There’s no doubt that art makes a wonderful gift for a special friend or family member, but as it is such a personal matter of taste, you’ll need to do a little homework on what to buy before you start your search for the perfect piece of art.
Buying artwork is not difficult in itself but getting them something that they’ll be happy to hang on their walls is another matter entirely, and that’s why we’ve created this easy five-minute guide to buying artwork as a gift.
1. Have a snoop
The best place to start when trying to find the perfect piece of art to give as a gift is in the recipient’s home. Take a look at their walls – do they have a particular style of art that they seem to enjoy, or is there a subject that they are particularly fond of?
Also, pay attention to the style of their home. If they go for an ultra-modern décor feel than maybe an abstract piece of art would wow them. For more traditional homes, perhaps a landscape piece would fit the bill.
2. Make it personal
The best presents are often the most personal ones, so try to think about any particular subjects or places that resonate with the recipient. Art2Arts has several pieces of art dedicated to places or particular topics, so try to find a piece that would speak to your friend or evoke happy memories.
3. Think about space
You might have found what you feel is the perfect piece of art to gift to your loved one, but just be sure that the dimensions will be suitable before you place your order.
Having a piece that overwhelms a small room can bring the walls in and make a room feel smaller and more cluttered than it actually is, so the next time you are invited round for a coffee try to scout out any bare walls that might be suitable and have a go at estimating their size.
4. Stick to your budget
It can be very easy to get carried away when looking at available pieces of art, but Christmas can lead us to stretch our finances to the limit. Before you start to look for a piece of art to give as a gift this Christmas, set yourself a budget and stick to it to avoid getting carried away and overspending.
With many up and coming new artists promoting their work at a reasonable cost on our website, it should be easy to find the ideal gift without blowing a big hole in your festive season budget.