What to Buy Mom From the Strategist’s Greatest Hits

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If you’re just starting to think about what to get mom (or have been stumped for weeks), we’ve compiled our best good-for-mom gifts to get you started. Or create your own little care starter kits — a candle plus a bath tray plus a lighted mirror! Or a cashmere sweater with a Baggu bag! You can’t really go wrong. (We’ve got some ideas for spending that tax refund that might come in handy for her, too.)

In New York, there is a hysteria around giving and receiving earrings: Ted Muehling earrings.

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Ted Muehling Silver Rice Earrings $160, Bergdorf Goodman

It’s the cashmere sweater our fashion director has asked for seven years in a row.

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Neiman Marcus Cashmere Collection Long-Sleeve Crewneck Sweater $125, Neiman Marcus
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Okay, so technically, we compiled this as a holiday list, but all of these are still solid four months later.

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Another holdover from holiday time, we talked to a dozen real moms about the best gifts they would want.

The wake-up-light alarm clock that’s like her own private sunrise.

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Philips Morning Wake-Up Light $105, Amazon
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The Tata Harper stress treatment that’s like Klonopin in scent form.

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Tata Harper All-Natural Aromatic Stress Treatment $80, Amazon

Grub Street editor Alan Sytsma says the Nespresso is the best gift he ever gave his parents.

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Nespresso Pixie $230, Bed Bath & Beyond
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Is mom a yoga fan? Is she into Moon Juice? Hit up this list to find out what to get a wellness fanatic.

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Or maybe she needs some new bed sheets? Here are the best-reviewed on Amazon.

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And the best sheets according to designers.

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Maybe mom is in the market for some towels. Here are the best-reviewed ones on Amazon.

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We’re living in a golden age of earrings — you could get her plenty for under $50.

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Or maybe someone in your life is a new mom! Get some ideas for her very first Mother’s Day with some baby-shower gift ideas.

If your mom loves a bath, give her a reason to lounge in one for hours and hours.

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Teak Bath Tray $40, Bed Bath & Beyond

If your mom is a fan of naps or lavender (or both), try this scented neck pillow.

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Sonoma Lavender Neck Pillow $40, Amazon
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Perhaps mom loves coffee and doesn’t want a Nespresso. We asked ten coffee drinkers — food-industry professionals and just plain coffee snobs — what’s the best coffee machine that’ll get you a simple at-home brew without all the fuss.

There’s actually a great kneeling chair that cures bad posture and saves your back (moms love that stuff).

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Work Smart Ergonomically Designed Knee Chair $71, Amazon
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Your mom may appreciate an illuminating mirror that helps her wear less makeup.

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Simplehuman Sensor-Activated Lighted Vanity Mirror $200, Amazon

Mom may want a beautiful, simple everyday leather bag. This one’s the very best.

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Baggu Drawstring Purse $140, Baggu
Photo: Courtesy of the vendor, Getty Images

Your mom’s teeth are important! Get her the Tesla of toothbrushes.

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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush $189, Amazon

What mom doesn’t love a candle? This one looks super expensive, even though it’s the cost of an Uber ride.

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Maison Louis Marie No.02 Le Long Fond $34, Need Supply

A nostalgic and pretty-bottled perfume may be exactly what mom wants.

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Caswell-Massey’s “Elixir of Love No. 1” $30, Amazon

Every mom would appreciate the skin-exfoliating powers of Baby Foot, which leave her heels and toes bunion- and callus-free.

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Baby Foot Exfoliation for Feet Peel $25, Amazon

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What to Buy Mom From the Strategist’s Greatest Hits