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12 Gifts for Your Christmas Wish List from Shop Portuguese

Bring Portugal to your holiday celebrations with these 12 gift ideas from your favorite one-stop-shop for luso inspired gifts.

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Tis the season! Now that December is here and holiday decorations are going up faster than you can blink, it's time to find the perfect gift to place under the Christmas tree.

Whether you're playing Secret Santa, participating in the ever-popular White Elephant gift exchange, writing out your Christmas wish list, or looking for a gift that will bring joy to someone who loves Portuguese culture, you're bound to cross off a couple of items with this guide featuring gifts exclusively from Shop Portuguese!

From the guys who brought you The Portuguese Kids, Shop Portuguese offers "the best of Portugal," from apparel to home goods to grocery items and more. Their humor is what made them a household name in Portuguese communities around the world and in their online store, you'll find even more of their jokes!

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1. Tropical Galo Sweatshirt

Tropical Galo de Barcelos Black Sweatshirt

Portugal's iconic Galo de Barcelos takes an island vacation in this tropical galo (rooster) sweatshirt! Honestly, we can't get enough of it. Not only does the sweatshirt come in 4 different colors but you can get this colorful design on a t-shirt as well!

2. Barcelos Rooster Darth Vader T-Shirt

Darth Vader Mask with Galo de Barcelos Design T-Shirt

May the força be with you! The villainous Darth Vader is front and center here but his mask is decorated with the traditional design of the Galo de Barcelos. This pop culture-meets-Portuguese culture t-shirt is the perfect gift for any tugas that are big time Star Wars fans.

3. Açores Snapback Hat

Azores flag emblem on white ball cap

Simply put, this snapback hat is simply classic. And it's a great gift idea for that friend who basks in Azorean pride, but prefers to keep the sun's rays at bay. The best part is, you don't need to remember what size shirt your friend wears.


4. Clay Sangria Pitcher

Traditional Portuguese clay sangria pitcher with white designs painted on it

If you want a gift to impress, this traditional clay sangria pitcher is it! Handmade in Portugal, these pitchers feature Portuguese sayings painted on them such as "Agora Vamos Beber" (Now we drink), "Bebe de Aqui" (Drink from here), and "O Meu Vinho é Bom" (My wine is good). Tip: Wrap this with a nice bottle of Portuguese wine!

5. Juízo na Cabeça Coffee Mug

coffee mug that says juízo na cabeça

Every single person that's grown up in a Portuguese family has heard a parent utter the words "tem juízo na cabeça" before leaving the house. It loosely translates to "use your head." And though you and your friends are grown now, that message still resonates. Gift this coffee mug to someone in your life who could use a daily reminder to have juízo.

6. Barcelos Rooster Turquesa Fleece Blanket

Galo de Barcelos Teal Throw Blanket

Winter time = lots of couch time. And what's better than cozying up under a delightfully warm and fluffy blanket? Cozying up under this fleece blanket! It's super soft and has a modern Galo de Barcelos print that would look amazing in your friend's first apartment or home. Just wrap it in a giant red bow and put it under the Christmas tree!


7. Francesinha Sauce

A bottle of reddish, orange francesinha sauce by Dom Duarte

If your cousin's must-eat meal in Portugal is a francesinha sandwich, then Dom Duarte's francesinha sauce is the gift for them! Pro tip: print out this francesinha recipe on nice cardstock paper so they can recreate Porto's famous dish at home. While you're at it, put a bow on a nice bottle of port wine to gift the full Porto experience.

8. Ovos Moles de Aveiro

Plate full of ovos moles de aveiro piled on top of each other

Ovos Moles are a traditional confection from Aveiro, Portugal that consist of a paper-thin wafer casing filled with a mixture of dense egg yolks and sugar. They're a great gift for any occasion where you're just not sure what to give — looking for a white elephant gift that nobody will guess but everyone will love? Gift ovos moles. Need an interesting but appropriate gift for your boss? Get ovos moles.


9. Folclore Puzzle

Puzzle box showing design of traditional Portuguese folkloric dancers

Do your friends call puzzling a hobby? If they happen to also appreciate traditional Portuguese culture and/or have danced in a Portuguese rancho group, this folclore puzzle is for them! Available in three sizes.

10. Stella in the Vila Children's Book

Cover of children's book called Stella in the Vila. Shows illustration of a little girl peeking out from the bottom of the cover.

In this children's book, Stella visits her avós (grandparents) for a day of old-world fun. Written in English with Portuguese words scattered throughout, this makes for a thoughtful gift for someone wanting to start teaching Portuguese to a young child.


11. Sacana Piri Piri

5 boxes of Sacana portuguese piri piri hot sauce

For the family cook that adds malaguetas to every dish, might we suggest a small bottle of spicy hot piri piri for their stocking?

12. Portugal Soccer Team Stickers

stickers featuring retro-style text of portugal soccer team fandoms: benfiquista, portista, sportinguista

Retro-style stickers of Portugals' most successful soccer teams — Benfica, Sporting, Porto —are the perfect stocking stuffer for kids who watch Primeira Liga games to root for their favorite Portuguese soccer player.


***This is a sponsored post from Shop Portuguese.

We are also an affiliate partner...that means that if you purchase one of the items above, we will receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting us and Shop Portuguese!



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