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Gifts for the Mom Who Has Everything

Sometimes you just have to pull out all the stops for your mom. Maybe you just got a big promotion, or maybe your mom isn’t shy about appreciating the finer things in life (it is Taurus season after all). Whether she prefers her creature comforts in the form of Egyptian Cotton sheets or an animal-printed silk scarf, you’ll find something for her in our fancy-schmancy gift guide.

For the Mom Who Likes to Sleep In

SFERRA Celeste Fitted Sheet
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SFERRA Celeste Fitted Sheet
From $120 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Motherhood means giving up on so many hours of sleep. Make up for it now with these 406-thread-count Egyptian-cotton sheets.

For the Mom Who Isn’t Afraid of Flash

BLACK MEDUSA STRASS SUNGLASSES
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BLACK MEDUSA STRASS SUNGLASSES
$265 at Versace

Classic black cat-eye glasses with the signature Versace Medusa detail is just the glamorous touch she wants.

For the Mom Who Deserves More Than Just Flowers

LARGE TAPER VASE by Gurli Elbaekgaard
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LARGE TAPER VASE by Gurli Elbaekgaard
$280 at RW Guild

This elegant vase is just the thing to show off a creative arrangement and she can reuse it as an objet d’art as well.

For the Discerning Coffee-Loving Mom

Herbarium butterfly mug
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Herbarium butterfly mug
$350 at Gucci

Only the most elegant mug will do and this delicate porcelain one will make her morning cup even tastier.

For the Mom Who Loves Fun Earrings

CRYSTAL EARRINGS
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CRYSTAL EARRINGS
$395 at Miu MIu

Nothing’s more playful than rhinestones and strawberries.

For the Mom Who Studied Art History

Rosace de Janos Ber 90cm Silk Scarf
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Rosace de Janos Ber 90cm Silk Scarf
$395 at Hermes

The pattern on this scarf was designed by Janos Ber, a Hungarian artist who was inspired by Matisse and American post-war painters.

For the Mom Who Loves Comfort But Doesn’t Want an Ugly Shoe

THE AVA SANDAL
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THE AVA SANDAL
$398 at Stuart Weitzman

Futuristic metallic green is super slick while the low heel means she won’t be hobbling around in pain.

For the Mom Who Loves Subtlety

Round Tag
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Round Tag
$500 at Tiffany

A delicate pendant with a tiny sapphire she can wear every day will be much appreciated. Plus, if you want to personalize it, the back can be engraved.

For the Mom Who Wants to Go to Work in Style

LE PLIAGE CUIR MOCASSINS
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LE PLIAGE CUIR MOCASSINS
$520 at Longchamp

Take a cue from our very smart In Her Shoes subject Ann-Gel Palermo and give her office-appropriate shoes that are a step up from her normal flats.

For the Mom Who Has to Stand Out

PEEKABOO Burgundy sunglasses
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PEEKABOO Burgundy sunglasses
$390 at Fendi

Take a cue from Tilda Swinton — red frames are a strong look that’s super striking and cool.

For the Mom Who’s Super Picky About Her Tea

Coppermill Kitchen Vintage Copper Large Round English Tea Kettle
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Coppermill Kitchen Vintage Copper Large Round English Tea Kettle
$525 at Food 52

A vintage copper kettle is the ultimate kitchen show-stopper, especially as she gently pours hot water over her fancy teas.

For the Mom Who Has Lots of Stuff

COBALT INTRECCIATO NAPPA MEDIUM CESTA BAG
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COBALT INTRECCIATO NAPPA MEDIUM CESTA BAG
$3,350 at Bottega Veneta

She needs an oversize tote that still has a little bit of structure. Enter, the Bottega Veneta Cesta bag.

For the Mom Who’s Secretly Into Sneakers

STARTER Sneakers
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STARTER Sneakers
$565 at Golden Goose

Leopard trim at the heels give it that extra something without delving into hypebeast territory.

For the Mom Who Loves Taking Photos

Pixel 2
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Pixel 2
From $649 at Google

If you don’t want to drop $1,000 on a phone, get her this one instead — users love the camera for it’s ability to create crisp photos even in low-light situations.

For the Mom Who Loves Flashy Jewelry

Movado Bold Bracelet Watch, 34mm
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Movado Bold Bracelet Watch, 34mm
$695 at Nordstrom

An equally as shiny watch is the perfect finishing touch on her wrist.

For the Mom Who Loves Labels

large saffiano leather wallet
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large saffiano leather wallet
$700 at Prada

You can’t go wrong with Prada in a power color.

For the Mom Who’s a Boss

Oyster Perpetual 31
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Oyster Perpetual 31
$4,950 at Rolex

This classic Rolex is sure to impress in big meetings.

For the Mom Who Loves Color

F.R.S FOR RESTLESS SLEEPERS floral waist-tied blazer
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F.R.S FOR RESTLESS SLEEPERS floral waist-tied blazer
$930 at Farfetch

This beautiful silk-blend blazer seamlessly goes from lounging around the house to a smart-casual meeting. Pulling off magenta is a bold move, but it’s slightly muted by the tropical print.

For the Mom Who Also Wants a Trip to Italy

Dolce & Gabbana Mallorca print sandal
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Dolce & Gabbana Mallorca print sandal
$945 at Dolce & Gabbana Boutiques

Get as close to the real thing with these Dolce & Gabbana shoes. Between the bright-blue lining and the jeweled top, these are fun, festive, and perfect for wearing on a yacht. Just saying.

For the Classic Mom

CAVIAR GOLD DIAMOND X RING
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CAVIAR GOLD DIAMOND X RING
$1,150 at Lagos

If your mom just appreciates good craftsmanship and good style, this is the ring for her.

For the Mom Who Just Wants to Be Cozy

MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION Ribbed cashmere and linen-blend sweater
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MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION Ribbed cashmere and linen-blend sweater
$1,550 at Net-a-Porter

Help her ease into spring with a cashmere-linen blend, slouchy sweater. Bonus — it comes in on-trend lavender.

For the Mom Who Loves the Royals

The Medium Leather Belt Bag
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The Medium Leather Belt Bag
$2,290 at Burberry

Give the gift of British heritage with a functional Burberry bag.

For the Mom Who Loves Celebrity Style

 Vintage Alhambra bracelet, 5 motifs
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Vintage Alhambra bracelet, 5 motifs
$3,900 at Van Cleef & Arpels

The Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra bracelet is a favorite among the Hollywood set. It’s a classic that goes with everything.

For the Super-Feminine Mom

CLASSIMA
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CLASSIMA
$4,800 at Baume et Mercier

The alligator leather strap and delicate gold frame make this watch feel like it’s lifted from Audrey Hepburn’s jewelry box.

If You Need to Make a Really Big Statement

CAPUCINES PM
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CAPUCINES PM
$6,050 at Louis Vuitton

It’s got python-embossed corners and a python handle, and it costs over $6000.

For the Mom Who Loves Diamonds

Trésor Quartz 36 MM
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Trésor Quartz 36 MM
$4,500 at Omega Watches

They’re a mom’s best friend, too.

For the Mom Who Believes in Doing Good

B.ZERO 1 Ring
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B.ZERO 1 Ring
$4,350 at Bulgari

Ten percent of all profits from this ring will go toward Save the Children if you purchase it in stores before Mother’s Day.

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The Ultimate Fancy Mother’s Day Gift Guide