Gift shops, grocery store, clothes, jewelry, restaurants etc.
What to buy: You should buy local wines and liqueurs (especially maracuja and ananas), local cheese, and local tea. Also the local handicrafts are nice souvenirs to take home.
Here you can find hundreds of shops. This is a big mall. In the tourist map, it was marked with a picture of a blue whale and it took me a while to understand what it was. At first, I thought it was a sea world of some kind. hahaha
What to buy: You should buy some local tea, Cha Gorreana, some local brandy, Maracuja or Ananas. You should buy some local hand rolled cigars to take home, even if you don't smoke...
Decathlon is a shop in the outskirts of Ponta Delgada that has a big variety of outdoor equipment and some very good prices.
I have shopped there several times when i have been to Ponta Delgada and bought clothes and some very good walking boots that i have done several long distance hikes with.
The service has always been very pleasant and friendly there and i have found a bigger sortiment in that shop than i have in all the outdoor shops i have been to in Copenhagen where i have done lot's of outdoor shopping too over the years.