Gift guide for Portugal travellers.

Authentic products are a ´must´ when buying gifts in Portugal

It's easy to come across souvenir shops in the touristic areas of Portugal. But for those of you wishing to buy authentic Portuguese gifts, here are some fabulous brands on our gift guide for Portugal...

beauty

Benamôr is a natural cosmetics brand based in Lisbon since 1925 and tops our list of Portugal gifts. Benamôr’s skincare recipes are formulated with blends of 99% carefully chosen natural ingredient, blending traditional and recognized ingredients with innovative and contemporary natural ingredients such as organ oil, shea butter, Portuguese aloe vera, organic rose extract and beeswax. Products include body cream, face cream, solid soap, shower gel, rose water and purifying masks. You can buy online or visit any of the stores in Lisbon.

Benamor Portugal
candles

Claus Porto candles make perfect gifts from Portugal. Over 133 years and four generations, Claus Porto developed its unique expertise in soaps, colognes, scented candles, home diffusers and men grooming products, crafting a philosophy of authenticity and an incredible portfolio of colourful hand-made labels and design patterns, each with its own unique personality. Each candle has distinctive, stylish design and packaging plus unique scent such as citrus, red berry, green leaves, bergamot, waterlily, jasmin, cedar, amber and musk. It is easy to order online and they ship worldwide.

Claus Candles Porto
GOURMET CHOCOLATE

With more than 30 stores across Portugal, the gourmet chocolatier Arcadia was established in Porto in 1933. This delicious story began in a tea room that saw the birth and growth of a self-made confectionery and for nearly one century has been serving Portugal and the world beyond. We love the chocolate ‘cat tongues’, the premium flower box and the premium coffee toffees. An exquisite authentic brand on our Gift guide for Portugal list, for all your Portugal gifts online.

Arcadia Chocolate Porto
textiles

Burel Factory arose from the need of saving an ancestral heritage in the mountain region of Serra da Estrela. Traditionally, Burel was a fabric worn by shepherds in the form of capes, due to its high resistance and durability. In 2010 the factory reopened as part of a revitalisation project. People who has lost their jobs in the fabric factories where re-employed and Burel factory began to produce garments in 37 colors and an interesting diversity of textures/stitches linked to the Portuguese tradition and culture, applied in rugs, cushions, couvre-pieds, stools, bags, backpacks and other products. You can order your Burel gifts from Portugal online or visit the wonderful stores in Lisbon and Porto.

Burel factory Portugal
COFFEE

A small family-owned coffee roasting company located in Bairro da Madragoa, Lisbon, where tradition has been preserved from the date of its creation. Flor da Selva is a brand whose production maintains the original features that used to characterize the Portuguese coffee in the 50s. This delicious coffee blend is made using firewood and produced naturally, so free of additives. The traditional Portuguese coffee ´Robusta´ range is our favourite, with its full-bodied flavour and you can buy this and more from their online store.

Flor da selva coffee
LIQUOR

The ultimate in Portugal gifts has to be the unique “A Ginjinha” bitter cherry liquor from the Lisbon area. The last recommnedation on our gift guide for Portugal. This one, Ginja Sem Rival, meaning ´unrivalled bitter cherry liquor´was created by João Lourenço Cima who died in 1025 but whose establishment is now in the hands of fhis family’s fourth generation and can be found at  no.7, Rua das Portas de Santo Antão in Lisbon. Visit the bar, or order online from the wonderful shop, La Vida Portuguesa.

Ginja Gift Portugal
classic portugal

Classic Portugal is a luxury tours and bespoke tours agency. As travel designers we thrive on curating private tours and custom travel across Portugal. We design intimate experiences to make your trip to Portugal especially memorable. Uncover a unique journey though Portugal and its wonders: gastronomy, art, culture, wellness and more all await you. From prestigious wineries to chic beach clubs; from sleepy, hidden villages to dazzling city nights; from luxurious spas to Michelin star restaurants, your bespoke tour will include all the best Portugal has to offer.

 

Portugal is a European gem, with distinct locations and beautiful scenery. We seek out Portugal´s best, curating tours for our clients which they will carry in their hearts forever. Our specialities include luxury wine tours, luxury bespoke tours, luxury travel in Portugal, private travel and tours, luxury mini-breaks, luxury stays and luxury holidays. We partner with some of the most acclaimed luxury hotels, wineries and restaurants in Portugal. All of our bespoke travel itineraries are private and personal. We publish your itinerary in our travel app, giving you constant visibility and access to your luxury trip. Our professional chauffeurs and certified tour guides guarantee you are taken good care of and have the most wonderful experience of this beautiful, warm and charming country.

 

Our vision as a company is to offer world-class client services, with meticulously designed travel itineraries and the most luxurious experiences. We will take care of all your needs and desires in Portugal. Our concierge service is available on all luxury bespoke tours. From private cars, to fine dining to tickets for concerts and sports events, we take care of it all. Our values are important to us. We are inclusive and culturally aware. We believe in social change and equality for all. Inclusion and diversity ignites our creativity, bringing us closer to our clients and our communities. We are experienced in working with global clients, always working in a transparent and communicative way, seeking out new ways of engagement and innovation. Our mission to be the leading lifestyle experts and travel specialists for luxury journeys across Portugal. Please see our full tour programme. If you liked this blog post you may also like Famous Monuments of Portugal and Reasons to Fall in Love with Portugal.

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