City: Barcelona, Spain
Gifts: Dried fruits, nuts, and chocolate from La Boqueria
Don’t get too caught up in the streetside trinkets and the elaborate “floating” buskers along Barcelona’s most famous avenue -- La Rambla. The real showstopper is La Boqueria, one of the most premiere food markets in all of Europe. Inside, treat yourself to lunch and try some some of the cured jamón Spain is famous for, or even some Mediterranean seafood favorites like grilled octopus (which they'll make right in front of you). For something to bring back home, you'll find stalls with wines, nuts, chocolates, dried fruits, and plenty of other goodies. Like your almonds salted? Covered in chocolate? Covered in spice, or sugar? Or both? Grab a shovel and start filling your bag.