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Art Sets for Adults

Updated on July 26, 2013

Giving Art Sets as Gifts

While there are tons of hot Christmas and birthday gifts available, buying art sets for adults will give your loved ones a chance to express their creativity. The Darice Deluxe Art Set is an 80-piece collection for beginning artists of any age.

While many art sets are designed for children, there are plenty available that are perfect for adults who have always wanted to learn to draw or paint. They are a great Christmas gift on their own, or paired with books on art techniques. Keep reading to learn more about the Darice Deluxe Art Set and other fun gift ideas to compliment it.

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Review of the Darice Deluxe Art Set

One of the benefits of buying an art set as a gift is that it includes basic supplies for several different mediums. The Darice Deluxe Art Set includes oil pastels, colored pencils, and watercolors. They are great supplies for anyone who wants to learn to draw or paint watercolors.

Who is this a great present for?

Is there someone in your life who has always wanted to learn to paint or draw? Have you noticed a friend doodling and thought they had some talent? An art set is a great introductory gift for the person who is interested in developing a new hobby. This set is very reasonably priced for the number of items it contains, so it can be paired with a complimenting gift (like a book on art techniques, or paper to practice with).

Who is this art set not right for?

Art sets like these aren't for professional artists. If you know someone who is an experienced painter, they would probably love art supplies for Christmas, but you should check in with them to see what they like and use the most. Art sets rarely use professional paints and pastels, but for similar prices you can get a few great items.

Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set – Art Supplies for Drawing, Painting and More in a Compact, Portable Case - Makes a Great Gift for Beginner and Serious Artists
Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set – Art Supplies for Drawing, Painting and More in a Compact, Portable Case - Makes a Great Gift for Beginner and Serious Artists

Not only does this art set come with 80 pieces, so any new artist can have fun exploring several different mediums, but Amazon always has it at a great price. It's an affordable and fun gift for adults and kids.


Get a Closer Look at What this Art Set Contains

Darice Deluxe Art Set
Darice Deluxe Art Set

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Gifts to Give With Art Sets

Books on Drawing and Painting

Art sets for adults are great when paired with a book on technique. This will give your loved on the supplies they need to practice what they've learned. Check out these great books for options.

Sketchpads and Drawing Paper

If someone is going to learn to draw or paint, they will need to have paper to work on. These sketchbooks and drawing paper pads work for the different mediums in the Danice Deluxe Art Supply Set, and will give people a great place to organize their work.

More Art Sets on eBay

You can find tons of great art sets for adults and kids on eBay. Keep an eye on the current auctions, like these, and see if you can get the Darice Deluxe Art Set or another great set for a good price. Even when budgets are tight, there are ways to find fun Christmas presents. Comparison shopping and taking advantage of sites like eBay is a great way to stick to your price limits.

Do you think art sets are a great gift ideas for people who have always wanted to learn to draw or paint? What would you recommend for your creative friends?

What do you think of these art sets for adults?

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    • makorip lm profile image

      makorip lm 

      6 years ago

      The sets rekindle the creative desire. You don't have to be a great artist or even produce great artwork. After all it's for you. Excellent lens!

    • rdcbizz profile image


      6 years ago

      May take up art again

    • kcsantos profile image


      6 years ago

      Great stuff! Thanks for this lens

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      6 years ago

      I once gave an art set to a family member. She really loved it. V. nice lens

    • zmszms89 profile image


      6 years ago

      Idea for an artist :)

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      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      Great selection I feature your lens on my Calatrava lens.

    • Robz007 profile image


      6 years ago

      WoW, these art sets are awesome. Wish I had one if these when I was at school.

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      6 years ago

      I think the art sets are awesome, I couldn't draw anything but stick people lol until I went to college, then I finally learned to draw. It is very relaxing to spend hours just floating away into your own imagination, even though the results might not always be perfect, the end result is alway "ART" Thanks for sharing !!!!

    • jcalbon lm profile image

      jcalbon lm 

      6 years ago

      I have a couple of art sets and love them--they're easy to store and easy to use. Can definitely see why they'd make such great gifts for someone who enjoyed creating art.

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      Cynthia Davis 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Great gift idea for an artist of any age! Angel Blessings**

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Nice options for art sets. I think these would be perfect for someone starting out.

    • Chris-H LM profile image

      Chris-H LM 

      6 years ago

      They are great. Wish I had more artistic talent. I'm more of a writer, but would love to be able to draw more than doodles. :)

    • john-dewitt-7 profile image


      6 years ago

      Love the art sets!! I've been a dabbler in pencil and oil pastels ever since Junior High. It's always a great idea to get a set with many mediums so someone can discover what they enjoy the most! Great lens!

    • KandH profile image


      6 years ago

      I certainly do - this sounds great for someone like me and I think my mum would love it too!

    • maryseena profile image


      6 years ago

      My daughter is always drawing and painting. She deserves one of those!

    • tobydavis profile image


      6 years ago

      They look fantastic! Lovely ideas for gifts :-)

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      6 years ago

      I'm learning to draw and would love to have one of these sets as I improve!

    • choosehappy profile image


      6 years ago from US

      Super awesome....great gift ideas for the creative person. Blessed ;)

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      Maria Burgess 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Oh, the trouble I could create with that Art Kit because I like to draw dragons as well as Christmas stuff! =) Neat lens! Great gift idea for anyone who is a bit creative.

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      6 years ago

      Great stuff! Thanks for sharing!

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      mamabrat lm 

      6 years ago

      These are great for teens too.

    • meltyourmansheart profile image


      6 years ago

      I'm going to start dropping hints. I want the 79 pc drawing and painting supply set.

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      Scarlet Spider 

      6 years ago

      This is very cool. I've been meaning to get back into art and this was a great read!

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      6 years ago

      Love them! My sister would love them that's for sure :D

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      6 years ago

      One of my sons got me a big art set like this a couple of years ago. I am still really enjoying it! I like using the watercolors on those Dover stained glass coloring books to make pretty windows!

    • davenjilli lm profile image

      davenjilli lm 

      6 years ago

      I actually have one of those sets, and I love it!


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