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Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the 'Dancing with the Stars' Fan


Mother's Day is just around the corner and many of us are trying to figure out what to get for them in a year filled with unprecedented circumstances. If your mom or grandma is a big dancing fan, you may have bought a ticket to Derek Hough's Las Vegas residency or the Maks, Val, Peta, Jenna tour. With both of those shows putting a pause on ticket sales due to COVID-19, how do you honor the Dancing with the Stars fan in your household? We've got a few fun ideas for you. They may not be the most conventional gifts around, but they are easy to order and will be there in time for Mother's Day. It's sure to be a pick-me-up for any mom who missed the tail end of the DWTS tour or who is sitting on the edge of her seat waiting for the Season 29 renewal from ABC. Let's take a look at how to make her Mother's Day special:

1. Books: There are some obvious choices here that can be ordered off of Amazon with Prime shipping: Derek Hough's memoir, Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion or Val Chmerkovskiy's I'll Never Change My Name: An Immigrant's American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars or Nikki and Brie Bella's new book, Incomparable, which is sure to include a few Artem Chigvintsev mentions.


There are also a few unexpected items you can order, like the collector's item of PEOPLE 25 Seasons of Dancing with the Stars, or an unauthorized biography on Derek Hough

. 2. Cameo: Many of the DWTS pros and former celebs are on Cameo and it might be fun to get a personalized message from one of them for mom. Cameo is currently offering a 10% discount for your first purchase. A message from Emma Slater goes for $55, while a message from Val is $120. Tom Bergeron continues to donate his $100 fee to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. 3. Dance Lessons: In this crazy time, many current and former pros are offering online classes and privates. Check out Gleb Savchenko's studio Pro Dance LA, Anna Trebunskaya's You Can Dance Studio and Alan Bersten and Britt Stewart have teamed up to create the virtual Dance Space with their first workshops this weekend. It's guaranteed to be a great workout and entertaining for everyone who participates.

4. For the woman who has it all: Amazon continues to surprise us with random relics of the past like the Dancing With The Stars: Latin Cardio Dance DVD featuring Cheryl Burke and Maks Chmerkovskiy. Or how about a set of Dancer Scoring Paddle for the next family dance-off? We also need a good spray tan, so the Dancing with the Stars Precision Single-Use Self-Tanning Mitt just might do the trick.


5. If all else fails: Dance Dish have a list of items for dance enthusiasts — from dance wear to books and movies. Hopefully something will jump out at you to honor your mom on Mother's Day!

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