Art is known to be subjective, but these trendy finds for art lovers certainly aren’t. While you can always aimlessly surf affordable art websites to try to find something you think your mom might like, it’s a far safer bet to come up with something a little more creative.
From fashionable decor items to informative reads, we have everything you need to impress your culture-loving BFF or your museum-going brother-in-law—and they all go far beyond your standard old print.
Holiday Gift Collection
, Twyla, $130
Buying art for a loved one can be incredibly difficult… not to mention expensive. However, Twyla’s Holiday Gift Collection aims to remove all those obstacles—the selection will appeal to all tastes, and at just $130, it’s a major steal.
Louis C. Tiffany Favrile Coaster Set, The Met Store,
Let your cousin entertain in style this holiday season with this fashionable set of coasters that is anything but ordinary. Adapted from the masterpieces of stained glass expert Louis Comfort Tiffany, this set’s rainbow of hues makes them a wonderful conversation starter as well.
Warhol Philosophy Pencil Set, Galison,
Buying an authentic Warhol might just cost more than your rent, but these Warhol quote-inspired pencils will provide tons of inspiration for any obsessive doodler.
Art Is the Highest Form of Hope & Other Quotes by Artists, Phaidon Press.
This stylish book will look great on any art lover’s coffee table, but that’s not the only reason we love it: It’s a carefully curated set of quotes from some of our favorite artists. Ranging from serious and insightful to hilarious and silly, the multitude of sayings will have your friend poring over this book’s pages until the wee hours of the morning.
Gift Card, Minted,
$25 and Up
For the truly picky on your list, this gift card from one of our most loved art websites is perfect. Options span a multitude of prices, so it’ll spread joy without giving you a headache.
Aura Frame, Aura,
Of all the digital art displays on the market right now, this one is by far our favorite. Allowing unlimited additions through WiFi and available in a variety of colorways, it’ll mix in perfectly with your giftee’s decor.
Jackson Low Bowl, Hawkins New York,
Inspired by the Abstract Expressionist movement in NYC in the 1940s, this chic bowl has been handpainted in Portugal. The exquisite attention to detail and mix of stoneware make each piece in the collection a unique piece of art.
Graffiti Workshop, If Only,
An incredible gift for NYC locals, this workshop leads attendees through the city’s most famed graffiti walls… and then lets them create their own.
Emerald Mixed Glass Sculpture, Jasmine Art Glass,
If your aunt’s gallery wall is already overflowing with finds, this glass sculpture might be just the thing. Created using a process that took artist Benjamin Chung nearly 20 years to perfect, this fusion of color is a gorgeous piece of art that’s just different enough, but also won’t break the bank.
Seeing Slowly: Looking at Modern Art, Prestel Publishing,
Chances are, your art-obsessed BFF spends a ton of time visiting museums and checking out at the latest new exhibits. The best way to get the most out of those constant gallery visits? A book that explains the best techniques for art viewing—and this modern art-focused option is one of the most informative we’ve found.
Brass Origami Nesting Bowls, AKMD,
This brass and copper masterpiece might have taken some design cues from the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, but the subtle shades and high gloss finish make it a distinctive piece all on its own.
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