OK, I just found the perfect gift.. for anyone. Taro Gomi is an illustrator whose work I have loved since before I even knew I wanted to be an illustrator. Probably best known for his book, Everyone Poops (hehe), he also has a series of coloring/doodle/activity books that are fun for kids and adults alike. Some pages are blank, some are a collaborative effort, and others have art directions. My favorites include:
Draw babies. Make them as cute as you can.
Make up a recipe using rice. Draw the finished product.
Oh, no! It’s a wolf! Make sure he doesn’t eat the pigs!
The passengers are throwing confetti.
Get them HERE.