Mexico is a box full of experiences that each season attracts millions of people from far and varied places. From the paradisiacal beaches of the Mayan Riviera like Cancún or Playa del Carmen, to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itzá, to the colorful city of Mexico City, you will undoubtedly bring back many memories and beautiful photos from your trip to Mexico. We also give you all our advice and tips to prepare your trip in our article: Mexico Travel Guide to prepare your trip.

What to bring back from Mexico: List of the most beautiful travel souvenirs

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You will have understood it… your encounter with the beautiful Mayan and Aztec Mexican lands can only be idyllic and will hopefully leave you with good memories! Therefore, at the end of your stay, only one question may arise: what souvenir will you have to bring back from Mexico? From then on, do you ask yourself which products, objects, and souvenirs to bring back from Mexico in order to immortalize your trip? A flag? Coins? Or a map of this beautiful part of the world?  Discover, in this article, our opinion and advice on the most beautiful things to bring back from Mexico, and especially where to find them during your trip!

Most tourists come to this American paradise for its bewitching beaches, exotic landscapes and also its history and cultural richness, but you will find during your trip in the different states of Mexico, several products and souvenirs that will make your beautiful stay memorable. Among the bright fabrics, sombreros, colorful and handcrafted products and souvenirs, you will have a wide choice during your expedition in this region of America. You can’t see clearly? You don’t know which store to buy in. Here is our opinion on pieces that will make excellent travel souvenirs to take home, on your refrigerator for example, in France or elsewhere…

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The top 10 souvenirs to buy from Mexico

Alebrijes

The alebrije is a craftwork invented by Pedro Linares López in 1936 and made with the technique of cardboard and painting in bright colors. Usually, it represents an imaginary animal, made up of body parts of different animals. You might remember the alebrijes from the Coco cartoon ? They are represented there as “spiritual guides”.

Alebrije

  • Authentic : An original product made by Margarita and Gabriela Sosa.
  • Product information : Copal wood.
  • Handmade item : Color, size and/or pattern may vary slightly.
  • Price : 70,95$.

Alebrije

  • Authentic : An original product made by Margarita and Gabriela Sosa.
  • Product information : Copal wood.
  • Handmade item : Color, size and/or pattern may vary slightly.
  • Price : 70,95$.

Chiapas Markets: The Best of Mexican Indigenous Art

If you go to the state of Chiapas, in the south of Mexico, you can bring back (especially for children) important figurines of the Zapatista revolution, as well as jade stone objects or magnets with Mayan motifs to stick on your refrigerator. Check out our selection of the best stores in the state’s cities to find a souvenir worthy of the name at the best price !

Colorful and bright textiles from Mexico

Mexico is also famous for its fabrics combining radiance, quality and beauty. These shimmering fabrics are marketed in several states of the country. But the best textiles are certainly those produced in Chiapas. In the markets of San Cristobal de las Casas, you can buy embroidered fabrics, hammocks, skirts, T-shirts, colorful shirts, but also and especially sarapes and ponchos (wool jackets). But don’t stop there! Prolong the pleasure by joining the sweet state of Yucatan to discover authentic Mayan hammocks. Finally, you can finish your shopping by going to the market in Ciudadela. It’s the place to bring back an huipil (bright shirt made of embroidered fabric) from your Mexican stay.

The famous calaveras of Mexico

It is impossible to miss during your trip to Mexico the famous calaveras, skulls symbolizing the feast of the dead in the country. You will find these original ceramics, which you can take back home to France or elsewhere, in almost every city in Mexico. Please note that all colors are available, and different according to the region. If you want more authenticity, you should go to the village of San Bertolo Coyotopec (State of Oaxaca). You can fall in love with the exquisite ceramics made from black clay.

Skull figurine of Mexico

Figurine molded in high quality resin.

Skull figurine of Mexico

Figurine molded in high quality resin.

The masks of lucha libre

In Mexico , Lucha Libre is the most popular spectacle sport after football. Most luchadores are masked to hide their true identity and create an image that gives them a special personality. On July 21, 2018, the Lucha Libre was named intangible cultural heritage of the city of México .

Lucha libre mask

Lucha libre mask

The local flavors of Mexico

The Mexican gastronomy and drinks are not to be outdone. These authentic flavors are the best memories of your stay in Mexico. It must be said that the gourmet and enriching dishes, as well as the different beverages such as Chiapas coffee, will leave an unforgettable mark on your taste buds. The same goes for the tasty and intoxicating beverages.

Bring back a bottle of Mezcal

Like tequila, Mezcal is an alcohol made from a Mexican cactus: agave. It is with tequila – EL tequila in Spanish (yes, it is a masculine one) – the symbolic drink of Mexico. These two alcohols are distinguished mainly by their method of manufacture and their territorial origin. Imagine that for a Mexican, mixing the two is equivalent to confusing a Bordeaux with a Côte-du-Rhône. Blasphemy! This is a great gift, full of history, to bring back from Mexico and share with your loved ones from all over the world. 

Bouteille de Bruxo N4

Mezcal Bruxo 

Bruxo a été créé par un groupe d’amis qui aiment et honorent le pays du Mexique. Ils ont découvert la magie du mezcal, mais surtout ses habitants. Brujo est synonyme de chaman, sage, illuminé; et le «X» en Bruxo se réfère alors à la prononciation de leurs terres d’origine, Oaxaca et México. 

Mzecal Bruxo 

Bruxo a été créé par un groupe d’amis qui aiment et honorent le pays du Mexique. Ils ont découvert la magie du mezcal, mais surtout ses habitants. Brujo est synonyme de chaman, sage, illuminé; et le «X» en Bruxo se réfère alors à la prononciation de leurs terres d’origine, Oaxaca et México. 

Bouteille de Bruxo N4

Bring back a bottle of tequila

Tequila and Mezcal are the most famous liquors of Mexico . Both distilled from agave with a unique DOC from this country, they are the main ingredients of many unforgettable stories and fiestas . Here are some of the most popular brands of Tequila: Tres Generaciones , Don Julio Reposado or Añejo and 1800 . It is important to check with the customs authorities in your country to find out how many liters of alcohol you can bring back.

Don Julio Reposado

La meilleure façon de boire Don Julio Reposado est froid et avec de la glace ou dans un délicieux cocktail de type Paloma ,avec du pamplemousse ou de jus de pamplemousse, une touche de jus de citron vert frais, du sirop d’agave et quelques gouttes d’eau minérale.

Bouteille de Don Julio Reposado

Don Julio Reposado

La meilleure façon de boire Don Julio Reposado est froid et avec de la glace ou dans un délicieux cocktail de type Paloma ,avec du pamplemousse ou de jus de pamplemousse, une touche de jus de citron vert frais, du sirop d’agave et quelques gouttes d’eau minérale.

Bouteille de Don Julio Reposado

Hot sauce

The Mexican cuisine is known for its rich flavors and spicy. If you like spiciness , don’t hesitate to bring back at least a bottle of this spicy condiment! The habanero is one of chillies most pungent of the region.

Sauce Valentina

La fameuse sauce piquante mexicaine n ° 1

Sauce Valentina

La fameuse sauce piquante mexicaine n ° 1

Coffee

Mexico is one of the 10 largest producers of coffee in the world. The beans come from several Mexican states such as Chiapas (DOC), Veracruz (DOC), Oaxaca, Puebla, Colima,… A must for coffee lovers

Organic Mexican Chiapas Coffee

Organic Mexican Chiapas is Mild and Flavorful with Sweet, Smooth Notes of Pear and Sugar and a Clean Nutty Finish.

Organic Mexican Chiapas Coffee

Organic Mexican Chiapas is Mild and Flavorful with Sweet, Smooth Notes of Pear and Sugar and a Clean Nutty Finish.

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