The holidays are just around the corner! Many people will probably buy their gifts online or in department stores, but I think some of the best places to shop are small businesses! These businesses work really hard to make names for themselves and often have nifty merchandise you wouldn’t find in other stores. At the museum, our gift shop is full of original pieces made by local artists, as well as fun, interesting items you can buy for your loved ones!

Having a hard time trying to figure out what to get your loved ones for the holidays? Well I am here to help! With working in the museum’s gift shop as well as helping my mom with her gift basket business, I have a knack for coming up with gift ideas for just about anyone. Know someone who loves to workout? What about someone who love drinking coffee, tea, or beer? How about someone who enjoys the beach?

As the holidays get closer, I will be posting a new blog each week. They’ll each feature a few different items we carry in the gift shop, and how you can combine them to make the perfect present for a special someone in your life. Not only will these ideas be unique, your purchases in the gift shop help keep the museum up and running! Make sure to check in on Friday for the first edition of holiday shopping in the gift shop.