10 UNIQUE STUNNING GIFTS FROM PORTUGAL
In search of the best unique gifts? You are in luck because that is where Portugalia Sales really shines. Explore this curated collection of our best, unique, can't-live-without Made in Portugal Christmas gifts and find more Holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list.
Our traditional alembic stills are all handmade in Portugal from the finest copper, since this metal not only conducts heat better, which helps both the fermentation process and consequent distillation, but also improves the outcome of the final distillation in terms of flavor. Copper has been used to make stills since ancient times, and as successive generations have found, it remains the best option, thanks to its properties and natural advantages in the distilling process.
We are proud to offer our customers professional quality Portuguese Foosball Tables for sale online. Made in Portugal by Bilhares Carrinho, the leading manufacturer in the country, ours Professional Foosball Tables are made from solid wood and hand-crafted. “Matraquilhos”, as they are called in Portuguese, are made in the original tradition, design and concept of the old days. We also offer tables with a modern and luxurious look. These tables are made to last and are a piece of art!
Know a kitchen gadget-obsessed home cook? Or are you looking for gifts for foodies? No worries! When it comes to the best gifts for cooks you can’t go wrong with a Traditional Portuguese Hammered Copper Cataplana. Used to cook typically Mediterranean dishes, especially clams and seafood in general. The cooking process used by the cataplana prevents the loss of the ingredients aromas, ensuring full and excellent flavor. Furthermore, cooking in the Cataplana is healthier since the recipes use less fat, and thus contain fewer calories.
In Portugal pottery is a very ancient and traditional art. We at Portugalia Sales source quality Portuguese ceramics from talented artisans, and are proud to offer the largest online selection of Portuguese pottery. The highlight goes to the Olaria Carrilho Lopes collection. Handmade and hand painted in Portugal by the renowned ceramic pottery artist, Carrilho Lopes, this collection comes from the village of Corval, in Alentejo, Portugal, known for its fine ceramics and considered the Iberian capital of pottery.
Clay pot cooking seems to be all the rage these days, but in Portugal clay pots are used since the beginning of times. We provide a wide network of traditional pottery items in red clay, hand painted, with smooth texture. They are used for cooking hot foods in ovens and stoves, to serve cold foods, and to be used as decorative items. Our products are microwave safe and may be exposed to direct fire. They can be stored in refrigerators, washed in dishwashers, and are not harmful to health.
Handcrafted to perfection in Portugal, our fashion accessories are made with care from finest Portuguese cork fabric. We are proud to say that our products are natural and environmentally friendly and received the “Peta-Approved Vegan” seal, which certifies that most of the products are 100% vegan. Discover our unique and natural cork fashion products such as: handbags, wallets, hats, belts and jewelry.
Transform your dining setting with our selection of Portuguese flatware. From dinner knives and dessert spoons to serving forks or espresso spoons you’ll find the perfect made in Portugal flatware for all dining occasions. From carving knives to kitchen shears, we have also a huge selection of the finest Portuguese Cutlery.
8 - Coimbra Ceramics
Coimbra, in the center of Portugal, has produced ceramics for many centuries and possesses the oldest written document (1145) related to national ceramics. The pottery of Coimbra represents the Eastern tradition - porcelains of China that were brought back by the sailors during the time of the discoveries - and also the influence of the Arab style. The pieces are decorated and distinguished by the following characteristics: 17th century blue drawings and color drawing (both inspired by the scenes of hunts), 15th century design under Arab influence, and 18th century drawing with feathers and plumage's of exotic birds that produce a unique effect giving the dishes a unique characteristic that it is impossible to confuse with any other.
9 – Portuguese Tiles
Usually found as an element of architecture for both grand and ordinary structures in Portugal, the tin-glazed painted ceramic tiles, known as “azulejos” tiles, are a long standing tradition throughout Portuguese history. At Portugalia Sales you’ll find all manner of objects made using images of Portuguese tiles including mugs, T-shirts, bags, photographic prints and stationery.
If you have a passionate Christian person in your life, then you likely search for Christian gifts to flaunt and celebrate their spiritually. Portugalia Sales is your source for beautiful catholic religious statues. Most of them came from Portugal. Our offer of Our Lady of Fatima statues is unparalleled. The images are in your vast majority made in polystyrene resin, using steel molds, being all handmade finish, which makes each piece unique.