Merchandise on shelves at the Museum Store

Museum Store 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

In need of some gift inspiration this holiday season? Our holiday gift guide from the Museum Store has you covered. We have a wide selection of gifts for everyone on your list, from art lovers to inquisitive kids and outdoor enthusiasts.

By shopping at the Museum Store, you’ll be supporting a local business working to recover from the pandemic. You can shop with peace of mind knowing the Museum also has rigorous cleaning and safety measures in place, including mask requirements for staff and visitors.

Are you a Museum member? Members save 10% on store merchandise (excluding consignment items). 

Holiday Gift Guide

Take a peek at just a fraction of the fantastic items available at the Museum Store. From books and jewelry to children’s games and puzzles, our holiday gift guide has plenty of ideas. Please note some items have limited quantities and may no longer be available.

Art

Have an art enthusiast on your list? Gift them something unique this year. The Museum Store offers a great selection of art by local and regional artists, including works by Rob Vetter, Melonie Ancheta, Steve Klein, Vincent Feliciano, Katrina Hude, Rebecca Meloy, and others. 

Staff picks: Mini Bellingham Woodblock Paintings by local artist Rob Vetter ($50-$100)

 

Two painted pieces of wood blocks

Books

Know a budding bookworm? We have tons of wonderful children’s books! In addition to books for young minds, we also offer a great selection of books for adults covering a variety of topics, including local and regional history, nature (birding, hiking, etc.), art, and more. 

Staff picks: Camp Cricket ($16.95), Eat the Cake ($16.95), ¡Mézclalo Bien! ($15.99)

Three children's books

Puzzles

Give the gift of indoor entertainment this winter with a fun puzzle. The Museum Store offers puzzles for all ages and skill levels, from easy kids’ puzzles to challenging 1,000-piece masterpieces. 

Staff picks: Marine Animals ($30), Vintage Bellingham Map ($35), Coffeeology ($13.99)

Three puzzles

Jewelry

Dazzle your loved one with creative earrings or a timeless necklace. We have styles ranging from casual to dressy and feature multiple artists from Washington State. 

Staff picks: Handmade Glass Earrings by local artist Carol Cuminale ($22.50)

 

Three sets of glass earrings, one orange, one blue and one green

Home Goods

Know a homebody or someone who loves entertaining at home? We have the perfect gifts! From fancy cups and tea towels to fun candles, our home items offer both form and function.

Staff picks: Paddywax Impressions Candles ($22)

 

Three candles with hand signals on the side expressing peace, love, and good

Outdoor Adventure Supplies

For the camper, backpacker, or just general outdoorsy person in your life, give the gift of camping-themed goodies. From campfire games to cookbooks to elevate their wilderness meals, these gifts are sure to be a hit.

Staff picks: The Camping Life ($24.95), The Camp & Cabin Cookbook ($24.95), Happy Camper Socks ($12), Happy Trails Mug ($20), Camping Tic-Tac-Go! ($12)

Outdoor Adventure

Apparel

Keep your loves ones warm and cozy with socks, hats, and scarves in a variety of fun patterns.

Staff picks: Good Luck Socks ($12), Custom Whatcom Museum Socks ($20)

 

Four pairs of socks featuring sea creatures, the Whatcom Museum building, sasquatch, and squirrels.

All About Bellingham

Share the local love with merchandise that shows off Bellingham and this beautiful corner of the Pacific Northwest. From posters to candles and keychains, choose from many items that highlight the City of Subdued Excitement.

Staff picks: Bellingham Print by local artist Brinn Hollander ($20), Bellingham Candle ($20), Beautiful Ride Keychain ($4.50), Nautical Chart Coaster ($4.50), Wooden Old City Hall Pin ($6), North Cascades Tea Towel ($10.50), Bellingham Sticker ($3.50)

Bellingham merchandise including a poster and more

Art Supplies

We have art supplies and art inspiration galore at the Museum Store! From fancy pens and pencils to sketchbooks and art-themed books, these gifts will satisfy artists of all ages.

Staff picks: Marvelous Multi-Purpose Markers ($20), Studio Oh Sketchbook ($18), Artsy Cats ($12.99), Washi Tape ($3.75), Jotters Gel Pens ($2.50)

Art supplies including pens and a sketchbook

Games

Looking for some family fun? We have tons of games, from classics like checkers to new options. Have little ones to buy for this year? There are plenty of games just for kids.

Staff picks: Life on Earth Memory Game ($22), Sloth in a Hurry Game ($25)

Two children's games

Stocking Stuffers

Don’t forget the little extras! The best stocking stuffers are small but mighty. From pins and stickers to delicious tea, we have many marvelous minis that are perfect for a stocking.

Staff picks: Explore and North Cascades Stickers ($3.50), Bike/Bottle Opener Keychain ($5), Northwest Breakfast Tea ($6), Sea Life Note Pals ($3.75), Fabric Thumbtacks ($5), Cosmic Spinner ($4.50), Glass Pins by Ellen Dale ($16)

Stocking stuffers, including a sticker, bottle opener, tea, and more

How to purchase

The Museum Store is open for in-person shopping Wednesdays-Sundays from noon-5pm. Have a question about our holiday gift guide or something on our website? Call us at 360.778.8975 during Store hours. All purchases from the Store directly benefit our educational programs and exhibitions.

We hope to see you at the Museum Store this holiday season!

1 reply
  1. Marina @ NMPL
    Marina @ NMPL says:

    It is so cool that I came across your article because I fall in love with art and all its aspects. Without exaggeration, museums are one of my sources of inspiration and I always try to open new museums to myself. Museum stores are my main passion because I can spend a lot of time there. It is so cool that there is such a huge variety of goods in this store and that you can pick up something for your own taste and your own preferences. It is really important not to be limited by a certain goods category and choose between a wide range because it increases the chances that you will meet your needs without leaving empty-handed. The New Year is coming and it is so important to please your loved ones, who have different interests, with wonderful gifts which, I suppose, I will be able to find in this store. These cups captured my heart with their original vision component!

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