How to Gift Art: 5 Tips to Help You Give the Perfect Art Gift to Anyone

Wracking your brain, trying to come up with gift ideas that aren't boring? Instead of scrolling through the internet looking for inspiration, start browsing art! It's a thoughtful gift idea because it's personal, practical, and great for nearly anyone (especially the person who has everything).

Gifting, in general, can be intimidating, and choosing art for someone is personal, which makes it both an amazing gift and something you want to get right. Here are some smart tips to help you feel more confident about choosing art as a gift.

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1. Think of a Few of Their Favorite Things

Think about their style, home's color scheme, hobbies, or any particular interests, and play with art colors or subject matters that reflect that. You can go straight for their hearts like fetching dog art for dog lovers, feeding plant parents' green needs with botanical paintings, or exploring travel posters for globetrotters.

Or dig a little deeper into their interests. If they're into astrology, check out our celestial gallery. For the ultra-fashionable, peruse our costumes and fashion gallery. Find unique art gifts for history buffs and retro fans in our classic LIFE collection.

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2. Match Art to Their Personality

Consider their personality and find art that expresses a similar vibe. Great sense of humor? They might appreciate funny art. For the artistically expressive, go for abstracts.

Our Art.com Gift Guide is a great resource for gifting art. Browse through designer-curated collections organized to make gifting art easy. Find art by personality, price point, popularity (you can't beat best sellers), and even by room.

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3. When in Doubt, Go Small

Just like gifting sweaters, when giving art you'll want to make sure it fits.

If you're not sure how much wall space they have, it's a good rule of thumb to choose a small to medium-sized piece, up to about 24" in height or width. This size fits on a variety of walls, settles nicely into a gallery wall, or can be easily layered into their existing collection.

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4. Gift It Framed (or on Canvas)

It's thoughtful to gift art that's already professionally framed or to choose canvas art that's ready to hang. This way they won't have to go through extra steps just to hang your gift.

Our framed art offers a high-quality gift that they'll treasure for years. Hand-stretched canvas art is printed on museum-grade canvas, or you can upgrade your canvas by adding a frame with framed canvas.

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5. Still Not Sure? Give a Gift Card!

If you're still not confident you can choose art that they'll love, give them a gift card! We make that easy too because you can select the exact amount and can even schedule the date that your gift card is sent. Go a step further and customize the image on your gift card to make it feel more personal.

Whatever art you give, be sure to let them know a little about the piece and why you chose it for them. They'll see how much care you took to find the right artwork for them and you might just get a reputation as the best gift giver ever!