2022 Heart of the Desert Holiday Shopping Guide

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

It’s that time of year again, the time to get your holiday shopping done. It’s the time of year that we, at Heart of the Desert, are busy at work making gift baskets, packaging gifts, and sending your purchases out to make someone very happy. Believe it or not, this is the time of year that we are the busiest and make the largest percentage of our sales!

This simple guide will walk you through our online products and help you decide who might be the perfect recipient for each gift.




For the Foodies:

Gift baskets are our most notable gifts. They are appropriate for all of the foodies in your life! They will be appreciated by your neighbors, friends, and family members. Each basket is hand
filled and shrink-wrapped in our Alamogordo location. You can get them filled with pistachios, all kinds of sweets from chocolates to cookies, popcorn, cheese, coffee, and of course wine.

Shop Gift baskets here: https://store.heartofthedesert.com/Gift-Baskets/products/4/

Stocking Stuffers:
Don’t forget the stocking stuffers! We have a large variety of treats that would fit perfectly in a stocking! Consider the following:

2 oz package of Pistachio Cranberry Biscotti—This twice-baked cookie is made for dunking in your favorite hot beverage. It’s the perfect way to start the day!

3 oz package of Candy Coated Pecans We’ve coated fresh, sweet pecans with chocolate creating a delicious celebration of flavor. Available in a variety of flavors including sugar-free.

3 oz package of Chocolate Tortuga —Pistachio nutmeats covered in rich caramel and immersed in creamy milk or dark chocolate. Just the right combination of crunchy and chewy!

3 oz bag of Cappuccino Almonds—Premium almonds coated with creamy milk chocolate infused with fresh ground espresso coffee. Just enough cappuccino flavor to touch your taste buds.

3 oz package of Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels—Soft, caramel goodness wrapped in rich, dark chocolate. Creamy meets dreamy.

3 oz package of Vanilla Praline Pistachios—A bit of Southern charm in each sweet vanilla-flavored crunch.

3 oz package of Pistachio Toffee—Crunchy toffee covered in milk or dark chocolate. Warning: These can be habit-forming!

3 oz package of Milk Chocolate Jordan Almonds—Fresh almonds dipped in milk chocolate with a colorful, crunchy, candy shell.

3 oz package of Dark Chocolate Covered Pistachios—Dark chocolate over fresh pistachios…sweet and crunchy, a customer favorite.

2 oz package of Chocolate Chunk Pistachio Cookies—Cookie lovers, this one’s for you. We combine home-grown pistachios with sweet chocolate chunks for a spectacular cookie baked fresh for you to enjoy. Choose from white chocolate or double chocolate.

3 oz bag of Pistachio Brittle—Fresh, crisp pistachios in a light, buttery brittle. The subtle flavor of the pistachios blends perfectly with the crunchy brittle. You’ve got to try it! For an extra kick try our Red Chile Brittle or Green Chile Brittle. Not too spicy…just right!

3 oz package of Pistachio Bark—Chocolate lovers rejoice! Our Pistachio Bark combines delicious pistachios and creamy chocolate. Nothing more. Nothing less. Choose between dark chocolate or milk chocolate.


For those that like to cook:

If your loved one likes to cook, they probably require flavor and something more than salt and pepper is required.  We offer a large selection of dips, spice mixes, olive oils, and vinegars.

You can shop Southwest flavors here: https://store.heartofthedesert.com/Dips-and-Seasoning/products/9/

Balsamic Vinegars:  https://store.heartofthedesert.com/Basalmic-Vinegars/products/45/

Olive Oils:  https://store.heartofthedesert.com/Olive-Oils/products/44/

Herbs and spices: https://store.heartofthedesert.com/Herbs-and-Spices/departments/49/

Check out all of our gourmet foods: https://store.heartofthedesert.com/Gourmet-Foods/departments/5/



For those you don’t know well:

We recommend our variety packs and tins for teachers, neighbors, co-workers, clients and anyone else that you may not know well, but still want to bring a little joy to their life or show some appreciation.  These tins and packages make for great snacking!

Shop here: https://store.heartofthedesert.com/Variety-Tins-and-More/products/37/


For the snackers:

We all have snackers in our lives.  Heck, you might be one of them.  We love snackers!  For our snackers, we offer our 6 signature flavors of pistachios and 3 flavors of popcorn!

Shop Pistachios: https://store.heartofthedesert.com/Heart-of-the-Desert-Pistachios/products/2/

Shop Popcorn: https://store.heartofthedesert.com/Popcorn/products/60/


And for those that you’d rather let choose their own goodies:

GIFT CERTIFICATES!  Our gift certificates come in $25, $50 and $100. 

Purchase a gift certificate: https://store.heartofthedesert.com/PRODUCT-TITLE/productinfo/GIFTCERT/



Oh, and we can’t forget the wine!

We offer a boutique wine that can only be purchased in New Mexico.  So, unless your special someone has been to one of our stores, the likelihood that they have tried it is slim. Wine drinkers love getting to try something new!  Our wine shipping permits are somewhat limited due to state laws and hefty fees, so make sure we can send to where you’re shipping, before you get set on something.  We’d hate for you to be disappointed!

We have 12 varietals to choose from: https://store.heartofthedesert.com/Wines/products/3/


We hope this guide gives you some ideas and inspiration for things you can purchase for your special people this year. We handle the shipping for you.  Everything can be shipped anywhere, with a few exceptions on wine due to state limitations.  Make sure you have a physical address to ship to VS a PO Box. You can feel good knowing that everything is grown and packaged in the USA.  Each purchase helps a small business, its employees, and its community.  We are based in rural, Alamogordo, New Mexico. 

We thank you for your business!


Happy Holidays!




Heart of the Desert is a working pistachio ranch and vineyard with four retail establishments in New Mexico. They are best known for their farm fresh pistachios and Award-Winning New Mexico wines.  Each store offers wine and pistachio tastings. They offer worldwide shipping and produce attractive gourmet baskets that make great corporate and family gifts. The main store, on the ranch in Alamogordo, offers farm tours that showcases how pistachios are grown and processed as well as a stunning Tuscany themed patio that overlooks the groves and is available for weddings, private parties or enjoying a relaxing glass of wine.