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If you hail from the northern hemisphere, you may initially be confused come Christmastime. There is no cold and no snow in Buenos Aires: just plenty of heat, shorts and ice cream! Fortunately, Christmas is a unique time to be in the Argentine capital and Christmas shopping in Buenos Aires can be loads of fun.
You can find a lot of unique items for sale like mate gourds and handmade jewelry at the open air markets, such as the Feria de San Telmo in San Telmo and Feria de Plaza Francia in Recoleta. But for a totally Argentine shopping experience, head to the Feria de Mataderos where you can explore Argentina’s rural side and gaucho culture. Otherwise, more mainstream shopping is abundant at Buenos Aires’ blissfully air-conditioned malls. Here you can find all the major international brands as well as some great Argentine brands that you will not find anywhere else. Stock up!
For electronics, it is usually a better idea to buy them outside of Argentina, but for clothes, home goods, decorations and other items, you can find some really delightful things in Buenos Aires. Your loved ones will likely be thanking Santa for his good taste this year.