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DAM Great Gifts in the Museum Shop

Editor’s note: Please find more recent posts about offers in The Shops.

 

The secret is out. Art patrons are quickly learning that the Museum Shop at the Denver Art Museum is worthy of a specific trip to shop for gifts with the rewarding bonus of viewing art afterwards. A one-stop, relaxing environment delightfully solves the gift needs of one’s entire family and friends. With easy, convenient parking a few steps away in the Cultural Complex Garage at Broadway and 12th Avenue, what more can a busy person ask? Well, perhaps for great prices? Check. The DAM Shop provides for all budgets and offers frequent discount specials, and shop sales go to a good cause.

Here are some unique ideas for you—grouped by budget or who is on your list. While touring the shop, you will find gifts for girlfriends, dads, babies, teens, tweens, new career starts, men, boys, girls, moms, grandparents, science and tech toy heads, home organizers, arty types, hipsters, seasoned fashion buyers, new home owners, book lovers, card and calendar lovers, home designers, and glass lovers.

Under $15

  • beaded bracelets and necklaces of all kinds and colors
  • cell phone aids in great colors
  • identity cases for business cards
  • travel accessories
  • recycled material wallets and zipper bags in arty motifs
  • new baby great stuff!
  • mommy hooks

Home, Kitchens & Desks

  • fun sink accessories
  • salad scoopers and salt and pepper dispensers of all kinds
  • silicone mats and coasters in arty designs
  • tech cord organizers
  • soft silicone flower vases

Office

  • DVD and disk desk clocks in colors $27-$48
  • Rainbow Vision Sand Art $25-$90
  • African phone wire baskets make great organizers
  • water clocks $40
  • grassy organizer
  • inlay letter openers (North Building location only)

Hostess ideas

  • Chill It ice bag totes
  • plastic flower vases
  • flat/expandable wine carriers

Arty kids (ages 3-99!)

  • silicone purses, bracelets, journals, spikey pens
  • sequin bead rings
  • sketch books
  • cut-out books
  • doodle books
  • Buddha boards water painting (no mess)
  • Zome tools
  • artist story books

Guys

  • art ties
  • arty reader glasses by Eye-Bob
  • vintage tie wallets and stainless steel thin wallets
  • urban bicycle tube rubber messenger bags, travel kits, wallets, and tablet covers
  • Zuni fetishes
  • wind-up mechanical gear toys
  • cuff links and money clips
  • variety of hipster-style business card holders and wallets

Women

  • felted totes and bags
  • beaded evening accessories
  • scarves for any style and taste
  • OMG jewelry of every style you can ask at $15 to $hundreds

Puzzled what to get? Art prints in

  • puzzles, playing cards, umbrellas, mouse pads, boxed cards, calendars, mugs, journals, and more
  • pun t-shirts and journals
  • hand-painted splatter shirts by Paunch for the artist at heart
  • Denver blue bear replicas
  • Van Gogh everything!

Discover this contemporary shopping experience! It’s not just great art; it’s also DAM great shopping with an in-house café to boot. Make the DAM Museum Shop your next stop.

Dianne D’Lea Denholm is part of the Museum Shop sales team at the Denver Art Museum. Dianne has been at the DAM since 2012, is a Westword Mastermind winner for textile arts, and her favorite exhibition on view here is Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective, although the Charles Partridge Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe landscapes also tug at her creative Colorado native heart!