When visiting Athens for the holiday season you can choose amongst a variety of gift shops to do your Christmas shopping, which offer a wide selection of objects, ranging from the downright artistic to the fun ideas, with the good old traditional symbols always popular. Christmas in Greece is not as important as New Year and that is the reason you will see so many lucky charms in the shops during the holiday season. Lucky charms or “gouria” as they are called in Greek are a must for everybody so as to guarantee good fortune for the new year. They come in many shapes and sizes, usually with traditional good luck symbols and some are a real fashion statement and of artistic value. Dont miss them if you are visiting Athens during the festive season. At Mati you can find many beautiful, gold plated lucky charms designed by Rodi Kostantoglou with traditional symbols, at Diplous Pelekys the festive atmosphere includes a large variety of Christmas decorations, for the home and the table, small gifts and stocking fillers, at Yanni Souvatzoglou the impressive sculptures depicting maternity and offering love are ideal for the Christmas spirit, at the Benaki Museum Shop the collection of festive objects is mainly inspired by the Museums collections and includes small works of art, at El. Marneri Galerie the lucky charms are mostly jewelry designed with originality and imagination, shop for inspired jewelry at Yannis Sergakis Adornments, find unique handmade jewelry and accessories at Venia Mitropanou, guaranteed good luci with a charm from Studio Pi, pamper yourself with a gift from L'Atelier du Parfum, welcome the New Year with the taste of Aristokratikon chocolates.