Struggling to find the perfect present for your creative friend? Gift cards just won’t cut it when they value imagination and thoughtfulness. Use these four ideas to buy them a gift they’ll enjoy whole-heartedly.
1: Abstract Art
It’s tough to buy artwork for people who live and breathe it. How do you know if they prefer impressionists or modernists? What if they already own a copy of The Starry Night? Shopping abstract art for sale is a foolproof way to ensure that your gift is original and 100 percent unique. No two abstract designs are alike, after all.
2: Photographic Prints
Another one-of-a-kind gift idea is to blow up special photos in large, glossy prints. Your spouse will melt over the sentimentality of a framed wedding portrait; your buddy will get a kick out of a 12×12″ commemoration of his infamous wardrobe function.
3: Signed Posters
It’s the age of the selfie, which means that many celebrities give out less and less autographs every year. The good news for you is that this trend makes their signed posters all the more valuable. Hit up eBay and various fan sites to see if you can track down that Rolling Stone posted signed by the entire band.
4: Gallery Memberships
If all else fails, give them a gift that they can give themselves. Many struggling artists don’t have the money for expensive annual memberships to galleries, museums and other cultural hot spots, so buying them a year-long pass or even a weekend voucher is a great way to show that you care.