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Mother´s Day Gift Guide

From a personal chocolate fondue set to this year's hottest cookbooks, we've gathered our favorite mom-worthy gifts in one spot to make shopping a breeze.

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For the Antique Lover

Wedgwood’s lovely Cuckoo plate ($50), made of fine bone china and trimmed with burnished gold, is the perfect size for small sandwiches or canapés. Its whimsical bird and flower design is inspired by 19th-century patterns from the company’s archives.

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For the Martyr Mom

Mom sacrifices so much, how about an indulgence for her alone?  This adorable mini (7-oz.) stoneware tumbler of chocolate fondue from Paris gourmet shop Aux Anysetiers du Roy heats up in minutes. Chocolate flavors include caramel, praline, and orange, but we especially love the dark chocolate with fleur de sel for its salty crunch ($23).

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For the Baker

If mom always kept the cookie jar stocked, thank her (and give her new inspiration) with baking icon Alice Medrich's newest book, Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy. Medrich tweaks all the beloved classics to perfection, from brownies to snickerdoodles, and offers compelling variations to satisfy both the purist and the iconoclast ($35)

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For the Mom-to-Be

Bruce Cost all-natural ginger ale might just be the tastiest morning-sickness remedy out there. Refreshing, slightly sweet, and packed with gingery heat, it's made with fresh ginger and comes unfiltered, so you can even see the ginger bits ($36 for twelve 12-oz. bottles).

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For the Tea Drinker

With elegant curves and swooping spiral handles, Kähler’s Storia tea service is a throwback to Art Deco design. The collection comprises seven brushed-black ceramic pieces, though we’d be happy with the jug alone ($52.95).

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For the Adventurous Cook

In some moms' kitchens, it's authentic pad Thai one night, Ethiopian injera the next. Give her tastebuds a world tour via The Spice Lab's exotic salt sampler collections, including blue Iranian rock salt, black salt flakes from Cyprus, and pink Pakistani Himalayan salt (starting at $29.95 for five salts).

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For the Reader

Food writer Kim Severson’s memoir, Spoon Fed, is a page-turner. Witty and candid, Severson shares how the life lessons learned from several famous female cooks—Alice Waters and Edna Lewis among them—helped her find her place as a woman, mother, and writer.

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