2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Creative Gifts for the Holidays Are Highlighted in New Main Store of The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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The mall is not the only place to shop for covetable (and soon-to-be coveted) holiday gifts this season. You can also find many great gifts at your local (or not-so-local) museum and its corresponding Museum Shop. (I am a huge fan of the Museum Shop at The Whitney Museum of American Art myself.)

Philadelphia Museum of Art logo

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s new Main Store, located inside the restored North Entrance by Kelly Drive, is stocked with a variety of unique gifts for shoppers this holiday season. Visitors can explore an expanded selection of colorful clothing, handcrafted jewelry and accessories made by local artisans, as well as games, art books and supplies. Highlights include colorful pleated tote bags ($59); playing cards in every hue of the rainbow ($13); a prismatic watercolor set ($39); jigsaw pattern puzzles ($38); chunky color block scarves ($89); and wax print dresses by the global brand Zuri ($198). A curated assortment of “Best in Store” items has been chosen by staff to spark a wide range of gift-giving ideas, including the Philly Tarot Deck, a deck of cards filled with illustrations of famous Philadelphia locations and people presented in a tarot card format by artist James Boyle ($40); Italian leather-bound sketchbooks with multicolored marble-patterned edges ($89); handcrafted keepsake boxes by local ceramicist Priscilla Dahl ($58-98); and toy racing cars ($35).

Chunky Ribbed Stripe Scarf ($89.00)
Gift ideas include Stocking Stuffers at various price ranges

In the “Philly Made” area of the store, shoppers will find handcrafted goods from local artisans including cutting boards of walnut, maple, and cherry woods by Honorable Oak ($68-125); earrings made from vintage decorative tins by Saffron Creations ($58-98); porcelain cameo necklaces and rings by Marcie McGoldrick ($158-325); patterned vases and bowls from Kristin Buck ($36 and up); and turned wooden candlesticks by Lostine ($68-125).

Pattern Puzzles ($38.00)

Philadelphia artisans Nick and Leanne Polidore of the leather goods company Hemlock & Hyde, and Jannalyn Bailey of Curious Clay also have new products featured this holiday season with many exclusive to the museum store. In addition, visitors can shop for updated designs from over fifty local designers and businesses throughout all five of the museum’s stores.

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