‘Tis the Season for Unique Gifts

 

Great gifts feel good to give and to receive. What better way to spark joy than to find a clever, curious, and/or beautiful gift for your favorite person (or even yourself). Stand out this holiday season by giving unique gifts. We’ve assembled items in our roundup below that you’ll wish you would receive.

Little Geniuses

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Aww worthy gifts that the little ones are sure to love.

1. Baby Elements Onesie, $14.95
2. Fiona Walker England Unicorn Head, $165.00
3. The Community Cloth Handknit Hat, $36.00
4. The Human Infant Project Book, $24.99
5. Uncle Goose Braille Alphabet Blocks, $42.00
6. Baby Armadillo Plush, $19.95
7. 20” Triceratops, $125.00

Neckline Subtleties

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Dainty necklaces are the perfect everyday necklace and versatile enough for layering. Sometimes a little sparkle goes a long way.
1. Ginette N Y Malachite Diamond 18kt Rose Gold Charm Necklace, $1050.00
2. Zoe Chicco Diamond Curved Bar Necklace, $650.00
3. Melissa Joy Manning Herkimer Quartz 14kt Gold Necklace, $300.00
4. Rebecca Lankford Love White Sapphire Rose Gold Necklace, $340.00
5. Dinny Hall Bamboo Oval Pendant, 22kt Gold Vermeil, $240.00

Quirky Under $150

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Practical home décor items that give that whimsical touch to any home.

1. Radiant Relics Cushion – X-Ray Skull Profile, $40.00
2. Periodic Barware, $9.95
3. Gummy Bear Red, Anatomically Correct – Limited Edition, $44.95
4. Alligator Bookends, $80.00
5. Duck Mirror, $99.99
6. Unicorn Skull Bell Jar Ring Holder, $80.00
7. Ice Dwarf Art Glass, $135.00
8. Heart of Gold – Metallic Plush, $24.95
9. Light Up Newton’s Cradle, $39.95

 

Make a Statement

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A dazzling piece can make a huge statement long after it is unwrapped.

1. Alexis Bittar Tribal City Crystal Encrusted Figurine Cuff, $495.00
2. Vilawain Iridescent Broken Chandelier Bead Necklace, $950.00
3. Eddie Borgo Europa Black Lace Agate Statement Earrings, $450.00
4. Rebecca Lankford For H.M.N.S Rose Quartz Butterfly Ring, $890.00
5. Julie Cohn Designs Eclipse Sapphire Ponyhair Bracelet, $395.00

 

Natural Habitat in Color

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Timeless natural specimens are the eye catching gifts you’re looking for. Truly one of a kind natural works of art.

1. Variety In Motion Butterfly Display, $660.00
2. Bottle Stopper, Natural Stone $29.95 each
3. Amethyst Specimen, $495.00
4. Lapis Gemstone Box, $3,995.00
5. Dugway Druzy Agate Geode Bookends, $295.00
6. Citrine Specimen, Brazil, $695.00

As usual feel good about shopping knowing that 100 percent of museum store proceeds benefits HMNS’s educational programs!

Looking for even more gift guidance? Peruse our 2016 Holiday Shopping Guide “The Thrill of the Hunt”, check out our Pinterest where we have additional mini guides. Don’t forget our social media; Instagram and Twitter where we feature our products daily.

Happy Shopping!

Give Back and Help the Scientists of Tomorrow #GivingTuesday

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At HMNS, our love of learning is evident in everything we do. We provide education programs for ALL age groups, from interactive labs for students to world-class exhibit halls to phenomenal films in our Burke Baker Planetarium and Wortham Giant Screen Theatre. Help us inspire philanthropy and encourage charitable giving during the holiday season by showing your support for HMNS. Your gift will play a pivotal role in introducing our 500,000 annual student visitors to the wonders of science and the awe of our natural world.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Help HMNS reach its  Giving Tuesday fundraising goal of $10,000!

You can be part of #GivingTuesday by showing your support of the Houston Museum of Natural Science! Make your gift of any size, then be sure to share your participation on Facebook and Twitter, using #GivingTuesday and #HMNS hashtags.

  1. Donate Today!
  2. Share #GivingTuesday and #HMNS on social media!
  3. Tell your network why you supported HMNS this Giving Tuesday! Download the #UNselfie form.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: How will the money be used?

A: Unless otherwise instructed by the donor, all Giving Tuesday donations will be directed to the Museum’s Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is the heart of the Museum’s fundraising efforts and provides for the basic needs of the institution.

Q: Are gifts tax-deductible?

A: The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

If you have any additional questions about Giving Tuesday or giving in general, please contact us at 713.639.4629 or development@hmns.org.

Thank you so much for your participation in #GivingTuesday. Every dollar makes a difference!

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity. Giving Tuesday uses the power of social media to inspire people give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. #GivingTuesday!

Our New Holiday Shopping Guide is Here!

On the hunt for that perfect gift for the science lovers on your list? Let HMNS’s Museum Store help you out. View our Holiday Gift Guide for inspiration or browse our store. From a dino plush for your little scientist to pi plates for the chef or a periodic collar for the canine in your life, there’s something for everyone!

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Make the Holidays Merry and Bright With Your Very Own Jingle Tree!

_kjr3238The holiday season is a magical time – make it even more so at HMNS at Sugar Land with one of Fort Bend’s most anticipated holiday traditions! Jingle Tree features a showcase of beautifully decorated trees that are up for bid in a six-day long, online silent auction. Our special touch? The trees are sponsored and decorated by Fort Bend designers, museum supporters, local celebrities and artistic visionaries! 

Jingle Tree is a festive way to support HMNS at Sugar Land’s mission of science education while helping provide science enrichment to local underserved populations. We hope this annual event will continue to be an integral part of your holiday season! 

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Bubbles, Bites and Belles – Holiday Coffee
Tuesday November 15 | 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Tickets $35

This fabulous private event will allow you to see the trees up close and perhaps even “pre-buy” the one you fall in love with! Indulge in bubbly mimosas and delicious bites, or add to the fun at Santa’s Little Helpers coffee bar, where you can purchase festive holiday drinks. Enjoy the museum and socialize with old friends or make new ones at our holiday coffee!

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Jingle, Jingle, Mix ‘n Mingle – Happy Hour & Auction Close
Thursday November 17 | 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Tickets $50

Bring your friends for an evening of tree viewing, on-line bidding, a fabulous live auction, unique raffle items and delectable food. Enjoy our complimentary signature cocktail, the Jingle Jangle, or visit the cash bar for your drink of choice. It’s your final chance to bring home your favorite tree! All bids close that evening at 8:15 pm, you won’t want to miss it!

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Jingle Tree is a festive way to support HMNS at Sugar Land’s mission of science education, while helping provide science enrichment to local underserved populations. Our local museum lets visitors see how intriguing and FUN science can be! We hope you’ll join our list of science education champions!

We are very grateful for our generous sponsors who made the Jingle Tree events possible. 

So many people have dedicated their time and effort to make Jingle Tree possible. We wholeheartedly thank these leaders.

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