Mother’s Day: 10 Gift Suggestions
Sometimes, appreciation can be shown with a gift – that’s more or less what happens on the first Sunday of May, when we celebrate Mother’s Day. And even though we know that mothers always like the gifts their children give them, whether it’s a diamond ring or a necklace made of pasta, we couldn’t let this date go unnoticed. In this article, we suggest fifteen gifts to surprise your mother on this beautiful day.
*Fotografia: autor desconhecido.
YNTENZO WORKSHOP: PERFUMER FOR A DAY
What if your mother could create her own perfume? To be able to know the characteristics of each aroma, to receive the indications of master perfumers and to mix essences in order to create a unique smell would be the kind of experience any mother would like to receive! Offering her the possibility to be a Perfumr for a day is a way of showing her that she’s special and unique, such as the perfume she’ll create at Yntenzo.
*Photo: Daniela Salsa.
JOSEFINAS: DREAM FOOTWEAR
Josefinas is a world-renowned brand. It makes women dream and gives them the power to make their dreams come true. The brand from Braga continues launching novelties after novelties without losing what defines it: the power of women, the ability to inspire them and the mission to make a world a more egalitarian place for all. More or less like mothers do - they encourage us to dream and work to achieve all our goals.
Photo: Josefinas Portugal.
EMBRACE INC: A DELICATE BLOUSE
Embrace Inc’s pieces mix three very special features: irreverence, elegance and delicacy. In this list, we couldn’t help but suggest one of them: the blouse of the new Spring collection, available in several colors, will make many mothers happy. Cândida Pinto, the designer behind the brand, can even create other versions of the pieces - you can create a blouse (or a dress, a jumpsuit or even a suit!) in your mother’s favorite color. A guaranteed success!
*Photo: Embrace Inc.
LIVING ROOM: DECORATIVE SCULPTURE
A very meaningful gift that makes even more sense on Mother’s Day. Willow Tree statuettes, available at the Living Room, on Rua dos Capelistas, represent beautiful feelings. For Mother’s Day, we suggest the one on the next photograph - the statue that represents “Gratitude”.
*Photo: Willow Tree.
BLOOM FLORES&EVENTOS: A FLOWER BOUQUET
A classic gift that feels great in any time of the year and that mothers will love: a bouquet from Bloom, which favors not only the beauty of the bunch and the quality of the flowers, but also the harmony of the bouquet and the person who’ll receive it. Whether you choose something more elaborate or more discreet, here, you'll find the ideal gift for this very important day. Do you know what your mother’s favorite flowers are?
*Photo: Bloom Flores.
THIRTEEN STUDIO: A HAND-EMBROIDERED T-SHIRT
No gift is more special than that which is created with the dedication that the receiver deserves. Thirteen Studio emerged in late 2018 and offers a diversity of hand-embroidered white T-shirts - a must-have in any closet! Covering prices for any wallet, it’s possible to order a piece of the collection, or make a custom order. Why not ask this brand from Braga to embroider the phrase you associate with your mother?
Photo: Daniela Sousa for Thirteen Studio.
FERNANDO OCULISTA: SUNGLASSES
Summer will be here soon, and it might be the perfect excuse for a special Mother’s Day cute gift. Pass by Fernando Oculista, right in the city’s historic center, and choose the ideal model for your mother among brands as diverse and cool as Spektre, Dior, Kaleos, Paul Smith or L.G.R. If your mother loves fashion and accessories, she’ll certainly be thrilled with a new model of sunglasses!
CASA DE PASTO DAS CARVALHEIRAS: AN IRREVERENT DINNER
And why not start the Mother’s Day celebrations a little earlier? We suggest a Saturday dinner at Casa de Pasto das Carvalheiras, where you can share irreverent dishes in a room full of unequal colored chairs that fill the space with color and life. The atmosphere is relaxed and eclectic, providing a feeling of a contemporary, urban restaurant, with a touch of design. There’s cinnamon sangria, fresh green tea, or a wine of your choice to accompany. A happy dinner for a happy occasion.
*Photo: Lúcia Norinha.
MELIÁ BRAGA: A VISIT TO THE SPA
Does the most special mother in the world usually complain about being tired or having no time for herself in a while? How about surprising her this day and offer her a SPA moment? A water circuit, a relaxation massage, or even a combination of both at Meliá Braga, may be the ideal choice. It will certainly be a very appreciated gift!
*Photo: Meliá Braga Hotel&Spa
THE CHEESECAKE STORY: A TREAT
If your mother has a sweet tooth, how about buying a cheesecake for dessert for a family lunch? We suggest that you place your order in The Cheesecake Story, a place totally dedicated to this cake - among more common versions like the red fruits or the passion fruit cheesecakes, there are also unusual options such as Nutella, “Pão de Deus”, (a cake with coconut, eggs and sugar) and even dulce de leche cheesecake!
*Photo: The Cheesecake Story