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When adulthood’s got you down, the best solution may be to reconnect with your childhood. We often associate coloring with kids, but times they are a changin’. Apparently, putting colored pencils to paper is not only fun, but has therapeutic properties as well (paired with, or without, a nice glass of wine).
So, why wait? Get inspired by these 19 adult coloring books and enter for a chance to win a variety of our favorites!
1. Enchanted Forest: Artist’s Edition
Journey to another land as you begin this coloring book at the entrance of a fairytale forest and shade your way through mazes, hidden objects, and soon-to-be colorful adventures.
Available now for $15.45
Don’t mind if we do! Created as a way to let your mind escape, this book invites you into the World of Moose where you’re encouraged to not only color, but elaborate with your own drawings, doodles, and words.
Available now for $13.43
3. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People
A #1 National Best Seller, NPR Books Bestseller, #1 Boston Globe Bestseller, and #1 San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller, we guess this book is just okay …
Available now for $9.42
4. Floribunda: A Flower Coloring Book
Stop and smell the roses! OK, so this isn’t an actual scratch-and-sniff experience, but we can’t imagine anything more relaxing than calmly coloring in the petals of beautiful flowers.
Available now for $15.45
5. The Bicycle Coloring Book
Are you as intrigued as we are? Color your two-wheeled companion as it travels around the world through the pages in this book. The illustrations are truly incredible.
Available now for $12.01
6. Stress Less Coloring: Animals
Embrace your inner Tarzan as you flip through the pages of this intricately decorated coloring book, inspired by animals from the wild.
Available now for $12.79
7. Color Me Swoon
Because sometimes we just need a little man candy to get us through the week.
Available now for $8.55
8. I Love My Hair: A Coloring Book of Braids, Coils, and Doodle Dos
Color this hair like you just don’t care! Filled with fun patterns and awesomely coiffed celebrities, this book would make for a great mother-daughter activity, celebrating strong, confident, and diverse women.
Available now for $10.87
9. The Indie Rock Coloring Book
From Bon Iver to The National, these beautifully illustrated pages are the perfect way to experience some of your favorite songs in a new way. Oh, and all proceeds go to charity!
Available now for $7.86
10. Natural Wonders: A Patrick Hruby Coloring Book
If you don’t have the time to truly get in touch with nature, this can be a great way de-stress with the calming effects of forests, flora, and fauna.
Available now for $6.81
11. Disney Princess Art Therapy
Coloring princesses isn’t just for the kids! Pick up your kids leftover crayons and get to work on coloring patterns fit for Disney royalty. Looking for a more specific princess experience? Fear not, the Art of Coloring Frozen can also be yours!
Available now for $9.18
12. To the Moon
Looking for a real coloring challenge? This space-themed book is the tallest coloring book in the world, extending fully to 15ft! Not into a galactic journey? Try out this similar book To the Ocean Deep.
Available now for $10.38
13. The Time Chamber
See the world through the eyes of a fairy in this coloring book by Korean artist, Daria Song. This magical nighttime world will certainly help you decompress before bed.
Available now for $10.08
14. Imaginary Cities
Concentrate really hard on your coloring to pretend you’re in an exciting new city and not your messy living room. After you’ve colored your way this book you’ll need to try their other versions: Once Upon a Fairy Tale, Extraordinary Machines, and Amazing Animals.
Available now for $8.99
15. Wise Words to Color
Get your daily inspiration and relaxation. Enjoy these fun, mindful, and calm creations. Want something more specific? Make your own mother a sweet drawing with the My Mother My Heart coloring book.
Available now for $11.14
16. Color Your Year: A Changing Seasons Coloring Book
The hardest part about selecting a coloring book is the theme! Luckily, this book has everything you could ever want! From flowers to snowflakes, you can happily color this book all year long.
Available now for $9.02
17. Cotton + Steel Coloring Book
With pages that contain all kinds of fun patterns, like snow globes and sticks of gum, this coloring book will keep your brain entertained for sure.
Available now for $14.19
18. The Mandala Coloring Book: Volume II
Whether you’re up at 3 AM with the baby or sneaking a quiet moment during nap time, there truly isn’t anything more calming than coloring a mandala.
Available now for $12.52
19. Pierre the Maze Detective and the Great Coloring Adventure
The title of this coloring book alone is exciting! While usually we’d encourage you to coloring once your kids have gone to bed, we think they may actually enjoy helping you color in this Where’s Waldo-type adventure.
Available now for $9.07