Top 5 Holiday Gift Guide
The Holidays are right around the corner, and nothing says ‘thoughtful’ quite like artwork. Choose a unique gift to suit an individual’s taste and personality. This will result in one of the most meaningful gifts of all. Gifting artwork is a wonderful way to add to the art collection of someone you love. Likewise, it can inspire appreciation for the arts in someone who has yet to discover the wonderful impact that art makes in enhancing the richness of everyday life. If you love the idea of giving someone a unique gift that they are sure to love for years to come, check out our top 5 holiday gift guide below.
Art is sentimental. Every time the recipient looks at the artwork, they are reminded of you. As a result, they will cherish and appreciate a work that they may not have picked out for themselves. Art is a timeless gift that will last more than a lifetime. It is enjoyed not only by the owner but can be enjoyed for generations as a family heirloom to be cherished throughout the years.
Published on November 17th, 2021
1. Houston Llew Spiritiles
Houston Llew Spiritiles are handcrafted with glass and copper. These beautiful tiles are the ultimate sentimental gift. For instance, they commemorate many of life’s memorable occasions. In addition to beautiful imagery, each beautiful Spiritile tells a story, with a quote that runs along the outer edge of each tile. Each tile can stand alone or be hung on a wall. They are collectable fine artworks that celebrate special moments in time. To learn more about Houston Llew Spiritiles, click here.
A few of our favorite Spiritiles are:
“What if I fall? Oh, but what if you fly!” – Erin Hanson
Take Off – #164
“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family” -Anthony Brandt
Family Tree – #223
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where once there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell
Secret Garden – #261
Click here to see our full collection of Houston Llew Spiritiles.
2. Thad Markham Fruit Sculptures
Thad Markham’s fruit sculptures are perfect for the person in your life who loves fun and has a wonderful sense of humor. For example, with his Out of the Bowl series, Markham literally brings fruits and vegetable to life. Each sculpture is hand painted and meticulously designed. Markham creates fun and whimsical sculptures that add joy and life to any space.
Last Tango Before Breakfast
Peace of Pie
Click here to see our full collection of Thad Markham fruit sculptures.
3. Borowski Glass – Adorable Holiday Gifts
Borowski Glass Studio began in the early 1990’s by a father, his three sons, and their love for the art of making glass. Therefore, all Borowski glass sculptures are constructed of meticulously sourced fine Polish glass. From this glass, the most bold and whimsical characters are born. Consequently, these avant-garde sculptures are the perfect marriage of fine art and fun.
Snippy – Small Paperweight
Kiwi – Paperweight
Moonky – Sculpture
Click here to see our full collection of Borowski Glass.
4. Ancizar Marin Colorful Climbers as Gifts
Ancizar Marin creates bold, colorful, and exciting climbers, winter athletes, and koi fish that interact with one another and your space. First, each figure is handcrafted with fiberglass and volcanic rock. Next, it is painted, and signed by the artist. Each one of these active athletes is customizable in pose and color and can be arranged however you like in your space.
Colorful Wall Climber #17
Winter Athlete: Half Pipe Snowboarder
Colorful Koi Fish
Click here to see the full collection of climber poses and colors.
5. Art Glass Accessories
Art Leaders Gallery is proud to offer a wide selection of carefully curated art glass. These unique glass sculptures are both visually stunning and sentimental. As a result, they make the perfect addition to a mantlepiece or displayed in a curio cabinet.
Stephen Schlanser’s Literature Book
Kiln Fired Glass in Gold or Silver Leaf with various text options.
Click here to see more from Stephen Schlanser and learn more about his unique artistic process.
Harold Lustig’s Optical Crystal Cubes
Di-Chroic, optically pure K-9 Crystal available in multiple sizes
$195.00 – $2,500.00
Click here to see our available collection of Optical Crystal.
Crystal Heart Lovers
Hand Blown Polish Crystal
$175.00 – $310.00
Click here for more information on the Crystal Heart Lovers.
Still unsure about what to gift your loved one this holiday season? Purchase a Gift Certificate from Art Leaders Gallery and let them choose their own artwork. Gift Certificates are a great way to support local businesses and artists. Feel free to share this holiday gift guide as a wish list for people shopping for you as well! Art Leaders Gallery, voted “Michigan’s Best Fine Art Gallery” is located in the heart of West Bloomfield. Our full-service fine art gallery is the destination for all your art and custom picture framing needs. We represent international, national and emerging new talent as well as local Michigan artists. Stop in and check us out today!
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