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Online Museum Shops: Find Unique Gifts and Support Great Museums Too!

The holidays are coming, and this year, many of us find ourselves thinking more carefully about how we will spend our money to bolster our community. If you are searching for thoughtful gifts that will not only delight the recipient but also do a good turn for a worthy organization, consider supporting our region’s one-of-a-kind museums by shopping at their online museum stores. Not only are they stocked with unique, creative gifts for all ages, but your purchase helps these nonprofit museums at a critical time. Of course, another great option is to buy a gift membership if your intended recipient lives locally, and that gift will be sure to be appreciated all year.

Here’s a list of some of my favorites, featuring art, jewelry, apparel, toys, Seattle memorabilia and more, including lots of options by local makers. Looking for hand crafted jewelry? Hand blown glass ornaments? A gift for the grunge fan in your life? The perfect octopus mask? A gorgeous Marimekko tray? A Bruce Lee water bottle? A Boeing 777-9 model? The genius “Beer Hiking” guide set? Browse on for these, and so much more!

Happy shopping!


Online Museum Shops

Seattle & Puget Sound Region
*indicates the store is also open for limited in person shopping or curbside pickup

About the Author

Tracey Wickersham

Tracey Wickersham is the Senior Director of Cultural Tourism at Visit Seattle. A volunteer dj & host of a long running music program on KBCS 91.3 FM, she spent 6 years on the board of 4Culture, supporting arts, heritage, public art and historic preservation in King County. You'll often find her at the Tractor Tavern enjoying great bands, exploring one of the region's beautiful parks with her spunky blue heeler mix, or in one of Seattle's many live theater venues.

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