The Definitive Guide to Houston

For the Most Unique Gifts in Town, Shop Here

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We can all agree that the best gifts are the unique ones—the memorable surprises, the unexpected treasures.

Discerning shoppers know that Houston is home to some of the best shopping centers and districts in the nation. This holiday season, we’d like to direct your attention to one of the city’s most memorable little shopping corners: The Museum Shop at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

The Houston Museum District is a prime place to spend the day, but many visitors don’t realize the treasures housed in each museum’s shop. The Contemporary Arts Museum is an extra-special space, chock full of eye-catching gifts for everyone on your list.

With the help of the museum’s shop director, we’ve pulled together a list of fabulous finds that you won’t see anywhere else.


Fruit Loop Bowl

Fruit Loop Bowl by Black + Blum
Photo by Two Cats Communications

This stunning chrome-finished bowl by Black + Blum is the perfect contemporary piece to round out any kitchen, counter, or shelf. The perfect union of form and function, the Fruit Loop Bowl is handcrafted with a design that was inspired by the Fibonacci curve.



Handmade Beaded Necklace

Handmade Beaded Necklace by Fairchild Baldwin
Photo by Two Cats Communications

Handcrafted in Italy by Fairchild Baldwin, these striking, multi-strand beaded necklaces feature a leather collar with an adjustable magnetic closure. Available in multiple colors.



Modern Men’s Watches

Modern Men's Watches by Analog Watch Co.
Photo by Two Cats Communications

We love these wooden timepieces from Analog Watch Co. Each watch is unique, featuring such combinations as flexible wooden straps and wooden faces, as well as marbles faces and leather straps.

$150.00 – $165.00


Handcrafted Feather Bow Ties

Handcrafted Feather Bow Ties by Brackish
Photo by Two Cats Communications

These beautiful bow ties from Brackish are made with all-natural, sustainably-sourced, hand-selected feathers. They are available in a wide variety of colors thanks to the myriad feather types used, including pheasant, guinea, and peacock.



Balloon Dog Bookends

Balloon Dog Bookend by Big Top
Photo by Two Cats Communications

Bring a pop of color to any shelf with these incredible bookends by Big Top. Available in pink, green, or blue, these balloon dog pups are sure to enjoy a long shelf life. They are made of resin and measure as follows: 10.5″ x 3.5″ x 8.5″.

$45.00 each


Visit the Museum Shop at the CAMH today!

5216 Montrose Boulevard  |  (713) 284-8250  |

Mary Cate is a Houston-based writer, photographer, and reading fiend, recently returned to her native city after time in Austin and New York City. She loves sharing the best of Houston with the world — margaritas, anyone? She and her husband serve local businesses through their digital content company, Two Cats Communications.

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