Power and Light is the little press that could. From its origins of a few women and a letterpress, flash forward to today—two storefronts, one satellite store and stockists throughout the US. In their modest spaces—and online—holiday shoppers can find totes with clever text, irreverent cards for any occasion, posters and prints such as this one, “The Drifter.” With its paired-down, neon desertscape and Hollywood-style block letters this stylish print is a winner for both the desert rats and the interior design enthusiasts in your life.
Scrubland. Leather. Campfires. Dusk. Heavy sweaters. Cold nights. This is the kind of thing that this scent—piñon woodsmoke—from Dryland Wilds brings to mind for us. Imagine being transported to such wild dusky places every time you took a shower! You can give that experience (or you can get it, if you want to buy one for yourself) to the people you love. And honestly, something with utility, like soap, never really misses the mark by much. With five other soap options like tamarisk blossom and tumbleweed and wild mint, you're bound to find one that evokes magical places for you, too. Perhaps best of all—all of Dryland Wilds magical creations are made with native plants free of synthetic or artificial anything, always.
Genuine & Ginger adobe gold filled necklace
Curio 10700 Corrales Rd., Ste. G $48
A local jewelry maker and a local boutique—it’s a match made in heaven. Not only will you feel good supporting local businesswomen with this purchase, but whoever you gift this one-of-a-kind necklace to will feel also amazing wearing it. A very light sliver of geometric wood is here paired with dangling gold flutes and a slender, sparkly chain making this a perfect statement piece. Pick up this necklace (and other pieces from Genuine & Ginger, as well as other local artisans) at Curio's shop in Albuquerque, on Corrales Road. Or better yet, give something while you get something by attending the store's “Period Party,” on Dec. 2, where you can donate feminine hygiene products and make care packages for local women in need.