Five museum stocking fillers

Published 9 December 2015

As Christmas-shopping fever hits, we pick some of the best museum-gift ideas – so all you need to do is sit back and relax.

1. How It Works: Ladybird books for grown-ups, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, £6.99 each

10% off with shop purchases with National Art Pass

Let’s face it: adults need help too sometimes. With instantly recognisable Ladybird illustrations, this witty, tongue-in-cheek and brilliant book series has been specially designed to help the grown-up world make more sense. Covering eight topics, from hipsters to dating, the renowned comedy writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris combine their sharp humour with shrewd observations.

2. Make Your Own Owl, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, £9.99

10% off shop purchases with National Art Pass

After winter walks in sculpture parks and the countryside, take your inspiration to the crafts table with this Make Your Own Owl kit. It has everything you need to make a cuddle-friendly owl, including an instruction manual that reveals useful techniques, making it the perfect gift for anyone looking to take up sewing.

3. Games Room: General Knowledge quiz cards, Ikon, £7.95

10% off shop purchases with National Art Pass

How well do you know your Irish counties? And which of them is famous for cut glassware? Keep everyone entertained at the Christmas table and dinner parties with trivia from this general-knowledge quiz. Packaged in a beautiful retro box, the game contains 140 question cards covering a wide range of topics, from the arts to zoology.

4. Artists’ Survival Guide, the Hepworth Wakefield, £9.99

10% off shop purchases with National Art Pass

There is a vast amount of lore about how to survive in the art world, and this book has recorded some of the best tips from a range of art professionals, from artists and curators to technicians. Pop it in your pocket and consult it whenever you need to hang a projector upside down, read measurements or sweep to avoid dust.

5. Prints on demand, the Courtauld Gallery, from around £25

10% off prints on demand with National Art Pass

Choose from more than 40,000 digital images of works from the outstanding collections of the Courtauld Gallery and the Courtauld Institute of Art. The extensive range covers world-famous works by the Old Masters and Impressionists, as well as drawings by the likes of Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Turner. The prints are available in a range of sizes and finishes, and can all be framed. Offer ends 31 December 2015, use code ART10 at the checkout.

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