It’s that time of year, and amidst all the parties and travel plans, you still haven’t come up with any gift ideas for your loved ones, friends, and colleagues. Enter the Hunter Museum Holiday Gift Guide: a curated list of unique and delightful items for anyone on your list. And if you don’t find the perfect thing on this list, well — it’s probably in the store. So what are you waiting for?
FOR THE TRENDSETTERS
An elegant gift for someone special. These earrings are created with authentic pearls and sterling silver hooks by local jeweler Isela Arredondo. Arredondo partners with the Erlanger Oncology Department to help build Cancer Survivorship care bags. For each pair purchased at the museum, a pair is donated to a cancer survivor.
Jill Wagoner uses traditional marbling methods to create exquisite patterns on authentic silk. She floats drops of paint on a tray of water, draws through the vibrant colors with various comb tools, and then instantly transfers the composition by laying the silk gently on top of the surface. Wagoner currently lives and works in North Carolina.
FOR THE LOCALS
Fair Trade Metal Tennessee Ornament
These charming ornaments symbolize Tennessee as a beautiful place with great music and enchanting wildlife, forests, and mountains. Each ornament is handcrafted in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with fair trade practices that ensure workers receive a living wage.
Chattanooga Round Picture Frame
A perfect souvenir gift either for your own family memories or to be given to loved ones far away. These rustic white wooden frames can hang anywhere in a home and would look especially great on an evergreen tree!
FOR THE CREATIVES
Comic Book Kit
Kids Made Modern
This activity kit gives kids everything they need to create their own visual narrative adventure! Each kit includes 2 blank comic books, 10 washable markers, 2 stencil sheets, 5 stamps, 3 foam ink pads that are customizable with any combination of blue, yellow, or red ink; and it all comes in a reusable and recyclable box.
Thomas Hart Benton Puzzle
Invite a little bit of art history into your home for the holidays with a 1000 piece puzzle of a wonderful winter landscape by American painter and muralist Thomas Hart Benton. You can learn more about the Regionalist painting style by visiting the Hunter Museum’s permanent collection.
FOR THE ORGANIZERS
Eco-Friendly Bamboo Serving Tray
Colorful and durable, these serving trays are made of 100% bamboo! There are two sizes and the versatile design goes with any season. These trays are a beautiful addition to a dining set and would make a great gift for anyone who loves to cook or bake and share.
The sweetest little trinket holders, these ceramic hinged boxes can hold precious jewelry, little notes, or any small treasure, and they look just like peppermint candies!
FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING
Handmade by artist Robin Lehman, these glass paperweights are a unique gift. Lehman generously donates these creative works to museums across the United States. Our museum store currently has crystal cast glass works inspired by nature and history, and crystal glass orbs with a colorful geometric base.
LED Paper Lamp
These enchanting lightweight and long-lasting paper lanterns bring a floating sophistication to any room, and will make a wonderful gift. Sophia lanterns are easily collapsible and provide a warm ambient light that will bring brightness and calm wherever they go.
What do you say? Stop by the Hunter Museum Store (admission not required) to see the broad array of books, jewelry, games, art supplies, accessories, ornaments, stationery, and so much more! Your purchases directly support the Hunter Museum’s mission. Thanks for your support!