Bird & Davis Christmas Gift Picks

The christmas season is upon on us once again, so we thought we would put together a short guide of some of our favourite christmas gifting picks ideal for giving to your loved ones (or for yourself, we won't tell!) 

Winsor & Newton Oil Colour Set

The Winsor & Newton Oil Colour Set set is perfect as a starter set for oil painters due to its range of versatile colours. These high-quality oil paints are guaranteed to put a smile on their face, and even for non-artists is a particularly great gift for the uncertain times we live in when people have extra time on their hands and want to get creative! The reasonable price of this set also makes it an excellent gift choice for student artists & amateur artists. It's smaller size makes this a fantastic stocking filler gift too! 

Old Holland Classic Oil Set

Or for an extra wow factor, we love the Old Holland Classic Oil Set. Coming in a range of sizes, our top pick would be the 11 x 40ml set for a truly fantastic gift! Featuring 11 tubes of paint, 3 brushes, 2 bottles of medium, 2 palette cups, charcoal and a wooden palette all packaged together in a stain resistant beech wood travel box. It also has a tin lined drawer with adjustable metal dividers that allow an artist to completely customise their storage. The compartments are ideal for storing paints, brushes, and other art materials! Ideal for gifting artists of all levels, this beautiful box is the ultimate gift for any oil or aspiring oil painter who wants to master their craft!


An ideal accompaniment to any oil paint gift, we can't recommend Zest-It Safe Oil Paint Dilutant & Brush Cleaner enough. Zest-it Oil Paint Dilutant And Brush Cleaner is a much safer solvent for oil painters than Gum Turpentine and White Spirit, and easily removes colours, thinners and mediums. If you want to learn more about the benefits of using Zest-It before purchasing as a gift, or for yourself, read our informative blog here. 

Mabef M12 Lyre Easel

For a useful Christmas gift, we love the MABEF M12 Lyre Easel, the perfect studio easel for any artist, capable of holding a 137cm canvas. This versatile easel is ideal for both oil and acrylic painters, as well as being great for displaying artwork on! Foldable and easy to transport, this quality easel will become their new best friend!

The Master's Artist Hand Soap

For a thoughtful add on gift or stocking filler for any artist, we absolutely love The B&J's Master's Artist Hand Soap. This soap gently cleans hands of oil and acrylic paint, stains, grease, inks, and more while keeping hands soft and supple with an uplifting spearmint scent. This soap is specially formulated to petroleum-based paint or materials or materials without harsh and messy thinners, as well as easily removing dried on paint with just water. Ideal for gifting any artist, this is ideal for any art room or even other dirty tasks around the house, conditioning the hands as it cleans making it a win-win!

From the Bird & Davis team, we would like to thank all our customers for the continued support this year and wish you all a very Merry Christmas! 


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