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KEURIG VUE COFFEE MAKER
Andrea Lavinthal, Style Director: After becoming a mom three months ago, my sister-in-law (and brother) are still adjusting to life as first-time parents and all the sleep deprivation that comes along with it. So I’m getting her this suped-up Keurig coffee maker which has an LCD screen that lets you customize the strength, size and even temperature of your coffee. Now if only it was that easy to program baby Skylar to sleep through the night…
BUY IT: Keurig Vue coffee brewing system, $199.99
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MINNIE & EMMA IPHONE COVER
Andrea: My mom’s a first-time grandmother and she’s got 700 photos of the baby in her iPhone to prove it. And since she whips out her cell constantly to show off the latest pics, she needs flashy new case. I personalized this colorful striped design from Minnie & Emma (a favorite of celeb moms Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon and Giuliana Rancic).
BUY IT: Minnie & Emma iPhone case, $59
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A*POUR TOI SWEETS BOX
Zoë Ruderman, Senior Style Editor: I inherited my mom’s love of eating sweets while curled up with a great book so when I visit her, I plan to arrive with my Kindle fully loaded and this keepsake box, brimming with goodies curated by a food-loving French woman: truffles, fudge, cookies and more. You can even upload a photo of the two of you and a note to be packed in the box.
BUY IT: a*pour toi “Elegance
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Zoë: I ordered a J for my mom Joan before realizing she’d much rather I give her chocolate (see: prior slide), but the good news is I know a member of my “N.Y.C. family,” my best friend of over 20 years, who will be psyched to get it and luckily, her name is Jenna. I plan to put a photo of us at age 13 (at our most awkward) inside the locket.
BUY IT: Two-toned monogrammed locket, $74.80 (with exclusive code PEOPLE15)
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ORIGINAL SCENT'S PERSONALIZED PERFUME
Jackie Fields, Writer-Reporter: My mom hasn’t been able to find a perfume she likes so I’ve created a made-for-her fragrance with this company called Original Scent, which also offers gift certificates so mom can create the scent herself. I promise it’s the kind of DIY project she’ll actually enjoy (not like the indoor garden – sorry, mom).
BUY IT: Original Scent’s custom original scent, $99 for three samples and a .5 ounce bottle of your finished scent
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LE MéTIER DE BEAUTé WINE & CHOCOLATE SET
Jackie: Beauty brand Le Métier de Beauté’s wine and chocolate set combines things my mom (or any woman, for that matter) loves. You get a lip color, nail polish and box of chocolates. Hmm, wonder if she’ll notice if one of the three items is missing
BUY IT: Le Métier de Beauté wine and chocolate set, $50
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CLARISONIC OPAL & KIEHL'S PRODUCTS
Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor: My mother just celebrated her 29th birthday for the [redacted] time, but her skin’s so good she might as well actually be 29. So I know she’ll love this super-fancy Clarisonic Opal and Kiehl’s products, which will help her looking like the 20something she claims to be.
BUY IT: Clarisonic & Kiehl’s “Opal and All Day Moisture
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Alex: My mother-in-law and I like to catch up over coffee whenever I visit her in Boston. We’re all heading to Japan as a family this summer so to get her in the mood (and to give us a new tradition), I’m gifting her a variety pack of my favorite Kusmi teas.
BUY IT: Kusmi tea essentials, $22.85
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HENRI BENDEL BEACH JELLIES
Brittany Talarico, Associate Editor: My mom lives at the Jersey Shore where it’s practically a requirement to welcome summer with new flip-flops. She’ll be thrilled to do it with a pair this luxe (love the iconic Bendel’s bow!) and I’m betting that she doesn’t toss them at the end of the season like she normally does with her flip-flops. (Bonus: My mom and I are the same shoe size!)
BUY IT: Henri Bendel “Beach Ball
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BRILLIANT: WHITE IN DESIGN BOOK
Brittany: What do you get a woman who loves to decorate (like, oh, every single woman in my family) but isn’t so into Pinterest? Linda O’Keeffe’s Brilliant: White In Design, which explores the all-white trend (really puts you in the mood for summer!) and offers up tons of inspiration.
BUY IT: Brilliant: White in Design, $33.22
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TOM FORD'S BLACK ORCHID PERFUME
Pamela Edwards Christiani, Style & Beauty Editor: In the 10-plus years I’ve been a beauty editor, my mom has asked me for fewer than five products. Tom Ford’s Black Orchid Parfum is one of them and she gets a zillion compliments every time she wears the sweet and peppery scent. Last time I visited, I noticed she was running low so I’m replenishing her stock this month.
BUY IT: Tom Ford Black Orchid eau de parfum spray, $105
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FOLEY + CORINNA IPAD CASE
Pamela: My mom’s Solitaire addiction on the iPad is serious (like, had-to-see-a-doctor-for-wrist-pain serious) so I ordered her this leopard Foley + Corinna iPad case, which will appeal to her animal-print-loving self! Yes, I know I’m feeding her addiction, but it was too cute to pass up.
BUY IT: Foley + Corinna iPad case, $38.99