Staff Favorite Items from the DAM Gift Shops

Staff Favorite Items from the DAM Gift Shops

With the holidays fast approaching, things can get pretty hectic. If you need a little inspiration, check out our shopping list blog post, with a little bit of everything to make your shopping experience fun and easy!

Meanwhile, here at the DAM, even the people behind the museum love the gift shops! We asked a few of our own to give us a sneak peak into their holiday shopping and here's what they said.

Carleen Brice, Communications Associate

  • Resin ring by Elk

"It’s quite a statement piece that you won’t see all over town, and it goes great with holiday glitter nails. I love it!"

Kristy Bassuener, Associate Director of Communications

  • Cheese grater in the Hamilton Building shop

"Totally buying it for my husband (ok, for me). Cheese grating is perceived as menial duty in our home, and its little rotary handle and bright color will (hopefully) take the sting out of being number 2 in the kitchen (for me)."

Fairlight Baer-Gutierrez, Content Manager

  • Scratch art boards
  • Make a Plate kits
  • 300-piece puzzle
  • Dixit board games
  • Hammond’s chocolate bars
  • Mint-shaped lip balm
  • Pick 25 Creative Bags
  • Let’s Make Something! books
  • Shot of nostalgia: a magnetic face-maker

"This was my first year starting in the North Shop. The children’s and creativity products being over there now was an obvious draw. I found a lot!"

Rose Beetem, Communications Assistant

  • LED Fingers
  • Hollyberry style silicon bowl and cup covers
  • DAM-produced new kids activity book, Let’s Make Something

"I bought four of the LED Fingers. They clip on several of your fingers to let you create your own personal light show. At only $3 with batteries included, I think they will make great stocking stuffers!"

Laura Caruso, Head of Publications

  • Obsessive Chef Cutting Board

"I thought of my dad when I saw this. He would spend hours chopping the chestnuts, onions, and celery for the Thanksgiving stuffing into identically sized cubes while my mom waited for him to finish so she could get going on her part of the holiday dinner."

Karyn Bocko, Membership & Guest Services Marketing Coordinator

  • Bhutanese scarf

"I love the bright color and woven pattern. Proceeds go to the CHOKI Women’s Cooperative, which supports traditional textile skills while providing sustainable income to the communities of weavers."

Jeff Keene, Exhibitions Assistant

  • Watercolor pad and paint set
  • Sketchbook
  • Puzzle game
  • Mints (stocking stuffers!)
  • Earrings
  • Box of Roy Lichtenstein cards

"I love shopping at The Shops for any occasion, and I always seem to find something new, cool, and unusual."

Meera Alul is the content marketing intern in the communications department at the Denver Art Museum in fall 2014. Her favorite exhibition that has been on view here is Becoming Van Gogh.