30 Irresistible Argentinian Gifts & Souvenirs For Any Occasion

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Whether you’re looking for Argentinian gifts for locals, or just want a souvenir from Argentina for yourself, we’ve got you covered! From mouthwatering alfajores (don’t worry, we’ll explain all about them if you have no clue what that is) to handmade gifts, we’re about to unveil the 30 best Argentina gifts. So, whether you’re creating unforgettable memories or sharing them, join us on this gift-hunting adventure to celebrate the essence of Argentina. ¡Vamos!

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three Argentina souvenirs and gifts by budget.

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#1 Argentina snack box

Box with snacks
Photo courtesy of Calesbox

Are you looking for Argentinian gifts for someone who loves Argentinian food? Or do you need gifts for a local who moved abroad and misses home?

Then this snack box with traditional sweets from Argentina is the perfect gift.

The box includes:

  • Alfajores
  • Mantecol
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Bananina
  • Cabsha
  • Tita
  • Rodhesia
  • Baby Dool

And if you are looking for cheaper (but also super popular, maybe even more popular) gifts from Argentina for people who love sweets, check out #12.


#2 Yerba mate

Yerba mate drink from Argentina
Photo courtesy of Amazon

If you don’t know what yerba mate is and you have no idea why this is one of the best Argentinian gifts, you’ve probably never been to Argentina or spent time with an Argentine.

Because boy, do they love their mate! They even have a national Mate Day (30th of November)!

I’ve met quite a few Argentinians while traveling abroad and they all either traveled with yerba mate or repeatedly mentioned how much they missed it.

So first thing first, what exactly is yerba mate?

Yerba mate is a tea-like drink, and it’s the national drink of Argentina.

Yerba means herbs, and that’s basically what it is. It’s chopped tea leaves and herbs put in hot water in a cup (called a mate). It’s drunk with a straw that also functions as a sieve. But it’s not just the drink that’s important in Argentina, it’s the whole culture around it.

So if there is only one Argentine souvenir that you can take home, let it be the classic Yerba mate.

You can either go for the starter package on Amazon or if the recipient already has a cup and straw (which any Argentine does), then head over to Etsy to buy 6 different bags of yerba mate.


#3 Map of Argentina

Photo courtesy of Colorful Worlds

People love maps. So if you are looking for Argentinian gifts for locals or people who just love the country, a map of Argentina is always a good idea.

My favorite option is this beautiful wooden map of Argentina, but check out Etsy to find maps of all kinds, from animated to vintage to metallic.


#4 Argentina soccer gifts

The national soccer jersey from Argentina
National soccer jersey

Are you looking for gifts for Argentines who love soccer? (And let’s be honest, after they won the World Cup in 2022 every Argentine is obsessed with soccer).

Then anything related to their national team, Messi or Maradona (the two most famous players from Argentina) will be perfect. Such as this national jersey with the three stars (for each cup they’ve won).

But if you know which local team the recipient supports, you can also go for a jersey from those teams. The two largest clubs from Argentina are Boca Juniors and River Plate, so check out Amazon for those two jerseys too.


#5 Traditional alpargatas shoes

Red loafers from the brand TOM'S
TOMS alpargatas

Are you looking for traditional Argentinian gifts for men?

Then the most popular shoewear from Argentina is the perfect gift.

I know that TOMS is not an Argentinian brand, but before you head to the next gift, hear me out.

The classic TOMS shoe is actually based on the Argentinian alpargata shoe.

These typical shoes from Argentina are popular because of their comfort, durability, and low cost. Traditionally, the soles were made from jute, but nowadays they are often made from rubber. And the now-famous design by TOMS is actually based on this traditional shoe.

So if you are looking for fashionable, and traditional gifts from Argentina, then these shoes are the perfect gift.


#6 Gaucho knife

A gaucho knife from Argentina
A Gaucho knife from Argentina

A gaucho knife is a unique souvenir from Argentina to take home for your dad or boyfriend. 

The knife has its origins in the Gaucho people from Argentina; the skilled cattle herders of the pampas. Besides being functional as a knife, it’s also considered a work of art (I mean, have you seen all the details in this one?) which makes it a popular item visitors buy in Argentina.


#7 Phone cover

Photo courtesy of Zazzle

What’s a better way to show their love for Argentina than by having an Argentinian flag or tango dancer plastered all over their phone?

It’s like carrying a little piece of Argentina with them wherever they go. For soccer and Messi lovers (so that’s everyone in Argentina), this phone cover with the number 10 is perfect.

For people who prefer different designs, check out Zazzle.


#8 Doormats

A doormat with "Welcome Boludo"
Photo courtesy of Copado Studio

So before you buy this doormat, let me give you a fair warning. 

Depending on the context and tone, “Boludo” can be a swear word and used as an insult, so make sure you only buy this doormat for someone who can appreciate the humor. Otherwise, a more general Argentina-themed doormat from Etsy is probably a better alternative. 

In case you’re wondering what it means, these are the English equivalents depending on the context. 

“Boludo” can roughly be translated to “mate” when used in a friendly sentence, to “joker” when used in a teasing way, and “idiot” when used in an insulting way. 


#9 Argentine-themed hoodie

A black hoodie with a washed out flag from Argentina and the text "Argentina"
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Do you want to keep the recipient warm, no matter where they go?

Then this hoodie with the flag of Argentina is the gift you need.


#10 Leather gifts from Argentina

Argentine leather belt
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Argentine leather is one of the most famous things to buy in Argentina.

Argentine leather is known for its high quality, so it’s a great gift for someone who appreciates luxury goods and who loves to look fashionable.


#11 Jigsaw puzzle

A jigsaw puzzle with an image of the map of Argentina
Photo courtesy of Liv Wan Illustrations

Whether you’re looking for gifts for Argentinean locals, expats, or someone who simply loves the country, this beautiful jigsaw puzzle is a great way to pass the time and dream about their favorite country on earth!


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#12 Alfajores cookies

Box of alfajores cookies from Argentina
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for gifts and souvenirs from Argentina for people who have a sweet tooth? Or for people who miss Argentinean food?

Then this box of alfajores is the gift you need.

Alfajores are one of the most iconic cookies from Argentina. The cookie is made from two slices of biscuits with a thick layer of dulce de leche (condensed milk) in between. And to make it even better, the cookie sandwich is then dipped into chocolate.

I can already feel my mouth watering from only describing this, so I can only imagine that an Argentina lover would be extremely excited about this gift.

Because of their popularity they often run out of stock, so just check out all Alfajores brands on Amazon to find one that’s still in stock.


#13 Argentina cookbooks

The food and cooking of Argentina cookbook
Photo courtesy of Amazon

The food and cooking of Argentina: 65 Traditional recipes from the heart of South America

Cookbooks are great Argentinian gifts for people who love Argentinian food and who love to cook. They can try to recreate those delicious dishes at home.


Seven fires: grilling the Argentine way cookbook
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Seven fires: grilling the Argentine way

Grilled food and barbecues are among the most iconic Argentine foods, so if you are looking for the best gifts from Argentina for a grillmaster, this book to teach them how to become an Asador (an Argentinian grillmaster) is perfect!


Chimichurri: a chimichurri cookbook with delicious chimichurri recipes
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Chimichurri: a chimichurri cookbook with delicious chimichurri recipes

Another one of the most iconic foods from Argentina is the chimichurri sauce. So if you are looking for fun gifts from Argentina for someone who loves chimichurri, this book with over 20 chimichurri recipes is perfect.


#14 Cutting board

A wooden cutting board with the text "Un Aplauso pare el Asador'
Photo courtesy of Copado Studio

Are you looking for funny and practical gifts for Argentinians? 

Then Argentina-inspired cutting boards from Etsy are a great option. Especially for those who love to share their cooking skills with guests. 

And for a funny one that locals will definitely appreciate, go for this one with “Un aplauso para el asador”. Which basically means “A round of applause for the grillmaster” and it’s something locals actually say (and do) when sharing a meal together.


#15 Argentine Spanish book

Argentine Spanish book
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Just as in most other Spanish-speaking countries, Argentinian Spanish is very unique and different from other countries. So if you are looking for Argentinian gifts for someone who loves to learn Spanish like the locals then this book with the complete Argentine Spanish lessons is the perfect gift.


#16 Leather coasters

Handmade brown leather coasters from Argentina
Photo courtesy of Balibetov

Whether you’re looking for authentic souvenirs from Argentina to take home for your friends and family, or you’re looking for a gift for a local, these handmade leather coasters are a perfect option either way. 

Not only are they made in Argentina, but they also protect their precious furniture in style.


#17 Books about Argentina

In Patagonia book
Photo courtesy of Amazon

In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

This is one of the best Argentina gifts for people who love Patagonia. The book is about the author’s journey through Patagonia many years ago when it was an even more mystic and never-visited part of the world than it is today.


Culture Smart Argentina: The essential guide to customs and culture book
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Culture Smart Argentina: The essential guide to customs and culture

Are you looking for Argentinian gifts for someone who is traveling or moving to Argentina? Then this book to guide them through the culture and traditions in Argentina is the perfect gift.


The Argentina Reader: history, culture, politics book
Photo courtesy of Amazon

The Argentina Reader: history, culture, politics

The Argentina Reader is one of the best gifts for people who love history. The Latin America Readers series are great book for people who want to know more about Latin American countries and their history.


#18 Wall art

Travel poster of Argentina
Photo courtesy of Amazon

This travel poster of Ushuaia is a great gift for someone who loves to decorate their home with things that remind them of Argentina.

But if you are looking for different Argentine-inspired wall art, check out Amazon, because you can find plenty of beautiful items there.


#19 Argentina travel guide

Fodor's Essential Argentina travel guide
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Fodor’s Travel: essential Argentina

Are you looking for Argentina gifts for someone who is traveling there soon? Then a guidebook is the gift you need. Fodor’s guidebooks are beautiful visual guides for all types of travelers.


Moon's Patagonia travel guide
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Moon’s Trip of a lifetime to Patagonia

Do you need gifts for someone traveling to Patagonia soon? Then this guide by Moon is exactly what they need to make it the trip of a lifetime!


Lonely Planet Argentina
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Lonely Planet Argentina 

Lonely Planet is a great guidebook for backpackers and budget travelers, The Lonely Planet has it all for the active traveler, and makes a great gift for an Argentina traveler!


#20 Argentina gifts for her: necklace

A silver necklace with a pendant in shape of the map of Argentina
Photo courtesy of McLaughlin Creations

Are you looking for Argentina gifts for her? Then this cute Argentina map necklace is the perfect gift.

It’s small, subtle, and reminds her of her beloved country!

Or check out Etsy for more designs.


#21 Travel journal for Argentina

A travel journal with the map of Argentina
Photo courtesy of Apex Artisan Store

Are you looking for Argentinian gifts for someone who is leaving for Argentina soon?

Then a travel journal specific to Argentina is the perfect gift. They can keep track of their travel memories in this logbook. And when they return home, they will have a beautiful memoir of their trip.


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#22 More Argentina gifts for her: Inca rose jewelry

Inca rose stone bracelet
Photo courtesy of Amazon

The pink-colored Inca rose gemstone is the national gemstone of Argentina. The official name is rhodochrosite, but in Argentina, you will often find it under the name of Rosa del Inca, Inca Rose, or Rosinca.

And as you probably already guessed, it’s mined in Argentina and often used in jewelry, such as this bracelet. Making it one of the best Argentina souvenirs for women.


#23 Coloring book

Argentina coloring book
Photo courtesy of Amazon

A coloring book is a great gift for people who could use some quiet and relaxing time.

And what’s better than a coloring book of their favorite country?


#24 Chimichurri and steak seasoning

Argentine Chimichurri and steak seasoning
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you wondering what gifts from Argentina to bring home for your friends and family? 

Then a can of chimichurri steak seasoning is the perfect option. 

Besides the memories, this souvenir also takes home the flavors of Argentina. 

Chimichurri is a zesty, green sauce bursting with fresh herbs, garlic, and a hint of heat. And with this seasoning, you (or the recipient) can create that flavor in a second.

It’s perfect for spicing up grilled meats and adding some South American flair to their BBQ game.


#25 Funny mugs

A white coffee mug with "I'm not yelling, I'm Argentinian"
Photo courtesy of Kayo Mugs

Do you need gifts from Argentina for a local? 

Someone who is not loud, they’re just Argentinean? 

Then this funny mug is the perfect option. 

Or check out Etsy for other Argentina-inspired mugs.


#26 Coffee from Argentina

La Virginia bag of coffee
Photo courtesy of Amazon

While it’s not native to Argentina, the La Virginia brand is so intertwined with Argentina’s coffee culture, it’s still one of the best gifts from Argentina to take home. 

Its aromatic blends (such as this one with refined sugar mixed to the ground coffee) offer a taste of Argentine mornings; rich and inviting. Making it the perfect gifts for coffee lovers who would love to savor a  piece of Argentine tradition with their morning cupa.


#27 Tote bags

Tote bag with I love Buenos Aires
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for gifts from Argentina from Buenos Aires? Then a tote bag is perfect.

And if you need Argentina souvenirs for someone who doesn’t love Buenos Aires, check out the other options on Zazzle.


#28 Passport cover

A passport cover and luggage tag with the Argentinean flag
Photo courtesy of Dreams by Madee

Are you looking for practical Argentinian gifts for travelers?

Then a passport cover in Argentina-style is perfect. you can find various designs on Etsy, or go for this one with the Argentinean flag. You can even combine it with a luggage tag or just go for the passport cover.


#29 Wine from Argentina

Argentinian bottle of wine
Photo courtesy of Total Wine

Are you looking for the best souvenirs from Argentina and the most famous products from Argentina?

Then a bottle of Argentinean wine is the perfect gift. (If the recipient drinks wine, of course.)

Argentina is the fifth largest producer of wine globally, and it’s the largest in South America, so you can find plenty of different options.

I picked a red wine from Malbec grapes because red is my favorite, and Malbec is the most red grape from Argentina, but check out Total Wine for wines.


#30 Luggage tag

Luggage tag with Argentina
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for Argentinian gifts for people who travel a lot?

How about one of the 103 Argentina-themed luggage tags from Zazzle?

Or go for the one with the map of Argentina.


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Alright, if you still haven’t made up your mind, let me share my top three gifts from Argentina by budget to inspire you.

AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!