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Shop Local Gift Guide

Nob Hill

By Robin Babb

Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center

904 Central Ave. SE
Mon-Thu 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun noon-6pm
selfservetoys.com

Self Serve is Albuquerque’s best sex shop, period. It’s staffed by sex educators and founded on principles of inclusivity, sex positivity and sexual health. Most important of all, the shop offers a comfortable atmosphere to shop and learn in. If you want to get your partner a holiday gift that keeps on giving, consider a toy like the Divergence rechargeable vibrator ($120), which has two small flexible ears, three power settings and three different vibrating functions. There’s also plenty of toys for those with different plumbing, like sleeves and rings that’ll ensure a good night for both you and your partner. Check out the Tenga Elasta-Egg Hard Gel Single ($12.95) or the Right-On Ring ($19.95), a small toy that’ll make a big impact for both parties. If you want to spice things up but you have no idea where to start (which is fine!), consider the expertly curated Spice Up the Bedroom Set ($47), which includes a blindfold, bullet vibrator, massage oil, lube and some other fun toys—or, ask one of the knowledgeable staff members for a suggestion.

Levi's Indigo Dress Shirt, $128 at Izzy Martin
Levi's Indigo Dress Shirt, $128 at Izzy Martin
IZZYMARTIN.COM

Izzy Martin Menswear

103 Amherst Dr. SE
Mon, Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon-4pm
izzymartin.com

Do you have a dapper gent (of any gender) in your life? If so, they’ve probably already drooled over the merchandise available at Albuquerque’s favorite menswear store, Izzy Martin. This independent, locally owned shop is stocked with the finest men’s clothing brands like the Italian Astorflex shoes, Billy Reid clothing, and denim and wool goods from Pendleton. If you’re looking for a leather belt or pair of jeans that’ll last your whole life, look no further than this unassuming little shop. Their overall aesthetic is that of a Southwestern gentleman farmer: think intricately patterned handkerchiefs and slim-fit khakis. Kinda makes your knees go weak, right? For your rugged yet refined gift receiver, consider the Levi’s Indigo Dress Shirt ($128) or the Billy Reid 5-Pocket Corduroys ($165). Or perhaps your person is in need of a nice roll-top backpack for transporting his laptop to his coworking space—in which case, the Sandqvist Rolf Waxed Backpack ($207.20, multiple colors available) is what you need.

 
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