The festive season is finally upon us and we’re really getting in the spirit of the season here in our city centre gallery with our brand new exhibition The Liverpool Collection. Whether you are a super organised Christmas pro or a laid back, last minute gift shopper we’ve got you covered!
We’ve selected ten of our favourite creative Christmas gift ideas for that special person you know who loves art as much as we do. Have a read through our top 10 art gifts for some cracking Christmas present inspiration – we can’t guarantee you won’t end up shopping for yourself though!
1. Bespoke Baubles
Let’s start with a fun and affordable stocking filler – yes, our baubles are back! For the second Christmas in a row we’ve created limited editions of our frosted dot-art Baubles for only £4.50. Both the Royal Liver Building and the Sefton Park Palm House baubles are must-have collectables and showcase the intricate details of Liverpool’s most-loved landmarks when strung in front of any colour Christmas lights!
2. Art for under £50
We’ve hand-picked a huge selection of original art and limited edition prints for under £50 just for you. Have a scroll through our collection of art from over 30 local artists and find the perfect, long-lasting (and very affordable!) gift for someone who just loves art. One of our favourites is Mark Nelson’s ‘Goodison’ limited edition print, at only £30 this would make a brilliant sentimental gift for a football fanatic.
3. Utility’s ‘Guess the Artist’ Card Game
Our friends over at Utility have some marvelous art themed gifts and games in store. One of our favourites is this unique after-dinner-thriller Guess the Artist card game for only £14.99! If you’ve got a family of art aficionados who think they know their Magritte from their Michelangelo then this game will make a great creative addition to your Christmas Day entertainment! We reckon we’d score pretty highly on this one…
4. Learn how to Graffiti
Fancy doing something new in 2018? Book yourself and a creative family member in for an art class and explore a new artistic skill together. We’ve got lots of one day classes or weekend courses to choose from in a range of different mediums from our very popular drawing class to our brand new Graffiti spray painting course. Head over to our Eventbrite page for tickets and unearth the next Banksy!
5. Watercolour on the go
For the perfect gift package this Christmas, why not treat your loved one to some brand new Cass Art materials for them to take to an art class. We love this travel sized pouch containing a watercolour quarter pan and brush set for only £39.95!
6. Frame something sentimental
Almost every art lover has that one cherished print they’ve had for ages or a sentimental photograph that’s been forever propped up on the mantel piece. By simply adding a hand-crafted frame (from as little as £30), you can make that once loved picture a very special piece of art.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0345 017 6660 for more info.
7. dot-art Vouchers
Don’t fret if you’re finding it difficult to pick the right gift. We know buying art for someone can be tricky, so we have the perfect solution. dot-art offers two types of gift voucher; one for artwork and one that can be redeemed for one of our popular evening and weekend classes, which include drawing, painting, jewellery making and photography! So if you’d prefer to give the gift of choice, head into the gallery to purchase a voucher.
8. Cass Art Lettering Set
We all know calligraphy is a great way to add some serious style into your festive season. You can handwrite dazzling designs and create stylised messages with the Tombow Beginner Lettering Set which contains everything you need to start hand lettering. At only £14.95 this would make a lovely stocking filler for the doodler you know.
9. Vitra Toolbox from Utility
Believe it or not, some artists love to be neat and organised and what better gift to get the budding artist you love this Christmas than the Vitra toolbox at only £22, available from Utility. Perfect for storing paintbrushes, pencils, chalks, charcoal, pastels and many other work materials in a stylish and practical accessory. We’ll have the warm grey one please!
10. dot-art Club
If you have a creative young one who loves to draw, our six-week Saturday dot-art Club would make a wonderful present different from the rest! Starting on the 6th January 2018, the next block of dot-art Club drawing workshops are now available on our Eventbrite page for only £90 for six workshops. To save booking fees you can call our friendly gallery team to book over the phone on 0345 017 6660.