When it comes to purchasing gifts, creative types can be a little bit tricky to shop for, especially if you're not so creatively inclined. If you're having a tough time finding a present for the artist in your life - here are 9 gift ideas for your artsy friend:

1. Face Mug

Let's be real - artists love coffee. I went to an art-based college and we basically lived on the stuff. You're artsy pal will find the Face Mug irristable. It not only holds coffee and other hot beverages, it also stores snacks in its ceramic mouth.  I mean, warm biscotti and coffee? Yes, please.  Available at UncommonGoods.

2. iPhone Flash

Give your photographer buddy the gift of light  with the iPhone flash. Dock the iFlash bulb to an iPhone and it works just like a regular flash bulb.  Available at DiscoveryStore.com

 3. Moustache Set 2 Vinyl Decal

Make your friend's Macbook Pro incognito with the Moustache Set 2 Vinyl Decal, which includes 5 mustaches and 4 extra white apples. Available at Amazon.

 4. Kate Spade New York 'Spotty' Tech Earmuffs

Warm your besty's heart and ears with knit polka dot headphones. These sweet earmuffs have built-in speakers plus an inline mic. that enables your friend to chat on the phone while keeping her ears nice and toasty. Available at Nordstrom.

 5. Glitz and Glam Party Sampler

Artsy or not, any girl would love to have a dazzling makeup collection that features 9 of Sephora's most glittering products, including: Stila Duo Shimmer Powder in Kitten, Laura Mercier Baked Eye Color, bareMinerals Eye color in Good Fortune, SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour in Looks Like Rain Dear and more. Available at Sephora.

6. Born-Again Vintage: 25 Ways to Deconstruct, Reinvent, and Recycle Your Wardrobe

Creative types love to upgrade their look, so give your inventive pal 25 different looks to choose from without having to purchase anything new. In this book, fashion Designer Bridgett Artise extends her philosophy on giving second chances into fashion advice, giving tips on mixing contemporary clothing with the best elements of a vintage piece – even if you think they've lost their luster. Available at Barnes & Noble.

7. 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

This book will take your music-loving friend through some of the best, most important and most influential albums from 1955 through today.  A team of international critics and some of the top music reviewers and commentators in the world have carefully selected each entry.  This is the ultimate compilation of a half-century of the best music. Available at Amazon.

8. Q and A a Day: 5 – Year Journal

Give your clever companion the chance to preserve their brilliance with a journal that follows each thought in their head for 5 years. Sounds crazy, I know – but this journal is simple and really fun. Turn to today's date, answer the question at the top of the page, and when you finish the journal – start over. As you come back to the daily questions again over the years, you'll see that the answers begin to change (or stay the same). The questions are quirky, provocative and interesting. Available at Amazon.

9. Woopsy Purple Desk Lamp

Funk up your friends living environment with this awesome design that looks like you've accidentally spilled paint. The Woopsy Purple Desk Lamp is a nice accent light for a desk or nightstand. Available at Lamps Plus.