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.
Everything to love about Christmas is right here – except snow! After the present shopping, indulge in some fine dining & delight in Christmas traditions. […] The Mallorca Christmas Guide 2018
Palma’s and other main squares are filled with stalls selling Christmas decorations and gifts – with everything you need to create your own nativity scene! […] Christmas Markets in Mallorca
Great Christmas 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.
Palma’s first lifestyle store offers everything from decoration, fabrics, exclusive perfume to mostly English books and the latest in fashion.
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
Offering a curated selection of accessories and fashion pieces sourced from designers and independent brands around the globe, Folklorious is a perfect place for finding that extra special gift.
Online and in-store, Folklorious is the new go-to shopping for original, versatile accessories and fashion items. Your summer shoe game just got serious. […] Folklorious
Give the gift of Jewellery
For jewellery gifts from Mallorca check out the latest collections from Nicolás Joyeros, Isabel Guarch, and Jouells.
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
Inspired by antique gold buttons, but truly contemporary in style, Jouells is a new line of handcrafted jewellery made in Mallorca. […] Jouells Mallorca
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 Fronda, Carrefour (Coll 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).
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, our furniture store guide is worth checking out.
Find a furniture store that specialises in the style of furniture and decorative items you want – and it’s job done! […] Furniture stores on Mallorca
Porto Pi shopping centre
This is a popular shopping centre with 140 shops and lots of brands such as Zara, Massimo Dutti, Cortefiel, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Pull & Bear and many more particularly suitable for teenagers. Porto Pi is situated at the end of Palma’s Paseo Marítimo promenade and within easy reach if you arrive by cruise ship.
Visitors to Porto Pi find themselves in sparkling surroundings, with myriad shops and leisure options. Is this the shopping mall with the best setting ever? […] Formula for happy leisure time at Porto Pi
Mallorca Fashion Outlets
It’s a pleasure to visit Mallorca Fashion Outlets 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 Mallorca Fashion Outlet – an attractive outdoor mall with choice brands and discount designer labels. […] Mallorca Fashion Outlet
This state-of-the-art leisure and commercial centre offers enough stores to complete all your Christmas shopping needs in one place, including decorating your home. You can also bank on plenty of festive-themed events and ambience.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00-22:00h. Tel: +34 871 032 600 www.fanmallorca.com
Retail and leisure on the island of Mallorca gets even better with the opening of FAN Mallorca Shopping, the large new complex at Coll d’en Rabassa. […] FAN Mallorca Shopping opens!
El Corte Inglés
Spain’s only chain department store has two stores in Palma, one on Jaume III and the other on the Avenidas, both guaranteed to provide Christmas vibes together with no shortage of seasonal decoration and gift ideas.
A constant and widespread presence in Spain, El Corte Inglés is the department store you know will stock everything you could possibly desire. […] El Corte Inglés in 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 stores can be found in Palma (off Plaza España) and Porto Pi, Inca, Alcúdia, Manacor, Llucmajor, Cala Ratjada, Capdepera, Port d’ Andratx, Son Servera and Santa Ponsa.
Christmas Food and Drink
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.
Cooking The Kitchen Company
Located in Palma, this store is a wonderful place to find anything you need to prepare a wonderful lunch or dinner with family and friends during the festive season.
Located in central Palma, Cooking The Kitchen Company is the place to source fabulous kitchen gadgets and gain a dose of culinary inspiration. […] Cooking – making time in the kitchen a pleasure
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
One of the newest gin distillers on the island, Mallorca Distillery offer a premium spirit with a special limited edition Christmas batch. Presented in a beautiful bottle it makes a great gift too.
Set up by a British couple, the Mallorca Distillery produces ‘Palma Gin’, an artisan gin that aims to capture the essence of the Island. […] Mallorca Distillery gin: The spirit of the island
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.
Mos Espai Gastronòmic
From excellent meats to all kinds of culinary delicacies, such as olive oils, patés, chocolates… all the gastronomic treats that you and your family deserve for this Christmas season are to be found at this delicatessen shop in Palma’s Gran Vía Asima.
A great find in Palma for food lovers, Mos Espai Gastronòmic is a specialist importer of prime and exotic meats, and stocks all manner of deli products. […] Mos Espai Gastronòmic
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, Palma, Tel: +34 971 711 844, Opening hours 10:00–13:30h and 17:00-19:00h.
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.
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
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 events section for the best up-to-date recommendations.
Take a peek at our list of restaurants embracing the festive period with a spirited ambiance and special menus for couples, families and companies. […] Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations
We hope that you found this guide to Christmas in Mallorca useful and that it helps enhance your experience of the 2018 festive season. The abcMallorca team are constantly on the look out for new and emerging places and activities on our beloved island, bringing you the very best of all Mallorca has to offer throughout the year.
We wish you a very happy Christmas & New Year on Mallorca!
Helen & the abcMallorca team