Mark Nitschke's Gift Ideas for Digital Artists


What to get that particular artist in your life? Here are a few ideas…

What kind of gifts do you get that picky artist in your life? Are you so frustrated that you are about to just give up and not give any gifts? Here are 5 ideas that are sure please even the hardest of scrooge-esc artists.

Stylish Glove?

Why do Digital artists wear that silly Micheal Jackson like glove when they are working on their tablets? Well, it isn’t just for style points. It does actually help with keeping your tablet only seeing your digital work and not your sweaty palm. So, what better gift than getting a spare glove?


The universal gift of caffeine. This is always a much appreciated gift and the gift that keeps on giving. This may seem like to easy of a gift to give, but a Starbucks (or whatever favorite cafe place) gift card is always a welcome gift. Who doesn’t appreciate their favorite drink on someone else’s tab?

Books, Books and more Books

Finding time to read seems to get harder and harder these days. One way that I have made more time for reading this year is to listen to books. Audible is really the best way that I have found to do this. Their platform is great, and I always seem to find what I am looking for. A subscription here will definitely score high with your busy artist.

Digital Pens

Creating digital art requires two things. A tablet of some kind and a stylus of some kind. While digital tools are designed to last, they still do wear out. Plus, it is always nice to have a backup. So, a great gift idea is to get your artist an extra stylus. Now, you do need to do some snooping around for this gift to find out what tool your artist uses. Apple Pencil or Wacom Stylus or something else? Maybe just some new nibs is also a great idea!

Educational Resources

Self education is something everyone should be doing. Keeping your mind sharp is one of the best things, mentally, you can do for yourself. There are countless online resources for this, but one of my favorites is Skillshare. There are so many different courses and teachers on the platform, there really is something for any type of artist out there.

So, here are five different ideas for you get that hard to shop for artist in your life. No matter what you get your artist, remember that your support and love means more than any gift can ever give. Hope you have the happiest of holidays!