With Christmas celebrations fast approaching, many of us are already starting to make “the Christmas list”, the well-known piece of paper that we all bring around until we find everything written on it, in order to secure presents for our loved ones. Someone could argue that October is very early to start thinking about the Christmas period, which is probably true, but, nevertheless, some things need to be thought about and organised in advance, and, it is never too early for positive festive vibes, especially in such a difficult year like this.
Finding presents for other people can be very daunting at times, and a real worry for some people, especially if you are not sure about what would be appreciated. Besides, a budget is a very important factor in the decision-making process. It is good then, to make a plan with the kind of gifts you want to find, where you could find them, and how much you are able to spend on them.
A good part of the stress can come from the fact you have to find something that is different from the previous year, to not be repetitive, which is why a source of original and fun Christmas presents ideas, is never useless. In fact, a unique kind of present, not many people usually think about is – gifting art.
Christmas art is one of the easiest, yet very innovative, ways to make someone happy and surprised. They do not need to be art lovers or art connoisseurs to appreciate craft gifts. Giving something that has been handmade and created just for that person, will make them feel special and loved. Whether you want to go for homemade paintings, creative DIYs or just buying original art, there are so many different opportunities to make amazing presents for every taste.
Even though art is often regarded as something limited to experts or to refined people, high-end, professional art is not the only existing kind, instead, it can, in reality, take so many different forms that it won’t be difficult for you to choose a perfect piece for your gifts. The true holiday season meaning is to make people feel happy, loved and unique; what is the best way to do that, than tailoring your presents on the character and personality of each of your relatives, creating a different piece of art for everyone?
Are your grandparents very fond of religion? Then a good idea could be to buy a painting that is religious-themed, maybe representing the classic Christmas biblical scenes, like Christ’s birth, or a “Virgin and the Child” portrait. This type of paintings can easily be found online, other than in physical art galleries and shops. Surely when your present will be received, the recipient will be very impressed and of course, delighted to be able to have such artwork in their homes.
Another thing that can be easily purchased online, and that is likely to be less expensive than professional work, is handmade paintings, if you think you are not able to create one from scratch, or you just don’t want to or not enjoy it, you can find plenty on several websites. You will simply need to search for “Christmas paintings ideas”, “Festive paintings”, or “Merry Christmas art”, and you will most probably have thousands of results to choose from.
If you prefer to go for a less classy Christmas craft idea, you may want to consider a DIY kit. I would say, it is still right to be considered art, even though not the traditional type. Your kids will be joyful, when they will receive the material to “create a wreath”, making their own decoration to reflect their festive magical mood.
A piece of art that, most of the times, is suitable for everyone, are the happy colourful theme paintings, that is appreciated by all ages. This kind of art can range from expensive original paintings to simpler fun images, but they all bring joy with their colours and are very effective to lift the mood and add positive feelings to the Christmas atmosphere.
Do you have creative ideas, or just want to impress your loved ones this holiday season? It is not too early to start spreading joy and gathering what you will put under your Christmas tree. Buy online, or make your own art creation, and assure an original and unique present for your favourite person this year, staying inside of your budget and anticipating that December gift-hunting stress.
Article By: Cinzia