Christmas and New Year’s days are holiday celebrations full of love. They are days meant to be spent with our family and friends, enjoying their company and exchanging gifts. In Greek tradition, the gift exchange occurs after midnight on New Year’s Eve or January 1, rather than on Christmas morning like many other western cultures. However, shopping for presents can be a difficult task for anyone searching for the perfect gift. For those busy souls who want to put in the extra effort with an added “Greek touch,” a major accommodation can be online shopping.
Here is a recommendation of online shops with plenty of Greek-inspired products to select from:
This year, the innovative Greek gift store Doromu.com which brings excellent handcrafted products to its customers can be a perfect choice for anyone looking for a unique present.
Another good choice could be the Greek E-shop EFI Store, a busines, into the field of accessories with an emphasis on hand-made jewelry. The company’s philosophy is a combination of low prices and good quality, based on the interests of its customers.
Meanwhile, for a different type of gift, Bachari.gr offers a vast variety of Greek products that are delivered worldwide. The shop operates in Heraklion, Crete, and sells a variety of spices, oils, fruits and flowers with therapeutic and beneficial properties.
Doromu.com offers a wide selection of traditional Greek handmade komboloi and begleri. This handmade begleri with blue beads, finished with a traditional Greek Tsarouhi, comes at the price of $12.99.
Tsarouhi is a type of shoe, which is typically known nowadays as part of the traditional uniform worn by the Greek guards known as Evzones.
A beautiful composition, suitable for everyday use for both men and women. Greek Worry Beads are a great way to stay calm and make a memorable gift.
This leather bracelet from EFI Store features a stone that is called “mataki.” It is supposed to keep the evil eye away and bring luck to its holder. It is sold at the affordable price of €8.
This handmade .925 Sterling Silver with 24K Gold “Dekara” Greek Coin pendant from Doromu.com hangs on a Greek leather braided lace ($48.99). The pendant is inspired by an original Greek 10 cents coin of 1969. It is an easy to wear pendant for history and coin lovers that can also be used as a good luck charm, since many people consider coins to bring good luck.
Bachari.gr offers a large variety of tea and superfoods at affordable prices. A colorful and flavorful collection of such products would be the perfect gift for any tea lovers and could also include Christmas season flavors such as “Christmas cookie.”
EFI Store also offers a variety of handmade necklaces. The pictured piece of jewelry is a long adjustable necklace with Greek tsarouhi from brass and tassel that is sold at the affordable price of €14.
A tsarouhi is a type of shoe, which is typically known nowadays as part of the traditional uniform worn by the Greek guards known as Evzones.
Handmade sandals may be an unusual winter gift but the holder will surely appreciate and make the most of it during the summer. Doromu.com hosts 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.
In Greece, pomegranate is considered a lucky fruit and symbolizes fertility. On New Years Eve, after midnight, Greeks smash a pomegranate on the floor in order to welcome the new year. This good luck charm from EFI Store (€5.5) with Greek colors (olive green and blue of the sea) would be the perfect Christmas holidays gift.
This icon is sold in Doromu.com at the price of $19.99. It is a 10×21 cm Greek handmade wooden carved Byzantine Icon of Saint George. The Greek Orthodox celebration of Saint George and the nameday for those named George & Georgia moves accordingly to the first Monday after Orthodox Easter.
Where to Shop Greek Gifts for the Christmas Holidays
Bachari.gr has a rich selection of spices and local Greek herbs with therapeutic and beneficial properties. As Greek grandmothers say “herbs can cure every sickness.” A basket full of such products would be the perfect gift for people who use traditional remedies.
This handmade necklace costs €8 and it is part of the collection sold at EFI Store. It is a braided bracelet with the meander Greek key design.