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The best Christmas gifts: 5 presents handmade in Portugal

Updated: Dec 22, 2023

Christmas 2023 is already on its way and, with the season, the search for the gift for that special someone begins.


But what can be given as a Christmas gift?


The truth is that the ideal gift depends on 3 factors:


  1. The style and interests of the person who is going to receive it.

  2. The type of relationship that exists: family, friends, partner, colleagues.

  3. The feeling you want to express: hope, love, gratitude.


But even though there is a wide variety of options to choose from, there are certain factors that you can consider when buying a Christmas gift.


It is increasingly common to give handmade and personalized gifts at Christmas.

Do you want to know what are the most sought after characteristics in a Christmas gift? Would you like to know the trends for Christmas 2023?


So, start by discovering what to keep in mind when selecting presents for this Christmas.


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Tips for choosing a good Christmas gift


We know that choosing a Christmas gift can be challenging!


Therefore, we have 3 tips for you that will help you find the ideal Christmas present.


1. Give preference to personalized gifts


Personalization speaks for itself.


When you give a personalized gift, it is evident that you have taken the time to choose something unique, different from everything that exists on the market.


With a personalized gift, you have the certainty that the person will not receive anything similar.

Sometimes, personalization is reflected in the presence of names or meaningful icons that can evoke experiences or symbolize a purpose.


Customization also refers to the use of specific textures, shapes, or tones. It's great to receive a gift in your favorite color!


These days, almost everything can be customized.


And as you can imagine, jewelry allows a high level of customization in terms of shapes, textures, colors and materials.


2. Choose sustainable materials


Sustainability is related to respect for our environment, the use of local raw materials and the value we give to traditions.


In addition, giving eco-friendly Christmas gifts is a trend!


3. Look for products made by local artisans


Craftsmanship is synonym for exclusivity!


That's why many of the best brands in the world create custom pieces and include 100% hand finishes.


The Christmas gifts made by local artisans reflect the culture and keep alive the arts that are passed down from generation to generation.


For some reason it´s common to buy handicrafts while traveling! Have you thought about that?

Now, let's focus on this last tip and know more advantages of giving a handmade gift at Christmas.


Best Christmas gifts handmade in Portugal

Advantages of giving a handmade gift at Christmas


Giving handmade gifts has several benefits:

  • Handmade products convey ancestral knowledge. By purchasing them, you help perpetuate the culture and identity of the community.

  • The artisan products are made by hand. In addition to taking several hours and even days of work, you have the guarantee that there will never be a product exactly the same.

  • The handmade has a greater dose of love. You perceive that with every detail that has been woven, painted or carved by hand.

  • In general, artisan products are created with local raw materials. For this reason, they are usually a more sustainable gifts, with less environmental impact.

  • Craftsmanship is considered one of the determining factors of luxury, due to its mastery and exclusivity.


As you can see, there are several reasons why handmade products are on the list of the ideal gift for Christmas 2023.


Therefore, check out our guide to handmade gifts to give this Christmas.


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Guide to artisanal presents handmade in Portugal to give this Christmas


This is our selection of handmade presents for Christmas 2023:


1. Lapis lazuli and Honduran opal earrings


Size of each earring: 22 x 6 mm

Pins and backs: 925 silver

Gemstones cut by Oscar Bautista

Handmade in Portugal

Price: 63,50€




2. Lapis lazuli and quartz earrings


Size of each earring: 25 mm x 8 mm

Pins and backs: 925 silver

Gemstones cut by Oscar Bautista

Handmade in Portugal

Price: 68,40€




3. Lapis lazuli and smoky quartz earrings


Size of each earring: 30 mm x 9 mm

Pins and backs: 925 silver

Gemstones cut by Oscar Bautista

Handmade in Portugal

Price: 100,60€




4. Honduran opal and malachite earrings


Size of each earring: 29 mm x 11 mm

Pins and backs: 925 silver

Gemstones cut by Oscar Bautista

Handmade in Portugal

Price: 118,40€




5. Rose quartz and lemon quartz earrings


Size of each earring: 26 mm x 19 mm

Pins and backs: 925 silver

Gemstones cut by Oscar Bautista

Handmade in Portugal

Price: 120,60€




And remember:

The wrapping and the card are still key accessories when giving a Christmas gift.

Best ideas for artisanal Christmas Gifts in Portugal

Happy Holidays!

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