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Personal Louvre: 10 Best Gifts for Art History Lovers

* Gifts for the art history buff in your life
* Playful and practical gifts they’ll enjoy long after the holidays
* Presents that speak to their favorite important works

While it’s highly unlikely you’d be able to gift an art history lover their favorite works, it’s very likely they’d appreciate one of the playful and/or practical gifts seen here. For the activity-minded, pick up a relaxing Vermeer coloring book or a Magritte puzzle. For those of a practical nature, a Starry Night apron or a Dali-inspired melting clock.

Below, we’ve pulled together the 10 best gifts for art history lovers of all walks.

1. Vermeer Coloring Book: 10 Masterpieces from 17th Century

Discover some of Vermeer’s greatest masterpieces through this gorgeously illustrated adult coloring book. 10 of his most famous works reformatted and ready for hours of relaxing coloring.


2. Axe Sickle Van Gogh Starry Night Apron

Gift one of the world’s most famous Impressionist pieces – as an apron. Perfect for gardening, cooking or even art projects, this protective apron keeps the spills at bay thanks to a repellant polyester material.

[caption id="attachment_94023" align="alignnone" width="655"]van gogh apron Image courtesy of Amazon[/caption]


3. Wrapables Famous Painting Masterpiece Artwork Crew Socks

Take wearable art literally with a 5-pack of socks knit with some of the most recognizable paintings of all time. The Scream, Mona Lisa, Starry Night – they’re all here.


4. Galison Andy Warhol Idea Journal

Art history lovers can jot down notes and sketches from their next museum visit in this Pop-Art take on the journal. Fun detail: Pages are bound from the top, perfect for lefties.

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5. Accoutrements Electronic Scream Maker

Let go of all angst with the push of a button. This Edvard Munch inspired figurine lets out a scream with a button and included batteries.

[caption id="attachment_94020" align="aligncenter" width="655"]The Scream Noise Maker Image courtesy of Amazon[/caption]


6. The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Art History Mug

Stay sharp on the history of art every time you reach for this mug. The timeline design of notes key pieces of art throughout the ages, and more importantly, it’s dishwasher safe.


7. Creatov Melting Dali-Inspired Desk Clock

Surrealism comes to life with Creatov’s melting clock. A great conversation starter, it’s molded to sit “melting” off a tabletop. Battery powered.


8. Society 6 Mark Rothko iPhone Case

Bring a little art appreciation wherever you take your phone (everywhere). This iPhone case recreates the a minimalist Mark Rothko canvas in flexible, protective plastic.

[caption id="attachment_94019" align="aligncenter" width="655"]Rothko iPhone Case Image courtesy of Amazon[/caption]


9. Lantern Press Rene Magritte Puzzle

This 63-piece puzzle turns a Magritte painting into an enjoyable activity. Thick, buffed acryclic material makes it a frame-worthy piece once completed.

[caption id="attachment_94017" align="alignnone" width="655"]Magritte Puzzle Image courtesy of Amazon[/caption]


10. MoMA Mondrian Scarf

Yves Saint Laurent was inspired by Mondrian in a break-out fashion collection, so take the lead from both a fashion great and an artistic master and gift MoMA’s color-blocked, Mondrian scarf.


The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2017