Updated on December 1, 2015
2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Adult Colorists
Starting to wonder what to get the colorist in your life? Worried about how you’re going to satisfy their colorful tastes this holiday?
Then wonder no more because, whether they’re a newbie or dedicated fan, we’ve pulled together the perfect guide to 18 totally desirable gifts for anyone who digs adult coloring. Santa, are you listening?
1. The Pencil Scatterer
Deluxe Pencil Case, $32.55. We all know the scene: colored pencils in cups, in trays, under cushions, rolling off the dining room table…..Inspire your colorist to organize and hide away their pencils and markers with this zippered case. The case holds up to120 pencils: 60 slots holding 2 pencils each. Made of waterproof material, the case is 10.5″L x 8″W x 3″H when closed.
2. The Classy Colorist
Global Art Leather Pencil Case, $21.30 Colorists come from all backgrounds – a couple of members of our coloring community are “C”-level executives who regularly take 20-minute coloring breaks during the work-day. However, pulling out a baggie of colored pencils doesn’t quite work in the office. This classy, sleek leather case holds 48 pencils nice and securely. Available in brown or black, it measures 4.8″W x 7.5″L x 1.5″H. Also available for 24, 72, 96 or 120 pencils.
3. Time Manager
Posh Coloring 2016 Day-to-Day Calendar, $12.33 provides more than 300 dramatic images to color. A bit of old-school scheduling with a mini-coloring session on each page for a year’s worth of fun! Great stocking stuffer.
4. Mind-bending Challenge
Ooz & Oz Morph-O-Scopes, from $5.00. The Morph-O-Scopes concept is inspired by an ingenious 500 year-old Chinese optical illusion art technique – “anamorphosis” – adored by Renaissance artists and employed by spies to conceal dangerous messages. It uses curved mirrors to magically decode mysterious morphed images into readable reflections – “Coloring meets funhouse mirror magic.” Originally designed for kids, adults are finding these unique coloring pages offer a different mindful experience. You can start with a single downloadable printable (the Decoder is mailed separately), all the way to having a custom morph made for your giftee using a single illustration of your choice. Ooz &Oz is offering our readers 20% off for orders placed before January 1, 2016: use promo code 20adultcoloring101.
5. The Eco-Conscious Colorist
Faber-Castell 24-count Triangular Colored EcoPencils, $7.95. Not only do these colored pencils have smooth, bright colors, they are made from reforested wood, preserving natural forests. Their triangular shape is ergonomic easier to hold – and won’t roll off your work surface. Require a Trio Pencil Sharpener, $6.35.
6. Hip Colorist
GUchina Handmade Canvas Pencil Wrap, $25.99. The fabric, both the exterior and lining, is a thick canvas. The cover is available in a few funky patterns. Fully open, it’s about 32″L x 8″H high and holds 72 pencils or slim markers. A covered section along the bottom protects points.
7. Collaborative Coloring
Pirasta Really Big Coloring Poster – Food Fight, $32.00. The family that colors together….! Transform your wall or floor into a ginormous coloring page, 63″H x 36″W. Made in the USA, printed with vegetable ink on recycled content. You can even attach the poster to the wall with painter’s tape.
8. & 9. The Coffee Klatch
Large Coffee Mug, $12.95 (left) Color Scale Travel Mug, $19.95 (right). The premium-sized 15 ounce ceramic coffee mug has a large easy-to-grip handle and a steady base. Dishwasher and microwave safe, it’s easy to clean and for reheating. 4.5″H x 3.25″D. The stainless steel travel mug will keep your beverage hot or cold with its double-wall vacuum insulation technology. Top handles make it easy to carry when you’re on the go .Dishwasher safe, but to preserve the print quality, the manufacturer recommends hand washing. Holds 16 ounces. 7.25″H x 3.25″D.
10. Keep It Cool, Dude
Colored Pencil Flip-flops, $25.50. One benefit of coloring is its ability to relax us. So, why not wear the ultimate footwear for laid-back lifestyles? These flip-flops are available in kids’, men’s and women’s sizes. Rubber soles with matching comfort contoured straps are available in blue (shown), black, orange, and pink.
11. & 12. Get Cozy with a Good (Coloring) Book
Throw Blanket, $48.99 (left) and Colored Pencils Pillow, $19.99 (right). Coloring is all about relaxation – so why not do it comfortably? Wrap yourself in this 50″W x 60″L fleece blanket printed with premium ink and machine washable, and put up your – or head – on the 18″W x 18″D ultra-soft brushed twill throw pillow. The pillow includes an insert and the zippered cover can be removed for easy laundering.
13. Stuff the Stocking
Color Your Own Tote Bag, $4.29. Whether you need a stocking stuffer for a colorist, a unique way to wrap your gifts, or even a stocking, this canvas bag suits the bill. 8″H x 8″W, with 4″ handles, you can color it with permanent markers (not included), but be sure to put a few layers of paper inside so that the ink doesn’t bleed to the other side of the bag. This is quite small, but your giftee could easily stuff it with a bottle of water, a tray of pencils and a pocket-sized coloring book for coloring on the go.
14. Cooking Up Some Color
Gifts for Artists Apron, $23.99. Spice up conversations in the kitchen or around the BBQ with this durable custom apron. Ideal for cooking, baking, grilling or bartending, it’s perfect for any colorist/foodie. Made of heavy, machine-washable, high-quality cotton twill, the apron is 31″L x 29″W with a drawstring waist and two front pockets. Available in white, khaki (shown), or lemon.
15. Crayons on the Wall
Colored Pencil Wall Decal, $22.00. Wall Decals are printed on heavy grade vinyl with a unique adhesive which allows the decal to be removed and re-applied multiple times. And colorists are known to try multiple areas in the house until they find just the right spot. This decal can easily move around with him or her without damaging the wall. The print is also available as canvas art (from $64.00) and a framed print (from $69.00)
16. Starter Package
Crayola Color Escapes Adult Coloring Pages & Pencil Kit, $24.99 If you have a newbie on your gift list, Crayola (yes, Crayola) to the rescue! They have put together a package that includes includes 12 Premium Coloring Pages, 12 Crayola Fine Line Markers and 50 Crayola Colored Pencils. The pencils and markers are long-standing favorites in the adult coloring world. This would also make a great gift for your office Secret Santa or Yankee Swap. Available with Nature (shown), Kaleidoscope, Garden, or Geometric-themed illustrations.
17. Read All About It
Adult Coloring 101 ebook, $0.99. Our book, a Kindle #1 Best Seller, introduces new colorists to the basic techniques and tools to make adult coloring a relaxing experience instead of a challenge. It also contains reviews of some of our favorite adult coloring books, and a few – sometimes humorous – ideas about what to do with tools that have reached the end of their useful lives.
18. Nice – not Naughty – Colorists on Your List
Amazon Kindle Fire 8 HD, $149.99. For less than half the price of an iPad Mini, you can give another tool for coloring using apps (yup, there are apps for that!). Feature-full, it has an 8″ HD screen, rear-facing 5 MP camera, front-facing HD camera, Wi-Fi, and pretty much any other feature your colorist could want or need.
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