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Shopping: Mother’s Day Gifts

Being a mom? Very difficult. Giving Mom presents on Sunday, May 13? Much easier, because all you have to give birth to are a few good ideas.


The Nostalgic Mom: Give her a new twist on a locket, with a silver necklace from Kathy Lo Rocks. The jewelry is reversible, with a photo of your kid or kids on one side and Japanese paper on the other side. Prices start at $32, and delivery takes about two weeks. www.kathylo.com.

The Swanky Mom: These terracotta balls use a solid fragrance to waft scent into the air. It’s perfect for her walk-in closet. They’re $75 to $200 at Adasa, 2023 Young St., 218-6121; 602 Kailua Road, 263-8500; or www.adasa.com.

The Sweet-Toothed Mom: Peyer Chocolatier truffles are hand-made, and come in delectable champagne/ lilikoi, dark chocolate and milk chocolate/mango flavors. A nine-truffle box is $16, available at Sweet Aloha Chocolates, 292 Mokauea St., 841-0991, or online at www.chocolatehawaii.com.

The “Hey, I’m Still Hot” Mom: Benefit’s new line of blushes, eye shadows and lip colors, Love Your Look, has great retro packaging and mom-appropriate colors like Tattle Tale and Hush! Choose from light, medium or dark neutrals; $16 to $18 each. www.benefitcosmetics.com for locations.

The Tutu: Turn a favorite photo into an oil-painting-style piece. Upload a digital photo, or send in a print, then choose the style of frame and photo treatment (sepia, for example). Prices run $59 to $369, and the process takes four to five business days. Canvas on Demand, www.canvasondemand.com or (800) 801-6312.

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