Need some last-minute gift inspiration? We’ve got you covered. This holiday season, give an art-inspired gift to your friends, family, and loved ones with accessories, books, home goods, games, and more at the Hyperallergic Store.
We’ve been hard at work these past few weeks sending out your orders, and since it’s been so fun to see what everyone’s giving as gifts this year, we thought you all would enjoy a peek at the inner workings of the Hyperallergic Store.
After you’ve finished reading about this year’s customer favorites, if you’d like to see more, check out last month’s gift guide for other great gift ideas. Just make sure you place your order by December 13 to receive it in time for the holidays.
However, we send Hyperallergic Store gift cards digitally, so you can get one at your leisure.
Of course these beauties are at the top of everyone’s list this holiday season. The socks, which feature designs that draw from influential works in art history, made their Hyperallergic Store debut last fall, and they’ve been a runaway hit ever since. We’ve added dozens of new styles over the past year, and if you’re looking for a special gift option, the Garden of Earthly Delights and William Morris Arts & Crafts socks each come as three-pack box sets.
The bògòlanfini — a handmade Malian cotton fabric dyed with fermented mud — that this soft wool-and-silk scarf recalls can be viewed today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Created during the 19th–20th century, the original cloth is a typical example of traditional textile work by Bamana weavers and dyers.
Check out our selection of artfully designed scarves.
This beautiful and engaging book isn’t just about the guy on the cover: it’s an enthralling journey through 40,000 years of art, from prehistoric cave paintings right up to the present day. Discover artists from around the world through exciting and imaginative illustrated tales about their lives and work.
Need a gift for a young artist? Explore our art-inspired children’s products.
Designed using imagery from Louise Bourgeois’s fabric book Ode À La Bièvre (2007), these fine bone china plates make for eye-catching additions to the dinner table. We sell them individually, so you can mix and match as you please! We also carry gorgeous plates by Yayoi Kusama if her signature polka dots are more your style.
View our Louise Bourgeois collection.
Do you know what would go great with the Louise Bourgeois plates we just mentioned? These sets of napkins, which are based on a bold pattern by American textile designer Marguerita Mergentime. Available in both cool and warm colors, the napkins are formatted so that four different graphic effects can be achieved depending on how they’re folded.
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This colorful 1,000-piece puzzle features 40 different patterns created by the acclaimed quilters of Gee’s Bend. Learn about the inspiring women artists of this world-famous, historic community that has produced thousands of influential works since the 19th century as you patch this puzzle together — meta, we know.
Browse our selection of art-inspired puzzles.
Express yourself to the fullest with this dramatic tote inspired by Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock’s “Number 32” (1950). It’s water-resistant and can carry up to 44 pounds, so even if you’re stuck in a rainstorm with your art books, you can rest assured your stuff will be safe and dry.
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The miniature replicas of historic artworks that we carry have been evergreen favorites since we launched the Hyperallergic Store. From classics like the tiny Garden of Earthly Delights triptych and a melting clock from one of Salvador Dalí’s most famous works to more esoteric picks like Hilma af Klint’s “Svanen” (1915) and the mysterious slanted skull from “The Ambassadors” (1533) by Hans Holbein, you can find something for everyone in our massive collection of pins.
Watch out, pigs — this fluorescent pink bandana will turn even the mildest-mannered wearer into a feminist masked avenger! That’s because it was designed in collaboration with the Guerrilla Girls, the anonymous group of feminist avengers who have donned gorilla masks to expose discrimination and injustice in art, film, politics, and pop culture since the 1980s.
For more gift ideas for the artist/activist in your life, check out our Guerrilla Girls merch.
A rich and exciting overview of how women artists have depicted women in art over the last 50 years, Madam & Eve is an eloquent examination of the impact that the feminist movement has had on contemporary art. Written by an artist and a curator, the book covers a broad array of over 200 artists, including Artemisia Gentileschi, Betye Saar, Jill Magid, and more.
This holiday season, send art to show you care. This sublime set of notecards is a customer favorite, showcasing 10 luminous paintings by the second Abstract Expressionist on our list, the celebrated Helen Frankenthaler. These expressive fields of vivid color are as evocative today as when she first created them in the 1960s.
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It’s been an… interesting year, to say the least. The 2020s have been off to a rough start, and we’re grateful (nervous?) to be moving forward into 2022. But just so we don’t forget that life is still full of stupid little pleasures, we’ll be squeezing our anxieties out with this friendly guy, a riff on artist David Shrigley’s “Swan,” which went viral after becoming a must-have pool float.
For all things “Swan” and beyond, shop our Shrigley stuff!
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Due to supply chain issues and ongoing delays with the US Postal Service, please allow for extra time for shipping. USPS has declared December 17 as its holiday delivery deadline but to be safe, we recommend customers place all holiday orders by December 13.
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