Gift guide: choose the perfect gift for the creative people in your life

Article Gifts For Creatives

We’ve consulted our experts here at Winsor & Newton and put together this practical guide to help you choose perfectly matched gifts for the creative people in your life.

From beginners who picked up their first paintbrush in lockdown to fully fledged artists, there’s something for all abilities.

Gifts for beginners

More people than ever have turned to creativity this year, so fuel their imagination with these bespoke, no hassle gifts selected by our experts.

Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour 10x37ml Tube Set

Experiment with oil, minus the mess. These paints have been modified to be used and cleaned with water but perform the same. Perfect for artists who share a workspace or don’t want solvents in school or at home.

Artisan Oil Colours

Cotman Watercolours Deluxe Sketchers’ Pocket Box

This is an essential set for any budding artist who wants portable art materials. Containing 16 high quality pigment colours, a brush and a pallet that can all fit in your pocket.

Cotman Water Colour


Galeria Acrylic Galeria Complete Set

Popular for its quick drying properties and use on multiple surfaces, this acrylic starter kit contains everything an artist needs to start painting right away – just open the box. Includes a canvas, brushes and pallet as well as 9 tubes of acrylic.

Galeria Acrylic Set

Gifts for sketchers, illustrators and designers

Our world-class range of graphic art materials inspire everyone from illustrators and designers to curious doodlers. These sets contain an impressive spectrum of colours to keep creativity flowing.

Studio Collection Watercolour Pencil x24

Explore stunning watercolour effects and rich, vibrant hues with these versatile thick-core pencils. Use like regular pencils or blend with water. Perfect for creating expressive artwork on the go and presented in a stylish metal tin.

Studio Collection Watercolour Pencil x24


Drawing Inks – Henry Collection Ink Pack

Named after one of our founders, this collection of inks are a staple for any drawing enthusiast. This pack of 8 inks contain vibrant colours are all individually designed by Michael Peters OBE. Good luck resisting the urge to collect all 26 colours in our ink range!

Drawing Inks – Henry Collection Ink Pack

Designers Gouache Introductory Set

Like watercolour paint, but opaque rather than transparent, gouache is popular with designers, illustrators and artists across the globe who use it to create bold, vibrant posters, comics and artworks. This ideal starter set contains 10 tubes in varying colours.

Designers Gouache Introductory Set

Promarker 96 Extended Collection

Essentially a rainbow in a box, this 96 piece kit is the ultimate collection of Promarkers. Presented in an illustrated storage box by Vedran Misic, it contains every colour from our Promarker spectrum. Each pen is twin-tipped, use the fine for precise detailing and line work and the broad nib for quick visuals and filling in larger areas.

Promarker 96 Extended Collection


Luxury gifts for professionals

Designed to last and containing the highest quality materials these statement sets will make a lasting impression.

Professional Watercolour Lightweight Sketchers’ Box – 24 Half Pans

Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour is the paint of choice for many illustrators and cartoonists. Lightweight and portable, this set contains a selection of 24 high quality colours and is presented in a tin that doubles as a pallet.

Cotman Watercolours

Artists’ Oil Colour Bamboo Box – Tube Set

This beautifully presented bamboo box is sure to be a welcome addition to any artist’s studio. Winsor & Newton Artists’ Oil Colour is unmatched for its purity, quality and reliability. Includes 8 tubes plus various accessories, it’s got everything an oil artist needs.

Artists Oil Colour Bamboo Box

Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Brush – No.7 – Wood Box

Housed in a special edition oak box, the Series 7 No.7 brush is handmade in England using only the finest quality Kolinsky sable hair. Originally commissioned by Queen Victoria, this is every watercolourists dream brush and the perfect gift for a true fine artist.

Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Brush - No