Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on your List
November 22, 2017
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Trying to find the perfect gift for that Creative person in your life? Check out the Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on Your List at Halfpint Design. Holiday gift ideas, gifts for creative friends, gifts for makers, gifts for creative entrepreneurs.

Gift Guide for the Creative

Do you struggle with what to get the creatives in your life? It can be scary to choose the right thing or worse…trying to DIY something for the Martha Stewart in your neighborhood! Don’t get intimidated by their mad skills. You’ve got the Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on your List and are going to rock their creative world!

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The Gift of Tools

What is a Woman without her tools? It is possible to do most things without the proper tools but it’s a WHOLE LOT better for a smooth project to have what you need. The tools I absolutely cannot live without:

Cricut Explore Air

Trying to find the perfect gift for that Creative person in your life? I can't live without my Cricut! Check out the rest of the ideas on the Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on Your List at Halfpint Design. Holiday gift ideas, gifts for creative friends, gifts for makers, gifts for creative entrepreneurs.

Cricut Explore Air: My project times are cut in half at the very least. No more trips to the scrapbook store for die cutting tools. No more scissors and intricate cutting for party decor! A new creative world opens up when you have an electronic cutting machine. After receiving another brand’s machine as a gift with disappointing results, I recommend the Cricut Explore Air 2 for anyone from beginner to serious maker for ease of use out of the box, detailed tutorials for learning more advanced options, and a fabulous library to choose from.

Cricut Maker

Trying to find the perfect gift for that Creative person in your life? I can't live without my Cricut Explore Air but I've also asked Santa for the new Circut Maker! I mean, wouldn't you want to cut dinosaurs out of wood like this? Check out the rest of the ideas on the Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on Your List at Halfpint Design. Holiday gift ideas, gifts for creative friends, gifts for makers, gifts for creative entrepreneurs.

That said, I AM dreaming of the day that I can have my very own Cricut Maker! Do I need it? No. But I feel like this machine has so many other capabilities it is conceivable to have and use BOTH for different things. If you sell handmade goods there’s a pretty good chance the Maker can streamline production. I can’t wait to give it a try someday {I hope} soon. Imagine being able to design and cut wood projects like these dinosaurs from your very own craft room!

Rotary Paper Trimmer

Trying to find the perfect gift for that Creative person in your life? This paper trimmer is not sexy but it is SOOOO functional. I use mine every day! Check out the rest of the ideas on the Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on Your List at Halfpint Design. Holiday gift ideas, gifts for creative friends, gifts for makers, gifts for creative entrepreneurs.

And for those times when straight lines are all I need the Heavy Duty 18″ Rotary Paper Trimmer does it. I love this thing and use it almost daily. The larger size allows me to cut 12×12 scrapbook papers as well as 11×17 prints without creases. If you’ve ever used a smaller size….you know what I’m talking about!

Bone Folder

A Bone Folder, Now if you are like me you’re wondering what in the world this is. My graphic designer friend gave me this little tidbit and it’s changed the way I fold paper forever! This simple little tool helps get straight even creases every time.

The Gift of Organization

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So…everyone who knows me gives me a 10 minute buffer cause I’m always late. They also know MY areas of the house are pretty messy. Organization of tools and time is such a GIFT! These items can help other creatives get a little more organized too.

Key Finders

Trying to find the perfect gift for that Creative person in your life? Wireless key finder fobs are on my wish list for Santa! I can't be the only one that constantly loses my keys, phone, tv remote, etc! Check out the rest of the ideas on the Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on Your List at Halfpint Design. Holiday gift ideas, gifts for creative friends, gifts for makers, gifts for creative entrepreneurs.

Wireless key finder fobs are on my wish list for Santa! I can’t be the only one that constantly loses my keys and phone! In my defense, I have 3 “helpers” that often lose them for me. I’ve been thinking they’d also be perfect to keep track of the TV remotes, kids lunch boxes, and my daughter’s homework folder! Does your family misplace stuff as often as mine!?

The Perfect Planner

Trying to find the perfect gift for that Creative person in your life? I've always been a planner user but this planner just might be my favorite one ever! And how cute is this boho cover!? Get organized for next year. Check out the rest of the ideas on the Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on Your List at Halfpint Design. Holiday gift ideas, gifts for creative friends, gifts for makers, gifts for creative entrepreneurs.

I’ve been a planner user my whole adult life. I’m actually quite organized when it comes to keeping track of appointments and getting projects done for OTHER PEOPLE. It’s staying on top of my personal life, three kiddos schedules, and a constantly changing work schedule for my husband that makes me crazy. I found the Passion Planner this year and I’m hooked. I love this thing. It’s got many features of your standard planner but I love that it also gives you encouragement and bits of wisdom, serves as a gratitude journal, and promotes goal setting and tracking. I prefer a Compact Passion Planner that easily fits in my purse, but standard sizes and custom covers are also available. How cute is this limited edition Boho cover!? I kind of love it.

The Gift of Time

If you are creative, you are also prone to over scheduling, overcommitting, and overworking yourself. It’s not because we don’t know how to say “No”. Just ask my kids. It’s that we get to do what we love every day. Our enthusiasm is contagious and people want to be part of it. I’m always excited for a new opportunity even when staying up til all hours to get it done. To help me prioritize my day I’ve found several indispensable tools that allow me to spend time doing what I love: creating, designing, and being with my family.

A Fabulous Morning Routine

Trying to find the perfect gift for that Creative person in your life? I'm not a morning person but this book will have you thinking twice about sleeping in. This has made a real impact on my life and my marriage. Check out the rest of the ideas on the Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on Your List at Halfpint Design. Holiday gift ideas, gifts for creative friends, gifts for makers, gifts for creative entrepreneurs.

It all starts with your outlook first thing in the morning. I am NOT a morning person, nor do I anticipate ever becoming one. BUT. This book “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod changed the way I view everything. It also improved my marriage {which was fine, but now is great} when we started doing our morning routine together. You tackle all of your most important goals very first thing.

Lots of Gratitude

Trying to find the perfect gift for that Creative person in your life? I used to write in a journal religiously. Now I have 3 kids and a job so journaling usually gets put off for weeks at a time. The 5-Minute Journal allows busy people like me to keep track of their highs and lows, set goals for improvement and record all our blessings in the craziest of days. Having a gratitude journal not only increases your own joy but decreases stress and lowers your chances for depression. Is that worth 5 minutes a day? I think so. Check out the rest of the ideas on the Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on Your List at Halfpint Design. Holiday gift ideas, gifts for creative friends, gifts for makers, gifts for creative entrepreneurs.

Hal recommends a gratitude journal as part of your Miracle Morning and if you aren’t using the sidebar of your Passion Planner to record your blessings The 5-Minute Journal is an incredibly easy way to keep track of your daily highs and lows; to see progress and feel incredibly blessed no matter your circumstance.

House Cleaning Service

Trying to find the perfect gift for that Creative person in your life? Cleaning? Ain't no one got time for that! This is one thing that I delegate to the professionals. Check out the rest of the ideas on the Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on Your List at Halfpint Design. Holiday gift ideas, gifts for creative friends, gifts for makers, gifts for creative entrepreneurs.

A gift certificate to a cleaning service like The Merry Maids is a game changer. Especially if the recipient likes to entertain! Cleaning the house before AND after the party can be overwhelming. A cleaning service has revolutionized my life and reduced the chances that my hoarding tendencies will spill up and out of the basement!

Help with Food

Trying to find the perfect gift for that Creative person in your life? They have to eat too but it's often hard to keep food in the house and dinner on the table while managing a handmade business or blog. Check out meal service options or menu planning guides like these. For more ideas on the Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on Your List see the Halfpint Design blog. Holiday gift ideas, gifts for creative friends, gifts for makers, gifts for creative entrepreneurs.

A meal service like Hello Fresh {you can often find great meal service discounts on deal sites like Groupon} or meal planning site like Six Sisters Menu Plans can keep your family alive when things get busy. Cause let’s be honest….it’s always busy and cooking is the LAST thing I want to do.

Meal service plans deliver fresh food to your door with a recipe card. You still have to cook but all the guess work and shopping is done for you.

Menu planning services give you the list of what to make each day, the grocery list, and suggestions for sides and desserts. Planning is seriously half the battle. Sign up for Walmart grocery pickup and you’re three-quarters of the way there!

De-stress

Finally, I know that I tend to get pretty wound up and require some relax time to wind back down.

  1. Give the gift of relaxation with a Massage Envy gift card. This is a great one if there are locations near you. I’ve even booked appointments while on vacation with my membership!
  2. Spa Finder gift certificates are great if you don’t know which spa is best. Give lots of flexibility.
  3. I’m personally in LOVE with amazing bath products like these from Sunbasil Soaps.
Trying to find the perfect gift for that Creative person in your life? If anyone needs to destress it's a small business owner! Etsy shop? Handmade business? Party planner? Mom of three? I hear you girl. And these are some of the most creative and fun bath products on the market. Check out the rest of the ideas on the Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on Your List at Halfpint Design. Holiday gift ideas, gifts for creative friends, gifts for makers, gifts for creative entrepreneurs.

Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub complete with soapy mallows!

Trying to find the perfect gift for that Creative person in your life? If anyone needs to destress it's a small business owner! Etsy shop? Handmade business? Party planner? Mom of three? I hear you girl. And these are some of the most creative and fun bath products on the market. Check out the rest of the ideas on the Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on Your List at Halfpint Design. Holiday gift ideas, gifts for creative friends, gifts for makers, gifts for creative entrepreneurs.

Cinnamon bun soaps make a great gift, baby shower or brunch favor, or even a fun food prank!

Still in doubt? …Gift Cards!

Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on your list: Idea #10 Gift cards to her favorite retailers. See more at HalfpintPartyDesign.com

A gift card may feel impersonal but not if it’s to her favorite store. These are a few of my favorite party and project shopping destinations that are sure to be a hit:

I hope you have a great time shopping for all the Creatives in your life. And if you are the creative, go ahead and send this one to Santa. I know you’ve been a good girl this year! I hope this Ultimate Gift Guide for the Creative on your list was helpful! Please let me know if I missed anything critical from my list in the comments. Wishing you a very happy holiday season!

Until next time,

Halfpint Design, personal headshot, Bri Adams

22 Comments

  1. Carolyn

    Thanks for some great gift ideas! I will definitely be putting some of these items on my list!

    Reply
    • Brianna Adams

      You are so welcome. These are items from my own list for sure!!

      Reply
  2. Lauren Becker

    Fun ideas! I’d love to get any type of Cricut at some point in the future. And I’m OBSESSED with my planner. I’m actually co-hosting a hop that starts this Friday if you want to join in. You can link up any post and/or giveaway that is planner related.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

    Reply
  3. angelalambert7

    These are such great ideas!! I love the key finder and bath bomb!!

    Reply
  4. Laura @ www.almostemptynest.net

    Awesome ideas! I just bought a Passion Planner and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. I can put my business stuff and personal lists in one place. A definite space saver on my desk.

    Reply
  5. malini

    Great list! I want literally everything on here…..! Forwarding this to my husband, lol!

    Reply
  6. Jennifer M.

    Fun list! I especially like the cinnamon bun soap idea. So creative!

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  7. livewellplaytogether

    All such great ideas! I love that you have so many different things here! The cricut is on my list!

    Reply
  8. like Sara...but with a d

    Folding the book pages made my soul ache. EEEEk! I don’t even fold over the page to mark my spot 😀

    Reply
  9. Grace

    Oh, I need all of these things in my life!

    Reply
  10. Heather

    Great list! The food delivery is also one I had put on my gift guide list

    Reply

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