Some of us are very lucky, we know before we’ve even started gift shopping what we’re going to buy for a loved one. The ideas flock to us, there is little research involved and often, the gift is very well received. However, for the unfortunate majority, buying gifts for loved ones can be a long drawn out affair, with regular standoffs and frustrations.
As art enthusiasts, we know that buying art as a gift for Mother’s Day is often perceived as one of the most thoughtful and perceptive of gifts. However, there are still many pitfalls that people can easily fall into, especially if not art enthusiasts themselves.
So, that’s why we at ArtGallery have put together a handy little guide, which hopes to inform readers on how to make the best artwork selection and ensure their gift is well recieved.
How well do you know your Mother’s tastes?
Some may say this is a silly question to ask, but careful consideration is needed here. If you feel that you aren’t particularly brushed up on your Mother’s tastes, try following these simple steps:
- Look for art/prints/pictures already erected around the home. This isn’t a fullproof method of picking the perfect piece, but it is certainly a safe indicator.
- If you mother is a crafter, have a browse through her supplies. Within here, hopefully you’ll discover patterns, colours and styles.
- Home Décor – Buying an artwork which doesn't compliment internal colour schemes is likely to go down badly, so take this into account. The general tones and patterns of wallpaper, wall paint and furniture is likely to give you a solid understanding of your mother’s tastes.
Space in the house
Another important factor to consider when shopping for that perfect artwork is working out if your Mother has the space to hang it! Whether you’re looking on ArtGallery or on another online art marketplace, they should have functionality enabling you to filter artworks by size.
To go through the entire artwork selection and purchasing process, only for your mother to put your gift into storage would be disheartening for everyone, so try your best to make sure your Mother’s Day art gift is an appropriate size. Perhaps even sneak around with a tape measure and scope out a few potential hanging spots prior to purchasing.
How much are you willing to spend?
This is certainly something that needs consideration, as artwork prices can vary hugely. As with size requirements, all good online art marketplaces, including ArtGallery.co.uk will have price filtering. This should cut out endless browsing and help you find a piece within your budget, within just a few clicks. One handy hint; we at ArtGallery are real advocates for quality over quantity. If in doubt, a smaller more expensive piece will be better received than a large cheap piece.
Don’t buy for yourself, however hard that may be
Although very difficult, we always advise people to try and park their own tastes and feelings at the door. When it comes to buying Art for Mother’s Day, or for any occasion, you must try and put yourself in your recipient's shoes.
When do you need it by?
It’s always best to make sure that the artist can deliver in good time. That being said, for the perfect piece, it’s no bad thing to wait an extra couple of days. Just make sure you let you Mother know, so she doesn’t think you’ve forgotten about her!
At ArtGallery.co.uk, all UK sales are delivered within 5 working days unless otherwise specified. However, your order can be delivered quicker. The best way to take advantage of this service is to contact Chloe Draper, our Sales Executive at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can call her on 01666 505152.