While shopping in the San Ángel district, make sure to check out the fabulous store Tocamadera. Doug and I could have gone absolutely crazy in here, spending our hard-earned dinero on the amazing artisan objects, one-of-a-kid woodwork furniture pieces and quirky home accessories. Instead, we used will power. (I relegated myself to just one nice art book about Surrealist artist Remedios Varo, who spent much of her career in Mexico City.)
Tocamadera will ship to your home (if you end up buying something larger than you can place in your roll-on case), and another bonus was that the shopkeeper was really sweet, and certainly proud of her store. Take some time to chat with her if you have a few minutes.