Christmas shopping in Lisbon rewards the visitor with a long list of Xmas retail therapy options. With the city glowing under a blanket of sparkling decoration, the city’s shops, stores and boutiques entice shoppers with the Yuletide spirit and some wonderful seasonal gift ideas. At Mercado Praça da Figueira in the Baixa district you can stock up with all sorts of delicious regional goodies including an impressive selection of Portuguese wines. But if you’re looking for a special drink to celebrate with, nip over to Ginjinha Sem Rival where they sell sweet and potent cherry liqueur. Located in the city’s Principe Real neighbourhood is Embaixada, a series of trendy salons housed in a former palace building. This is the place to browse independent fashion boutiques and upmarket handicraft – great stocking fillers! On the other side of town near Santa Apolonia is Amar Lisboa, where you can buy colourful and contemporary handicraft, some of it fashioned by one of Portugal’s most respected designers. Nearby is the Lisbon Art Gallery, a place to shop for wonderfully evocative paintings of local street scenes. Back in the Baixa is Silva & Feijó, one of the oldest shops in the city and still selling all sorts of quirky souvenirs and knick-knacks – token gifts that are practical and inexpensive. In Chiado make sure you visit A Vida Portuguesa, a highly respected craft and hardware store specialising in retro wares and merchandise all made in Portugal. Another store to shop for Christmas presents in Pelcor, where everything is handmade from cork, including an amazing range of fashion accessories. Looking for candles? Then head for Caza das Vellas Loreto in Chiado. And if it’s jewellery you’re after, pop into upmarket Tous Rua Garrett Lisbon.
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