Christmas shopping in Lisbon rewards the visitor with a Santa’s list of Xmas present options for all the family. 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. You can’t miss O Mundo Fantástico da Sardinha Portuguesa with its glittering Christmas façade. Shop here for sardines packed in tins that will surprise you. For wines and spirits take a look inside the well-stocked Garrafeira Nacional, which has it’s own in-store cellar museum. Gift ideas abound at Lojoa Aldeias do Xisto, quirky presents that include ceramic bells shaped as cats. One of the city’s most attractive delicatessens is Manuel Tavares. The shop always puts on a special display during the festive season and this is the place to shop for traditional Portuguese food and wine. The old style Embaixada mall comprises 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! Similarly, Amar Lisboa is where you can buy colourful and contemporary handicraft, some of it fashioned by one of Portugal’s most respected designers. Christmas shoppers should also make a point of visiting A Vida Portuguesa, a highly respected craft and hardware store specializing in retro wares and merchandise, all of it made in Portugal. For festive and ecclesiastical candles it has to be Caza das Vellas Loreto, a beautiful store dating from 1789. Jewellery is always appreciated at Christmas and for some truly exquisite pieces pop into Tous, which also dazzles with its 18th-century interior. And finally, if you’re looking for Christmas decoration ideas than spend some time in Nickolaus, a veritable Santa’s grotto of yuletide décor.