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The Art & Design Store’s 2023 Holiday Season Gift Guide

This holiday season, the Art & Design Store is here to help you find the perfect gift. Whether the people on your list are artists at heart, little explorers, culture enthusiasts, or folks who cherish a cozy ambiance, our categories below offer something for everyone.

Feel good about shopping! The Art & Design Store focuses on working with local, Indigenous and sustainable artisans and makers. Plus, all purchases support art programs for people in our community. Explore our favourite items of the year to find the perfect present for that special someone (or something for yourself)!

Check out our online store for even more items in each category: Create, Play, Engage, Comfort and Adorn. Remai Modern members get 15% off all purchases – become a member to get your discount code by email.

Create – Sustainable items for the aspiring artist

SarahBeePottery: Artist Ceramic Paint Palette

SarahBeePottery is a collection of slow and intentionally made small-batch ceramics for artists, creatives and lovers of beautiful home goods. Each piece is made by hand in her home studio in Edmonton, AB.

  • Hand-carved and unique, ideal for watercolor and gouache
  • Dimensions: 7.5″ x 5″
  • Easy to clean, a perfect gift for budding artists


Little Larch Play Dough

Little Larch’s natural play Dough is handcrafted in Calgary, AB  using 100% non-toxic ingredients.  With no artificial dyes, fragrances and preservatives, their Dough is made with natural veggie dyes (like purple potato!) and essential oils approved for kids under five. Dough is packaged in a stand-up pouch with a resealable zipper, making it handy for travel & storage!

  • 100% non-toxic, made in Calgary
  • Encourages creativity in little hands


Beam Paints Children’s Set

Beam Paints was inspired by a multi-generational love of pigment, paint, colour and innovation. Beam Paints draws on her early education in Indigenous pigment and expands to include many paint traditions. A focus on high-quality pigment content creates sublime artist materials, with plastic-free packaging. 

  • Safe, handmade pigments, includes brushes and paper
  • Inspired by Indigenous traditions


Play: Ignite Imagination in Creative Kids

Beats to Go Activity Toy

Beats to Go musical toy includes a drum, a pair of drumsticks, washboard, cymbal and seven-key xylophone. Three legs on the underside provide stabilization so little ones can jam on without it wobbling away. Plus there’s a handle on the side for easy carrying and elastic straps underneath for storing drumsticks. Safe for ages 18 months and up.


Making Faces Magnetic Toy

Little ones will have a fun time making faces with this magnetic set. Features three magnetic boards for creating faces using the 31 punch out magnetic facial pieces. Kids can mix and match the pieces to replicate facial expression examples on the box or create their own. Bilingual, perfect for travel.


Frida Catlo Artsy Cats Puzzle

Mudpuppy’s Frida Catlo Artsy Cats Puzzle Tin features an illustrated feline portrait inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo. The 100-piece puzzle is cleverly packaged in a paint can tin, perfect for gifting, reuse, and storage.


Engage: Connect with the Culture of Saskatoon and Beyond

A Miserable Guide To Saskatoon 2 by Marc Rousseau

Marc Rousseau noticed some quirky things about Saskatoon when he moved to the city from California (even a few things about Remai Modern). In this sequel collection of comics, anecdotes and stories, readers can find plenty of laughs about Saskatoon’s favourite stories, inside jokes, and beloved quirks from the perspective of someone who calls it home.


Inuit Art Calendar 2024

The 2024 Inuit Art Calendar highlights 12 outstanding prints from previous years from Kinngait (Cape Dorset). The calendar measures 14” x 24”.


Meryl McMaster Bloodline – Exhibition Catalogue

Take home the stunning first monograph of Canadian Plains Cree artist Meryl McMaster. The publication looks back to McMaster’s past accomplishments and brings us up to date on her current explorations of family histories, in particular those of her Plains Cree female forebears from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in present-day Saskatchewan.


Comfort: Cozy and Relaxing Finds

River Reversible Eco-Friendly Blanket

This gorgeous blanket is sustainably made and a portion of all sales goes to support Water First, a non-profit working to help Indigenous communities gain clean drinking water. It’s perfect for family picnics, camping, getting cozy around the campfire and is made large enough for a queen size bed. The warm and luxurious wool/acrylic/polyester blend makes these blankets soft, yet washable. The trim adds a beautiful finish.


Hillary Simon Worobec Suncatchers

Hillary Simon-Worobec has designed and handcrafted this suncatcher exclusive to Remai Modern, inspired by Spinner Forest and Remai Modern’s architecture.


Mid-Century Modern Fireplace Incense Burner

This cone burner (can be used for incense or a candle) is inspired by a classic mid-century fireplace. Each ceramic incense burner is made by hand, and lends a zen-like vibe to your home decor. Measures approximately 4″ tall by 3″ wide. 

SpaceCraft Theory Incense burners are handmade in Saskatoon by Megan Macdonald.


Adorn: Stylish and Eco-Friendly Elegance

Pink Ceramic Flower Gold Accent Stud Earring

Handmade with ceramic clay, and topped with a shiny pink glaze and 22K gold accent, these flower studs are a pretty addition to any collection. Attached to stainless steel posts with silicone backs, these earrings are great for those with sensitive ears. Each individual stud measures approximately 0.35” x 0.23”.

Ellie Parker Ceramics are handmade in Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia and is a minority, woman-owned business. She uses her passion for colour and design to create unique, wearable art. Ellie pulls inspiration from life’s simple beauties. Each piece undergoes three separate kiln firings reaching maximum temperatures of 1200 C, meaning her pieces will stand the test of time.


Honey Willow Pony Bead Lanyard

Pony lanyards made with glass pony beads strung with imitation sinew come together to make a super durable, stunning, and affordable handmade lanyard.

Honey Constant-Inglis nitisîyikasôn, ninêhiyaw-iskwêw. pakitahwâkan-sâkahikanihk ochi niya. Honey Constant-Inglis (they/she) is a Plains Cree woman from Sturgeon Lake First Nation. She is an Indigenous archaeologist, artist, heritage educator, and advocate.


Bambu 7 Elements of Design Colour

This special collaboration between Bambu and the Art & Design Store is only available at Remai Modern. This line is based on the seven elements of design (line, shape, form, space, texture, value and colour). 

Bambu Designs is created by Saskatoon designer Nicole Hoffman and the pieces are made in Bali, Indonesia. These earrings are sterling silver or gold vermeil-plated and features a colourful, minimalist design.


There is so much more to explore in each category on our online store: Create, Play, Engage, Comfort, and Adorn. Don’t forget to add a Remai Modern membership to your cart and get 15% off all of your shopping. Happy holidays from the Art & Design Store!