There are all kinds of Mexican gifts; from the traditional art crafts to the typical dulce de leche candy and of course Mexican clothing.
In general let's classify Gifts from Mexico in three categories:
Here is a list of the most typical textiles and Mexican clothing items you can get as a gift. We will also try to give you some details on their origin and tradition.
Mexican Dress - Trendy
A Sarape or rebozo
This is one of the most traditional gifts. The serape can be used as decoration on your bar, and a rebozo is widely used by women today; It is very elegant!
There are a wide variety of dresses; Mexican embroidered dresses are the perfect gifts for women that like style, and appreciate handmade art.
Guayabera or Blouse
Guayabera is the typical men's shirt with pockets on both side and used un-tucked. Embroidered blouses are just like dresses for women who appreciate authentic Mexican art.
A Mexican hat
The mariachi hat is by far the most typical representation of Mexico, and just like the serape, it is best used when hanged as a decoration in your home's preferred social area.
A Mexican Blanket or a Mexican Rug
Mexican blankets and rugs are perfect as a gift thanks to their beautiful and unique designs. They are embroidered and many artisans (particularly in Teotitlan Oaxaca) still use traditional techniques.
Crafts are excellent Mexican gifts with a great variety from all regions of Mexico.
Here are some of the most typical examples of Mexican crafts.
Mexican Talavera Crafts
With religious motives such as Our Lady of Guadalupe for Catholics or a nice cross for all Christians.
Sun and Moon Designs
In clay, silver, and pewter.
The best one is from Puebla. You can get a single plate or a complete dinnerware set.
From the state of Oaxaca
Mexico is also famous for its Tequila, and its food. For gifts we suggest:
Which is basically caramel candy made with goat milk.
Also called Dulce de Leche. There is a great variety of these with pecans, tree nuts, and other nuts.
Tequila use to have a bad reputation, but people are starting to differentiate between good and bad Tequilas. And good tequilas are very nice!
This is coffee liquor popular among international tourist; Can be drunk alone with ice or with coffee.
There are many Mexican gifts that will make her or his day. Please share what you liked the best!
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