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Moms can look Italiana chic in a glam maxi dress, macrame top or other item from the limited-edition Alberta Ferretti Collection for Impulse; $49 to $119 at select Macy's stores and macys.com.

Mother's Day gift guide

Some moms get tuna fish cans spray-painted gold, with glued-on macaroni. But Erica Sara, always a creative child, started making jewelry for her mom out of leather scraps plucked from the floor of dad's leather jacket factory when she was 10.
"I made my mom some pretty fabulous leather pins covered in rhinestones for Mother's Day," Sara recalls.
The Syosset native grew up to become a jewelry designer, and now her work, sold on ericasaradesigns.com, is a bit more sophisticated -- and personal. Like her custom-made Generation Necklace, which she'll make with names of your loved ones (she just gave one to her grandmother engraved with names, from grandpa Samuel to great grandson Samuel). Or her pendants, with names in English on one side, Hebrew on the other.
Or give the gift that keeps on giving -- relaxation, whether an in-home hairstyling session or some luxe bath or beauty products, we've gathered a variety of gifts for that special someone. You know who we mean.
-- Joseph V. Amodio, Special to Newsday

Mom makes no time for glamour treatments? Then
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Mom makes no time for glamour treatments? Then bring the glamour to her--Hair Room Service, a luxe mobile salon, comes to her home or office. Blowouts, haircuts and updos start at $85, $125 and $150, respectively (travel to LI, $150 and up); for info, visit hairroomservice.com.

Urban Decay may be known for their wicked
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Urban Decay may be known for their wicked and wild shades, but they've got moms covered, too, with the Naked2 Palette, $50, composed of 12 "taupe-centric" neutral shadows, full-size brush, mini Lip Junkie Lipgloss and super-size mirror; at Sephora, Ulta, select Macy's stores, beauty.com, ulta.com and urbandecay.com.

You gotta love the names of these take-no-prisoners
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You gotta love the names of these take-no-prisoners nail polish shades--like Caution! yellow, Cash Only green, 5 O'clock Shadow gray, or Too Much Info hot pink--each just $12, plus they're non-toxic, cruelty-free and made in the USA to boot; at polishandco.com.

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Custom engrave
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Custom engrave "mom" or children's names on front, and up to three lines on back; $50 and up at ericasaradesigns.com.

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"Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay founded the Joyful Heart Foundation for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, and this May Bloomingdale's will donate $8 from sales of each resin and crystal necklace by Aqua; $80 in coral, turquoise and light pink exclusively at Bloomingdale's and bloomingdales.com.

Let mom cast off on a vacation to
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Let mom cast off on a vacation to remember: Since April 24 Macy's has been picking one lucky mom per day to win a Disney Cruise Line family vacation for four. They'll pick 21 winners in all through May 14. To enter, text "mom" to 62297, or visit macys.com/gifts. No purchase necessary, though this Alfani outfit's not bad (top, pants, sandals, $69 each at Macy's stores and macys.com).

New moms who need a break from the
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New moms who need a break from the rigors of breast-feeding (which, yes, has tremendous benefits but sometimes schedules or activities require the bottle alternative) will love Mimijumi's "Very Hungry" (8 oz.) baby bottle, $14.99, which is BPA- and phthalates-free, with soft silicon nipples textured and shaded like real skin, and a ventilation system to aid in baby's digestion; at Baby and Me Gifts, Rockaway, and thenewmomshop.com.

Whether she enjoys old classics like Creed, a
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Whether she enjoys old classics like Creed, a brand worn by kings and queens, ($214 and up), or newfangled fragrances from the likes of Snooki ($33.99), Mom's favorite scent is bound to be here, and from now to May 14, buy one fragrance and get half off select items; at Perfumania stores in Deer Park, Massapequa, Valley Stream and Riverhead, or perfumania.com.

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Let mom snooze in style in PJs like
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Let mom snooze in style in PJs like these "Cafe Au Lait" pajamas from Carole Hochman Signature Collection; $72 at select Bloomingdale's and carolehochman.com.

Carpooling moms will love a chic driving moccasin,
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Carpooling moms will love a chic driving moccasin, like Kenneth Cole's sparkle flat; $120 at Kenneth Cole stores and kennethcole.com.

TowelMate's new double-layered cotton velour fitness and golf
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TowelMate's new double-layered cotton velour fitness and golf towels are marked "skin" on one side, "gym" (or "golf") on the other, so mom knows not to wipe her brow with the side that touched the gym floor or golf clubs (plus there are nifty pockets for I.D., keys, iPhone); $25 and up at towelmate.com.

Breakfast in bed goes heart-shaped with the Babycakes
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Breakfast in bed goes heart-shaped with the Babycakes Nonstick Waffle Maker (and she'll love it even more if you clean the kitchen afterward); $29.99 at amazon.com.

Eyebobs' limited-edition
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Eyebobs' limited-edition "Iris" polarized sunglasses and sun readers, $75 and up, are co-designed by fashion icon Iris Apfel and a portion of proceeds benefits Lighthouse International; at Sweet Indulgences, Greenport, and eyebobs.com.

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Lush has a variety of gift tins brimming
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Lush has a variety of gift tins brimming with bath and body products, like the Mamma Mia, with Sultana of Soap scrub, Lemony Flutter moisturizer and more; $39.95 at Lush shops, Manhattan, and lushusa.com.

Godiva chocolate tastes even better when delivered in
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Godiva chocolate tastes even better when delivered in these one-of-a-kind "FEED 10 tote bags," $25, hand-crafted at a Fair-Trade certified, women-run factory in Liberia--and the sale of each bag helps the U.N. provide 10 school meals for African children; at Godiva stores and godiva.com.

There's nothing semi-precious about Mom, except maybe these
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There's nothing semi-precious about Mom, except maybe these Cara Accessories pendants, which come in a variety of looks, including dyed jade, tiger's eye and turquoise, with glass beads, metal feather, freshwater seed pearl and gold-tone 17-inch chain (with two-inch extender); at Nordstrom and nordstrom.com.

Some say the lotus symbolizes purity and creation,
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Some say the lotus symbolizes purity and creation, so who better than Mom to wear Limbo Jewelry's lotus earrings; $55 in sterling silver and 14-kt gold fill at Imilla Road, Manhattan, or limbojewelry.com.

As a sponsor of Save the Children's
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As a sponsor of Save the Children's "Mom's the Word" campaign, Brookstone will donate $5 for any Tranquil Moments device purchased in May (like this Alarm Clock Sound Therapy Machine, $99, the White Noise Sound Machine for Baby, $69.99, and more); at Brookstone stores and brookstone.com.

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Urban Decay may be known for their wicked
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Urban Decay may be known for their wicked and wild shades, but they've got moms covered, too, with the Naked2 Palette, $50, composed of 12 "taupe-centric" neutral shadows, full-size brush, mini Lip Junkie Lipgloss and super-size mirror; at Sephora, Ulta, select Macy's stores, beauty.com, ulta.com and urbandecay.com.

Luna & Stella's customizable necklaces, bracelets and rings
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Luna & Stella's customizable necklaces, bracelets and rings can be ordered with whatever birthstones, charms and metal finishes suit your mom best. Like these Crescent Moon Stacking Birthstone Rings, in sterling silver (starting at $48 per ring) or gold vermeil (starting at $58 per ring); at lunaandstella.com.

Jewelry from Erica Sara Designs glistens with semi-precious
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Jewelry from Erica Sara Designs glistens with semi-precious gemstones and hand-engraved metals, like the Love Necklace, $50, with a hammered sterling silver coin engraved with the word "love," or the reversible Mother's Love necklace, $150, custom-engraved with the names of those mom loves in English on one side, Hebrew on the other; at ericasaradesigns.com.

Moms can look Italiana chic in a glam
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Moms can look Italiana chic in a glam maxi dress, macrame top or other item from the limited-edition Alberta Ferretti Collection for Impulse; $49 to $119 at select Macy's stores and macys.com.

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