When Only the Best Will Do! Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

We have been very pleased to see a rush of last-minute gift buyers in the gallery this holiday season. And with two days ’til Christmas, now is the time to come in! Typically, the last of the gift-givers are men coming in, but this year I have been pleasantly surprised to see an equal amount of both men and women waiting until the final moments.

To lend a helping hand, here are my top fine last-minute gifts of the season!

(1) For Your Sophisticate Daughter, Currently Studying at Cornell

This gorgeous little mixed media painting by Nina Tichava features a plethora of materials coming together. She completed the piece at her recent residency in Vermont, and I love the snowy atmosphere of this particular piece.

Artist: Nina Tichava

Title: Brush and Screen, Paper and Ink Series

Size: 8″ x 16″

Medium: Mixed Media

Price: $600

Oil, Ink, Charcoal, Pencil, Brass, Canvas Paper, and Found Wood on Panel

(2) For the Patriarch of the Family, Grandpa Jones

Framed in a classic dark wood, with gold liner, this oil painting by local artist Adam Winegar is sure to please. It’s the type of painting that would be just as lovely on an office wall, or on a kitchen counter in an easel (yep, we have those too). Truth is, you’ve always been Grandpa’s favorite. Now’s the time to return the love.

Artist: Adam Winegar

Title: Trees with a Stream

Size: 6″ x 12″

Medium: Oil Painting

Price: $375

(3) For Your Super-Picky Brother, Who Already Has Everything

Not only does he have it all and do it all, he always gives the perfect gift. So return the favor this year with an original glass sculpture from Jared Davis Glass in Colorado. This stunning piece is masculine, a twist on the traditional media, with a small footprint (read: he can put it anywhere). Gold leaf in the hand-caved sections creates just the right about of shine.

Artist: Jared Davis

Title: Small Jupiter Vase, Black

Size: 17″ x 7″ x 2″

Medium: Glass

Price: $875

(4) For Your Mother-in-Law, Who Has Been Very Good This Year

She’s been very, very good this year. She visited you (not too many times) and even watched the kids that time you had a “head cold” (read: too many cocktails). Basically, she’s perfect and you love her for it. This year, buy her a gift that she will treasure: an original painting by Patrick LoCicero. Tell her the that artists careful application and painstaking collage work reminds you of her own, loving, attention to detail.

Title: Pussy Willows

Size: 30″ x 24″

Medium: Oil Painting

Price: $2,175

(5) For You… You Deserve it, Don’t You?

The light, the light, and the light. Three fabulous reasons to add this painting to your collection. New from Utah-based Andzej Skorut, this stunning piece will warm up any room. Can you just imagine waking up to this beauty every day? Yes? Time to treat yourself. At Gallery MAR, we’ll wrap it with a bow, and happily put a “To My Husband” tag on it too. Your secret is safe with us.

Artist: Andrzej Skorut

Title: Warm Sky

Size: 23″ x 26″

Medium: Oil Painting

Price: $3,550

The light, the light, and the light. Three fabulous reasons to add this painting to your collection. New from Utah-based Andzej Skorut, this stunning piece will warm up any room. Can you just imagine waking up to this beauty every day? Yes? Time to treat yourself. At Gallery MAR, we’ll wrap it with a bow, and happily put a “To My Husband” tag on it too. Your secret is safe with us.

Artist: Andrzej Skorut

Title: Warm Sky

Size: 23″ x 26″

Medium: Oil Painting

Price: $3,550

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