Gift Ideas

Let us help you find an antique print or object tailored to the interests, vocation or hobbies of that special person. Our prints are organized by subject matter to make it easy. Here are some ideas below, but if you don't see what you're looking for, contact us.

Also see our Globe Gifts and Corporate Gifts.

For the Legal Profesional Camellia print

For the Lawyer

One of our customers reports that her nephew loved her law school graduation gift of a vintage gavel (left). We also have antique prints for the lawyer in your life in our Law section.

For the Gardener

Say it with flowers! Our large selection of botanical prints and art (right) make great gifts for the passionate gardener. And since many of them have been around for one or two hundred years we can safely say they'll last longer than the kind you get from the florist.

For the Sailor

We have a large selection of maritime prints, photographs and paintings sure to delight anyone who loves boating. You'll find dramatic regattas and peaceful seascapes, clipper ships and small sailing vessels.

Also check our maps section for maps and views of favorite sailing spots in Long Island, Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard and Florida.

For the Sailor/Sailing Enthusiast
For the horse lover

For the Sports Enthusiast

Golf, tennis, snow and water skiing, football, cycling and even fencing--we will help you find pictures of their favorite sports (right).

Horses and equestrian pictures are one of our specialties--from horse portraits by prominent 18th Century artists such as George Stubbs, to steeplechase and riding prints produced in the 19th century to exciting polo paintings.


For the Business Executive or Stock Trader

Stock and trade are, well, our stock in trade. We have a nice selection of views of Wall Street landmarks and other stock market subjects. We also have prints and art related to businesses like communications, industry and technology.

Wall Street View

New York Stock Exchange

Industry and technology print

Industry Poster

Industry prints

People's Bank Globe

Diderot engraving

Artisans & Tools of the Trade

Sets of engravings from Diderot's Encyclopedia, a landmark 18th century work depicting artisans and tools of their trades in marvelous detail. Affordably priced, each set contains between 3 and 17 prints.

Diderot engraving

Examples of available sets include Mathematical Instrument Maker, Gemstone Cutter, Harness Maker, Ceramicist, Carriage Maker, Cabinetmaker and Fisher. For a complete list and detailed descriptions visit our Diderot Introduction page.

For the Book Lover

For the home library, see our pages of Leather Bound Books where you will find leather bound editions of fiction, non-fiction, history books such as the limited edition illustrated chronicle of two dramatic days of the French Revolution (far right) and bindings that are a work of art in themselves, like the set of essays (near right) bound by the renowned Sangorski & Sutcliffe.

Leather-bound book on the French Revolution Leather bound volumes of essays

For the History Buff

Military Portrait of Bert Lahr Americana

For the history buff we have military prints and art (left), engraved and photographic portraits of prominent people from the 18th to 20th centuries, such as Benjamin Franklin (center); American history as captured in prints and maps (right), and intriguing 19th century prints documenting the costumes and customs of cultures around the world.