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Perfectly Unique Last-Minute Gifts from Oakland’s Museum Shop

It can be difficult to find just the right gift for everyone on your list this time of year. Don’t despair! We’re happy to help you navigate this seasonal dilemma with these unique and reasonably-priced offerings from the Museum Shop at Oakland.

Oakland Cemetery Salt from Beautiful Briny Sea
We’ve partnered with Beautiful Briny Sea, a local purveyor of flavored sea salts and artisanal sugars right here in Grant Park to help us create this exclusive culinary treat. The Oakland salt blend is flavored with granulated honey and rosemary grown here on the grounds at Oakland. These earthy flavors are perfect for grilled salmon, chicken, grilled corn, vinaigrettes, popcorn, even sugar cookies! Priced at $8.00 per 6 oz can.

Unique Boxed Storytelling Games
For lovers of unique games and group activities, our boxed storytelling games will fire the imagination with endless possibilities. Reviving the Victorian craze for ‘myrioramas’, the 20 picture cards can be placed in any order to create seamless scenes. Almost infinite combinations of cards provide endless storyscaping possibilities. Themed sets include The Hollow Woods, Mystery Mansion, and Shadow World, priced at $19.99 each.

Festive Seasonal Gifts
Gifts with a seasonal theme always serve to enhance everyone’s enjoyment of the holidays. Notecards from Earth Sky Water are a perfect stocking stuffer. These sets of 8 cards and envelopes feature delicate illustrations of holiday greenery, priced at $9.99 a box. Hand-poured Paddywax Alpine candles in enameled tin cups or tartan travel-sized votives will spice up any space with the scents of the season, priced from $10.99 – $20.99.

For Creative Types
For those artsy folks on the list this year, local artist Black Cat Tips’ colorful Pointy People 1000-piece puzzle will give hours of enjoyment, priced at $21.99. Our mini Day of the Dead dioramas, direct from Mexico, will charm even the most hard-hearted of scrooges, priced at $13.99. Enchant young and old with handcrafted snow globe ornaments depicting a fox in a delightful wintry scene, priced at $10.99.

Cozy Up with Warm Drinks
Chilly winter is the perfect time to enjoy warm and soothing drinks. These Oakland mugs, handcrafted locally, are the perfect gift for those who enjoy coffee, a hot toddy, cocoa, or tea, Each is unique, priced at $28.00. For folks who like a dose of cleverness along with their libations, the Live Slow, Die Whenever mug and sloth tea strainer set are a perfect gift, priced at 16.99

As always, the museum store at Oakland is brimming this year with a carefully curated selection of unique and exclusive holiday items. This weekend, to celebrate Saturday’s Victorian Holiday event and Holiday Tour of Eternal Homes, the museum shop is offering a special discount of 25% off all Paddywax holiday candles, Christmas ornaments, and Christmas books. Non-seasonal items will be 10% off. HOF Members receive an extra 10% off. Support your local non-profit museum store and stop by to pick up a few special gifts and narrow down that list for Santa!

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