Where to buy the Christmas Gifts?
The cold arrived in full force, in the streets, you can already smell the classical chestnuts, the trees are getting a reddish tone, and the Christmas music became the soundtrack of the city. Christmas is approaching fast and with it come many tasks - it's time to buy the cod for the supper, the traditional sweets, and the Christmas gifts, of course.
Do you already know what to offer all your friends and family? No? Don't worry - we've done our homework, and we'll give you a hand. After all, we couldn't help but share with you some original suggestions for Christmas gifts, as well as the shops in the Invicta where you can find the ideal treats for your favorite people! Shall we?
NIt's no accident that muy mucho is one of our favorite stores in Porto. It always has the most beautiful and complete collections, it cares about the quality of each piece and, located in the middle of Porto, ends up being a shop you must pass buy (or stop by!) when choosing Christmas presents.
This Christmas, we suggest that the first purchase is made here, especially because Christmas Eve deserves a decoration that matches the occasion. How about a gift offered in advance? The hosts from this year's Christmas dinner will certainly be delighted with Muy Mucho's festive collection - a beautiful platter to present the typical delicacies, or even an elegant dish service can be winning suggestions. And while you're around, don't miss the opportunity to look at the decorations – it's the perfect excuse to add some special elements to your house!
Address: Rua de Fernandes Tomás 765, 4000-209 Porto
If you have a friend or family member who loves fashion and dreams of the most iconic pieces from the great brands, Quartier Latin will certainly be the Ideal store to find the perfect gift: a vintage piece of one of the hottest brands of couture (we're talking Prada, Gucci and Chanel, among others!).
This place is a real treasure for those who don't run away from fashion trends and search for luxury items at more attractive prices. For this season, we suggest a classic: A Chanel vintage bag, in perfect condition and with the authenticity card, which can accompany a more classic look or a more relaxed set. A timeless choice that will certainly surprise the lucky lady who has it in her stocking on Christmas Eve!
Address: Rua Pedro Homem de Melo, 410, 4150-598 Porto
HOME FOR YOU
For the lovers of interior decor, when it comes to buying Christmas presents, all roads lead to the showroom of Home For You. In this store, you'll find unique pieces that will transform any environment, and bring smiles to the faces of the people you love the most.
Every piece of Home for you is inspired by places of the world – and they're all named after cities! – so the gifts can not only be useful and beautiful, but also carry a unique meaning for that person who has a special connection to a city, country or continent. We suggest, in particular, the Africa pillow, which has the particularity of having two different sides – one smooth, in pink, and the other with zebras - so that you can add a different detail to the decoration of the room whenever you want.
Address: Rua Fonte da Luz, 131, 4150-337 Porto
LOJA DAS TÁBUAS
In the Invicta, Loja das Tábuas is more than a shop – this is a place that not only respects traditions but reinvents them. Installed in Palácio das Artes, it's proud to be rigorous in what the development of products, the selection of the materials, the producers and craftsmen, and the customization of each piece are concerned. Here, you will certainly find a gift tailored to those you like the most, without neglecting aesthetics and functionality.
The platters from Loja das Tábuas are our suggestion for this Christmas. Ideal not only for daily use, but also for an afternoon of snacks, where the presentation is relaxed, and the conversations make us lose track of time - they will be part of happy moments. However, there is much to discover, with special emphasis on environmentally responsible options!
Address: Largo de São Domingos, 20, Palácio das Artes, 4050-545 Porto
Each Claus Porto product tells a story and holds a unique personality, with packaging inspired by labels and objects from other times, that make us travel through smell. The brand's factory remains in Porto until this day, its hometown, where the soaps are produced using old techniques, and wrapped individually by hand.
A set of Claus Porto products is always a suitable gift, especially because among creams, soaps and perfumes, it's difficult not to be delighted with the options available. Why not opt for the classic gift box? Each with its fragrance, the eight soaps are presented in a special box and reflect the glamour of Belle Époque, on which the illustrations of its wrapping are inspired!
Address: Rua das Flores, 22, 4050-253 Porto
EMBAIXADA DO PORTO
A project started several years ago, Embaixada do Porto is a place that gives primacy to the retro and analog style. From music to photography, this is the place of choice for the lovers of this style, who will find vinyl, record players, photographic rolls, radios, disposable cameras, among others - essentially, the most varied music and photography articles.
So, if you have a friend or family member who loves the retro style, this is the ideal place to find their Christmas present! We suggest the classic Polaroid instant camera, but we invite you to explore the store carefully, as there are many other relics to discover.
Address: Praça Carlos Alberto, 121, 4050-159 Porto
A VIDA PORTUGUESA
At A Vida Portuguesa, we're seduced by traditions and realize that Portugal has a lot to offer (much more than we can imagine, even if we already thought it was a lot!). There are gifts for everyone, for all ages and for all occasions. This is a Portuguese House, and there's always room for one more, as happens at a Portuguese grandma house.
And since we're talking about entirely Portuguese gifts, our main suggestion is a set of products to use in everyday life. Choose some, according to the taste of the person to whom you'll offer them and combine them to create an exclusive and personalized gift! Between Benamôr's balms, Viarco's pencils and Paupério's cookies, you'll create an original and surprising kit!
Address: Rua de Cândido dos Reis, 36, 4050-151 Porto
THE FEETING ROOM
Aimed at an audience that cares about quality, origin and detail, The Feeting Room presents itself as a mandatory place to shop. Sophistication harmonizes with the casual nature of the pieces. The venue, with two floors, gathers creations from all parts of the country and the world.
For this Christmas, we suggest that you surprise someone you love with an irreverent and very original gift: the shoes from Freakloset, which don’t go unnoticed and are entirely produced in Portugal, in a sustainable and environmentally-conscious process. Did you know that the brand is run exclusively by women? # GirlPower!
Address: Largo dos Lóios, 89, 4050-338 Porto
PONY CLUB DO PORTO
Its history began when a group of companies decided to join to boost social inclusion and the development of children, young people and adults with special needs. The effectiveness of therapeutic riding is proven, and the visit to Pony Club do Porto is an opportunity to be supportive through memorable experiences.
What if you offered one of your family members a pack of lessons? Regardless of age, we're sure that if they like the contact with nature and animals, they'll enjoy this surprise! Pony Club do Porto is a private institution of social solidarity, so this purchase will not only surprise someone you love but also help other people!
Address: Rua Fonte de Outeiro 272, 4200-303 Porto
CASA DA GUITARRA
At the workshop from Casa da Guitarra, Alfredo Teixeira builds, repairs and optimizes the instruments that are sold in the store, but the place is much wider than that. Here, a story is told, and part of the Portuguese people's DNA is built.
If you have a friend or family member who loves music, who plays an instrument, or who wants to learn in the coming New Year ... How about offering them one? Whether it is a “cavaquinho”, a guitar, or even a ukulele, it will be the starting point for many happy moments! If you want to go further and put someone's abilities to the test, you can also buy all the necessary materials and challenge them to build their new music partner!
Address: Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes, 98, 4050-526 Porto