There’s nothing better than a holiday gift so as to show love and affection to those you care for. It might sound difficult to find the perfect gift for each person, but shopping online has made things much easier.
When thinking of a present for your Greek friends or family, there is nothing better than a present related to their roots and traditions. Or, even better, why not getting that present from Greece? This has never been easier. There are many fantastic Greek presents you can buy online if you know where to look for them.
Besides, since Greeks wait until after midnight on New Year’s Eve to exchange presents, you will definitely have some extra time to search for the perfect gift… and might even gain you some post-Christmas discount! Here are some of the best places where to shop online for your Greek Christmas.
There are several good options when looking for an online shop that offer authentic and high-quality Greek gifts.
The online Greek gift store, at doromu.com, which is also available on Etsy, has beautiful, handcrafted products. Browsing their website it will be easy to find a unique gift for that unique person. Also be sure to stop by the Greek E-shop, EFI Store, also available on Etsy. Here you’ll find low-priced and high quality accessories with an emphasis on hand-made jewelry.
If you have decided to give those perfect Greek spices, or therapeutic oils and aromas made of fruits and flowers, bachari.gr is the site to visit. They offer a huge variety of Greek products that are sure to be the perfect gift you are seeking to give!
If you are still uncertain about what to buy, take a look at these 10 different ideas for the perfect gift this Christmas 2017:
Doromu.com, Etsy and EFI Store offer a wide selection of traditional Greek handmade komboloi and begleri. This red-beaded komboloi is a traditional Greek Handmade komboloi made with metal tassel and synthetic resin beads, by EFI and costs €14.
Greek Worry Beads are a great way to stay calm and make a memorable gift. Komboloi can also be used for decoration and makes a great gift for both men and women.
Bachari.gr has a rich selection of spices and local Greek herbs with therapeutic and beneficial properties. As Greek yiayias say “herbs can cure every sickness.” A basket full of such products would be the perfect gift for people who are interested in homeopathy or enjoy preventive natural medicine. Pictured is essential oil of laurel (BioAroma 5ml) which sells for €7.70.
This bracelet with a ceramic eye and 6mm crystal beads and hearts hematite is from EFI Store (also available on etsy.com). The eye is called “mataki” and it is supposed to keep the evil eye away and bring luck to its holder. It is sold at the affordable price of €10.
This is a Cyprus five cents of a pound coin known as a lira. It is from Doromu.com and hangs on a contrasting Greek leather braided lace and costs only $14.95. It is an easy to wear pendant as it goes with everything and it will be a great treat for history and coin lovers. It can also be used as a good luck charm, since many people consider lira coins to bring good luck.
Bachari.gr offers a large variety of tea and superfoods at affordable prices along with natural aromas like this one named after the famous Maris Callas. The natural feminine fragrance “Maria Callas” is a BioAroma and composed of an aromatic quartet based on high, medium and low notes of aromatherapy dedicated to the great diva and makes a unique gift for that someone special and costs €16.90.
Handmade sandals may be an unusual winter gift but the holder will surely appreciate and make the most of it during the summer. Both EFI Store, Etsy, and Doromu.com host a beautiful Greek natural leather sandals selection. According to an ancient Greek myth, the gods and goddesses had their sandals made on the beautiful island of Crete by a gifted sandal maker who enriched each pair with magical powers. These pictured are from EFI Store and are Greek handmade leather sandals that cost €36.
This handmade bracelet comes from the Santorini Collection at EFI Store and costs €10. It is a bracelet made with beads from glass and lava with the meander Greek key design and is an easy gift that the receiver can wear year-round (also available on etsy.com).
This 2017 charm bracelet is handmade and is thought to keep away bad spirits. The 2017 charm bracelet is made with zamak silver elements. This good luck charm from EFI Store (also available on etsy.com), costs €6, it would be the perfect Christmas holidays present.