A complete gift guide for the creative in your life. These are perfect gifts for all budgets including hand lettering supplies, hand lettering adjacent items and where to find them to make shopping easy for the brush lettering lover in your life!
When I decided I wanted to learn how to brush letter years ago, I quickly became obsessed. Enamoured. All of the above. I put supplies on my list every birthday and Christmas and honestly… my loved ones didn’t know what the heck that meant.
So if you have someone in your life who is a creative who has suggested they’re interested in brush lettering or even hand lettering in general… this gift guide is here to help!
We have something on here for every budget and every skill level- plus links to easily order them. Happy shopping!
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- Anyone who does hand lettering or art in general would love a beautiful sketchbook. Bundle a simple spiral one like this with some brush lettering markers for a perfect gift!
- This is a photo of my lettering where I used Ink and a brush. I totally recommend you test out a Pentel Aquash + Ink if you love this look! It’s great for beginners too as it’s almost impossible to fray these brushes and costs a lot less to go through a ton of ink than purchasing markers.
- One of my favourite markers to letter with is the Tombow Dual Brush Pen. I always use plain black, but for a gift? This pack is full of some beautiful colours!
- If you’re going to be gifting brush markers… why not gift them with some smooth Marker Paper?! This is the brand I buy most often.
- This was on my wishlist for years and today I finally got it for myself!. And for $6, I really should have sooner! An Envelope Guide is the perfect way to make letters aligned and spaced beautifully.
- A T Ruler is like a standard ruler but even better. The T hangs over the edge of the paper and helps you line up perfectly perpendicular. I use mine all the time!
- I recently picked up a couple Ecoline Brush Pens and am obsessed with the gradient colour they let out! You can see it in action in this video.
- When I’m creating a final piece, my favourite tool to avoid pencil lines is a Light Pad! It’s great for anyone just starting as well as they can easily trace templates! This one is super affordable and has great reviews.
- I received this Florals By Hand book by one of my fave artists, Alli K last year for Christmas and it’s so beautiful and fun to try different artists’ techniques. If you have a lettering lover in your life, I can almost guarantee they’d have fun adding line art to their lettering!
- Okay, this list wouldn’t be complete without me suggesting a gift certificate to my Learn to Brush Letter e-course! If the giftee on your list is just getting into brush lettering, my e-course would be so perfect for them- it’s comprehensive from how to hold a brush pen to how to flourish and complete a final piece.
- These brush pens are newer to me but after finding them this spring, I’m obsessed! The Zebra Midliner Brush Pens are a bit smaller than the Tombow Dual Brush Pens but still a great size brush- they’re what I use on most of my practice sheets now!
- A Rhodia Dot Pad is a great gift idea to package up with some brush markers! The dots help with lining up compositions and the paper is so smooth for markers!
- Last but not least, the Tombow Fude Markers are some of my very fave pens. They’re much smaller than the other brushes in this collection and are the perfect size for addressing envelopes and cards.
- How about a beautiful pencil pouch for that lettering lover to keep all of their favourite supplies? Of course, there are so many options out there, but I love how this one folds down!
- Bonus! If your lettering lover is also a churchgoer- this journal is beyond beautiful. It was gifted to me years ago and I so enjoyed filling it. Or if you have a large budget, this interleaved bible is gorgeous. That means they can letter verses as they read on the pages without the ink soaking through to the text on the next page.
I hope that you enjoy these suggestions! If you’re buying for yourself… honestly I have and love each of these items. So treat yo’self ;)
If you’d like to gift your creative the gift of learning, I’d love if you considered my ‘Learn Brush Lettering’ E-Course (you can see the GC version here) or if they’re just getting started, the ‘Steal My Lettering’ Practice Page Bundle.
I’ve been teaching hand lettering since 2016 and have received such wonderful feedback on both of these products.
You can use the code #giftguideHL to get 10% off either of the products!
More Brush Lettering Resources
If you’re interested in learning to brush letter I have a free Brush Lettering QUICKSTART guide and video training you will love! It’s the best place to start.
You can check that out RIGHT HERE.
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