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Denver Art Museum Holiday Gift Guide

10 Unique Suggestions from the Shop

If you’re looking for holiday presents, host/hostess gifts, or stocking stuffers, look no further than the Denver Art Museum. Our Shop was named the 2022 Best Museum Shop in Westword. For good reason: we offer a wide assortment of notecards, calendars, jewelry, home goods, books, and other one-of-a-kind items. Your purchase helps support the programs and collections at the museum.

Below are 10 gift ideas to get you started, including some inspired by Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools. (The Denver Post says about this exhibition: "Happy holidays, Coloradans looking for a solid outing on your December days off; this traveling exhibition is your gift." - Read the whole review)

Shop online and receive free shipping on your purchase of $50 or more (prints excluded). MEMBER TIP: Members enjoy free shipping from our online shop the entire month of December.

Bonus idea: Gift a membership to the DAM! Members enjoy free general admission, discounts on ticketed exhibitions, discounts in the Shop, and so much more. Buy a gift membership now through December 24, and your recipient will enjoy 14 months for the price of 12 months with promo code GIFT22. Valid on any general membership level. To purchase a gift membership, buy online, call 720-913-0130, or stop by a visitor services desk inside the museum.

Share some light with the kind-hearted, "saint" on your list with a guide to one of the artworks in Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools. This one highlights Apollo on His Sun Chariot, an artwork with the depiction of Phoebus Apollo by the baroque master Jan Boeckhorst. Phoebus is a symbol of light and the sun and is intensely connected with the ‘golden age’: a mythical era full of endless abundance and justice. Buy online.

If you know any artsy "sinners," they might like this sketchbook. The painting Hell by a Follower of Bosch (on view in Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools) has been reproduced as a cover on a 6”x8” size sketch book. This sketchbook has a hard cover with a satin finish and lots of pages to write and/or create masterpieces just as intriguing as this artwork.

For the "lovers" in your life, we highly recommend the Letter Stamps. What is more romantic than a love letter? These will be wonderful for adding a special touch to handwritten letters, daily journals, scrapbook, and artwork. This set of stamps is stored in a wooden box that matches the wood of the stamps, upper and lowercase options for every letter, and punctuation stamps. Buy online.

For your favorite “fool”: What could be more fun than a board game filled with tricks and strategy? Backgammon is featured in one of the portraits in Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools, which shows how long this game has been enjoyed. This small backgammon set is not only conveniently portable, but also can be turned into a checker board.
For the kiddos, we offer a variety of books and toys, including these wooden toys from Candylab. According to their website, they “have a clear and enthusiastic mission: to make the absolute best wooden toy vehicles on the market. We believe in the extensive use of natural materials, unique craftsmanship, and steadfast adherence to principles of the mid-century pioneers of modern design: great design should be accessible, and not reserved for luxury status."

Wooden blocks from Plus-Plus make great stocking stuffers! Made in South Carolina by wind power, Plus-Plus is a great eco-friendly alternative to your traditional plastic blocks. The Shop carries art tubes of these blocks inspired by Monet, Mondrian, Klimt, and Hokusai’s masterpieces. Buy online.

Art on Purpose apparel is produced by Colorado-based Betsy Wiersma, an artist and maker, social entrepreneur, podcaster, and more. Betsy believes art has a purpose: to uplift, to inspire, and to celebrate. We carry her dusters, ponchos, and scarves.

Treat the museum nerd in your life to a fun t-shirt or sweatshirt from Popcorn Custom Products X Museum Nerd. Popcorn donates 5% of all Museum Nerd purchases to the store's Chapter Scholarship Fund. Buy online.

This pop jewelry is produced by Corsi Design and designed by Gaetano Pesce, architect/artist/designer. His pieces are displayed in the most important museums in the world, including the DAM. The Shop carries Geatano’s vases, trays, and jewelry, such as shown here.

With cheeky sayings for every zodiac sign, these pencils make great stocking stuffers for astrology fans. Buy online.

book cover with artwork of Apollo on His Sun Chariot
note card with artwork called "Hell" by a follower of Bosch
a box of letter stamps
backgammon set
wooden block cars and trucks
containers of colorful wooden blocks similar to puzzle pieces
two women sit on a bench outside the museum modeling a coat and a sweater by Betsy Wiersma
Shop employee wearing shirt that says Museum Nerd sits next to another employee on a bench outside the museum
6 hands in a circle showing bracelets and rings designed by Gaetano Pesce
boxes of pencils