Mexican gifts for your beloved ones

Mexican gifts for your beloved ones

The best gifts and souvenirs to buy in Mexico City

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Mexico City is a unique destination and souvenirs are the best way to remember it! There are many things you can buy for yourself and your loved ones during your trip to Mexico City. Combine sightseeing with shopping stops at local markets such as La Lagunilla, Mercado de Curiosidades, Mercado Insurgentes, Ciudadela Crafts Market, Bazar del Sabado, Mercado de Artesanias and find the best recuerdos (souvenirs) in Mexico City!

Gifts for your mother:

There are many hand-crafted gifts to choose from Mexico’s local markets. Talavera tiles and pottery are traditional blue and white ceramics that are made by hand using old Spanish techniques. They come in many shapes and versions, including vases, plates and bowls. Additionally you can buy beautiful Mexican terra cotta clay pots or barro negro black pottery. If your mom loves handwoven textiles, look for traditional woolen rugs and blankets. They are extremely popular in Mexico City!

Gifts for your father:

Travelling to Mexico City you will have the chance to enjoy the best coffee you’ve ever had! After all, Mexico is the world’s leader in fair-trade coffee and certified organic coffee production. Go for Oaxaca's Pluma coffee and don’t forget to buy some top-quality coffee beans for your dad back home! If he likes drinking alcohol, you can buy Xtabentún, an anise liqueur made in Mexico's Yucatán region. Guayaberas -traditional linen shirts, decorated with embroidery- make also an excellent gift.

Gifts for your sweetheart:

If she loves art, buy her Mexican folk art wood carvings Alebrijes. Every fashion girl will be excited for a pair of Mexican sandals huaraches, a traditional cotton blouse huipil with hand-embroidered designs or a colorful Mexican shawl rebozo. All women love jewelry and no trip to Mexico City is complete without buying her a high quality Taxco silver jewelry! The colonial city locates just 100 miles southwest of Mexico City and it is famous for its silver tianguis –marketplace where you will find exquisite pieces at bargain prices!

Gifts for your pals:

Mexico colored fabricsMost men like to drink and there is nothing better than sharing a bottle of tequila with your friends. There are many different categories and brands including Maestro Añejo classic, Cabo Wabo, Patron, Don Eduardo, Corazon Anejo, El Mayor and Herradura "Seleccion Suprema". Alternatively, you can buy a bottle of Mezcal, an alcoholic beverage made from any type of agave plant native to Mexico. Sombreros and panama hats make also great gifts.

Gifts for your children (or your friend’s children, or your nephews and nieces):

Travelling to Mexico City, you will have the chance to taste and buy delicious Mexican chocolate. It is ground with sugar, cinnamon and almonds and you can buy it together with fresh vanilla and a hand-carved wooden tool used to whip hot chocolate (molinillo). Your children will get excited with replicas of Aztec and Mayan artifacts, marionetas, maracas and wooden flutes. As for the lucha libre masks, they are not for everyone, but they are different, inexpensive and are sold all over Mexico City!

*Extra tip:

As soon as you book your cheap flights to Mexico City and start organizing your packing list, just remember to save room in your luggage for your Mexican souvenirs!