Looking to give a gift this holiday season that a friend or family member will actually enjoy? A gift that brings a smile to one’s face every time they see it? A gift that will remind them of you five years down the road? You have to know where we’re going with this – Give the gift of art. We’ve put together our top 5 reasons why art is the best gift!
- THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
When you gift a piece of art you’re giving a long lasting gift. No matter where they put it in their house (even in the garage) they’ll think of you every time they see it. Art is a great gift for holiday parties as well. Not sure who will be the recipient of the piece of art – not to worry, someone will enjoy it!
- IT’S THOUGHTFUL
Look, we all enjoy getting socks and lotion for Christmas but not much “thought” goes into those gifts. When you give art it says, “ I saw this piece of art and thought of you” which goes much further than that 8-piece lotion set you bought at Costco.
Furthermore, you’re most likely gifting to someone you know – what’s their favorite vacation spot? What color are the walls in their home? What are their hobbies or passions? Consider these things when buying art for a friend or family member.
- ART DOESN’T HAVE TO BREAK THE BANK
When we think about art, we also think high prices. That’s why buying quality prints is a more affordable alternative to buying original art. You won’t break the bank with your purchase and at the same time you still get a quality art reproduction for one’s home. Consider what you spend a week on groceries and eating out – our guess is for that price you can buy a 36’ by 36’ print that will last a lifetime!
- IT IS UNIQUE
The possibility of someone else giving the same gift as you is basically zero. In fact many people never even consider giving art as a holiday gift and yet it’s value goes way beyond that of the usual gifting suspects (socks and lotion). Originality is always a good thing during the holidays, having someone opening up a painting or print is a beautiful, refreshing surprise.
- IF THEY DON’T LIKE IT, THEY KNOW SOMEONE THAT WILL
Buying art for a friend or family member is a thoughtful endeavor – and there is always the chance you miss the mark. Luckily, they probably know someone that will enjoy the piece of art and they can regift it.