It’s getting to be that time of year—time for some holiday spirit seasoned with a pinch of shopping. Our recommendation: make a list of everyone who’s been nice, and reward them with something from The Wolfsonian’s Museum Shop. We’ve rounded up a selection of fun, affordable gifts, all $40 and under, to help you get started. You may not want to get the dictator erasers for your boss—but then again, you might. Bust-like erasers of Lenin, Stalin, and Marx ($4 each) are sculpted (so to speak) from artist-quality eraser material. Braun’s new (as of 2012) digital travel alarm clock ($40) offers an alternative to the perennially popular analog version. Compact and well-designed, we suspect that many of you will decide it’s too nice to use only while travelling. The aqua pouch speaker ($20) is a water-resistance smartphone/MP3 speaker that allows you to control your touchscreen devices from outside the pouch. That’s right, you can now play music or watch videos in the shower or at the beach (there’s a stand for hands-free viewing). You can even phone home while your smartphone is in the pouch by using the 3.5 mm earphone jack. Customers are loving the compact, eminently portable leather slip card case ($26)—with two slots to organize cards and crafted of two contrasting colors of leather, it’s an attractive, convenient way to carry credit cards and business cards. Finally, for those impossible-to-know-what-to-get-them types on your list, you can’t go wrong with a gift certificate to the Museum Shop. And there’s always the gift of a Wolfsonian membership , which you can procure online, from the comfort of your desk. For more information contact The Museum Shop at firstname.lastname@example.org  or 305.535.2680.
Dictator Erasers available in The Wolfsonian's Museum Shop.