Stuck for ideas this Christmas? Take a detour from the bustling high street and drop into the Tate Liverpool shop for a wide range of quirky and imaginative gifts for your loved ones. Whilst enjoying a picturesque view over the Albert Dock, browse through our extensive range of art books and unique gift solutions for all the family; from limited edition artist-designed items to fun games and books for little ones.

Exclusive merchandise for Christmas 2009

Renowned British artist and Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry is famous for textiles and ceramic vases decorated with unconventional and amusing imagery. Chronicling the history of modern art in his eclectic style, Perry has designed a silk scarf exclusively for Tate – a must-have for any contemporary art lover (£60).

Tate Liverpool has introduced new lines to its popular range by cult jewellery label Tatty Devine, with designs taking the ‘art school’ theme of mannequins and rulers. All Tatty Devine items are presented in a special gift box (from £17.50).

The Tate shop has great value kid-friendly gift ideas, including the new ‘Art to Go’ range of colouring pencils and paints suitable for little hands, complete with a hard wearing wipe clean presentation box (£5/£7.50). Kids can make a fun statement with a ‘Future Artist’ logo t-shirt, designed by witty illustration specialists RUDE (from £16.50)

Designer and illustrator Alice Melvin creates retro items for kids and grown-ups alike. For Christmas the Tate Liverpool shop will be stocking a number of items from her range including the charming ‘Owl’ tote bag (£10).  All items stocked in the Tate Liverpool shop are available online. Browse before you buy at

Tate Membership – A perfect gift for culture vultures

With an exciting programme lined up for 2010, including the hotly anticipated Tate Liverpool exhibition Picasso: Peace and Freedom, there has never been a better time to give someone the gift of Tate Membership. From only £50 a year your gift will help Tate continue to present the very best modern and contemporary art whilst giving your loved one special benefits including free entry into exhibitions at all four Tate sites and discounts at the Tate shop and café. For a £5 supplement a Tate Liverpool ‘extra’ can be added to your package to include an additional card which admits two guests and up to 6 children, as well as invitations to Liverpool private view events. For more information or to buy someone the gift of Tate Membership visit the gallery or

Tate Liverpool Cafe - Decorate your own “Go Penguin”

While in Tate Liverpool stocking up on your festive treats, why not recharge at the Café and pick up a gingerbread penguin to decorate as part of Liverpool’s “Go Penguins” festival.  From mid November kids can decorate their gingerbread penguin with their own design using icing and sweets for just £1.25.


For further information please contact Tate Press Office:Call + 44 (0)20 7887 8730 / 4939 / 4906 Email 20 John Islip Street MillbankLondon SW1P 4RG