There’s nothing better than a holiday gift to show love and affection to those you care for. It might seem 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 gift which represents their roots and traditions. And, even better, why not buy the present directly from Greece? It has never been easier than now to do just that.
There are many fantastic Greek presents you can buy online if you know where to search 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 this might even earn you some post-Christmas discounts!
Here are some of the best places to shop online for the perfect Greek Christmas, including sites which offer the most authentic and high-quality gifts from Greece.
The online Greek gift store at doromu.com, also available on Etsy, offers an array of beautiful, handcrafted products. It will be easy to find a unique gift for that special someone as you browse their extensive website.
If you have decided to give those perfect Greek spices, or therapeutic oils and scents made of fruits and flowers, bachari.gr is the site to visit. They offer a huge variety of Greek products which are sure to be the perfect gift for someone you love!
If you are still uncertain about what to buy, take a look at these nine ideas for the perfect gift this Christmas 2018:
Doromu.com, Etsy and the EFI Store offer a wide selection of traditional Greek handmade komboloi and begleri. The red-beaded komboloi are made in the traditional Greek way, with metal tassels and synthetic resin beads. These are by EFI and cost only €14.
These “Greek Worry Beads” are a great way to stay calm and they make a memorable gift. Komboloi can also be used as decoration, and they make great gifts for both men and women.
This glass-bead “Evil Eye” 2019 charm bracelet is handmade and is thought to keep away evil spirits. The bracelet is made with zamak silver findings. This ancient traditional good-luck charm from the EFI Store (also available on etsy.com and Doromu.com), costs €7, and would make the perfect Christmas holiday present.
Bachari.gr has a huge selection of spices and Greek herbs which have therapeutic and beneficial properties. As Greek yiayias say, “Herbs can cure every illness.” A basketful of such products would be the perfect gift for people who are interested in homeopathy or who 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 made of hematite, is from the EFI Store and is also available on etsy.com and Doromu.com. The eye, called “mataki” in Greek, is traditionally thought to keep evil away and bring luck to its owner. It is sold at the affordable price of €11.
This five-cent coin from Cyprus is known as a “lira”. It is one of the offerings at Doromu.com and hangs on a contrasting Greek leather braided cord. It is very affordable, at only $14.95. It is easy to wear, as the pendant 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.
Handmade sandals may be an unusual winter gift but the receiver will surely appreciate and make the most of them during the summer. The EFI Store, Etsy, and Doromu.com all offer a beautiful selection of natural leather sandals made in Greece.
According to ancient Greek mythology, the gods and goddesses had their sandals made on the beautiful island of Crete by a gifted sandalmaker who bestowed magical powers on each pair. The sandals pictured are from the EFI Store and are handmade in Greece, with a price of only €36.
This dreamy blue handmade bracelet comes from the Santorini Collection at the EFI Store and costs only €11. The one-of-a-kind bracelet is made with beads made from glass and lava. It also features the “meander” Greek key design and is an easy gift that the receiver can wear year-round. It is also available on etsy.com and Doromu.com as well.