7 Salvador Dali Gift Ideas As Cool and Unique as the Artist!
Looking for some unique Salvador Dali gift ideas that are as quirky as the artist was? Well you’ve come to the right place, as a fan who has every piece of memorabilia possible!
I got to visit the Salvador Dali Museum once in St. Petersburg, Florida….(I believe it was the late 90s), not only is the work awe-inspiring, a trip wouldn’t have been complete without a stop by the gift shop too!
Unlike some artists like van Gogh whose work was unappreciated (while he was in the flesh, anyway…this gift list proves otherwise!) Dali got to enjoy fame and fortune in his lifetime.
So whether you’re a fan of the famous melting clocks (the most iconic image of them all), the mustache, or the all-around genius art I have some awesome gifts to show you!
This Salvador Dali Tote Is Just Like the One I Owned…
I used to have a tote bag with one of Dali’s works screenprinted on both sides. The tote bag practically made ME famous – as it was so unique no one else had one like it. It had red handles and think the work was that of the elephants and swans.
These days if I ever run into one of my teachers again, he’ll probably say I was the girl who had the Salvador Dali bag with her, hehehe….
While I didn’t find a bag like the one I had, I did see this one. It’s roomy enough for all your belongings, and it’ll be an awesome icebreaker, too!
T-shirts with Iconic Dali Art and Quotes
You know the saying… been there, done that, got the tshirt…I literally DID get a Dali tshirt from the St Petersburg museum – it was black with bold white and green letters sharing one of his most famous quotes “The big difference in myself and a madman is that I am not mad”
While I didn’t see one exactly like that one, I did find a few I would definitely buy for the Dali art fan. Most come in men’s , ladies, and unisex sizes too.
Funny, Inspiring and Surreal Dali Mugs
I love this one I found here with “Labrador Dali”. Works on two levels – it’s funny , unique and most Dali fans won’t have something like this in their collection! Also came across some with printed repros of some of his most famous artworks, and most remembered quotes as well.
We fans happen to be able to understand or relate to these quotes too, and we’re pretty quirky ourselves! In my search at first the title “Dali Lama” came up and then I was like WHAT? (referring to the spiritual leader)
Secondly, this one with the animal known as a llama, I love this one too, with a llama sporting the famous ‘stache! A special fan is going to LOVE it too.
Dali the Doll
This gift of a soft puppet representation of the famous artist is just adorable! It’f a finger puppet that doubles as a refrigerator magnet too. Makes a great gift for the person seeking a unique gift that you don’t see everywhere.
Kids as well as adults interested in art will love this too! I suppose if you had some other artist puppets you could put on a real show!
The Dali Cookbook…Maybe Better as a Coffee Table Book ?
If the gift on your list is along the lines of “coffee table book” here you go! This is actually Dali’s famous cookbook! Although whether or not you may want to follow some of the recipes is a topic up for debate, as Dali had, I should say, quite unusual culinary tastes…this book provides a good glimpse into the life of Dali , and his wife Gala, a Russian native .
Dali was quite devoted to his wife, which I admire and if you study his work you’ll see her represented quite a lot. I had a book once in which there is a picture of them being presented with a feast of sea urchins (Yep, they both were impressive gourmands…) Anyway, whether you apply the recipes in the book or not, you’ll find this book is a must have for any Dali fan, and sure to get conversations started! In addition, there is a complimenting one on wine which is also a great look too. Apparently Dali was a real wine connoisseur.
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Dali-Inspired Melting Clock Jewelry
The melting clock has become so iconic that it has found its way to many things…like these cute earrings. In addition, or if the recipient isn’t into earrings, I also found a pendant and a another representation of the iconic melting clock in glass:
Or you could spring for the whole set…complete the look! The earrings are hypoallergenic by the way so I, who definitely don’t wear earrings much – would love wearing these. A truly eclectic statement that will be made at the next gallery showing, museum meet, or art gathering…people are going to be asking “Where did you get those?”
Can You Imagine Melting Clock
This Melting Clock..A great Gift That Combines Art and Function!
Yep, I have saved the best for last…the official replica of the melting clock! And yes, it really is a clock that works…on one AA battery. The curved design has nothing linear about it.
It’s constructed in a three-dimensional melting shape made to rest (no hardware needed) on top of a mantelpiece or bookshelf, or any spot with a ledge will look great. Especially if the person getting it has quite a collection of surrealist artifacts. This clock will be the perfect topper and sure to get people talking about it!
So I hope you enjoyed my lineup of Salvador Dali gifts! Whether you know someone into the surreal, odd or just plain zany, we hope one of these items will make your day.