— by Destiny Anderson, Social Media Coordinator
A small, pink plushie cat with its arm raised. Its tag says, "Hi! I'm Rose!"

After a challenging year, it’s important to show your loved ones how much you care in your own special way. If their holiday stockings need a bit more oomph or there’s just one more empty spot under the tree, consider shopping handmade and original gifts in The Art Shop at Moore. Skip the shipping—orders placed online can still be nabbed up with a no-contact pick-up through December 23.

This week, we’re highlighting touching gifts that will make them smile, whether for their whimsical nature or heartfelt sentiment. Scroll down for works made by Moore alumni and current students! 

Raquel Algarin: Color For the Culture: A Coloring Book

“Color for the Culture: A Coloring Book” includes 49 pages of drawings featuring Algarin’s children as well as children of relatives and those of neighbors and friends.

Samantha Bryant: Blue Jellyfish Catnip Toy

Delight your cat with a new catnip toy! This felt toy is 5" x 2 1/2" x 1/2".

Kim Casper: The Commitment Bracelet

This bracelet is a simple fun way to remind yourself of a commitment you want to make and keep. Made of recycled leather, leather cord, and metal grommet. (Photo by Fiona O'Sullivan '19)

Alison Castaldo: Pink Cats - Rose and Peach, soft sculpture plushies

Bring home this cuddly new friend! Made with love using textured knit fabric with cotton ears, filled with non-allergenic polyester fiberfill.

Cynthia Hardwicke: Cat and Dog Ornaments, wood cutout

Represent your trusty companions on your tree this year with a laser-cut wood ornament, available in light, medium and dark wood tones. 3" high x 1 3/4" wide.

Shalaya Holliday: Mini Chefs Cookbook by Shalaya Holliday

Have an aspiring little chef in your life? Get cooking with simple recipes for all times of day.

Lydia Knopp: Map of Philadelphia necklace

Home is where the heart is. Keep Philadelphia close to your heart with a laser-cut wooden pendant!

Holly Smith: Not My Cup of Tea, greeting card

Furry friends—can't live with 'em, but can't live without 'em! Send this card to the fellow animal lovers on your mailing list.

Kate VanVliet: 25 Cats Name Sam, 5 different unframed versions

Twenty-five etchings of Sam the cat in simple line drawing, hand-painted with gouache, after the Andy Warhol artist book of the same name. Each one is signed and numbered! (Photo by Noëlle Small '20.)

Lisa A. Weir: Monster Memory Game

"Oh Those Monsters: Memory Game" is a matching card game that can be played with up to 4 players or alone. Printed in full color on both sides and gloss-coated for durability.