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Mother's Day gifts to mail your mom because you left her to live in NYC

Moved away from your mother to make it big in the big city?

Welcome to the club.

New Yorkers who have abandoned their moms can still show their appreciation this Mother's Day with gifts sent to show that, hey, you moved to a really tiny and really expensive apartment that maybe doesn't always have cell service, but you still care.

Better yet, if you've procrastinated on Mother's Day this year, you can always blame that slow New York mail.

Here's what to send home before the next big visit.

Kate Spade New York map scarf

Moms loves scarves. This stereotype will forever ring
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Moms loves scarves. This stereotype will forever ring true for mothers as long as they keep having necks. Honor this time-proven tradition of giving mom a scarf with a map of New York on it. Now when she visits, she'll look stylish and won't get lost. $118, katespade.com

Bond No. 9 New York scented candles

Mom may not be able to smell New
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Mom may not be able to smell New York all the way from her house, but she can light up a luxurious candles to breathe in the sweet scents of the city streets. Choose from the fragrant Hudson Yards (freesia, lily, orange flower), Central Park West (narcissus, ylang ylang, black pepper) and more. $110, bondno9.com

Adopt a Sheep from Marcelli Formaggi

Mom got that must-be-a-grandparent-soon bug? Add a sheep
Photo Credit: Marcelli Formaggi

Mom got that must-be-a-grandparent-soon bug? Add a sheep to the family! Italian family-run business Marcelli Formaggi purveys its artisanal cheeses at top NYC restaurants including Eataly, Marta, and Del Posto and you can share those tastes with mom with its new Adopt A Sheep program. A $195 donation to conserve and cultivate sheep farms in Abruzzo earns a gift box from an Italian sheep itself. Gift box include an adoption certificate, wool socks, pasta, cheese, olive oil and more. Details at marcelliformaggi.com

Milk Bar's Strawberry Lemon Cake

This special seasonal cake from Milk Bar lets
Photo Credit: Milk Bar

This special seasonal cake from Milk Bar lets you send mom a slice (well, 12 slices in a 6" cake) of New York without leaving your laptop. This vanilla cake, layered with lemon cheesecake, milk crumbs, pickled tristar strawberry jam and topped with pickled strawberry frosting, can be ordered for $48 at milkbarstore.com and sent directly to mom through the end of May.

Call Your Mother pillow

This gift from moms to kids can skip
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This gift from moms to kids can skip a step if you get it for yourself, set it up in your far-away New York apartment and send a pic of it to mom. Is there any better gift than knowing you're always thinking of her? $97, alexandraferguson.com

'The Nest' by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

The only way to make your family seem
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The only way to make your family seem less dysfunctional may be by reading this book. Set in New York City, whisk your mom away to the craziness of Manhattan family dynamics and maybe even read it together for a mother-child long-distance book club. Fun! When she comes to visit, you can take her on our "Nest" tour. $16, amazon.com

bliss bath and beauty products

Your mom may not live near a bliss
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Your mom may not live near a bliss spa (she really should move to New York), but you can treat her to a special spa day at home with a gift set of bliss products. This set includes body butter, soapy suds and body scrub in a refreshing lemon and sage scent. $67, blissworld.com

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