Christmas is a magical time of the year, and the best part is seeing the surprise and delight on someone’s face when you give them a perfect gift. Shopping local and supporting small businesses or charities like the Museum of Royal Worcester will not only help you find truly unique and creative gifts, but also helps us to keep Worcester’s heritage alive for future generations to enjoy.
Here’s our top gifts on our Santa wish list of Christmas gift from the Museum.
1) A bedtime story for grownups and children
Why not treat your favourite book worm to something from the Museum’s collection of books. There are books for everyone including, ‘Stuff every Coffee Lover should know’ for budding baristas, ‘How to be a Victorian’ for the historian in your life and ‘Hello Design’ for creative youngsters. We have a small collection online, but in the Museum itself there is a much larger collection of books, so why not pay us a visit.
2) Hot chocolate mugs
Who doesn’t love a new Christmas mug, especially one that’s filled with hot chocolate and sprinkled with marshmallow, yum. The Museum of Royal Worcester shop holds a beautiful collection of traditional and modern china, and the Wrendale collection has the cutest little creatures from the Christmas Kisses Hare to a beautiful red-breasted robin. Perfect for the animal lover in your life.
4) Local Stocking-fillers
If you love art and design, you’ll love the Museum’s new gift range of ‘Designs from the Archive’. Gifts include hardback journals, notebooks, fridge magnets, shopping pads, bookmarks as well as a series of six note-cards. These gifts showcase the design skills of Royal Worcester artists, from cats, to exotic flowers, to art deco vases.
4) Traditional trifle
For a truly special gift, why not look for lead crystal bowls and vases from the Royal Worcester Cleobury range, sure to make a stunning centrepiece on any festive table – especially if it’s filled with a Christmas day trifle. Presented in a gift box, this bowl will make the perfect Christmas gift for someone special, and right now the Museum has a sale on so you can grab a bargain on these beautiful pieces.
5) Paint Your Own Pottery Kits
Looking for some creative stocking fillers? Or perhaps a gift you and the children can make together? Why not order a Paint Your Own Pottery Kit. Each kit comes with a seasonal bisque, paints, brushes, sponges and instructions. All you need to do is paint at home and then return it to the Museum to be glazed and fired. Of course, you and the family could also book to paint pots at the Museum itself, there are plenty of festive items to choose from, and if you book before the 12th December you’ll have your item back in time for Christmas.
6) Christmas vouchers
Not sure what to choose? Maybe a voucher for an amount of your choice could be the perfect gift. Stunning embossed colourful gift vouchers can be used in the Museum shop for unique and beautiful Royal Worcester items and for Museum entry and experiences, such as Paint-Your-Own-Pottery of afternoon tea served on Royal Worcester.
Let’s make Christmas 2022 one to remember – full of fun, friends and family. Plus if you start planning early, it will reduce the whirl of activity in December to ensure a stress free festive season. Pop into the Museum or visit our online shop to find the perfect Christmas gifts from the Museum.