Artful Gift Guide 2017
Posted by Liana Orenstein on Nov 21, 2017
Always loved but frequently overlooked, custom framed artwork might just be the ideal holiday gift. It’s unexpected, personal, elegant and easy to wrap. And with the rise of online resources like Uprise Art, These Fine Walls, Etsy, Art.sy, Tappan Collective, and even Instagram, it’s easier than ever to discover new artists sure to delight and inspire each person on your list.
If their style is nostalgic and handcrafted:
Coral and Tusk
The embroidered art and linen homegoods by Coral and Tusk are basically what we wish our DIY needlepoint projects looked like, and make the perfect presents for the pro Pinterest-er in your life. (Bonus: Look no further for incredible holiday decor.)
If their style is super sleek and modern:
Permanent Press Editions
Know someone obsessed with contemporary design? They’ll flip for the way the two cool Brooklyn ladies behind Permanent Press Editions elevate ordinary objects into extraordinary art.
If their style is global and bohemian:
Block Shop Textiles
Block Shop Textiles’ gorgeous, graphic woodblock paper prints prints may not cure wanderlust, but they can provide a quick fix. Traditional Indian hand block printing meets California chic in this collab between two L.A.-based sisters and a family of printers and dyers in Rajasthan. And the result is the epitome of multicultural cool.
If their style is subtle and thought-provoking:
We’ve long been fans of Hamish Robertson’s photographic prints and their fresh perspective on untouched natural beauty and small town scenes. His quiet observations have the power to make the viewer pause, reflect and appreciate what is truly beautiful around them.
If their style is positive and motivational:
Got a #girlboss in your inner circle? Give her the gift of fresh workspace inspo in the form of uplifting lettering by Chelsea Petaja. Locally printed in Nashville, Chelsea’s work brings the magic of Music City to walls, shelves and desks across the country.
Monday Motivation that lasts all week long, courtesy of Be a Nice Human by Chelsea Petaja.
If their style is playful and cheeky:
Any animal lover will feel right at home with a friendly member of Randal Ford’s Animal Kingdom on their wall. Show your loved one how well you know them by choosing their favorite animal, or one that reminds you of them.
If their style is chic and cinematic:
Celebrate a favorite place (from Panama to the Yukon) or pastime (especially if it’s in the water) with Kate Holstein’s stunning, limited edition prints. Kate is a bonafide globetrotter who splits her time between the snowcapped peaks of Aspen and the beaches of St. Barth, and her love of scenic splendor and soaring skylines shows in her work.
If their style is fun and irreverent:
Fine art doesn’t have to be serious, and no one proves that like illustrator Christopher David Ryan. Show your funniest friend how much you value their sense of humor with art designed to draw a smile.
If their style is minimalist and Cali-cool:
Muted colors and negative space lend a hip, laidback vibe to Max Wanger’s West Coast-inspired prints. They’re perfect hung near an open window, or above a fireplace that never needs to be lit. Give one to someone whose casual, clean style you admire.
If their style is feminine and romantic:
Ashley Woodson Bailey
Consider Ashley Woodson Bailey’s lush, vibrant “floragraphy” prints the custom framed art equivalent of a fragrant bouquet—and what hostess doesn’t love to receive fresh-cut blooms?
Gorgeous floral inspiration courtesy of Ashley Woodson Bailey.
If their style is colorful and sentimental:
Rifle Paper Co.
They’re pretty and colorful, sure—but what makes Rifle Paper Co. prints so great for gifting is how personal and specific they feel. Shop dozens of favorite cities, historical figures, popular sayings and quotes, and more until you find one that fits your lucky someone to a T.
Create a gallery wall that has something for everyone! Image courtesy of Rifle Paper Co.