The art of finding the perfect gift

November 02, 2021

The art of finding the perfect gift is just that – an art form. It takes skill and mastery to blend the elements of an excellent gift. Think thoughtfulness, function and fun. Luckily, you don’t need to look too far to find this golden combination. I have a solution… give the gift of art this season no matter who you’re shopping for! Doing so combines fun with function and thoughtfulness with timelessness. 

Kids and teenagers
Art may seem like a strange present for the younger generation, but a fun, thoughtfully selected art piece can make any kid or teenager feel like the most special person in the world. Considering a favorite color, shape or decor aesthetic shows you listen to them and that you made a concerted effort to find a gift that reflects their interests.

Plus, art is the gift that keeps on giving. A beautiful art piece will continue to have value for years to come. It’s a beautiful addition to any bedroom that can easily transition to a dorm room, first apartment and even first home decor in the future. Not to mention, the feeling of owning a special, personally picked creation is a feeling that also appreciates over time.

Let’s face it – sometimes the hardest person to shop for is the one we’re closest to. There’s often a feeling of pressure to find something perfect when shopping for your spouse. It needs to reflect your feelings, appreciation and the value you place on them, but the more holidays you’ve spent together the more difficult it becomes to find the item that checks all your boxes. 

No need to worry though, art is a refreshing touch that says it all. It shows you care and put time into selecting their present, especially when you select a piece based on a feeling or special memory. 

Giving a one-of-a-kind painting to a team member who is a true creative shows you pay attention to their personal interests and value them immensely. Art is a great gift for a group of employees who share an office or a floor, too, since it will brighten up their space and serve as a permanent reminder of your appreciation. The piece you select can reinforce the mission statement, branding or culture of your company with the right color selection or aesthetic. Hang a small explanation of why you chose the painting alongside it for an added touch. 

Ready to select a Sue Layman Designs painting you can tie a bow around this holiday season? I sell original oil-on-canvas paintings, offer prints of all my pieces and private tours of my gallery in Downtown Memphis. Give me a call at 901-409-7870 to place an order or schedule your gallery tour.