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by Marni Katz

Marni Elyse Katz is the blogger behind StyleCarrot, a blog devoted to art and décor with a contemporary bent, along with a sprinkling of street style. A Boston-based writer and editor, Katz is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe, Boston Globe Magazine, and Boston Home. You can follow @StyleCarrot on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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  • Whether you're planning breakfast in bed, a family-filled brunch complete with Champagne, a tea party in the garden, or simply a phone call filled with reassurance (for you) and love (for both), be sure to treat Mom to a great gift, too. I picked presents that span the range in price and that will please moms with a variety of interests.
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  • Garden-Loving Mama

    1. Birdhouse. Mom likes company out in the garden, of the feathered friend variety.
    2. Pruner. Colorful cutters ensure nothing will be overgrown for long.
    3. Planter. Colorful planters on the patio mean you could plant them with plain grass and they'd look good.
    4. Watering Can. Perfect for refilling vases and getting water into tightly packed containers.
    5. Outdoor Seating Group. Sure it's a splurge, but she's always wanted an outdoor room. 
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  • Chef Mom

    1. Knife Block Set. So much spiffier than the black handled variety.
    2. Tea TowelShe loves you, but this guy's a charmer.
    3. Juicer. For the Goop- and Gwyneth Paltrow-obsessed mom.
    4. Water Kettle. She always knows when you need a spot of tea.
    5. Stock PotGorgeous pots for her mean more home-cooked meals for you.
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  • Work From Home Mom

    1. Desk Lamp. This elegant lamp helps her burn the midnight oil.
    2. Fountain PenBecause she still writes letters to Grandma, who still can't work her iPad.
    3. Terrarium. Give her a touch of the great outdoors right at her desk. 
    4. DeskThis stunning lacquered writing desk is perfect for the bedroom, living room, or study.
    5. MacBook Air Leather PouchMom's hardly old, but she's surely outgrown neoprene. 
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