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I have never been much of an artist. This post contains affiliate links and while you are under no obligation to use them, by purchasing something through my affiliate link you are supporting this site, thanks! I did enjoy Japanese brush painting as a child and sometimes I do like to doodle a little or draw trees. But, I was never really artistically inclined. Music, definitely. But art? Not so much. That hasn’t changed too much as I’ve gotten older though now, I find coloring to be quite fun. Coloring, for me, can also be therapeutic. That’s why I wanted to share these coloring book gift ideas for adults.


Let’s start with the coloring books. Some are still somewhat kid friendly. While others are definitely for adults. It really depends on you or the gift recipient as to which direction you want to go.

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal DesignsAdult Coloring Book Designs: Stress Relief Coloring Book: Garden Designs, Mandalas, Animals, and Paisley PatternsColoring Book for Adults: Amazing SwirlsEnchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring BookRelease Your Anger: An Adult Coloring Book with 40 Swear Words to Color and Relax, Midnight EditionAdult Coloring Book: Butterflies and Flowers : Stress Relieving Patterns (Volume 7)Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book (Irreverent Book Series) (Volume 1)Good Vibes Coloring Book (Coloring Is Fun)Johanna's Christmas: A Festive Coloring Book for AdultsAdult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal DesignsAdult Coloring Books: A Coloring Book for Adults Featuring Mandalas and Henna Inspired Flowers, Animals, and Paisley PatternsGrimm Fairy Tales Adult Coloring Book Different SeasonsSwear Word Coloring Book: The Jungle Adult Coloring Book featured with Sweary Words & AnimalsSecret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring BookVive Le Color! Japan (Adult Coloring Book): Color In: De-Stress (72 Tear-Out Pages)Best Adult Coloring Book (Double Size) - 140 Pages with 68 Designs - Amazing Designs & Stress Relieving Patterns including Mandalas, Geometric Shapes, an Animal - Perfect for Coloring & SketchingArt of Coloring: Disney Villains: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity and RelaxationBendon Animals Adult Coloring BookArt of Coloring: Disney Animals: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity and RelaxationCreative Haven CityScapes: A Coloring Book with a Hidden Picture Twist (Adult Coloring)Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving PatternsCreative Haven Dazzling Dogs Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)Creative Haven Country Scenes Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)Creative Haven Creative Cats Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for AdultsCreative Haven Owls Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)Beautiful Butterflies, a Simple Relaxing Coloring Book (Butterfly Coloring and Art Book Series)Fanciful Faces Coloring Book (Creative Haven)Edgar Allan Poe: An Adult Coloring BookThe Disney Dreams Collection Original Art by Thomas Kinkade Coloring BookDarice Garden Flower Theme Coloring Books for AdultsColoring Books for Adults Relaxation: Flowers, Animals, and Garden Designs: A Stress Relief Coloring BookColor Me Calm: 100 Coloring Templates for Meditation and Relaxation (A Zen Coloring Book)The Dr. Seuss Coloring BookJasmine Becket-Griffith Coloring Book: A Fantasy Art AdventureDetailed Designs and Beautiful Patterns (Sacred Mandala Designs and Patterns Coloring Books for Adults) (Volume 28)Doctor Who Coloring Book


Then, of course, you need to consider how you want to color. You may prefer pencils to pens. Or you can use crayons. I love using colored pencils, but if I do use those, I also want to make sure that I have a quality eraser. Just in case.

Sargent Art Premium Coloring Pencils, Pack of 50 Assorted Colors, 22-7251Colored Pencils for Artists. Premiere Set of 24 Art Pencils. Coloring pencils with soft lush lay down. Color Pencils for Adult Coloring Books. Exemplar 2.0 by ColorolioArtlicious - 50 Premium Distinct Colored Pencils for Adult Coloring Books - Bonus Sharpener - Color Names on PencilsFiskars Gel Pen Set, 48-piecePrismacolor Premier Pencils Adult Coloring Kit with Blender, Art Marker, Eraser, Sharpener & Booklet, 29 PiecePrismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 48-CountCrayola Colored Pencils, 50 Count, Vibrant Colors, Pre-sharpened, Art Tools, great for Adult ColoringOhuhu 48-color Colored Pencils/ Drawing Pencils for Sketch/Secret Garden Coloring Book(Not Included)Positive Art Colored Pencils 60 Unique Colors-Perfect for adult coloring books,Drawing, Sketching, and Crafting Projects - Bold,Vibrant Colors -3.3mm Precision TipsEveryday Essentials Premium Colored Pencils - Set of 72 Individual Colors with Roll up Pouch Canvas Pen Bag (72-Color)Pluqis Premium Art Quality Colored Pencils, Set of 24 Colors, Pre-Sharpened, Artist Grade Pigments for College Students, School Supplies and Adult Coloring BooksColored Pencils, Set of 48, Adults & Kids, Triangular-shaped for Easy Grip, Pre-sharpened, Rich & Vibrant Unique ColorsArt 101 142-Piece Wood Art SetSUDEE STILE 120 Unique Colors Pack (No Duplicates) Art Drawing Colored Pencils Set72-color Raffine Marco Fine Art Colored Pencils/ Drawing Pencils for Sketch/ Secret Garden Coloring Book (Not Included)Pentel Color Pen, Set of 36, Assorted (S360-36)Tanmit 100 Coloring Gel Pens Set for Adults Coloring Books- Gel Colored Pen for Drawing, Writing & Unique Colors Including Glitter, Neon, Standard, Symhony, Milky & MetallicPaper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 12-CountSuper Markers 100 Unique Colors Fineliner Twin Tip Marker Set-.7mm Fineliner Tip & 3.0mm Fine Writer Tip Markers with 100 Vibrant and Bold Colors - 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeTop Quality Gel Pens (Pack of 60)Staedtler Color Pen Set, Set of 36 Assorted Colors (Triplus Fineliner Pens)Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Art Markers, Fine and Chisel Tip, 12-CountSargent Art 22-1581 50-Count Fine Tip Washable Marker PacksDarice 131-Piece Premium Art Set with Wood BoxOhuhu 40 Colors Dual Tips Art Sketch Twin Marker Pens Highlighters with Carrying Case for Painting Coloring Highlighting and UnderliningSmart Color Art Dual Tip Brush Pens with Fineliner Tip 0.4 Art Marker (48 Unique Colors)Ohuhu [Tin Case] 48-color Colored Pencils/ Drawing Pencils for Sketch/Coloring Book(Not Included)Fineliner Pens Set + Exclusive Adult Coloring Book. Beautiful Colors Fine Felt Tip Markers for Drawing, Details, Coloring Books and More.Tanmit Fineliner Color Pens Set - 0.4 mm Felt Tip Pens, 36 Pack Colored Markers Fine Line Pen - Unique & Vivid Ink Perfect for Drawing, Sketching, Artists and Coloring, Small Pictures EspeciallyColorfest Premium 48 Piece Gel Pen Set for Adult Coloring Books, Includes Metallic, Glitter, Neon and Pastel Colored PensArtist's Choice 100 Gel Pens with Case Extra Large Set


Whether you decide to go with pens or pencils, you can bring your creations to life.

Now, I’ll admit- I’m not one to always jump on trends. In fact, if something is considered to be trendy? I’m more likely to avoid it all costs. I’d rather do my own thing than go with what’s popular. Eventually, I might give in and see what the big deal is.

I can say, quite safely, the adult coloring book trend is something that I’m glad that I caught onto. It’s fun, relaxing, and depending on the style of coloring book that I have, I can do this alongside my toddler.

Who knows, I may just get a few of these adult coloring books for myself and for my autistic teen. I think she’d enjoy it just as much as I do.


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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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