Never gift someone a print, here's why!

Never gift someone a print, here's why!

Edited: November 2021

Have you ever wanted to purchase one of my prints as a gift for someone, but had no idea what to get? There are so many things to consider - the size, the image, the color of their existing décor, framed or unframed, their taste in art!

To take the headache and frustration out of your decision, I've added a new convenient option, but first let me tell you two stories.

The stories

I've recently had the pleasure of speaking with two customers who received my prints as gifts. The first is a bride who had included one of my prints in her wedding registry.

First off, I was very honored that she considered my work. I was really touched by this. Also, she was very specific about the image she wanted and its size, so the person who bought it had a stress-free experience.

"That was easy!"

The second customer though, went through a much different scenario 🤦🏿‍♂️ A friend from home (Dominica) bought him a print, and while he and his wife loved the gesture, their new print just did not suit its intended space.

The colors were off - the initial print is mostly rich forest green, with a hint of orange from the sunrise, compared with their neutral-toned living room. In addition, my standard museum-style canvas option did not sit well with the existing style of the room. A more traditional option was required.

Please note: I now offer traditional Art Prints on paper and I do have framed options for most sizes (I wish I had this option at the time!)

This is where I happily stepped in! I worked directly with his wife and we came up with a customized solution to their problem - a traditionally framed photographic print of another image from my portfolio. With a few tweaks to the color of that new image, I was able to "tone it down" so that it fit nicely within their existing color theme.

Moral of the story

I shared this experience with you for two reasons:

  1. I love making customized orders for customers. As you probably know, I exclusively offer canvas prints via this website. However, I am open to requests for other print mediums and I'm especially willing to make edits to image to suit your tastes for color, crops and more.
  2. Gift cards make things easier for everyone. Had my gift cards been available at the time, the initial client could have simply purchased one online and sent the information (redemption code or QR code) to his friend either via email or printed copy. His friend's wife would then do the shopping herself and redeem the gift card during checkout. 

It's a win-win situation!

Frequently asked questions

Here are a few FAQs about gift cards. If you have any other questions, please visit my full FAQs page.

  • Can a gift card be used more than once? 
    Yes, provided there is still a balance remaining on the card.

  • Can more than one gift card be used towards a purchase? 
    Yes. A customer can redeem another gift card during checkout.

  • Can a gift card be used to pay for shipping and taxes?
    Yes, gift cards are applied to the final order total which includes shipping and taxes.

  • Can gift cards be used in conjunction with a discount code?
    Yes, gift cards are a form of payment.

  • Can gift cards be reloaded?
    No, you can't reload a gift card.

  • How can customers access gift cards which were misplaced or never received?
    Customers can click "Resend gift cards" from their order confirmation email. 

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and choose to take advantage of the gift cards and customization options. Please share it with your friends and family!

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