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Foolproof everyday gifts for moms

Moms — where would we be without them? Whether yours is biologically related or someone you’ve adopted (a close friend, a mentor, your college professor), there’s always a good reason to treat that special women in your life.

Mother's Day

To make this year’s celebration a standout, checked in with Gifted for suggestions on some stellar presents that will help show her how much you care. Whether she’s a gardener, beauty queen or fashionista, the site is filled with unique suggestions. Now, get wrapping.

Paintable wallpaperFor the design diva

If the lady in question loves to update her place, a great gift for a mother comes from the ultimate homemaker herself, Martha Stewart. Her line of easy-to-apply paintable wallpapers with a pre-printed base (in damask, paneled tile or herringbone, for example) is the perfect way to add some spice to an otherwise staid space. Available at Home Depot, $24.99 per roll.

For the green thumb

Spring has sprung and if your mom’s a Mother Earth type, she’ll be out in their gardens planting pansies or turning over soil. To help your mom in whatever outdoor adventures she has planned, why not gift her a set of adorable, brightly colored garden tools? They’re lightweight, strong and rustproof. Available at, $7.95.

For the fashionista

If the mom in your life has lots of dainty delicates, Soak is the gift for her. The line of products is made for washing delicate fabrics, from bathing suits to lingerie, and is unbelievably easy to use. Simply mix with water, soak, then rinse. What’s more, it’s completely eco-friendly — including the packaging. Available at, $16.

For the beauty junkie

Heavenly scented and beautifully textured, Moroccan Oil is a must-have for any beautyholic. The nutritious oil strengthens, repairs, detangles and protects hair from damaging UV rays. On top of that, it adds an incredible amount of shine, so locks always look luscious. Your mom, and her mane, will thank you. Available at, $39.

LED lightFor the art lover

While photos and a great piece of art make lovely gifts, we suggest you give Mom something she can have a little more fun with. Part art project, part geek-chic accessory, we love this multi-colored LED light bulb, with remote. Change the color with a quick flick of a button; the bulb is compatible with any standard light socket. Available at, US$34.99.

For the foodie

For the mom who’s always looking for something different to tickle her taste buds, we suggest a box of Lucaffé coffee. Wrapped in packages with jolly vintage designs, there are 13 varieties of coffee for her to indulge in, all with deep, rich flavor. The pods work with ESE coffee makers. Available at, $24 for 30 packs.

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