Christmas Gifts: Where and what to buy?
Christmas is approaching and it carries the usual concerns regarding gifts: what to buy? Where to buy it? Can we find that special gift for mom? What about for the sister and the cousin? And for the boyfriend? The uncle and grandma? What about the wife? How can we be original, year after year?
We know that Christmas is much more precious than the gifts we offer, and that what really matters is the people we have by our side this season. But we also know that it makes sense to offer a special treat to people who cheer us all year round and who are part of our lives, week after week.
We did our homework and will help you out. After all, we couldn't help but share some original suggestions for Christmas gifts, as well as the shops in Lisbon where you can find the perfect gift for your favorite people! Shall we?
*Photo: Samuel Holt
AMAZINGSTORE: Stir It Up!
Specialized in creative and innovative products, always with a natural and sustainable nature, Amazingstore has super original suggestions for Christmas season... and for those who can't live without music, who say that the sound of vinyl is so much purer and enjoyable, and who are up to date with their favorite artists’ releases, the suggestion couldn't be found elsewhere.
Stir It Up is the record player that will delight music lovers. Available in pre-amplified or Bluetooth mode, made with bamboo and recycled plastic and aluminum, it's an eco-friendly suggestion where the aesthetics matter, making it perfectly framed in the decoration of the house. What do you think?
Address: Rua Dom Pedro V, 77, 1250-083 Lisboa
SAL CONCEPT STORE: Le Secret de Manon Product Kit
The sky is the limit at SAL Concept Store, and this decoration store is made of much more than furniture and lighting. Here, in addition to the wonderful creations of BRANCO sobre BRANCO, you'll find jewelry, sculptures, perfumes, paintings, unique pieces from the seventies, and the most unusual and beautiful tea services. There is a whole world to discover, so we suggest that you save some time for the visit!
This Christmas, this is what we suggest: Le Secret de Manon product kit. In fact, the products are sold individually at SAL Concept Store, but for someone special, we suggest the complete kit: shower gel, hand cream and hand gel. It will certainly be a winning choice for a dapper friend or family member, especially because all products are manufactured artisanally with 98 % natural products (without parabens and sulfates), they aren’t tested on animals, and come in glass jars.
Address: Largo de São Paulo, 98, 1200-429 Lisboa
LUCY'S KIDS: Attipas' Shoes
We couldn't make a list of Christmas presents without including options for the little ones, right? After all, they're the ones who give an even more special meaning to the magic of this season! At Lucy's Kids you'll find, in a single place, dozens of good suggestions: the loveliest little clothes, the most original toys, the most practical products and, of course, a personalized service that, among smiles, will make the shopping experience more inviting.
Lucy's Kids stands out for its originality and, in this store, joining the big brands with the smallest craftsmen - if you're looking for a unique and different gift for a special baby, you'll definitely find it here. In particular, we suggest the Attipa shoes, which provide balance and stability, are light, anti-slip and flexible, safe and comfortable. Perfect for the first steps!
Address: Rua Oliveira Martins, 29A, 1000-211 Lisboa
ARMAZÉM DAS MALHAS: A warm sweater
Armazém das Malhas is an excellent example of the renewal of the traditional trade concept, and Christmas shopping is the perfect excuse to support this historical store. Still with the original furniture, and decorated with the suitcases that were used to carry the samples all over the country, the store maintains the same family atmosphere and offers contemporary pieces, with the quality that has always been associated with the brand.
For this Christmas, a classic gift: a warm sweater, which fits so well with family nights by the fireplace, and with morning walks on cold days. We highlight the sweater in the picture, warm and cuddly, perfect for that relative who’s always cold, who loves bright colors and believes that Fall and Winter don't have to be synonymous with dark and dull clothes.
Address: Rua do Forno do Tijolo, 50A, 1170-132 Lisboa
POEIRA DESIGN: Fornasetti Collection
Poeira Design is the right place for someone passionate about design. Here we find special brands and pieces that will certainly make a difference. It's impossible to be unmoved as we explore the store, and the will to take most of the things directly to our house comes with every step. From candles and notebooks, to reputable pieces of furniture and art, Poeira maintains a selection full of personality.
For a special friend or family member, we suggest you look into the pieces of Fornasetti. Poeira Design is the official (exclusive!) representative of this irreverent brand in Portugal and presents pieces that will surprise anyone who receives them on Christmas Eve! How about surprising someone important by offering them one of the trays in the collection? This one, in dark blue, is magnificent!
Address: Rua da Imprensa à Estrela, 21B, 1200-684 Lisboa
SANTOS OFÍCIOS ARTESANATO: Altar Nativity Scene from Estremoz
While walking through Santos Ofícios Artesanato, we find handicrafts from all over the country: the masks of the “Caretos” from Bragança, the “Lenços dos Namorados” from Minho, the dolls from Estremoz, among many other pieces that so well honor what Portugal really is. And it's precisely in this place, which occupies the former Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Freires, that we find the perfect gifts for those who value national talent.
The Altar Nativity Scene from Estremoz is a good suggestion, since it gathers tradition, talent and wisdom in one piece. Because of its religious nature, this is the ideal time of the year to offer it to those who collect nativity scenes or have a particular taste for this type of creations. Entering Santos Ofícios is not like entering a common store, and the Altar Nativity Scene from Estremoz perfectly represents the customs and traditions of this part of the country.
Address: Rua da Madalena, 87, 1100-319 Lisboa
ALLIS JEWELLERY: A special treat
Entirely Portuguese, Allis Jewellery is characterized by its originality and quality. Its pieces are created in silver and gold and, after a very balanced, structured and thorough process that combines traditional and modern goldsmith techniques, the result is wonderful.
With varied inspiration - from animals to architecture, to the human body and different cultures - Allis Jewellery's jewellery pieces are unique and special. This Christmas, we suggest that you surprise someone you love with a striking ring, perfect for the fashionista at home, who likes to support national creators and enjoys different accessories, full of personality. Whether in gold or silver, your choice will certainly be a winner- after all, how can you go wrong with this brand? It's impossible!
Address: Rua da Bela Vista à Graça, 27A, 1170-054 Lisboa
DEGRAU: Gifts with identity
Degrau is one of our favorite stores in Lisbon. It's a place for the nonconformists, the trend-setters and the genuine. This is a place for all those who challenge history and dare to create their own identity. A contemporary store that will undeniably have to be on the list of places to visit when you shop your Christmas presents.
If you immediately thought of a friend or relative when you read these last words, we have the perfect suggestion: Degrau's Chistmas Basket – from December 3rd to January 6th, when you buy three items, the lowest value product has a symbolic cost of €5. This means that you can buy three gifts at once, or even surprise someone you love with a basket of three articles from brands that are characterized by irreverence and quality, almost for the price of two! Good news, huh?
Address: Rua do Alecrim, 62, 1200-016 Lisboa
MARGARIDA PIMENTEL JEWELLERY: An irreverent accessory
Margarida Pimentel designs and creates irreverent, original and personality-filled jewels, so we couldn't help but suggest her store, which, in the middle of Rua Augusta, will help you find the perfect gift for the woman of your life. Handmade jewelry in gold and silver are more than accessories - they're a form of art.
For this Christmas, we suggest this silver necklace, which is highlighted for its peculiar shape and the natural stone it includes. This is a unique piece, created artisanally with the knowledge of those who have decades of experience and put a little of themselves in everything they create. It will undoubtedly be a winning choice - surprise someone with this very special gift!
Address: Rua Augusta, 53, 1100-060 Lisboa
Contact: +351 21 199 2479 | [email protected]
PECEGUEIRO&F.OS: To play in style
If Christmas is for the children, we couldn't help but share a store that has everything the little ones need: Pecegueiro & F.os is our suggestion for those who want to offer some clothes to the family's kids. Did you know that the brand was created by Sara and Pedro, a couple with three children, to fill a gap they found in the market of child fashion?
Between trousers, shorts, flannel shirts, options with bows, wool shirts and jackets... there's a whole wardrobe to explore in the two stores from Pecegueiro&F.os. Involved in the fun, colorful and playful environment of the place, it will be difficult not to want everything, so we leave our favorite suggestion: the dungarees!
Address: Praça do Príncipe Real, 24, 1250-184 Lisboa