Portuguese Subscription Boxes: Products from Portugal to Enjoy at Home

Once upon a time, there were wine clubs. You paid a subscription fee, and every month the wine club sent you a couple of different bottles of wine to drink. These days, there are subscription boxes. And, there are subscription boxes for just about everything — beauty products, beer, perfume, Japanese snacks, and fishing tackle. You name it; there’s a subscription box for it. There are even subscription boxes for Portuguese products.

I had already heard of one of the subscription boxes, Tuga Box, but I didn’t know that there were that many different Portuguese subscription boxes. Every month, these companies send out carefully selected Portuguese products. The products are usually food-related items, but they could also be Portuguese products such as pottery or cork-based products. You don’t know what they are in advance, so every month is a fun surprise.

If you love everything to do with Portugal, this could be a great little treat for yourself. They’re also great gift ideas if you’re struggling with ideas for the Portugalophile in your life: you can send them one box and, if they like it, they can set up a subscription.

Tuga Box

Tuga Box is one of the most popular Portuguese subscription boxes, and the subscription box that offers the best value for money. Every subscription box includes 5-7 Portuguese products that are carefully hand-selected for that month’s box. Some of the products from previous months include a small bottle of Madeira wine, Maria biscuits, a collection of photographs of Portugal, almonds from Portugal, and tea from Porto.

Website: https://www.tugabox.pt

Tuga Box costs €30 for one box, if you just want to try it out. If you subscribe you can pay per month (€30) or buy a discounted quarterly subscription: €81 every three months (don’t worry, the box is still monthly). Prices are inclusive of shipping.

Saudade Box

Saudade Box is a monthly subscription box that focuses on vintage, gourmet, and contemporary Portuguese products. In previous months, the box has included chocolate, Portuguese pottery, soap, and tinned sardines. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a subscription box that includes a mixture of food and non-food items.

Website: https://saudade.cratejoy.com

Saudade Box costs (US) $30 for one box, $85 for a three month subscription, and $145 for a 6 month subscription. Prices are not inclusive of shipping, which adds another $17 or so to the cost of each box.

Lusitan Box

Lusitan box is a Portuguese food subscription box aimed at foodies. A new subscription box is sent out every three months, filled with 5-7 Portuguese food products and sample recipes. In previous months, boxes have includes goat’s cheese, jam, a knife made from olive wood, and Portuguese recipes. Lusitan Box is a good choice if you’re looking for a subscription box, but want your boxes spaced out over a few months.

Website: http://lusitanbox.com

Lusitan Box costs €33 for one box, €64 for a 6-month subscription (two boxes), or €120 for the year (4 boxes). Prices are not inclusive of shipping which adds around €4 to the cost of each box.

Prices accurate at the time of writing.

Have you used any of these subscription boxes? Would you like to share a review with other Portugalist readers? Or do you have a great new Portugal subscription box you want to tell us about? Leave your comments and reviews in the box below. 

James has spent time living in Lisbon, the Algarve, and in the north of Portugal. He set up Portugalist to share his knowledge about Portugal, a country that has surprisingly little written about it.


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