Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. But it can also become the most stressful. So this year we are spreading some festive cheer by sharing with you our top 5 gift ideas from The Lightbox Shop for the art lovers in your lives – to make your shopping just that little bit easier.

From locally-sourced arts, crafts and jewellery to books and gifts, our carefully-curated shop ensures support for local designers and makers. By treating your loved ones to something special, you’ll also help to support our independent charity and the invaluable art projects we work on within the community.

Without further ado, here are some suggestions that will make your gift-giving stand out above the high-street-crowd this season:

  1. Foldable and reusable shopping bags

With prints inspired by famous artworks from around the globe, these shopping bags fit perfectly in your pocket for those impromptu snack runs – with the added bonus that they make the planet a better place every time you re-use them. LOQI bags use chemical-free printing, are water resistant and washable.

Price: £10

  1. Crafty, locally-sourced tree ornaments

Bring a bit of magic to a loved one’s Christmas with a selection of these lovely baubles. Choose from sparkly red beaded decorations, crochet snowmen, glass hearts, wooden snow owls, and much more.

Price range: £2 – £8.50

  1. Zipper pouches for art supplies

On-the-go artists who want to bring their art studio with them wherever they go will love these zipper pouches. They come in all shapes and sizes, keep things tidy, and easily fit inside other bags. BlueQ products are made from 95% recycled materials.

Price range: £5.10 – £8.50

  1. DYI puppets for the little ones

Whether your child loves unicorns, dragons, sharks or robots, we have loads of quirky and creative puppets to choose from. No messy glue or scissors needed. Small children may need some help.

Price: £6.80

  1. Is it even Christmas without a pair of socks?

Perfect as stocking fillers, our wide range of funky art-inspired socks are ideal for art and pun-lovers alike!

Price range: £9.50 - £10

However you’re planning on spending this Christmas, do it with a smile on your face, comfortable knowing your gifts will not only delight your loved ones, but support your local community of artists, designers and makers.

Bonus: For the Most Passionate Art Lover

If you’re looking for the ultimate Christmas gift for art lovers, pick up a Lightbox Membership from Reception to take advantage of everything we have to offer all year round. In 2021, enjoy exhibitions including artworks by Raphael and Bridget Riley. Treat a special someone or even yourself. Christmas is about indulgence, after all.

Price range: £30 - £60