Detours at La Fonda Gift Guide

Detours at La Fonda offers an exceptional shopping experience, whether in the store or online!

Here are some of my go-to holiday gifts that are easy to pack, ship and share!

                                                                                                                                              


Pendleton Jackets & Blankets


Keep your loved ones warm in a specially crafted and richly colored merino wool Pendleton Blanket or handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jacket.   

Sandy Vaillancourt Prints


Whimsical and charming, the paintings of Sandy Vaillancourt depict captivating New Mexico scenes that embrace our state's traditional beauty. Share a signed and numbered print of original art by local Santa Fe artist, Sandy Vaillancourt.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany your purchase.

"Fred Harvey" Railroad Dinnerware

Unique Gifts

“FRED HARVEY” RAILROAD DINNERWARE PATTERN IN NATIVE AMERICAN DESIGNS

Discover the perfect dinnerware for New Mexican cuisine at Detours, La Fonda's Gift Shop.

In 1936, Mary Jane Colter (architect/designer for Santa Fe Railway Co., Fred Harvey Co., and The Grand Canyon, and authority on Southwestern Indians) was so moved by Mimbreño artwork she created 37 Mimbreño style drawings to fit on dinnerware pieces for the new SUPER CHIEF TWO elite dining car. Today, the Santa Fe Railway Mimbreño dinnerware pieces are valuable collector’s items. Some of the images used in the original Mimbreño dinnerware are exact duplicates from actual, ancient Mimbreño pottery.

La Fonda Then & Now


Share the unique history of La Fonda on the Plaza with your friends and loved ones that love Santa Fe.

The book is richly illustrated with 224 pages of vintage archival and contemporary images, many of them never seen before. They depict the same exterior and interior locations and scenes as they have evolved through time. In addition, “La Fonda Then & Now” features reproductions of numerous works in the hotel’s extensive art collection. 

Claudia Fajardo Jewelry


Inspired by nature, the jewelry of Claudia Fajardo is easy to ship and easier to wear! Handmade with sterling silver and fine glass beads from Japan and Yugoslavia, each piece is a work of art.

Comfy & Cozy Throw Blankets


Our collection of cozy throw blankets are made right here in the USA-- designed with perfectly hip shapes in colors that thrill your eyes.