Think like a painter when you are deciding how to make gift baskets for artists. Keep in mind that paints and paintbrushes are only the beginning when it comes to what an artist would and could use as the creative juices begin to flow. When putting together a gift basket for an artist, you need to be as creative as your artist is.
Containers for an Artist Gift Basket
If Using an Easel As Your Gift Basket Container
Stand the easel up, and clip the tablet of paper or canvas to the board. Set the paints and the cup on the easel shelf. If the easel will be used at a cottage or near another outdoor scene, you might want to include something in the gift that would say "cottage" to the recipient of the gift, such as a wind sock or chime with a lighthouse on it.
If Using a Picnic Basket As Your Gift Basket Container
When we think of picnic baskets, we tend to think in terms of romance, so let's assume this artist will have company. Maybe the artist will paint while his/her lover naps or reads. Gift baskets that include a picnic basket means there probably will be company along on this excursion, so include something to keep both parties busy.
If Using a Suitcase on Wheels As Your Gift Basket Container
One can assume that if a suitcase on wheels is used, then the recipient will be on the move. That could mean a visit to the zoo, a trip to the airport, a jaunt down the street to the park or any other trek that would include roads, sidewalks and/or other hard surfaces where wheels would have smooth sailing.
If Using a Backpack As Your Gift Basket Container
Assuming the backpack is chosen because your artist is planning on moving on foot, perhaps into remote areas, there are a few additional things to keep in mind such as mountains, meadows, forests and what they entail. This artist will need rain gear and sunglasses.
If your artist is a watercolor-only artist, forget the oils and acrylics and stick to watercolors. Knowing your artist and what his or her habits and/or likes and dislikes include will go a long way in helping you create the perfect masterpiece gift basket, whether you use an easel, a suitcase on wheels, a picnic basket or a backpack. For this gift basket, however, paints and paintbrushes are a must.
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