Souvenirs and handicrafts, Lisbon
There are many street vendors in Lisbon, especially around touristy areas like Belem. Some have booths set up, and others walk around carrying their stuff.
What to buy: Local crafts, beach towels, embroidered tablecloths, handbags/coin purses, shawls/scarves, fans, postcards, etc.
Manuel Tavares delicatessen shop is one of the oldest in Lisbon. It was founded in 1860 and is well known for its great variety of Portuguese wines and liquors. You'll get also many other delicatessen like sweets, ham, cheeses, fine chocolates, olive oil, vinegar and canned fish. They even sold Bacalhau there.
It is a good place to buy some typical Portuguese products, especially eatables and fine wines in a time-honoured athmosphere.
They accept major credit cards and there is a possibility to order some of their products for shipping all over the world via the internet.
What to buy: Wines, liquors and other delicatessen (see above).
What to pay: Depends on what you are buying, some wines are really good ones, so they have higher prices. But you will invest your money in quality products.
This spotless shop in the upstairs of the Mercado da Ribeira has all kinds of local crafts, gifts and souvenirs. Although the prices aren't the best in town, the selection is hard to beat, so if you're in a hurry and have a lot of people on your shopping list, this would be worth a stop.
Santos Ofícios is a handicraft shop where you can buy the Portuguese folk art and crafts from all over the country - from Minho to Algarve-.
What to buy: Pottery, handmade rugs of wool, sculptures in stone, masks, canes, copies of the 18th century tiles, jewels, toys and many others.
The Wrong Shop is a small shop with alternative giftware.
The shop has it all: silly T-shirts; very different kind of souvenirs and other gadgets.
Mo-Fr: 11AM - 8PM
Sa: 11AM - 10PM