Introduction… From the nearly 100 submissions for our Top 10 Gift List that we received, here are the ten we’ve selected as the best and most beautiful. As a bonus, we’ve also included our top 15 under £30 for the budget-conscious. Please keep in mind that all of the artists mentioned are freelance artists or illustrators, so if you want something really special, get in contact with them and I’m sure they’ll be happy to help.
10. David Bowie (Fallen Heroes)
Fallen Heroes: A mini series of original illustrations showcasing a select group of musicians who’ve left us too early. David Bowie: Original 4.5″ x 4.5″ illustration on paper using a variety of media (pencil, ink, marker and metallic silver paint). Signed & dated.
9. Samurai X Dragão (Papel Japonês)
Linoleogravura – 28x34cm
Papel Japonês – 30gr
8. Akira – 30th Anniversary Poster
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest animation movies ever made; Akira. I have created this Limited Edition Akira poster art to celebrate the occasion. Limited to 50. Signed and numbered.
7. Mastodon Gig Poster
Gig poster for Mastodon’s show at Arena, Vienna. Limited four colour screen print, 35×50 cm, Edition of 94 (+ 28 green and 24 pink variants).
Official merchandise and always approved by the band.
6. Personalised Illustrated House/Shop
Original, hand signed, personalised piece of art of your home or business.
Each piece is hand drawn with pencil and digitally coloured and comes as a one off signed high quality giclée print.
5. Custom Illustrated Portrait
An original and unique gift for someone special or for yourself to celebrate friends and family.
The illustration will be delivered in digital format, PDF-high resolution, for high quality print up to A1 size.
4. The House Pendant and Earrings
This special jewellery collection has been made in collaboration with Vitrales de El Salvador, Salvadorean glassware company founded by artist Margarita Llort. Handcrafted with love by skilful Salvadoran artisans and eco-friendly methods, the Folk Tales collection is inspired by my passion for the natural world, picture books, and folk art from El Salvador and Latin America.
3. Wings (Original Artwork)
Art Title: Wings
Chalk pastel on paper
Art Size: 14×19
Matt Size: 19×24
Created for my “The Little Mermaid” book to be published Dec 2019.
2. The Sisters (Original Painting)
Original acrylic painting on canvas. This is a very special piece, very poetic and with marvelous soft colors. The sisters are dressed by Gucci.
40 x 40 x 6 cm (15,7″ x 15,7″ x 2,3″)
1. Custom Plant Pot Pet – Handmade Clay Miniature of Your Pet!
Lovingly handmade from white air dry clay, painted and finished with a protective glossy varnish, this little guy is designed to sit on your shelf or in one of your favourite house plants pots. Because who wouldn’t want a cute miniature of their pet keeping guard of their Monstera?
Bonus: Top 15 Gifts, Under £30
15. Zipped Pouch Bag Fishes
Originally hand painted sea creatures pattern painted at my London/home based studio – made in Britain. Made to order.
14. Apollo 11
A4 – 210mm x 297mm
A3 – 297mm x 420mm
Xpression Smooth 300gsm paper or 265gsm Satin photo paper.
13. Alice in Wonderland – Tumble Down the Rabbit Hole Silhouette
An intricate silhouette illustration of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as she tumbles down the rabbit hole, clutching a jar of marmalade and amazed at all the objects surrounding her. The ideal gift for anyone that loves the 150 year old classic tale.
12. Atomic Frenchie: Sit. Stay. Rule. (1)
The Atomic Frenchie is the first book in a series following the adventures of Kirby, professional supervillain and future ruler of Earth, as he schemes and battles his way past evil library robots, supernatural cat ladies, superpowered mail men, and more bizarre characters to achieve his sinister dreams of ruling the world.
11. White Backed Vulture Art Print
Featured in the gallery space at The Butcher Tattoo Parlor here in Savannah, GA. This print is 5×7, printed on a high quaility epson art printer on matte art paper and matted to fit a standard 8×10 frame.
10. Personaliteas Tea Towel
A screenprinted cotton tea towel featuring my ‘Personaliteas’ illustration, my winning design in ToDryFor’s 2012 tea towel design competition. This design is inspired by my love of 1950s anthropomorphic kitsch, who can resist a cup with a face! Featuring quirky vintage style tea cups and mugs and different types of tea, it would be perfect gift for the tea lover in your life and a fun addition to any stylish kitchen.
A dog-lovers delight! Mark Bardsley’s hilarious collection of poems and dog illustrations celebrates the cherished relationship that so many of us enjoy with our canine friends. 51 humorous poems, each fully illustrated with Mark’s vibrant and humorous eye for detail.
8. Everyday Witch Tarot Deck – Signed
Everyday Witch Tarot deck box kit published by Llewellyn Worldwide. Signed by the artist on the inside flap of the box and inside the book. It also comes with a signed postcard.
7. Biggest Jaw Drop Ever
Limited and signed high quality inkjet prints on 285g Fine Art Exhibition Matte paper.
Available in three versions…
Wow. Just Wow!
Wow, You Are Awesome!
…and three sizes:
A4, A3 (limited to 20 each) and A2 (limited to 10 each)
6. Herman Blume
Bill Murray from Wes Anderson’s Rushmore.
Unframed Giclee Print, Limited Edition of 50
Paper Size: 11″ x 14″
Image Area: 10.125″ x 12.7″
5. Space Kitty – Enamel Pin
This cute space kitty is all dressed up and ready to explore the solar system in a stylish turquoise suit, complete with space helmet (although I expect she’d prefer to go back to her spaceship for a cosy nap). She’s based on my cat Cleo, I hope she enjoys her fame!
4. Solar System Map Print
Take a trip through the Solar System and learn about the planets, moons and distances in the Milky Way. This colourful print is perfect for a child’s bedroom, or as a gift for any lover of the Solar System.
3. Virtues Series: Patience
Patience is the falconer hidden in the shadows, waiting from dawn to dusk for the precise moment to make her move.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks.
2. Illustrated Map of Europe & the Mediterranean
A perfect gift for children and adults alike who will love studying maps and learning about Europe. It’s a copy of an original hand-drawn illustration printed using vibrant pigment inks on beautiful high quality paper that is heavy, 250gsm, white, uncoated stock.
1. Relatable Content Comic Book
Relatable Content is 72 page FULL COLOUR book. Printed on silky matt paper with a soft cover and featuring a large collection of 4 panel funnies in all the colours of the rainbow. Signed copy! Lizz will draw in it and you will get free stickers and money with your order too!
And: Honourable Mentions
Tom Mouse Soft Toy
Big Wheel Xenomorph Enamel Pin
Fall Trees Art Print
Sloth Loves Chunk Goonies Parody Art Print
He-Man Print – Castle Grayskull Poster
Personalised Dog Book: Where’s Dog Name?
HEAT Screen Print – Artist Proof
The Family (8.75″x8.75″, 60 page graphic novel)