Consider the type of gift. Is a satin bathrobe truly an excellent choice for a female boss? While she might enjoy it, she most likely does not want her subordinates understanding what she uses to bed. Think about how the recipient will translate the present. Would your sister value the belief behind your choice of anti-cellulite cream or a book on how to lose weight? Or, do you desire the woman you've gone on 2 dates with to read into your gift of $3,000 diamond earrings? Lookout, she might anticipate an even larger diamond in the future!

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If the mom in your life has a garden that supplies more bountiful produce than she can eat, if she’s an avid fisher or hunter, or if she just likes to DIY her snacks, she may enjoy an at-home food dehydrator. Drying food from scratch is a time-consuming endeavor, but it’ll let her control the ingredients that go into her dried foods. Of all the dehydrators we tested, the Nesco FD-1018A Gardenmaster Dehydrator was the best at drying apples, beef jerky, onions, and fruit puree evenly. If Mom could use a little drying inspiration, a great accompaniment is The Dehydrator Bible, which Lesley Stockton (staff writer and author of our food-dehydrator guide) called “a good reference for newbies and seasoned food-moisture-suckers alike.”
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