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.
You can add your own special thoughts about your Mother. This would make your scrapbook really sentimental and a much nicer gift. Here are some of the things that you can write in your scrapbook:
This is such a simple idea but makes for a striking yet useful piece of furniture. Don’t hide those blankets and throws away in an ottoman or cupboard when you’re not using them. Drape them over this blanket ladder, and keep them on show, and to hand when you need them. Beautifully rustic, and will be a talking point in your home when visitors come.
For instance, if your mom is a huge fan of traveling and loves skin care, why not get her a gorgeous travel diffuser or miniature serum set? Or, if your mom is someone who always has to have her nails done, an at-home manicure kit is an excellent idea that shows you pay attention to all the little details about her. Whatever it is that makes your mom unique, use that as your starting point and it won't steer you wrong.