10 Easy-to-Find Souvenirs from Spain 

Spain is one of the most fascinating countries in Europe. With its age-old traditions, unique festivals, and diverse regions, a trip to Spain promises to be a memorable experience. But if you want to truly remember your trip, you’ll want to find the perfect souvenirs from Spain to forever memorialize your travels. 

From the picturesque pueblos blancos of Andalucia to the busy streets and historic alleys of Barcelona, these Spanish souvenirs are easy to find in shops and markets throughout the country. Because, let’s face it, while Spanish jamon is incredible, it isn’t the easiest to find or easiest to transport back to your home country.

souvenirs from spain at a tourist shop in Madrid
Many of these souvenirs from Spain can easily be found in most shops in tourist areas. | Photo by Dmitrii Eliuseev from Unsplash

The Best Souvenirs from Spain that are Easy to Find

Whether you’re looking for a keepsake or something you can use at home, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most popular souvenirs from Spain to bring home from your vacation.

Fan

my daughter and I posing for a selfie in Seville with an abanico or Spanish fan
A fan is perhaps the most popular souvenir from Spain.

A Spanish fan, or “abanico,” makes for both a practical and a culturally unique souvenir from Spain. 

These elegant fans are great for keeping you cool while sightseeing in the hot Spanish sun, but they also serve as beautiful pieces of art. You can find higher-end hand-painted fans with sophisticated designs as well as inexpensive fans with colorful patterns that might appeal to your youngest travel companions. 

The tradition of the abanico dates back centuries and is an integral part of the flamenco dance, particularly in the region of Andalusia. 

There is no doubt that you’ll use your fan while in Spain, especially if visiting in summer. But it also makes for a fun and stylish keepsake that you can use as a decorative item or a practical accessory.

Spanish wine 

photo of me sitting on a balcony in Ronda drinking a glass of Spanish wine
Spain produces some of my favorite red wines.

Spain produces some of my favorite wines in the entire world, such as Tempranillo and Rioja. Because Spanish wine is so acclaimed, a bottle or two makes for an exceptional gift or souvenir from Spain. 

The Rioja region produces Spain’s most well-known wine. This robust red wine from the Rioja region is known for its rich flavors and aging potential. While I love Spanish reds, for those who prefer white wines, Albariño from the Rías Baixas region in Galicia is a good choice, characterized by its crisp, aromatic profile. 

Visiting Spain’s wine regions and picturesque vineyards is any wine lover’s dream trip. I guarantee, you’ll want to bring home at least a bottle to cherish your time in Spain and the country’s wine-making traditions.

Flamenco dress 

my daughter in a flamenco dress holding a doll in a flamenco dress
My tiny Flamenco dancer wearing her Spanish souvenir.

Attending a flamenco performance is a Spain bucket list experience. And once you fall in love with this artistic form of music and dance, you may want to try on and even bring home your very own flamenco dress. 

A flamenco dress, or “traje de flamenca,” is a popular souvenir from Spain found in shops throughout Seville, Cordoba, and other parts of Andalucia. These make for really unique gifts or souvenirs for kids, especially. We bought our daughter a flamenco dress and a little doll wearing the same bright red dress. 

Olive oil 

a bottle of olive oil being poured into a glass bowl
Spain produces more olive oil than anywhere else in the world. Photo by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

Spain is the world’s largest producer of olive oil, and Spanish olive oil just hits differently. It is renowned for its exceptional quality, and you can tell the moment you dip a piece of bread into it. You’ll be able to taste the difference in Spain’s olive oil compared to standard olive oil brands you’ll find in US stores. After trying it, you’ll likely want to bring home a bottle to use in your own kitchen. 

This exquisite oil is a big part of the Mediterranean diet, which is often hailed for its health benefits. So, if you want to try to make any of the meals you had in Spain, olive oil is a practical gift to ensure the authentic taste is achieved.

Magnet 

This one may seem too common to be included on this list of Spanish souvenirs. But since we buy a magnet from every country we visit, I wanted to include it as an option. Magnets are inexpensive mementos which can be displayed on your refrigerator or a magnet board. 

Look for a magnet that depicts some of the most recognizable landmarks in Spain. The country is home to some of the most notable bridges like Puente Nuevo in Ronda and most famous churches in Europe like La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, so it is easy to find magnets depicting some of Spain’s iconic destinations.

Spanish cookbook

a Spanish omelet
Want to learn to cook Spanish omlettes, frittata, or tortilla? A cookbook of Spanish recipes makes for a great souvenir or gift from Spain. | Photo by Carlos Perales from Unsplash

Spain is known for its tapas and other delicious dishes, which is why a cookbook of Spanish recipes is a great way to savor the flavors of the country long after your trip ends. 

On your trip, try some of the famous meals like paella from Valencia, tapas from Andalucia, and stews like cocido from Madrid. Then, before you head home, buy a Spanish cookbook so you can try to make your favorites at home and share them with your friends and family.

Paella pan

seafood paella in a paellera
A paellera is known for its wide shape and two handles. | Photo by Douglas Lopez from Unsplash

A paella pan, or “paellera,” makes for an exceptional souvenir from Spain, particularly when purchased from the Valencia region, the birthplace of paella. 

This specific type of pan designed to prepare this traditional Spanish dish, is characterized by its wide, shallow shape and two side handles. Similar to an Asian wok, a paellera is typically made of steel – either polished, enameled, or even stainless steel. 

The flat bottom of the pan ensures even cooking of the ingredients, which often include seafood, vegetables, and rice. 

If you fall in love with this popular Spanish dish while in Valencia, you can find authentic, high-quality paella pans that will let you recreate the dish. It’s a great way to commemorate your travels at home!

Football swag

Barca storefront
The Barca Store is the official merchandise store for FC Barcelona. | Photo by Korng Sok from Unsplash

Are you a sports fan? If so, then you may want to consider apparel or merchandise from one of Spain’s famous football/soccer teams, like FC Barcelona, or Real Madrid. These teams are among the world’s most celebrated and recognized football clubs. 

Soccer, known as football across most of the world, is the most popular sport in Spain. Whether it’s a jersey, scarf or cap, buying something branded with one of Spain’s football teams, is a great conversation starter and a way to connect with a global community of fans.

Scarf 

When visiting some of Spain’s elaborate cathedrals, you’ll have to dress conservatively with shoulders covered. An easy way to do this on a hot summer day is by investing in a lightweight scarf which can be draped over your shoulders. You’ll find plenty of souvenir shops in the tourist areas of any major city in Spain selling scarves for this very purpose. 

Select a scarf you’ll want to wear again, and you’ll have a wonderful and wearable souvenir from your travels.

Saffron

saffron
Saffron is a popular spice used in Spanish cuisine. | Photo by Vera De from Unsplash

If you’ve bought the cookbook, the olive oil, wine, and paella pan, there is one last souvenir from Spain that every foodie will want to bring home – and that’s saffron. Saffron is a spice often referred to as “red gold”. 

Grown and produced in the region of La Mancha, near Toledo, saffron is known for its distinct aroma and flavor. It is an essential ingredient in Spanish paella and many other Spanish and Mediterranean recipes.

Incidentally, it is also one of the top souvenirs from Morocco. So, even if you are visiting Spain, Portugal and Morocco as part of a multi-country itinerary, chances are you are going to try numerous dishes made with saffron and want to bring some home.

Do you have a question or comment about any of these simple souvenirs from Spain? We’d love to hear from you! Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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