Where to find the most authentic Christmas gifts
Categories: Christmas, shopping.
TOURISTIC AREA: Ruzafa and Ensanche
Give the gift of tradition
Valencia has a long list of local businesses, artisanal shops, and traditional stores where you can find the best gifts for magical Christmas celebrations. In the Historic Center Shops, you can discover the finest products in: Food, Beauty, Footwear and Leather Goods, Collectibles, Antiques, Photography, Bookstores, Stationery, Municipal Market, Art Gallery, Home and Decoration, Jewelry and Accessories, Fashion, Goldsmithing, Crafts, Health, Hats and Gloves, or Textiles. Visit their website and search by these categories to find the store you're looking for, along with its location on the map.
And for your Christmas meals or dinners, nothing beats the Municipal Markets. Visit any of them, and your senses will experience the best party of their lives.
Support local businesses! And if you can't think of anything, here are some suggestions for fashion, gastronomy, or experiences.
- Event dates
Fashion for everyone
Albero, a hundred-year-old store, is the place for hats, caps and turbans for everyone. Get advice from the experts. They have a hat for every customer! They offer special gift packaging, with boxes for hats and boxes or envelopes for caps.
One of the icons of Spanish fashion is Loewe. Choose from their well-known Puzzle or Gate bags or any of the men's and women's fashion garments, shoes or wallets and purses that you will find in their store in Marqués de Dos Aguas, 7. For gifts in men's fashion, Blackcape offers suits, blazers, trousers and shirts with Italian flair, handmade shoes and accessories. They have an appointment service and you can buy via phone or WhatsApp.
Also stop by Miralindo, a store with a captivating personality, especially at Christmas. You will find fashion, accessories, design and craftsmanship. Along with products from more than 30 designers, artists and artisans in "the attic by the sea". Don't miss the area dedicated to its own children's fashion brand, made with 100% cotton.
Eva Escamilla hand paints scarves, shawls and throws by hand to turn them into unique pieces of silk from the firm Ensedarte. Also earrings, fans and paintings that recreate the lobby decoration in Valencia’s North Station, and hand-painted Christmas ornaments. You can find all her creations, with discounts and special packs for Christmas, on the website and in La Botiga de la artesania, the store of the Valencia Crafts Center.
Surprise the foodies in your life with Valencian cuisine
Valencian cava or wine, artisanal turrón, private tastings, visits to wineries, the best Roscón de Reyes, the tastiest lucky grapes... Find gifts that are good enough to eat in our special cuisine recommendations for Christmas.
The most original souvenirs
How about sending a Christmas card? Not just any card, though, but the ones you'll find in La Postalera. Or ceramic pieces by artists and craftsmen from all over Spain from a fine selection of unique pieces. For purchases over 20€, you will be entered in a drawing for three original Christmas baskets.
The folks at Atypical know a lot about unusual souvenirs, with mugs, bags, prints, postcards or illustrated T-shirts in the purest Valencian design.
In Valencia, we also like traditional Christmas markets. Drop by any of this year's markets to buy handicrafts, fashion, gourmet products or gifts you can't even imagine!
Give emotion to your gift in an escape room
Do you want to be original? Give the experience of an escape room. In Moment Scape they have four rooms to feel fear, tension, mystery or fantasy without leaving the room.
Guided tours of Valencia with a bow on top
You can learn a lot about Valencia, its origin, the legends that are told about it, its monuments and the characters that changed the course of its history. Let yourself go and learn all about it. And share it by giving away guided tours of Valencia. Find out how the Holy Grail ended up in the Cathedral, or why there's a Silk Museum in a neighborhood that happens to be called Velluters (Silk Weavers).
Learn more about what they call the city's Sistine Chapel, or explore modernist buildings you've never even seen before. And how about touring Valencia by bike? Well, that's an option too. Take a look at all our guided tours and give the most original gift this Christmas.