While the first snow settles across campus and everyone scatters from their last class to head home for the holiday weekend, the WAM Shop staff is busy stocking and arranging new items preparing for the influx of holiday shoppers.
Enter you. Maybe you are looking for a small gift to bring to your weekend hostess, a house warmer for friends you’ll share your holiday with, or the perfect accessory for a snowy date.
WAM Collective has hand curated a thoughtful gift guide inspired by our own favorite items in the WAM shop, and the friends or family we buy gifts for every year. Consider it our gift to you!
The True Minnesotan
Beers, bikes, and beards alike. These are for the person in your life with “o”s straight out of Fargo, who faithfully listens to Prairie Home Companion, and makes the best hot dish in town, whether they still live in Minnesota or have moved far away.
For the never ending student in your life, always on the go and with a book in hand. Valeria Luiselli’s second novel “The Story of My Teeth” will remind them why they love to read and give them an excuse to do so for pleasure! Pair it with a nice notepad and pen to jot down their thoughts or a Duluth Pack backpack to bring it on the go.
Winter is coming and so are many days of wanting to stay in bed, draw a warm bath and brew a hot pot of tea. Help prepare your friends (or yourself!) with some super soft wool socks, a high quality tea set, or a candle that will transport anyone in the room to a place full of warmth and sun.
The Art Lover
For the person would spend everyday in art museum if it was possible. The avid art book collector who has new wall wall decor every time you stop by. Help them round out their collection with a hardcover artist book, or spice up their desk with some beautiful Helen Frankenthaler notecards.
The World Traveler
This winter WAM Shop is full of amazing products from small businesses and women owned companies that reflect the diverse countries represented in our feature show Pan American Modernism. Spice up your holidays with a funky statement piece by MUJUS, a jewelry company started by Peruvian Brooklynite Paola Delgado, or some papa rellena following the recipes Gastón Acurio wrote for”Peru the Cookbook”.
The Child at Heart
For the child at heart, or maybe just the friend with children, come bearing gifts for all. Made in South Mexico, Eleven Design studio’s twoolies are natural wool animals. Designed by Sindy Posso and Mayan artists, they modern concepts with ancestral native designs. These giraffes, sheep and llamas make great decoration pieces as well as fun toys for young animal lovers.
For the true granola that bikes through winter, or maybe just the avid recycler who rocks natural tones, fill a WAM canvas tote with a post-consumer DeComposition Book, a wood grain swell bottle that will keep their coffee hot and water cold, and a found antler bottle opener to crack open a bottle on the trail.
Arguably the best thing about the new year is starting a new planner, the WAM shop is full of beautiful planners with different organization structures to bring your list game to new heights. While you’re in pick up a pillowy Shirealeah scarf for your girlfriends and check one present off of your to-dos.