Carden Illustration Gift Guide

'Tis the season to torture yourself trying to think of unique gifts for your loved ones! No one wants to be the impersonal jerk who gives out gift cards (although we all secretly love to get them...) Well fret no more, I have some really cool gift ideas that will help you win the holidays this year. Carden Illustration orders ship USPS Priority Mail, so domestic orders placed before December 20th should make it by Christmas (according to the USPS website). Packages do not include an invoice or any pricing information, so feel free to ship the order directly to the giftee. You can even opt to have your item gift wrapped for $5 more. If you don't see what you're looking for here, there are lots of other prints available in my store and on my Etsy page. Happy Holidays!

1. For the true crime fans and history buffs in your life...

Pair the H. H. Holmes Murder Castle jigsaw puzzle and/or the print with New York Times Bestseller The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson. Hidden within the Murder Castle illustration are details about the case that are outlined in Larson's book, making it the perfect companion. Holmes himself is hidden within the image, too! The package includes an info sheet about the hotel to give it some context. Perfect for any true crime or history fan, whether they've heard of Holmes yet or not! 

2. For the coloring enthusiasts in your life...

Pick up a pack of Prismacolor colored pencils and some Colorables! With four different zoo-flavored designs available, Colorables are printed on high quality Bristol, ideal for colored pencils. They come with a sheet of sturdy board to lean on so you can color anywhere, and at 11"x14" they are a perfect size for framing when the coloring is done!

3. For the diehard Ramones fan in your life...

Got a punk rocker in your family? They'll dig this pen & ink portrait of The Ramones along with their 40th Anniversary CD/LP Set! The portrait is a high quality 11"x 14" print of an original drawing I did just this year. What better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the best punk album ever made!

4. For the macabre H. P. Lovecraft readers in your life...

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Know any readers of dark and twisted literature? They would die for this watercolor painting illustrating H. P. Lovecraft and his Great Old Ones. Paired with this beautiful edition of The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, it's the perfect way to express to your macabre friend that you love and accept them, even though they're kinda creepy.