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Gift Ideas Just for Mom


Mother’s Day is right around the corner on May 10, and if you’re like most of us, you’ve probably exhausted the clichéd flowers and gift cards. This year, surprise Mom with something special from Bloom. Mimi Sullivan—owner of the Newark boutique—shares her picks, including one-of-a-kind jewelry, home accent pieces and soothing body care.

With Roots: Torn between getting mom jewelry or a plant? Give her both. With Roots—a homegrown jewelry line in Brooklyn, N.Y.—features tiny, self-sustaining terrarium plants living inside jewelry. The line includes earrings, bracelets and necklaces. $47-$60.
Michael Michaud Jewelry: Earth Mothers will love Michael Michaud’s hand-crafted nature-inspired pieces. The artist creates molds out of botanical elements, making intricate bronzed copies of nature such as leaves, flowers and more. The pea pod line—cast in bronze with freshwater pearls—is symbolic of fertility and can be customized to represent the number of children Mom has. Simply add a pearl to the pod for each child. Prices vary.
We Dream in Colour: Artist Jade Gedeon’s handmade verdigris/rose gold leaf jewelry ranges from quirky to delicately refined. Pieces start at $38.   

Home Accents 
Kissing/Hugging Salt and Pepper Shakers: Victorian inspired “kissing and hugging” salt and pepper shakers look adorable on a kitchen counter or dining room table. Styles include turtles and whales. $20-$58.
Blithe and Bonny: The family-run, environmentally friendly California-based company offers a variety of soaps and soy wax candles with labels made from recycled book pages. Products start at $12.
Tea Forte Lotus Tea: Indulge Mom with a collection of tea from Tea Forte ($15). Teas include Darjeeling quince, lemon lavender, mountain oolong and vanilla pear. We recommend stepping up your gift a notch by pairing your tea with an indigo teapot ($38).

Body Care 
Lovey, the Lavender Lamb: Not only cute, this little lavender-scented lamb is homeopathic and therapeutic. We recommend warming it up in the microwave for a warm compress. Pair it with a bottle of lavender perfume. $42.
Barr-Co.: Make mom a personalized gift basket with these natural honeysuckle scented soaps, lotions and candles. Items range from $12-$38.

Bloom, 92 E. Main St., Newark, 454-7266, www.facebook.com/bloomfolly.