The Art of Gifting
Give them a gift they will grow up with, not out of
There are few gifts more thoughtful and lasting than art. It is a special way to show someone how much they mean to you, and creates a connection that can last a lifetime.
Taking the time to find (or create) the perfect piece is an exciting experience in itself. There is no right or wrong way to select the piece you want to gift, and no price tag that you should be aspiring to. The beauty of art is that there are exceptional pieces available at all price points. We offer a range of limited prints available from £100 - £210.
Camille, our co-founder, was gifted art by her parents as she was growing up in Hong Kong and Australia. A collection that adorns the walls in her London flat and reminds her of her family.
"I was lucky enough to be gifted artwork for milestone moments growing up. When I moved away from home I carried the artworks with me. Everywhere I’ve lived I’ve hung them up on the wall. A tribute to my beautiful family and loved ones who have gifted them to me. Living on the other side of the world I love having them with me as they remind me of home."
Whether you are buying art for a child or adult, keeping a few things in mind as you search for your piece can help shape a more meaningful exchange.
Connect with the artwork
The most important thing when buying art is having a personal connection to the piece. Enjoying the aesthetics of the artwork and feeling comfortable with the idea of it hanging in your own home is a good place to start.
Next, do you connect with what the artist is trying to communicate? All art is inspired by something, so the message behind the artwork can be a beautiful sentiment to extend to the special person you are gifting to.
We believe the story behind the artwork are where the magic lies, so have captured the inspiration behind each piece on our site. Sophie Harding's 'Follow Your Dreams', for example, is a reminder to find your passions and stay true to yourself. A message that children and adults alike need to be reminded of constantly.
Connect with the artist
The art world has unfortunately done a great job at putting up barriers between people like you and I, and artists. Luckily, social media has helped to break these barriers down, and now most artists can be followed and contacted directly through Instagram.
We recommend following any artist that you like and even contacting them to say how their art makes you feel. After all, artists put a piece of themselves into each artwork, so to know you were moved by a work they created is a special feeling. We've got links to each artist's Instagram account at the bottom of this page.
Have fun with it
Art is meant to be noticed, so don't feel like you need to be tied to particular colour schemes or simple compositions. Some of our favourite artworks, be it for our homes or someone else's, are those that catch our eye and jog a feeling or memory.
Having said that, some people prefer artworks that blend more seamlessly into a space. When gifting an artwork to someone, try and think where in their house the work could go and, the colours of the room, and the recipient's general aesthetic.
Frame it properly
A frame can emphasise or transform an artwork. When you're picking your frame, some elements to consider are frame colour and thickness, size, and artwork mounting.
Some artworks are better with some breathing space around them with a thick frame, and others perfectly suit thin borderless framing. We've written an in-depth guide to ready-made framing, which you can read here. There is also the option of taking your artwork to a professional framer for that extra some special.
Framing should not become a barrier to gifting an artwork. If you love an artwork but a frame is out of budget or you aren't sure what type of frame the recipient might like, you can still confidently gift the artwork without a frame.
Ask for help
Though gifting is a personal experience, it can sometimes be overwhelming as there is so much beautiful art to choose from. We are always happy to help, so please reach out at any moment to get our advice on budget, framing, and style.
You can reach as at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find our artists here
- Wei Tan - @weitanart
- Sophie Harding - @harding_sophie
- Kate Quinn - @katequinnart
- Phoebe Rolleston - @phoeberollestonart
- Jessica Yolanda Kaye - @jessicayolandakaye
- Indra Dodie - @indradodie
- Tatiana Alida - @tatiana_alida
- Chelsea Vivash - @chelsea_vivash
- Sofia Niazi - @sofia_niazi
- Natascha Baumgärtner - @trudeiskrude
- Sarah Fleetwood - @little.things.art
- Claudia Brand - @claudiabrand
- Nicola Morland - @nicolamorland