The Perfect Christmas Gifts for Digital Artists – Holiday Gift Guide

It's that time of the year again ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ

Find the perfect Christmas gift for your digital artist BFFs, your family, and yourself!ย 

Team Paintable has carefully picked out a list of goodies and gadgets that any digital artist would love to find under their tree. ๐ŸŽ„ย 

Our personal fave:ย  a gift of theย Digital Painting Bootcamp! This 5-day course is perfect for beginner digital artists. Join here.

Digital Painting Bootcamp


In 5 fun days, you’ll learn solid step-by-step foundational sketching, coloring, and lighting techniques while creating the most realistic illustration you’ve ever done! โ€‹

David's Favorite Headphones

A comfy pair of headphones is a staple of any digital artist’s tool kit. Whether you use it when watching Digital Painting Academy courses or listening to music while painting, it’s something every artist needs. This set by Sony was tried, tested, and stamped with approval by David. โœ…

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

Handy Controller for Artists

Does the perfect gift exist? We think so! This TourBox controller can do everything a keyboard does, but it takes up a lot less space on your desk. Who doesn’t love that?ย 

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

The Secrets of Digital Art

Not just for coffee tables! This high-quality book by Laura H. Rubin is filled with stunning paintings rendered in a hyper-realistic style, and step-by-step tutorials demonstrating the artist’s workflow.
For artists looking to go pro, this book gives a glimpse behind the scenes of Laura’s journey from an art student to a professional digital painter.

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

Padded Artist Glove

Comfy and cool! This two-finger artist glove, with extra padding, will help your hand glide on the screen without leaving palm or fingerprints it or activating palm detection. Great stocking filler for digital artists.

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

Adorable Apple Pencil Skin

Who doesn’t love a fun skin for their gadget? These animal-shaped Apple Pencil skins are a great way to bring joy into your daily art practice.
They are compatible with the 1st generation Apple Pencil, here is an alternative for the 2nd generation pencil.ย 

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

Apple Pencil Travel Case

Raise your hand if you’ve ever misplaced your Apple Pencil charging adapter. ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ I’m sure many of us have been there, here’s the solution: you can keep your Apple Pencil and accessories organized with this travel case.ย 

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

Mount Your Tablet for more flexibility

We artists are known for our less-than-ideal posture when drawing.ย  Spending hours and hours leaning over a tablet can do real damage to the spine and neck.
Tablet mounts have entered the chat. Mounting the drawing tablet allows you to change the angle and position of the tablet for maximum comfort.

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

Clean Desk, Clear Mind!

This is one of those things you don’t think of buying, but once you have it, you can’t live without it.ย 
Every digital artist ever has a cable jungle behind their desks, unless they have a cable organizer kit like this one.

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

Foot rest for Better Posture

Another one for better posture! We are clearly very passionate about the topic. ๐Ÿ˜€
Putting your feet up on a footrest relieves pressure from your joints and allows you to sit for long hours without getting that uncomfortable pins and needles sensation in your legs. Anyone receiving this gift will thank you later.

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

Sleek Mouse with RGB Lights

Most artists have a mouse already, what makes this so special? It lights up! ๐Ÿ’ก The mouse has customizable RGB backlights that will make even the most boring tasks a little more fun.

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

Calibrate your Monitor to Perfection

Seeing an accurate color on your monitor(s) is so important for digital artists. If you don’t feel like splurging on a certified color-accurate monitor, this handy tool will get the job done. Fire up the app, place theย SpyderX Pro on your screen and wait for the magic to happen. โœจ

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

Inspirational: The War of Art

Something every creative person should read… This uber-popular book by Steven Pressfield talks about the mental blocks creatives face, an action plan how to overcome the obstacles of ambition and in general how to succeed in the creative world. A life-changing must-read!

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

Budget-friendly Tablet

A digital artist’s first tablet! Artists don’t need expensive tools to create beautiful art. This Wacom Intuos Small is the perfect starter tablet for anyone looking to get into digital art.

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

Perfect Screen Tablet

Thisย HUION Kamvas 24 is the dream tablet for anyone looking to get serious about digital art. With its 24″ HD screen and super responsive pen, it feels like traditional art, but better. The ultimate splurge gift for digital artists.

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

"All-in-one tablet" for Art on the Go

In our Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting, we talked about the different tablets artists can go for, and we got a lot of questions about the “all-in-one” tablet. Is it good enough for pros? Who do you recommend it to?
The answer is: It depends on the artist!ย ย 

All-in-one tablets like thisย 2022 Apple 10.9-inch iPad are perfect for artists who like to draw away from home and don’t want to drag a tablet and a laptop with them everywhere they go. These tablets are on the pricey side, but they are powerful enough to create professional-level artwork.

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

Digital Painting Academy

Whether itโ€™s for yourself or the artist in your life, this world-class library of premium masterclasses, workshops, challenges, 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.

๐ŸŽ Get it here.

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