Looking for the perfect art-inspired gifts this holiday season? From museum memberships and accessories, to books and home decor, our holiday gift guide has something for everyone on your list!
FOR THE MUSEUM-LOVER
SFMOMA Memberships From $120.00
Museum memberships offer year-long enjoyment and education, and are a great way to provide invaluable support to your local arts communities.
Also, please consider supporting not-for-profit arts organizations in your community. Below are just a few examples:
New York — Artist’s Space / Creative Time / White Columns / Artadia
Los Angeles — LAX Art / Art & Practice / Underground Museum
San Francisco — CCA Wattis / Southern Exposure / The Lab / Headlands Center for the Arts / First Exposures
FOR YOUR FAVORITE FOODIE
Jorge Pardo Cup and Saucer Set
Add an artful twist to your loved ones’ daily espresso respite with this set of glazed cups and saucers designed by Jorge Pardo. Titled after the famous Mexican factory Cerámica Suro, this beautiful limited edition set of fourteen is perfect for serving post-holiday dinner espresso and hot cocoa.
Kara Walker Pitcher
Everything tastes better when served from a porcelain pitcher by Kara Walker. Featuring two of Walker’s unmistakable silhouettes, this limited edition pitcher is accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity issued by Bernardaud.
FOR THE FASHION-FORWARD
Tara Donovan Scarf
Drape yourself in this elegant, wearable work of art by celebrated contemporary artist Tara Donovan. Depicting one of Donovan’s Slinky abstractions, this lightweight and oversized scarf is perfect for all seasons.
Donald Sultan Tied Up in Flora Pocket Square
Add a pop of color to any outfit with this elegant silk pocket square interpreted from 28 Flowers, one of Donald Sultan’s many beautiful and iconic pop-based works.
Damien Hirst Pill Cufflinks
Engraved with the “Hirst/Hirst” logo and presented in a black box with a satin interior, these sterling silver cufflinks are the perfect gift for the Hirst fan in your life.
Louise Bourgeois Spiral Woman Earrings
Inspired by Louise Bourgeois’s Spiral Woman, 2003, these stunning 24k gold plated earrings were designed exclusively for Hauser & Wirth by internationally renowned fashion designer Simone Rocha. An edition of 250, each pair of earrings is stamped with the edition number.
Anicka Yi Biography Fragrance
Titled Biography, Anicka Yi’s series consists of three scents developed with longtime collaborator and master perfumer Barnabé Fillion. Each is a tribute to a female figure and intends to challenge traditional notions of femininity—a running theme in Yi’s practice.
FOR THE HOMEBODY
Keith Haring Candle
Inspired by Keith Haring’s iconic figures, this candle brings the scent and merriment of the holiday season to any room. Once burned, the porcelain vessel can be reused for storage or decoration.
Julian Opie Sheep Blanket
Make counting sheep simple with this 100% wool blanket by celebrated British artist, Julian Opie. Whether you’re curling up on the couch or cozying under the stars, this throw is sure to keep you warm.
Homage to the Square Rug by Josef Albers
Bring the Bauhaus to your home with this beautiful hand-tufted wool rug, adapted from the 1951 oil on masonite painting by Josef Albers. A limited edition of 150, this stunning piece is produced in associated with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
FOR THE JOKESTER
David Shrigley Socks
David Shrigley never disappoints when it comes to finding humor in daily life and this set of socks is no exception. Unisex and one size fits all, this set is the perfect gift for those who need a reminder to not take life too seriously.
Kaleidoscope by Yinka Shonibare
Decorated in the beautiful Dutch wax batik patterns the artist is known for and accented with highly polished brass, this colorful gift will serve as a childhood time-warp for any adult.
Louise Bourgeois Silk Eye Mask
Need some shut-eye? This goofy silk eye mask is perfect for the light sleeper in your life. Inspired by Louise Bourgeois, who was an insomniac for most of her life, the mask features an image of her own eyes, giving you the wise and watchful eyes of the iconic artist while you sleep.
FOR THE ACTIVIST
Geta Brătescu Collage Cushion
Gift comfort and give back with this beautiful pink and yellow Geta Brătescu throw pillow. Each cushion is handmade in the UK by Fine Cell Work, a charity that runs rehabilitation programs in British prisons, boosting self-worth and fostering self-discipline by training prisoners in highly skilled needlework.
Artists for Azuero Plate Set
Looking to spread environmental awareness along with holiday cheer? Designed by Teresita Fernandez, April Gornik, Mary Heilmann, Maya Lin, Richard Prince, and Ed Ruscha, each of these six beautiful bone china dinner plates features imagery inspired by the natural world. Proceeds for this limited edition set benefit the Azuero Earth Project, a nonprofit devoted to reforestation, habitat restoration, and sustainable land management.
Little Sun Diamond Lamp by Olafur Eliasson
Give the gift of light this season with Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Diamond Lamp. The Icelandic teamed up with engineer Frederic Ottesen to create this new design as part of their project to bring sustainable, accessible light to the world. Every purchase makes it possible for Little Suns to be sold in communities without electricity at a locally affordable price.
Coasters by Judy Chicago
Based on the ceramic plates Judy Chicago created for her iconic feminist art installation The Dinner Party, this set of four corkboard coasters, each commemorating an important woman in history, will look beautiful as they protect coffee table surfaces.
FOR THE OBJECT-OBSESSED
Can’t get enough of Yayoi Kusama? These lacquer-painted resin objects, modeled after one of Kusama’s most famous artworks, will bring a bright pop of whimsy and cheerfulness to any desk or bookshelf.
Jeff Koons Balloon Rabbit
What do you buy for the art lover that has everything? How about a limited edition Jeff Koons porcelain sculpture inspired by his iconic Celebration Series.
Haas Brothers Microfreaks
Retail: $1,500.00 (each)
Give the gift of quirk and curiosity with The Haas Brother’s Microfreaks. Created in the artist duo’s distinct eccentric style, each of the colorful limited-edition sculptures are hand-beaded with Venetian and Czech glass beads.
FOR THE CHILD AT HEART
Andy Warhol Soup Can Chess Set
Give game night a pop art twist with this Andy Warhol x Kidrobot chess set. Featuring the artist’s iconic Campbell Soup Cans as game pieces, this funky limited edition collaboration will add color to any collection.
Untitled (Music Box) by Christian Marclay
Designed by Christian Marclay for the 2005 Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, this music box plays an original festive composition by the artist, entitled Tinsel, making it the perfect stocking stuffer for your loved one.
Yayoi Kusama Skateboard Decks
This best-selling set of three Canadian maple wood Yayoi Kusama skateboard decks features details from Kusama’s YELLOW TREES, 1994. A great gift for young art lovers, skater kids, or Kusama fanatics.
FOR THE EDITIONS ENTHUSIAST
Nick Cave Pint Glasses (Set of 4)
This set of pint glasses feature four of Nick Cave’s famed Soundsuits. Originally a response to the Rodney King riots, the Soundsuits are meant to empower and serve as a protective armor or shield against hate and violence.
Buy this limited-edition set and give back to Artadia, a national nonprofit organization that identifies innovative visual artists and supports them with unrestricted financial awards and connections to a network of opportunities.
FOR THE BOOKWORM
Amy Sillman $49.99
A prolifically creative artistic polymath, American artist Amy Sillman works in drawing, zines, iPhone videos, installation, collaboration, teaching and curating, but painting has remained always at the very heart of her practice. This comprehensive monograph covers two decades of production, from the late-1990s to the present.
Charles Gaines: Palm Trees and Other Works $50.00
Published alongside Charles Gaines’s 2019–20 exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, this monograph charts the evolution of the palm tree in Gaines’s work from the 1980s to the present.
Additional Book Recommendations:
- Lisa Yuskavage: Babie Brood — Available at David Zwirner Books
- Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power — Available at ArtBook
- Carol Bove: Ten Hours — Available at David Zwirner Books
- JR: Chronicles — Available at Artbook
- Julie Mehretu — Available on Amazon
- Great Women Artists — Available at Phaidon