Do you have art lovers in on your holiday shopping list this year? Since tastes in art are so subjective, purchasing art for another person's home is a daunting task. We have gathered up a few non-artpiece gift ideas that will delight any art aficionado.
Chances are a real art lover already has a few pieces in her own home. Instead of trying to determine what new piece to add to her collection, why not gift the perfect lighting to spotlight the art she already has? Hogarth Lightning is used by numerous major galleries and collectors around the world.
Add to your art loving friend's collection of beautiful art books this Christmas. Visit Artbook online for a vast selection of beautiful books for all styles and artists. We especially love Van Gogh in Provence: Modernizing Tradition and Yayoi Kustama: Give Me Love.
Perhaps the art lover has always wanted to be an artist himself. Give him the gift of a brand new hobby with this comprehensive Mixed Media Easel Artist Set from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's online store. He will be able to play with watercolors and pencil, oil paints, pastels and more!
Speaking of museum stores, we mentioned the Holiday Shop at GRACIE in the Santa Monica Museum of Art in our guide to Holiday Shopping in Santa Monica. If you are a local, you are sure to find a unique gift for the art lover on your list there.
Finally, a year-long pass to a local museum or a donation to the giftee's favorite art gallery in his or her name would also make for a thoughtful gift that doesn't take up room in the house.
Which of these art-related holiday gifts would YOU most like to receive? Let us know in the comment below!