Hyperallergic’s Art-inspired Holiday Gift Guide

Hyperallergic Store here, cruising in once again this time of year to say hey — happy holidays. The only thing we like better than getting gifts is giving them (aww) and in our professional opinion, one of the best and most personal ways to show someone how much you care is through art. Fortunately our store features accessible, affordable, and playful means art-inspired gifts for everyone on your holiday lists.

We’ve added loads of new products this past year, particularly focused on staying warm with these stunning scarves and super cool socks. Bags and totes featuring famous works of art can also be found in our Accessories section, perfect for carrying books, groceries, or whatever you may need to schlep from one location to the next. Want to jazz up your wardrobe with a little something extra? We have an encyclopedia’s worth of options in our pin collection. How about beautifying your living space? Look no further than our Home Goods section, which includes tableware and more inspired by artists and art history. Throwing a holiday party? Make your invitations stand out with these artful cards.

We offer free shipping on all domestic orders over $100, but if you can’t make up your mind on what to get, Hyperallergic Store gift cards always make wonderful presents.

One final note: As a thank you for supporting our independent arts journalism, Hyperallergic Members get 10% off everything in our store (if you’re a member and need help, please get in touch with us at membership@hyperallergic.com).

The Sun Socks

“I saw the sun rise up above the rocks — I painted the sun,” said Edvard Munch on the genesis of his enormous wall painting “The Sun,” created in 1911 for the University of Oslo’s then-new Aula, where it is still enjoyed by students, faculty, and Munch fans. May these optimistic socks carry you through winter’s darkest days! 

Make it a matching Munch set and check out these socks inspired by “The Scream”!

Christina’s World Enamel Pin

Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World” (1948) is one of the most famous paintings at the Museum of Modern Art, a standout work in an iconic collection. Painted by Wyeth and titled by his wife Betsy, the story behind the piece is as rich and intricate as the artwork itself. Add this little slice of art history to your outfit rotation with this enamel and brass pin.

Explore our expansive collection of art-inspired pins!

Vincent van Gogh Action Figure

Brighten up your workspace with this adorable van Gogh figurine! He comes with a removable ear, plus an easel to display five miniature reproductions of some of his best-known works. We can confirm there’s no better companion for a studio or desk — Vincent sits in a place of honor at the Hyperallergic Store’s Brooklyn office.

See more famous artist figurines!

Las Meninas Socks

We started this gift guide with socks and we’re closing it with socks — ’tis the season, after all. These combed cotton beauties sport details from one of the most recognizable paintings in the Western canon, Diego Velázquez’s “Las Meninas” (1656). Can you spot the artist himself among his subjects?

Check out more socks inspired by art and art history!


For art-inspired gifts and more, visit the Hyperallergic Store.

Please allow for extra time for shipping and place all holiday orders by December 14.

Thank you for supporting Hyperallergic with your purchase.

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