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The Essential Spain Gift Guide

Ever since launching our travel planning services to Spain, we’ve been taking major cues from this country on everything from our fashion to our cooking and, now, our gift-giving.

Spain’s lively culture and culinary prestige bring us a wealth of gift-giving inspo and we’re psyched about giving our loved ones a piece of this vividly colorful country.

Take a peek inside our gift guide and see how you can bring the Spanish vibes to your friends and fam!

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Drinkable Dessert

Call us biased since we adore Barcelona, but, in our view, no one quite does drinking chocolate like the Spaniards. From a late-night post-partying snack with a few churros to cozying up with a cup at a cafe, we’re always game for chocolate a la taza. And If we can’t be in Barcelona this holiday season, at least we’re there in spirit with a mug of dark drinking chocolate by our side.

This chocolate is rich as can be in true Spanish tradition, so don’t say we didn’t warn you! This stuff is so crave-worthy that you’ll be booking a flight to Spain with us faster than you can say !un més si us plau!

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Swap Your Vino For Vermouth

Win the hostess-gift-giving game with this classic Spanish spirit. You may think of vermouth as merely a mixer for classic cocktails (like the Man O’ War), but on the rocks, it’s a best friend to Spanish flavors.

As it’s finally becoming more popular stateside, we see more and more Spanish brands at our favorite wine stores. To order some for yourself, turn to Lustau Red Vermut, which is just as good on its own as it is mixed with quality spiced whiskey and citrus. We’ll be stocking up on bottles of this classic Spanish drink to prep our palettes for all the vermouth we’ll be tasting on our next trip to Spain.

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Walk The Part

Back alley explorations in Barcelona and seaside walks in Costa Brava demand some sandals that can go the distance. These Avarca sandals are an artisanal classic that seemingly every Spaniard of every age, from little tots to grandmothers, sports.

Handmade in Spain and now featured in a variety of metallics for some added glam to your OOTD, these slip-ons are perfect for your fave globetrotter who’s in serious need of a practical but fashionable shoe swap before her next vacay.

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Cook Up Classic Spain

With visions of boquerones, pa amb tomàquet, and paella dancing in our heads, we’re cracking open this bestselling Spanish cookbook every chance that we get.

Authored by mother-daughter duo Simone and Ines Ortega, this authentic take on a whopping 1,080 classic recipes from Spain deserves a permanent home in the cookbook archives of your closest foodie friend.

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Stand Out Clutch

For the fashionista on your list, opt for a sleek, minimalist clutch to take from walking tour-to-tapas crawl with ease.

This rich, Spanish leather-lined handbag by Progono is our ultimate travel bag this season because, with an attachable strap included, it’s uber versatile and ready for wear as a handbag, shoulder bag, or crossbody.

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Macrame Wall Art

The mod decor that we are crushing on as of late? This artisanally woven Macrame Wall Hanging by RanRan Design. We love that it adds the perfect beachy-cool accent to any room that it’s in and that each art piece is handwoven in Spain just for you and yours.

The perfect statement gift for your friend who’s redecorating, it’s unique enough to be right from the shelves of the chicest boutiques in Barcelona.

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Chocolate Fig Bonbons

Was anyone else incredibly disappointed to discover that the sugarplums we heard of envisioning in “Twas the Night Before Christmas” were, well..nonexistent? Us too.

Thank goodness we found a suitable replacement: these Chocolate Fig Bonbons, expertly crafted by Spanish chocolatiers, are all about what our childhood dreams of holiday indulgences were made up of.

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Opening photo by Ferran Fusalba Roselló 

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