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The First Lady In Your Life Deserves These Stylish Holiday Gifts

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Your mom, otherwise known as The First Lady of Your Life (don’t tell your wife), deserves something special for the simple reason that she, uh, pushed you out into this world and also for that one time (actually, many times) she got you out of a jam. Here, a roundup of the most perfect gifts for all kinds of mom, yours included.

1| For The Mom Who Is Woke


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Good to know: Every holiday gift set you buy from The Body Shop provides refugee children with a safe place to play for a year. So consider the Frosted Berries set (right), a care package enriched with cranberry seed oil, red berries, creamy white flowers, and sweet vanilla. The Body Shop  

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2| For The Mom Who Bathes A Lot


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Packed with enough scrubs, bombs, bubbles, and more (our count ends at 24!) to live out her fantasy of being pampered like Cleopatra daily. Joy to the World Set by Lush 

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3| For The Mom Who Will Live Forever


We’re not saying you look tired, Mom. We just know that you are very serious about self care. Smart Custom-Repair Set (P5,800) by Clinique 

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4| For The Mom Who Drinks (And Spills) Tea


Too-precious-to-drink teas from the Himalayas and Chinese foothills are distilled into rare scents. Our picks are the darker, mysterious flavors: Golden Needle and Midnight Black. Don't drink it! Rare Teas perfume (P17,300 each) by Jo Malone, Greenbelt 5 

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5| For The Mom Who Is Plugged Into Pop Culture

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She’s not like other moms. She’s a cool mom. And this unisex sweatshirt with its itsy bitsy Snoopy logo (rendered by contemporary artist KAWS) is a perfect fit. Sweatshirt (P990) by Uniqlo  

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6| For The Mom Who Hates Heels


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Comfort is important, but so is style. The casual feel of these leather loafers is made more exquisite by butterfly and floral appliques. Loafers by Bottega Veneta, Greenbelt 4 

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7| For The Mom Who Loves The Beach


The stripes, block pattern, and nautical tones of this Jack Spade collab are positively seaworthy. Shoes (P3,995 each) by Sperry  

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8| For The Mom Who Is Always Cold


This floral fantasia will keep her warm wherever she goes. (We also like the snakes.) Scarf by Gucci, Greenbelt 4  

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9| For The Mom Who Takes Risks


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The 3D ears, nose, and whiskers rev up the kookiness of this already out-there cat bag. Bag by Kate Spade, Greenbelt 3      

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10| For The Mom Who Keeps Things Quiet


Her mantra in life involves things that just work—beautifully. Bag by Michael Kors, Greenbelt 5 

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11| For The Mom Who Has Stuff

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Please ugrade her open-mouthed carryall with something festooned with metallic, glazed, and suede leather. Bag by Longchamp, Greenbelt 5 

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12| For The Mom In The Social Circuit


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Croc skin in emerald green and a graphic panther hardware will punctuate her evening look. Clutch by Cartier, Greenbelt 4 

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13| For The Mom Who Likes Gold


This goldtone chainlink bracelet does double duty as statement-making jewelry. She’ll never take it off. Watch (P9,600) by Anne Klein, Rustans  

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14| For The Mom Who Is Unfussy


The honest lines of the T square bracelet goes with all her white shirts, black shirts, and nude shirts. Bracelet by Tiffany, Rustan’s 

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15| For The Mom Who Holds The Keys


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Does the size of these beastly key holders make them impractical? Of course not! She owns a big bag. Key chains by Burberry, Greenbelt 4  

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16| For The Mom Who Uses Her Pockets


At the end of the day, this is where she’ll deposit the detritus of life. And by this, we mean a leather valet tray with the iconic LV monogram. Valet tray by Louis Vuitton, Greenbelt 4

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16| For The Mom Who Has Time On Her Hands


Why not encourage a new hobby with 24 sheets of very special origami paper? Origami paper, Hermès, Greenbelt 3

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