2018 Van Gogh Enthusiast Holiday Gift Guide

2018 Van Gogh Enthusiast Holiday Gift Guide

November 16, 2018

It’s almost that magical time of year again! If you’re still looking for the perfect gift of any art lovers’ dreams, this list might just be an early Christmas present to you.

Gone are the days of buying Van Gogh calendars and tote bags, because there are a number of amazing brand collaborations that have us (and many around the world) going a little crazy for Van Gogh.

1. For the Arty Yet Practical Type

Developed by Acestar in collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum, the Van Gogh Swiss Watches® collection is a sophisticated, yet fun, range of watches that boast traditional Swiss timepiece engineering. Featuring some of Van Gogh’s most treasured pieces, each watch has an extra touch of glamour with an embedded diamond on the 12-hour position.

Cost: €250 - €300

Sunflowers Van Gogh Watch

Photo Credit: Van Gogh Museum Shop

2. For the Museum Experience, You Can Enjoy Every Day

Our very own textured reproductions of Van Gogh masterpieces also make for an extra special gift this holiday season. In collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada, Verus Art has created the world’s highest fidelity reproductions, capturing the colour and geometry of every brushstroke. With a Limited Edition of 250 for both the Iris and Bowl of Zinnias and Other Flowers, each piece come with a signed Certificate of Authenticity, plus royalties go back to the museum to help fun art education programs.

Cost: from $1,400 via our Store!

3. For the Artistic Traveller

At last, a luxury and beautiful suitcase that is easy to recognize on the luggage carousel! Samsonite's line of Van Gogh Almond Blossom suitcases and travel bags will live up to expectations of even the most frequent travelers. With durable designs and beautiful timeless patterns, this luggage set will be enjoyed for years to come. For an extra special touch, you can even personalize the pull up handle on some cases, when ordering through the Samsonite website.

Cost: €50 - €370

Van Gogh Samsonite Suitcases

Photo Credit: Samsonite UK

4. For the Academic or Professional

For a practical but beautiful gift, a special edition Visconti pen is a thoughtful idea for any avid writers, academics or professionals who’ll still appreciate having the finest quality pens to hand. With a whopping 20 pens in their Van Gogh collection, including both ballpoint and fountain points, each colourful marble-like finish is inspired by one of Van Gogh’s greatest works.

Cost: €185 - €220

Visconti Van Gogh Pens

Photo Credit: Van Gogh Museum Store

5. For the Tea Fanatic

There’s no denying that this line of teapots and teacups are as pretty as a picture – Sunflowers, Irises, and Almond Blossoms to be precise. Each fine porcelain set, or item, is hand-crafted and decorated with three-dimensional flowers, inspired by Van Gogh’s most iconic floral paintings. Designed by Brian Wu for Frans Collection, the number one porcelain art designer and producer in Asia, some might say they are too beautiful to drink from!

Cost: €210 - €275

Franz Collection Van Gogh Tea Wear

Photo Credit: Van Gogh Museum Store

6. For Someone Special

With a focus on combining paintings of the masters with the fashionable elegance of timeless jewelry, it’s no wonder FREYWILLE have the most divine collection of Van Gogh inspired gifts. Every piece is delicately handcrafted by artisans in Vienna, who guard the secrets of this enchanting fire enamel process, which results in intricate designs and vivid colours. From Starry Night cuff bracelets to Almond Blossom rings and pendants, the colourful “Hommage a Vincent Van Gogh” collection is sure to be a hit with someone special.

Cost: €400 - €1300

FREYWILLE Van Gogh Collection

Photo Credit: FREYWILLE

7.For the Fashionista Art Aficionados

In 2017 two of the world’s biggest fashion and art icons, Louis Vuitton and Jeff Koons, came together and reimagined a handful of works by the great masters. Iconic paintings, including Van Gogh’s “A Wheatfield with Cypresses”, were re-created into a limited edition of luxury purses that graced the catwalks, and later, high-end LV boutiques around the world. Having just launched a second collection, it might be difficult to get your hands on Van Gogh pieces from the original line, but it’ll be a feat sure to be appreciated by any fashionista art lover in your life.

Cost: $3,000+ (If you can find one!)

8. For the Dream Trip of a Lifetime

If you’re looking to pull out all the stops this year, why not plan a once in a lifetime trip to re-live some of Vincent’s footsteps in Europe? From the iconic café to the banks of the Rhone, check out our blog post for the top places to visit in Amsterdam and further afield.

Amsterdam, Europe

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