Watercolor Travel Kit Gift Guide

Watercolor Travel Kit Gift Guide

Grasshopper and Sensei and I are huge fans of watercolor painting. We are especially fond of travel size watercolor kits, even though we rarely paint en plein air. We have fantasies of painting outside while on vacation or at an art museum; fantasies that never come to pass. It’s probably because we don’t have the right art supplies. That’s right! That’s our reason and we are sticking to it.

If only … if only we had these kits. We’d be painting up a storm! Here’s a sampling of some of the art we’ve produced over the years, sadly indoors, and not with these irresistible travel watercolor kits. But if you want to know what to get us for our birthdays or Christmas — hint, hint to relatives reading — now you know!

Watercolor Travel Kit Gift Guide

Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections: The Classics, $15

This is really good paint because it’s very pigmented. It comes in a metal container which folds out so there’s more mixing room.

Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections: The Classics

Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Sketchers Pocket Box, $12

This pocket-sized watercolor travel set has 12 half pans of colors in a plastic box with a mixing palette in the lid.

Winsor & Newton Cotman Brush Pen Set, $22

This is a watercolor paint set with 12 half pans PLUS Windor & Newton water brush pen.

Watercolor Kit Gift Guide

Jerry Q Art Water Colors Travel Pocket Set, $18

This kit has 18 water colors pans, with a refillable water brush and sponge.

Watercolor Kit Gift Guide

Windor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Travel Set, $40

This set also includes an 8ml Tube of Ivory Black watercolor paint and 14 Half Pans with Water Well. The mixing tray  with five sections is built-in. It also comes with a Size 5 Field Brush. This is perfect for Plein Air painting outdoors or indoors while traveling.

Watercolor Kit Gift Guide

Holbein Travel Set, $56

This is a nice compact kit with 12 Holbein Professional transparent watercolors pans. 

Watercolor Kit Gift Guide

Koi Watercolor Kit with brush and watercolor postcard pad, $32

This kit has everything including 24 pans of watercolor, water brush, and 15 sheet watercolor postcard pad.

Watercolor Kit Gift Guide

Pentel Aqua Brush, $7.50

These brushes are really good for travel and painting outside because you don’t need to dip a brush into a pot of water, you can just squeeze out water from the barrel.

Watercolor Kit Gift Guide

Strathmore Watercolor Postcard Paper Pad, $12

This watercolor pad is 4 x 6 inches. It’s made of 15 sheets of 14o pound cold pressed watercolor paper. You can use these cards as actual postcards; address and message areas are on the back. Use this paper for watercolor, gouache, pastels, and artists pens. It’s the perfect size for a travel watercolor painting kit.

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Watercolor Travel Kit Gift Guide

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing, Mia!!

  2. All of these look wonderful. Johnny really likes painting with liquid watercolors.
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  3. Those are really neat! Josie likes watercolor! 🙂
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