What is the best thing to bring home from San Miguel de Allende?

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Kate Newman

The shops in San Miguel de Allende offer a stunning array of handicrafts and folk art from all over Mexico. Consider picking up a talavera plate, glazed and painted with swirling motifs in yellow, white, and blue. Colorful embroidery abounds, and many of the markets sell zip-on covers for throw pillows. This easily portable souvenir is a great way to bring color to a room at home. Painted tin hearts and small mirrors make charming gifts for friends. If you’re looking for something more unique, consider visiting the city’s many galleries in search of an original work of art to take back with you.

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