Finding the perfect gift for the art-lover in your life isn’t easy! But our friends at the MFA have compiled the Ultimate Gift Guide for Art Lovers to help you out!
From framed prints to budget-savvy favorites, the MFA Shop has you covered whether you’re shopping for kids, friends, coworkers, or yourself!
What’s the ultimate gift? Give the gift of membership, which includes free admission for a year to visit one of the world’s greatest museums. Experience work by Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, and so much more. Membership also gives the art-lover in your life early access to tickets and special events, discounts on classes and programs, and more benefits to inspire the artist in anyone.
Joan Snyder, Resurrection (detail), 1977. Oil and collage on canvas. Gift of Sidney Singer. © Joan Snyder.
Whether it’s a thank-you note or a friendly “hello,” keep the art of letter writing alive with our top stationery picks. At the MFA Shop, we’ve got you covered, with pens, bookmarks, and a world of fun items to keep the creativity flowing.
Shop the MFA’s collection! Totes, scarves, coasters, jewelry, prints, puzzles, notepads, books, and more feature the works of your favorite artists, from John Singer Sargent to Jean-Michel Basquiat to Claude Monet. Search for an artist in the top bar and you’re on your way.
The hottest toy on the market is impossible to find and kids already have six drawers of colored pencils. Start here: choose from games, puzzles, brain teasers, plush toys, art supplies, and an entire selection of art-themed children’s items.
Art and fashion: the best of friends. Surprise the fashion-forward art-lover in your life with bags, scarves, jewelry, pins, accessories, umbrellas, and even limited edition sneakers and historical recreations of famous pieces featured in the MFA’s collection. After all, everyone needs socks repping their favorite artist!
Are you a fan of BTS and aespa? From K-pop costumes to K-drama props and posters, photography and sculpture to fashion and video, this gift package includes tickets to the MFA’s upcoming exhibition Hallyu! The Korean Wave and special edition merch.
Who doesn’t love a good book? Peruse about 150 books as well as unique finds like MFA Publications’ Fashioned by Sargent exhibition catalogue and Sean Adams’s The Designer’s Dictionary of Color. This list is a veritable “where do I start” for anyone seeking a surefire hit for anyone who wants to learn more about art and artists.
Every category on this list can be sorted by price, so you won’t have any trouble finding something that fits within your budget. But if you’re not sure where to begin, we recommend checking out the MFA’s “Gifts Under $100.”
Nothing says “generic” like a holiday fruit basket or charcuterie board. Stand out this holiday season with unique unexpected gifts from our Holiday Gift Guide. Art-inspired holiday cards, pop-up bouquets, ornaments, tea sets, and scarves round out the list of holiday-themed items. but don’t forget to check out other categories like “MFA Exclusives” or shop by color!