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Mother's Day Gifts: Perfect Presents for Mom

Find a first-rate gift for Mom this year. Here's a roundup of jewelry, fitness and stylish accessories that are sure to please.

By Caren Oppenheim

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Morse Code Necklace
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Coatt "Mom" Morse Coded Necklace

Classy and clever, this necklace spells out "Mom" in Morse code dashes. You can also make a custom creation with your own word or phrase.

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Lush's Mamma Mia Gift Set

This luxurious package of Lemony Flutter cuticle cream, Ro's Argan Body Conditioner, Sultana of Soap, Buffy exfoliating body butter and The Olive Branch Shower Gel is the ultimate pampering treat.

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Lands' End iPad Cover

Give her iPad the handmade touch with a needlepoint cover that will keep it safe and stylish.

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Carved Solutions Personalized Initial Trio Set

A set of personalized soaps is customizable down to the font. Better yet, 20% of the cost gets donated to the charity of her choice—with 1.2 million causes to pick from.

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Acacia Creations Shawl

These shawls are hand-dyed by refugee women in Africa. Proceeds go back to Heshima Kenya, an organization that helps Kenyan refugees become self-sufficient.

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International Rescue Committee's Rescue Gifts

Honor your mom by paying it forward to other mothers and their children. Give a full year of school, including tuition, books and other supplies, for a child in a country recovering from war, like Afghanistan.

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Flowers in a Can

Just pop the lid and add water and sun, and you'll have a bloom in a can soon enough. Choose dahlias, geraniums, impatiens, pansies, sunflowers, petunias, marigolds and more.

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Baggu Striped Tote Bag

This chic tote is the ultimate carryall that'll add an extra flair to any outfit.

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Acacia Creations Necklace

Made from recycled bottles and steel wire, these handmade glass-bead pieces are part of an eco-friendly jewelry line made by employees in Kenya under fair-trade principles.

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Reebok Fitness Mat

Perfect for a yoga and Pilates enthusiast, this workout mat provides ultra thick cushioning and a sure-grip, no-slip texture.

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The Mom 100 Cookbook

Created by a mom with two school-age kids, this cookbook offers quick and simple recipes for easily feeding a family.

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Name Ring Triple

What's not to love about a trio of interlocking personalized sterling silver bands? Letters/characters, a max of 12 per band, can spell out names, dates, words—whatever means the most to the wearer. One of our editors has a triple ring with the names of her husband, son and daughter and never takes it off. If you don't know the right size, order a gift card and a ring sizer to wrap and present.

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Custom iPhone Case

Carrying around an iPhone without a case is just asking for trouble. Shutterfly just debuted a bunch of clever, totally customizable designs with room for photos and monograms, and the shatterproof polycarb plastic offers protection against the inevitable bumps, thumps and drops in day-to-day life. Available for iPhone 3G/3GS and 4/4S.

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STRUT-THIS Pants

Don't let the "one size fits most" description dissuade Mom from trying these yoga pants. The combination of nylon and Lycra does wonders for fit—tightening in all of the right spots. These comfortable pants are perfect for working out or running errands.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.

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