Mom frequently regales you with stories of your ancestors—like that you're related to Abraham Lincoln or your second cousin was a British spy—but help her discern fact from fiction by treating her to one of our favorite DNA kits, AncestryDNA. All mom needs to do is spit in a tube, ship off her DNA, and in six to eight weeks she'll unlock the mysteries of her past, allowing her to view her ancestral roots in the easy-to-use Ancestry interface and potentially find a long lost cousin.
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Now that your mom is spending more time at home, she hopefully has more time for a proper morning skin-care routine. The three-piece Ultra-Brightening Essentials set from Kiehl's includes the vitamin C-packed Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, the Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque, and the Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner. Pair with a strong cup of coffee or matcha and she'll look and feel energized to start her day.
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Whether the mom you’re buying for is stuck in the house due to the pandemic or because she’s the at-home caregiver, this little light catcher will add some much-needed magic to her day. When the sun hits the solar battery, the crystal hanging from it starts rotating, refracting sunlight all around the room and transforming it into a rainbow wonderland. To see for yourself what this rainbow maker brings to a space, check out this video.
This Bareminerals complexion set has everything your mom needs to create a beautiful base, if she's feeling like she wants a little bit of coverage. The Prime Time Original Foundation Primer helps blur pores and preps skin, while Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, and the Beautiful Finish Brush finish the job and give off a natural, luminous finish.
If the girl on your list currently has a solid collection of precious jewelry, get her an elegant wy to arrange it that will fit into any decor with a fashion jewelry wardrobe. For the lady on-the-go, provide her the gift of tangle-free fashion jewelry.
Many mattresses may expose you to nasty chemicals, flame retardants and potentially toxic foams. As such, the Environmental Working Group recommends mattresses that are at least 95% cotton, wool or natural latex -- like the Avocado Green, which is made from a combination of all three. Even better: This practical gift is comfortable, especially when covered by the optional plush pillow top. Sleep well, live well. See the best mattresses we've tested.
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Has Mom been crushing her fitness goals lately? She's putting in the effort, and now she can effectively track all her hard work with a Fitbit fitness tracker. She'll be able to monitor her steps and activity, plus track her calories burned, heart rate, and sleep. A little encouragement goes a long way, and she'll definitely feel it (and the burn) with this gift.
Sometimes it seems like everyone has gone through a pickle phase at some point in their lives, all the more so in recent months. If this sounds like your mother, maybe it’s time she met The Noma Guide to Fermentation. Co-written by René Redzepi, founder of the Danish restaurant Noma and famed for his innovative pickling techniques, this book is an in-depth guide to fermenting nearly everything under the sun—from vinegars and shoyu to kimchi and kombucha.
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Now that your mom is spending more time at home, she hopefully has more time for a proper morning skin-care routine. The three-piece Ultra-Brightening Essentials set from Kiehl's includes the vitamin C-packed Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, the Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque, and the Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner. Pair with a strong cup of coffee or matcha and she'll look and feel energized to start her day.
While moms may not always admit it, they love when their kids get personal when it comes to holiday presents. After all, who doesn't fancy the feeling of opening up a gift that you can clearly tell had a ton of thought and care put into it? It doesn't have to be anything expensive either: Simply think about your mom's lifestyle and her likes and dislikes, land on a budget for yourself, and go from there.
Has your mom been spending a lot of time watching The Home Edit on Netflix? If so, she is probably itching for some organization in her life. Open Spaces, a home brand launched in January 2020, has fantastic gift options like these nesting trays that give rings and keys a place to be. They come in three colorways (light pink, navy, and dark green) and are made from responsibly sourced materials like recyclable plastic and solid wood ash.
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If your mom loves a good cocktail, but isn't the world's—or even your family's—best mixologist, treat her to these brilliant sugar cubes from Teaspressa, which are hand-infused with spiced cherry, bitters, and other concentrated ingredients. All she'll have to do is add a cube to a shot of booze, wait a minute or two, muddle it—and she'll have herself a delicious Moscow mule, refreshing mint julep, or the perfect old-fashioned.
There are certainly cheaper smart light options, but the Glow -- a highly portable, rechargeable battery-operated bedtime lamp -- is undeniably beautiful, easy to set up and pleasing to use. My family has two of them, and they've become an instrumental part of the bedtime routine for all four of us (the adults steal from the kids after they fall asleep). 
Even though we're all in hibernation mode right now, that doesn't mean that your mom's hair-care routine should suffer. The three-piece Merry Multi-Masking Kit from Briogeo includes the best-selling Don't Despair, Repair! Honey Moisture Deep Conditioning Mask, a travel-sized version of the four-time Allure Best of Beauty winner Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, and a travel-size of the Gentle, Be Kind Avocado and Kiwi Mega Moisture Superfood Mask.
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Odds are good that the mothers in your life will be spending some quality time this year out in the backyard or on the patio. Help them extend those outdoor hours well into the evening with a portable fire pit. One of our favorites is the Solo Stove Bonfire, which, when operated correctly, burns wood with almost no detectable smoke. The airflow created by the stove’s double-walled design intensifies the heat of the fire, making it more efficient and less smoky. (We wouldn’t recommend trying it on a fire escape, though—if that’s the only outdoor space she’s got, stick to a hibachi.)
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