Shopping in Funchal city centre is a joy. There really is something to satisfy everyone – from chain stores and malls to artisan souvenirs and exotic food. Outside Funchal, shopping options are far more limited.

Embroidery, small wicker items, handmade jewellery and ceramics are traditional Madeiran souvenirs. Other great things to purchase in Funchal include shoes, leather items, Madeiran food (bolo de mel, molasses) and of course wine. Portuguese cork and woollens from the mainland's north are easy to find.