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Hip Moms

You know the type— she wears stilettos with jeans, does Pilates on Saturdays and she’s 35 (if only at heart). Spoil her on Mother’s Day.



Artsy Mom:

Combine sand, lime, soda and a 2,200-degree furnace and you have the beginnings of this hand-blown perfume bottle. The blazing glass, spun and shaped by glassblowers Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross, comes from the Big Island. Mom can house her favorite fragrance within the swirls of blue. The decanter, $120, comes with a custom-fit stopper to protect against evaporation. Bibelot Gallery: 1130 Koko Head Ave., Suite 2. 783-0368.


Doting Mom:

This sterling silver photo necklace provides her a way to proudly display her children. Florinda’s Treasures will reproduce two photos you provide, miniaturized to fit the frame. Prices vary depending on chain length and style. As shown, it’s $188. Riches Kahala: Kahala Mall, 4211 Waialae Ave. 737-3303.


Fashion-Forward Mom:

Delivered from Paris and made of 100-percent silk, this scarf ($320) recreates the colors of a Spanish Flamenco dancer’s dress with swirls and dots of teal, green and turquoise. It can be worn around the waist, as a belt, the neck or the head. Accompanied by a mother-of-pearl scarf ring ($125). Hermes: Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. 947-3789.


High-Tech Mom:

A web cam is the perfect way for her to keep tabs on—we mean, to keep in touch with—her children. Also perfect for meeting new grandkids or tearful homesick video calls from universities across the nation. For two-way video conferencing, be sure to pick up at least two! $99.99 each at CompUSA: 604 Ala Moana Blvd. 543-6602.


Mom on the Go:

She’s running to meetings, picking up the kids and frantically rummaging through her purse to find her ringing cell phone. No more. Bluetooth technology allows mom to conduct phone calls up to 30 feet away from her handset. With a wireless headset ($79.99) she can run around with her hands free. Verizon Wireless: Pacific Guardian Tower: 1440 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 100. 973-4884.


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