These days, shopping local is key in the effort to support your community. The Museum Store at the Huntsville Museum of Art is the perfect place to complete your holiday shopping. In preparation for the season, the Museum Store is sharing gift guides in a variety of categories to help you cross every name off your list. This holiday gift guide focuses on gifts that cost less than $20. Find unique gifts for the ones you love without breaking the bank.
Represent the Rocket City
For a beautiful addition to the tree, pick up this ornament of the Huntsville skyline. By Huntsville-born artist Anna Whitham, this ornament is stunning in its simplicity. It features iconic Huntsville landmarks, such as Big Spring Park’s red bridge and cherry blossoms, the Saturn V rocket, and even the Huntsville Museum of Art! This ornament is the perfect gift for a displaced Huntsvillian who misses home, a new resident, or a longtime local.
Less obvious but still reminiscent of the Rocket City are these space ornaments. They are made of fabric, so they won’t break, and range in size. Take your pick between different rockets and astronauts and fill the space on your tree!
Introduce sustainability into your cleaning routine! These kitchen cloths are multifunctional and reusable, and even come in beautiful patterns. Clean dishes and countertops by wetting them with soap and water, or use them dry to absorb spills. Save the money you would use for paper towels and sponges, and pick up these cloths instead!
A holiday favorite at the Museum Store are these felted soap bars. They are bar of soap and a washcloth all-in-one! Handmade in small batches of natural ingredients with reusable casing, these felted soaps are another great way to clean more sustainably. They come in a range of scents, from warm and comforting cinnamon to fresh and energizing lemon, and now come in new patterns. They last at least six months due to the wicking property of the wool casing. After the soap bar is used it, the casing can be reused! Simply cut a slit along the edge and replace the bar of soap with one of your own.
zkano socks are another favorite at the Museum Store. They come in all sorts of colors and patterns, but the Museum Store has special seasonal designs in stock for the holidays. zkano, based in Fort Payne, Alabama, uses organic cotton that is grown, spun and dyed here in the United States. Their socks are comfortable, durable and environmentally friendly. Stay toasty and festive with a new pair of these socks!
Accessories for Every Lifestyle
Everyone knows a candle enthusiast, right? Illume is a popular candle company, with all sorts of scents and sizes. These mini, single-wick candles bring the luxurious fragrances to life without breaking the bank. The Museum Store has a range of seasonal candles in stock to appeal to all preferences.
For the jet-setter in your life, pick up a luggage tag from the Museum Store. Made of fine leather or cork with a clear sleeve for inserting contact information, these tags are helpful for all travelers, ensuring they will never miss their luggage upon arrival.
These adorable mittens are incredibly soft on the inside and perfect for keeping little hands warm in the winter. They come in three different colors, with three different animal friends stitched on top. They are already a hit this season, and they couldn’t be cuter.
Also in the realm of embroidered accessories are these whimsical wallets. Pick your favorite of the different fantastical designs. With a zipper pouch, these small clutches are the perfect place to put your necessities.
The Museum Store also carries accessories for your furry friends! These dog bone and bowtie collections are the perfect pair. Choose from a variety of patterns to find the one that best represents your pet.
The perfect two-in-one decoration for someone who works from home, this glasses planter is a great conversation piece! The planter includes notches along the top to place a pair of glasses, a solution for keeping clutter off a desk. If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t fret! The planted is also great for storing pencils, scissors and other supplies. Snag this fun décor piece now at the Museum Store!