While you’re decking the hall with boughs of holly, don’t forget to buy local baubles for tree trimming, gift-giving, and memory-making. Here are our top picks of places in New Mexico to find ornament treasures for your tree.
Shop Local Tree Ornaments Santa Fe
We dare you to go to Doodlet’s and come out empty handed. It’s even more dangerous – if that’s possible – in the run up to Christmas when you’ll find everything for the well-dressed tree, from bright turquoise skulls to wreath-carrying mice, like the one in the photo above.
For the person who feels the Christmas spirit 365-days a year, there’s Susan’s. Favorites? Pick up a Loretto Chapel staircase glass ornament or Rancho de Taos one.
More inspiration no matter what the season with a focus on one-of-a-kind pieces made by New Mexico craftspeople. Let your decorations take flight with a single origami crane or a strand by local artist Ross Tapia.
Decorate your tree and everything else in your home with a visit to Sun Country Traders. Pick up glow-in-the-dark beaded trees or cacti by Zuni artists Farlan & Alesia Quetawki or a painted, wooden Christmas rooster sporting cowboy books by Navajo artist Matthew Yellowstone.
Shop Local Tree Ornaments Albuquerque
Yes, Pennysmiths Papers sells paper and pens and lots of them but stop by and shop for stocking stuffers and tree trimming must-haves like their glass vegetable ornaments (we fell in love with the Brussel sprout) and felt ornaments like a hot pink-clad Frida Kahlo.
Located in Old Town, The Christmas Shop delivers on its name with a selection of Christmas ornaments, Nativity scenes and other festive decorations – many made by local artists.
Shop Local Tree Ornaments Taos
Feel good shopping doesn’t get much better than at Moxie in Taos where they sell fair trade and handmade goodies for the home and to wear. Check out their year-round wall of ornaments and nab an embroidered beauty or piece made from recycled metal trays.
This is the place for everything New Mexico-made including hand-blown glass hot air balloons from Robbins Ranch Art Glass, located in Stanley, New Mexico. Choose from four different styles including a festive green alien or multi-colored confetti.
Shop Local Tree Ornaments Further Afield
Every holiday from Halloween to Valentine’s Day gets love from this Mesilla, New Mexico favorite, but Christmas is the star year-round. Fill your basket with an endless array of glass and other ornaments to make your tree a showstopper.
Story by Julia Platt Leonard / Photography by Keith Recker
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