You do not need to travel far to find some really interesting shopping in Queens. Almost every neighborhood has a museum with an awesome gift store located inside. We took a tour of all the museum gift stores in Queens so you can choose which to shop at for your gift giving needs. It is not always necessary to visit the museum in order to shop at their store, you can usually just tell the museum that you are shopping and they let you right in. Check out our picks below:
The Noguchi Musem
This Japanese sculpture oasis is located across from a Costco on the long stretch of Vernon Blvd. It is not only a great place to check out for some artistic peace and quiet but it also happens to have a Japanese inspired gift store with a good selection of books for adults and kids as well as some choice gift selections.
Cool Gift: The Brelli which is an umbrella designed to look like a Japanese parisol.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum
Jazz ledgend Louis Armstrong lived in Queens for most of his adult life and his home is perfectly preserved and in display in Corona. The gift store has a cool selection of musical gifts for adults and kids.
Cool Gift: Ambassadr of Jazz Box Set
MOMA PS1 Bookstore
Burried inside this school turned art museum is an eclectic collection of art books for adlts and children at PS 1.
Cool Gift: My Tattooed Dad Book
Musem of the Moving Image
Film buffs can enjoy this pop culture inspired gift shop with a great selection of kids toys books, and more. Depending on what is on display at the museum usually determines some of the gift shop selection. Right now Jim Henson toys are for sale.
Cool Gift: Metal Sesame Street Animal Lunchbox
Queens Museum of Art
The Queens Museum of Art has a cute gift shop featuring locally made goods and vintage items from the Worlds Fair.
Cool Gift: A vintage tin toy
New York Hall of Science
NYSCI may have the best gift shop for kids in the borough. Weather your kids are into science of just plain fun, this store is sure to have something unique for them. It is also a great place for interesting stocking stuffers and small gifts.
Cool Gift: Periodic Table of Texting Tee
King Manor House Museum
One of Queens’ several historically preserved houses has a gift shop that includes items that one would see in colonial Williamsburg.
Cool Gift: a quill pen
Queens Farm Museum Gift Store
The Queens Farm is one of the boroughs diamonds in the rough and it has a very loyal following if shoppers who travel here to buy everything from plants and farm fresh eggs to green gifts and hot coco.
Cool Gift: Sprout Eco Truck