Most of you will be visiting home for the Christmas holidays, but even if you’re not, you’ll be starting your Christmas shopping soon enough! So, why not by gifts for your friends and families that will reflect on the time you spend in this beautiful city? Below is a list of some of the most Madrileño inspired items that would be great Christmas gifts for everyone you know! Whether it’s a souvenir or a special something made only in Madrid, we think you’ll find some great ideas. Enjoy!
Sweet wine from ‘El Anciano Rey de los Vinos’
Awarded the certificate of excellence for dining by Trip Advisor, El Anciano Rey de los Vinos has some of the best tapas and wine selection in the city. A bottle of red vermouth from this classic Madrid tavern would make an excellent gift for any wine-lover.
Where: Calle de Bailén, 19, 28013 Madrid
Candy from La Violeta
Where: Plaza de Canalejas, 6, 28014 Madrid
Chocolate for dipping churros from ‘Chocolatería San Gines’
Churros con chocolate is one of the many treats of being in Madrid, so bring some of that joy to your friends back home! Get a jar of some delicious chocolate from the famous Chocolatería San Gines by Sol to really satisfy someone’s sweet tooth.
Where: Pasadizo San Ginés, 5, 28013 Madrid
Handmade leather goods from ‘Taller Puntera’
For some of the best handmade leather goods in the city, Taller Puntera is one of the best shops in all of Madrid. From beautiful purses and bags to masterfully crafted wallets and leather-bound notebooks, these products make a wonderful holiday gift.
Where: Plaza Conde de Barajas 4 Madrid 28005
Turrón ‘from Casa Mira’
The art of making delicious turrón goes all the way back to the late middle ages, and the tradition continues at Casa Mira! This nougat treat goes great with a nice red wine, and it certainly makes a wonderful gift for friends back home!
Where: Carrera de S. Jerónimo, 30, 28014 Madrid
Ceramic souvenirs from ‘San Miguel Artesanía’
Specialized in traditional Spanish ceramics, the San Miguel Artesanía is one of the most acclaimed hand made & painted ceramic and pottery shops in the city. They have pieces influenced by Granada’s fajalauza pottery, andalusian green ceramics of Úbeda, and the world famous renaissance and baroque ceramics from Talavera de la Reina!
Where: Plaza de San Miguel, 5, 28005 Madrid
Flamenco souvenirs at ‘Objetos de Arte Toledano’
You can find an abundance of traditional Spanish souvenirs at Objetos de Arte Toledano! From decorative items such as swords and demascenes of Toledo to medieval armor and bullfighting dolls and fans, this is a great place to pick up some classic Spanish mementos.
Where: Paseo del Prado, 10, 28014 Madrid
‘Casa Hernanz’ for custom fitted espadrilles
The fact that Casa Hernanz is said to quite literally have created the espadrille speaks for itself. Widely regarded as the best place to buy the stylish summer sandals in the city. An absolute must for those fashionistas back home!
Where: Calle de Toledo, 18, 28005 Madrid
Mixed Spanish spices from Spicy Yuli
Spicy Yuli is a charming and well-known spice and infusion store in Madrid. They offer over 180 different spices and over 100 teas and from all over the world! A great gift for anyone that loves to cook.
Where: Calle de Valverde, 42, 28004 Madrid
Gloves from Guantes Luque – 100 year old glove shop
First opened in 1886, Gauntes Luque is one of the best glove vendors in Madrid. They offer numerous sizes, colors, and types of gloves; if you can’t find what you’re looking for here, you won’t find it anywhere! Wonderful gift for the chilly winter & holiday season.
Where: Calle de Espoz y Mina, 3, 28012 Madrid