Visit Albuquerque Announces 2023 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 

Guide encourages shopping local and includes gift recommendations from more than 100 Albuquerque businesses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – (Nov. 22, 2023) – Visit Albuquerque, the city’s official destination marketing organization (DMO), announces the launch of the 2023 Albuquerque Small Business Holiday Gift Guide — designed to support small businesses throughout the city by encouraging residents to shop local this holiday season.

The gift guide is out just in time for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25, a day set aside to encourage local shopping. In New Mexico, Small Business Saturday is a tax holiday when the state suspends collection of gross receipts tax on sales of qualifying items at small businesses with 10 employees or fewer. A complete list of qualifying items is available on the state Tax & Revenue Department’s website.

“This guide is full of fantastic products and experiences offered throughout Albuquerque’s small business community,” said Tania Armenta, President & CEO of Visit Albuquerque. “We encourage Albuquerque residents to find unique gifts for their loved ones this holiday season while supporting the small businesses that make our city shine.” The guide includes 20 categories of gift ideas and inspiration from more than 100 local businesses, highlighting partners of Visit Albuquerque and other local businesses. The organization also plans to update the guide as additional offerings become available. In addition to the gift guide, Visit Albuquerque will frequently post on its @VisitABQ and @ABQ365 social media channels to further encourage shopping local. Promotions will run during Small Business Saturday Nov. 25 and through December. Each of the 20 categories – such as “Gifts for Hot Air Ballooning Enthusiasts” and “Gifts for Faraway Friends Who are Homesick for New Mexico” are listed under nine overarching themes:

The guide also includes a section highlighting Albuquerque holiday shopping experiences, such as the Holiday Market at the ABQ Rail Yards, the Nob Hill Shop and Stroll and the Old Town Holiday Stroll.

According to the City of Albuquerque Buy Local website, for every $100 spent at a local business, about $68 will stay in the community.

“Buying local keeps more money in Albuquerque and supports local jobs and our neighbors,” Armenta said.

About Visit Albuquerque

Visit Albuquerque is an accredited destination marketing organization (DMO), and a private, not-for-profit organization [501(c)(6)]. The mission of Visit Albuquerque is to stimulate economic growth by marketing Albuquerque as a convention, sports and visitor destination. For more information, go to