Nov 18 - 24, 2010 
Alibi   Holiday Gift Guide 2010

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Local Makers

Have crafty Christmas and a handmade Hanukkahall of these presents are made right here in New Mexico

By Marisa Demarco

Cigar Box Guitar Kit

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Etsy-Querque

Some of our favorite ABQ vendors on cottage-industry supersite Etsy.com

By Laura Marrich

ButtonsAndSocks

etsy.com/shop/ButtonsAndSocks

These animal-like dolls have loads of personality. They're fashioned out of soft knitted fabrics and too-cute buttons. Non-allergenic fiberfill means your baby can snuggle one to her heart's content.

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A Read on the Holidays

By John Bear

You know you have a relative who spends most of his or her days reading inside a well-lit room. Here’s your chance to New Mexify that loved one’s Christmas or cheer up a friend who moved away. (Or make them even more homesick. Either way.)

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Film Gifts

For friends who like to watch

By Devin D. O'Leary

Albuquerque has no shortage of homegrown, hardscrabble filmmakers. Not only would you please the film-lovers in your life by stuffing their stockings with a made-in-New-Mexico DVD, but you'd make the Christmas of a poor, starving auteur just trying to scrape enough money together to shoot another feature.

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DIY X-Mas

Gifts with class(es)

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Give a girl a tea cozy and her tea will be ... cozy? Teach her to make a tea cozy and all of her friends and family members will have them, toowhether they need them or not. This year, consider giving someone you love the gift of knowledgeor, if you're a fast learner, craft your own presents. Below are a handful of businesses and organizations with a specialty in instruction.

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Stop, Shop and Stroll

Arts and crafts festivals in your ’hood

By Amy Dalness

No middleman herearts fairs mean a direct line from you (the eager shopper) to the local artisan (the happy-to-help entrepreneur). These holiday events bring hundreds of options together under one roofor tentand offer New Mexican-made presents with gas-saving convenience. You won’t find this stuff at Kmart.

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