Not rich? No problem. Hints on gifts for art lovers that real people can afford

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Don’t be bummed that you can’t buy a Memling for your beloved this Christmas.  This week, our art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, who spends the rest of the year reviewing art, clues us in to some art you can buy.  Really!

Hillbrand eye pillows from Ooga Booga, $30
Hillbrand eye pillows from Ooga Booga, $30

There’s always the gift that lasts a year or more–of a museum membership.  And with dozens of museums in the southern California area to choose from, nothing can say “I love you AND the arts” more than that.

Except, perhaps, an arts license plate.  The state is making it easier than ever to give the gift of an arts-themed license plate.  Fees go to support arts programs in schools that have otherwise been slashed to smithereens.  So if you want to give a gift that keeps giving and that has cascading effects, sign up now.

Map blocks, SMMoA, $110
Map blocks, SMMoA, $110

For Hunter’s complete list, from where to find a David Sedaris-designed snow globe to an artistic depiction of Lisa, Bart and Homer Simpson showing off their literary chops, listen to her here: