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Spring Shopping Guide: 6 Mom Must-Haves

  • Lucky Charms
    We like to brag about our little lovelies...but fugly mother's jewelry leaves us cold. Look at these modern alternatives we found: Captured Heart necklace, $52, lisaleonard online.com; Sweetheart necklace, $130, nathaperkins.com

  • Sleek Shades
    Steve Madden pairs thick white frames with oversize gray lenses in these chic sunglasses. Look like a celeb and still be true to your inner recessionista. ($34; endless.com)

  • BGreen with Envy
    We're fans of the slouchy-cool vibe of this Big Buddha Brooklyn tote. Sized for diapers, work, or running errands, here's your go-to bag for seasons to come. ($65; fredala.com)

  • Buy the Books
    Bizarre dreams lead the heroine of Thanks for the Memories, by Cecelia Ahern ($24.95), to a sexy stranger who knows everything about her. Spilt Milk, by Linda Vujnov ($12.99), gives a daily dose of feel-good perspective for moms.

  • Swine, Women, and Song
    You'll squeal when you see the iPig, an adorable iPod docking station. We put it to the test, and this porker churns out serious sound. Available in three colors. ($130; speakal.com)

  • Heaven Scent
    Flirt! Flowerific is the perfume to try if you're not a "perfume person." It's light, fresh, and smells like spring to us. Bonus: The bottle's so pretty, you'll want to leave it out on your dresser, just for show. ($35; at Kohl's stores)

    Plus:
    12 Gifts for Your Best Friend
    22 Cheaper Ways to Go Green
    Best Gifts of 2009: Ways to Treat Yourself

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