This holiday season, we’ve asked some of our favourite creatives, bloggers, makers and OMHG members to join us in rounding up great gift ideas. This week, we’re all about giving the gift of art:
Jessika’s Pick: Sakura Spirit Bear by Mount Royal Mint, Le Beast of Unfathomable Fabulousity by Le Animalé & Bear Totem painting by Joyful Roots
“I can see Marisa shaking her head at me now since I was supposed to just choose ONE thing, thank goodness for editorial license 😉 My picks blur the line between art & craft, mixing fantasy, imagination and delight in three different mediums. I love creating tiny art altars in my home with little treasures, collecting art doesn’t have to be intimidating and a miniature collection is a great introduction to our wonderful creative world. Could you imagine unwrapping a box filled with this sweetness?” – Jessika is a cheerful activist, community maker, and chief-unicorn-wrangler here at Oh My! Handmade, learn more about her here.
Sara’s Pick – Sriracha Sauce Bottle from Herman Marie
“I enjoy art that makes me smile, and the happy rooster on this Sriracha sauce bottle does it! Artist Kim Laurenti has crafted this over-sized object out of wood and modeled it after the deliciously-spicy condiment. It’s a quirky, colorful piece that you can set on a desk, shelf, or attach it to the wall. I imagine Kim’s Sriracha bottle would be perfect for someone that loves to cook or dousing their eggs in this tasty sauce.” – Sara Barnes is creator of Brown Paper Bag, a daily blog that catalogs illustration in its many wonderful forms. She’s a fan of things that are cute, clever, and strange, and has an affinity for tattoos, ceramics, and embroidery. Read her blog or find her on Instagram.
Janine’s Pick – Ceramic Containers from Cathy Terepocki
“I have one of these lidded containers by Cathy Terepocki on my dresser and I look at it every morning when I wake up. I don’t yet know what I’m going to store in it, but it was a trade with the artist and so it embodies good, creative feelings. If someone were to give one of Cathy’s ceramics, I think those good feelings would naturally come with it too.” – Janine is the publisher and designer of UPPERCASE, a quarterly print magazine for the creative and curious.
Jenn’s Pick – Jill Bliss Art Print
“I have been following Jill Bliss on instagram for some time now. Her posts are the most magical in my feed! I absolutely love her playful watercolors. They remind me of exploration, adventure, and the most beautiful places we can go. Perfect for the nature + sea lover on your list!” – Drawing inspiration from nature’s details, colors, and organic forms, designer Jenn Lamb aims to inspire wonder and brighten our world. Jenn spends her days crafting cheerful + modern ceramic wares for people who believe in the magic of the moment. Find her on Instagram – @unurthwonder
Marisa’s Pick – Spirit Guide Bracelets by INKNJOY
“I love the idea of giving (or receiving) wearable art and these spirit guide bracelets from NYC artist Tania Nunez are sure to charm. Each hand painted piece features a spirit guide animal and a playful mix of colour and pattern. Think of them as paintings you wear around your wrist!” – Inspired by her love of Japanese stationery shops, Marisa Edghill opened online shop Omiyage.ca in 2010. Omiyage is best known for its selection of wonderful washi tape.
Bonus Pick – Papirmiss Subscription
Who doesn’t love a great mail day? Give the gift of a Papirmiss subscription and the giftee will receive a monthly delivery of art & literature all year long. Every month is a new and unique surprise featuring the work of one artist and one writer. (And it’s surprisingly affordable!)
See more great art to give on our Pinterest board:
Follow OMIYAGE – Marisa’s board Giftable Art on Pinterest.
Follow along on our great gifting adventure on OMHG’s Etsy Gift Guide:
Want more gift ideas? Find Week 1 – Creative Gifts here.
Love gifting art? Share links to your favourite art items in the comments & we’ll share the best ones on Pinterest & our Etsy page.