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Pair a trowel with gardening gloves.

Something for Mom

The Vintage Heart charm is featured on a bracelet from Pandora.
Fill a Mikasa Palazzo 12-inch vase with fresh-cut flowers.
Oreck Magnesium RS vacuum cleaner

Mothers are loving, patient, compassionate and strong. They deserve to be recognized for all they do and treated to a little pampering once in a while. This Mother’s Day, make sure to give a special thanks to all of the moms out there who inspire you every day. Use this gift guide to find a Mother’s Day present she is sure to love.

Charm her heart

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a gift set from Pandora Jewelry. The limited edition, 14-karat gold and sterling silver Vintage Heart charm comes with a porcelain jewelry box for $75. Combine this charm with the hundreds of other Pandora charms to create a bracelet as unique as the one you love. Choose pieces that celebrate her interests, hobbies, unforgettable moments and personal style. For more gift ideas or to find a retailer, go to www.pandora.net.

Brighten her day

Give Mom a sparkling gift she will cherish year after year. To house all of her favorite fresh-cut flowers, give her beautiful Mikasa Palazzo 12-inch vase. Crafted in glittering crystal, it features a basket weave design that brilliantly shimmers in the light. The Palazzo Vase, available at Macy’s for $39.99, is a timeless piece sure to brighten her day for years to come. To find more Mother’s Day gift ideas from Mikasa, go to www.macys.com.

Treat her to a clean house

Show Mom how much you care by lending her your cleaning skills. She’ll appreciate being able to relax and enjoy a clean house without having to lift a finger. Make the job easier with the Oreck Magnesium RS. The powerful cleaner weighs in at 7.7 pounds and its steerable low profile allows you to get into hard-to-reach places. It is built with a durable magnesium alloy frame and comes with a seven-year warranty, making it a great gift for any occasion. For information, go to www.oreck.com.

Nurture her green thumb

If Mom has a knack for gardening, consider giving her a new set of tools for her collection. Pair a stylish set of gardening gloves with ergonomic and lightweight hand tools. If she already has a nice trowel and hand fork, look for a set of pruners that rotates toward her when squeezed, helping to reduce wrist strain. You can round out the gift with a brightly colored, enamel-coated watering can or a nice gardening tote to store it all in.

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