Still Searching for that Unique Gift? Try a Madison Museum!
by Laura Kocum
on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 9:40am.
Are you struggling to buy for that person who has everything? Perhaps it’s time to step away from the crowded shopping places, and enjoy the Madison museum scene. The city offers a wide variety of museums and entertainment venues. Museum gift shops benefit local arts and entertainment, while providing a unique selection of gifts you won’t find anywhere else.
For the veteran, collector or military historian
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum gift shop has a broad selection of books, branch-specific military gifts, and Civil War collectibles. Shoppers will be surprised by the apparel- both vintage and modern styles, and the variety of options for veterans to proudly display or preserve their memories. Collectors will be thrilled by authentic Civil War tin-ware and figurines.
In the style of Frank Lloyd Wright
The gift shop at Monona Terrace is filled with Frank Lloyd Wright inspired gifts, as well as ornaments, mugs and items specifically themed for Madison. Lovers of architecture and Madison will find something for every age, including collections of purses, toys, and home furnishings.
All things Wisconsin
From cutting boards shaped like Wisconsin to a Packer’s themed Nutcracker, the gift shop at the Wisconsin Historical Museum can only be described as “quintessential Wisconsin.” The shop includes a broad selection of books, apparel and more featuring Wisconsin themes and history.
Artistic and Unique
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art gift shop (inside Overture), has scarves, purses, and beautiful and unique artwork of all kinds. Hand-blown glass, decorative pewter switch plates and metallic fruit bowls are just some of the items sure to please.
Enjoy browsing the variety of options in Madison, and recognize the added benefit of supporting local artists and authors, nonprofit museums, and preserving the culture of the city. Even if you don’t find the perfect item, you can always gift a membership to the museum of your choice.