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10 Dec 2019

Birmingham Museums 2019 Christmas gift list

We all love that feeling of seeing friends and family smile when they open a thoughtful and unique gift. So, if you’re still looking for the ideal present to delight culture lovers and proud Brummies, look no further. 

Support Birmingham Museums by adding these fantastic gifts to your Christmas shopping list! It couldn’t be easier – browse and buy the bespoke range online or take a festive trip to one of our sites to pick up a unique present that will spread a little bit of joy. 

You’ll be filled with a warm festive glow knowing your purchase will support Birmingham Museums Trust, an educational charity. Your purchases allow us to care for Birmingham’s unique collection and heritage, ensuring it can continue to inspire future generations.

Here’s this year’s pick of the top gifts inspired by the city and the collection this Christmas. 

Staffordshire Hoard Mead - £20 

Perfect for history lovers, this Staffordshire Hoard Mead will make a delicious Christmas tipple. Developed in partnership with the Shire Meadery and inspired by the Anglo-Saxon treasure on display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the Staffordshire Hoard Mead is a light, semi-sweet honey wine, infused with juniper and meadowsweet. Celebrate the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found with this unique gift!

Staffordshire Hoard Mead

Buy online: Staffordshire Hoard Mead

Peacock Candle - £10 

This gorgeous lime, mandarin and basil scented candle has been inspired by the stunning William De Morgan peacock charger on display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Give the gift of a cosy night in with this stylish tin candle. 

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Buy online: Peacock Candle

Bird’s Custard Mug - £10

Bird’s Custard is an iconic Birmingham brand and its nostalgic packaging has stood the test of time. This design is inspired by an original packaging design found in Birmingham Museums' collection. Celebrate a famous Brummie brand with this gift.

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Buy online: Bird’s Custard Mug

Pre-Raphaelite cushions - £40 

Buy a piece of fine art furnishing with these cushions which will delight any Pre-Raphaelite lover. 

Choose from fan-favourites from Birmingham’s collection - Proserpine by English artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, painted in 1874 or The Blind Girl by John Everett Millais, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. 

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Buy online: Proserpine cushion  

Buy online: The Blind Girl cushion

Exclusive Jeweller in Residence jewellery range

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter’s Jeweller in Residence programme gives talented local designers a platform. These stylish bespoke pieces from the first winner, Fiona Harris, and current Jeweller in Residence, Vanessa Miller, are inspired by the iconic designs of the historic Smith & Pepper factory. 

Buy online: Stunning swallow studs by Fiona Harris

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Buy online: Tree snake earrings by Vanessa Miller

Afternoon Tea for Two voucher – from £35.90

Afternoon tea is best shared with someone special. The Edwardians Tearooms at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is a stunning relaxing setting for this tasty treat. Make the experience extra special by choosing Celebration Afternoon Tea with a glass of Piper Heidsieck Champagne for two at £47.00.

Afternoon tea in the Edwardian Tearooms

Buy online: Afternoon Tea for Two vouchers

Birmingham Museums Membership - starting from £35 for an adult 

By giving the gift of Birmingham Museums membership, your loved one will enjoy 12 months of exclusive benefits, money off at our shops and cafes as well as countless inspiring days out! 

Find out more about the full range of Birmingham Museums Memberships .

Stocking fillers

Give the gift of discovery with these inspiring stocking gifts.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery audio guide and guide book bundle - £5.99

BMAG Audio Guides

Book online: Audio guide and guide book  

Walk Birmingham – a pocket book containing 20 fantastic walks around the city - £9.99

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Buy online: Walk Birmingham book

Birmingham Museums supports local independent makers

Birmingham is brimming with brilliant independent makers and you can find their amazing offerings on sale at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery gift shop. Pop in and shop local this Christmas. Here’s a selection of our top picks but take a trip to the museum to shop the full range. 

Punk and Chancers loudly and proudly celebrate Brum with their brilliant clothing. Find their now-iconic YES BAB t-shirts at the museum shop. (Adult £25, children £18.)

Honest Skincare create wonderfully simple, handcrafted natural skincare products which are packaged in biodegradable and reusable packaging. We love the hand balm, pefect for winter, which comes in full size (£26) and travel size (£8).

• Spread some joy with KT Robbins Ceramics hand-crafted porcelain vessels. The Sea Pearl Mini Planter is a simply gorgeous gift (£20). 

• Celebrate Birmingham with Spaceplay's  bespoke miniature city scenes. The wooden laser cut 3D Library of Birmingham (£60) would hang proudly on any Brummies wall.

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