Gift Vouchers for People in Portugal: 10+ Easy Gift Ideas

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Buying gifts for people living in Portugal or that are coming to Portugal can be difficult but, thankfully, more and more companies now offer gift cards that can be used here. And, let’s be honest: a gift card is a present that’s actually going to get used.  Gift cards are especially great for people that … Read more

A Guide to Buying Furniture in Portugal

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Anyone living in Portugal will have to buy furniture at some point or another. Maybe you need to furnish an entire apartment or house, or maybe you just need one or two small things. Either way, the question is: where should you go to buy furniture in Portugal? The answer depends a lot on the … Read more

10+ Package Forwarding Companies That Ship to Portugal

Online shopping in Portugal is pretty limited in comparison to many other European countries. There isn’t even an Amazon.pt: if you want to shop on Amazon, you’ll need to head to Amazon Spain, UK, or Germany. If that wasn’t bad enough, many sellers on Amazon (and eBay) don’t ship to Portugal. This problem isn’t unique … Read more

6 Reasons You Should Get A Cork Yoga Mat

Yoga is great. It’s great for stretching, great for building up your physical strength, it’s great for improving your breathing, and it’s great for relaxation as well. It’s something that’s incredibly natural and wholesome but, surprisingly and unfortunately, a lot of yoga products aren’t: most yoga products, particularly yoga mats, are made from plastic and … Read more

Online Shopping in Portugal

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Online shopping may not be as popular in Portugal as it is in other countries, but it’s growing in popularity – both as a way of buying from Portuguese retailers and also as a way of buying (often cheaper) products from abroad. Read the guides Shopping at some sites – Amazon, for example – isn’t … Read more

Black Friday Portugal: Where to find the best deals

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Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday started off as American traditions, they have quickly been adopted by countries all over the world including Portugal. While Black Friday has been much slower to take off in Portugal than other European countries, it’s quickly becoming popular. People are even starting to queue outside shops (and run to … Read more

Groupon-Style Deals Websites in Portugal

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Although the quality of deals on websites like Groupon are sometimes questionable, they can be a great place to find restaurant deals, cheap haircuts, gift ideas, and inspiration for things to do. As of 2016, Groupon Portugal no longer exists. Unfortunately, the owners of Groupon made the decision to shut down Groupon in Portugal along … Read more

Amazon US: A Guide for International Shoppers

Amazon US (amazon.com) is the biggest Amazon store in the world, and the biggest online store in the world as well. Not only is it popular with shoppers in the US but, because it ships to most countries in the world, it’s also with shoppers in other countries (including Portugal) as well. No other store, … Read more

Amazon UK: A Guide for International Shoppers

Amazon UK is the largest Amazon store in Europe, and the second largest in the world after Amazon in the US. Although based in the UK, it’s popular with shoppers all over Europe but particularly in Ireland, France, Germany, and of course Portugal. It’s also popular with shoppers further afield, particularly in Australia, New Zealand, … Read more

Amazon Germany: A Delivery Guide for International Shoppers

Amazon Germany (amazon.de) is the second-largest Amazon store in Europe (only Amazon UK is bigger), and it’s often the cheapest Amazon store as well. It’s not only popular with shoppers in Germany and other German-speaking countries like Austria and Switzerland, but also from other European countries like Portugal. Amazon.de is so popular internationally that it’s actually … Read more