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NEW MEXICO MAKERS put the sparkle in our kitchens with high-end edibles and lovely dishes for serving them. 

Santa Fe fave Dolina Cafe and Bakery specializes in Hungarian cuisine, and owner Anna Maria Brezna’s cakes are especially divine. The icing on this gingerbread adds a little snap to each sweet and spicy bite. Five pieces, $12.

Until the 2020 harvest comes in, the multigenerational Franzoy family, in Hatch, can sate your desires with a hands-down favorite: Hatch Pure Green Chile Sauce. Three jars, $24.

Jane and Steve Darland barrel-age their organic Traditional Aceto Balsamico of Monticello, near Truth or Consequences, mulling it for 21 years into a deep, dark elixir. One-ounce bottle, $41.

Taos potter Anna Nelson, a Northern New Mexico College ceramics professor, crafts whimsical flasks ($46) and cocktail cups ($46), along with other decorative dishware.

Downtown Albuquerque’s Zendo Coffee brews up locally roasted blends of international beans and throws in a welcoming vibe for young creatives. One bag, $12.

Old Barrel Tea has shops in Mesilla, Ruidoso, and Old Town Albuquerque, as well as an online store with tea blends, local honey, and gourmet herbs. Reusable tin of hibiscus leaves, with 15–20 servings, $13.

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EVERYONE DESERVES a few baubles, luscious lotions, and aromatic enhancements.

Sub Rosa Mercantile, in Santa Fe, carries so many goodies that it was hard to pick only a few. Na Nin candles earned a cult following for a reason: They smell like heaven. Somoto Canyon Candle, $28.

Santa Fean Emily Clementine Spykman designs jewelry for active people. These forged-brass hoops will embellish a hike plus a yoga-class follow-up, $48.

Miriam Dema’s hand-tooled leather keychains snap onto your belt loop, $26. Also available at

Saguara Perfumes saturates its artisanal scents with desert florals and native herbs. Coyote Mint perfume, $105. 
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The shop at Los Poblanos Historic Inn collects ingredients for products at its very own farm. Lavender Honey soap, $12.

With basil and rose extracts, the Rose-Colored Glasses tonic by Wooden Spoon Herbs promises to lift your mood, $37. Also available at

Last Chance Textiles’ silk bandanna gets softer with every wearing, $55. Also available at

Set on Taos Pueblo, Bison Star Naturals makes lotions and soaps suffused with organic elements. Sage Pine Lotion, $20.