06 Dec, 2013

Cool and beautiful gifts to inspire this Christmas

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Tate online shop Christmas 2013

Last Christmas I gave you my art…(sorry, no more puns). This year, to save you from tears (ok, really, no more) we’ve gathered gorgeous things from our shop, as well as fellow museums, galleries and art shops to create the ultimate gift guide, just for you lovely arty lot. If you’re stuck on what to get the creative creatures in your life, look no further than your browser as all are available to buy online

Don’t miss out on free delivery on Tate products until midnight Sunday 8th December (standard UK delivery) – enter discount code FREEP13

1. Travel journal, Tate, £10

A silk screen printed book – complete with festive snowy scene – for the travel scribbler in your life, with different patterned papers and pockets for their precious ticket stubs. Tate

2. Fish cushion, V&A, £35

Paul Klee was inspired by fishes in many of his paintings – and as far as we’re concerned, that’s a brilliantly tenuous excuse to include this geometric chap in our gift guide. There’s also a penguin, an elephant and a giraffe if those are more to your liking. V&A

3. Tate vintage poster reproduction – Matisse, Tate, £25

A retro reminder of those lovely cut outs, this poster from Tate’s 1953 exhibition also shows how marketing design has evolved just as the shows have. Tate

4. Sensu Solos, Amazon, £29.99

If, like Hockney, you’ve discovered the epic drawing and painting tool that is the iPad (unlimited undos! Layers! Duplicating to try different versions! This changes everything…), get these brushes on your Christmas list. The clever people at Sensu have combined an aluminium handle and heat conductive hair to make a proper paint brush for touchscreens. They work will all your usual art apps, and they come in nice colours. Amazon

5. Stencil 101, Cass Art, £16.95

How does Banksy make those cheeky designs on the fly? He uses a stencil, of course. This book guides you through the tips and tricks of street art-style stencilling, including 25 reusable ones for you to try and hints on how to use them on walls, clothes, cakes and cards. Cass Art are also offering a discount of 15% off your first purchase just for Tate blog readers*

* add the discount code TATEXMAS to your basket or payment screen. Valid until 22/02/13. Excludes discount on gift wrap, gift vouchers and delivery.

6. Tate gift membership, from £62

Forgive our predictability here, but as art-related gifts go, we think this one is pretty great. Membership gets you unlimited free entry to all Tate exhibitions (that includes Matisse, Mondrian and Turner in 2014), as well as access to our Members Rooms. The Tate Britain one reopened just two weeks ago in the circular balcony of the gallery’s rotunda, and Tate Modern’s riverside Members bar remains ever glamorous up on level 5. Members also get sent three issues of our magazine, Tate Etc.,  bi-monthly guides and various other special offers and invites. So, that’s our pitch! We think your mum/friend/brother/self would like it. Tate

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