The last of my gift guides concerns things to hang on the wall (conventional and not), or at least hanging on a wall. A few old recommendation that has stod the test of time.
- A visit to a museum. Paying the admission and possibly a lunch in a nearby café is a wonderful gift. As the giver you should be active, have a few suggestions on hand and try find something that the person getting it likes. But you are giving the gift of it actually happening, so many people say that they wish they saw more of their own towns and this is how.
- Maps. Everyone likes map, it’s a fact. The do make great art, those “scrape the countries you have visited” ones are good fun even for fuzzy dad (i.e. mine. He liked his a lot I think). Old maps give off that Indiana Jones-vibe whilst new maps can be a great way to inspire travels to come.
- Photographs. Do that thing and turn someones Instagram feed into a poster or or a wall hanging calendar.
- Cat-calender. Speaking of calendars not a year will pass without me recommending various calendars or cards that you get when you donate to charity or that you buy to support a cause.
- Light boxes. You know the kind of thing, a white plastic box that lights up from within, you get a bunch of letter with it, and you can create your own message. They come in all sorts of sizes nowadays, but still very nice. I wouldn’t mind one myself actually.
- Voucher to get something framed. Hands up all of you that have a poster or painting at home that needs a frame before you can hang it up, and have had so the last three years. It’s one of those things. I had a good stretch when I made it happen, but it is easily to forget. And everyone around you is pretty much the same I hazard. It can mean getting an expensive customs fram, or getting three matching ones from IKEA because three of those Andy Warhol quote-posters look so good together (everyone buys them at the Modern Museum; it’s law here).
- An oriental carpet. I love hanging carpets on the wall, I hope it makes a return in interior design and will lobby for it. If the recipient doesn’t want to put it on the wall they can lay in on the floor.