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Ditch the flowers! Top stock picks for Mom

Stocks for mom

Stocks could be a Mother's Day gift idea that'll last longer than flowers.

To that end, the CNBC "Halftime Report" traders on Friday called out their top picks to add to those bouquets.

"Well, my mother actually needs a capital loss this year for taxes, so I would buy her FireEye," Josh Brown of Ritholtz Wealth Management joked.

FireEye stock plummeted 22 percent this week after it reported earnings, leading its CEO to apologize on air.

Read MoreFireEye CEO apologizes after stock plunge

Flowers for Mother's Day

Brown added his real pick shortly afterward.

"I would buy my mother the ," he said. "I think, for the next three to five years, this is poised to outperform the most popular areas of the market."

Rosecliff Capital's Mike Murphy also looked overseas to honor his mother.

"She was born in County Kerry in Ireland," he said. "I'd like to get her some flights back and forth on the cheap as a large stockholder in the name, so Ryanair."

Jim Lebenthal of Lebenthal Asset Management went a more traditional route.

"Beloved mom would want to understand what she's owning. She'd want a classic. It wouldn't be WhatsApp or Oculus or any of these things that Facebook and Google are buying," he said. "She'd buy IBM. She knows what she's getting."

OptionMonster's Pete Najarian harked back to his youth for his Disney pick.

"When I look at my mother and all the memories we had over the years when we used to be in California, living up in the northern part of the Bay Area... trips down to Wallyworld, otherwise known as Disneyland back then," he said, noting this week's strong earnings. "And I think this is a stock that goes nothing but higher with the content they own."

Disclosure: None of the traders hold positions in the stocks they recommended.

By CNBC's Bruno J. Navarro. Follow him on Twitter @Bruno_J_Navarro.