Christmas is breathing down our necks so here is another idea to help you buy gifts for your friends and family and support local businesses while you're at it.

Everybody loves food and just about everybody likes to eat out so, why not give local restaurant gift certificates as gifts? You can buy gift certificates for big chains like Chili's, Applebees, Taco Bell, etc at most major retailers.

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For local restaurants, you will probably have to go to the actual restaurant.

A small thing when you consider that you are giving a tasty gift that will be unique to El Paso. We have some amazing local restaurants and they all put their own spin on their dishes.

A burger from an El Paso chain restaurant doesn't taste any different than one from a chain restaurant a thousand miles from here. 'Ya know? Give a gift that tastes great and tastes different.

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Get one at your favorite eatery or, venture out and try something new. Have a bite somewhere you have never been and, if you like it, buy a gift certificate for your peeps. It's a win-win as you get to try something new and the restaurant scores two new customers while everyone keeps their money and efforts local.

Here are a few locals that I know offer gift certificates. For others, you will need to either call them or stop by. Whoever you gift one of these to will love you for it ... and so will the restaurant.

Great El Paso Restaurants That Offer Gift Certificates

El Paso Restaurants That Offer Gift Certificates

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