Five alternative Christmas gifts for the artist in your life

If anyone in your life has a thirst for writing, a passion to paint, or an appetite to scribe reams of beautiful poetry, you’ll know just how difficult it can be to buy these arty types a Christmas gift.
With this quick and easy list however, there’s something for every artist in your life:

For the Painter

Tate Annual Membership – £62 

With Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives at hand throughout the year, the annual membership card offers unlimited entry to all exhibitions and benefits at each of the galleries.
If you know someone who loves taking in the best that Britain has to offer, or simply needs inspiration towards their next big project, this simple card could unlock everything that they need.

For the Actor

Priority Membership to the National Theatre – £65 to £149


If you or someone you know is lucky enough to live in London, and loves attending the theatre, then you can buy them a Priority Membership gift to the National Theatre.
For as little as £65, they can enjoy priority booking, season brochures, 50 per cent discount on tickets and a subscription to Update, the National Theatre members’ magazine.

For the Writer:

Faber-Castell Fountain Pens – Starting from £41.58 (We’d have to suggest a Faber-Castell wouldn’t we?)


Every writer deserves his or her favourite pen, and with this fabulous Faber-Castell, for a very generous price, they can enjoy the craft of writing.
With a stainless steel nib, shiny chrome plated cap and precious resin barrel, this piece offers the perfect start for anyone who is looking to turn to write in 2014.

For the Photographer

National Geographic 12 Magazine Subscription – £19

Quite possibly one of the greatest magazines in circulation, National Geographic is a vast trophy of photographic wonder, and for a mere £19, you could supply a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.
With the magazine currently enjoying its 125th Anniversary year, gift members receive 12 magazines, a year’s membership to the National Geographic Society and four bonus posters throughout the year.

For the Musician

Spotify Gift Card – £9.99 to £119.88

The gift of unlimited music is pretty much hard to beat, especially when you have a musician in the family. With a £10, £30 or £120 gift card, you could gift someone you love up 12 months premium membership to Spotify.
Available from Argos, Tesco, Morrisons and Boots, you can invite somebody into a universe of music.

For the Director

Netflx Subscription Package – £5.99 to £71.88

If you think that you may have the world’s next Quentin Tarantino on your hands, then there’s nothing wrong with encouraging that talent by investing in a Netflix Gift Subscription.
From just £5.99, your special someone can enjoy a whole host of films, television programmes and documentaries on a variety of platforms – from their television, right through to their phone.

Anna has been a lover of stationery since the age of three, when she got her first red spotted pencil case. Lucky enough to work part time for The Pen Company, she is surrounded by stationery; the dream of many a collector!

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