Christmas time is almost here and you know what THAT means: time to figure out what to gift that special some one who is into coloring.
Well, fear no more, my dear friend. I have searched high and low in all the realms of the internet so you don’t have to. Behold! Here are 10 gifts your coloring friend will enjoy:
The Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencil Box by Faber-Castell
These pencils bring the best of two worlds. If you like to color pages or books with regular pencils, you can do that. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to give watercoloring a shot, you can do that too! The vibrant pigments mixed with water make your artwork POP!
These pencils are not cheap. They’re very high quality and won’t break if you sharpen them with a regular sharpener which is a huge plus!
The Pentel Aquash water brush
Remember when you were little and did watercoloring with that dirty grayish water in a glass? How many times did your cat push it over and ruin a perfect piece of art?
Enter the Aquash water brush to the rescue!! This beautiful nylon brush comes in three different sizes: fine, medium and large. Each one has a small water deposit. Just fill it with water, get your watercolors and squeeze! By squeezing the deposit you control how diluted your colors will be and don’t worry, no matter how many colors you mix, the deposit will never get dirty. Cleaning the brush is very easy as well.
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner, 36 colors set
If you love doing detailed work, these water based ink pens are perfect for you.
The 0.3 mm tips will let you fill the tiniest spaces of a coloring page. And if you’re the patient type, they’ll keep you coloring for hours. Left them uncapped? Not to worry! They won’t dry up for days.
Color Me Calm: 100 Coloring Templates for Meditation and Relaxation (A Zen Coloring Book)
Designed by therapist Lacy Mucklow and designer Angela Porter, this book features 100 unique designs of Mandalas, water scenes. forest scenes, geometric patterns, flora & fauna designs and nature patterns.
It is a helpful way to channel your anxiety. Both authors have a few other books exploring other topics, like happiness, stress relief and better sleep.
2017 Wall Calendar by Anke Weckmann
New year, new calendar.
What better way to bring in 2017 and start a coloring habit than with these beautiful illustrations by German artist Anke Weckmann. They feature people, animals and nature and showcase her unique style. The calendar is printed on thick paper, perfect for coloring even with felt tip pens.
If you don’t feel like coloring any of these pages, all of them look beautiful in black & white.
Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book
Johanna Basford is the rock star of coloring books.
With 11 million copies sold worldwide, and the book that launched the coloring for adults craze, you can’t go wrong.
Her ink illustrations are very detailed. You’ll be spending hours coloring.
Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book (Irreverent Book Series) (Volume 1)
Yes, sometimes you go through days like that make you want to yell at EVERYONE.
What better way to release stress, anger, frustration than saying a few subversive words and coloring doodles, animals and fairies.
Breathe in, breathe out, grab your pencils and tell everyone else to f*ck off. ?
Mandala Coloring Book, Vol. 1
According to Carl Jung, Mandalas are “the psychological expression of the totality of the self.”
To me, they’re a way to focus when I’m anxious. Once I get started either creating or coloring one, I feel more relaxed. So will you, just don’t be too hard on yourself if you color over the lines. The point of coloring isn’t perfection, it’s mindfulness and relaxation.
This book features 20 coloring pages and 20 motivational quotes that you can print as often as you like on the paper of your choice. It’s available as an instant download.
I hope this little guide makes getting or buying a present easier for you. If you have other suggestions for this list, feel free to add them in the comments.