Best Cinco de Mayo Gift Ideas for Friends and Coworkers

There are many different gifts that you can give for Cinco de Mayo, depending on the recipient and your relationship with them. Here are some Cinco de Mayo gift ideas for friends and coworkers.

Mexican food or drink

Consider giving your loved ones some Mexican-inspired treats, such as tacos, salsa, guacamole, margarita mix, or Mexican chocolate.

Taza Mexican Chocolate

Taza Chocolate Organic Mexicano Disc Stone Ground, Oaxacan Variety Pack, 1.35 Ounce (4 Count), Vegan

These organic Mexican style chocolates make the perfect gift for Cinco de Mayo or any Mexican-themed holiday or party. The chocolate is stone ground with hand-carved granite millstones. These unique rustic chocolate discs are delicious to eat or to make into hot chocolate! Choose from eight different style chocolate discs included cinnamon and chili flavors.


Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix

Jose Cuervo, Classic Lime Margarita Mix, Strawberry Lime Margarita Mix, and Margarita Salt, 1 of Each (3 Pack) - with Make Your Day Drink Stirrer

Choose a classic margarita mix to gift your friends for Cinco de Mayo. This set from Jose Cuervo consists of two margarita mixes – strawberry and classic lime. It also includes a bamboo drink stirrer and margarita salt!


Mexican-themed gifts

There are many gifts with a Mexican theme that could be appropriate for Cinco de Mayo, such as pottery, textiles, folk art, or Mexican-themed home decor.

Enchanted Talavera Mexican Pottery Vase

Enchanted Talavera Mexican Handmade Talavera Ceramic Pottery Small Flower Vase Floral Pattern Centerpiece Flower Pot Rose Gift Table Decoration, Turquoise

A beautiful ceramic vase makes a great gift any time of the year. This Mexican-style pottery piece is hand painted by artisans. This makes each piece you purchase truly one of a kind!


Authentic Mexican Blanket

Benevolence LA Authentic Handwoven Mexican Blanket, Yoga Blanket - Perfect Outdoor Picnic Blanket, Camping Blanket, Equestrian Saddle Blanket, Serape Blanket 50x70 inches - Coral, Pack of 1

This handwoven sherape blanket makes a great gift for Cinco de Mayo picnics and celebrations. Another great Cinco de Mayo gift for coworkers, this handmade blanket is cozy, practical, and decorative. It can also be used for yoga practice, camping, or long summer nights at the beach.


Mexican Books or Movies

If you have a bookworm or movie buff in your life, consider giving them a book or movie about Mexican culture. This could be a historical or fictional work set in Mexico, or a non-fiction book about Mexican art, food, or other cultural topics.

Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic

This mystery thriller set in the Mexican countryside could be the perfect gift for a friend or coworkers who loves books. A unique spin on Cinco de Mayo gifts, a book or movie with a Mexican setting could be just the thing for someone who wants to experience Mexican culture in a different way.


Best of Mexican Cooking

Best of Mexican Cooking: 75 Authentic Home-Style Recipes for Beginners

This Mexican cookbook for beginners includes 75 authentic home-style recipes. With beautiful photography and mouthwatering recipes, this cookbook is a certain to be a hit with a foodie friend or coworker for Cinco de Mayo.


Tickets to a Mexican-themed event

If you live in an area with a large Mexican population, you might be able to find tickets to a Cinco de Mayo celebration or other Mexican-themed event. This could be a fun and festive gift for someone who loves to experience new cultures.

Here are some cities with amazing Cinco de Mayo events:

  • Los Angeles, California
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • San Diego, California
  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Jacksonville, Florida

Gifts from Mexico

If you have the opportunity to travel to Mexico, you might consider bringing back some gifts from your trip. This could be anything from traditional Mexican crafts or souvenirs to local snacks or other food items.

Café De Olla Mexican Coffee

Café De Olla Ground Coffee, 12 Ounce, Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Spiced Mexican Dark Roast Coffee by La Monarca Bakery

This Mexican style dark roast is sure to please any friend or coworker on Cinco de Mayo. This ground coffee is sweetly spiced and can be enjoyed multiple days of the year. Give them a taste of Mexico with this gift.


Mexican Candy Variety Pack

Mexican Candy Variety Pack Mix, Dulces Mexicanos Surtidos (100 Count) Christmas Stocking Stuffers, Bulk Assortment Spicy Sweet Sour Mexicano Candies, Hispanic Latino Snack Food

Here’s a fun idea! A Mexican candy pack would make a great Cinco de Mayo or even birthday gift for the adventurous spirit. This set comes with individual bags of the most delicious and fun Mexican snacks: Pulparindo, Luca, Rellerindo, Pico Limon, Rockaleta Lollipop, and much more!


Cinco de Mayo Gift Baskets

You could also make your own Cinco de Mayo gift basket to share with family, friends, and coworkers.

A good Cinco de Mayo gift basket could include a variety of Mexican-themed items, such as:

  • Traditional Mexican spices and seasonings, like cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper
  • Mexican candies and sweets, like dulce de leche and churros
  • Salsas and hot sauces
  • Mexican cookbooks or recipe cards
  • Mexican-themed kitchen items, like colorful pottery or textiles
  • Mexican beers or tequilas
  • Handmade crafts or décor items from Mexican artisans
  • Mexican movies or music CDs
  • A gift card to a local Mexican restaurant

You could also consider adding some Mexican-themed items that are specific to the recipient’s interests, such as a sombrero or maracas if they enjoy music and dancing, or a Mexican-themed board game if they enjoy games!

Authentic Mexican Salsa Sampler

Patricia Quintana Authentic Mexican Salsa Sampler Pack - Enjoy Roasted Tomato & Jalapeño Salsa, Extra Spicy Jalapeño Salsa, Chile de Árbol & Cilantro Salsa, and Three Chiles Salsa (4 Bottles)

Try gifting this Tomato, Chile, Jalapeño, and Serrano Pepper salsa sampler as a spicy and tasty gift for a friend.


Tequila Shot Glass Set

Atterstone Tequila Shot Glass Sugar Skull Wooden Box Set for Men and Women - 4 Premium Shot Glasses, Garnish Knife, Lime Cutting Stone, Salt Tin, Perfect for Themed Parties

The Atterstone Sugar Skull Tequila Shot Glass Box set includes 4 heavy based 2oz shot glasses, salt tin (salt not included), a sugar skull engraved mini stone cutting board and a garnish knife. These tequila essentials are packed in a stylish rustic wooden decorative box engraved with a large Spanish Sugar Skull design.


Mexican Handwoven Tortilla Basket Set

Alondra's Imports Genuine Mexican Handwoven Tortilla Basket – Taco Keeper, Pancake Warmer, Palm Tortilleros, Fiesta Party, Tortilla Holder, Candy, Chips and More, Unique Assorted Colors (3 Pack)

These Tortilleros are 100% handmade, sewn manually by artisans in the southern regions of the Pacific coast of Mexico. Since they are made by hand, you can be sure that each one of our tortilla holders is a unique piece in the world.


What is Cinco de Mayo? 

Did you know? Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The battle was a turning point in the Franco-Mexican War, and while it was a relatively minor military engagement, it has taken on a larger symbolic significance as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Cinco de Mayo is not a national holiday in Mexico, but it is celebrated widely in the United States and other parts of the world as a celebration of Mexican culture.

While gifts are not required, the above options are all great Cinco de Mayo gifts ideas should you feel like celebrating Mexico.

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