Christmas gift guide

Posted on by Fay Curtis.

It’s that time of year again, the most wonderful time of the year! We know it’s cheesy but nothing beats that warm, fuzzy feeling Christmas brings.

We’ve devised an ultimate gift guide to our online shop so you can spend less time stressing about presents and more time enjoying all the seasonal activities.

The William Morris Collection

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
William Morris

We believe The Love is Enough print, with delicate leaf patterns and traditional typeface, is beautiful in bringing together William Morris’ heritage and romance. This useful, linen cosmetic bag is designed with craftsman like attention to detail making it the perfect place to store all your bits and bobs.

Our William Morris range also includes a scented candle, mug gift sets and glasses case all fabulously covered in Morris’ signature arts and crafts designs.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 Highlights Book

Christmas is a time for traditions and Wildlife Photographer of the Year has now become an annual firm favourite tradition at M Shed.

This book is the perfect accompaniment to the exhibition as well as an ideal gift for all photography fans. It is a beautiful reflection of the diversity and splendour of the natural world. The images inside are the winning shots from each category, selected by an expert panel featuring a range of styles from both professional and amateur photographers.

Other pieces on the Wildlife Photgpaher of the Year collection include notebooks, glasses case and puzzle all featuring the winning photographs from the competition.


Gifts for ‘Him’

Got a man in your life who’s notoriously tricky to buy for? Fear not! We’ve got loads of ideas, from watches to prints to games.

Combining quirky two-colour illustrations with tips, facts, and famous quotes, The Modern Man Guide delivers serious advice in a witty, cheeky tone.

Divided into six key areas of style, grooming, food and drink, work, leisure, and dating, it s a cheat sheet to everything the modern man needs to be his best.


Monopoly Bristol Edition

Nothing says Christmas like a good ol’ board game.

See who can build the biggest empire in Monopoly: Bristol Edition. From Parker, the makers of the original monopoly, comes Bristol’s very own board game featuring classic landmarks such as Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge. It has all the fun of the original board game with a quirky local twist.



Guide to the Art Collection

Impress everyone around the table during Christmas dinner with your artistic knowledge.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery holds over 1,300 paintings, more than 200 sculptures and some 20,000 works on paper as well as installation art and video in its collection. This book offers an introduction to the institution and the collection, from the Renaissance period to the present day, with introductory essays for each art historical period.


Bristol Impressions 2018 calendar

Keep up to date with all the best bits going on next year with this Bristol Impressions calendar.

Featuring local artists and illustrators working in a wide range of media including pastel, print, collage and watercolour, the images take inspiration from famous Bristol landmarks.



Doris the Pliosaurus

Don’t forget about Doris this Christmas!

She may have made her debut at our summer exhibition opening but Doris swims all year round. Be sure to grab yourself this exclusive, miniature model of our famous Pliosaurus Carpenteri.

Other pieces in the Pliosaurus collection include exclusive bags, badges and a pencil case.


Paula Bolton Jewellery

Christmas is the season of sparkle!

Accessorise your outfit with this timeless piece capturing the fragile beauty of our local flora. The high quality of Paula’s designs and long standing partnership with a Balinese family, who provide ethical employment for local craftsmen, is why her pieces are a must have.

Other pieces in her collection include an opals and amethysts.



Bespoke La Belle Dame sans Merci Print

Get someone a unique gift this Christmas.

This painting has been a highlight of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s collection since 1913.The artist Frank Dicksee took inspiration from John Keat’s poetry: Blind to the beauties of the countryside around him, a young, doomed knight surrenders himself to La Belle sans Merci.

We also have exclusive reproduction prints from other pieces in our collection as well as mugs, trays, tea towels and bags.


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