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6 Gift Ideas for Moms Who Keep It Fly Like Cookie on Empire

Not too many people can pull off Cookie’s look, but they will try.
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Not too many people can pull off Cookie’s look, but they will try.
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Does your mom have a closetful of animal print, hoop earrings for every occasion and a coffee addiction? Then she is like Cookie from Empire. Here are some gift ideas fit for the Lady Lyon in your life.

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1. Pretend Porsha

 Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha on Empire
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Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha on Empire
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Every busy woman should have a personal assistant like the fabulous Porsha, but sadly, there’s only one, and she works for Cookie. But you can still make Mom feel like a diva with a virtual assistant to do her bidding. The virtual personal assistant can manage Mom’s calendar, take care of the holiday shopping, make dinner reservations, handle emails and phone calls, and so on. Mom will miss out on Porsha’s banter and magnificent style choices, but she’ll still get treated like a queen. You can purchase 20 hours of leisure for $10 per hour at Task Bullet.

2. The Hard Stuff

 Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège
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Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège
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During her night at the opera, Cookie bypassed the Champagne because she was looking for the Hennessy. Light up Mom’s holiday by letting her get lit in style with a personalized bottle of cognac. For $71 you can buy her an engravable bottle of Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège at Reserve Bar. The cost to engrave is $10. (Be sure to check that the state where you’re sending this gift qualifies for alcoholic-beverage deliveries.)

3. Coffee to Go

 Turquoise and Leopard Print Custom Monogram Coffee Mug
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Turquoise and Leopard Print Custom Monogram Coffee Mug
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Cookie’s been sipping her java on the run lately. If your mom needs her daily caffeine boost, get her a coffee mug with Cookie’s favorite print. Zazzle sells this Turquoise and Leopard Print Custom Monogram Coffee Mug for $16.70.

4. The Gift of Time

 Wristology’s Olivia Women’s Chunky Gold Boyfriend Watch With Leopard Leather Strap 

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Wristology’s Olivia Women’s Chunky Gold Boyfriend Watch With Leopard Leather Strap 

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Cookie’s been showing up late. You can keep your mom on track with a leopard-print watch. Amazon.com has a selection featuring a wide variety of designers, including Wristology ($39.99), Peugeot ($58.56) and Guess ($118).

5. Say Cheese

 Bedazzled by Crystal selfie sticks
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Bedazzled by Crystal selfie sticks
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If she’s going to send sexy selfies (or something less embarrassing), then let Mom do it in style. Bedazzled by Crystal sells glitzy selfie sticks ($15). They come in red, pink, black, purple, green, blue, white, hot pink and yellow.

6. Pretty Please

 Smith & Cult deluxe nail collection
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Smith & Cult deluxe nail collection
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Unlike Lucious, Cookie doesn’t have a regular visiting manicurist to buff and shine her nails at the mansion. Send your mom for a professional mani-pedi like Cookie’s. Find one that offers extra scrubs and treatment to pamper her hands and feet, and see if the salon offers a gift certificate so that Mom can go whenever she pleases. You can also buy Mom a fancy do-it-yourself kit from Smith & Cult. Amazon.com sells a nail collection, which includes three bottles of polish, a file and a makeup bag, for $50. The deluxe version includes nine shades and a makeup bag for $125.

Elaine G. Flores is a New York writer, editor and bon vivant. She’s a hard-core shipper and excommunicated soap opera reviewer. Her fictional dinner-party guests include Omar Little, Buffy Summers, Abigail Mills and Ichabod Crane. You can visit her site, TV Recappers Delight.

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