Think Outside the (Chocolate) Box

Art makes a unique gift for Valentine’s – or any time

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! The search for the perfect gift can be exhausting. What we give is both a reflection of our own values and preferences and an expression of our relationship with the recipient. It’s no wonder it can be difficult to find just the right thing. Why not consider stepping outside the (chocolate) box and give the gift of art this Valentines Day – or on any special occasion?

This flint hills sunrise painting could be a beautiful surprise for a loved one.

This flint hills sunrise painting could be a beautiful surprise for a loved one.

The bright, happy colors of Julie Hansen's Heart Series pieces are a perfect gift for Valentine's Day. 

The bright, happy colors of Julie Hansen's Heart Series pieces are a perfect gift for Valentine's Day. 

The benefits of giving art as a gift:

It’s timeless. Unlike that sweater at the back of your closet or the obsolete technology wallowing in your desk drawer, a beautiful, quality work of art can stand the test of time.

It can be interactive. Why not purchase a gift certificate and invite your recipient to the gallery to select a piece together? It’s a two for one gift – a fun, personalized experience and a piece of art to enjoy for years to come.

It’s personal and unique. If you’re looking for a gift that is truly one of a kind, nothing is better than an original work of art. A carefully selected piece of art is a unique reflection of the thought and effort you put into choosing your gift. Did you pick a subject matter you know your recipient is interested in? Did you match their home’s color scheme? Are you adding to their abstract art collection? The art you select and the custom framing options you choose show that you remember and appreciate their personal tastes and preferences.

It’s unexpected. Unlike a lot of other gift options, it’s likely your recipient has infrequently – or never -- been gifted a work of art. Your originality will be appreciated and remembered.

Considerations when choosing art as a gift:

Style and personal taste. Be mindful of what you know about your recipient’s likes and dislikes, and take cues from their personal style and decor. Prairiebrooke Arts, a contemporary art gallery, offers art that caters to a range of preferences, whether it’s bright modern abstracts or muted landscapes. There’s something for everyone here, and we’d love to help you find the perfect gift.

Space. Does your recipient live in a small apartment or a large suburban home? Considering the amount of available space can help guide your art selection.

Art is a truly special and thoughtful gift that makes a lasting impression. Try giving art as a housewarming gift, birthday present, wedding gift, anniversary present, or retirement gift – any time you need to commemorate and celebrate life’s important moments.

A wedding invitation in a beautiful frame is a lovely memento for the bride and groom to cherish the rest of their years together.

A wedding invitation in a beautiful frame is a lovely memento for the bride and groom to cherish the rest of their years together.

This lovely floral painting will surely outlast any bouquet of real flowers.

This lovely floral painting will surely outlast any bouquet of real flowers.