Chile’s Best Souvenirs

Whenever I travel abroad, I’m always trying to find cute, unique gifts to bring back for friends and family. My recent trip to Chile was no exception. I ventured to markets, malls and even the grocery store in search of great gifts. Here are some of my top picks on what to bring back from Chile.

Wine & Pisco: Local wines like carmenere, along with the popular grape brandy pisco, can be found at wineries and grocery stores at reasonable prices.wine

Alpaca Wool Items: Wool from alpacas in the Andes is super soft, yet durable. Gifts like socks, hats, ponchos and gloves are widely available and provide lots of warmth. photo 2 

Ceramic Pieces: Handmade ceramic goods like plates, house numbers and wall decor are beautiful and unique. Some shops can even customize an item on the spot with a specific name or number. photo 5

Lapis Lazuli: This blue stone is very rare (it’s only found in Chile and Afghanistan), and the intense color looks great as jewelry or figurines. Find it at markets like Los Dominicos Villagelapiz

Leather Goods: South America is known for its beef, so it’s no surprise that there’s an abundance of leather belts, purses and wallets. You can find these items everywhere from high end department stores to small artisan craft markets.photo 1

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    1. Thanks for the comment. You should definitely try and make it down there at least once! 🙂