December is on it’s way and with it comes the fateful question: “what should I buy as Christmas presents?” Here at Zìrartmag we’ve decided to help by giving you a few gift ideas perfect for creatives and art lovers and anyone else really, as the ideas are so interesting they might fit other tastes as well!
Since there are thousands of objects that can be bought online, we’ve decided to select 5 of the best gift ideas, great for everyone.
Here are some ideas which can be appreciated both by art lovers as well as (occasional) amateur lovers of art.
1 | Hoppípolla
“Independent Culture by correspondence” is the motto that best describes this wonderful project, which wants to give the element of surprise only children can feel. The name of the project references this as it translates to “jump in a puddle” – an activity which children absolutely adore.
Hoppípolla is a monthly mystery box delivered directly to your home, full of delightful and creative gifts. The items within the box are selectively picked from designers, illustrators, small brands and publishing houses to guarantee not only a surprise but also excellent quality.
On the website you can choose whether to buy it for yourself or as a present for someone. You can also choose for how long: 1, 3, 6 or 12 months or last months one.
2 | Re-Belle Box
Another mystery box full of surprises! This one is extremely special as it centres on women.
Re-Belle Box is a true find! Every month you’ll receive a box full of revelations: stories and projects made entirely by women for women. Illustrations, fashion, literature, beauty products and much else. All the products are high quality and hand picked. A great (self) gift for women who love to be surprised.
Visit the website and choose the monthly fit for you (1, 3 or 6 months or last months’ boxes).
3 | Art Bag
In our list of creative gift ideas we couldn’t not put Art Bag, the artist collection bag. Inspired by figurine cards, Art Bag is an envelope in which you can find limited edition art works, numbered and signed by the artists themselves.
It allows anyone to become a collector of contemporary art. The perfect gift for those who are truly passionate about art.
Each envelope has different content. If you prefer though, you can pick your favourite artist in order to always receive one work by them and the other two selected by the editors of the website. Take care though, the limited edition works are available until they’re sold out, so if you’re interested start looking now!
Visit the website to find out more.
4 | Prints and Artwork
Speaking of original works, numbered and signed, always remember that each artist has their own personal shop where you can buy signed works and other products.
Maybe you already know the name of someone’s favourite illustrator (or you might have to do a little detective work), what’s certain is that a piece of art work by a favourite artist is a great gift and they will love it.
Here are some names to help you out:
Daniel Cuello | Olimpia Zagnoli | Malika Favre | Ale Giorgini | Agathe Sorlet | Janice Sung | Paula Bonet | Fernando Cobelo | IlBaffo | Quasirosso | Giulia Neri | Daniel Jamie Williams | SacreeFrangine
5 | Happy Socks
Putting together the words gift and socks might feel like a terrible idea, well, not anymore!
Born in 2008 to spread the happiness, Happy Socks also promotes art and does it in style.
The beauty of these socks is their extravagance. Socks of any type and style with eccentric colours or of a more simple style with geometric shapes. Their limited editions are a dream, especially for those who have an eccentric personality. Maybe you missed their limited edition dedicated to Keith Haring but you’re still in time for the one on Andy Warhol. Their socks are so beautiful and creative it’s impossible not to love them.
Pick out the socks for you (or someone special) by visiting their website.
Translated by Ludovica Sarti
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