5 great places to buy gifts that say Santa Fe for the cooks on your list

The Chile Shop

Does someone on your Christmas list love Santa Fe and food or cooking? Here are some fabulous shops offering gifts that say Santa Fe via online shopping. If time slips away and a gift can’t be shipped in time to be under the tree on Christmas morning, think gift certificate or gift card.

The Chile Shop
109 East Water Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2132

As the name implies, this shop is all things chile. Find them online, order by phone or shop in person at their Santa Fe Store. If you have someone on your list who loves spice and appreciates Santa Fe’s unique style, you’ll find something for them here. Whether it’s chile ristras and wreaths, salsas, other food items, pottery, china and linens, they have an amazing selection.

Cutlery of Santa Fe
107 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-3262

Perhaps someone you know would like a wonderful set of inlaid steak knives or a set of good kitchen knives. Cutlery of Santa Fe has been in the historic La Fonda at the end of Old Santa Fe Trail since 1977. Their specialty; knives inlaid with semi-precious stones and minerals such as turquoise, lapis lazuli, malachite and coral. Their designs pay homage to the southwest.

Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe and Cooking School
181 Paseo de Peralta, in the De Vargas Center
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
1-877-229-7184

Las Cosas offers anything a cook could want as far as gadgets and equipment for kitchen and bar. If you know someone who would love to take one of their classes, they offer a wide-range of interactive hands-on options. Chef John Vollertson (known as Johnny Vee) is a pro and great fun in the kitchen. Las Cosas also offers gift cards in any denomination.

Santa Fe Farmer’s Market and New Mexico’s Artisans Market
1607 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-4098

Shopping at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market, rated one of the top ten in the country, not only guarantees the gift you give is authentically New Mexican, it helps keep alive Northern New Mexico’s thriving farm-to-market-to-consumer tradition and is one of the best antidotes to mass-produced and marketed food. There are vendors with wonderful products such as soap, salsas, dried chiles and lots more. Besides, you get to meet the people who grew it. If you’re not able to get to the market, some of their vendors

have links from the Farmer’s Market website; contact them directly. Winter hours are Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. They have added special holiday hours: Thursday 12/23 and Thursday 12/30 from 10am to 3pm. On Sundays the market is home to the New Mexico Artisans Market featuring local artists and craftspeople from New Mexico, as well as food artisans and musicians. Hours are from 10am to 4pm. Put the New Mexico Artisans Market Holiday Fair on your calendar. Over 50 vendors will offer their wares. They are open Saturday Dec 18th from 4pm to 7pm and Sunday Dec 19, Monday Dec 20, Tuesday Dec 21 from10am-4pm.

Santa Fe School of Cooking
125 North Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
1-800-982-4688 or 505-983-4511

Santa Fe School of Cooking

Does someone on your list love to cook and want to learn how to make Santa Fe specialties? If that foodie lives here or is planning to visit, Santa Fe School of Cooking offers classes taught by renowned visiting and local chefs. Most classes are demos, but you can arrange for a hands-on experience, too. Do they need the ingredients and equipment to make them? The school’s shop has a great selection of local food and spices and the cookware to make them. They also have a fabulous selection of cookbooks. If you can’t make up your mind give a gift card and let them choose what they would like.

Not sure what to buy at one of these shops? You can always buy a gift certificate and let the lucky recipient pick the item(s) that speak to them. Whatever you choose, a bit of Santa Fe makes a wonderful gift for the cook on your list.

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3 Responses to “5 great places to buy gifts that say Santa Fe for the cooks on your list”

  1. Harry
    December 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

    Thanks for the great gift ideas.

  2. Ted Nelson
    December 12, 2019 at 6:29 pm #

    In a pinch gift certificates are a great way to go. Great list for those that love to cook and love Santa Fe.

  3. LeslieTravel
    December 12, 2019 at 1:41 pm #

    Love the local picks! No need to go to a chain store when you can shop at a local business :)

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