10 MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS
Mother’s Day is coming up and we selected some of the most special gifts you can find in Lisbon. In this article we share some options that will surely make your mother very happy. You still have some days to go shopping, but don’t do it last minute!
ANTIFLOP: ART YOU CAN WEAR
With patterns inspired in Portuguese history and culture – all of them iconic and with so many tales to tell – Antiflop Iconic Collection scarves seem like an excellent idea for Mother’s Day. Paper Dolls – inspired in the paper dolls we used to dress with cutouts – is a design that will bring good childhood memories.
STRÓ: SUSTAINABLE GIFTS
In two small stores in Príncipe Real, separated only by a building door, STRÓ’s products are presented in a careful beautiful way – there are beach towels, tote bags, smalls notebooks and blankets; all of them with an incredible quality and values based on utilization, fair trade and sustainability.
LER DEVAGAR: BECAUSE A BOOK IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
A former printing store gave life to a bookstore that aims at giving people who like to read anything they ask for. Ler Devagar was considered one of the 10 most beautiful bookstores in the world, praised by NY Times in different prestigious publications all over the world. Here you’ll find the perfect book for your mother as well as many other different products.
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THE LUMIARES HOTEL&SPA: A RELAXING MOMENT
Has the most special mother in the world complained about being tired or not having enough time for herself in a while? How about surprising her and offering her a SPA moment? A relaxation massage, for example! A SPA moment at The Lumiares will certainly be an appreciated gift!
ICON: ITEMS WITH SOUL
From pottery pieces to serigraphy, jewelry, chandeliers, clothes, wallets and even paintings... at ICON everything is Portuguese and has a super cool and positive vibe. There is no way to leave it empty-handed – also because there are options for every taste and wallet. If you’re looking for a special gift, this store could be the perfect place to buy it at.
DEGRAU: ACCESSIBLE LUXURY WITH IDENTITY
While representing creative and sustainable brands as accessible luxury, Degrau challenges their clients to make a difference. This store is for the nonconformists, the trend-setters, the genuine people. This store is for everyone who challenges history and dares to create their own identity! If you thought of your mother while reading this, you know where you can find a gift for May 1st.
MARIA JOÃO BAHIA: A NEW LIFE FOR YOUR MOTHER’S FAVORITE PIECE OF JEWELRY
Besides creating exclusive jewelry with a lot of personality, Maria João Bahia also creates new pieces from existing jewels. There is always that one unvaluable piece that goes from generation to generation, but you end up not using it because you can’t relate to it. Why not giving it a new life while keeping the same value as ever? It will certainly be a meaningful gift!
BONS CHEIROS: A REFUGE
Even before entering the house, serenity already reigns: there is no noise, the blue of the building almost merges with the blue of the sky and the garden surprises us with its charming details. It is far away enough to forget the city rush, but on a perfect location to visit the best this region has to offer – it could be the perfect place for Mother’s Day weekend.
LE CUIVRÉ: SO SWEET
How about a different sweet for the afternoon snack? Le Cuivré is in Belém and brings to Lisbon the typical Bordeaux cake: cannelé. The cannelé recipe was created on the 16th century and has the ingredients of any Portuguese sweet, including also Bourbon vanilla and rum. If you aren’t in town, surprise your mother on this day and send her a box with Uber Eats!
QUE BEM FICA: FLOWERS WITH MEANING
A classic gift that mothers love and never goes out of style: flowers. Our suggestion is that you visit Que Bem Fica, and surprise your mother with a floral and special gift. Here, you’ll find from the plainest to the most sophisticated options, with the guarantee that, regardless of what you choose, it will look good! And if your biggest problem is the lack of time, know that Que Bem Fica also delivers at home.