A budding artist on your gift list might be thrilled if he or she received the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel for Christmas this year! Right now, Amazon has this great easel for $39.99. That's 39% off the list price of $70, and shipping is free, too!
Here's a nice summary description right from Amazon:
Generously-sized chalk board and dry erase boards are perfect for projects large and small. Easel folds ups easily for convenient storage and features a colorful paint tray with cup holders. Has an easy loading paper roll holder and an extra large tray for holding erasers, chalk and clips. Paper cutting edge at top of easel means clean paper cuts for your artist's work! 4 large clips included.
Be sure to check out the 600 consumer reviews on Amazon, too. The average rating for this easel is 4.5 out of 5 stars!