Ten Gifts for the Arty Type

It’s that time of the year again, winter is drawing in, Christmas adverts are doing the rounds and yes, it’s time to start thinking about gifts.

With that in mind, MyArtBroker have teamed up with Rockett St George to help take some of the stress out of Christmas shopping.

Rockett St George is an online emporium, home to an eclectic mix of treasures which inject magic, charm and personality into interiors.

To make that Christmas list just a little bit easier, we’ve selected a specially curated gift list for the Arty-type in your life.

That person who has great taste, a creative streak, who loves unique items and contemporary art can be difficult to buy for, but look no further, we’ve put together the ultimate gift list, for all budgets!

From Rockett St George lifestyle curator: Lucy

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Personalised Neon – These new LED neon lights add heaps of character and fun to your walls. They are safer and more eco-friendly than the traditional glass neon, and also at a fraction of the price! Create any word you like in a range of coloured casings from £245.

Handmade Ceramic Cup, Eye – Handmade ceramics are a brilliant way to add character to your kitchen or dining room with ease. With hand-applied decals on glazed stoneware, this range features an eclectic mix of icons including whales, horses, stars, anchors, moons, owls and eyes. Mix and match with plates, bowls and vases One of our favourites is the eye cup which looks cute planted with a succulent. £10.

Slim Gold Bird Foot Candlestick – For some reason birds legs make me smile, I think it is their stick-like design and spiky feet! This beauty is one of our best-selling candlesticks and will add a touch of luxe to your friend’s mantlepiece or table and looks great topped with one of our tall and gloriously gold dinner candles to match. £39.

Black Pocket Sketchbook, Andy – A fabulous pick-me-up gift for your art-loving friend. Not only perfectly handy for your pocket, this luxurious little sketchbook is great for jotting down your latest design ideas and masterpieces, with half-cartridge and half-coloured drawing paper, you’re spoilt for choice!  The little Andy Warhol figure is removable and can be used as a bookmark to keep track of your gold edged pages. £8.

Magritte Paperweight, The Son Of Man – A great addition to your office and the perfect present for your creative friend. This paperweight contains an image of one of Rene Magritte’s most famous paintings – The Son Of Man. The painting features a man in a bowler hat whose face is partially obscured by an apple, designed to make us think about the conflict between the visible that is present and the visible that is hidden. £28.95.

From art broker and art collector: Joey

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House of Cards, Dran – House of Cards by French urban artist Dran, is ahis four colour hand pulled screen print and is limited to just 125 copies. A unique Christmas present, especially for new homeowners or newly weds! Pictures on Walls said of Dran: “Artists like Dran don’t come along very often – someone who combines charm, insight and humour. And who can actually draw.”

Oil Can, Beejoir – Beejoir’s trademark works have appeared on walls all over the world, and his unique style of formulating two very different images together has created some beautiful and powerful images. The oil cans are available in various colours and are a highly sought after piece of work from one of the most collected artist on the urban art scene, a great value find at £250.

Love is the Drug, Shepard Fairey – An absolute gem for the arty type, the literary fan and the music lover! Love Is The Drug was inspired by the Roxy Music song of the same name filtered through George Orwell’s concept of Doublethink (as explored in the book 1984) and the artist’s belief that people are often seduced by anger and power. A great opportunity to own a piece of artwork by one of the foremost street artist in the world from £250.

November 1967, Simon Claridge – A beautiful piece of art for those who like a touch of luxury, artist Simon Claridge has created a series of monochromatic silkscreens based on covers of the iconic Playboy magazine. This piece, from November 1967, is covered with diamond dust (yes, that’s tiny tiny pieces of diamonds), which shimmer and glitter in the light – for that special someone this Christmas! £1,250.

Splashing out? Banksy continues to be one of the single most sought after artists in the world – he’s been creating prints since 2002, pieces like Queen Vic start from around £5,000.

Find art inspired gifts from Rockett St George here, or talk to MyArtBroker about buying or selling contemporary art.