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Video: Bobbie’s marvelous gifts for moms

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updated 5/4/2012 9:40:02 AM ET 2012-05-04T13:40:02

Looking for something interesting to give mom? TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas has some unique and thoughtful ideas:

Unique necklaces
From preserved "birth month" flower petals to a modern twist on zodiac jewelry, UncommonGoods.com has a chic assortment of meaningful necklaces, so you can give mom the perfect, personalized keepsake. Their Family Bonds and Dream Catcher necklaces are favorites, while a clever, clear glass locket allows you to create a custom trinket she'll treasure for years to come ($45-$78, uncommongoods.com).

Mother daughter memos
Never underestimate the power of a handwritten letter, and never forget to stay in touch thanks to Mother and Daughter Letter Books'from TreasuredPassages.com. The sentimental set of cards and envelopes comes complete with a beautiful box and drawers, so mom can hang on to memories and reflect well beyond the month of May ($38, treasuredpassages.com).

Everlasting greenery
Last but not least, a fun take on everyone's favorite, flowers! The 120 Day Self-Watering Planter is a great gift option for moms with or without a green thumb; it'll keep potted plants and flora fresh for up to four months with no maintenance! ($39.95, hammacher.com)

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Photos: Celebrity moms 2012

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  1. Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez snuggles with her twins Emme and Max at a taping of "American Idol" in Hollywood, Calif., in May 2012.

    The singer/actress is in the process of divorcing their father, Marc Anthony. (American Idol 2012 / Getty Images ) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Halle Berry

    Halle Berry with her daughter Nahla, who was born in 2008. She and Nahla's father, Gabriel Aubry, separated in 2010 and are in ongoing legal battle over custody of their daughter. (David Wright / startraksphoto.com) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Cher

    Cher's daughter Chastity grew up to become a transgender man named Chaz, who wowed audiences in 2011 on "Dancing With the Stars." Cher divorced Chaz's father Sonny Bono in 1975, and had her second child Elijah Blue with musician Gregg Allman in 1976. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Sarah Jessica Parker

    Sarah Jessica Parker has three children, all with husband Matthew Broderick: James, born in 2002 and twins Marion and Tabitha, who were born in 2009 thanks to the help of a surrogate mother. (WireImage, Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Glenn Close

    Glenn Close's daughter Annie Starke is her only child, though she never married Annie's father John Starke. Here, they arrive in tandem to the 2012 Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Tina Fey

    "30 Rock" star Tina Fey hangs out with her daughter Alice at a pre-Golden Globes event in 2012. Alice was born in 2005, and Fey and husband Jeff Richmond have a second daughter, Penelope, born in 2011. (Chelsea Lauren / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Heather Locklear

    Heather Locklear's daughter Ava, whose dad is Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, was born in 1997. She is a model and aspiring actress. (Jon Kopaloff / FilmMagic) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Britney Spears

    Britney Spears has two young sons, both from her marriage to Kevin Federline: Sean was born in 2005, and Jayden came along in 2006. She's pictured here with fiance Jason Trawick, second from right. (Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Sandra Bullock

    Though her marriage to reality TV star Jesse James was on the rocks, Sandra Bullock went ahead with plans to adopt a child born in New Orleans in January, 2010. Louis Bardo Bullock now lives with his single mom. (David Wright / startraksphoto.com) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Julianne Moore

    Julianne Moore's daughter Liv was born in 2002; her other child Caleb, born in 1997, is also with husband, director Bart Freundlich. Moore has said she picks roles for movies that film during the summer so she can bring her family along. (Michael Stewart / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Molly Ringwald

    Molly Ringwald, here with daughter Mathilda, has three children with writer husband Panio Gianopolous. Mathilda was born in 2003, and twins Adele and Roman arrived in 2009. (David Livingston / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Lisa Rinna

    Lisa Rinna has two children with husband, actor Harry Hamlin: Delilah, born in 1998 and Amelia, born in 2001. (Amanda Edwards / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon has two sons with ex Tim Robbins, Jack and Miles (pictured), who were born in 1989 and 1992 respectively. She also has a daughter, Eva, from a relationship with Italian filmmaker Franco Amurri. (Ilya S. Savenok / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Vanessa Williams

    Former Miss America Vanessa Williams has three children from her marriage to her onetime manager Ramon Hervey II: Devin (pictured), born in 1993; Jillian, born in 1989; and Melanie, born in 1987. She also has a daughter, Sasha, born in 2000 while she was married to NBA player Rick Fox. (Jason Laveris / FilmMagic) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Christina Aguilera

    Christina Aguilera and her son Max went to Legoland in Carlsbad, Calif., for his 4th birthday in 2012; the boy's father is Aguilera's then-husband Jordan Bratman, with whom she shares joint custody of Max. (Legoland via Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba's newest addition to the family, Haven, was born in 2011; her older sister Honor was born in 2008. Their dad is producer Cash Warren. (Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Victoria Beckham

    Victoria Beckham attends a hockey game in L.A. with husband David Beckham and two of their four children, Cruz and Brooklyn; she's also shown shopping in New York with daughter Harper in 2012. The couple also have a son, Romeo. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Julie Bowen

    Julie Bowen hangs out with two of her three children at the Kidstock Music and Arts festival in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bowen has three children with husband Scott Phillips: Oliver, born in 2007, and twins John and Gustav, born in 2009. (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Katie Holmes

    Katie Holmes has one daughter with Tom Cruise, Suri, who was born in 2006. Though she just turned six, the little girl is already being seen as very fashion-forward. (Freddy Baez / startraksphoto.com) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Tori Spelling

    Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are two very happy, and busy parents, to three children: Liam, born in 2007; Stella, born in 2008; Hattie, born in 2011. They willl be joined by a sibling sometime later in 2012. (Noel Vasquez / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Courteney Cox

    Courteney Cox has one daughter from her then-marriage to David Arquette, Coco, who was born in 2004. Jennifer Aniston is Coco's godmother. (Richie Buxo / Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Jodie Foster

    Jodie Foster and her son Christopher got the beat at the Go-Go's concert in L.A. in 2011. Christopher was born in 2001; her other son, Charlie, was born in 1998 but she has never revealed her childrens' fathers' identities. (David Livingston / Getty Images ) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Jennie Garth

    Jennie Garth celebrates her 40th birthday with two of her three daughters, Luca and Lola, born in 1997 and 2002. Her other daughter with soon-to-be-ex Peter Facinielli is Fiona, born in 2006. (Angela Weiss / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Salma Hayek

    Salma Hayek and daughter Valentina have a purrr-fect relationship; the little girl was born in 2007 and her father is Hayek's husband, billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Jennifer Grey

    Jennifer Grey's 2001 was a big year: She married Clark Gregg and gave birth to daughter Stella later that year. Here, the family attends the premiere of "Mr. Popper's Penguins" in L.A. in 2011. (Paul Buck / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Alyson Hannigan

    Alyson Hannigan has one child with husband Alexis Denisof, daughter Satyana, born in 2009. She is expecting her second child later in 2012. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Teri Hatcher

    "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher performs with daughter Emerson, born in 1997, at the second annual Wisteria Lane Block Party on Universal Studios' backlot in Universal City, Calif. (Valerie Macon / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Meg Ryan

    Meg Ryan goes for a walk in New York's Soho neighborhood with daughter Daisy, who she adopted in 2006. Ryan has one other child, with ex Dennis Quaid: Jack, born in 1992. (893 / Splash News / 893 / Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Anne Heche

    Anne Heche has one son from a previous marriage to cameraman Coleman Laffoon, Homer (pictured), who was born in 2002. Here, she poses with Homer and James Tupper, the father of her second child, Atlas, who was born in 2009. (Dan Steinberg / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Lea Thompson

    Lea Thompson has two children with husband, director Howard Deutch: Madelyn and Zoey. Here, she and Madelyn attend a screening of "Detachment" in New York in 2012. (Evan Agostini / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie, the soon-to-be-wife of Brad Pitt, shares several children (biological and adopted) with her longtime companion. Here, she's with Pax Thien, Vivienne and Zahara in New Orleans; not pictured are Maddox, Shiloh and Vivienne's twin Knox. (Jackson Lee / Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Nicole Kidman

    Nicole Kidman, husband Keith Urban and their children Sunday and Faith at the Sydney, Australia, airport; she has an adopted son (Connor) and daughter (Isabella) with ex Tom Cruise. (Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. Alanis Morissette

    Alanis Morissette and husband, rapper Mario Treadway, head out shopping with their son Ever, who was born in 2010. (Splash News / Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Amy Poehler

    Amy Poehler has two children with husband, actor WIll Arnett: Archibald was born in 2008 just hours after she appeared on "Saturday Night Live," and Abel was born in 2010. (Splash News / Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. Pink

    Alecia Moore (better known as Pink) and husband, motocross racer Carey Hart, bring daughter Willow to the premiere of "Happy Feet 2" in L.A. Willow was born in 2011. (Gus Ruelas / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. Denise Richards

    Actress Denise Richards has two daughters with ex husband Charlie Sheen: Sam, right, was born in 2004, and Lola was born in 2005. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  37. Kelly Ripa

    TV Kelly Ripa and actor husband Mark Consuelos are pictured with their three children on Easter in Washington. Michael, right, was born in 1997; Lola, left, was born in 2001; and Joaquin was born in 2003. (Papsfirst / Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  38. Jane Seymour

    Actress Jane Seymour poses with her daughter Katie Simon in Malibu, Calif., in 2012. Katie was born in 1982 to Seymour and her third husband, David Flynn, along with sibling Sean Flynn, born in 1985. Seymour has two more children with fourth husband James Keach -- twins Johnny and Kristopher, born in 1995. (Angela Weiss / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. Brooke Shields

    Brooke Shields poses with daughters Rowan, born in 2003, and Grier, born in 2006, at a Barbie event in New York in 2012. The girls' father is Shields' second husband, Chris Henchy. (Diane Bondareff / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  40. Cybill Shepherd

    Cybill Shepherd, center, poses with two of her three children in West Hollywood, Calif., in 2012. Clementine Ford, left, was born in 1979 to Shepherd and then husband David Ford. In 1987 she gave birth to twins Ariel, right, and Cyrus Oppenheim with then husband Bruce Oppenheim, whom she divorced in 1990. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  41. Gwen Stefani

    Singer Gwen Stefani attends a Milk and Bookies event with son Kingston in Los Angeles in 2012. Kingston, born in 2006, has a brother, Zuma, born in 2008. Their father is Stefani's husband musician Gavin Rossdale. (Jordan Strauss / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  42. Felicity Huffman

    Actress Felicity Huffman has two daughters with actor husband William H. Macy: Sophia, left, was born in 2000, and Georgia was born in 2002. The two stars were being honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in this 2012 photo. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  43. Jada Pinkett-Smith

    Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith, at the Kid's Choice Awrads in 2012, has two children with actor/rapper Will Smith: Daughter Willow, center, was born in 2000, while older brother Jaden was born in 1998. Pinkett-Smith is also stepmother to Smith's son Trey from a previous marriage. (Fred Prouser / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  44. Madonna

    In the photo at left, Madonna is pictured with three of her children, Rocco, Mercy James, and David at JFK Airport in New York. Rocco, born in 2000, is the son of Madonna's ex huband, filmmaker Guy Ritchie. The pop star adopted David in 2006 and Mercy in 2009.

    At right, madonna poses with her first daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, in New York in 2010. Lourdes was born in 1996 and her father is personal trainer Carlos Leon. (Splash News, AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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