Are you looking for gift ideas for a friend starting to learn lettering and brush calligraphy? Today I’m sharing some of my favorite beginner supply sets to build gift bundles for a variety of budgets.
I absolutely believe in investing in experiences as much as possible, and learning the skill and art of brush calligraphy is definitely an experience. Especially during these Quarantine times, it’s a great hobby that pulls me out of my mind and into my hands and helps me relax. I hope these ideas help make someone’s birthday, celebration, holiday brighter!
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If you’re looking to just get a few quality items, I suggest a combination of some solid basics:
Download the card to attach to your gift explaining some of the items here!
Fill out the gift basket with a few more brush calligraphy tools –
As you choose the best beginner brush pens, make sure they’re a synthetic or rubberized tip. Brush pens that have bristles like a paintbrush are difficult to learn with at first since they are so flexible and sensitive to pressure. There are many brush pens out there now, and it’s tempting to purchase them. These cheaper brush pens have softer tips that don’t spring back as easily, lose their shape faster, and fray much easier. They may be fine for a bit, but you’ll burn through them quite quickly. The pens I suggested are the pens that I use regularly and are sturdy.
If you want to know about some other brush pens, take a look at my previous pen reviews (like this one)
There are so many ways we can help beginner calligraphers dive into this beautiful hobby. I hope this helps you come up with some fun gifts for the people in your life! Have any questions? Leave them below!