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Designed for Play! Our Best New Gifts for Kids for Holiday 2022

Designed for Play! Our Best New Gifts for Kids for Holiday 2022

Searching for gifts for kids? The Museum Store has done the work for you and curated a collection of inspiring, beautifully designed books and products. Shop artfully for every kid on your list!

Best WOW Gifts:

 Candylab Magnetic Parking Garage and Candycars

Candylab Magnetic Parking Garage
We like to call this “a dollhouse for your car collection.” The Candylab Magnetic Garage sets the stage for hours of imaginative play. And if parking is a problem in your playroom, the magnetic parking spots keep cars tidily locked in place when not in use. Engaging and secretly encourages kids to clean up? What is not to love?! Pair with a selection of Candycars for maximum fun! Safe for ages 3+; great for preschool- and grade school-aged kids.

Loog Pro Electric Three-String Guitar in Mint Green Ages 6+ 

Loog Pro Electric Guitar
Learning to play the guitar is difficult for beginners. Loog’s three-string guitars reduce chords to the basic triad, allowing for an easier and faster learning process. With a Loog, kids can play songs on day one, feeling rewarded and encouraged to keep on playing and learning.

The Loog Pro Electric has a built-in amp and speaker and comes bundled with flashcards, an app, and free video lessons. Available in Pop Mint or Metal Black. For ages 6+. The smaller Loog Mini is available in red for ages 3+.

Smart Galaxy Lamp by Gingko Design

Smart Galaxy Lamp
This orb encapsulates the beauty of the stars and galaxies in the night sky. Powerful built-in magnets suspend and slowly rotate the sphere midair, creating a stunning and calming visual. Made using biodegradable PLA material and reclaimed wood, this eco-friendly lamp lights the path to sweet dreams! For ages 3+.

Graeme Greyhound Plush by Donna Wilson

Graeme Greyhound 
Graeme was designed by Donna Wilson, an award-winning designer, renowned for her distinctive use of color and pattern, and playful sense of humor. Raised on her family’s farm in the northeast of Scotland, Donna’s designs are infused with her love of nature and a life-long passion for textiles, craft and making. Each Donna Wilson creature is knitted in the UK using the softest lambswool, handmade and embroidered, and given a hug before being sent off into the world. Graeme enjoys cuddling with his friends Cyril Squirrel Fox and Mono Cat. For ages 3+.


Best Gifts for Creative Kids:

Shape Stamps Craft Kit

Stamp Shapes
Designed by Rilla Alexander, Shape Stamps invite you to see more than the shapes in front of you. Layer, overlap, and connect their various forms to create characters, landscapes, or still life masterpieces. Dab and press however you see fit to imagine endless designs and compositions. For ages 3+.

 Hey Clay Dinos craft kit

Hey Clay Mega Dinos
The eighteen cans of quality clay included in this vibrant set are soft, lightweight, non-sticky, nontoxic, and stain-free perfect for young artists taking their first step into the magical world of clay creativity. Build your own creatures from your imagination, or download the free app and follow along with interactive 3D step-by-step instructions to masterfully mold dinos, one simple shape at a time. For ages 3+.

 Stampies for baking or playdough

Feeling adventurous? Looking for fun ways to spend quality time in the kitchen with your tiny human? This colorful animal cookie stamp set is the perfect baking fix that guarantees surprising animal encounters of the edible kind. Not in a baking mood? Stampies can alternatively be used with play dough. Every Stampies® set comes with a stainless steel cookie cutter, one wooden stamper and fifteen easily interchangeable, food-grade silicone animal stamps. For ages 1+.


Best New Reads for Book Lovers:

To Make book by author Danielle Davis and illustrator Mags DeRoma 

To Make
By Danielle Davis and Mags DeRoma
This debut picture book celebrates the joys and rituals of the creative process. A gentle, lyrical story about the spirit of collaboration and its role in creating meaningful work, with an emphasis on patience as part of the process. Perfect for young makers everywhere, this picture book uplifts young creators to persevere and keep going. For ages 48.

A Kids Book About Imagination by Lavar Burton

A Kids Book About Imagination
By LeVar Burton
What is imagination? Most of us think of it as playing pretend or what happens when we’re dreaming, but imagination takes us to worlds and galaxies beyond that. Imagination helps us travel between time, space, and reality. It gives us the power to dream up the world in our own vision and encourages us to think of not just what is, but what could be. Imagination is a superpower that unlocks endless possibilities, and all by asking one simple question: what if? For Ages 5+.

 Do You Want a Hug? Interactive book by Olivia Cosneau and Bernard Duisit

Do You Want a Hug?
By Olivia Cosneau and Bernard Duisit
Everybody needs a hug! Packed with interactive fun , this pop-up book is full of flaps to lift, tabs to pull, and plenty of surprises! For ages 35.


Best Gifts Only at SFMOMA:

Pauline Sevilla Kids T Shirt with Illustration of San Francisco

Paulina Sevilla San Francisco Kids T-Shirt
To celebrate the exhibition Diego Rivera's America, the Museum Store invited Mexican architect Paulina Sevilla to interpret the universe of the Mexican muralist. For this project, she created detailed drawings of both Mexico City and San Francisco, two of the most iconic cities in Rivera's life. Her San Francisco drawings are featured on this T-shirt for kids, available in sizes 2, 4, 5,   6/8 or 10/12.

Pop Out SFMOMA Build and Play San Francisco

Designed by Petit Collage, this punch-out city of San Francisco is made from thick, sturdy shapes and features the SFMOMA facade within the cityscape. Each piece easily slides into slots for instant assembly to brighten shelves, desks, and tabletops! Made from recycled stock and printed with vegetable inks, the set comes with a total of four sheets of chunky board, printed on both sides, and includes eighteen pieces to pop out and assemble. For ages 3+.

To see all the Museum Store’s gifts designed for play, visit our online store and shop by age range or interest. Thank you for choosing to shop at the Museum Store, where every purchase directly supports SFMOMA’s education and exhibition programs.