Original Art Holiday Gift Guide

Paige Simianer | November 23, 2018



Discover unique gifts for the unique people on your list this year. 

If you are looking for something you can't get in a big box store, something your loved ones will cherish for a lifetime, look no further!

We've scoured the Discovery platform for fun and unique gift ideas for the art lovers on your list. Find something truly one-of-a-kind and within any budget. 

Check out these gift ideas for budding art collectors and artists or find your own gift on Artwork Archive's Discovery Page. 


Gifts under $50

'Mt. Nelson, Purcell Mountain Range, Invermere, BC' by James Mcelroy


1. For the person who always has rings on their fingers

Wood Stack Ring by Paul Guillemette through 1+1 Gallery. $50.00
2. For the coffee/tea lover on your list

Twisty Mug by Amber Gavin through River Arts Gallery. Ceramic  $30.00

3. For your outdoorsy friend who already has enough gear.

Mt. Nelson, Purcell Mountain Range, Invermere, BC by James McElroy 4.25 x 5.5 in. $5.00

4. For the desert dweller at heart.

The Painted Desert, Watercolor Card with Envelope by Susi Schuele, 5 x 7 x 0.1 in, $25.00 

5. For that person who always has a candle lit. 

Candleholder, Votive- Orange & Coral, Acrylic on Glass by Helen Renfrew, 2.75 x 2 in, $20.00


Gifts under $100

6. For that person who takes in every stray off the street.

Cat Envy, Oil on panel by Donna Pate, 5 x 7 in, $100

7. For the funky, fashion-forward person on your list. 

What Goes Around, Cardboard, recycled beads by Judy Kline through 1+1 Gallery, $85.00

8. For the budding contemporary art collector.

Soaring 2, Acrylic painting by Bonnie Schnitter, 6 x 6 x 1.5 in, $75

9. For that person who loves throwing dinner parties.

Lavender Bowl, Crystalline glazed porcelain by Nichole Vikdal. Porcelain, 1.5 x 8 x 8 in $60.00

Orange Plate, Crystalline glazed porcelain by Nichole Vikdal. Porcelain, 1.5 x 10 x 10 in. $55.00

'The Hare in the Moon (Framed) by Lillias Kinsman-Blake


Gifts under $200

9. For the new parents on your list. 

The Hare in the Moon (Framed) by Lillias Kinsman-Blake. Screen Print, 56.5 x 37.7 cm. £135.00

11. For those on your list who love cabin hygge vibes.

Northshore Sunrise by Holly Ann Friesen. Oil on cradled panel, 5 x 7 in. $145.00

12. For the mid-century modern fans who would die for an original.

Ohne Titel by Stefan Krauch. Aquarell, 15 x 15 cm. €200.00

13. For those on your list who like to stay comfy

Pillow 5 by Dana Mooney. 20 x 20 in, $125.00



'In Amongst' by Rebecca Chaperon


Gifts under $500

For those who want to snag an original before these artists really hit it big. 

14. Moon Over Green Tiles, Oil on Paper by Mathew Tucker, 13.75 x 12 in, $500

15. Long Grass Run, Gouache on Paper by Charlotte Evans, 7 x 7 x 0.1 in, $480

16. In Amongst Acrylic on Panel by Rebecca Chaperon, 11.75 x 11.75 x 0.75 in, $500.00
17. Enjoying the Moment, Oil and cold wax on panel, by Rick Ross through River Arts Inc. , 30 x 30 in, $500


We hope you find a way to support the artists in your life and community this year. 

That can mean buying their artwork, sharing their work online, or even just spending time with them and talking about their new ideas.




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