Tips for Gifting Art at the Holidays

The art in your home tells the story of who you are. While gifting something so subjective for the holidays may seem like a tricky business, it can also lend itself to being just the personal, thoughtful, and timeless gift you’ve been looking for.

But what should you consider when choosing which piece to give your loved ones? 

 

1. Interests and Passions

Maybe your sister just got back from studying abroad in Italy and won’t stop talking about her visit to the Amalfi Coast, or perhaps your boyfriend spends all of his spare time reading car magazines. While a trip to Positano or a new car might be out of the question, a classic piece of art that captures the essence of both will keep them surrounded by what they love in their very own home.

2. Relationships

Whether you focus on a pet, sibling, best friend, or their new nephew, paying tribute to their most special relationships will set you on the right path to finding a piece that feels meaningful to them.

3. Style

Considering the recievers personal style is a key component to successfully giving art as a gift. Are they bold and colorful? Soft and neutral? Feminine? Minimal? All styles can be found and translated through the right piece of artwork.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite pieces from Minted to give you unique gift ideas for each person on your list!

 

Art Gifts for the Traveller

For the best friend with permanent wanderlust, a piece dedicated to one of their favorite places or an ode to the next stop on their bucket list is a thoughtful way to honor their adventurous spirit.

1. Gold foil city maps, $31 unframed, $56 framed 8″ x 8″ (shown above)
2. Mission Street$42 unframed, $89 framed 14″ x 11″ (shown above)
3. Amalfi Coast, $42 unframed, $89 framed 14″ x 11″ (shown below)
4. Whitewash Santorini$24 unframed, $46 framed 8″ x 10″ (shown below)
5. Portofino Afternoon$24 unframed, $46 framed 8″ x 10″ (shown below)

Art Gifts for the Nature Lover

For those who are happiest when they’re outside, there’s something to be said for bringing the outside in with artwork. The options are endless: mountains, sea, ocean, hills, animals and more–the world is your oyster.

1. The Drive, $24 unframed, $46 framed 8″ x 10″ (shown above)
2. A Deer Friend$24 unframed, $46 framed 10″ x 8″ (shown above)
3. Deer Geometry, $24 unframed, $46 framed 8″ x 10″ (shown below)
4. Happy Lab$24 unframed, $46 framed 8″ x 10″ (shown below)
5. Desert Floral$24 unframed, $46 framed 8″ x 10″ (shown below)
6. All is Quiet$24 unframed, $46 framed 8″ x 10″ (shown below)

Art Gifts for the Couple

Buying for a couple presents a clear challenge: Find something that will please both parties. The answer? Pinpoint a common interest! An illustration of their home, a photo of the city where they met, or even their favorite framed poem.

1. Custom Home Portrait Print$42 unframed, $64 framed  10″ x 8″ (shown above)
2. SoHo, $24 unframed, $46 framed 8″ x 10″ (shown below)
3. A Favorite Poem as A Foil Art Print, $115 unframed, $135 framed 8″ x 8″ (shown below)
4. Glistening Frame, $35 unframed, $46 framed 8″ x 10″ (snown below)

Art Gifts for the Trendsetter

For the gal who is rarely seen without Vogue in hand or the latest shade of bold lipstick, look no further than these fanciful prints, sure to capture her heart.

1. Paris Street Shop 3, $24 unframed, $46 framed 8″ x 8″ (shown above)
2. Composition 4$42 unframed, $64 framed 10″ x 8″
3. Vintage Brogues, $24 unframed, $46 framed 8″ x 10″ (shown above)
4. Ray Bans$24 unframed, $46 framed 8″ x 10″ (shown below)
5. Palm Study 3$22 unframed, $42 framed 8″ x 8″ (shown below)
6. All in the Details$24 unframed, $46 framed 8″ x 8″ (shown below)

Art Gifts for the Minimalist

For the minimalist, a restrained approach is key. Selecting pieces that focus on neutrals and clean lines will offer the perfect impact in a room, all while staying true to your loved ones personal taste.

1. White Hot, $42 unframed, $89 framed 11 x 14” (shown above)
2. Visionary 2, $24 unframed, $46 framed 8 x 10″ (shown below)
3. Fullness – II, $24 unframed, $46 framed 8 x 10″ (shown below)
4. Rise$22 unframed, $42 framed 8 x 8″ (shown below)

This post was sponsored by Minted but the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.

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