You’ll find every souvenir available in Peru here. Mercado Artesanal is a warehouse-style building housing little souvenir shops. Most of the shops will all be selling the same things: beanies, alpaca gear, phallic ornaments in the shape of a gun (a Peruvian oddity), hats, sweatshirts – everything you could’ve wanted, but didn’t have room for along your trip.
Dédalo is a gutted out old mansion filled with high-quality artisanal work. Grab a beer in the back patio and enjoy all the many different gifts and souvenirs they have to offer – no vendor is the same and all souvenirs are uniquely Peruvian, from arts, crafts, jewelry and clothing. Go on a Wednesday and you could also enjoy a pizza and music evening.
Dédalo, Saenz Peña 295, Barranco, Lima, Peru, +51 1 652 5400
Gran Mercado Artesanal, Tesoros del Inca
While this market will most likely be a little bit out of your way, you’ll find the same souvenirs found in the Miraflores market but for a more affordable price. If it’s worth it for you to save an extra buck or two – the bus there will cost around two soles (around 60 cents) each way – then head to Pueblo Libre in the southwest of the city.
San Francisco Galería Artesanal
The markets around the historical center will be the cheapest and are easier to get to than Gran Mercado Artesanal. This is but one option in the area – after walking around and enjoying the colonial architecture, you’ll come across many more.
Artesanos Don Bosco
An artisanal non-profit that supports self-employed artisans in Peru – there’s really not much of a better way to hunt for native souvenirs. The organization gives young people the opportunity to earn an income and improve their lives while living in their village. Everything will be more expensive, but the extra money will be going to help continue artisanal work in Peru and support local communities.