Moms, Dads and Grads

Still need the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or graduation? La Palmera has you covered!

By: Sarona Winfrey

The year is already almost half over — how did that happen? Hey, we know: Life is busy, and things have a way of sneaking up on you. Like Mother’s Day. Please don’t tell me you forgot about that. Even if you did, don’t despair – La Palmera has plenty of great gift ideas. Mom will never know you almost forgot.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, and if you’re looking for just the right gift, La Palmera has it. Find the latest styles at Michael Kors, francesca’s, White House | Black Market or even Motherhood Maternity for the mommy to be, personal items at Bath and Body Works, cosmetics from MAC, accessories at Charming Charlie or incredible sweets from Bourbon Street Candy Co.
In honor of Mother’s Day, the Corpus Christi Rose Society will hold their annual Mother’s Day Rose Sale on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Center Court with dozens of beautiful roses for sale. And all moms who valet park on Mother’s Day will receive a complimentary rose (while supplies last).

And if you need some help getting mom’s gift wrapped, stop by our Charity Gift Wrapping station located on the main level near Concierge. Representatives of local charities will be on hand to expertly wrap your gift for a donation Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, from noon to 6 p.m.

Graduation is also on the horizon for many families, and La Palmera has some great gift ideas. Hallmark offers a great selection of cards and collectibles, and Things Remembered has a variety of items that can be personalized to commemorate the event. You can also visit Build-A-Bear Workshop for a huggable graduation bear, or stop by one of our fine jewelers, including Pandora, Reeds Jewelers, Kay Jewelers, Gordon’s Jewelers or Zales, for something they’ll always treasure.

And don’t forget dad – Sunday, June 18, is Father’s Day. For the active and sports-minded, stop by Champs Sporting Goods, Foot Locker, Footaction or the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop and its complete line of team memorabilia, clothing and sporting items. Maybe dad would enjoy some tasty snacks? Pick up a tin of designer popcorn in a variety of flavors from Doc Popcorn/Dippin’ Dots.

A night out with family and friends is also a great way to celebrate with mom, dad or grad. La Palmera has a variety of full-service dining options sure to please any taste, including LongHorn Steakhouse, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Chili’s Grill & Bar.

If you’re still undecided about what to buy, pick up a La Palmera gift card. Available at Concierge in amounts from $10 to $500, the cards may be used at most La Palmera stores and restaurants.

If you’re out and about and looking for something to do, there’s always something going on at La Palmera, including City Hall in the Mall on Saturday, May 20, and a DIY Workshop Series in June, which also marks the start of our Summer Concert Series.

And coming soon to La Palmera is the new Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Located on the main level of La Palmera adjacent to Lady Foot Locker, the 858-square-foot store will offer shoppers an extensive line of premium chocolate candies and other confectionery treats, with a variety of premium fudges and other products prepared in the store.

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