Creative Gifts For Arty Kids From MCA Store

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The festive season is almost upon us and we’re making our lists and checking them twice in pursuit of the perfect presents!

Just like no one paints the town red like good ol’ Saint Nick, no place does ‘arty’ quite like the MCA Store at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Australia. MCA Store has one of the coolest ranges of creative Christmas gifts this side of the North Pole, with fun products by Australian and international artists and designers (with some exciting MCA exclusives), Plus, every gift gives twice will all purchases supporting the future of the MCA.

MCA Store Holiday Shopping Weekend

Get 15% off in-store and online at MCA Store’s Holiday Shopping Weekend. It's happening from Friday 26 November to Sunday 28 November 2021*. On Monday 30 November, the shopping weekend continues online only. Yule be sorry if you miss it!

Here are some of the best creative Christmas gifts for arty kids from MCA Store including an exclusive Family Membership offer for ellaslist readers!

Toys, Games & Puzzles

The MCA Store Toys, Games & Puzzles creative gifts for arty kids
Games for Families, MCA Store, 2021. Photograph: Anna Kučera

MCA Store has a vivid collection of boredom-busting cards, games and puzzles for the whole family. This year, the simple but addictive dice game TENZI is proving very popular. You can create a fun festive frenzy at home on the big day!

More than Memory, MCA Store, 2021
More than Memory, MCA Store, 2021, photograph: Anna Kučera.

The exclusive More Than Memory, an MCA Store new addition, features 36 artworks by MCA Collection artist Shirley Purdie, with 72 beautifully printed cards and instructions for ten games and activities designed for art lovers of all ages.

Eco-conscious kids will love the challenge of the Climate Action Puzzle while super-sleuths can immerse themselves in multi-award winning logic game Mondrian Blocks.

Summer Reading

MCA Store Summer Reading
Kids’ Books, MCA Store, 2021, photograph: Anna Kučera.


Summer holidays call for a good read and MCA Store boasts a colourful library of kids books including Australian stories and art and drawing books to keep creative little imaginations inspired. We love Bodies Are Cool - a heart-warming, inclusive picture book that encourages the judgment-free celebration of every body shape and size.

Gifts To Get Arty

Sunprint Solar Art Kits combine art, science and fun to create a magical chemical reaction when exposed to light. Budding artists can create amazing white-on-blue prints using the miraculous power of the UV rays. 

The MoMA Smush Crayon is the only thing your child will need to create their own speckled masterpiece! Each Smush Crayon has been influenced by the colour palettes of some of the most renowned masters of modern art.

Quirky Gifts

If you appreciate a pun as much as you appreciate art, Chatty Feet Artist Socks will warm your heart and your toes with designs that include Frida Callus, Vincent Van Toe and Roy Lichtenstoe.

The Tin Toy range of collectible retro wind-up Tin Robots are beautifully detailed and presented in a graphic box, making a classic keepsake gift.

Get your Christmas shopping all wrapped up at the MCA Store!

MCA Family Membership

 A family at the MCA. Featuring: Mikala Dwyer , Square Cloud Compound (detail), 2010, installation view, MCA
​​​​​Family fun at the MCA, featuring Mikala Dwyer, Square Cloud Compound (detail),2010, installation view.

Want a gift that keeps giving? MCA Family Membership is perfect for art enthusiasts, with unlimited entry to ticketed exhibitions all year including Doug Aitken: New Era, plus exclusive events, discounted tickets, priority booking to family-friendly Member events and year-round discounts at MCA Store, MCA Cafe and Graze MCA.

Special Offer: Exclusive to ellaslist readers, the MCA is offering 3 months extra for the first 100 new members. Simply use the code MCAELLA when signing up online.**

To make sure your gifts arrive on time for Christmas, place online orders before Friday 10 December. Visit MCA Store for all delivery information.

* T&Cs apply. Excludes selected items and shipping. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers or applied to purchases in retrospect.
** T&Cs apply. Offer valid until 31 Dec 2021, for the first 100 new members.

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