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 V.19 No.49 | December 9 - 15, 2010 
Alibi 2010 Last-Minute Gift Guide

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LMGG: Old Town

Tinhorn Toys

328 San Felipe NW • 242-4085
tinhorntoys.com
Hours: Daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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Nestled in the Poco-a-Poco garden patio, Tinhorn Toys offers merchandise that couldn’t be more different from the touristy souvenirs that pervade Old Town. This old-fashioned, battery-free store specializes in reproduction tin toys from the '40s, '50s and '60sthere are tops, trains, tea sets and a wide variety of robots. Tinhorn also carries classic toys such as Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, marbles, jacks, tiddlywinks, pick-up sticks and blocks. Bobbie, Tinhorn's exceptionally friendly co-owner, will help you find a gift, be it zombie action figures for an adult child or a sock monkey for a baby.

Gallery 8

1919 Old Town NW, Suite 8 • 508-1818
Hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Finding Native American jewelry and pottery in Old Town's sea of galleries and gift shops is easy, but locating a trove of gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces in one place is trickier. Gallery 8, hidden in a little alleyway east of the main plaza, deals in only jewelry and pottery. Shoppers can find chunky amber rings, delicate turquoise bracelets, vases, serving vessels and other art objects made in the region. What's more, everything is 50 percent off through Christmas.

Duran Central Pharmacy

1815 Central NW • 247-4141
durancentralpharmacy.com
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The beautiful thing about this place is that it allows customers to kill two birdsand a partridge in a pear treewith one stone. Aside from being a full-service pharmacy and a culinary institution in New Mexico, it's an eclectic gift shop. The store has some of the best imported candy offerings in town, as well as kitchen gadgets, entertaining supplies, body products, local books and cards, and an assortment of funky and unusual items with great stocking potential.

The Gallery Store at The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

2000 Mountain NW • 242-0434
albuquerquemuseum.com
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Albuquerque museum's Gallery Store isn't an ordinary gift shop. The usual museum farewall art, books, jewelry (albeit some of it vintage Native American jewelry)is available, but the shop also offers vases, trays, bowls, pet items, music, scarves and kid-oriented art supplies. Fun and silly gifts are also for salethis year someone's therapist mom is getting an ice cube tray based on Edvard Munch's “The Scream.” Plus, when you shop at the store, you're supporting the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.

 

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