If the phrase “only X number of shopping days left” sends you into a frenzy greater than a winter snow storm, take comfort in the fact that an afternoon at Auburn’s art museum can include a stress-free shopping experience, too.
On December 19-22, the Museum Shop is having a 20% off sale with convenient parking, helpful staff, and complimentary gift wrap.
December 18 may be free shipping days for the big box online retaliers, but pledging to “shop local” builds community.
Here are five gifts for the art lover in your life:
1. The Holiday Host
Do you plan on traveling to the in-laws or staying with friends? One nice way to thank them for their holiday hospitality is with gift of gratitude. Consider a soap with decorative dish or bud vase. Just as pretty as it is functional.
2. The Bookworm
Perfect for curling up on the chilliest (or mildest Alabama) winter’s night. There are exhibition catalogues, art history books, and biographies that bring a little bit of the museum into the book lover’s home.
3. The Foodie
Pair a cheese or preserves with a serving set, and the person who enjoys entertaining as much as tasting will be more than satisfied. Presentation is just as important as flavor.
4. The Memory Maker
For special firsts or to add to a family collection, ornaments that sparkle and shine are a way to spread cheer year to year. Memory makers treasure not only the gift, but the giver.
5. The kids!
Get them to unplug and unleash their creativity with a beautifully illustrated pop up book or art kit. They can take what they learn in Art Club and the galleries and enjoy at home.
These five ideas are just a few on the list! Art Changes Lives, and Happy Holidays!