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Center for Puppetry Arts Holiday Gift Guide

December 5, 2016 11:47

The holidays will be here right before you know it, and if you’re stuck on gift ideas, have no fear—the Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Store has a wide selection of unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else. From puppet-making kits to limited-edition and collectible items to home goods, we have a gift for everyone on your list. Here’s your 2016 Center for Puppetry Arts holiday gift guide:

From Funko Pops to rare marionettes, here's what to get for the collector.


Inspire the love of puppetry early with these gifts for newborns.


Gift shopping doesn't have to break the bank. Here are a few things you can get for under $15.


After visiting the Center, create your own puppet show at home. Here's everything to get for the aspiring puppeteer in your life.


Book lovers will want to fill out their shelves with these fun items.


You may want to keep these home goods for yourself.


For the ultimate puppetry fan, consider a Gift Membership or Featured Creature.


Happy Holidays from the Center for Puppetry Arts!

Center for Puppetry Arts Gift Guide 2016: What to Get for the Home

December 5, 2016 11:05

The holidays will be here right before you know it, and if you’re stuck on gift ideas, have no fear—the Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Store has a wide selection of unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else. These items will add some fun to the home.

Check out the other 2016 gift guides here.

WHAT TO GET FOR THE HOME

Make chores fun with these dust mitts and dishwashing gloves from Fred. $12.95-$15.95.

Fred mitts and gloves

These Fred dinosaur chopsticks make it OK to play with your food. $7.50.

Dinosaur chopsticks

Stay hydrated and caffeinated with our selection of Star Wars and Sesame Street cups. From bamboo tumblers to oversized mugs to water bottles, we’ve got your drinkware covered. Prices vary.

Star Wars tumblers Sesame Street mugs

Center for Puppetry Arts Gift Guide 2016: What to Get for the Book Lover

December 5, 2016 10:42

The holidays will be here right before you know it, and if you’re stuck on gift ideas, have no fear—the Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Store has a wide selection of unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Here's what to get for the bibliophiles in your life.

Check out the other 2016 gift guides here.

WHAT TO GET FOR THE BOOK LOVER

Books! We’ve got a number of books in the store, including The Muppets Character Encyclopedia, Jim Henson: The Biography and Tales of a Sixth Grade Puppet. Prices vary. And you can keep your books in order with these alien, zombie or ape attack bookends. $26.95.

Books and bookends

Bring your favorite authors to life with Kyle Hilton’s Literary Paper Dolls. $12.95.

Literary Paper Dolls

Find some room on the shelf for these William Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe and Sigmund Freud figurines. $14.95 each.

Author figurines

Center for Puppetry Arts Gift Guide 2016: What to Get for an Aspiring Puppeteer

December 5, 2016 10:12

The holidays will be here right before you know it, and if you’re stuck on gift ideas, have no fear—the Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Store has a wide selection of unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else. If you or your kids want to try your hand at puppetry after a visit to the Center, we have a gifts for create your own puppet show at home.

Check out the other 2016 gift guides here.

WHAT TO GET FOR AN ASPIRING PUPPETEER

Puppets. From your favorite animals to some familiar characters (Muppets, Fraggle Rock, Lambchop, Cat in the Hat), we’ve got hand and finger puppets of all sizes to practice at home. Prices vary.

Hand puppets

Create-a-Puppet Kits. Love the Create-a-Puppet Workshop? Keep practicing at home with these Center for Puppetry Arts puppet-making kits. $6.00.

Create-a-Puppet kits

Thinking Kits Creative Hands Animal Paper Bag Puppets. Make your own animal bag puppets with this kit. $14.95.

Animal Paper Bag puppets

eeboo Play Masks. Each set comes with seven themed cardboard masks to practice with at home. $14.99.

eeboo Play Masks

Kikkerland Shadow Puppet Theater Set. Bring the magic of shadow puppetry to life with this fold-out set and mix-and-match puppet pieces. Supply your own light and you’re ready to perform! $17.50.

Shadow Puppet Theater Set

The Melissa & Doug Tabletop Puppet Theater even has a velvet curtain to complete you home theater. $55.95. Or you can take your puppet show on the road with the Kidoozie Pirate Den Play House or Pop-Up Theater Tent; each includes a carrying case for convenient transport. $32.95.

Tabletop puppet theater

Center for Puppetry Arts Gift Guide 2016: What to Get for Under $15

December 5, 2016 10:05

The holidays will be here right before you know it, and if you’re stuck on gift ideas, have no fear—the Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Store has a wide selection of unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else. We have plenty of items for shoppers on a budget, as well. Here's a sample of what you get for less than $15.

Check out the other 2016 gift guides here.

WHAT TO GET FOR UNDER $15

The image on this Mr. Rogers Sweater-Changing Mug changes to a cardigan when it meets hot liquid. $14.95.

Mr. Rogers mug

Learn about shadow puppetry with your morning coffee with the How-To Shadow Puppet Mug. $13.95.

Shadow Puppetry mug

See them in the museum, then grab the DVDs to watch your favorite characters at home. $10.95-$14.95.

DVDs

Create a claymation-like show with these Bendable Poseable Figurines: Gumby, Pokey, Homer Simpson, Wonder Woman and The Flash. $8.95.

Figurines

Center for Puppetry Arts Gift Guide 2016: What to Get for a New Parent

December 5, 2016 09:57

The holidays will be here right before you know it, and if you’re stuck on gift ideas, have no fear—the Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Store has a wide selection of unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Here are some fun items for newborns so they can learn to love puppetry early (we also have a number of items for toddlers).

Check out the other 2016 gift guides here.

WHAT TO GET FOR A NEW PARENT

These super-soft Kaloo Hand Puppets make play time (and nap time) cozy. Various colors and animals. $26.95.

Kaloo Hand Puppets

Soapsox Bath Scrubs and Sea Life Bath Buddies are fun AND functional. Various animal designs. $5.99-$14.99.

Bath scrubs

Bring storytime to life with these adorable Finger Puppet Books. Various animals. $6.99.

Finger Puppet Books

Center for Puppetry Arts Gift Guide 2016: What to Get for the Collector

December 5, 2016 09:50

The holidays will be here right before you know it, and if you’re stuck on gift ideas, have no fear—the Center for Puppetry Arts Museum Store has a wide selection of unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Here's a roundup of some of the rare, collectible and limited-edition items for sale in our shop.

Check out the other 2016 gift guides here.

WHAT TO GET FOR THE COLLECTOR

The Muppets Collectible Action Figures. Various characters. $29.95.

Muppet Action Figures

Limited Edition Alistair Cookie plush figure by Applause. $89.95.

Alistair Cookie

Dark Crystal collectible resin mini-busts: UrsKeks and SkekUng available. $150 each.

UrsKeks

SkekUng

Muppet figurines designed by Brazilian pop artist Romero Britto. Miss Piggy and Kermit available. $56.95 each.

Romero Britto Muppet figurines

Walt Disney Showcase Collection Minnie Marionette Ornament. $31.95.

Minnie Marionette

Rare Burmese marionettes. Various styles available. $59.95.

Burmese marionettes

Labyrinth Worm Slippers. $54.95. (See these in action here.)

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Don’t leave without completing your Funko Pop collection. We have Pops from Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Star Wars, Sesame Street and Nightmare Before Christmas. $11.95-$19.95.

Labyrinth Funko pops

Sesame Street Funko pops