Finding the Perfect Gift of a Miniature Collectible

By: Veronica Scott

Trying to choose a miniature collectible gift for someone who enjoys dollhouses as a hobby or who collects miniature items isn't too difficult. For those who aren't familiar with this hobby, though, knowing which item will make a nice compliment to a person's collection takes a little bit of information. Here are some ways to find the perfect gift for the miniature collectibles enthusiast.

The most obvious way to find out what they may want is simply to ask, although this method takes away any element of surprise that you may have hoped to maintain. You can find out details by asking some innocent questions that will seem like idle curiosity. The answers to these innocent questions will give you the ammunition that you need to find the perfect gift. Ask about their collection. They will most likely be excited to tell you about it and, with a little prodding, will likely tell you exactly what they are hoping to add to it in the future. Make sure that you casually ask about scale as well, as this will help you make sure that you get the right size piece for their miniature rooms.

As with any gift, it will mean more if there is some shared sentimentality to it. If you can, find a miniature piece that is representative of some shared experience that you may have had. Then the gift will be appreciated on several different levels. It could be commemorative of some serious or life changing experience that you had, or it could be reminiscent of some humorous occasion that you enjoyed together. You may be fortunate enough to find a miniature recreation of a person that you know in common. It could be a representation of a relative or the collector herself. It may be especially meaningful if the miniature is a representation of you.

Most dollhouse miniature collectors have a certain theme or style that they enjoy over another. You should pay attention to what the person prefers or which piece would fit best in the dollhouse setting, so that you can find a miniature collectible that matches well. Otherwise, if your chosen piece doesn't blend well into the theme, the individual receiving your gift may be hesitant about adding it to the display.

Some collectors choose to display individual pieces outside of the dollhouse setting. These collectors take delight in displaying each miniature piece as its own work of art. If this is the case with your miniature enthusiast, then you may just want to find a piece created by their favorite artisan. Most collectors can tell you fairly quickly whose work they admire and whose work would be a treasured addition to their collection.

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