 

Price Range: $
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Get it here.

Want to speed up your workflow, and get some repetitive motion stress relief for your hand & wrist? Tourbox is a new controller that does that by replacing shortcuts and keyboard inputs. Program the buttons to your own preferences- works with Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premier, Affinity Photo, Canva, and other graphic design, drawing, video, and audio editing software. 

Price Range: $$$
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Use Paintable’s coupon code TB2020090203DB for $10 off!
🎁 Learn more here.

XP-Pen’s got a brand new Holiday Edition of their super-portable Artist 13.3 Pro display tablet! Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Photoshop, Illustrator, and more. Includes shortcuts stickers pack to optimize your workflow, free sketch downloads, battery-free stylus, pen holder, drawing glove, and other exclusive goodies.   

Price Range: $$$$
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Check it out here.

XP-Pen’s Innovator Display tablet has a wheel that lets you zoom in/out of your canvas and adjust brush size in a flash. Create vivid, vibrant artwork with sharp details anywhere you want to go. Includes a batter-free stylus for hours of uninterrupted drawing.

Price Range: $$$$
🎁 Get it here.  

The easiest way to learn the many keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop CC! Soft, ultra-thin, and washable… protects your keyboard from your coffee too.  

Price Range: $
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Get it here.

Raven, our Head of Student Happiness, loves this matte, paper-like screen film while drawing and painting on her iPad. “It feels like a sketchbook and offers your investment screen protection. It’s pretty great for digital artists that like a tactile feel!” 

Price Range: $
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Get it here.

Scan any object to find its color- a real life eyedropper tool to grab digital color values inspired directly by nature and your environment!  Great for artists who need to communicate color to colleagues and clients. 

Price Range: $$
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Get it here.

Perfect for kids and beginning artists, this graphics tablet replaces your mouse and turns your computer into a digital drawing canvas. Compatible with PC and Mac, use it with Photoshop, Manga Studio, Clip Studio Paint, and many other softwares. 

Price Range: $$
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Pick from small or medium here.

A step up from the Beginner Wacom One includes a screen display, giving you the freedom to work and paint from anywhere!  

Price Range: $$$$
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Get it here.

Love Photoshop, but hate the color picker? Us too! 

This handy Photoshop plug-in will change the way you color your digital paintings. It speeds up your workflow, letting you pick better colors, with less headache. If you often feel lost in a sea of color, Coolorus will help you narrow down and automatically pick the perfect colors to match your painting. 

Digital Painting Academy members: Check the Resources section for 40% off! 

Price Range: $
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Get it for Windows and Mac here.

This sleek case protects your Apple Pencil and other styluses, charger and cable, and earphones. 

Price Range: $
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Pick one up here.

The most powerful drawing and painting app for your iPad. Everything you need to create expressive sketches, rich paintings, gorgeous illustrations and beautiful animations. For professional and aspiring artists. 

Price Range: $
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Get it here.

Perfect addition to Procreate! Bypass the trial-end-error learning the software with this comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to Procreate. Tutorials, quick tips, and inspiring examples will get you going fast. 

Price Range: $
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Get it here.

This tablet case protects your iPad from bumps and drops, and is also an adjustable magnetic stand with 8 angles to keep you comfortable while painting. Has a convenient charging-compatible elastic pocket for your Apple Pencil.

Price Range: $$
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Pick from 5 colors here.

Having a good surge protector is essential to keeping your digital art devices safe. This one has an elegant braided cord, USB outlets for charging cords, and can be mounted to your wall or desk.

Price Range: $
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Get it here.

This super-cute soft silicone sleeve for your 2nd Gen Apple Pencil will surely make your favorite artist smile!  Charging-friendly and does not interfere with double-taps. 

Price Range: $
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Pick a color here.

This iPad case looks great, and comes in several colors. Holds and protects in style all of your USB cables, credit cards, adapters, styluses… and your iPad of course. 

Price Range: $
🎁 
Get it here.

Add coffee or tea and a happy little scene appears. Comes in a fun, colorful gift box to stash in a stocking.  Who wouldn’t love it?  

Price Range: $
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Snag it here.

A popular set of brushes by Roman Melentyev, this is perfect if you’re looking for one brush set to cover pencils, ink, watercolor, oil, his 2020 Airbrush Pro set, and more!

Price Range: $$$
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Get it on CreativeMarket here.

Raven (Paintable’s Head of Student Happiness) always has a fun, colorful water bottle by her side. “Every artist I know is always dehydrated, so my friend and I have been a lot better off in that department by having one of these insulated water bottles available at our desk- no condensation, stays cold all day!” 

Price Range: $
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Lots of beautiful color gradients to choose from, here.

This changed the game for teammate Raven’s digital painting setup: monitor arms! “This opens up a lot of space on your desk and allows you to move the monitors to your pleasure- with great cable management!” Monitors can be placed in portrait or landscape position.

Price Range: $
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Get it here.

An extra-large, colorful mouse pad brightens a work area and helps keep devices in place. Also make mouse movements smoother and more accurate, reducing fatigue during long work sessions!  

Price Range: $
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Pick from 6 artistic patterns here.

Whether it’s for yourself or the artist in your life, this world-class library of premium masterclasses, workshops, hands-on exercises, and tools is your golden ticket to mastering the art of digital painting! The skills you learn will be yours for a lifetime.

Price Range: $
🎁 Get this gift here.

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  1. Thanks for this great list! Any suggestions for those of us on android, and Microsoft computers or tablets? My niece and I have HP touchscreen 360 degree laptop, a galaxy phone, and a Samsung tablet. Best stylus?? Bamboo? Best program like Procreate?? Gift ideas??

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