The winter holiday season is approaching and many people are trying to figure out what to gift to their loved ones. There are plenty of options out there, but have you ever thought about gifting something arty to your friends or relatives? This article will help you find the best Christmas art gifts currently available on the market.
Shares of Art
Through Feral Horses, you can gift shares of fine art to your friends and relatives and turn them into art collectors. With as little as £10, you can buy a percentage of ownership of an artwork and, depending on the number of shares bought, give the lucky gift receiver exclusive rewards. Rewards include but are not limited to signed Artists’ books, invitations to studio visits and exhibition inauguration.
In just a couple of clicks, you will be able to gift something unique to your loved ones. Feral Horses then takes care of everything for you. We create the account of the lucky gift receiver, we allocate the share(s), send him/her a nice certificate of ownership and give him/her all the information needed in order to access his/her Feral Account.
Gifting shares of art is a unique gift that can turn everyone into an art collector. If you are bored with the same monotonous gifts, look no further. Visit Feral Horses’ website and make your loved ones experience the art world as art patrons.
One of the most common Christmas art gifts is fine art prints. There are art prints available for any budget and taste. From accessible unlimited edition prints to expensive signed and numbered limited edition prints. There are plenty of shops around London and in any major European city where to buy fine art prints. Alternatively, there is a huge choice of fine art prints online. Tate and Saatchi Art both have an incredibly deep catalogue that can accommodate any taste and pocket.
On top of having an aesthetic value, prints can also have a financial value. In one of our previous articles, we explained what key things you should know in order to understand the financial value of a print.
National Art Pass
If one of your friends or relative is a true art lover, the National Art Pass is a great idea to do your Christmas art gifts. The National Art Pass, for £70, allows the member to visit more than 240 museums and galleries for free and enjoy 50% off to major art exhibitions. Partners of the National Art Pass include the Victoria & Albert Museum and Tate.
On top of everything mentioned above, the membership also includes the subscription to Art Fund’s magazine and a comprehensive annual guidebook.
Is your friend obsessed with street art and street artists such as Banksy? Then look no further. London is one of the best street art scenes in Europe. Shoreditch, Hackney and Dulwich are just 3 areas in London that have hundreds of street artworks made by the most famous artists such as Ben Eine, Stik and ATM.
For £15, you can gift a 2 to 3-hour street art tour in London with an experienced guide that will bring the lucky gift receiver to see the finest street artworks out there. Companies such as Street Art London and Shoreditch Street Art Tours offer this service.
Not so much into gifting experiences and you would prefer to gift something tangible? Then Artists’ books might be a good option. Most artists sell their catalogues and books to the public, either through their gallery or online. If you know your friend’s favourite artist, try to check if the artist is selling some books about his/her artworks and/or about his/her life.
If you don’t really know your friend’s favourite artists, you can always opt to gift a book about a specific medium ( photography, sculpture etc.) or about a specific type of art, such as contemporary art.
Taschen has a huge selection of art books and, depending on your budget there are books in limited and unlimited editions.