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Clever and Quirky Holiday Gift Picks from the Museum Shop

‘Tis the season to keep it local this year for your holiday decor and special gifts for those you love. The museum shop at Oakland Cemetery has a carefully curated selection of unique gift items and cheerful seasonal goods that are sure to bring happiness and cheer to everyone. And this weekend, December 8 and 9, Christmas books and glass ornaments will be 20% off. HOF members get an additional 10% off.

All proceeds from the museum shop go back into the restoration and preservation of Historic Oakland Cemetery, a true Atlanta gem. That’s two ways of giving this year!

Adorn your tree with these hand-painted and hand-trimmed ornaments from Old World Christmas and Cody Foster. For anyone who loves our great city, this Atlanta ornament is sure to please ($27.99). The fanciful Day of the Dead Bride and Groom ornament brings a colorful, international flair to your tree ($18.99). Kids and softies alike will love the flocked faun ornament ($5.99).

Candles help bring the season alive with delicious spices and fresh scents evocative of holidays past. Paddywax mercury glass candles are hand-poured here in Georgia and come in assorted holiday fragrances ($18.99 for large, $7.99 for small). Treat the book lovers in your life with The Night Before Christmas in the South, a lively retelling of a Christmas classic ($9.99). Readers more inclined towards a humorously gothic exploration of Christmas will thrill to Edward Gorey’s The Twelve Terrors of Christmas ($9.95)

Give a gift of Oakland this year with our exclusive 2018 Oakland Cemetery holiday ornament (above, $17.99). This new ornament features some of our most popular monuments and mausoleums. Our Oakland museum shop gift cards are a perfect solution to those hard-to-buy-for loved ones, or anyone who loves to shop, available from $10.00 and up.

The Official Guide To Christmas in the South, $17.99

It’s the one time of the year when both the divine and debutantes take center stage in a perfect storm of hot glue and cheese grits: Christmas. But successfully navigating through the holiday season can be more complex than Santa’s midnight journey. There are pitfalls hotter than any chimney — and social situations more slippery than any roof! But now The Official Guide to Christmas in the South has arrived to reveal the finer and sometimes unspoken details of Dixie etiquette.

A Vintage Christmas, $17.99

Stories and poetry have been part of the Christmas season for generations, reminding us that the heart of the holiday never changes. A Vintage Christmas is a unique collection of lesser-known Christmas tales, reflections, and poems from beloved authors across the centuries.

Dear Santa, $14.95

This first-ever collection of children’s letters to Santa—written between 1870 and 1920—presents more than 100 charming missives, each one yet more endearing. Along with its vintage charm, timeless sentiments, and non-denominational perspective, this heartwarming book is filled with historical discoveries that will delight everyone who loves this holiday ritual.

To see all our holiday offerings and everyday gift items, visit the museum shop at historic Oakland Cemetery, Monday through Friday 9-5, Saturday and Sunday 10-4.

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