Artists, art historians, and art lovers, in general, are known for having impeccable taste and an eye for detail. This makes it that much harder to give them gifts during the holidays. But not to fear, Art & Object has rounded up ten amazing gifts under $100 that are sure to be cherished by your art-loving loved ones and friends
$85.00 from BKLYN CLAY
For any ceramic or pottery enthusiast, consider any of the offerings from a local ceramics studio, BKLYN Clay. This hand-building from-home bundle includes a quick instructional video about basic forms, half a bag of white stoneware (12.5 lbs) clay, a toolkit, a notebook to jot down ideas, beer or wine of your choosing, and the firing and glazing of 2 finished pieces!
$75.00 from MoMA Design Store
Count down until Christmas with a new charm every day with the 2022 advent calendar charm necklace. This set, wrapped in a pink gingham suitcase, contains 24 charms, one for every day in December until Christmas. Charms included range from rainbows, to sea shells, to cherries, and would be the perfect gift for a jewelry lover in your life.
$16.95 from Urban Outfitters
When it’s cold this winter, you don’t have to worry about leaving your house to have a museum experience with the tiniest art museum in the world! This easily foldable museum with more than a dozen masterpieces to place and rearrange is ready for you to curate. It also comes with a 48-page guidebook on the art included.
$69.00 from The Met Store
You can’t go wrong with this cozy and cute Met Museum sweatshirt - it’s classic and would give any art lover the opportunity to show their art-loving team spirit. This heavyweight sweatshirt features double-layer rib-knit trim at the neck, cuffs, waist, and side panels. The design is also available in other colors, and sizes, and fits men and women.
$19.95 from The Jewish Museum Store
Calling all puzzle lovers: this ingenious 500-piece circular puzzle celebrates the one unwavering joy of Jewish life: food! This puzzle features all one hundred of Tablet magazine’s list of the most Jewish foods in full color.
$24.00 from MoMA Design Store
Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s artworks are great for any Dada-lovers. If your loved one was unable to make it to MoMA’s Taeuber-Arp exhibit or loved it so much then this gift is for them! This wall calendar features twelve works by the artist. If this isn’t the artist for you, don’t worry – MoMA has many other calendars to choose from.
$35.00 from Printed Matter
Feel good about gifting by supporting local artists and organizations. This print was created by Jia Sung, an artist and educator whose work draws on Chinese mythology, Buddhist iconography, and folklore to examine and subvert the archive through a queer feminist lens. This edition was produced in support of Printed Matter / St Marks and 8-Ball Community, on the occasion of their 2021 Spring Zine Fair.
$81.49 from Blick Art Materials
Any artist would surely appreciate a drawing set, complete with full sets of soft pastels, colored pencils, metallic pencils, charcoals, graphite pencils, blending sticks, sandpaper blocks, compressed color sticks, and more. The set also includes a figure drawing model. Plus, this all comes in a nice wooden suitcase, so you can take it wherever you want to draw!
$38.00 from SFMoMA Museum Store
You can’t go wrong with gifting a mug - everyone needs a new one with a fun print. But what’s even better is a mug that can be taken on the go! This one features a design by San Francisco-based designer, illustrator, and educator Ayca Kilicogul. The mug has a twist lock, and leak-proof seal, to eliminate liquid mishaps.
$80.00 from Taschen
A coffee table book is always a good choice, and Taschen has so many to choose from. This book, an XL edition, traces the extraordinary depth and breadth of Michelangelo’s work and his ascent to the elite of the Renaissance and art history. Ten illustrated chapters cover the artist’s oeuvre with amazing imagery.