Honestly, we held out as long as we could. We held out longer than Walmart, which put out its Christmas decorations weeks ago. Radio stations are already flirting with playing Christmas tunes. Heck, the Hallmark Channel was airing Christmas rom-coms back in July. So we here at the Alibi feel we’ve exercised incredible restraint in waiting until the latter half of November to come out with our Local Holiday Gift Guide.
If you’re looking to pass along a little taste of New Mexico this holiday season, particularly to out-of-town friends and relatives, local booze is an increasingly good way to go. After all, what’s more New Mexico than green chile vodka, blue corn bourbon or piñon rum?
A guide to New Mexico-made products perfect for holiday gift-giving
You might want to start thinking about your holiday shopping. Here at the Alibi, we like to promote local stores, manufacturers, artists, musicians and craftspeople so we’ve turned to our well-versed section editors for a look at some interesting items from right here in the Land of Enchantment.
Stick it to the Man by donating to charities instead of buying material goods
By Renée Chavez
Instead of buying cheap body lotion that will be regifted six times, spend that money on a donation in the name of your special someone to an organization that is working to change the world for the better.