You can turn just about anything into wall art if you frame it, so we partnered with Framebridge—an online custom framing service—to share all the odds and ends you should be framing for gifts this holiday season.
A few years ago, I found a map of a corner of the world I cherish in the $1 bin at Pageant Print Shop. It wasn't vintage or especially artful, rather a functional tri-folded type—but I loved the colors and it made my heart pitter-patter: Undone, it was five feet long and dotted with ferry paths and all the watery blue inlets in a great, sprawling bay. I got it framed, my favorite way to preserve and protect good memories, and gave it to my boyfriend as a gift. (It's his favorite corner of the world, too.)
This time of year, when my list of presents to buy looms large, I often arrive at the same conclusion: Frame something. Because so many simple, inexpensive things can become gift-worthy when you set them under glass (or plexi!) and hand them over to be admired. Here are twenty other ideas of odds and ends to frame this year for those you love.
The key, of course, is that whatever you frame means something to the person you give it to—even if that something is that you share an appreciation of the same aesthetic. Art is one of the best gifts, and framing turns just about anything into art.
Tell me: What meaningful odds and ends have you framed for gifts?
Framebridge offers custom framing for all the photos, art, and ordinary objects you love—like scarves and recipe cards, to start!—all through their online service. Start framing with them here.