December 18, 2020
Holiday 2020: MCA Denver Staff Gift Giving
It’s not a new thing for us to tap into our colleagues and friends in the MCA Denver office for gift ideas and recommendations for small businesses we can support year-round as well as during the holiday season. In fact, it’s routine! This year, since some of us are working from home, we’re relying on slack messages and zoom calls to get the scoop.
Today, we want to share some of our staff’s favorite small businesses to inspire and encourage you to shop small as you’re wrapping up (get it? *wink*) your holiday shopping. In addition, we’re also excited to share their favorite item in the MCA Denver shop! We’re lucky in that we don’t have to look far to find responsibly sourced items that are made by artists and for the whole fam (your actual family or your friends that are like family).
Dylan Woods | Cafe & Bar Lead
Favorite small or local business to shop at/support this holiday season: Sacred Thistle
Your MCA Denver product selection: Botanica Incense. It is aromatherapy in beautiful packaging that helps you relax at the end of any day. And all of the scents slap so you can't go wrong.
Tai Bickham | Marketing & Community Specialist
Favorite small or local business to shop at/support this holiday season: Decade Gifts
Your MCA Denver product selection: Luna Studs by TaylorNikole. They are so funky, unique and original. These are a statement piece of jewelry to add to anyone’s collection. They can add some flare to a casual outfit or be the finishing touch for a festive virtual holiday party.
Brad Ingles | Memberships & Community Partnerships Manager
Favorite small or local business to shop at/support this holiday season: Twist and Shout Records
Your MCA Denver product selection: The Art of the B-Movie Posters Book. I worked at a small theatre for 10 years growing up and always was fascinated by the artwork chosen for movie posters. This book does a great job of showcasing some beautiful, scary, obscure and just plain wonderful B-Movie posters. The perfect coffee table book for the movie lover in your life.
Krista Lauer | Curatorial Assistant & Octopus Initiative Administrator
Favorite small or local business to shop at/support this holiday season: MEEK Modern + Vintage
Your MCA Denver product selection: Artist Cat Pins. These pins combine two of my favorite things: cats and art historical puns. There are so many to choose from and they are such a fun addition to any item of clothing or accessory!
Alexandra Stefanec | Visitor Services Manager
Favorite small or local business to shop at/support this holiday season: Denver Modern
Your MCA Denver product selection: Glass French Press. It's beautifully made and has a sleek and sophisticated design quality to it.