These Portland-area gifts are perfect for a staycation
A vacation for moms? Paa! Is it a thing? For moms who must be forced to take the day off, or even just part of the day (…please), we’ve got everything you need for a solo Netflix and some downtime.
Although the name of this brand reminds us of a certain cartoon superhero wearing underwear from the early 2000s, this place has some really cute stuff. Give the mom in your life – ideally your partner who is also a mom, if you have one – the incredible and rare gift of comfortable bras and underwear. Thunderpants attracted a large audience for their selection of super fun designs and serious comfort, but our current favorite is their limited edition hand-dyed collection of underwear, bralettes, bike shorts and camisoles that give off understated, Grateful Dead-esque vibes
These woolen clogs are… well, look at them! They are everything you ever wanted for your feet. Parachute Home has a storefront in Northwest Portland, so what are you waiting for? These cuter house slippers than UGG brand have foam soles and are comfortable in a clog. Your toes will thank you.
This mug by Portland ceramic artist Lauren Huie is like giving a flower that will never fade. The hand-painted design is pretty artistic on its own, but combine it with the speckled stoneware finish, which somehow seems to enhance any piece of pottery, and you have a really good cup. on (or rather, between) your hands. Lelu also sells a Hand picked For You Vaseif you prefer to give flowers that can, in fact, wither.
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Somehow neither an amusement park nor a hot spring, Knot Springs looks like a place you’d find on a resort island, or advertised on a Southwest commercial before takeoff, not East Burnside. And yet there it sits, magnificent as always, a combination of spa, gym and “wellness social club”. Jtake the mom who finds himself conversing with strangers in hot tubs on a 90-minute spring vacation, which includes access to pools, sauna, steam room, hot tubs and cold plunge; or book them a spa treatment visit (On offer: a foot scrub, a facial, a massage, the works).
Save mom the trip to the spa with this on-the-go spa package from Loyly (Although, why would you want to do that? Maybe go ahead and book them a day at the spa, too.) Whether offered as an added bonus or the main event, this spa package — complete with robe waffle, a spruce, cedar, & birch-scented candle, and a bath concoction of spruce, Epson salt, and dried flowers) will transform even the bathroom that most needs a makeover into a spa getaway.
Have you ever felt the urge to wear your favorite pair of thick, snuggly socks out of the house, but just couldn’t get them to fit properly into your shoes without creating a chunky monstrosity? These socks from Le Bon Shoppe are thin enough to be worn with or without shoes, while still being very cozy. You can buy some of these socks online or at Urbanite PDX, an SE store that sources vintage and ethically produced brands. Although not made in PDX, Le Bon Shoppe is a great find. They specialize in “slow fashion”, which means they don’t mass-produce their products; and, while you could easily get a set of 12 socks at Walmart for the same price, the ethics at Le Bon Shoppe thrill us.