Five museum stocking fillers

Published 5 December 2014

From solar-powered sunflowers to artist top trumps, our pick of gallery gifts to ask santa for.

1. Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun, Tate Modern, ​£20

Not only is this sunflower-shaped solar-powered light as cute as a button, the profits from each purchase provide an identical lamp for one of nine African communities that can't afford reliable electricity. Designed by light artist Olafur Eliasson, the eco-friendly lamp will help to reduce toxic carbon emissions in these off-grid areas.

2. I'm an Artist Playtime Pad, V&A, £4

This sketchpad-with-a-twist allows budding artists to decide whether their work should be classified as a picture, portrait, masterpiece or a mystery doodle, as well as whether the recipient should 'like it' or just 'stare at it a lot'. The additional ribbon hanger allows the creative to exhibit their work.

3. Art Top Trumps, Hepworth Wakefield, £8.95 ​

Will Bacon beat Banksy? Matisse triumph over Magritte? This top trumps duel pits artists against each other in order to find out who is the most influential, shocking and expensive, and who should be demoted to the back of the pack. (10% off shop purchases at the gallery with National Art Pass).

4. 13 Sculptures Children Should Know About, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, £9.99

A giant tube of toothpaste, a tribal mask and a Buddha made from solid gold feature in this exploration of the world's most fascinating sculptures. Also helping to whet children's artistic appetite are works by Michelangelo, Rodin, Giacometti, and Bourgeois. (10% off shop purchases at the park with National Art Pass)

5. ShoeLicks, Design Museum, £3.99

Maybe not quite the designer heels you were hoping for, but these pretty sticker prints will liven up the saddest of soles. Choose from a range of cool geometric patterns, including a special edition created for the museum's current exhibition, Women, Fashion, Power.

Why not give a National Art Pass this Christmas? Our gift boxes come with an Easyart voucher or print.

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