Holidays

More Than 100 Holiday Gift Ideas From Metro Phoenix Galleries and Museums

  • Bookends spotted at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Guy goods you can get at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • For friends who want their clothes to make a statement, try this T-shirt from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • One of two Jake Early prints we spotted recently at Practical Art.
  • Try these if you're puzzled about what to get someone for the holidays (from Phoenix Art Museum).
  • Jewelry spotted at Vision Gallery in Chandler.
  • Small Ojibwe porcupine-quill baskets available at the Heard Museum.
  • A little light holiday reading from the gift shop at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
  • When you have to have a book-inspired handbag, hit Practical Art.
  • Mata Ortiz Pottery at the Heard Museum.
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  • Vase, basking in the glow of James Marshall's mural inside Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Inspirational gifts from MADE Art Boutique.
  • Just a small sampling of kachina dolls at Heard Museum.
  • Feeling the necktie love at Phoenix Art Museum.
  • Eames chair lovers unite — over wine and these coasters we found at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Jewelry by Malai Suriyasataporn spotted at Mesa Arts Center.
  • Thanks, SMoCA. When we squeeze this, it screams.
  • Every East Coast relative needs this cactus pillow we spotted at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
  • If novelty gifts are your cup of tea, head to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Cuff bracelet spotted at Vision Gallery in Chandler.
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  • Art meets T-shirt at Phoenix Art Museum.
  • When in doubt, go with animals and bright colors (we spotted these at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts),
  • Lampshade with a Wild West vibe from Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West.
  • Michelle Startzman just delivered all sorts of new jewelry to the ASU Art Museum gift shop.
  • We spotted these MoMA holiday cards at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
  • More jewelry finds at Vision Gallery in Chandler.
  • Pins spotted at Tempe Center for the Arts.
  • Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like these F-word (feminism) stylings at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Look for kitchen tools with artistic flair at Practical Art.
  • Cuff bracelets by Nancy Reid Carr available at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art gift shop.
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  • Neckties meet Frank Lloyd Wright designs at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
  • What you put inside these boxes from Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is your business.
  • We spotted plenty of leather goods at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West.
  • Pendants by Patricia Sannit we spotted in the Shemer Art Center gift shop.
  • One of many art-related T-shirts we spotted at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • These fold-up totes at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art are easy on the budget.
  • One word: Pantone. We found these at Scottsdale Museum fo Contemporary Art.
  • Ringing in the holidays at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Wine tastes better when it's cozy, right? We spotted these at Tempe Center for the Arts.
  • Piggy banks for your art collector friends, spotted at Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts.
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  • Range-free accessories spotted at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Turquoise and sterling jewelry spotted at the Heard Museum.
  • Charley Harper-inspired gifts we spotted at Phoenix Art Museum.
  • Paperweights by a local artist at Mesa Arts Center.
  • Fun lighting options from Practical Art.
  • Jewelry spotted at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West.
  • Decorative and functional Navajo baskets spotted at the Heard Museum.
  • Small gifts spotted at Tempe Center for the Arts.
  • Kevin Caron jewelry spotted at Vision Gallery.
  • A little something to hold post-holiday spare change from Western Spirit in Scottsdale.
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  • Earrings we spotted at ASU Art Museum's gift shop.
  • For your pals with pretty powder rooms, try soaps from ASU Art Museum.
  • Mini-terrariums created by Ingrid Donaldson of Blink Gallery in Old Town Scottsdale.
  • One of many Shemer Art Center gift shop shelves filled with jewelry by local artists.
  • Let there be light, thanks to Practical Art.
  • Belt buckles spotted at Vision Gallery in Chandler.
  • Paolo Soleri bells hanging around inside the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art gift shop.
  • Jewelry by Ingrid Donaldson of Blink Gallery in Scottsdale.
  • Baskets, perfectly sized for small paper clips or earrings, spotted at the Heard Museum.
  • For your friend who's afraid of the dark, check out night lights at Tempe Center for the Arts.
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  • Art-inspired bookends and accessories from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Kitchen ware with Charley Harper designs at Phoenix Art Museum.
  • Mix it up this year with artful kitchen accessories from Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts.
  • For the recycler in your life, fun accessories we spotted at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Tote bags spotted at the ASU Art Museum gift shop.
  • Two of several pins we spotted at Shemer Art Center.
  • Desk items for entrepreneurial creatives spotted at Practical Art.
  • If you're looking for affordable art, your options include Art One Gallery in Scottsdale.
  • Find bola ties and other men's accessories at Vision Gallery in Chandler.
  • Gennaro Garcia plates for the chefs or foodies in your life (spotted at Practical Art).
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  • Something from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art for Midcentury Modern fans.
  • Not your ordinary fruit bowl, spotted at Practical Art.
  • Works by Cindy Dach spotted at MADE Art Boutique in Roosevelt Row.
  • Consider these bee posts at Practical Art for your nature-loving friends.
  • For friends who need help with dates and times, Phoenix Art Museum has calendars covered.
  • Navajo folk art from the Heard Museum works well for office gift exchanges.
  • Just a small samplings of your jewelry options at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Artful foot fashions we spotted at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Jewelry by Sandrine Giraud of Paris available at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Scarves spotted at the ASU Art Museum.
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  • Earrings spotted at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West.
  • Look for coasters created by local artists at Practical Art.
  • Wind chimes and Soleri bells from Phoenix Art Museum for the nature lovers in your life.
  • Luggage for the vintage lover in your life, from Practical Art.
  • New jewelry arrivals, from juneMOON, at the ASU Art Museum gift shop.
  • Desert-inspired home decor spotted at Phoenix Art Museum.
  • For friends who set a festive table. Phoenix Art Museum has this colorful table runner.
  • This limited-edition relief print by Daniel Martin Diaz is available at Mesa Arts Center.
  • Small works by Mayme Kratz spotted at Lisa Sette Gallery.
  • Perfect little trays for small accessories at Practical Art.
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  • BUESgENWARE jewelry we spotted at the ASU Art Museum gift shop.
  • Works by Koryn Woodward Wasson spotted at MADE Art Boutique.
  • The only cup your favorite camera buff will ever need is at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Show some local love with these gifts from Practical Art.
  • Little something from MADE for friends who are clearly naughty and nice.
  • Telling time with an art twist at Phoenix Art Museum
  • Earrings by Daniel Funkhouser at Practical Art.
  • Small ceramic goods from Mesa Arts Center.
  • Ways to stay warm, from Practical Art.
  • Small sampling of offerings spotted at French Jewelers in Old Town Scottsdale.
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  • Classy salt and pepper shakers at Phoenix Art Museum.
  • Pillows galore at the Heard Museum.
  • Fun with key fobs at the Heard Museum.
  • One of many ceramic works at Mesa Arts Center.
  • Jewelry spotted at Calvin Charles gallery in Old Town Scottsdale.
  • Showing the local love at MADE Art Boutique.
  • A little desert desktop love spotted at Practical Art.
  • Totes made with recycled banners (right) at Shemer Art Center.
  • Glassware from MADE Art Boutique in Roosevelt Row.
  • Colorful home decor spotted at the Heard Museum.
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  • Fun with salt and pepper shakers by Jennifer Gross at MADE.
  • When in doubt, give art from the heart (or books from Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts).
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Lynn Trimble
Bookends spotted at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Don't finish your holiday shopping without checking out the gift shops at metro Phoenix galleries, museums, performing arts spaces, and art boutiques. Most have a wide selection of gift options — including art, jewelry, housewares, books, clothing, totes, office accessories, and novelty items. Typically they offer selections in a wide range of prices, and their items tend to be more unique than those you'll encounter in big box stores or malls this time of year. Here's a sampling of gift items we've found at local art venues — including several made by local artists. Enjoy! All photos by Lynn Trimble.