What you need to know about gifts, gifting, and gift sets from the ’30s and ’40s
Gifts, gifts and gifts sets are one of the most unique pieces of art history.
The idea of gifts, gifts, and gifts was so popular that a whole section of art became devoted to the topic.
The first gifting gallery opened in San Francisco in 1895 and quickly evolved into a gift-giving hub that is still the go-to destination for gifting enthusiasts.
Gift sets from all over the world are available, from a set of handcrafted wooden bowls to a handmade glass plate from a French chateau.
In some countries, like the Netherlands and Italy, the set itself is considered a national treasure.
But while the set has been around for centuries, the gift-gifting tradition that went with it is a fascinating one.
A special collection of original and rare gift sets, some of which are in museums or auction houses, offers a wealth of history for any art lover to discover.
We took a look at some of the coolest gift sets and some of their fascinating history.