Are you looking for some last-minute gift ideas? If you have some friends and family with a thing for publishing -like us at Polpettas Mag- here’s some suggestions from the independent front.

We asked to Luis Cunha and Arturas Slidziauskas, founders of Under the cover in Lisbon, to give us their wishlist, for those of you who’re going mad in search of brilliant ideas for the latest Christmas purchases. We definitively would buy everything, their online store is a true paradise of print… the proof of the pudding is in the eating!

What’s the Gift – with capital letter!- that you would like to receive yourselves?

I must say Apartamento Cookbook #2: Winter Soups, an awesome deluxe edition of only 1.000 copies beautifully illustrated, published by the team behind Apartamento magazine.

And some ideas for the best friend or a colleague?

Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will, a book by Judith Schalansky, who masterfully mixes fiction and facts, with actual cartography; born out of her love for an atlas as a child raised on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall.

2 - Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will

What may be your advice for a Santa Claus that comes into your shop looking for a gift for someone that already has anything?

If that someone already has everything, than our suggestion would be a book about making something new yourself from ordinary objects! Do It Yourself: fifty of the world’s most exciting designers and visionary artists devise simple objects that anyone can make at home.

3 - Do it yourself

What’s the last gift that you made choosing from your shelves?

A recent gift to a dear friend: Romance Journal #2, a large format magazine  devoted to exploring truth and raising our collective consciousness. Based on the theme Resistance, this issue explores the movement toward progress, equality, and justice, through the eyes of 10 powerful, thoughtful, and creative women.


What’s the perfect present for this winter?

That would be Another Escape #9, a stunning magazine about outdoor lifestyle, creative culture and sustainability living. The magazine was totally redesigned for this issue.

We nanna thank Luis and Arturas very much, and we’d like to highlight the Gift List section on their online shop for any further ideas. Said that, enjoy your shopping!