Shop Local, New Mexico: Valentine’s Day Gifts

Nothing says panic shopping like Valentine’s Day. Fatigued financially and emotionally by Christmas-shopping excess, Valentine’s Day sneaks up on us. And let’s face it, we’ve all seen the crazed look as someone throws a bunch of red roses with baby’s breath into their shopping cart, and dashes to the checkout line. 

If you’d like something with a bit more style, then we’re here to help. 

A white mug with a heart heart and the world love sits to the left of a pink tray with the same deisgn.
Photo courtesy of Museum of New Mexico Foundation

Alexander Girard LOVE Mug and Tray

Give someone your heart with the gift of a Girard Classic Love Mug, based on the motif from design guru Alexander Girard. There’s also a Love Tray, made of laminated plywood, that is perfect for serving your near and dear a heartfelt cup of tea in the aforementioned mug. 

Six books sit stacked on top of a textured blanket with five books on the bottom and one sitting atop the rest.
Photo courtesy of Collected Works Bookstore

Collected Works Books

For the cerebral Valentine in your life, we turned to our friends at Collected Works for book suggestions that put their ‘heart’ in it. For the hardcore horror fan, My Heart is a Chainsaw. History buff? Definitely Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. For smaller-sized hearts, there is NOT a Heart. And of course our favorite, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Here’s hoping your Valentine’s Day isn’t lonely! 

A red dress with a white scarf with red dots layerd over top and a pink heart by the neckline.
Photo courtesy of TOKo

Dressed in Red

Say it loud and say it proud with show-stopping clothing and accessories from TOKo that have Valentine’s Day written all over them. If your beloved isn’t getting the hint, then this could be the gift you give yourself. And trust us, when it comes to this vibrant red, everyone wears it well.

Three heat shaped cookies filled with jam and topped with powdered sugar sit to the right of a white background.
Photo courtesy of Dolina

Heart-Shaped Cookies from Dolina

Something sweet for your sweetheart? We can’t think of a better way to say I love you or even, I think I might like you just a bit…than Dolina’s almond linzer hearts with raspberry jam. 

Story by Julia Platt Leonard A footer photo with a white background, one TABLE Magazine and subscribe info and button

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