Best art prints for Christmas

25 beautiful art prints that make perfect Christmas gifts for 2021

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Whether they’re into minimalist line drawings, bold typography or colourful collage, give the gift of statement walls with these stylish prints from independent shops.

From single statement pieces to pleasingly crowded gallery walls, prints are an a quick and often affordable way to update a room. And while it’s always joyous to receive beauty products, fashion and food for Christmas, there’s something particularly satisfying about a friend, partner or family member choosing a piece of art that reflects you and where you’re at.

So, inspired, we’ve compiled some of the most colourful, the most soothing, the most original and the most covetable pieces of artwork from independent shops, artists, designers and studios. From Line & Honey’s subtle and mesmerising line drawings to Ink & Drop’s tongue-in-cheek take on the Mona Lisa via beautiful travel photography from The Woods and The Travel Edit, we’ve found gorgeous works for all gift budgets.

Mix and match to create a selection of wall art that complement one another, or splurge on an original piece of artwork from Hormazd Narielwalla or Chiara Perano. We’ve also got a whole host of indie British artists such as Ellie Edwards, Catherine Rowe and Mary Bowkett, alongside the inimitable work of We Are Dorothy and Kitsch Noir.

Take a scroll through and discover a piece of art that’ll make someone’s perfect Christmas present this year.

  • Orange Wine Lino Print by Ellie Edwards

    Best art prints for Christmas: Orange Wine Lino Print by Ellie Edwards
    Best art prints for Christmas: Orange Wine Lino Print by Ellie Edwards

    Ellie Edwards’ lino prints are carved and printed by hand, making each design unique. Perfect for foodies and cocktail lovers, who doesn’t want art inspired by their favourite drinks or breakfasts?

    Shop Orange Wine Lino Print by Ellie Edwards, £20

  • Silly Me print by Esme Rose Marsh

    Best art prints for Christmas: Silly Me print by Esme Rose Marsh
    Best art prints for Christmas: Silly Me print by Esme Rose Marsh

    Writer and artist Esme Rose Marsh’s vivid collage prints are inspired by her own poetry and made to order. From the melancholy “Silly Me” print to the evocative “Your Lips A Totem” design, this eye-catching artwork is perfect for festive gifting.

    Shop Silly Me print by Esme Rose Marsh, £30

  • The Cramps print by Rosa Kusabbi

    “The Cramps” print by Rosa Kusabbi
    “The Cramps” print by Rosa Kusabbi

    Rosa Kusabbi’s prints are bright and bold, often inspired by protest, activism and feminism. We love the striking neon, black and red ink of this “The Cramps” screenprint.

    Shop “The Cramps” print by Rosa Kusabbi, £28

  • Rubbish Portraits by Lucie Sheridan

    Best art prints for Christmas: Rubbish Portraits by Lucie Sheridan
    Best art prints for Christmas: Rubbish Portraits by Lucie Sheridan

    There is nothing worse than a cheesy portrait. And nothing worse than having to pose for one. Lucie Sheridan, illustrator of over 20 years, has been creating ‘Rubbish Portraits’ since 2019. Starting out as doodles to pass the time she has reinvented the portrait by making it, well.. rubbish! Of course it isn’t rubbish at all it’s utterly fabulous and fun and it can be done from a photo or from the comfort of your sofa in 5 minutes via Zoom. Just purchase your preferred option online and either email Lucie a picture..or schedule a good to go zoom.

    She can do you, your family, your pets and even your boss if you’re grappling for ideas for secret santa.Prices start from £20 per head

    Shop Rubbish Portraits by Lucie Sheridan, from £20

  • The World Tarot Fine Art Print by Eat The Moon

    Best art prints for Christmas: The World Tarot Fine Art Print by Eat The Moon
    Best art prints for Christmas: The World Tarot Fine Art Print by Eat The Moon

    This tarot giclée fine art print is perfect for the astrology lover in your life. The design “ represents opportunity, coming through one cycle before embracing the next. The calming beauty of the design is a reminder to pause and rest before moving on to the next chapter.”

    Shop The World Tarot Fine Art Print by Eat The Moon, £11.99

  • “Familiarity” print by Line & Honey

    Best art prints for Christmas: “Familiarity” print by Line & Honey
    Best art prints for Christmas: “Familiarity” print by Line & Honey

    Minimalists will love the simplistic beauty of Line & Honey’s neutral colour line art. Their “Familiarity” print is described as “ a testament to how more joy there is at home.”

    Shop “Familiarity” print by Line & Honey, £18

  • Lemur And Baobab Fruit print by Catherine Rowe

    Catherine Rowe Lemur and Baobab Fruit Print
    Best art prints for Christmas: Catherine Rowe Lemur and Baobab Fruit Print

    British designer Catherine Rowe won the Liberty Open Call in 2018 and is known for her original and nature-inspired hand drawings. We love this one. 

    Shop Lemur And Baobab Fruit print at Catherine Rowe, £20

  • Star Of Wonder print by Lucy Coggle

    Lucy Coggle Star Of Wonder
    Best art prints for Christmas: Lucy Coggle Star Of Wonder

    The perfect print for Christmas, this deeply coloured ode to the midwinter night sky will look incredible on a bedroom wall. 

    Shop Star Of Wonder print at Lucy Coggle, £28

  • Don't Be A Dick print by Hannah Carvell

    Hannah Carvell Don't Be A Dick
    Best art prints for Christmas: Hannah Carvell Don't Be A Dick

    This limited edition print is a cheeky and bright reminder of how to navigate even the trickiest situations in life. 

    Shop Don’t Be A Dick print at Hannah Carvell, £100

  • 001 Face print by Mary Bowkett

    Mary Bowkett 001 Face
    Best art prints for Christmas: Mary Bowkett 001 Face

    A continuous line portrait from artist Mary Bowkett is the perfect centrepiece for a gallery wall. 

    Shop 001 Face print at Mary Bowkett, £40

  • Letter S Skater print by Alphablots

    Alphablots Letter S Skater print
    Best art prints for Christmas: Alphablots Letter S Skater print

    Available in all the letters of the alphabet, Alphablots’ prints are meant for newborns – but quite honestly, we’re here for them.

    Shop Letter S Skater print at Alphablots, from £8

  • Ursa Major + Ursa Minor print by Mr Peebles

    Mr Peebles Ursa Major Ursa Minor
    Best art prints for Christmas: Mr Peebles Ursa Major Ursa Minor

    A star-filled art print of a big bear and little bear looking at their constellation namesakes together = brilliant Christmas print. 

    Shop Ursa Major + Ursa Minor print at Mr Peebles, from £15

  • Happy Shoppers print by Yuk Fun

    Yuk Fun Happy Shoppers Riso Art Print
    Best art prints for Christmas: Yuk Fun Happy Shoppers Riso Art Print

    Yuk Fun’s neon risograph art print is bright, beautiful and will bring cheer to viewers’ hearts for the whole year round. 

    Shop Happy Shoppers risograph print at Yuk Fun, £13

  • Rosé print by Ciao Chiara

    Ciao Chiara Rosé Print
    Best art prints for Christmas: Ciao Chiara Rosé Print

    Referencing the sights and sounds of Italy and France, this print is part of a limited edition set (fun fact: the sustainable paper is made from bamboo fibres). The original artwork was painted by Chiara Perano during lockdown in spring 2020. 

    Shop Rosé print at Ciao Chiara, £55

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