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History books, honeycomb and handmade wares –  get your presents sorted with help from MoB Shop’s Christmas gift guide History books, honeycomb and handmade wares –  get your presents sorted with help from MoB Shop’s Christmas gift guide History books, honeycomb and handmade wares –  get your presents sorted with help from MoB Shop’s Christmas gift guide

History books, honeycomb and handmade wares – get your presents sorted with help from MoB Shop’s Christmas gift guide

'Tis the season to give (and better yet, receive) presents. If basic gifts just aren't going to cut it this year, then Museum of Brisbane's MoB Shop is here to help with a curated selection of goodies that will suit any person and their niche interests. Read on for a few ideas on what to stuff your stockings with ...


For the culinary kings and queens
Is your brunch-loving best friend hungry for a few food-related gifts? Look no further than the MoB Shop, which is brimming with delicious gifts for the foodie in your life. Lovers of sweet treats can get their dessert fix with New Farm Confectionery goodies (our personal fave is the honeycomb chocolate) or Bee One Third Honey. For something creative and culinary, pop a pair of these snag earrings in a gift box or find a spot under the tree for this adorable Life’s Too Short Tea Towel.

For the sport enthusiasts
We all have a fanatical sports lover in the family and thankfully this means that they are usually easy to buy for. If they’ve got every jersey from AFL to NFL, mix it up and snap up a Sporting Nation Footballer Gift Box, which is full of football-related goodies. This Sporting Nation Bat Line Up Toiletry Bag will bring good innings to their abode or this book about Wimbledon larrikin Ken Fletcher will make for an entertaining holiday read. For more sports-related gift ideas, head here.

For the artist 
If your creative mate favours the weird and wonderful trinkets of the world, then we know a few gifts that will be right up their alley. There’s an Erin Lightfoot Vase and a Garden Flower Bowl for the homewares lovers, as well as a Xiao Silver Grumpy Blob Face Necklace, Concrete Jellyfish earrings and a Rachel Burke badge for those who like to wear their art on their sleeve. For an artist’s perspective of Brisbane, you can snag an AIan Innes print of one of The City’s most iconic landmarks – the Story Bridge.

For the history buffs
If your holiday shopping includes a history lover, MoB has hand-picked a few books that will please fans of any era. One to add to their bookshelf is Remotely Fashionable: A Story of Subtropical Style, which explores 150 years worth of fashion in the Sunshine State – even fads we’d like to forget (we’re looking at you, budgie smugglers). Another one that will get avid historians reminiscing is The Regent, essential reading for theatre aficionados that have visited Brisbane’s beloved inner-city motion-picture cathedral.

For the kids on the nice list
It’s time to recruit Rudolf, see who’s been naughty or nice and fill some stockings – and MoB has got some kid-friendly gift ideas to help you out. Bookworms will love Pawcasso, a page-turner that will steal the hearts of dog lovers and art fans. Kids who love to colour in will go gaga over these handmade beeswax crayons, or parents who want to keep the kids occupied for hours on end can snag this super-cute and sustainable puzzle crafted from locally sourced timber.

For the office Secret Santa
Got Barb or Bruce as your Secret Santa giftee this year? Fear not, weary shopper. To help you out with a budget-friendly and office-appropriate gift, MoB has curated a whole bunch of wallet-friendly presents – there are gifts under $35, gifts under $50 and gifts under $100. This means you’ll be able to spread Christmas cheer without feeling guilty for breaking the bank – yippee!

This article was written with our friends at Museum of Brisbane. 



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