Obidos, Portugal is known as the “Wedding Present Town” because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282. Quite the present don’t you think?

It seems fitting that while in Portugal, Obidos offered some of the best little shops to explore for more modest gifts for those us who can’t afford to give away entire villages.

There are many shops offering local crafts such as handmade tiles, pottery and paintings. The most unusual gift items I saw were life-like ceramic sculptures of shoes and handbags, definitely the perfect gift for the person in your life who has a shoe and handbag fetish.
I purchased a couple of tiles as decorative accessories for our wine cellar.

Loni Stark
Loni Stark is an artist at Atelier Stark, self-professed foodie, and adventure travel seeker who has a lifelong passion for technology’s impact on business and creativity. She collaborates with Clinton Stark on video projects for Atelier Stark Films. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way up to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite.