Beyond sketch pads.
January 25, 2011 8:32 AM Subscribe
What would make a good birthday present for a charming, arty, somewhat dyspraxic sixteen-year-old?
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My sister turns seventeen in a few days' time. She enjoys art (mostly drawing and sketching), but I don't want to be too banal and give her pens/pencils/pads (again!) unless they're particularly special.
She has mild dyspraxia
which presumably makes drawing a bit trickier, but she enjoys her art nonetheless and I've seen her come along in leaps and bounds over the last few years. It looks to be her strongest subject at school, too. My past arty presents have been nice and she's used them, but there's never been anything magic enough to get her sitting down and sketching for hours at a time, say.
What gifts would be suitable, d'you think? Doesn't have to be art supplies, or anything related—but that particular part of her life strikes me as something she gets a lot of pleasure out of and could be enjoying a whole lot more if she really immersed herself in it.