Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Gifts from the Museum Shop for Father's Day

(Come in or call and mention this blog post for 10% off your Father’s Day gifts!!)

Father’s Day is fast approaching, but sometimes it can be challenging to find that perfect gift for your dad. Here at the Tenement Museum we’ve got some great ideas for presents that will please any father, from a die-hard sports fan to a history fanatic to a music lover.

A lot of dads are huge baseball fans, and as the season is in full swing, the timing is perfect to get him a baseball. We sell two different styles here at the Shop. The first highlights famous American ballparks, while the second features a map of New York City’s major monuments. Pick up either design for just $20.

For the father who spends his day watching the History Channel, this gift is the pinnacle of New York food history. The famous Greek “we are happy to serve you” cup, found in delicatessens all over the city, is now available as a ceramic mug. The designer of the cup, Leslie Buck, was a Holocaust survivor and immigrated to the United States with his brother. After its initial release in the 1960s, the cup was an instant hit and has become the icon of the New York deli. The ceramic version still feels like the original cup because it doesn’t have a handle, like most mugs do. There is another benefit, too—you can help you dad go green because unlike the real cup, this one's reusable. You can have this mug for $12.95.

Maybe your dad loves sports and history. We’ve got something for him as well! We have a variety of compilation historical newspapers that celebrate different sports groups, including the greatest moments in history for the Superbowl, the Jets, the Mets, and the New York Giants. Also available are newspaper compilations featuring President John F. Kennedy, Elvis, and Woodstock. These are available at $12.95 each.

If your dad would rather groove to some jazz music than play baseball in the backyard, might I recommend a CD? We have three different CDs compiled by the Metropolitan Museum of Art that feature artists such as Duke Ellington, Judy Garland, Count Basie, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Liza Minelli, Louis Armstrong and Lena Horne. Each CD costs $17.95.

Come swing by our shop, located at 108 Orchard Street at Delancey, or call 212-982-8420 to place an order for these or any of our other items. We can ship nationwide. Remember to mention this blog to receive 10% off your order!

- Posted by Devin


  1. This is a great post! I've never seen a museum blog advertise options for a gift giving occasion. Thanks for the ideas :)

  2. Cool! I never try to make a gift museum before. Thanks for sharing this post. I will try to make something like that this weekend.



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