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Gift Guide 2010

SFR's annual buy-local likes

December 8, 2010, 1:00 am


Miracle Cure
Milagro Herbs has recently moved to a snazzy new location on Paseo de Peralta (just north of the intersection with Acequia Madre, though the actual address is 419 Orchard Drive, 820-6321), and the herbal shop and apothecary is up and running and ready to help everyone on your list beat the winter doldrums. If you know generally what your giftee needs (does she have dry skin? Does his nose run all day?), you can craft a custom gift bag starting at $15 and going up to…well, however much you feel like spending!

Free to B
Bodhi Bazaar’s (in Sanbusco Market Center, 500 Montezuma St., 982-3880) new fragrance, Just B ($42), is a fresh mix of rose, frankincense and other organic ingredients, and is a perfect complement to the shop’s awesome and slightly Bohemian fare. As an added bonus, 10 percent of proceeds from the perfume sales benefit Youth Shelters and Family Services, Santa Fe’s busy nonprofit dedicated to the care and development of homeless and at-risk kids.

Lay It Down
Saachi Organics (523 W. Cordova Road, 982-3938), the Santa Fe-based company that specializes in great sheet sets and buckwheat hull pillows, doesn’t stop at the utilitarian side of things. These beautiful meditation
pillows ($56-$76), available in both cotton and organic silk, are a perfect addition to any sacred space. Handmade in Albuquerque, they’re also local as local can be.

Massive Clean
Those paltry little bars of soap your friends put out in the guest bathroom? Feh! We need a serious bar of soap that doesn’t screw around. Bobby’s Cosmetics (328 S. Guadalupe St., 982-1645) carries Claus Porto soap ($16), 12.4 oz of pure cleaning power—but still with a delicate scent. The company, based in Portugal, also shuns animal testing, which we appreciate.

She’s Like a Rainbow
Does your lady change her eyeshadow like some people change their minds? The Glam Box ($27) has her covered. Approximately one billion colors (yes, we counted) of lip gloss, blush and eyeshadows, plus applicators, are all packed into this compact and super-inexpensive little box that fits comfortably into a purse. So if she decides in the middle of a purple night that it’s actually a green night, no problem. Hook her up at Wink (in Sanbusco Market Center, 500 Montezuma St., 988-3840).

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