Now that you know about the importance of narrative and the availability of online platforms, you have almost everything you need to make this an unforgettable holiday shopping experience. However, there are some other tips we’d like to share with you before we send you on your way.
- Note the preferences of the person you’re shopping for. For instance, if the person fancies modern paintings, choose an antique painting over another antique item. By sticking along the lines of the person’s interests, you’re more likely to purchase an antique the person truly loves.
- Inquire about associated pieces. Often, an antique is part of a larger collection. Find out if your dealer has pieces in this collection in case your receiver wants to buy more of the same. This is also a good idea if your receiver really loves the piece and you need a gift for their post-holiday birthday.
- If you see something you love for yourself, buy it! Antiques are one-of-a-kind. Unlike other gifts, they’re not made on an assembly line. They’re historical, hand-crafted pieces that can’t be mimicked. For this reason, if you see a piece you love while shopping, buy it. You never know if it will be there weeks, or even days from now.
With this information, you have what you need to get started. Just remember to enjoy the experience and you’ll end up finding a gift that will create a surprise unlike ever before. From everyone at Beauchamp Antiques, have an amazing holiday season and best wishes on finding an unforgettable gift. It’s out there – you just have to find it.