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Gift Ideas for Creative People

The Deliberate Creative Blog: Gift Ideas for Creative People

It’s the season of gift giving!

Are you trying to find that perfect gift for someone who wants to be creative? I’ve put together a list of my favorite creativity gifts that will spark imagination and lead to big smiles!

Post-it Notes

Post-it Notes might be my favorite creativity tool of all time. This set includes 18 pads totalling 1800 notes.  Add some black Post-its with a white gel pen for even more fun.

From Experience to Creativity by Daniel Cape

This book provides an overview of the psychology of creativity, particularly related to educators or those who want to teach others to be creative. I’m a contributing author and have a chapter on Creative Problem Solving. It was just published on December 1 so it is brand new and a great gift for anyone wanting to learn more about creativity.

Doodling Pens

I just got these Staedtler Triplus Broadliner Pens and LOVE them! They are great for doodling, sketching, and writing in notebooks. They don’t bleed or drag and the colors are beautifully bright. They would pair well with a Moleskin or Leuchtturm Notebook.

Luxurious Notebooks

To go along with colorful pens, these Leuchtturm1917 notebooks are perfect for sketchnotes or daily to do lists. Instead of lines, each page has faint dots so you can write in a straight line, but also feel the freedom to doodle. They are a great notebook for keeping a bullet journal, a new practice I’m experimenting with.

Climer Cards

I developed this deck of cards a few years ago to help teams generate new ideas. My friend Jess Pettitt always keeps them in her bag. When she needs a creative idea, she pulls out her deck of Climer Cards and flips through to what new ideas are sparked. There are dozens, even hundreds of ways to use them to inspire creativity, deepen conversations, and help teams focus in on problems. Each deck comes with instructions and a free ebook.

These gifts will lead to hours of creativity and imagination! Happy gift giving!

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Dr. Amy Climer

Dr. Amy Climer is an esteemed thought leader in creativity and innovation with a passion for unlocking the creative potential in individuals and teams. With over 20 years of experience in leading and facilitating teams, she has designed and delivered transformational leadership development programs and taught teams how to foster an innovative culture. Dr. Climer’s unique approach blends her rich background in experiential outdoor education with the dynamic fields of creativity, leadership, and change.

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Creative, open, and inspiring, Dr. Amy Climer brings her passion and energy to every group she facilitates. She has over 20 years of experience leading and facilitating teams, designing and delivering leadership development programs, and teaching teams to be more innovative. Amy blends her background in experiential outdoor education with the fields of creativity, leadership and change to lead robust, interactive programs.

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