Christmas Gifting with Curating Cambridge: Gift Guide 2020

Curating Cambridge is the place to find gifts for every budget and every interest.

£10 and under

       White face mask with beetle motifs from the Museum of Zoology in Cambridge  Green face mask with floral design, inspired by The Bridesmaid by Millais. From the collection of The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.   Face mask with triangle pattern inspired by Christopher Wood. From the collection of Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.

The essential fashion item for 2020, face masks have gone from simple necessity to stylish accessory. Curating Cambridge has a fantastic range of highly comfortable face coverings inspired by artworks and exhibits from The Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle’s Yard, and the Museum of Zoology. Perfect stocking fillers. £7                                                     

Enamel flaming heart pin badge on card backer, Russian theatrical illustration. From Cambridge University Library.


A Curating Cambridge exclusive. Flaming heart enamel pin badge from Konstantin SomovIllustration for Theatre (1909), from the collection of Cambridge University Library. £8   



Cambridge Colouring Book



Cambridge Colouring Book. 32 pages of our unique city’s most iconic landmarks to colour in and decorate. £6

£10 - £30

The cold wintry days between Christmas and New Year are perfect for cosying up inside with a hot drink and a jigsaw puzzle. As jigsaw obsessives at Curating Cambridge, we understand the appeal of a gorgeous yet challenging image and the satisfaction of pressing those pieces into place. Browse our selection of puzzles to find masterpieces by artists including Degas and Millais, scenes from Cambridge University Botanic Garden, and more. £20

                      1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, Still Life with Lobster


A Village Festival by Brughel the Younger, socks

Socks inspired by favourite paintings from The Fitzwilliam Museum. £12.99

A Village Festival by Pieter Brughel the Younger

Entree du Port by Signac, socks


Entree du Port, Portrieux by Paul Signac



35cl bottles of gin, #keepyourdistance, Fitzwilliam Masterpieces 2020 Edition masked portrairts range


Fitzwilliam Masterpieces 2020 Edition comes to the world of gin! Two portraits from this year’s hit collection now adorn the bottles of a delicious artisan London dry gin. Always a popular gift. £19.99 per bottle



Glass worktop saver, Mrs Beeton meat illustrations. From Cambridge University Library.


Glass worktop saver with an illustration of meat platters from Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, from the collection of Cambridge University Library. £21




  £30 and above

      Cushion with John Stevens Henslow Fontinalis botanical illustration. From the Whipple Museum.  Cushion with Adiantum Amoenum botanical illustration by John Stevens Henslow. From the Whipple Museum.Cushion with Tayloria botanical illustration by John Stevens Henslow. From the Whipple Museum.

Our new range of cushions is just the thing for those on the hunt for something a little bit different… taken from the teaching charts of Professor of Botany John Stevens Henslow, these exuberant images evoke the world of vintage science-fiction. From the collection of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. £35


Silk and wool mix stole with yellow and red tulips design on black. From the work of Nicolas Robert in The Fitzwilliam Museum.

For a really indulgent gift this Christmas, look no further than this stunning stole decorated with tulips from the floral studies of Nicholas Robert. The carefully balanced blend of wool and silk gives the scarf a wonderfully soft and luxurious feel, with the contrast of colours providing a contemporary twist on Robert’s classic work. A very special gift. £70




GR Pro secateurs £95