I think there’s nothing better than giving the gift of a painting or a print.
Sitting down and painting something needs a fair bit of prep, but if you have planned your time and finished your work, had your prints made, then well done.
Framing a piece can be troublesome….. if you haven’t framed as the work was finished and don’t want to foot the cost as it can be expensive or you aren’t sure what frame they might like, then don’t bother. Plenty of beautiful tissue and ribbons, wrapping it beautifully, will finish off the presentation of your gift. They then can choose their own frame. Or if you’ve painted on a box canvas paint, continue the painting over the edges of the canvas.