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Barcelona — By thebarcelonaguide on December 17, 2009 at 12:38 pm
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5 Christmas Shopping Options in Barcelona

The holidays are here and while it is not about what you give, that doesn’t stop most of us from wanting to find just the right thing for our sweethearts, families and friends. Barcelona is packed with shops offering perfect present options, so let’s take a look at some of my favorite spots to buy this year.

Shoes in Barcelona. Boots can make for great gifts. By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Shoes in Barcelona. Boots can make for great gifts. By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Gift Giving Guide:

1 – MUSIC

Music from another country makes a great gift. Head to FNAC on Plaza Cataluna or any of the small music stores on Calle Tallers in the center and pick up some local tunes. Spain has plenty to offer in the way of classical, jazz, rock, indie and flamenco.

2- FOOD

Wine, chocolate, cookies, and olive oil can also make for great gifts. You can go gourmet and by top-shelf foods at El Corte Ingles’ gourmet section, or you can go budget and pick up a few of these items at any local grocery store. Wine may be hard to fly with, but olive oil in a can is easy. El Corte Ingles is on Plaza Cataluna,

3- CLOTHES

Spanish boots of Spanish leather? If you know the shoe size of your special someone than Spanish shoes are a one-of-a-kind gift. Spain is known for its shoes and certainly Barcelona has many shops where you can pick from brown, red, black, grey tall, short, strappy or slick boots. Be prepared to spend between 50 and 500 Euros. You’ll find lots of shoe shops along Portal de L’Angel.

4- CONCERTS

If you will be spending the holidays in Barcelona, than concert tickets from the Liceu Opera house or El Palau de la Musica may make great gifts.

5- SPORTS

Another popular present with those staying in town for the holidays are basketball or soccer game tickets. Barcelona has one of the best soccer teams in the world, and tickets to one of their home games would be the perfect fit for your sports freak. (http://www.fcbarcelona.com)

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