Creative and Special Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Creative and Special Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

The holidays may still be a few weeks on the horizon, but with shipping bottlenecks and supply chain shortages, wise shoppers are getting their Christmas gifts ordered early. To help our customers navigate what may be one of America's busiest and most fast-paced holiday seasons yet, our founder Joel Anderson put together a helpful Frequently Asked Questions page, the Holiday Edition. Click on over to that page if you have any holiday-related queries. Otherwise, read on for creative and special gift ideas, ways you can use ADG vintage poster art and products to create meaningful and lasting Christmas gifts.

Build-Your-Own Custom 2022 Wall Calendar

Wall calendars are helpful for everyone, from well-organized folks to those of us who still use a pencil and paper to jot down reminders and notes. And what could be a better gift than a personalized, custom-assembled ADG poster art wall calendar? Our build-your-own feature allows you to hand-pick 12 original illustrations from any of our popular poster art collections. Choose the 12 illustrations your loved one would like most and create a heartfelt, meaningful gift.

The Build-Your-Own Custom 2022 Wall Calendar also has plenty of reserved space for notes and large-grid date boxes for reminders and appointments.

Build-Your-Own Notecards and Postcards

Keeping with a similar theme of the build-your-own wall calendar, ADG's artists and creatives also innovated a way to create Build-Your-Own Notecards and Postcards. These come in sets of eight, enabling you to choose eight vintage illustrations from our collection of over 2,000 original designs.

The perfect gift for a pen pal or loved one across the country, order two sets of Build-Your-Own Notecards or Build-Your-Own Postcards, send one set to your gift recipient, keep the other set for yourself, and begin a correspondence! Not only does the hand-picked art send a special message to your loved one, but the exchange of notecards and/or postcards in the ensuing months will keep the kindness of the gift alive through 2022 and beyond.

Illustrated Guide to the Grand Circle

ADG's most recent book release is a collaborative effort between our artists, ADG founder Joel Anderson, editor Nathan Anderson, and author/historian Daniel S. Pierce. The Illustrated Guide to the Grand Circle is an excellent compilation of original vintage poster art of the American Southwest, complete with valuable travel tips, routes, itineraries, and fun facts about each attraction. The book also includes interesting historical information on the rich cultural and anthropological background of the region.

The Illustrated Guide to the Grand Circle is an excellent gift because it functions as a helpful guidebook for a family member or loved one who is planning a trip to the Southwest. Furthermore, the book doubles as a centerpiece all on its own, the perfect coffee table book and conversation starter.

(By the way, if you have several family members and friends who enjoy art, books, illustrations, historical information, and decorative reading material, our team put together a special package deal, $90 off the FULL collection of Anderson Design Group Coffee Table Books! Order all five in one package, save $90, and give them out to your friends and family this Christmas.

Original Vintage Poster Art

Anderson Design Group was founded out of a commitment to preserve and celebrate the traditions of vintage poster art, the original illustration methods and design styles of the early-20th century. Since 2007, Anderson Design Group's award-winning poster artists have created over 2,000 original illustrations and designs, all of which are housed in 29 unique poster art collections. 

To give your loved one a truly thoughtful gift this Christmas, choose a design that signifies something of significance to your loved one. Maybe it's a rendition of a National Park or World Travel destination they visited. Or perhaps it's a coffee, beer, or wine illustration for their kitchen, a poster for their man cave, a piece of artwork celebrating animals, or a design celebrating American State pride. Or choose from original art from ADG's artist collaborators like David Owens, Kai Carpenter, or Kenneth Crane.

Finally, you can order any of Anderson Design Group's original artwork in a size and format of your choosing, as art prints, framed prints, canvases, banners, mini-canvases, notecards, postcards, or metal signs.

Family Game Time: Puzzles, Playing Cards, and Board Games

What could be a better gift to give this Christmas than the gift of valuable time with the family? ADG's artistic and unique jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, and board games provide countless hours of family fun; all centered around themes of travel, American states, National Parks, wildlife, and appreciation for the natural world. 

Puzzles: With both 500-piece and 1,000-piece models, each featuring original illustrations hand-rendered by ADG artists, we've created over two-dozen unique jigsaw puzzles, each inspiring appreciation for America's National Parks!

Playing Cards: Perfect for camping trips, trips to the family lake house or cabin, or quiet Sunday afternoons spent indoors during winter, Anderson Design Group's playing cards feature dozens of original poster designs printed onto the playing cards. 

Board Games: Earlier this year, our creatives launched the National Park Adventure Board Game. This fun and educational game features hundreds of award-winning nature illustrations, interesting facts about the National Parks, trivia, educational information, easy-to-understand rules, and engaging gameplay. The perfect family gift!

National Parks Apparel—Hats & Socks!

We've got you covered from head to toe (in style.) Our gorgeous woven National Park patches embellish stylish gray beanie hats and trail-hiking caps. One size fits all adult sizes! Available with designs for 10 of America's most iconic Parks.

And to keep your toes warm and comfy on any kind of outdoor adventure, we have partnered up with a world-class athletic sock company—Swiftwick by letting them put our artwork on their awesome hiking socks. Check out 8 great sock designs.


If you have any questions about early Christmas shopping and how to guarantee your gifts arrive before Christmas, please check out our FAQ page. And if you need more info, feel free to send us a message.

Cheers for now!

-Ren Brabenec

Anderson Design Group Staff Writer

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