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Best Local Gifts For the Artisan


You do not have to go all around the world to find the perfect gift. At the new art district on Mountain Road, you will find the ideal spot for all your holiday needs. Look no further than The Next Best Thing to Being There to find a variety that suits even the most experienced traveling collector. There you will find a charming boutique that offers diverse gifts from numerous countries. Not only does it offer unique trinkets from afar but also locally sourced gifts, artwork and home decor.

1315 Mountain Rd. NW

(505) 433-3204

Kei and Molly’s Textiles presents an incredible printing studio that is dedicated to creating artisan-quality, hand-printed fabric goods. Their mission is to revitalize Albuquerque’s International district by providing jobs to immigrant and refugee women in the community. Customers often rave about the beautiful dish and tea towels as well as impeccable packaging that make the perfect gift for every occasion. The personalized information cards that accompany the gifts offer an extra excellent touch that makes their products memorable and long-lasting. 

4400 Silver Ave SE suite A

(505) 268-4400

There's some really cool updates happening in the Sawmill District, and the New Mexico Artisan Market is the area's latest development, celebrating artisans of the local community and contributors to the creative economy of New Mexico. Sawmill will be hosting this holiday pop-up market at the lifestyle shop Spur Line Supply Co., right next door to Sawmill Marketplace. The pop-up market will kick off on Friday, November 26, and will be open every Friday through Sunday from November 26 through December 24 (as well as Wednesday and Thursday during the week of Christmas). Each weekend the market will highlight a rotating selection of 8 to 10 locally curated handcrafted artisan goods. Artisans will be selling jewelry, fashion, fine art, home decor, artisan food, gifts and more.

800 20th St. NW Suite A

(505) 242-6858

Everyone who walks through the doors of the Artisan Santa Fe is treated to an authentic artisan experience that brings out the artist in you. The employees are artists themselves and are very knowledgeable of the products sold. They are happy to share their knowledge of how to use the various supplies and create a positive and fun experience for customers. The supplies inspire and fuel creativity, and there is space to explore creativity further with their in-store workshops offered on various days throughout the year. 

3017 Monte Vista Blvd. NE

(505) 256-4540

Mariposa Gallery is one of the oldest contemporary galleries in the country. Located in the gallery are some of the finest contemporary art, jewelry and ceramics in New Mexico. The gallery has been in existence since 1974 and is a main staple in the Nob Hill area. The eclectic collection displays some of the most talented artists and is a visit you will never forget and a necessary stop for all your art collecting and gift-giving needs. One of the best things about the gallery is that it suits the tastes of every collector from zany to the earnest, and there is always new artwork on display.  

3500 Central Ave. SE


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