Adult colouring books: they’re a thing. They are also one hot buy for Christmas. Gifting a colouring book this year? It's a no brainer, really.
The latest trend to hit the bookshelves is adult colouring books and it's one of the biggest things flying off shelves as Christmas presents this year. Why not? There are so many out there you're bound to find a themed one dedicated to your gifts interests. Harry Potter fan? There's a colouring book for that. How about Ryan Gosling? Yup, him too.
We’re not kidding when we say that they’re currently enjoying positions on bestseller lists (at the time of writing, five of the top ten bestsellers from The Book Depository are adult colouring books). Safe to say your friend is eyeing at least one of them.
So what exactly is an “adult” colouring book? They’re detailed colour-me-ins which will not only throw you back into childhood, but will help you destress and tap into your artistic side.
Best Adult Colouring Books for Christmas gifts
These are the foolproof colouring books you need to get your friend/sister/mother for Christmas this year.
What’s the big deal?
The adult colouring book concept is being promoted with the notion that they’re good for you. Health-wise, they’re said to help relieve stress, being a cathartic and meditative task that enables the artist within to focus on the single, repetitive task of filling in the lines on the page. Whatever. We think they're just fun. So we’ve rounded up our favourite adult colouring books on the market for you to play with, and showed you where to buy them. Before you get started, here are some inspirational Pinterest pics to get you excited about colouring in. Not that you aren’t already, we suspect.
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Interested how illustrators create colouring books?
Fast forward through the artistic process with illustrator Millie Marotta:
Feature image: from Hello Angel Creative via Pinterest