THE ART GIFT GUIDE
The Cycling Fanatic
If the special someone in your life loves nothing more than traversing the open road in their lycras, Eliza Southwood's transportative 'Dragon Ride' from Wychwood Art could be the perfect gift. This sleek screenprint will have your loved one pumping their cycle tyres and oiling the gears ready for a Christmas Day spin.
If you're currently at a loss for what to buy for the book-lover with more books than they have shelf space, this photography print by Richard Heeps is your saving grace, with beautiful vintage titles. You can shop it from Bleach Box Gallery.
Pay homage to your giftee's superior fashion sense with one of these stylish works. Kalil Ali's photograph 'Man on Fire' (right) showcases some vibrant and unique London street style, while Sarah Arnett's 'She and the dress had chemistry' offers the perfect home accessory for the trendsetter in your life.
The Party Lover
Buying for that friend whose calendar is fully booked for the next month with parties; for whom Christmas means dancing, cocktails and constant merriment? Then this 'Too Much Fun & So Much More' print by Dave Buonaguidi is the one for them. Striking and bold, this is a gift guaranteed to provide the star attraction at their next soirée.
Colour, form, texture... this abstract painting by German artist Elisa Klinkenberg is a thoughtful gift for someone who appreciates the formal principles of a painting and knows a thing or two about expressionism. The bright, acidic colours of 'Lur' add the perfect colour pop for minimalists and maximalists alike.
The London Lover
Like a scene from a classic Christmas movie, there is perhaps nothing more romantic than London at Christmas. The bright festive lights of Regent Street, ice skating at Somerset house and the giant Christmas tree in Covent Garden all work to soften the habitually grumpy Londoner with a sprinkle of Christmas cheer. Here are two ideal artworks for those in your life whose love affair with the city continues all-year-long.
The ideal gift for someone who is always on the look-out for their next big adventure, this sumptuous collage by Nadia Attura will bring a touch of the tropical to their home, and have them packing their bags for their next escape!
Sweet or savoury? Whatever their taste, if there's a foodie in your life, these delectable arty treats are the gift that keep on giving. What better way to show them you love them than with a feast for the eyes?
Are you scratching your head at what to buy for your achingly cool friend? For inspiration, take a look at Haus of Lucy's recent limited edition print series, where artist Lucy Bryant appropriates classical paintings and adds a uniquely modern twist.
Do you always catch your other-half mid daydream? Or perhaps you're looking to nurture your child's active imagination? Indulge the dreamers in your life with one of these surreal and curious artworks that are certain to inspire some visionary dreaming.
Henry Laskowski, Lubin - figurative painting, £4,300, Contempop Gallery
For UK to UK delivery, we recommend ordering by 15 December for delivery in time for Christmas. For global orders, please check delivery timelines with the gallery you would like to purchase from.