Holiday Gifts Guide
It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays!
Are you looking for unique, creative, or local gifts this holiday season? Head over to the MOA Gift Shop or our online store, to check out our selection of amazing gifts! Many of our gifts are created by local artists, and you’ll be supporting the museum as well as them!
Stumped by what to get those tricky gift getters? Here are some ideas the museum has put together to help you out!
A great idea for the tea or coffee drinker on your list, or the young adult who is striking out on their own and could use some awesome dishes, are our selection of mugs! A variety of stunning First Nations art pieces are featured on these fine porcelain mugs that will be sure to add some flair to their cupboard.
For the commuter or that person who is always on the go, we have a selection of travel mugs or water bottles that will be sure to help make their running around fun!
Need some tea to go along with their new mug? We have a selection of amazing, ethical loose leaf and bag tea.
Love hands-on gifts? We have clay totem and excavation kits for the young ones, and jewelry kits and bead looms for the DIY person in your life! Bead loom kits are really popular with kids, but the ones we have are designed for teens and adults. Just right for finer crafting! Let them experiment and make all kinds of fantastic pieces they will treasure.
If you’re looking for something beautiful and handcrafted, why not choose one of our fabulous prints, cards, or original paintings? These spectacular works will make a great addition to any space. Or maybe you’re looking for a different artistic experience. We also have amazing soap stone carvings available. No two of these pieces are exactly the same, just as no one on your list is.
A great decorating touch for around the house, or your tree, is our selection of Oscard ornaments! Hand-painted from the inside these ornaments are unique, and will be sure to add to any decorating scheme!
Looking for an all natural lotion? Tired of the same old lotion smell? The MOA Gift Shop stocks lotions from Spirit Earth, a local London, Ontario company! We have Rain Dance and Dreamcatcher lotion available; they’re the perfect blend of scents for anyone on your list!
Perfect for running around, and sturdy for use over and over again, we have a number of totes, eco bags, and even leather wristlets! Come browse the wonderful designs and check out the range of sizes.
Looking for something wearable? We have a number of wonderful t-shirts, stylish scarves, shoes, and sun glasses featuring designs by Native artists. We also carry a number of wonderful moccasins!
We also have a selection of beautiful handmade jewelry and regalia available.
As always, we have a variety of books! Perfect for the young learner, or aspiring archaeologist on your list!
And of course, we also have a variety of dreamcatchers! Our dreamcatchers are subtle and handmade, featuring beautiful craftsmanship and colours.
If you need stocking stuffers, we have you covered as well! The MOA Gift Shop has a number of small gifts that will be the perfect addition to anyone’s holiday.
Still can’t decide, or not sure what design they will like best? Why not buy museum Fundscrip? Fundscrip are gift cards you can get in any denomination—as a bonus, a percentage of the proceeds go directly back to the education programs we run at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology! These giftcards are a great way to give back to the community while crossing the most difficult to buy for people off your holiday shopping list!
No matter where you shop this holiday season, we hope you try to shop local. That way you not only are giving a gift to your friends and family, but to the community as well.
We hope you have a wonderful, stress-free holiday season, from all of us at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology!