Bluethumb’s Guide to Buying the Perfect Christmas Gift (Art!)

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the joy of giving. Finding the perfect Christmas gift can be a delightful yet challenging task. This year, consider stepping away from conventional presents and explore the world of art! Are you feeling a bit stressed about finding the perfect gift? No worries, we’ve got you covered with a guide to nailing the ideal present. 

Consider the Recipient’s Tastes

Unlike many traditional gifts, art is a gift that can be cherished for years, becoming a part of the recipient’s home and life. When choosing the perfect piece of art, consider the recipient’s tastes and preferences. Think about their favourite colours, themes, and styles. Bluethumb’s user-friendly platform allows you to filter and search for artworks based on specific criteria, making it easier to find a piece that aligns with the recipient’s aesthetic preferences.


Photographs and Prints

Although Bluethumb has plenty of affordable original art options, prints and photographs are great for those who don’t want to spend too much. Bluethumb has a plethora of photography and giclée print options available, just like the limited-edition print by Julie Lynch below. Grab one or grab a few to go together!

Sculptural Works

If you’re finding it too difficult to shop canvas art for that special someone, a sculpture might be the right way to go. You don’t have to worry about the size of that special someone’s wall or whether or not there’s even an empty wall to fill. Sculptures can be placed on furniture or shelves to make that perfect addition to any home; better yet, many sculptures are multi-purpose! You can view a selection of small-scale sculptures in our Adelaide-based gallery, such as the Aussie Front Yard Flora vases by Emma Young. Which can be used as a stand-alone ornament or vase. 

Shop Aussie Front Yard Flora vases by Emma Young in the Adelaide gallery and online.

Online Curations

With Australia’s largest selection of original art, it can seem daunting to sift through Bluethumb to find that perfect piece. Luckily, we spend much time putting together specific curations themed around different colours or ideas each week. You can browse our curations here, from hyperrealism and abstract landscapes to bold colour spotlights and native botanicals. Check out our Gift Centre, jam-packed with gift ideas for your friends and family. Andria Beighton’s mini abstract still lifes make for the perfect Christmas gifts. These small-scale works make great stand-alone pieces but can also be curated to form fun collections for a gallery wall. Grab one or grab a couple for that special someone.

Snippet Series by Andria Beighton

The Snippet Series by Andria Beighton is available online.

Art Advisory

If you’re not confident picking an artwork yourself, utilise our free Art Advisory service, where Bluthumb’s in-house art advisors will assemble a custom artwork curation to suit your space. It’s as easy as heading to the Art Advisory page and telling us a bit about you or your loved one, the space, and your preferences, and we’ll be in touch to discuss the perfect piece. 

Liliana Gigovic’s mini Water Lilies are the perfect giftable size.

Gift Cards

Are you not feeling confident in your gift-buying abilities? Give the gift of choice to that special someone this year with a Bluethumb Gift Voucher. Choose a value, write a personal message, and it’s all done! Vouchers are valid for three years.

Happy gifting. We hope you have a great festive season! 

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