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Mind mom’s words when choosing a Mother’s Day gift

You’ve been relying on your mother's advice for years, but you can’t exactly ask her to pick out her own Mother's Day present. Before you panic, keep in mind that she’s left you with many nuggets of knowledge. TODAY Style editor Bobbie Thomas finds fashionable inspiration from some classic mom-isms.
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Bobbie Thomas, TODAY Style editor and author of the Buzz column for In Touch Weekly, finds fashionable inspiration from some classic mom-isms. 

Follow your dreams
Always the eternal believer, your mom encouraged you to reach for the stars. Now she can explore her own dreams, with an astrological chart reading by accomplished psychic Carol Cummings. ($50-$150; 

As she journeys along her starlit path, help your mom settle her spirit with a Q-Link personal energy pendant. When worn close to the heart, this tiny trinket is said to harmonize the mind and body while renewing a sense of relaxation. ($99.95 - $1,000;

Never leave the house without clean underwear
Myla’s set of five Tulle Hipster Knickers makes it easy for mom to follow her own advice. The sophisticated bottoms come in black, pink and nude with a contrast trim bow — just the kind of lovely lingerie a true lady will adore. ($75; 

And while she probably won’t be wearing it out of the house, Jo Malone’s new linen robe is a luxury she’ll want to lounge in always. ($245; 212-673-2220)

When I was your age ...
For a mother who’s fond of reminiscing about the olden days, a vintage Tocca dress should instantly transport her back in time. The party pieces, made famous 15 years ago by the likes of Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington are being reinvented in a range of sorbet shades starting this spring. ($175; Bergdorf Goodman, 212-753-7300)

And while mom may be older than you, pop culture hasn’t passed her by! She’ll prove she’s still young at heart with a bauble from Barbie Rocks. The first luxury line inspired by the all-American style icon, these glitzy gifts will have girls (or should we say women?) of all ages filled with glee! ($130-$4,800;

Don’t chew with your mouth open Mom will have no trouble daintily devouring the decadent truffles from Madame Chocolat. Hosted in a heart-shaped mahogany box that doubles as a jewelry container, the bite-size bonbons make for irresistible finger food. (

Give mom the day off from being queen of the kitchen and treat her to breakfast in bed. A personalized tray is an added touch that shows her you mean business. ($40; 

Mind your p’s and q’s
Mamma Manners may not have been directly talking about the alphabet when dishing out this dose of advice, but perhaps her subconscious was secretly hoping for a monogrammed gift. Customize colorful stationery for mom at Tiny Prints ( or Erin Condren. (

The yellow gold, rose gold and sterling silver Star Charms from Jules Smith can be custom engraved with individual initials ($75-$125; Alex Woo’s Little Letters and Little Numbers collection not only gives momma the chance to flaunt her fine-mannered children’s names on her neck, she can literally “count her blessings” with numbers that symbolize important milestones and family members. ($128-$2,388;

I’m doing this for your own good
Finally, your mom will be reaffirmed of her parenting skills after comparing stories with the mothers of some of the most respected figures of our time. Stephanie Hirsch interviewed the likes of Beyonce’s and Steven Spielberg’s maternal inspirations for her new book, “Mother Nurture,” to find out what these women did to raise such successful children. ($25; bookstores nationwide)