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Discover Creative Gifts at the SFMOMA Museum Store This Holiday Season

Released: August 02, 2017 · Download (566 KB PDF)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 2, 2017)—The Museum Store at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) offers one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for everyone on your list from the arts aficionado to the animal lover. Unique jewelry and accessories, hand-crafted housewares, imaginative toys, beautiful art books and decorative objects are just some of the things the SFMOMA Museum Store has to offer, making it the premier stop for holiday shopping.

In addition to two store locations within the museum, shoppers can find gifts online at museumstore.sfmoma.org and at the Museum Store located inside San Francisco Airport’s international terminal (great for the holiday traveler’s last-minute needs). Proceeds from purchases at all locations support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs, strengthening the museum as a vibrant cultural hub year-round. Along with museum gift memberships and custom prints, below are just a few highlights from the Museum Store’s 2017 holiday assortment to help anyone spread some holiday cheer. All product images are courtesy of the vendors.

Gifts for the Arts Aficionado

  1. Show off your love of modern art with Verloop’s Bonded Knit Tote ($98), featuring leather straps and unique, hand silkscreened patterns reminiscent of Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings.
  2. Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) ($29.95; hardcover) by Bridget Quinn with illustrations by Lisa Congdon is the perfect gift for the art lover, reader and feminist.
  3. Made exclusively for SFMOMA by VIDA, the elegant Alexander Calder Silk Scarf ($135), featuring a Calder lithograph from the SFMOMA permanent collection, adds a creative flair to any outfit.
  4. Pair the catalogue Robert Rauschenberg ($60; paperback) with tickets to see the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules, on view at SFMOMA November 18, 2017–March 25, 2018, for a great art experience gift.
  5. Designed by Becky Kemp for Lucie Kaas, the Salvador and Frida Kokeshi Dolls ($40 each) are a playful addition to any room.
  6. Handmade in the USA of leather, clay, glass and wood, the Dots Necklace ($115) by Hyworks is a highly wearable study in textures and colors, and the perfect sculptural accessory.

Gifts for the Traveler

  1. The Native Union Extra-Long Lightning Belt Cable’s ($35) 10-foot cable allows for maximum charging convenience for anyone on-the-go.
  2. Stay warm this winter with the beautifully textured Pebbles Scarf ($64) from knitwear designers Verloop.
  3. Explore your artistic inclinations with Dopress Books’ Sketch City: Drawing on Location ($29.95; paperback). Composed of drawing tips from over 50 artists, this gift is sure to be a hit for any creative traveler, urban explorer or budding artist.
  4. Made from hand-crafted leather here in the USA, the Flip V2 Wallet ($145) by Jaqet employs a minimalistic design that leaves room only for the necessities, making it the perfect practical gift for any traveler.
  5. Whether you’re traveling abroad or going out for lunch, the Mademoiselle Backpack ($98) by Zwei Bags has plenty of useful compartments and comfortable back padding to make it a go-to everyday accessory.
  6. Designed by Daniel Emma and AARK, the Multi Noon Watch ($145) takes a playful approach to design through its use of color. With a unisex fit and scratch-resistant glass, this watch is sure to add a pop of color to every look.

Gifts for the Animal Lover

  1. Hand-carved from maple and walnut, the Salt Penguin Grinder ($110) by J.I. Christoffersen for Spring Copenhagen serves as a playful addition to the dining table.
  2. The canvas zip Dog Pouch ($14) by Meri Meri is a canine-lover must-have. The embroidered friendly face and floppy ears complete the cute look.
  3. Made from hand-painted porcelain and gold-plated brass, the Nach Leopard Earrings ($75) are a showcase of the Nach sisters’ passion for porcelain. The bold concept and exceptional craftsmanship are sure to make a statement.
  4. A quirky twist to traditional nesting dolls, the Woodland Nesting Dolls set ($39.95) is hand-painted in Russia and packaged together in a wooden gift box.
  5. Artists and Their Cats ($16.95; hardcover) by Alison Nastasi is a compilation of behind-the-scenes stories of over 50 different artists and their feline friends. Complete with engaging text and charming photographs, art aficionados and cat admirers alike will relish in this fun publication.

Gifts for the Kiddo

  1. The sky is the limit with the Jetpack Backpack ($49.95) designed by Andy Mason. Let your child’s imagination fly with this playful design while also making use of the multiple compartments to store practical things such as lunches or pencils for their big adventure.
  2. Designed by Candylab Toys, the Pioneer Wagon and Canoe ($42) draws on a deep love of classic American cars and the ’60s American Modernist vibe. Give your child a taste of the ‘good old days’ with this miniature learning tool for adventure!
  3. Unleash your child’s creativity with the Rubber Stamp Activities book ($19.99; hardcover) by Fiona Watt. Complete with six colorful stamp pads and step-by-step instructions on how to make shapes and patterns, this activity book is bursting with ideas for the young artist.
  4. A classic tin lunch box with attitude, the Guitar Case Lunchbox ($22) designed by Mike Vaiksaar comes with 10 decorative stickers for personalization and is sure to be a hit with your budding rock star.
  5. Walk, rock or ride with the Mini-Flip 3-in-1 Rider ($110) designed by Wishbone. The innovative design allows for this functional toy to grow with your child. The walker can support infants starting at nine months, and can transform to a ride-on or a rocker within seconds.

Gifts for the Entertainer

  1. Designed by Gearlab and made from YiXing Chinese clay, the Purple Clay French Press ($130) offers a sleek design and retains the fragrance of your favorite coffee blend for a unique brewing experience.
  2. The Anywhere Vases ($40) set of three playfully simple shapes instantly transform vessels into vases. Designed by Fruitsuper to accommodate a variety of vessel and stem diameters—Anywhere Vases make displaying and arranging your flowers and foliage effortless.
  3. Whether you’re looking for a desk object, a paperweight or a simple distraction, the Jack Puzzle ($95) by Craighill has it all. Milled in Massachusetts and comprised of six notched brass bars that come together to create a one-pound jack, this office accessory offers an escape from the mundane.
  4. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Artist Collection Series, illy has opened their archive for the SFMOMA Museum Store to offer the William Kentridge Cappuccino Set ($175). First produced in 2008, this set of six cappuccino cups and saucers delivers the ultimate coffee enjoyment.
  5. Perfect for a picnic, a weekend getaway or an evening by the fire, the Josephine Spring Backgammon Set ($120) closes up neatly, making it easy for travel and on-the-go activities. Made of sustainably harvested wood in Los Angeles, the custom print case by designer Wolfum adds a modern feel to this classic game.