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Pick the right gift for mom

By: Laura Newell, Folsom Lake Entertainer
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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13, and many can find the perfect gift for their mother without having to travel too far. Chocolate To hit mom’s sweet tooth, Snooks Candies, 731 Sutter St., Folsom, offers the sweetest gift around. “We have a little of different things from chocolate lollipops to long-stem chocolate roses, to chocolate high-heeled shoes to truffle boxes,” said Jim Snook, store owner. He said the perfect gift varies every year because gifts are made for moms specifically to grant her specific wants and favorites. “Whatever mom’s favorite is, we will sell,” Snook said. He said other homemade options outside of chocolate, include caramel and peanut brittle. “We try to be prepared for as many items as possible to make moms happy,” he said. The store will also be open on Mother’s Day so families can treat mom to a special hot fudge Sunday treat. “Anybody who loves chocolate loves ours, especially because we make it here,” Snook said. “People want to know that it’s from ‘Snooks.’ So we will be here to fulfill everyone’s needs, even online. We will order and ship candy to anywhere in the U.S.” For more information, call (916) 985-0620 or visit snookscandies.com. Flowers To give mom a specialty arrangement to fill her house with her favorite smells and colors, one can look to Verbena Flowers and Trimmings, 351 Green Valley Road, El Dorado Hills. “We have a beautiful array of flower arrangements,” said Karen Plarisan, store owner for three years. “We have specials with tulips, hydrangeas and daffodils because they are our spring flowers.” Plarisan said the most common flower arrangement sizes are sold for about $50. “This is the busiest holiday for our flower shop,” Plarisan said. “We usually prepare for the holiday during the full week ahead of time rather than Valentines Day, which is just a day’s worth of preparation.” Customers can order at the store or online. “Flowers are a great gift because they brighten everyone’s day,” she said. For more information, call (916) 933-3163 or visit verbenaflorist.com. Jewelry When finding a gift that can last through the years, jewelry might be an option for mom. “Mother’s day rings or pendants are always a popular gift because we can custom make each item with a child’s birthstone,” said Thomas Attieh, Sharif Jewelers store manager. Sharif Jewelers, 341 Iron Point Road, Suite B, Folsom, offers a variety of gift ideas for mom that will make her eyes sparkle. Customized mother’s rings or pendants personalized with their child’s birth stones start at $79, Attieh said. Other sparkling gift ideas include ladies watches starting from $99 and “#1 Mom” pendants starting at $58. “Jewelry is a very personal gift,” said Attieh. “It is a timeless piece that she can wear throughout the years and eventually pass down to her children.” For more information, call (916) 353-1982 or visit sharifjewelers.com.