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50+ Fun Ideas for Mexican Gifts | Unique Mexican Themed Gifts (for People Who Love Mexico)

Looking for some gift ideas for your friend or family member whose favorite travel destination is Mexico? This guide includes over 50 fun and unique ideas for Mexican gifts – from colorful clothing and accessories, traditional handicrafts, home decor items and more.

Mexico is one of my favorite travel destinations – I love the rich cultural heritage, the amazing food, and the friendly people. I love how each city or region has a different vibe – whether it’s the bustling capital of Mexico City, the beach towns of Puerto Vallarta and Cabo, or the small surf towns of Sayulita and Todos Santos.

I also always love shopping in Mexico – I am always so inspired by the colors, patterns, and textures of traditional Mexican handicrafts and can never resist bringing home some goodies for myself and as gifts.

I had so much fun putting together this post of Mexican gift ideas, compiling both traditional items and Mexican inspired picks. I’ve included tons of ideas for Mexican gifts that your Mexico-obsessed friend is sure to love! (These are also perfect if you are looking for ideas for Mexican souvenirs to bring home.)

From clothing, jewelry, decor, wall art, kitchen items, handicrafts, food, and more, these gifts are perfect for the person who loves Mexico! Keep on reading for fun and unique ideas for Mexican themed gifts:

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Perfect Ideas for Mexican Gifts | Fun Mexican Gift Ideas

Clothing and Accessories

Mexican Dresses

I’ve always loved the colors and details of traditional Mexican dresses – the amount of care and detail that goes into them are incredible! These hand-woven dresses are the perfect Mexican gift ideas for any stylish fashionista in your life (I even picked one up for myself on my last trip to Mexico). She will love any one of these because they make a stylish boho-style outfit, especially on a hot day (perfect for her next trip to Mexico)! They also make a great swimsuit cover-up. [BUY: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Huarache Sandals

These woven leather sandals are the perfect touch to complete any outfit, and make one of the best Mexican themed gifts! You can find them in a variety of colors, styles, and patterns to suit your recipient’s tastes, from super colorful, to all-purpose neutrals. [BUY: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Mexican Pom Pom Tassels

I’ve always loved seeing these colorful pom pom tassels at artisan markets and boutiques all over Mexico (I loved seeing them in Sayulita and Todos Santos), and they make the perfect Mexican souvenir or gift! These whimsy cuties are the perfect accessory for all ages – they can use them as a keychain, or as an adorable addition to your bags and purses. These pom poms also make perfect ornaments as well! They come in a variety of colors, and motifs, so they are one of the best Mexican gift ideas to suit a variety of tastes and styles! [BUY HERE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

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Woven Palm Leaf Purse

If you are looking for a gift to accompany the aforementioned pom pom tassel, consider pairing them with this woven palm leaf purse. These make the perfect summer bag or beach bag. The colorful pom pom hanging from it makes the perfect touch and make for a perfect gift! [BUY HERE]

Mexican Blouses

These beautiful blouses make some of the best traditional Mexican gifts. They are perfect for those stylish fashionistas who love color! These hand-embroidered blouses are perfect for hot weather. A longer one would even work as a swimsuit cover up. She’ll be guaranteed to get tons of compliments every time she wears this! [BUY: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Frida Kahlo Cork Wristlet Wallet

For the Frida lover in your life! This unique wallet is made our of vegan, sustainable cork material. Perfect for holding the essentials – includes a credit card holder and room for a smartphone. [BUY HERE]

Destination T-Shirts

Help them celebrate their favorite destination in Mexico with these fun T-shirts! I loved the retro-chic vibe of these styles – it will help them remember their favorite Mexican city fondly every time they wear these T-shirts. [BUY HERE: 1, 2, 3, 4]

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Otomi Embroidery Jean Jacket

How amazing is this denim jacket? This stunning jean jacket is a work of art – it features colorful Otomi designs, hand-embroidered with love in Mexico. It is seriously one of the most unique and beautiful Mexican gifts you can find – your recipient will be so stylish and receive so many compliments every time she wears this! [BUY HERE]

All-Purpose Serape Tote

This all-purpose tote bag is inspired by the Mexican Serape blanket and will help them carry around all their things in style! This colorful bag is made with water-resistant nylon and is perfect to use as a shopping bag, purse, book bag, or laptop bag. [BUY HERE]

Mexican Jewelry Gifts

Beaded Frida Kahlo Earrings

These earrings make such fun Mexican themed gifts! These unique earrings are handmade with love and make such a perfect gift for any Friday Kahlo fan. Such a lightweight, adorable, and fun pair of earrings! [BUY HERE]

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Beaded Jewelry Set

This stunning necklace and earring set make such a perfect and stylish gift! These hand-beaded pieces are meticulously crafted and are such gorgeous statement jewelry pieces. One of the best Mexican gifts for the fashionista in your life! [BUY HERE]

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Floral Palm Leaf Jewelry Set

This one is another set of beautiful statement jewelry, handcrafted in Michoacán, Mexico. The small flowers are woven from palm leaves – gorgeous! Comes in a variety of colors to suite anyone’s tastes! [BUY HERE]

Beaded Earrings

A set of handmade beaded earrings, handcrafted by Mexican artisans, make some of the most beautiful gifts – the amount of detail on these are insane! The style on the left is made in Nayarit, and the ones on the right are a Huichol style (from a group of indigenous people). These are some great Mexican gift ideas for those fashionistas in your life (especially the ones who love color!). [BUY HERE: 1, 2]

Taxco Silver Jewelry

The city of Taxco is famous for its silver – while the mines are empty today, the region has a long and rich history of silver mining. The city has a reputation for its beautiful jewelry and expert craftsmanship. Many pieces of Taxco silver jewelry are vintage and one-of-a-kind, which makes such a special gift! [BUY HERE]

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Ojo de Dios Earrings

These colorful earrings feature an intricate handwoven design, resembling Ojo de Dios, or God’s eye. A vibrant fringe makes these earrings a bold statement piece. [BUY HERE]

Mexico Home Decor Gifts

Small Handwoven Basket

These colorful baskets are one of the most versatile Mexico gifts, and ideal for a multitude of uses – store random trinkets, display on the kitchen counter, even serve tortillas or chips in them! [BUY HERE]

Otomi Embroidery Pillow Covers

The Otomi people are an indigenous group originating in the highlands of central Mexico. They are one of the oldest complex Mesoamerican groups and can be found in Hidalgo, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, Tlaxcala, and Michoacán.

Otomi textiles, known as tenangos can take days or even weeks to embroider and are said to be based off cliff and cave paintings in the area. Many of them feature motifs that date back hundreds of years, and feature various florals, animals, abstract shapes, and mythical creatures.

These beautiful pillow covers featuring Otomi embroidery makes such a beautiful, colorful addition to anyone’s home and are one of the best traditional Mexican gifts you can find! They make perfect Mexican souvenirs as well. You’ll find lots of different colors and designs to suit a person’s decor preferences. [BUY HERE: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Mexican Table Runners

Each of these pieces have incredible color and detail to create a stunning centerpiece for any table! They make some of the most gorgeous Mexican themed gifts. [BUY: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Homesick Scented Candle

These unique candles tap into your sensory memory through nostalgic scents and are perfect for that person who is missing Mexico. The Mexico candle includes scents of butter and smoked birch, as well as notes of jalapeno, tortillas, cream, and sugar. From the manufacturer – “Freshly made tortilla de maiz Spices wafting from a simmering clay cazuela Tequila while cheering on your favorite fútbol club” [BUY HERE]

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Papel Picado Banners

I always love seeing streets in Mexico lined with these papel picado banners – it adds such a fun, festive touch! Why not help them recreate that look at home? A set of papel picado banners makes such fun and traditional Mexico gifts! [BUY HERE]

Pom Pom Garlands

These colorful pom pom garlands add a fun, whimsy touch to anyone’s home and are such a perfect gift! These are also some of my favorite Mexico souvenirs to bring home. They make perfect garlands, photo backdrops, accent pieces, and more (I personally have mine hanging from a wooden ladder shelf). There are so many size, shapes, colors, and styles available to suite everybody’s home decor tastes and preferences. [BUY HERE: 1, 2, 3, 4]

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Sugar Skull Planters

The Mexican sugar skulls, known as calaveras, are one of the most recognizable symbols of Dia de Los Muertos celebrations. They are often decorated with bright paint colors, foil, beads and more. These sugar skull planters are a fun take on the tradition, and make one of the best Mexican themed gifts, and are perfect for holding small succulents and air plants. [BUY HERE]

Scratch-off Mexico Map

A scratch-off map is one of my favorite travel gifts, and is perfect for the travel enthusiast who is always traveling to Mexico! This will help them keep track of where they’ve been, and where they still need to go. It is divided by the states of Mexico, and scratching off the gold foil reveals a colorful map underneath. [BUY HERE]

Serape Blankets

These traditional Mexican Serape blankets are so versatile – ideal as a throw blanket, for snuggling up on the couch, or even as a picnic blanket. They are perfect as a shawl as well. My parents always had one in the house growing up, and now I keep one handy too. They also make the most perfect Mexico themed gifts (my parents always took them with them to Japan)! There are tons of colors and styles out there to suit their tastes. [BUY HERE: 1, 2]

Ojo de Dios

The woven Ojo de Dios amulet is a spiritual symbol of the Huichol people. These colorful pieces make the perfect wall hanging or decoration, and is one of the best Mexico gifts – it is said that those who display the Ojo de Dios will have God watching over and protecting them. [BUY HERE: 1, 2]

Dia de los Muertos Figurines

Dia de los Muertos celebrates the dead, and families welcome back the souls of their loved ones who have passed away. These skeleton figurines are traditionally used for “ofrendas,” or offerings. They take on many forms – from the borracho drunk, to a flamenco dancer! These figurines are all meticulously handcrafted and also make some amazing traditional Mexican gifts! Perfect for those who love skeletons and other spooky things, or simply appreciate art and craftsmanship. [BUY HERE: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Alebrije Figurines

Alebrijes are sculptres of mythical creatures and spritis. In Oaxacan culture, each person is believed to have an alebrije as a spirit guide, protector and mischief guide. These figurines are all carved from wood, and painted in bright colors with great detail. They make a perfect decorative piece in any home, and are one of the best traditional Mexican gifts! [BUY HERE: 1, 2]

Mexico Inspired Kitchen Gifts

Hand-Blown Margarita Glasses

These colorful margarita glasses add a fun touch to any celebration! They are hand-blown in Tonala, Mexico. It is sure to add a playful touch to your fiesta! [BUY HERE]

Talavera Kitchenware

The talavera style of pottery was introduced to Mexico by the Spanish during the colonial period. It eventually evolved to take on a distinctly Mexican style, incorporating vibrant colors, along with native floral and animal motifs. Talavera ceramics make some of the most beautiful Mexico gifts, with its bright colors and unique patterns.

It is also known as some of the finest ceramics in the world (the way to tell an authentic talavera piece is to scratch a coin across the surface – a real talavera piece won’t scratch). You can find literally any kind of kitchenware – plates, bowls, canisters, salt and pepper shakers, mugs…all kinds of Mexican gift ideas here! [BUY HERE: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Frida Kahlo Mug

For the Frida Kahlo fan and/or sassy feminist in your life! [BUY HERE]

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Molcajete Mortar and Pestle

The molcajete is Mesoamerica’s mortar and pestle and has been used for thousands of years to grind and mix grains, spices, herbs, and more. These are perfect for making homemade guacamole and tortillas! These molcajetes are all made-to-order and is one of the best Mexican gift ideas for the foodies in your life! [BUY HERE]

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Mexican Tortilla Basket

These colorful handcrafted baskets are originally intended to be used as a tortilla warmer. They can hold a serving of tortilla chips as well. However, they have other versatile uses, which makes these one of the best Mexico gifts! Use them to hold jewelry and other random trinkets, to act as a decorative piece, or even to “wrap” some of the other Mexico presents in this guide! [BUY HERE]

Loteria Mugs

These make such fun Mexican inspired gifts! Each of these mugs have illustrations and sayings that are based on the Mexican bingo game, such as La Super Mama, La Super Papa, El Afficionado, La Fitness, and more. [BUY HERE]

Mexico Themed Posters and Art

Mexican City Maps

Help them commemorate their favorite Mexican city or region with one of these stylish black and white maps. This shop has a variety of destinations available, but if their favorite is not listed, they offer custom maps as well. Available in a variety of sizes and materials. [BUY HERE: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Illustrated Maps

For a whimsy take on their favorite Mexican city. Available for Mexico City and San Miguel del Allende, as well as Mexico as a whole. Each map features watercolored illustrations of each destination’s major landmarks. There are a couple versions for each. [BUY HERE: 1, 2]

Vintage Style Posters

These posters take inspiration from vintage travel posters from the 70s and are the perfect way to celebrate their favorite destination in Mexico. I love the retro chic vibe of these designs! [BUY HERE: 1, 2, 3, 4]

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Otomi Art Print

The vibrant and colorful otomi emblems make the perfect centerpiece for their walls! [BUY HERE]

Toys and Games

Loteria Game

This traditional Mexican game is similar to bingo, but using illustrated cards instead of numbered balls. This version of loteria has been updated for the 21st century, while keeping tradition and Mexican culture alive. Includes a memory game as well. [BUY HERE]

Millennial Loteria

This is a hilariously modern take on the classic loteria game, and makes one of the most fun Mexican themed gifts! Inspired by the Instagram account with the same name, Millennial Loteria remiagines La Dama as La Feminist, El Catrín as El Hipster, and Las Jaras as La Hashtag. Latina Magazine says – “You need this Millennial Lotería for your next game night!” [BUY HERE]

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Frida Kahlo Doll

I came across these cute Frida Kahlo dolls in Sayulita and bought one for a friend but didn’t get one for myself…I was kicking myself because I could find similar dolls but not the same one on subsequent trips to Mexico. I was so excited to find these on Etsy! They make the cutest Mexico themed gifts – perfect for little girls, but also for adults because they look adorable on a shelf! [BUY HERE]

Handmade Mexican Stuffed Animals

I saw these on my last trip to Mexico to Cabo and had to take some home with me! They are the most adorable and colorful stuffed animals you’ll ever see – the hand-woven details on them are beautiful. Perfect for children of all ages, or even adults – I have mine proudly displayed on a shelf! [BUY HERE: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Mexican Inspired Stationery + Office Gifts

Mexican Themed Laptop Case

This fun laptop case is perfect for the Mexico lover in your life! Featuring a variety of whimsy Mexican-inspired motifs, this laptop case provides military grade protection to keep their laptop safe! Fits a 13 inch Macbook. [BUY HERE]

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Mexico Scrapbooking Kit

This is one of the best Mexican themed gifts for that Mexico lover who is looking to display their travel photos! Includes a set of Mexico-inspired pattered papers, as well as a coordinating sticker sheet. [BUY HERE]

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Otomi Notebook

This spiral-bound notebook features a colorful Otomi inspired design on the cover. Perfect for them to jot their thoughts, or to use as a travel journal on their next trip to Mexico! Includes 90 lined pages and a document holder. [BUY HERE]

Frida Kahlo Moleskine Notebook

This beautiful Frida Kahlo themed Moleskine notebook is the perfect tribute to the artist! Features a colorful leather cover with an illustration of the artist, themed endpapers, and stickers. They can express their creative truth in this journal. [BUY HERE]

Books For People Who Love Mexico

Talavera Designs Coloring Book

The designs in this adult coloring book are inspired by traditional talavera pottery. Featuring intricate designs in the Old World style, with motifs of animals, flowers, and other classic Mexican ornaments. There is a Folk Art coloring book available as well. [BUY HERE]

Mexico: The Cookbook

Known as the “bible of Mexican home cooking,” this is one of the best Mexico gifts for foodies! Featuring over 700 delicious and authentic recipes that can easily be recreated at home, this book is a must for Mexican food lovers. Also includes a detailed introduction to Mexican culinary history, and an overview of ingredients and techniques. [BUY HERE]

Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook by Enrique Olvera

Enrique Olvera is one of the most famous Mexican chefs in the world – his flagship restaurant Pujol was one of my all-time favorites in Mexico City, and he also has establishments in Los Angeles and New York City. In this book, Olvera shares 100 recipes that are close to his heart, encouraging home cooks to incorporate traditional and contemporary Mexican tastes and ingredients into their recipe repertoire. [BUY HERE]

My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions by Gabriela Camara

Gabriela Camara is also one of Mexico City’s most well-known chef – her restaurant Contramar is one of the most popular in the city, and she also helms Cala in San Francisco. This book includes 150 detailed recipes that celebrates the cuisine of Mexico. This book is like a mini-encyclopedia on Mexican food that includes personal stories from Camara’s life and career, empowering cooks with the knowledge and power to adapt Mexican cuisine on their own. [BUY HERE]

The Food of Oaxaca: Recipes and Stories from Mexico’s Culinary Capital by Alejandro Ruiz

Alejandro Ruiz owns several popular restaurants in the Oaxaca area. This book celebrates the food and culinary traditions of Oaxaca, known as one of the premier food destinations in Mexico. Includes 50 recipes including the classics of the region, the coastal cuisine, and the food that Ruiz serves in his restaurants. [BUY HERE]

Lonely Planet Mexico

The quintessential travel guide to Mexico – this is a must in helping them plan their next trip to Mexico! This guide covers it all, including anywhere and everywhere to visit in Mexico, as well as the top things to do and eat, and how to experience the country like a local. [BUY HERE]

Subscription Boxes

MexiCrate

Mexicrate Snack Box Subscription

This Mexicrate subscription box is one of the best Mexican gifts for the snack lover in your life! They will receive a curated selection of Mexican snacks each month, featuring tasty candies, chips, cookies, salty snacks, and more! [BUY HERE]

Agave Craft

Agave Craft Tequila Subscription

For the tequila lover in your life! This subscription will let them try a new premium tequila every single month. Help them take their tequila knowledge to the next level and become a tequila connoisseur! For recipients 21+ only. [BUY HERE]

MX T-Shirt Club, Mexicandy & Swag

Mexicandy & Swag Subscription

This fun subscription box celebrates Mexican culture and includes a Mexican-themed T-shirt (designed by Latino artists), and a selection of delicious Mexican artists every month. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Latino Student Fund charity as well. [BUY HERE]

Other Mexican Gifts

Taza Chocolate Mexicano Sampler

Did you know that chocolate was first invented in Mexico? The cacao plants were first found in Mesoamerica, and the Olmec, one of the earliest Latin American civilizations, were the first to turn it into chocolate. A sampler of Mexican chocolates is the perfect gift for the chocoholic in your life! This set includes 8 organic, single-origin chocolates from Mexico. [BUY HERE]

Mexi-Mix Candy Box

One of the best Mexican gift ideas for the sugar fiend in your life! This assortment includes 46 pieces from the most popular and well-known Mexican candy brands, including De La Rosa, Rebanaditas, Ricolino, Vero, Anahuac, Canels, and Lucas. [BUY HERE]

What are some of your favorite ideas for Mexican gifts?

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