Museum Shop Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – Sugarlift

Museum Shop Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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Camille Pissarro, “Road to Versailles at Louveciennes (The Snow Effect),” 1869, Oil on Canvas.

The Holidays are upon us! Finally. This year has been interesting to say the least and it’s time to wrap up 2016 in a pretty bow and say farewell. Now crank up the holiday music, pour yourself a cup a hot chocolate, finish that Facebook rant and take a look through our annual handpicked NYC Museum Gift Shop gift guide, because nothing says quirky and unique like a gift from a museum.

Ideas are organized from cheap to not so cheap, with a selection of gifts for kids at the very bottom of the post. 

Happy Holidays from Sugarlift!

 

museum gift shop guide

What: Pocket Monkey. Everyone could use a Pocket Monkey; it is a bottle opener, orange peeler, letter opener, screwdriver, wrench, ruler, and phone kickstand all in one.

Where: Guggenheim

How Much: $16

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Artists and Their Cats by Alison Nastasi. For the cat lover in your life.

Where: Guggenheim

How Much: $16.95

 

museum shop gift guide


What:
Pashmina Flower Coasters. A beautiful and artisanal take on the average coaster. Based on a seventeenth century rug from Northern India that is currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.

Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art

How Much: $19.95

 

What: Wine Twirls. For your friend who loves wine, warm wine will no longer be a problem.

Where: Museum of Arts and Design

How Much: $24

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Frida and Diego Mugs. The perfect gift for an art loving couple.

Where: Museum of Modern Art

How Much: $25

museum gift shop guide

What: Pocket Constitution. Well, just in case.

Where: Whitney Museum of American Art

How Much: $25

 

museum shop gift guide

What: SolarPuff. A modern lantern that relies solely on solar energy. To use for nights out camping in the wilderness or to use when you tip-toe your way to the refrigerator for that midnight snack. Either works.

Where: Museum of Modern Art

How Much: $30

 

museum gift shop guide

What: SmartPhone Projector. Inexpensive, compact, and light, for impromptu screenings of the latest viral videos.

Where: Guggenheim Museum

How Much: $34.95

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Friday night at the Whitney Tee. For your hip friends who wear graphic and obscure t-shirts to show off how hip they are.

Where: Whitney Museum of American Art

How Much: $40

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Unicorn Tapestry Tie. Remember your friend who works in business, brighten his day with a quirky unicorn tie. Available in red and blue.

Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art

How Much: $48

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Kit-Cat Clock. An americana classic.

Where: Museum of Modern Art

How Much: $50

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Starry Night Umbrella. A sturdy umbrella that will make you feel like you are living in a Van Gogh fairytale.

Where: Museum of Modern Art

How Much: $55

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Alpaca Throw Blanket. Make sure your friends and family stay warm this Winter with Peruvian Alpaca fibers. Available in other eclectic colors.

Where: Guggenheim Museum

How Much: $85

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Moroccan Serving Tray. A beautiful piece of decorative design that will impress dinner guests.

Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art

How Much: $100

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Nebula Necklace with Iridescent Strands. A luminescent necklace to make any modern woman shine. Made by Lara Knutson, 2011.

Where: Museum of Modern Art

How Much: $120

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Emerald Aalto Vase. Alvar Aalto’s mouth-blown glass represent the fluid relationship between man and nature. Visually pleasing and from Finland, a lovely gift for a person dear to you.

Where: Cooper Hewitt Museum

How Much: $125

 

museum gift shop guide

What: Jaunt Tote. This hand crafted bag by LA designers Holger Graf and Daniel Lantz has a simple modern design with exposed stitching. Beautifully made, it’s a great gift and comes in a variety of colors.

Where: Museum of Arts and Design

How Much: $288

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Manual Coffee Grinder. An early 1900s design, it cranks out quality ground coffee. For that person who loves their coffee.

Where: Museum of Modern Art

How Much: $295

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Bauhaus Chess Set. I’m speechless. Created by Josef Hartwig and dated 1924-1925.

Where: Cooper Hewitt Museum

How Much: $575

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Kara Walker Limited Edition Pitcher. If you are a Kara Walker fan, treat yourself.

Where: The Whitney Museum of American Art

How Much: $700

 

Need some gift ideas for kids? Here's what we would have liked to find under the tree this year...

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Hair-do Harriet Magnetic Toy.

Where: The Whitney Museum of American Art

How Much: $5

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Animal Crayons.

Where: Museum of Modern Art

How Much: $12

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Pop-up Dollhouse.

Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art

How Much: $24.95

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Fun with Hieroglyphs, New Edition.

Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art

How Much: $24.99

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Mozart Magic Cube.

Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art

How Much: $34.95

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Modern Art Puzzle Box.

Where: Guggenheim Museum

How Much: $35

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Make Your Own Monster Kit.

Where: Whitney Museum of American Art

How Much: $35

 

museum shop gift guide

What: DIY Doll and Watercolor Set.

Where: Museum of Art and Design

How Much: $42

 

museum shop gift guide

What: Miley DIY House, Chair, and Desk.

Where: Museum of Modern Art

How Much: $55+

 

 


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