Are you looking for Portugal souvenirs? There are lots of fun and unique products to buy or bring home as gifts to friends and family.
Souvenirs are one of the best ways to tell your friends and family that you are thinking about them while traveling. And it’s also something that’s fun to buy to yourself as a memory from your trip.
So, do you want to know what to buy in Portugal for your loved ones? Then continue reading below, because here’s a list of the top 10 things to buy in Portugal:
Olive oil is a classic souvenir to buy in Portugal. It’s delicious, not too expensive, and pretty easy to bring back home.
Throughout the country, you’ll find a big variety of different kinds of brands and flavors. It’s a nice souvenir to buy if you like to cook, or give away as a gift!
PS: Portuguese olive oil is known to be one of the best in the world.
Port wine is a sweet wine that’s loved by people from all over the world. It originates in Porto, which is a beautiful town in the northern part of Portugal.
You can buy port wine all over the country, but I can highly recommend visiting Porto and go wine tasting. It’s a lovely experience where you get to taste different kinds of Port wine, as well as learning about the wine-making process. After the tour and wine tasting, you can buy a couple of bottles to bring back home as souvenirs.
Some of the most popular wine cellars include; Kopke, Cálem, Royal Oporto, and Porto Cruz. I went on a wine tour and tasting with Croft Port, and I had a great experience!
The locals are crazy about football in Portugal. Everyone has their own favorite local team (Benfica or Sporting), and they are all, of course, cheering for the national team when they’re playing.
If you know someone back home who’s also a crazy football fan, then I would suggest you buy some sports paraphernalia. A jersey or scarf can never go wrong!
Portugal is the biggest producer of cork in the world. The cork is not only used for wine corks, but also for a variety of products that are sold in the local shops and markets.
In Portugal, you can buy everything from shoes and table mats to handbags, jewelry, and art that are made out of cork. There are so many cool cork products to buy in Portugal!
It’s one of the most popular Portugal souvenirs. They’re light to carry home, and they’re also pretty and unique.
Pottery – One of my favorite Portugal souvenirs!
One of the most famous and popular Portugal souvenirs are pottery and earthenware. There are many beautiful bowls, plates, bowls, and mugs that you can buy in the pottery shops and markets in Portugal.
Buy something for yourself and have in your home, or give it away as a gift to someone you love.
When strolling through the towns and cities of Portugal, you’re going to notice the beautiful tiles decorating the facades of several old buildings and churches.
These ceramic tiles are called Azulejos, and can be bought in most souvenir shops and markets. You can buy a whole pile of tiles if you like – to refresh your bathroom or kitchen back home. Or if you want to buy something smaller and more lightweight, you can always buy the coasters and trivets that are made out of the Azulejos.
If you’re looking for a local alcoholic beverage to buy as a souvenir, I would suggest you to buy a bottle of Ginjinha. Ginjinha is a sweet cherry liqueur that can be bought at most supermarkets in Portugal.
If you happen to visit Lisbon, make sure to visit A Ginjinha Espinheira, which is the oldest Ginjinha maker in the city.
In Portugal, you’ll find a big selection of delicious local cheeses to bring back home as souvenirs. There are local cheeses made from both cow-, sheep-, and goat milk – and sometimes, a mix of all of them.
Go visit a cheese shop or a supermarket to buy these delicious Portugal souvenirs.
NOTE: If you’re bringing home food to your country, please check your country’s policies before buying anything. In some countries (like the US, for example), it’s not allowed to bring in some kinds of foods.
Pastéis de Belém – Portuguese Egg Tart
If you’re like me and have a sweet tooth, then you must bring home a pack of these. Pastéis de Belém is a pastry that has been made by the locals for more than 150 years. They cost around 1 euro each or 5 euro for a box of six tarts.
They’re cheap, delicious, and easy to bring back home. The perfect Portugal souvenir in my opinion!
Ceramics has been produced in the country for centuries. In the various ceramic shops throughout the country, you can buy both bowls, plates, and pots, etc.
Most of the ceramics that you’ll find in the shops and markets have a bit more rustic design, but there are also ceramic shops selling modern pieces as well.
Do you have any further questions about Portugal souvenirs? Leave a comment below!