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click to enlarge Make Mom feel like a goddess (or fondly remember her toga party days) with this Olympic myrtle leaf bracelet, crafted from hand-patinaed bronze by artist Michael Michaud, $168 at Sabai Jewelry Gallery (924 Royal St., 525-6211; 3115 Magazine St., 899-9555; www.sabaijewelry.com).
  • Make Mom feel like a goddess (or fondly remember her toga party days) with this Olympic myrtle leaf bracelet, crafted from hand-patinaed bronze by artist Michael Michaud, $168 at Sabai Jewelry Gallery (924 Royal St., 525-6211; 3115 Magazine St., 899-9555; www.sabaijewelry.com).
click to enlarge With its shimmering scales and happy smile, this serving plate by Georgia artist Steven Nedza looks good with or without an entree atop its hand-glazed surface, $62 at Judy at the Rink (2727 Prytania St., 891-7018).
  • With its shimmering scales and happy smile, this serving plate by Georgia artist Steven Nedza looks good with or without an entree atop its hand-glazed surface, $62 at Judy at the Rink (2727 Prytania St., 891-7018).
click to enlarge With classic lines and gray lenses, these Persol sunglasses help Mom channel her inner Grace Kelly, $269 at St. Charles Vision (citywide; www.stcharlesvision.com).
  • With classic lines and gray lenses, these Persol sunglasses help Mom channel her inner Grace Kelly, $269 at St. Charles Vision (citywide; www.stcharlesvision.com).
click to enlarge Both sides of this daintily embroidered pillow are the cool side; alternately, you can microwave it for soothing heat. Perfect for moms who need a well-deserved rest, this lavender-scented pillow is $36 at My Spa by the Park (6312 Argonne Blvd., 482-2219; www.myspabythepark.com).
  • Both sides of this daintily embroidered pillow are the cool side; alternately, you can microwave it for soothing heat. Perfect for moms who need a well-deserved rest, this lavender-scented pillow is $36 at My Spa by the Park (6312 Argonne Blvd., 482-2219; www.myspabythepark.com).
click to enlarge For a "the wrapping is the gift!" effect, pack this African straw tote with a well-chosen book or a bouquet from a farmers market, $36 at Gae-Tana (7732 Maple St., 865-9625).
  • For a "the wrapping is the gift!" effect, pack this African straw tote with a well-chosen book or a bouquet from a farmers market, $36 at Gae-Tana (7732 Maple St., 865-9625).
click to enlarge Stain-, odor- and bacteria-resistant Crypton fabric helps a cosmetic bag escape from Fido's clutches intact, and a twee dog motif illustrates Mom's love for even the naughtiest pups, $15 at Canine Culture (4920 Tchoupitoulas St., 218-4098; www.canineconnectionnola.com).
  • Stain-, odor- and bacteria-resistant Crypton fabric helps a cosmetic bag escape from Fido's clutches intact, and a twee dog motif illustrates Mom's love for even the naughtiest pups, $15 at Canine Culture (4920 Tchoupitoulas St., 218-4098; www.canineconnectionnola.com).
click to enlarge Better detonate these cupcake bath bombs before the kids mistake them for dessert. $10.95 for the large white chocolate cherry cupcake, and $11.90 for the Feeling Smitten Spring Duo set at Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 140, 835-0225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 899-8555).
  • Better detonate these cupcake bath bombs before the kids mistake them for dessert. $10.95 for the large white chocolate cherry cupcake, and $11.90 for the Feeling Smitten Spring Duo set at Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 140, 835-0225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 899-8555).
click to enlarge The Swarovski crystals sparkling in this Citizen eco-drive watch remind Mom that she rules the roost, $295 at The Clock and Watch Shop (824 Gravier St., 525-3961; www.worldoftime.com).
  • The Swarovski crystals sparkling in this Citizen eco-drive watch remind Mom that she rules the roost, $295 at The Clock and Watch Shop (824 Gravier St., 525-3961; www.worldoftime.com).
click to enlarge This sterling silver pendant, hand-engraved and designed by Tom Mathis, echoes the fleur de lis design without making Mom look like a diehard Saints fan, $169 at Symmetry Jewelers (8138 Hampson St., 861-9925; www.symmetry-jewelers.com).
  • This sterling silver pendant, hand-engraved and designed by Tom Mathis, echoes the fleur de lis design without making Mom look like a diehard Saints fan, $169 at Symmetry Jewelers (8138 Hampson St., 861-9925; www.symmetry-jewelers.com).
click to enlarge With a full carat of diamonds in a 14-karat white gold setting, these drop earrings glam up your lady's evening gown, office wear or shopping-day sweats, $1,900 at Wellington & Company (505 Royal St., 525-4855; www.wcjewelry.com).
  • With a full carat of diamonds in a 14-karat white gold setting, these drop earrings glam up your lady's evening gown, office wear or shopping-day sweats, $1,900 at Wellington & Company (505 Royal St., 525-4855; www.wcjewelry.com).
click to enlarge This solitaire diamond pendant mounted in 18-karat white gold just might become a family heirloom, passed down from mother to daughter for generations to come, $2,900 at Boudreaux's Fine Jewelers (701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-2602; 4550 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 985-626-1666; www.boudreauxsjewelers.com).
  • This solitaire diamond pendant mounted in 18-karat white gold just might become a family heirloom, passed down from mother to daughter for generations to come, $2,900 at Boudreaux's Fine Jewelers (701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-2602; 4550 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 985-626-1666; www.boudreauxsjewelers.com).
click to enlarge Whether made of hand-blown Italian glass, sterling silver or gemstones, each Trollbead has a story. The collectible handmade beads start at $23, and the collection shown here sells for $627 at Isabella's (3331 Severn Ave., Metairie, 779-3202; 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 304-4861; www.isabellasgallery.com).
  • Whether made of hand-blown Italian glass, sterling silver or gemstones, each Trollbead has a story. The collectible handmade beads start at $23, and the collection shown here sells for $627 at Isabella's (3331 Severn Ave., Metairie, 779-3202; 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 304-4861; www.isabellasgallery.com).
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