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To do your Holiday Shopping at SOHO

Where can you do your holiday shopping in a historic setting, avoid the overcrowded malls, and get a 10% discount on everything you buy? Why, the SOHO Museum Shop of course!

Youngsters of all ages will love our huge selection of historic toys. Create an heirloom to be passed on with our beautiful wooden ABC Nursery Blocks, Kolor Dot Dominoes, and Marbles & Blocks. Surprise a child with the delight that can only come from playing with an old fashioned, no-batteries-required toy like the 1876 Centennial Baseball Game, nineteenth century style dolls, the Game of Graces, or a 13-piece Fiesta style pottery Children's Tea Set. Baby Boomers will get a kick out of our line of replica tin robots and race cars, as well as the ultimate collectors toy, an exact replica of the first teddy bear made by the original maker, Stieff.

Delight your friends and family with favorite toys of the past: clay marbles, pewter jacks, even paddle balls, and we have a great assortment of tin box games, such as Fish Pond, the Great Railroad Game, and the Woods Are Full of Them. The finest card games are available too, such as F.G. & Co.'s reproduction card games, including Ship's Cargo, the Cinderella Game, the Cottage of Content, and the Maid of Orleans. These smaller games make great stocking stuffers, and if you are looking for terrific stockings, we have those too.

In addition to special Christmas books like the Artful Christmas and A Christmas Carol, we carry the complete collections of Andrew Lang's colorful Fairy Books and L. Frank Baum's ever popular Oz Books, sure to bring hours of enjoyment to readers young and old. Our book room is jam-packed with titles covering a variety of subject matter. Of course the SOHO Museum Shop is the best place in San Diego to find your historic architecture and home restoration books, we also have wonderful books on early San Diego and California history. You can always find a few classics by Mark Twain or Jane Austen, or pick up back issues of magazines, such as True West, American Bungalow, and Atomic Ranch, which make great stocking stuffers. SOHO's is the only shop that does not charge extra for these collectible back issues.

Fans of Modernism will appreciate our kitschy mid-century style ornaments, but if it's Victoriana you're after, we can outfit your nineteenth century tree as well. We even have "Bah Humbug" stocking ornaments complete with a lump of coal for the Scrooge on your list. And this year the Mexicana ornaments will be hard to resist for display year round.

Ladies on your list always love jewelry, and we've got it: Victorian, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, and Spanish Colonial. For the man, flask, tie tacks, shaving brushes, mugs, and soap are just a few items that he would enjoy receiving this holiday season.

The SOHO Museum Shop always carries a gallery-full of framed art prints. From classic Gibson and Erté to regional 40's travel advertisements, you can find something to suit any room and design theme, these make a particularly nice gift.

For those gift-giving occasions that require only a fine bottle of wine or other spirits we have bottle and other gift bags that are so lovely they are a gift in themselves.

So, why shop elsewhere this season? At the SOHO Museum Shop you will find a unique and quality gift and at the same time know that money spent goes toward one of your favorite causes, historic preservation of your own community. It makes sense to do your holiday shopping at SOHO. Remember to bring your membership card to take advantage of your member discount.

2005 - Volume 36, Issue 4

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