This year, give great gifts to everyone on your list with a little help from The Met Store. Let us suggest some of our favorite finds. Whatever you choose to give, rest assured that your purchase supports The Met’s collection, study, conservation, and presentation of 5,000 years of art from around the globe.
The holidays present an opportunity to exchange gifts with special people in your life. Don’t forget to thank them for all they do throughout the year with a handwritten note on one of our correspondence cards, inspired by works from The Met collection. Our Louis C. Tiffany Dragonflies Correspondence Cards feature a gold embossed dragonfly motif, taken from a gemstone and enamel hair ornament designed by Louis C. Tiffany in 1904.
Under $50: Cezanne Sketchbook and Pencil Set
Inspire artists young and old to create their own masterpieces modeled after works from The Met. Our 120-page sketchbook is accompanied by four woodless graphite pencils and features Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses, an oil on canvas in The Met collection, which was painted about 1890 by Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906). Once owned by Claude Monet, the work illustrates the artist’s practice of using extremely subtle gradations of color to create light and shadow.
Give them unlimited access to some of The Met’s most iconic works to peruse at their leisure. This monumental book features lavish color illustrations of 500 masterpieces from 5,000 years of art in The Met collection, presented chronologically from the dawn of civilization to the present. Author Kathryn Calley Galitz presents illuminating texts about each artwork shown, allowing readers to explore these beloved works of art in depth. A perfect gift for those wishing to experience the unparalleled collection of The Met, or to study masterpieces of painting from throughout history, this important volume is sure to inspire and become a classic work cherished by art lovers.
Gifts for Him: 19th-Century English Watch
Make sure he arrives on time and in style. The timeless design of our 19th-Century English Watch is based on an original gold pocket watch, ca. 1815–30, from The Met collection. Ours features a stainless steel case with 18 karat gold overlay and a crocodile embossed leather band. Or, delight the seasoned watch lover with our book, European Clocks and Watches, which features 54 exquisite timekeeping devices from The Met collection in detail.
Gifts for Her: Mosaic Necklace
Give her a piece of wearable art. Created by noted American glass artist Michael Vincent Michaud, this distinctive necklace features individual “tiles” cast by hand in the artist’s studio. Drawing on ancient examples of glass from the Near East and Egypt within The Met collection, this elegant design is both delicate yet statement-making and is designed to complement any style from day to evening.
Gifts for Kids: Wooden Manhattan Blocks
Let them create a world of their own. Infinitely adaptable, our Wooden Manhattan Blocks feature will delight design lovers or aspiring architects of any age. Suitable for children as young as 1 1/2 years old, this stylish set includes a wooden platform to house your imaginary metropolis until you’re ready to play again.