The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City  is a museum that celebrates modern art and its Design Store reflects this very well! Combining inspiration from both timeless artworks and contemporary design, it offers a great range of objects for different tastes. In other words: it’s a great source for finding nice presents! It’s more fun if you can visit the museum’s shop yourselves, but if travelling to New York is not possible, there’a always the option of shopping online!

Here are some cool gift ideas for any special (or not so special) occasion from the MoMA Design Store:

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1. For the OCD friend who loves cooking as much he/she loves precision!

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The Obsessive Chef Cutting Board MoMA

Or should I say for the aspiring serial killer who wants to improve their chopping skills?

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The Obsessive Chef – $26

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2.For the one who loves tea, but is too elegant to use teabags!

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So classy you can even decorate it somewhere!

So classy you can even decorate it somewhere!

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Tea Forte Gold Tea Infuser – $30

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3.For your friend who loves candles, but whose feng shui perfect house can have no objects with sharp straight lines!

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Except for the candleholder, there's also a fruit bowl, a cake stand, a table lamp and a vase in the Loop series!

Except for the candleholder, there’s also a fruit bowl, a cake stand, a table lamp and a vase in the Loop series! Chi has never flowed more easily in a house!

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Loop Candelabra – $32

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4.For your colleague who loves all things flowery and colourful and whose taste is debatable!

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Ok! Ok! When you only reveal one month/flower at a time it's not so bad! It looks like this!

Ok! Ok! When you only reveal one month/flower at a time it’s not so bad! It looks like this!

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Flowers Calendar – $24.95

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Just make sure you accidentally forget to remove the price tag, because $24.95 for this?! Seriously?

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5.For your nephew/niece who’s moving into their own house, but can’t afford expensive homeware!

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Can't imagine what they'd look like with food in them though! But I'd buy them for sure!

Can’t imagine what they’d look like with food in them though! But I’d buy them for sure!

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Magritte plates – $16 each

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6.For your sister who’s trying to make her kitchen Pinterest-worthy and would buy anything useless, as long as it’s different!

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Because using a knife is too mainstream! Instructions in photos here!

Because using a knife is too mainstream! Instructions in photos here!

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Strawberry huller – $8

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7. For your flatmate who’s obsessed  with cleaning and gets frustrated when sanitising becomes challenging!

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The OCD part of me is still looking at this and its cleaning properties in disbelief!

The OCD part of me is still looking at this and its cleaning properties in disbelief!

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Beans Bottle Cleaning Sponge – $12

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8.For that cousin of yours, who’s not exactly famous for their good taste and you don’t wanna spend a fortune anyway!

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You can look for nicer earrings for gift or for yourself here!

You can look for nicer earrings for a gift or for yourself here!

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Zipper earrings – $12

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9.For the Papa Bear (friend/dad/partner/sugar daddy) in your house, who’s good with DIY.

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Or for that guy who's too concerned about his macho mannerisms to accept a teddy bear for a gift!

Or for that guy who’s too concerned about his macho mannerisms to accept a teddy bear for a gift!

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Papa Bear Screwdriver Set – $20

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10.For me! Don’t hesitate! My birthday is November 23rd! Thanks!

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My favourite item in the MoMA Design Store by far!

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It looks like a book when it's closed.

It looks like a book when it’s closed.

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Lumia Book Lamp MoMa

And it’s so impressive when you open it and use it as a lamp!

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Lumio Book Lamp – $198

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11.For your friend who just got their first office job!

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Trust me! They're heavier than they look!

Trust me! They’re heavier than they look!

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Architect’s Blueprint & Legal Paper paperweights – $36 each

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12.We all have that one friend who turns their head like the girl from the Exorcist, when you ask them to look at something discreetly. This creepy looking cat clock is for them!

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Yes, design lovers! I know it's a classic piece, an Americana classic etc, but I don't have to love it, do I?

Yes, design lovers! I know it’s a classic piece, an Americana representative etc, but I don’t have to love it, do I?

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Kit-Cat Clock – $50

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13.For this friend of yours, who could eat anything and nothing, however disgusting, can stop them!

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Despite their looks, these plates are not made of paper and they're not as light as they look!

Despite their looks, these plates are not made of paper and they’re not as light as they look!

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Ants plates – $20 for a set of 4

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14.For someone you don’t know very well and would rather go for something safe. Apparently they’re among the best selling items of the MoMA Design Store.

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I guess they're so popular because of their price. What do you think?

I guess they’re so popular because of their price. What do you think?

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Toast It Coasters – $10

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15.For your grandma or anyone whose vision is not 100%!

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Failure of the day!

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Do;t get me wrong! The idea is brilliant and I'd love to have it! But it just doesn't look that good in reality. And lets not even go to the practical aspect of it! Same with the matching candlestick; though that one's more practical!

Don’t get me wrong! The idea is brilliant and I’d love to have it! But it just doesn’t look that good in reality. And let’s not even go to the practical aspect of it! Same with the matching candlestick; though that one’s more practical! Choose the right one!

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Trace Vase – $36

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16.For anyone you know who’s into Van Gogh.

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If you know someone who likes the timeless Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting, then this one’s just right for them!

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Van Gogh Starry Night Umbrella

The left one is for the ones who like to show off their appreciation for art. The right one is for the ones who appreciate it genuinely and keep it to themselves (the top part is black).

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Starry Night Umbrella – $55

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Do you like museum shops?

Which one of the above design objects would make an excellent choice for a gift?

And which one would you buy for yourself!

Let me know in the Comments!