For centuries people have been bringing back weird and wonderful gifts from foreign shores. In fact, the Portugese themselves were one of the first peoples to bring back treasures from far off lands.
An Algarve holiday offers a golden opportunity to shop for unique gifts. Materials to wear, ceramic to dine from, metalwork to admire in your living room.
Highly distinctive hand-painted plates and tiles are enough to light up any mantelpiece back at home. The copper and bronze goods give the effect of an older age in time.
Most towns also sell the traditional holiday paraphernalia one finds in just about every seaside town in the world. Good wine stores can be find in all the big resorts.