The Culture Label website is a new venture which brings together products from over 60 cultural institutions and looks like a great first port of call when trying to source more unusual gifts. All the major museums, such as the Tate and the V&A are there but it also links to smaller museums from around the UK and culturally related retailers such as Thames and Hudson books, Tatty Devine jewellery and Beyond the Valley design goods.
The site enables you to browse through products and select your favourites, searching by using product areas, price or themes. For example, the items above are all found under the 'retro' tag: a Calder Elephant puzzle from the Tate, a Nelson clock from the Lighthouse in Glasgow and a Make Do and Mend book from the Imperial War Museum. When you want to buy, the site takes you through to the individual websites. It's a fantastic idea and hopefully the range of goods, retailers and themes for searching will continue to grow to make it a one stop shop for cultural gifts.