Are you looking for the perfect gift for a friend or family member? If they are a fan of the roaring twenties or happen to live in and adore an old arts and crafts style home, then vintage gifts may be the perfect thing. The following are a few ideas to help you find something they are sure to adore.

Say it with jewelry

The art deco style of the 1920s is easy to spot due to its soaring curves and geometric shapes. Designers in the field, such as Charles Rennie MacKintosh, used these bold, simple lines in conjunction with brightly colored stained glass to create a look that captured the decade. You can find everything from pendants and earrings to cuff links and tie tacks that feature this style. These make a great gift that your recipient can enjoy year around.

Hang it on the wall

Many see the twenties as a period of decadence, even with prohibition as the shadow of the war that had ended and one still to come. World War I had also opened the eyes of many people to Europe, which meant that all things European where in hot demand – especially trips abroad. Vintage travel prints make a major statement. Most feature clean, geometric representations of the sites, bold typeface, and high contrast colors. You can find posters from nearly any destination – both at home and abroad – so there is sure to be something that fits your recipient.

Go vintage

An antique or vintage store is a good place to find a small gift if you have a smaller budget. Although true 1920s Lalique glassware is pricey, you can find many vintage replicas that still capture the grace and beauty of the decade. You can also find books and magazines from the 1920s, which can appeal to the reader on your gift list. Household goods, both the useful and the curious, are also good gift giving options. Also, don't overlook the costume jewelry from the era, similar to what was described earlier.

Frame your options

Sometimes the best gift is personal, especially if the gift is for a very close friend or family member. A custom portrait placed in an art deco frame can be a lovely gift. You can even have fun with the portrait – perhaps by staging a 1920s style photoshoot of the grandkids for the grandparents, for example. Another option is to give the frame with a gift certificate so the recipient can schedule their own 1920s photoshoot of themselves or their family.

For more information and options for frames and other art deco and vintage pieces, visit local shops and businesses, like Kelly Gallery.