We asked HoMA staff what Museum Shop items they’d like to see under their tree. This way you can find out what the Wei, Jared, Kim, Stephen or Lesa in your life might like, or, if things don’t go quite as planned, you know exactly who to blame!

Up your scarf game
The Museum Shop has a really nice collection of scarves (starting at $29.95) that I love. Plus they have 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf ($14.95) a book that teaches you all these different ways to wrap your scarf. Scarves make the perfect gift for moms, grandmas, or any classy lady who loves to layer up their clothes to add extra flair and color. The combo of the book and scarf is perfect for a younger lady who hasn’t yet experimented with accessorizing her wardrobe with scarves, or anyone really who wants a new way to wear something they already have in their closet.—Weijun Robertson, director of finance


Let’s talk socks
The sushi socks ($15.95-$24.95) are pretty awesome—they’re a gift that you can get for just about any person on your list and know that they’re going to remember you when they wear them. The price is right, so I think I’d get a pair for myself as well, they’re that cool. My favorites are probably the tako (octopus) and the maguro (tuna) socks…my mouth is watering just talking about them. The donut socks ($15.95) are fun too. The pink frosting with sprinkles is great for anyone you know who’s a Simpsons fan, but I’m more of a savory than sweet person, so I gravitate toward the sushi socks. Then again, now I’m kind of hungry for doughnuts. —Jared Stone, art director

As you can see, Jared is pretty stoked on these maguro socks

Art enlightenment
Do you look at Tracy Emin’s installation My Bed—which is literally the British artist’s bed, unmade and garnished with used pantyhose—and snort? Artist and Chinese art expert and collector Hugh Moss has thought a lot about art—and the theories we use to explain it—and come up with his own theories to act as “tools to help us judge the difference between the banal and the sage, which will take confusion out of both modern art fare and the modern art fair.” In his slim volume The Art of Understanding Art, with Brit wit, Boss infuses Western-centric art theory with Chinese philosophy, to create pearls such as “To the western mind, something was either abstract or not; the Chinese mind saw no reason why it shouldn’t be both at the same time.” A great little something for the thinking art lover in your life.—Lesa Griffith, director of communications

Tutuvi to me
I’ve been eyeing this Tutuvi piece ($38) every time I pass the shop. Well, let’s be honest, I’m eyeing all the Tutuvi pieces every time I pass the shop. Her prints are iconic here, and she’s always had a lot of fun with her use of color, but this print in particular has been speaking to me—I think because of the Warhol-esque vibe it’s giving. The piece is designed as a table runner, but I think paired with the obi hanger ($24.95) it would look lovely hanging on a wall.—Kim Hutchison, manager, visitor services

Shameless plug
For very selfish reasons, I would recommend Shunga: Stages of Desire ($75) by curator of Asian art Shawn Eichman and myself. It’s a wonderful gift for you and your special somebody—or, if the case may be, your special somebodies—to look at while relaxing in front of the fireplace. Hopefully it will make your holidays all the merrier.—Stephen Salel, Robert F. Lange Foundation curator of Japanese Art