It’s the month of love and ABQ-Live is here to help you find the perfect top gift for your partner while supporting local businesses right here in your community! Here are our top gifts for Valentine’s Day that support New Mexico Artisans!
By Dana Agatha
Here is a list of just a FEW local New Mexican Artists that make top gifts perfect for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Whether that special someone loves some bling or something custom for their house, ABQ-Live has the list for you. Shopping local means less pollution, shorter shipping times, and money going into our community.
Amber’s Crochet combines the centuries-old craft with a modern twist! She also offers unique jewelry in varying styles. Amber’s Crochet offers something for everyone! Check out your partner’s new favorite piece or nab one for you and your gal pals for this Galentines day here–> https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmbersCrochet1Studio
Santa Fe Titanium
Santa Fe Titanium offers oxidized titanium with vivid colors in their jewelry. With many designs, you can not go wrong at this shop! Check them out here –> http://santafetitanium.com/
Kichwas Souvenirs specialize in leather bracelets, tagua jewelry, other accessories & custom orders too! Check them out here —> https://www.instagram.com/kichwasarts/
Florecita Flowers offer sustainably sourced flowers in multiple beautiful arrangements. They even offer Valentine’s cards to go with your bouquet. Check them out today –> https://shopflorecita.com/occasions/valentine-s-day-flowers.html
Ansely E “The Flower Guy”
Ansely E “The Flower Guy” makes unique flower arrangements including wreaths for your home. All flowers are locally sourced, of course! Check them our here –> https://anseltheflowerguy.start.page/
Ceramics by Meesha
Ceramics by Meesha makes handmade pots that are perfect for drinking/eating out of or quirky plant pots! Check them out here–> https://ceramicsbymeesha.bigcartel.com/
Mark Pardo SalonSpa
Is there any better gift than a spa day? How about a spa day supporting a local business? With four locations, Mark Pardo SalonSpa is the largest independently owned salons in New Mexico and every location has a variety of services meant to help pamper and love your partner this Valentine’s Day! Do you want to help support up-and-coming local members of the beauty community? Then head on down to Aveda Institute New Mexico(@avedanm) to help support local salon students in your community!
Prefer a salon day at home? HeraRose Creations makes handmade soaps, scrubs, and customized wood-burning gifts in the Land of Enchantment! Grab your favorite item here —> https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeraRoseCreations
Simons Apothecary LLC
Simons Apothecary LLC offers lotions, candles, and more cruelty-free products! They specialize in Organic Vegan Castile Soap, Soy/Beeswax Scented Candles, and Restorative Skin Care Products. Check them out here—> https://simons-apothecary.myshopify.com/
Nails by Vicxyy
Victoria Lucero specializes in luxurious acrylic nail art. Her page has multiple examples of her work and who does not want a fresh set for Valentine’s Day? Check out her work here—> https://www.instagram.com/nailsbyvicxyy/
Mobile Mall Glam Shots is bringing the 90’s aesthetic to 2022! They offer unique glam photos from portraits to families. Bring you and your boo to Coronado Center for some cute Valentine’s photos! Check out more about them here–> https://mobilemallglamshots.com/
Siete is a multidimensional creator and visionary. This is the perfect top gift for anyone who wants a sick tattoo from a local artist. Aside from tattoos they also sell stickers, prints, zines, and more in their store. Check out more about this art here –> https://www.iamsiete.com/
Did you know that out of $100 spent, $68 stays in our community if you shop local. Compared to only $43 if you shop at a chain or outside of ABQ. Supporting our community is the best thing we can do when shopping because it creates a demand for local jobs and is great for our environment! Make sure to follow @abqlive on all our social media to learn about different local vendors, artisans, and events throughout the year. Are you interested in other articles about local art businesses? Check out our latest art review Creativity Warehouse Review 2021: A Joyful Experience here!