10 Great Places for Christmas Shopping in Lisbon

Terreiro do Paço during Christmas

Terreiro do Paço during Christmas – by Catarina Ribeiro

Christmas shopping in Lisbon can be easy for the variety of things that you can find.  For the wish lists of presents for all the family, you’ll find anything from the most classic stores to the most creative ones.

Under the sparkling decorations of Lisbon, the city’s shops, stores and boutiques attract shoppers with the Christmas spirit.

If you want to find any other gift in Lisbon like clothes and accessories, you can always go to Armazéns do Chiado where you can find many clothing stores. In addition, there’s also FNAC where you can find a huge variety of books (there’s a section of other languages than Portuguese), music, games, video games, technology, and many more things.

The avenues at Baixa and Chiado (where you can find Armazéns do Chiado) at Christmas time, make you feel in the Christmas mood because they are colourful and bright. Also, at Terreiro do Paço, you can find a huge illuminated Christmas tree and take some pictures there.

Here I present some places for you to start checking things off the Christmas wish lists!

1. Fair Bazaar

Fair Bazaar is a new concept of a marketplace which gathers many sustainable brands of clothing beauty and house decorations.

Everything is resumed in the search for alternatives to consumption and mass production which rules the world nowadays. The owners of the store and of the idea thought “Why don’t we put all these brands together in one place? It’s a way to make it easier for consumers to look for and choose brands that have a positive impact on society and the environment.”

And here this idea came to life and they opened this store. More than 20 brands can be found here, like The Humble co. which sells toothbrushes made of bamboo with biodegradable nylon filaments.

Address: Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisboa
Metro station: Avenida

2. O Mundo Fantástico da Sardinha Portuguesa

O Mundo Fantástico da Sardinha

O Mundo Fantástico da Sardinha store – by Catarina Ribeiro

A typical Portuguese food is the sardine, and therefore, it’s one of its symbols. At Santos Populares, the most important fair during summer, we always eat sardines with bread.

It’s usually sold fresh to grill but you can find those conserved in tins at this store. At the “Fantastic World of the Portuguese Sardine” however, they’ve come up with a marketing idea whereby the lid of every tin features a year of an important event.

In addition, the names of various celebrities and VIPs born during that year are also written down along with the big events. For example, anyone purchasing a tin bearing “1999” is reminded that the EURO was created as the unique European coin for the EU.

Metro station: Rossio
Address: Praça Dom Pedro IV 39, 1100-200 Lisboa
Schedule: Every day from 10 AM to 8 PM

3. A vida portuguesa

If you’re after an original souvenir of Portugal this store is probably where you’ll find it.

Items sold here are represented by brands that have been manufactured in the country for generations, and the inventory lists some of the nation’s most cherished goods.

There are soaps from Brito/Claus Porto displayed in retro wrapping paper, and Benamôr Cream (further here in this article I’ll talk more about the brand).

For your dishes, look out for the aromatic kinds of vinegar from Moura Alves and sea salt (Flor de Sal). There are also books, notebooks, toys and even jewellery. With all the variety of items, you can find at this store, you can find the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones with a bit of Portugal in it.

Address: Rua Anchieta 11, 1200-087 Lisboa
Metro station: Baixa-Chiado

4. Lisbon duck store

Lisbon duck store

Lisbon duck store – by Catarina Ribeiro

Ducks are our favourite companions in the bathroom! In Lisbon, ducks can be found with the most original designs. Down in the Baixa district is one of the city’s quirkiest shops, a store selling more than 300 different types of rubber duckies.

From unicorns to superheroes, Elvis to the Queen, and in many colours and varieties for all tastes. For the Christmas period, they have a selection of festive season favourites. There are a snowman, reindeer, Santa duck and more. You can always give to the younger and to the older a duck because there’s always one which everyone can relate to.

Address: Rua da Madalena 54, 1100-321 Lisboa
Metro station: Terreiro do Paço

5. Loja das Conservas

Loja das Conservas offers many canned Portuguese products, whose design spectacular, just like the content itself. You can choose among the 300 different types of cans (sardines, tuna, mackerel, octopus, …). It’s an original gift and you can give your beloved ones a bit of another country’s specialities.

Address: Rua do Arsenal 130, 1100-040 Lisboa
Metro station: Cais do Sodré
Schedule: Mondays to Fridays – 10 AM to 9 PM and Sundays – 12 AM to 8 PM

6. Typographia

Typographia store

Typographia store – by Catarina Ribeiro

Typographia is a concept clothes store. They started in 2010 in Lisbon with the most creative drawings/designs. Their T-shirts are made of fine, soft and comfy Portuguese Jersey. There are t-shirts with designs for everyone, so it’s an “easy” gift for your loved ones.

Metro station: Baixa-Chiado
Address: R. Augusta 93, 1100-048 Lisboa

7. Benamôr Lisboa

Benamôr was founded in 1925 in Lisbon. The man who founded Benamôr made his Beauty Recipes which were based on unique perfumes and natural ingredients grown in Portugal: lemon, rose, aloe Vera or almond oil.

Today, Benamôr is still one of Portugal’s most chosen and beloved beauty brands.

At their store, you can arrange gifts with creams, lotions or soaps.

Metro station: Terreiro do Paço
Morada: Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 20 A, 1100-074 Lisboa, Portugal

8. Luvaria Ulisses

Luvaria Ulisses

Luvaria Ulisses – by Catarina Ribeiro

In 1925, the gloves shop Ulisses was founded by Joaquim Rodrigues Simões. Inserted in Chiado, the noblest commercial area of Lisbon. Idealized to serve the most demanding society of the time, it has since demarcated itself with a high-quality product, with its own innovative and unique design. This is the last house in Portugal with the exclusive sale of gloves, remaining faithful to the principles that guided it.

The decoration of the store remains intact from its foundation, from its furniture to the neoclassical façade.

Gloves are the perfect gift and are one of the most useful and Christmas-spirited presents ever. Their choices of design are almost infinite, which guarantees you to get the perfect unique pair.

Website
Schedule: mondays to fridays from 10am to 7pm
Metro station: Baixa-Chiado

9. Chi coração Lisboa

Chi coração

Chi coração store – by Catarina Ribeiro

Chi coração started in the 1980s, and throughout these years it has produced its unique products with wool. Chi coração purchased old machines of shut down factories or even abandoned factories. With that, their path to the transformation process was opened. From wool to thread and then to fabric, they worked and created distinguished products.

It’s situated in the Serra de Aire mountains, so they take advantage of the inspiration they get with the nature that surrounds them.

In 2010, they opened their doors in Lisbon, Chiado. With their opening to everyone in Lisbon, they made a huge success, so they opened more stores. Nowadays, they can be found on Rua da Prata and at the Sé Cathedral.

You can find at the store blankets, scarves, coats and some things more made of wool or cotton. Who doesn’t like to receive something warm at Christmas?

schedule: Mon-Fri: 11am–8pm, Sat: 10:00H  – 21:00H, Sun: 11:00H  – 20:00H
address: Rua da Prata, 274, 100-423 Lisboa
Metro station: Rossio

10. Garrafeira nacional wines & spirits

In 1927, Garrafeira nacional opened its doors, selling the best Portugal’s wines and spirits. The variety of wines, spirits and liquors on offer at Garrafeira Nacional number some of the most comprehensive in Portugal. Of the three stores located in Portugal, the one which in Rua de Santa Justa offers the most engaging shopping experience.

In almost every region of Portugal, there are producers of wine, therefore, it’s one of our specialities. From reds, whites, roses, late harvest and sparkling, there are many things to try out. Any of these makes a perfect gift or souvenir. But it’s the traditional Porto wine that works well at Christmas, as does smooth, rich liquor, and there are plenty of bottles to choose from. You can also include in your gift a bottle of champagne for the New Year’s Eve.

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Address: R. de Santa Justa 18, 1100-485 Lisboa
Metro station: Rossio
Schedule: Every day from 9:30AM to 7:30PM