2021 Holiday Gift Guide – The Art & Design Store

Staff from Remai Modern’s Art & Design Store share some of their favourite items of the year to help you find the perfect gift for a loved one (or yourself) this holiday season.

There are plenty of items to explore in the shop both in person and online. Find links at the bottom of each category to see more products and visit remaimodern.org/shop to explore the entire online store. Don’t forget, Remai Modern members get 10% off all items!

⭐Members’ Shopping Days are on now! Remai Modern members save 25% off all purchases between November 24-28.⭐

Studiostone Carving Kit

Studiostone Soapstone Carving Kits ($58/$52 for members) are designed to inspire creativity and introduce kids (8+) and people of all ages to the art of carving. This kit includes everything you need to create two carvings from start to finish.  Made in Vancouver, it includes two pre-cut shapes to create a bear and wolf, a file, cloths, sandpaper and wax. Shop now

Luckies of London Screen Printing Kit

Personalize your totes, tees and more with this easy screen printing set ($100/$90 for members). This kit is perfect beginners and all you need is water, tape and some fresh ideas to start creating. Includes a step-by-step guide, reusable templates and water-based inks. Shop now

Buddha Board

Master the art of letting go this season!  Buddha Board ($17 or $40/$15 or $36 for members) is an environmentally friendly gift that uses only water, allowing the user to create stunning designs with no cleanup or fear of messing up. Once the water dries, your canvas is blank again and ready for a brand new drawing.

Buddha Board is inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment, aiming to leave you with a clean slate and a clear mind, ready to create a whole new masterpiece. Shop now

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Peregrine Farm Candles

The sparse prairie landscape informs the simplicity of these hand-poured beeswax candles ($5-$15).  Whether given as a gift or used for entertaining, these candles add subtle elegance to any space, along with the honey aroma of natural beeswax.  Available in slate or natural colour. Made by Tara Malinowski on her farm in east-central Saskatchewan, which has been in her family since 1882.  Shop now

Mini Aroma Botanical Candles

Relax and unwind with the help of these soothing and fragrant mini candles ($7/$6.30 for members). Part of the Aromabotanical line exclusively from Abbott, these luxurious, hand-poured candles are a custom blend of Australian essential oils and sustainable soya and palm wax. Each candle has a burn time of 10+ hours. Shop now

Calm Club Wax & Wick Set

Explore your crafty side and fill your home with warmth and light. This kit ($50/$45 for members) includes everything you need to pour your own perfect candles (natural soy wax, two scented oils, two amber glass jars, three wicks, craft labels, gift tags and a how-to guide). Everything comes in 100% recyclable packaging and is plastic-free. Shop now

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Medicines To Help Us by Christi Belcourt

In Medicines To Help Us Christi Belcourt ($25/$22.50 for members) fuses her evocative artwork with research on plants and traditional knowledge to explore traditional Metis medicinal knowledge.  This stunning book is filled with full-colour photographs, maps, illustrations and the name of plants listed in three Indigenous languages (Michif, Cree and Ojibway). Shop now

A Natural History of Unnatural Things by Zachari Logan

Saskatoon-born artist Zachari Logan ($20/$18 for members) creates a microscopic and intense view of the sometimes invisible and ignored parts of the world we inhabit.  Peering into cities and our place within them, the poet searches for meaning after the death of his father and reflects on his own experience growing up queer in a Prairie city. Shop now

Thelma A Life in Pictures by Amy Jo Ehman

“If you find something you love it’s so exciting. Your brain is a bowl of energy. It gives you such passion for life. That is the power of creativity.”
– Thelma Pepper

In this book by Amy Jo Ehman ($25/$22.50 for members), artist Thelma Pepper reflects on a century of life, love, passion and creativity as seen through the lens of her camera. Thelma: A Life in Pictures chronicles the late Saskatoon-based artist’s life, including her discovery of her own artistic nature late in life. In her poignant black and white photographs we glimpse hope and hardship and see how creativity can inspire human connection and transform lives.

$1 from each copy of Thelma: A Life in Pictures sold will be donated by the author to Remai Modern’s outreach programs. Shop now

Metalmorphose Bookmarks

Still love the feel and smell of an actual book? Keep your place in style with this 3D chrome bookmark ($12/$10.80 for members) from Metalmorphose. The store carries four different designs but we think the narwhal is as cute as it gets!  This is a great gift for any bookworm. Shop now

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The Fixie Pizza Cutter

Add a conversation piece to your kitchen with this unique pizza cutter ($30/$27 for members) shaped like a fancy fixie bike.  Its double-cutting wheels system makes it easy to slice your pizza. Plus, it includes a stand to convert it into a decorative piece when not in use.  This year’s model is designed with a stylish stardust pattern. Shop now

Modgy Luminary Lanterns

Modgy Luminary Lanterns ($19/$17 for members) set the mood in any space with the addition of water and water-activated, floating LED candles. These durable, plastic luminaries feature modern, graphic designs and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Modgy luminaries compliment elegant weddings, trendy dinner parties or relaxed patio gatherings and are also perfect for everyday living. Shop Now

Vagnbys Cool Carafe

Add flavour and flair to your water with the Vagnbys Cool Carafe ($75/$68 for members) water infusion vessel.  The removable, leak-proof silicone base features a stainless steel pick that showcases your fruit or veggies while gently infusing your water with the flavour of your choice. Shop now

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Alessi Tea Infuser

This whimsical tea infuser ($45/$40.50 for members) is designed by Michael Graves for Alessi. Graves was born in Indianapolis and taught architecture at Princeton.  His architectural works include the Portland Building and the Humana Building, the extension of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Newark Museum.  Working with a variety of materials such as stainless steel, glass, and plastic, Alessi’s mission is to reconcile art and industry, creating handcrafted objects produced with the help of machines. Shop Now

Be Magic Fruity Tea

Be Magic Fruity Tea ($17/$15 for members) is a delicious loose leaf tea composed of sea buckthorn, rooibos, raspberry leaf, rose hip, and foraged berries. Be Magic is a line of lifestyle products created by Chef Christie Peters of Primal Pasta in Saskatoon as a way to showcase some of her favourite things. The product line consists of tea blends, jam, and mustard. Be Magic focuses on using unique ingredients, all sustainably sourced, locally grown or foraged. Peters wants to remind people of the magic that surrounds us in the everyday through the experience of enjoying these carefully made goods. Shop now

Cecile Miller Mugs

These lovely mugs ($30/$27 for members) are made by Saskatoon artist Cecile Miller. Her work is decorated in high contrast black and white motifs. These mugs were created using a low fire white clay body with hand brushed underglazes, clear glaze, accented with scraffito/carving techniques. Miller’s work is influenced by her South Saskatchewan rural roots, 30 years in northern Saskatchewan, meditations, and travels to Asia. Her vessels are thin-walled, slab, or hand-built, with a contemporary cylindrical form.  Shop now

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Thank you for supporting Remai Modern’s Art & Design Store! Every purchase supports museum programs and help us keep art accessible for all! The physical store is open Wednesday through Sunday the online store is open 24/7 at remaimodern.org/shop.