A Gift Guide for the Creative Souls in Your Life

Here are 10 gift ideas for creative people in your life!

We all have that one friend that we can always look to for their creative gifts and inspiration. Whether they're an artist, writer, designer, or simply someone who thrives on unleashing their imagination, finding the ideal gift for them can be an exciting yet challenging task. Those who see the world through the lens of art, who find inspiration in the everyday, and who love to bring their imagination to life deserve something as special and one-of-a-kind as they are.

At Scout, we understand the importance of celebrating creativity and we're here to help you choose a gift that will light up their creative spirit. Luckily for you, we specialize in unique and intentionally-made gifts from mindful makers that are sure to spark the creative spirit in your loved ones.

Here are our top 10 picks that are sure to leave your artistic friends and family feeling endlessly inspired!


1 | A Sketchbook from Seedlings
A canvas for creativity with a touch of nature.

Every artist's journey starts with a blank page. This notebook pack from Seedlings not only provides space for all their artistic ideas but also a unique twist – its wrapping paper contains wildflower seeds! Your gift will not only ignite their creative spark but also sow the seeds of beautiful blooms. It’s truly a gift that’ll keep on giving.

2 | Jasmine + Mint Candle from Sydney Hale

A hint of inspiration.

Did you know that certain scents can stimulate and boost creativity? A 2013 study explored the effects of jasmine oil and peppermint on emotions and well-being through inhalation. They found that the two scents have a positive effect on your mood and nervous system. Not only do they smell lovely, they have a beneficial effect on your mental well-being! This lovely Jasmine + Mint Candle from Sydney Hale brings together the soothing scent of jasmine and the invigorating aroma of mint, creating the perfect ambiance to let their imagination run wild.

3 | A Visually Beautiful Puzzle

Art in pieces, and as a whole.

Puzzles aren’t just a pastime, they can also be a piece of art once completed. Not to toot our own horn, but our puzzle collection has some pretty frame-worthy designs! Choose one that complements their style so that once they complete the puzzle, it’ll make a captivating piece of artwork for their creative sanctuary. It's a gift that inspires on so many levels.

4 | Cross Stitch Kit
Crafting creativity, one stitch at a time.

If you’re looking for a unique hobby that could easily become their new obsession, look no further. Cross stitch kits offer just that. The meditative nature of cross-stitching combined with the joy of creating intricate patterns makes it a perfect gift for those who love to bring art into the everyday.

5 | Watercolour Paint Gift Set

Artistry with a heart for nature.

Beam Paints is an Indigenous maker from Manitoulin Island. All of their sets are sustainably made using reclaimed white birch blocks. This beautiful paint palette is not just a feast for the eyes but also for the conscience. The vivid colors and eco-friendly production make it a thoughtful gift for the creative and environmentally conscious soul.

6 | A Unique Art Print

The perfect piece to complement their growing collection.

Every art lover appreciates the beauty of a well-curated collection. Why not gift them a unique art print that resonates with their style? It's the perfect addition to their creative abode. Even better, it’ll double as a lasting source of inspiration!

7 | A Handmade Ceramic Vase
A vessel of inspiration.

Creative people often have a keen eye for detail and design. This lovely handmade ceramic vase from Good Stuff Pots is not just a container for flowers, it's a work of art in itself. Its unique texture and design will add a special touch to their creative space.

8 | Eye-catching Glassware

For the one-of-a-kind personality.

Is your creative friend known for their eclectic and bold taste? You can never go wrong with gifting them some eye-catching glassware that matches their one-of-a-kind personality. We have bold art deco designs as well as cute and fun glasses to add a touch of "YAY” to their day. Whether it's for everyday use or special occasions, these pieces will surely make a statement.

9 | Temporary Tattoos

Express yourself without the commitment.

Tattoos are a form of self-expression, and temporary tattoos offer all the fun without the permanency. They are a playful way for the artistic soul to experiment with different designs and styles, reflecting their ever-evolving creativity.

10 | Make Your Own Fun Book

Encourage them to try something new!

Artists thrive on new experiences and challenges. This unique guided journal is a journey of inspiration and self-discovery that will help illuminate new ideas and possibilities. Filled with thoughtfully crafted prompts and challenges, it's designed to push their creative boundaries and encourage them to try something new. Watch as their artistry reaches new heights with every page turned!

Finding the perfect gift for creative people in your life means understanding their unique perspectives and interests. Scout's carefully curated selection of gifts from local makers and mindful brands offers a wide variety of choices that are sure to excite and inspire the imaginative minds you care about. So go ahead, celebrate their artistic spirit, and show them how much you value their creative expressions. Happy gifting!

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