Christmas gifts selection by Museum Assistant

With Christmas time ahead, I suppose that most of you are already hunting for some gifts and stocking fillers for your loved ones, am I right? My advice is pretty simple: if you don’t want to buy another boring tie for your Dad, an absolutely unsurprising hand cream for your Mom, and not particularly creative gift card to a popular chain store for your Partner, visit your closest museum’s shop.


Museum gift shops are real gold mines for those who love original and unique items. I did a quick search and created a small Christmas gift selection from the assortment of three museum shops: the Victoria and Albert Museum Shop, the Charles Dickens Museum Shop, and  the Royal Academy of Arts Shop. I focused on those located in London because I had an opportunity to check out their offer personally. Moreover, all of them provide international shipping of their goods, so you can easily do your shopping online, directly from underneath your fav fluffy blanket! Here, enjoy!

PS. Remember that buying your loved one a membership card to his / her favourite museum is always a good idea!

| Victoria and Albert Museum Shop

1 Bear with Sandwich, a risograph print by Lisa Jones | shop here
2 Neptune and Strawberry Children’s Mittens | shop here
3 Porcelain Fox Stud Earrings by And Mary | shop here
4 Blueberry Ring by Michael Michaud | shop here
5 Dolls’ Houses from the V&A Museum of Childhood | shop here
6 Edward Bawden Gardening Diary 2017 | shop here
7 The Fabric of India | shop here
8 British Birds Mug | shop here
9 Map – Moggs Strangers Guide to London | shop here
10 Small Black Curvy Scissors | shop here
11 V&A Twelve Days of Christmas | shop here
12 Cast Iron Bear Bottle Opener | shop here

| Charles Dickens Museum Shop


A Christmas Carol and other Christmas Writings, Penguin Clothbound Classic | shop here
Dickens at Christmas – A Selection of Seasonal Writings | shop here
3 “Please Sir”Oliver Twist Bowl | shop here
4 The Penman’s Correspondence Set | shop here
5 Coloured Dip Pen | shop here
6 “Pens” Screen Printed Pen Case | shop here

| Royal Academy of Arts Shop


1 The Extraordinary Life And Momentous Times Of J.M.W.Turner | shop here
2 Lydia Cook Make a Mobile | shop here
3 Venice Mug by Elizabeth Blackadder RA | shop here
4 Remfry Oscar Plate | shop here
5 Felt Dog | shop here
6 Decorated Bee Brooch | shop here
7 James Ensor Gift Package | shop here
8 Jackson Pollock Pop-Out Mini Notebook | shop here
9 Waxed Apron | shop here
10 Divided Antique Copper Box | shop here

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