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Gifts for Mom

Eight ways to show your appreciation this Mother's Day

by CH Editors in Design on 30 April 2012

Mother's Day is just around the corner in the US, and while everyone's relationship with their mom is completely unique, here are a handful of ideas culled from our Cool Hunting Gift Guide that are sure to brighten up any mother's day, any time of year.

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Women Are Heroes

What is a woman's worth? That was the question in street artist JR's mind as he photographed women struggling in Sierra Leone, Sudan, Kenya, Brazil, India and Liberia, and then pasted murals of their images on buildings, trains and bridges in their own communities—a project that warranted him the 2011 TED prize. Inspire mom with this touching tome ($40).

Double Layer Skin Wrap

If Goldilocks were to pick a robe, Skin's Double Layer Wrap ($168) would be it. The weight and softness of the Peruvian Pima cotton make this just right for mom to relax in. What's more, CH readers can get $50 off a Skin robe just by entering LUVMUM at checkout.

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Pyrite

Sure to put a little sparkle in the life of someone special, Ankasa's pyrite stone ($365) is perfect for the mother who appreciates texture and form—or simply the mom who already has everything.

Totto Vase

Bring a little nature inside with this sweet bird-inspired bud vase. Made from porcelain, its design is inspired by a 1960s toothpick holder created by famed Japanese ceramic designer Masahiro Mori.

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Hay & Scholten & Baijings' Tea Towels

Make the functional fashionable in the kitchen with a little help from design studio Scholten & Baijings. Created by Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings for Hay Denmark, these cotton mix tea towels ($32) feature their signature grid patterns, layering and neon streak.

Fingerprint Bookmarks

Help mom keep track of the very last word she's read with a practical Fingerprint Bookmark ($9). Sold in a range of colors and easily fitting around any book, they make a great solution for bookworms and travelers alike.

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Dovo Manicure Set

Established in 1906, Germany's Dovo pride themselves on creating quality steel products that are built to last. Comprised of nail scissors, clippers, a cuticle pusher, tweezers and a file—all made with forged, nickel-galvanized steel—this leather-bound manicure set ($125) seeks to uphold this reputation.

Big City Sneaker

Looking good doesn't always feel good. Give your favorite woman a break from heels with the clever Big City Sneakers ($128), guaranteed to inject any outfit with a heavy dose stylish comfort.

See these items and several more in our Mother's Day Gift Guide.

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