Shopping for the perfect gift for a calligrapher in your life? Or perhaps you’re a newbie calligrapher who wants to sharpen their calligraphy skills? Either way, ‘tis the season for my ultimate gift guide for calligraphers of all skill levels. You’ll find calligraphy tools, supplies and courses that are perfect for the holiday season!
If you’re just starting out or you want to up level your calligraphy craft, the holidays are the perfect time to invest in high quality calligraphy supplies, tools and lessons. I’ve tested and retested what feels like thousands of pens and inks over the years, and these tools and supplies are my tried-and true calligraphy favorites. Plus, I’m sharing with you my expertise through various calligraphy skills classes.
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As an expert calligrapher with over 22 years of experience running a calligraphy business, I’ve done the work for you and taken the guesswork out of what calligraphy products to buy, what you need to get started, what pens to use, what ink is the best and so much more. You don’t have to waste anymore time, I have it all for you curated together in my online calligraphy tools and courses shop.
To make your holiday shopping and gifting buying experience just a little bit easier and less stressful this year, I’ve collected a list of my favorite calligraphy themed gifts, courses, and tools perfect for treating the aspiring calligraphers in your life.
These are my favorite products that I use in my own calligraphy business and will be giving the calligraphers on my list this year.
Shop Calligraphy Tools
There are many (many) calligraphy tools out on the market available for purchase. This can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never done this before or this is a new hobby you’re picking up. It can be confusing wondering what ink to use or what pens are the best. Plus, you can waste money buying lots and lots of different calligraphy products, unsure if you’ll like them or not.
I’ve saved you time and money this holiday season by curating my favorite calligraphy tools and supplies perfect for all calligraphy skill levels. I’ve taught hundreds of students the art of calligraphy, and worked with countless calligraphers to improve their craft.
From DIY calligraphy courses to the highest quality calligraphy tools, this is my curated collection of high quality calligraphy inspired gifts that will set you up for success when it comes to practicing and improving your pointed pen calligraphy skills.
Calligraphy Starter Kit
All the essentials you need! The ultimate calligraphy gift pack, our beginner calligraphy kit is the perfect gift set. I’ve done the research for you, tested all of the tools, sampled all of the products, and pulled it together into one handy kit full of everything they need to just get started, plus a handy quick-start video calligraphy lesson to get you going.
Calligraphy Desktop Essentials
The perfect gift for any level calligraphy enthusiast, our calligraphy desktop tool kit is just what you need this holiday season. Packed full with calligraphy essentials including a calligraphy-specific desk pad, a wooden calligraphy pen holder and rest, a leather calligraphy pen nib pouch, a nib sample pack, and the best black calligraphy ink you’ll ever use. This desktop calligraphy kit is a go-to gift when you don’t know what to get, you just know they love calligraphy!
Calligraphy For Kids Starter Kit
Perfect for kids ages 7 to 11, our kids calligraphy starter kit is designed for out littlest budding calligraphers. If you’re shopping for a unique gift for kids that will entertain them all year long as they find success with calligraphy, look no further. This kids-only pack includes everything children need to get started with calligraphy, including lessons with diagrams and simple instructions to guide them every step of the way.
Shop Calligraphy Courses
In addition to tools and supplies, we also offer a series of expert-led online calligraphy courses and lessons to meet you no matter where you are in your calligraphy practice. If you’re a calligraphy newbie, or you’ve been practicing for a bit, there’s a course for everyone, and every learner, including kids. I also offer individual script lessons for those that want to go deeper on a particular calligraphy font style.
Here are my favorite online calligraphy courses, and video tutorials to give this holiday season.
Calligraphy Lesson: ‘How To Write in a Straight Line’
In less than one hour, you’ll learn how to write calligraphy in a straight line. Perfect for calligraphy on envelopes, place cards, signs and more, I’ll share my five proven techniques for writing pointed pen calligraphy in a straight line.
Calligraphy Skills Practice Lesson
Is there someone (Maybe a family member, friend, or co-worker) on your holiday gift list who is into calligraphy? Gift our most popular calligraphy skills practice plan guide and course for them to elevate their pointed-pen skills quickly, and up their game in handwritten calligraphy.
How To Add Flourishes to Calligraphy Mini Course
Do you ever wonder how to add beautiful touches and soft flourishes to your calligraphy? Take your calligraphy to the next level, with our signature ‘Flourishing Foundations’ online calligraphy skills mini course. This short, sweet but helpful online course will teach you how to add delicate details to your calligraphy style with traceable worksheets and thorough teachings.
Remember, gifts to oneself are always appreciated. Whether you’re in the mood for an activity that brings you rest and relaxation this holiday season, or hoping to spend some time in the new year investing in yourself and a hobby that brings you joy, we hope that you’ll treat yourself to the gift of calligraphy this holiday season.
Before you shop our calligraphy tools and products, be sure to grab our free beginner’s guide to calligraphy. This simple, easy-to-follow guide not only includes a special discount in our calligraphy shop, but includes tips just for beginners and will get you started on your pointed pen calligraphy journey.
I know from personal experience that shopping at the holidays is always stressful. Finding a thoughtful gift for a friend, or a unique gift for the office white elephant gift exchange is not easy this time of year. No matter how hard you plan, and how much prep you do in advance, the holidays are always busy, there seems to be no way around it!
I hope my personal curated list of gifts for calligraphers will save you time, effort and energy this holiday season.
For more calligraphy ideas and inspiration, be sure to shop our full collection of calligraphy tools, supplies & courses, or see our custom calligraphy work for weddings and special events.
Laura Hooper Design House was established in 2002 to create classic and timeless stationery, specializing in graceful calligraphy and hand drawn illustrations, offering full-service wedding and event stationery design and production. See more of our custom wedding stationery sets, and ask about working with us for your wedding or special event. Shop our curated collection of the best calligraphy tools, supplies & tutorials for aspiring calligraphers.