There are many souvenirs shops and markets in the centre of Barcelona. You can find very beautiful things there. One of the popular themes is Gaudi theme. Calendars, dishes, notebooks, candle-sticks with the autograph of Gaudi and stylish mosaics.
What to pay: Prices from 3 EUR till...
If you want something unusual it is best to look on some of the market stalls that ocupy the Ramblas from day to day. You can pick up some really nice gifts. Some are expensive, but I bought this necklace (A scarab beetle in Egyptian style) with chain for €6 and its great. There are loads of nice little stalls with jewellery and other articles to buy, which are all great for souvenirs!
What to pay: Anything from €5 to €50!
This spanish village is full of little shops and jewellers and one of which is a tiny little one where the man who owns it makes all of the jewellery himself. The stuff is absolutely gorgous, I could have bought the whole shop! Great for something to take him that you are guaranteed not to get anywhere else.
What to pay: Very reasonably priced compared to some of the chains in the city centre.
This really is a tourist shop, with loooong opening hours. But you can get some nice souvenirs or Christmas presents.
They sell ceramics from all over Spain, and they even tell you where it comes from. So you are able to buy something that was actually made in Barcelona or Catalunya.
Prices are okay, some of the stuff is horrible!!!, other things are beautiful, and they wrap it really well to take it home safely. Or else you just by online...
If U R fan of football, the "Barça" /FC Barcelona) is an institution here. You can buy T-Shirts of Ronaldinho or Saviola, mugs, cups, pencils.... whatever U like!
There are several FCB shops in the town, and even one at El Prat airport, and U can find some items at souvenir shops too...
I stopped doing photos inside the modernist buildings when I saw the wide variety of postcards reflecting every possible corner and detail of these buildings, both inside and outside them.
Is a cheap option to buying those fantastic books on modernist architecture that you will find in souvenirs shops too...
In most of the souvenirs shops of BCN you can find many items with a modernist flavour, from lamps to ashtries, from notebooks to handkerchiefs...
They use to be very elegant and colourful and make a perfect gift back home.
At the El Prat airport you will find a huge area for shopping, with many kinds of shops, from Souvenirs to chocolates, wines, books... I arrived 30 minutes earlier than I should to the airport and had a good time wandering around...
Any gift shop you tumble on it ..
What to buy: well post cards , souvenir ..little stuff .. you know keychanes whatever
What to pay: Now paying is the issue .. always bargain for the price .. even if you can't speak Spanish ..do bargain ..cause they always have the prices doubled .. or trippled ;)
La Pedrera has a tourist shop on the ground floor. It sells everything you could think of on Antoni Gaudi and his architecture.
What to buy: If you want to go further into Gaudi's architecture, buy the book called "La Sagrada Familia de Gaudi al CAD". It explains the principles of Gaudi's architecture and demonstrates how to reproduce parts of the Sagrada Familia using a CAD system. Definitely for the mathematically minded people who speak Spanish though: I didn't find any English version when I went.
It's a souvenir shop, actually.. but it doesn't sell tacky souvenirs. It sells coffee cups, plates, vases, lamps and glassware - all nicely decorated. Most are hand-painted, too. The inspiration of the designs are Gaudì's works of art
What to buy: lamps and ceramics painted after Gaudi's buildings or mosaics
What to pay: Around 70 euros for a set of 6 coffee cups and plates. Quite expensive - but the quality is excellent
If you want cheap books, Cd's, DVD, Videogames, you have to go to FNAC, it's a big store where you can find everything, and is not expensive at all!.
What to buy: If you want to buy good souvenirs from barcelona, the tipical one is a good spanish fan, or a bottle of Sangría, or some condiments like "Azafrán"... chorizos and....oh!...whatever you want!.... just remember that Spain is in the European Union, so you have to pay with Euros (if you're not european or your country isn't in the union, always try to change a little amount of money in your country just in case of emergency, for example to take a taxi, or buy a phonecard)
What to buy: Along Las Ramblas can be found anything and everything from caged animals and birds to fresh flowers and other locally produced merchandise.
In this road you can foinf hundreds of commerce shops , buy a T-shirt of the Team , or another odds and ends
What a better gift than a postcard from some exotic destination. Everyone regards a couple of lines from far away.
You can find stamps in the shops that sell cigarretes- tabaqueria.