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Thoughtful Mother's Day gifts 

Fresh Louisiana strawberries, Bavarian cream and toasted almonds top this strawberry shortcake for a dessert that's as sweet as a mother's love, $42 for an 8-inch version at Maurice French Pastries (3501 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 504-885-1526; 4949 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 504-455-0830; www.-mauricefrenchpastries.com).
This diminutive python pouchette offers a sleek way to tote a wallet or cell phone while lending a note of texture to an ensemble, $320 at Mignon Faget (citywide; www.mignonfaget.com).
Featuring unconventional scents like pomegranate and milk, body washes, $13, and scrubs, $15, are a practical yet posh gift, available at My Spa by the Park (6312 Argonne Blvd., 504-482-2219; www.myspabythepark.com).
Thanks to its artful packaging design, the Library of Flowers perfume collection looks as good as it smells, eau de parfum, $54.95, bubble bath, $36.95, soap, $14.95, all available at Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 140, 504-835-0225; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; www.-earthsaversonline.com).
"Aww, shucks," she'll say when you present her with this quirky embroidered linen pillow by Coral & Tusk, $76 at Plum (5430 Magazine St., 504-897-3388; www.plumneworleans.com).
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The Clarisonic Opal micro-massages the delicate eye area with sonic technology, allowing creams and serums to penetrate deeply, $185 at Woodhouse Day Spa (4030 Canal St., 504-482-6652; www.neworleans.-woodhousespas.com).
Everyone knows moms are rock stars. Let her show the world with druzy stones on leather, chain and woven cord bracelets, $115 and up at Symmetry Jewelers (8138 Hampson St., 504-861-9925; www.symmetry-jewelers.com).
Toast mom with citrusy Delamotte Brut Le Mesnil-sur Oger or Roederer Estate sipped from govino Go Anywhere Champagne flutes. Top off the celebration with Lindt dark chocolate truffles, all included in this gift basket, $99.99 at Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-896-7350; 2895 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-951-8081; 3500 Magazine St., 504-894-7420; www.martinwinecellar.com).
Devotees describe the Dr. Babor Derma Cellular Ultimate Derma Optimizer Set as "Botox in a bottle." The four-step system provides a multifunctional anti-aging approach using serums and concentrates, $275 at Belladonna (2900 Magazine St., 504-891-4393; www.belladonnadayspa.com).
She'll be the girl with a pearl necklace (and pendant) when she wears this richly detailed piece, $189 at Saints and Angels (3300 Magazine St., 504-570-6649).
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A retro-inspired design and rounded, oversized lenses bring a chic edge to handcrafted acetate frames, $300 at St. Charles Vision (citywide; www.stcharlesvision.com).
She'll be the girl with a pearl necklace (and pendant) when she wears this richly detailed piece, $189 at Saints and Angels (3300 Magazine St., 504-570-6649).
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