So Christmas is just around the corner and you are still searching for inspiration for gifts for your family and friends? Well look no further, here you will find lots of great ideas for what to buy and where you can find all you need to celebrate a wonderful holiday season on Mallorca.
With the first advent arriving we take pleasure in decorating our homes for the Christmas season – regardless of the temperature outside. If you need to update your Christmas decor or want a fresh look, the following places are worth a visit.
When you need so new cushions and candles to get your home ready to the holidays head to Knox Design for the perfect finishing touches, take a trip to their large home store in Santa Ponsa or visit their new concept store in Portals Nous village.
Knox Design specialise in interior design. They are based in Mallorca and cater specifically to busy people who want a no-hassle interior design solution. […] Knox Design Home Store
Festival Park Outlets
It’s a pleasure to visit Festival Park in the run up to Christmas, with its festive lighting and shops full of goodies. You can snap up bargain decorations at the Corte Ingles outlet store, which has a special department at Christmas; and of course, the many boutiques around this outdoor mall at Marratxi are full of gift ideas.
Kids can see Father Christmas himself at Santa’s Grotto, located within the huge Christmas tree atop the central water fountain.
For excellent shopping and entertainment, head to Festival Park Outlets – an attractive outdoor mall with choice brands and discount designer labels. […] Festival Park Outlets
This central Palma store is a real treasure; full of beautiful vintage decor items to add Christmas charm, including wooden candlestick holders, quirky crockery for the dinner table and lots of unusual gift ideas.
Carrer de Ramon y Cajal, 7, 07011 Palma
The famous German Müller markets offer a nice selection of candles, baubles and Christmas decoration to add an extra touch to your home. Müller markets can be found in Palma (off Plaza Mayor) and Porto Pi, Inca, Manacor, Llucmajor, Cala Ratjada, Capdepera, Puerto Andratx and Son Servera.
Descanshop is a network of quality discount interior stores on Mallorca. It stages special displays every Christmas, offering lots of inspiration. Three of the largest showrooms are located in Santa Ponsa, Manacor, and Palma’s Poligono Can Valero.
Situated in the sunny south and easily accessed from anywhere, Descanshop Santa Ponsa holds a massive, inspiring collection of indoor and outdoor furniture and decorative items. […] Descanshop Santa Ponsa
If you are looking for the ‘real thing’ you should not leave buying your Christmas tree to the last minute. There are only a few places stocking them and most are sold out quickly. Real trees are sold at Magatzem Verd, Carrefour (Col de’n Rabassa), Leroy Merlin, some Eroski supermarkets (e.g. Santanyi) and the Jardineria Llucmajor (the big garden centre just before you drive into Llucmajor on the old country road from Palma to Llucmajor).
If you are staying on the island this Christmas you might want to spoil yourself with some traditional food from your home country. Nicely enough, almost everything is available here, be it fresh or frozen. You just have to know where to look for those special spices, ingredients and foreign specialities.
There are two branches of this supermarket on the island, one in Campos and the other in Santa Ponsa, offering German products including frozen geese, game, Lebkuchen and all ingredients needed for the traditional Christmas bakery.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-20:00h, Saturday, 09:00-16:00h. Tel: +34 971 652 285, www.deli-mallorca.de
Also specialising in German food this supermarket has branches in Cala Ratjada, Cala Millor and Santa Ponsa.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:00-20:00h. Tel: +34 971 818 510, www.mundi-culinario.eu
British supermarket in Costa d’en Blanes/Portals Nous offering plum pudding, Stilton and a complete choice of savoury and sweet frozen foods for a traditional British Christmas eve.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 19:00h. Tel: + 34 971 67 75 63, www.niceprice-mallorca.com
If you like your Christmas to stay on a healthy track, head to organic supermarket Veritas to stock up on nutritious, delicious treats and produce. There are stores in Palma and Port d’Andratx.
A trip to Véritas is a treat for anyone with an appreciation for health-filled, delicious organic food – the production of which supports local farmers. […] Veritas Organic Supermarkets
Catavinos & Rullán Navarro
Skip the supermarkets and stock up on wine at a specialist wine distributor. If you’re buying in bulk – never underestimate the amount of alcoholic beverages your guests will go through! -you can save money, and access better quality, at one of these insider wine and champagne stores.
Catavinos are not only one of the biggest wine distributors on Mallorca, but they also have their own wine brand A Punt. The white A Punt Blanc 2014 is included in the top 101 wines of Mallorca. […] Catavinos Wine Distributor
One of the leading distributors for the best wine and champagne brands as well as a large selection of Mallorcan wines, supplying restaurants, bars, hotels, yachts, events and individual needs. […] Rullán Navarro wine & champagne distributor
Turrón, chocolates and dried fruits are the traditional Spanish Christmas highlights. While your Spanish neighbours will have his or her personal favourite source for those delights, here are a few shops where excellent quality is guaranteed.
This shop in Palma’s old town is a legend for both finest chocolates and savoury delicacies. Before Christmas they are also selling numerous varieties of their famous Turrón.
Calle Sant Nicolau 2, 07001 Palma, Tel: +34 971 711 844, Opening hours 10:00–13:30h and17:00-19:00h.
Great gift ideas
Palma is certainly the place to go if you are hunting for that perfect present for your loved ones. It’s beautiful to wander through the streets in the late afternoon, when the Christmas lights are switched on and the streets are busy with shoppers. Or maybe too busy for some of us? In that case Manacor might be a welcome alternative. The centre offers relaxed shopping and a variety of nice shops selling anything from clothes to decoration and handcrafted goods.
Recommended shops in Palma for the best Christmas gifts
Palma’s first lifestyle store offers everything from decoration, fabrics, exclusive perfume to mostly English books and the latest in fashion.
C/Sant Feliu, 3c, 07012 Palma, Tel: +34 971 713 331, www.rialtoliving.com
Rialto Living in Palma de Mallorca offers a lifestyle store concept including interior design, fashion, art, gifts and a café to the well-travelled fashion and design-interested customers. […] Rialto Living Lifestyle Store
Hestia In & Out Design
Check out this specialist decor showroom on the outskirts of Palma (with easy parking) for beautiful Baobab scented candles and quality Lampe Berger fragrance diffusers.
Camí de Jesus, 8, Polígono Son Valentí, 07011 Palma. Tel: +34 971 220 202
More stores in Palma
Watches of Switzerland on Palma’s Carrer Constitució: A true beacon of indulgence and luxury in the world of fine Swiss watches and beautiful jewellery. […] Watches of Switzerland
Palma Markets: a warm and welcoming property community space in the heart of the city, consolidating real estate, art, interiors and project management. […] Palma Markets
Twin-Set store in Palma de Mallorca is located on the Borne, offering fashion conscious women the latest trends in day and evening wear. Visit the store today! […] Twin-Set Store Palma de Mallorca
The luxury leather designer brand Mulberry have opened their first store in Palma de Mallorca close to the best shopping street in the capital – Paseo del Borne. […] Mulberry store in Palma de Mallorca
La Oca furniture store in Palma de Mallorca is the leading furniture, kitchen accessory and contemporary design store offer the most competitive prices for top brands. […] La Oca Palma de Mallorca
This ladies & gents boutique in Palma offers some of the best brands in casual wear, housed in a beautifully restored building close to Plaza Cort. See it, shop it, wear it! […] Farinelli Boutique Palma de Mallorca
Design and quality are the hallmarks of Spanish sofa manufacturers. Get yours at furniture store eezy, which sources the pick of sofas and beds direct from the factories. […] eezy: the pick of beds and sofas
For handmade gifts from Mallorca check out the latest collections from Nicolás Joyeros and Isabel Guarch.
Nicolás Joyeros sell luxury Swiss watches & bespoke jewellery to the highest standards. When looking for designer watches & jewellery in Mallorca start here […] Nicolás Joyeros in Palma de Mallorca
Isabel Guarch is famous for creating jewellery inspired by the traditions and heritage of the island of Mallorca. Visit her store to view the complete collection. […] Isabel Guarch Jewellery Mallorca
Bang & Olufsen
For fans of the latest design and technology in vision and sound this store offers the latest Bang & Olufsen collection for a classy surprise under the Christmas tree.
Passeig de Mallorca 5B, 07011 Palma de Mallorca Tel: +34 971 666 833, www.espaciobangolufsen.com
If you’re looking to achieve extra-special results in your personal interior project, you need to know about Mallorca’s Espacio Home Design Group. […] Espacio Home Design Group
Digital Cinema (audio & video integration)
Calle Protectora, 12, Palma, Tel: +34 971 710 075, www.digitalcinema.es
When smart home and business owners want to upgrade their entertainment systems, they head to unrivalled experts Digital Cinema Mallorca. […] Digital Cinema Mallorca
The home store of the famous high street brand, which has branches on Paseo del Borne, Avenidas and at the Porto Pi shopping centre, offers a beautiful and good priced range of products for a cosy home.
Porto Pi, Av. Gabriel Roca, 54 / Avinguda d’Alexandre Rossello, 22 / Paseo del Borne, 15, www.zarahome.com
Lima Fresca (home accessories and gifts)
Calle Berenguer de Sant Joan, 1, Palma, Tel: +34 971 711 573
Cutillas Art Gallery
Calle Emilio Darder, 22, Palma, Tel: +34 971 730 389
Recommended shops in the South West for the best Christmas gifts
To pamper the woman who loves luxury, try the Kidama designer clothing boutique in Puerto Portals.
The luxury women’s clothing boutique, Kidama, offers the best high-class collections and top brands. Visit their stores in Portals Nous and Palma Centre now! […] KIDAMA Boutique
What to get your most tasteful and hard-to-buy-for friend or family member? This furniture and decor store on Poligono Son Bugadelles takes the hard work out of looking for the ideal gift with a collection of gorgeous present ideas.
Situated in Santa Ponsa, Terraza Balear is a furniture store and interior specialist with a highly covetable Mediterranean design approach. […] Terraza Balear
While you’re on Poligono Son Bugadelles, don’t miss a visit to Kare, where you’re sure to hit upon a wonderfully quirky interior item to please the design enthusiast.
Discover your own unique style mojo at KARE Design Mallorca, the excitingly different German brand taking customers on an adventure through design. […] KARE Design Mallorca
K&K Art and Decoration
A good address to know in Port d’Andratx is K&K – a Dutch-run furniture decor shop with a wide array of original items for the home, ranging from a few euros to the hundreds in price.
Owner Marina Liebregts and her team scour auctions in Holland, France and Denmark to bring the best antique pieces to homes on Mallorca. […] K&K Art and Decoration
Recommended shops in Manacor for the best Christmas gifts
Amer Ca’n Garanya
This newly-renovated shop in the centre of Manacor specialises in gifts, furniture, traditional fabrics and decoration. Most of the products are handmade in Mallorca and make very nice presents for your friends at home or on the island.
Calle Joan Lliteras, 40, Manacor, Tel: +34 971 845 538
Hidden in a side street S’Espiga offers Sia’s home collection from vases, candles and cushions to exquisite tableware.
Calle Amargura, 16, (just off the underground parking) Manacor, Tel: +34 971 559 785, www.sia-homefashion.com
Other places to find perfect presents
Bàrbara Art (handcrafted Mallorcan lamps and furniture)
Plaza Molí de’n Amengual, 10, Porreres, Tel: +34 971 647 241
Galeria Sailer (art gallery and antique fabrics)
Calle Bisbe Verger, 6, 07650 Santanyi, Tel: +34 687 450 873, www.galeriasailer.com
Make your children beam with pleasure
If you are looking for something special for your children, good addresses are not so easy to find, especially if you want to avoid department stores or the hypermarkets. Here is a small selection of shops where our kids’ pleasure comes first.
Totally dedicated to making stylish and exciting children’s interiors, this large store in the centre of Palma offers endless inspiring gift ideas.
Calle Berenguer de Tornamira 11, 07012 Palma, Tel: +34 971 728 473, www.kidshome.es
This kids furniture store in the center of Palma offers a wide selection of children´s bedroom and home furniture. They have a large selection of home accessories for kids including school bags, lunch boxes and lots more. […] KidsHome Palma
This exceptional shop specialises in high quality toys from brands such as Haba, Käthe Kruse or Green Gate. If you are looking for wooden or handcrafted toys, this is the place to go.
Calle Costa d’en Brossa 12, Palma, Tel: +34 971 726 883
With their fun Breton designs and pure cotton comfort, togs by Petit Bateau make good (and practical!) gifts for clothes-conscious kids.
If you like your clothes and that of your children to be not only chic but soft and durable,try French store Petit Bateau on Avenida Jaime III. […] Petit Bateau
Great place for toys in the centre of Palma close to Plaza Mayor.
Plaza Weyler, 11, 07001 Palma, Tel: +34 976 539 100, www.imaginarium.es
Toys R Us
The international superstore for toys has a grand shop in the Polígono Son Fuster just off the Via Cintura.
Calle Ter, 19, 07009 Palma, Tel: +34 971 474 561, www.toysrus.es
Wrap it all up!
A real tip for nicely designed gift wrapping paper and matching ribbon is Ikea. Choose one of their multipacks in different designs, in the same or matching colours for an elegant look under the Christmas tree. (Make sure not to go on a Saturday afternoon)
Christmas Lunch and Dinner
If you fancy a Christmas Dinner or Lunch in a restaurant you are spoilt for choice. Most restaurants stay open and will offer set menus for every taste and budget. However, make sure to book a table well in advance to avoid disappointments. Check the abcMallorca – What’s On section for the best up-to-date recommendations.
This light-filled contemporary restaurant with a welcoming ambience in the Sa Gerreria offers high-quality interesting Mediterranean cuisine. […] Bocalto Restaurant
Warm Italian hospitality and probably the best authentic Italian cuisine in Palma await diners at Sandro Putignano’s delightful restaurant. […] Sandro Restaurante
A seaview boutique hotel in the centre of Port d’Andratx offering an excellent restaurant – set menu and à la carte, a stylish cocktail bar and a spa. […] Hotel Villa Italia
The beautiful unspoiled Portocolom is home to this German-owned restaurant, offering a warm welcome and tasty Mediterranean food – including tapas. […] Restaurant Florian in Portocolom
The best boutique hotel in Palma is St Francesc Hotel Singular offering spectacular rooms, a roof terrace and pool, a divine restaurant and more. Book now! […] St Francesc Hotel Singular
One of the splendid restaurants in Portocolom. Delicious plates of modern Spanish food, a wide range of long drinks and a great ambiance. […] HPC Restaurant
A traditional steakhouse restaurant run by an Argentinian family, with an excellent reputation for good quality meats and an extensive wine list.
[…] Bruselas Restaurant Palma
Ritzi is a fusion cuisine restaurant & loung bar in an idyllic location, Portals harbour. Eat a la carte, from the daily menu, or enjoy some fresh after-dinner drinks at the lounge! […] Ritzi Portals Restaurant
In the heart of La Lonja in Palma, Puro Urban Oasis is a boutique hotel, chic and cosmopolitan, offering a trendy bar, modern restaurant and more! Book now! […] Puro Hotel & Spa
The small, luxury Gran Hotel Son Net is an exquisite Mallorcan finca estate. Lovingly restored into an elegant sanctuary amid the rugged Tramuntana mountains.
[…] Gran Hotel Son Net
A carnivore’s dream tasting menu is among the gastronomic treats offered by Marea, which uses only top-quality meat, fish and local produce.
[…] Marea Restaurant
This restaurant in the waterfront boulevard of bars and restaurants is known as the extension to the golden mile, at the end of Borne. Book NOW!
[…] Mar de Nudos Restaurant in Palma de Mallorca
More about Christmas in Palma de Mallorca
Everything to love about the Christmas season is right here in Mallorca – except, perhaps, snow! After the excitement of present shopping, indulge in some fine dining, and delight in Christmas traditions. […] The Mallorca Christmas Guide 2016
A full table of food, wine and laughter. Thanksgiving dinners are growing in popularity in Mallorca, such as this event hosted by Private Chef Mallorca. […] Thanksgiving on Mallorca
More about Shopping in Palma de Mallorca
A visit to Palma is a ‘must’ and what could be more fun than browsing in the local shops for unique products. Here is your shopping guide to Palma. […] Shopping in Palma de Mallorca
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