2021 Gift Guide: Shopping for the Creative Type

November 9, 2021

The holiday season is nearly upon us — and we bet you have that one friend or family member who is always challenging to buy for. If that particular person is the creative type (they’re into photography, design, art, etc.), then this creative gift guide will help you find the perfect gift for them.

Olive And June Mani Kits

Have someone who loves to express themselves through nail polish and nail designs? You’ve got to see these Olive and June Manicure Kits. Our favorite is the Berry Smoothie Set

olive & june berry smoothie set manicure kit

Olive and June polish are salon-quality and long-lasting. Plus, each kit comes with 5 different colors, which allows for so many design choices. Let your loved one or friend get creative with their nails!

Color Factory Tuck and Toss Bag

We love everything in the Color Factory store, but the Color Factory Tuck and Toss Bag is definitely a favorite! 

color factory rainbow tote bag

These bags are versatile — and you can fold them up into a small pouch size to take them on the go. Just think of the endless possibilities: Your creative friend can use it for their camera, swimsuit or exercise gear, groceries, paint set… it can be used in so many creative ways. Plus, who doesn’t love a good rainbow bag?

Spectrum Wall Planner

Creative people often get a bad rap for being unorganized. Which, over at LISH Creative, we can promise is not always true. But, in case the creative person in your life is a bit scattered, this Spectrum Wall Planner from Anthropologie is perfect. 

spectrum wall planner anthropologie

These colorful, full-sized monthly calendars are customizable, so you can use them during any month or year. They’re also so colorful and big — measuring 30″L, 20.5″W! Plus, they look super cute hanging up and are the perfect apartment or office decor. 

Rainbow Card Holder

If your creative friend doesn’t carry around large bags or purses, and especially if you see them carrying around their ID and credit with their phone and keys — it’s time to help them collect the pieces! But they don’t need a boring wallet or purse. They need a rainbow card holderrainbow card holder zipper pouch

This card holder has room for 4 cards and has a zipper pouch so they can keep their keys or cash on hand, too! Plus, it comes with a lanyard to put around your neck or wrist.

French Fry Earrings

Yes, you read that correctly. Our next favorite gift are these BaubleBar French Fry Earrings. french fry earrings

Made of 18K gold, these earrings are the cutest gift for the french fry lover in your life. Because BaubleBar has so many creative and unique earring sets, it was definitely hard to pick our favorite. But french fries are the perfect side dish for any meal and now you can even wear (or gift) them! Talk about a statement piece.

Colorful Backgammon Set 

Backgammon may look like a complex game, but you can normally learn the rules in under 10 minutes. The game board is traditionally black and white or green and black, but here at LISH Creative you know we love to do all things bright. So we found this colorful backgammon set from the Museum of Modern Art! museum of modern art backgammonIt’s not just an awesome and easy game to play while entertaining guests, but a beautiful piece of decor that any creative color lover will appreciate.

Rainbow Steak Knives  

Need we say more? Who wouldn’t want rainbow steak knives in their house? Once again, the Museum of Modern Art gives us a gift that we want for ourselves!

museum of modern art rainbow knives

This set includes 12 knives in colors ranging from black to pink and every color in between. This gift is the perfect way to help your creative friend host a steak dinner or dinner party with even more pizazz.

Folio Planner 

This folio planner with abstract shapes & designs on the cover is awesome for someone who’s super busy or needs help to stay organized. 

folio planner designs

It is a simple planner that also has room to store paper and business cards, allowing creative professionals who are also always on the go to have everything they need in one easy-to-carry place!

Abstract Candle

Candles are always a great gift… but they all look the same, don’t they? We love this bumpy candle because it makes a statement — and it has a gorgeous patchouli and pear scent! 

This unique candle holder is a beautiful piece for any living room or bedroom and it smells so heavenly! It is not your average candle and can easily add a bit of funk to a tablescape or a bookcase. 


AirPods Case 

Is your creative friend a music lover? They probably take their headphones with them everywhere, then. This colorful AirPods Pro case is great for anyone who enjoys music, podcasts, or audiobooks.

Rifle Paper CO. Airpod Protective Case

Keeping their AirPods safe while being super cute, this case comes in multiple vibrant patterns and includes a beautiful golden hook to attach to a purse, backpack, or set of keys. It is also wireless charging compatible, so they don’t have to take it off whenever their pods run out of juice!

Macaron Sidewalk Chalk

Know someone who loves to draw — or who just loves macarons? This macaron sidewalk chalk set mixes both loves and creates a great gift.

sidewalk chalk macaron shapes

Almost too realistic to draw with, this macaron sidewalk chalk set comes with 12 pieces all wrapped nicely in a box, just like real macarons! The perfect gift for the creative child at heart who just wants to create chalk murals or drawing wherever they go! Just make sure they don’t eat these…

Looking For Other Gift Guides?

There are so many other gifts we could have added to this creative gift guide. Remember, no matter what you decide to give your creative friend or family member, they will love it! Just don’t be afraid to get a little creative yourself.

Have other people you’re looking to buy for? Check out our other gift guides here.


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