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- Nektar de Stagni Pearl Pendant Necklace, $455 at The Whitney
- Make Skateboard Deck by Eduardo Sarabia, $135 at The Guggenheim
- Himalayan Salt Lamp, $14.99 at The Museum of Natural History
- Sailing Ship Kite, $40 at The Brooklyn Musuem
- Gold Plated Poison Ring, $59.99 at The Museum of Natural History
- Reality Coil Rope Vase, $78 at The Whitney
- John Baldessari Beach Towel, $95 at The Whitney
- Fake Roley by Shelter Serra, $40 at The Guggenheim
- Italian Futurism Exhibition Tote Bag, $30 at The Guggenheim
- @earlboykins Yoga Mat, $80 at The Guggenheim
- Dzama Sad Ghost Salt and Pepper Shakers, $125 at The Whitney b>
- Banana Bowl, $175 at The Brooklyn Musuem
- John Kostick Bronze Star, $22 at The Noguchi Museum
- Mummy Flash Drive, $24.95 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Hell, Yes! Mug, $16 at The New Museum
- Cypriot Rock Crystal Earrings, $130 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Concrete Fruit Planter, $22 at MoMA
- Uniqlo Jackson Pollock White Splatter T-Shirt, $19.90 at MoMA
- Paint Tube Case, $24 at MoMA
- Eames Hang It All Coat Rack, $199 at MoMA
Even the best museums can have semi-disappointing gift shops. Think magnets of Monet's "Water Lilies," snoozy tote bags, and loads of jewelry featuring clay beads and hammered-wire spirals. But hiding behind the racks of postcards and embroidered eyeglass cases are some true gems, like Nektar de Stagni's emoji pearl necklace (at The Whitney) and concrete planters shaped like avocados (from the MoMA).
So, if the weekend dilemma of, "Should I check out the Italian Futurism exhibit at the Guggenheim, or…should I go shopping?" is a familiar one, here are some of our favorite ways to do both.