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The Art of Local Gifting: Find the Perfect Present at a Midtown Museum Shop

Three Local Spots to Add to Your Holiday Shopping Outings



Holiday shopping: for some a delightful tradition; for others, procrastination-induced stress. Finding the perfect gift for loved ones can sometimes prove to be a challenge. But fortunately in Midtown, there are hidden gems for shoppers that often go unnoticed: museum shops. 

Midtown's museum shops are easy to get to. And they offer something for everyone, whether you're seeking something unique and quirky, beautifully artisanal, or inspired by the works of acclaimed artists. Here are a few must-visit spots during your shopping excursions in Midtown. And even more exciting, you don't need a museum ticket to shop! 


High Museum of Art 

1280 Peachtree Street NE 

While many recognize the High Museum of Art as the leading art museum in the southeastern United States, the experience in their museum shop is just as magical as strolling through their galleries. The shop boasts thoughtfully curated gifts catering to various hobbies and interests, from photography and fashion to the environment and animals – and so much more!  

Credit: High Museum of Art

Whether you visit the High Museum Shop in person during museum hours or explore their online store here, you're sure to find something special. No ticket is needed for shop admission. 


Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring Street 

Credit: Center for Puppetry Arts

Did you know that the largest collection of Jim Henson artifacts and puppets in the world resides in Midtown? The Center for Puppetry Arts is one of Midtown’s unique cultural treasures. Don’t be thrown off by the colorful whimsy – their museum shop is perfect for kids and adults alike. 

If you're in search of stocking stuffer gifts, consider wacky finger puppets, Sesame Street socks, or Jim Henson lapel pins featuring his vibrant cast of characters. For a truly unique present, a sandwich hand puppet is sure to stand out. 

Credit: Center for Puppetry Arts

Visit the Center for Puppetry Arts store in person during museum hours – no ticket is needed for shop admission. 


Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

1315 Peachtree Street 

Credit: MODA

As the only museum in the Southeast exclusively devoted to the study and celebration of all things design, MODA's museum shop is a haven for artistic and design-centered gifts. 

From watercolor-inspired tea towels and beautiful coffee table books to model building kits and future architect toolkits, MODA's store offers the perfect gifts for artistic minds or architecture aficionados in your life. 

Stitch Plz! Journal by Genuine Fred; Jenni Earle A Trophy A Day Peptalk Card Deck; Color Wheel Crew Socks by Yellow Owl Workshop
Ravioli Spoon Rest, Farfalloni Pot Grippers, and Penne Pot Handle Holder by Monkey Business Design; Drink Rocks by Areaware

Visit the MODA store in person during museum hours to explore their unique selection. The shop is located at the front of the museum entrance and no admission is needed. 

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