If you are reading this, you probably already know that Art lovers are particularly difficult to shop for.
That's why this art lovers' telling my top four worst and best gifts for the art enthusiasts on your holiday gift list.
I have more insurance yhan Evelyn Couch in a crowded parking Lot on a summer day.
When my agent forced me to inventory my beloved art collection, I realized it was a bit over-the-top.
Confessions of an Obsessive Art Collector...
I have been looking forward to sharing this Art Lover's Gift Guide for months.
It's my ultimate chance to finally tell all the gifts we art lovers secretly sneak into the Goodwill box.
#4 Never Buy Art Lovers DVDs or Blu-Ray Movies
I won’t get on a soapbox about the mountains of plastic waist created by movies on disc, but your art-loving friend probably will.
The truth is, most people don't even have DVD players and millions of movies are easily accessible on tons of free streaming apps.
Art Lovers Want Gifts That Express What They Believe In
And what they stand for, like this inspired RBG Quote Pillow deigned by yours truly.
"Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time." - RBG
Don't just choose a gift they might like. Instead give them a deeply moving and meaningful gift of that says you know them inside and out.
#3 Never Buy Art Lovers Gifts from Big-Box Stores
Big-box stores like Target and Walmart notoriously exploit their own employees.
Target workers recently protested the lack of safety measures and protective equipment during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Think twice before you grab that adorable Santa mug. It was probably stocked by an underpaid 25 year-old with no health insurance and an empty bottle of hand sanitizer.
Try Shopping Local Art Instead
Shopping local is an inspired way to show your art-loving buddy some community-centered holiday cheer.
These tiny hand-painted canvas magnets by Chris Mitchell are dreamy gifts and perfectly uncommon stocking stuffers.
Get out of self-checkout and shop local with this adorably original art gift.
#2 Never Buy Art Lovers Gifts with YOUR Face On It
I once bought my husband a custom iPhone case with my face ALL over it.
Obviously, it was meant to be a memento of our fabulous love story.
In reality it was an obnoxious gift and I would bet my dinner he didn't like it much.
Skip the face case and grab a gift that won't make your art lover want to chuck their phone in a river.
Try Gifting an Affordable Local Art Prints Instead
Art prints are the #1 way to get locally created art on the cheap.
I adore giving and receiving prints as gifts because they are super unique, easy, low cost gifts.
Your art loving soul mate will smile for days when they unwrap this thoughtfully artsy surprise.
#1 Never Buy Art Lovers Fun, But Otherwise Useless Gag Gifts
Gag gifts can be hilarious, but honestly they are also pretty thoughtless.
I bet roll of TP to the face won't make your art lover cry tears of holiday joy.
Please delete that TP gun from your cart and consider gifting something more meaningful.
If you must make your art loving companion blush and giggle, read on.
Give Your Art Lover An Abstract Statement Rug Instead
This vibrant statement rug will make your artsy amigo laugh and cry simultaneously from sheer delight.
A perfect holiday gift for the art lover whose walls are already crammed floor to ceiling with artsy décor.
My favorite part about this rug is shocking my guests with a massive blue booty on the bathroom floor.
It is priceless
You Don’t Have To Take My Word For It
Simply asking your art-loving buddy what their dream gift might be this holiday season, is super underrated.
It's been a hell of a year, so asking and actually giving someone what they asked for, could be just what the doctor ordered.
Keep it artsy and find even more artsy inspiration in Old Pueblo Collective's Holiday Gift Shop.
Until next time friends, wishing you all the most unique and meaningful holiday season yet!