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Mother's day gifts first-time moms will actually use

Dana Oliver
Beauty Director

Becoming a mother for the first time is an occasion that should be celebrated. But oftentimes, those of us who are searching for the perfect first-time-mom Mother’s Day gift either overthink it or wait until the last minute. The result: gifts that end up under the bathroom sink or collecting dust in the utility closet.

Instead of an unflattering lipstick duo set or a bottle of pricey perfume, here are seven Mother’s Day gifts first-time moms will love and actually use.

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