Giving the gift of art can be tricky. Art by nature is subjective, and sometimes there’s no accounting for taste. It helps that our own Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and its gift store is regarded as one of the best in the world. From jewellery to games to silk scarves, The MCA Store is full of creative gift ideas, from Australian artists and international artists and designers, and some exclusive to the MCA.

We share five artful gifts you won’t find anywhere else.

Injalak Arts earrings

Injalak Arts is not-for-profit arts centre in Gunbalanya, just west of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The Aboriginal-owned, charitable organisation helps nurture and promote the traditional art and cultural expression of over 200 artists and weavers living in remote communities.

If you browse the MCA Store website you’ll see the wide range of hand-woven earrings (known as “Kunkanemkenh”), each individually crafted by a weaver from the arts centre. Made from pandanus leaves, the earrings are coloured with local organic plant-based dyes and fitted with sterling silver hooks. Each piece of jewellery is absolutely one of a kind and tells a story of connection to country. Price: $75-$130

Andy Warhol memory game

Fun for the whole pop-art loving family. A modern-art take on a classic game, this Andy Warhol memory game tests competitors’ recall of Warhol’s famous Campbell’s soup can designs. There are 20 cards (10 pairs) in authentic, vibrant Warhol colours printed on high quality card, making it a perfect (and very cool) diversion for a dinner party or camping trip. Price: $43.95

Tantri Mustika ceramics

Melbourne ceramicist Tantri Mustika creates hand-stained, marbled clays with a gloss finish in small batches, making each piece unique. Putting a new spin on the traditional terrazzo technique, Mustika’s striking creations feature cross-sections exposing polished stone embedded in clay (imagine a lolly cake), giving the artworks a geological and organic feel. Inspired by nature, the pieces are all unique, and diverse enough to suit any home interior space, and range from vases, vessels, planters and dishes to sculptural designs. Price: from $110

Jakayu Biljabu One of Twelve silk scarf

Acclaimed Manyjilyjarra artist Jakayu Biljabu’s stunning artwork, “Parnngurr Area” is immortalised on a truly beautiful silk satin scarf. Parnngurr is an area in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, traditional land of the Martu people. The electrifying work relates to the landscape surrounding the Martu community of Parnngurr in the Eastern Pilbara. Significant sites Yalpu, Wangkakarlu, Parnkurrl and Kurran Kurran are depicted – water sources that were crucial to the survival of Biljabu and her family during pujiman.

The scarf comes in a giftbox, with an artist’s card, detailing a history of Bijabu’s work and practice. It’s presented by One of Twelve, an organisation that works with First Nation arts centres to showcase the work of artists by reproducing artwork on high quality silk scarves and ties. Price: $220

Doug Aitken: New Era exhibition catalogue

Released to coincide with American artist Doug Aitken’s first Australian solo exhibition at MCA, this handsome hardcover book edited by exhibition curator Rachel Kent explores the breadth of Aitken’s artistic career, as well as his current show, New Era (at MCA until 6 February 2022).

Aitken is known for boundary-pushing video installations, sound experiments, and site-specific projects that often blend modern art with architecture. The book showcases some of his notable projects, image plates, and features in-depth interviews with the artist. While the book can’t replicate Aitken’s stunning soundscapes, it takes you into a vast kaleidoscope of imagery, the perfect accompaniment to his typically ambitious survey exhibition at MCA. Price: $70

See all these items and more on the MCA Store. Note: both in-store and online shoppers receive 15 percent off every purchase between Friday 26 November – Sunday 28 November (and continuing to Monday 30 November for online customers only).

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with MCA.