Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome
Rome's airport is another one that's known for having generous regional goodies, particularly when it comes to food. Give as a gift, or save for yourself, a bottle of Castelgiocondo Riserva (wine) or Olio Nuovo (olive oil) from Frescobaldi, a nice selection of pastas from Good Buy Roma, or a package of potent Cuor di Cacao chocolates from Venchi. Also notable are 75 new stores, including Prada's only foray into an airport. www.adr.it

Frescobaldi, Terminals A and C
Good Buy Roma, Terminals A, B, and C
Prada, Terminal C
Venchi, Terminals A and C

Jorge Chávez International Airport, Lima
The $148 million in upgrades to Jorge Chávez are a little over two years old now and include the huge Perú Plaza shopping center. South America's only landside (pre-security) airport retail shopping experience, it gives travelers and locals alike a chance to browse through stores such as Ilaria (for handcrafted jewelry made with Peruvian turquoise, quartz, and amethyst) and Alpaca 111 (for garments crafted from alpaca, llama, and vicuña wool). www.lap.com.pe  

Alpaca 111, Terminal 1
Ilaria, Terminal 1

Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland

Consider Hopkins one to watch. With its current concession contract about to expire, the airport is looking for developers to not only update and upgrade its current lineup of stores but to also add an additional 20,000 square feet of retail space. www.clevelandairport.com