A Local Gift Guide

Checking off your Christmas gift list can feel like a chore, and sometimes a bore. With these creative Christmas shopping ideas for your loved ones, you are bound to feel inspired with your gift-giving this holiday season. From funky and quirky, to feminine or modern, to cozy or even tasty, enjoy this list of local gifts ideas in Valencia, Spain.

All of the brick and mortar shops below are located in Ruzafa, which makes for a fun afternoon of shopping local in Valencia. If you are looking for shops outside of the Ruzafa neighborhood, check out the Christmas markets in Plaza de la Reina, Mercado de Tapineria, and the City of Arts and Sciences.

My favorite local shops in Ruzafa

Cute and Feminine– Check out Flor de Luna dried flower shop in Ruzafa for pretty and feminine gift ideas. From dried flower bouquets, to moon-inspired home decor, you will fall in love with the colors and unique creations in this shop. Connect with Jessica on Instagram to place an order or arrange a visit to the shop.


Funky and CreativeGnomo is one of my go-to stores for gifts any time of the year. Also located in Ruzafa, this store has a little something for everyone. From funky jewelry, to unique home decor, to local art, Gnomo is bound to help you stuff those stockings this season.


Tasty and LocalThe Espanista is one of my favorite shops to peruse. Stocked with local craft beers, yummy vermouths and funky wines, this store has my heart. You are bound to find the perfect hostess gift for your next holiday party. Go check it out for yourself to discover other tasty treasures as well as local artwork, books and special gift-giving ideas.

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Eco and cozy– For the eco-minded friend. Check out the gorgeous plants, candles, ceramics and other housewares at Hinojo Bazar. Lots of creative sustainable stocking stuffers and home decor.


Modern and unique jewelry– I love to walk through Studio 35 when I am looking for a special, one-of-a-kind gift for a loved one. Independent designer, Sonia Despujol, works magic with metal. You will be blown away by her creativity and elegance, with a modern touch. Don’t miss this gorgeous jewelry shop in Ruzafa.


Looking to gift an experience this holiday season?

Check out my top ideas for wellness gifts in Valencia.

Gift a massage– My four favorite massage therapists in Valencia, Spain- Rae from Touch of Raediance, Rachel from Lotus Massage and Reiki, Sandra from Sun Massage Valencia, and Hana from Bali Belleza Natural.

Gift a facial– I am always receiving requests for the best facial in Valencia and it is hands-down at Bali Belleza Natural in Ruzafa.

Gift dance– Check out Baila con Cameron for Valencia’s most fun dance classes! Ditte from La Barra Valencia offers lyrical jazz, pole dancing, and barre classes around the city.

Gift fitnessKatherine Williams Fitness offers group and private fitness sessions, Tally Pliates and Allison from Pilates Groove offer amazing group pilates classes in various locations. Everyone on your list will appreciate the gift of fitness!

Gift YogaYoga with Jennison, of course! Give the gift of yoga to a loved one this season. Gift cards can be applied to in-person or online sessions, events in Valencia, and retreats! Or gift a specific event such as “Yoga and Brunch” or “Yoga, Flowers, and Cava”.

Hope you enjoyed these unique gift ideas! Remember to support and shop local this season. Happy holidays!



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