Denver, CO (PressExposure) November 20, 2008 -- That holiday feeling is in the air! It is time to select gifts for loved ones, and today more than ever, consumers are seeking unique, personal gifts at a value. Where can shoppers find the most meaningful and memorable treasures to place under the tree? If you want to explore a creative holiday shopping alternative to the mall, support a good cause, find unique items and buy from a local business, may we suggest a museum store?
You are sure to find something for everyone on your list at your favorite museum store, and you can stop in and visit a favorite exhibit at the same time! Here are just some of the types of gifts to be found at a museum store:
Seasonal-Calendars, holiday cards, ornaments, Advent items, crÃ¨ches, Menorahs, candles, toys, music, books, and all things relating to nature. Seasonal items make tried-and-true gifts that are sure to bring a smile to the recipientâs face and bring joy for many years to come.
Gifts of "hope, peace and goodwill" "Museum stores offer countless unique gifts to inspire your friend of loved one "including recycled and green products and Fair Trade items.
Scents "Food, candles, incense and potpourri exude the warmth and memories of the season and remind your loved one of you!
Unique gifts with a function "Whether a picture frame or a serving piece for a holiday meal, a novel but functional design can spruce up any surrounding like accessorizing last yearâs dress with an updated piece of jewelry.
Experiences and memories "Want to give a gift that will make a lasting impression? How about a day at the museum! Stop in the museum store and package a book or catalog with admission tickets and a gift certificates to the store or cafÃ©. Experiential gifts are very hot this year!
Storytelling gifts "There is no older tradition than storytelling. Give a gift that tells a story. Museum store items are tied to the institutionâs mission and each has a story to tell. Why give another sweater or scarf when you can give a beautiful, unique, educational or meaningful gift that will be unexpected and treasured.
To speak with a museum store professional in your market about unique holiday shopping in the museum store, contact Tina Eichner at the Museum Store Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1955, the Museum Store Association is a nonprofit, international association organized to advance the success of cultural commerce and of the professionals engaged in it.