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Choco­late and pizza, per­haps two of mom’s fa­vorite com­fort foods, are trans­formed into a one-of-a-kind gourmet con­fec­tion with Choco­late Pizza Com­pany. A trade­mark blend of rich milk or dark choco­late, with home­made English tof­fee, is poured into pizza pans. Then it’s topped with nuts and can­dies of your choos­ing. De­liv­ered in a cus­tom pizza box, you can con­fig­ure this con­fec­tion for any spe­cial oc­ca­sion. $16.95-$31.95 choco­latepizza.com


Sparkling and sen­ti­men­tal, these strik­ing ring stacks are per­fect for Mother’s Day. To de­sign yours, first pick from ster­ling sil­ver or 14K gold and then choose a va­ri­ety of de­signs, in­clud­ing hearts, stars and moons. Add ap­pro­pri­ate birth­stones for a thought­ful, cus­tom­ized gift. $58 and up lu­naand­stella.com


A well-made pen makes its mark when sign­ing im­por­tant doc­u­ments or in the ev­ery­day busi­ness world. Get dad the Pen of the Year from Faber-Castell. De­signed to tell the story of the in­flu­en­tial Im­perium Ro­manum pe­riod, it comes in strik­ing plat­inum or ti­ta­nium as a foun­tain pen or roller­ball, in­di­vid­u­ally num­bered and pack­aged in a highly pol­ished black wooden case. $3,300-$5,100 faber-castell.com


UKeg pro­duces mas­cu­line growlers with mod­ern ap­peal for the dad who takes his craft beer se­ri­ously. Not your av­er­age growler, the high-tech de­sign has dou­ble-wall vacuum in­su­la­tion, a pres­sure gauge, a liquid-level sight glass and an au­to­matic CO2 reg­u­la­tor cap babysit­ting the car­bon­a­tion level to keep your spe­cial brew fresh for ev­ery pour. $185 for 64 ounces, $250 for 128 ounces growler­w­erks.com


Watches make a power state­ment. So give dad a state­ment of great­ness with a Vathos heir­loom-qual­ity watch from Alexan­der. The Swiss quartz watches are de­signed in Brook­lyn, en­gi­neered in Biel, Switzer­land and keep time for des­ti­na­tions around the world. $500 and up alexan­der­watch.com

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