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

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 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 OBEGood 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 twintippeduse 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.

 Luxury Gift For Professionals

Professional Watercolour Compact Set


Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour is the paint of choice for many illustrators and cartoonists. Lightweight and portable, this set contains a selection of 14 of our highest quality watercolours and several useful mixing surfaces, an additional sliding palette and mediums dish.


Professional Watercolour Field Box


The Swiss Army Knife of painting sets, this durable, practical field box is a must have for any serious outdoor artistIt contains a brush, sponge, water containers and 12 half pans of our highest quality Artists Watercolour.


Artists’ Oil Colour Introductory Set

The ideal introductory oil set for professionals, this set contains a selection of 10 x 21ml tubes of Artists’ Oil Colour, our highest pigmented range. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to experiment with exceptional quality materials safe in the knowledge that we have chosen 10 ideal colours for a starter palette.

Artist Oil Colour Introductory Set