A Mother's Day Gift Guide For The Mom Who Loves Beauty As Much As You Do — PHOTOS
Finding the perfect Mother's Day gift for the woman who brought you into this world isn't always easy, but finding the right gift is always, always worth it. After all, think about all the things your mom has done for you: She's loved you unconditionally, supported you despite throwing copious amounts of side eye, and has always been your best, most brutally honest critic. Throw in the fact that she literally let you live inside her body for nine months and, well, the woman deserves to get spoiled on her special day.
That being said, moms who are into beauty (and more specifically, beauty products) are a bit easier to buy for, if only because there are such a wealth of options to choose from. From silky skin creams, to unique scents, to skincare that she'll really, really, love, the sky is the limit when it comes to getting mom the perfect beauty-related gift. The best part? There are options at virtually every price point, so you can nab something amazing no matter what your finances look like right now. Instead of getting her something that she might use (silky scarf No. 137) or something that your dad might get her (a set of bowls that lack confidence) spoil her with these incredible beauty treats.
1. Luxurious Skin Cream To Get Her Glowing
Temple Spa Skin Truffle, $125, templespa-usa.com
You might have to dip into your savings account for this one, but this gorgeous skin cream will go a long way with Mom. Created by skincare specialists in Switzerland, Temple Spa Skin Truffle increases radiance and helps to reduce lines, as well as revitalizing dry, dull skin and protecting against aging spots.
Natural ingredients include black truffle, strawberry extract, cocoa, butter, and gold and silk actives to protect the skin. However, the winning ingredient is the incorporated diamond powder, which gives skin an instantaneous glow. In other words, Mom will go from wishing you hadn't spent so much on her, to checking out her beautiful visage in the mirror while singing praises to her beloved child.
2. Spa Level Mani/Pedi
Perfect for the mom who isn't really into products but still loves to be pampered. Better yet: Buy a mani/pedi for yourself and join her, because hanging out with you is what she really wants anyways.
3. Brightening Skincare
Murad Rapid Age Spot And Pigment Lightening Serum, $60, sephora.com
Mother's Day probably isn't the day that your mom wants to think about her wrinkles, but if she's into skincare products, a brightening serum might be the way to go. Instead of promising to rid mom of those fine lines you're always insisting she doesn't have, a brightening serum will help her get the youthful glow she's searching for — and who could argue with that?
4. Cute Gift Sets
Thanks Mom Wrapped Gift, $26.95, lushusa.com
Adorably wrapped and full of yummy products, LUSH has got the Mother's Day gift scene on lockdown. The Ro's Argan Body Conditioner will change her life (just as it may have already changed yours).
5. Posh French Shower Oil
L'Occitane Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil, $25, sephora.com
There's something about L'Occitane products that seems to be popular with the mom demographic, and that's great news for you because the products are amazing — not to mention, affordable. This shower oil with almond has made it to my greatest hits recently, as it moisturizes in-shower without leaving skin feeling greasy, and has a pleasant (though not at all overwhelming) scent that sticks around for a while. Something tells me my mom will love it, too.
6. A Collection Of Perfumes
Sephora Favorites Deluxe Perfume Sampler, $65, sephora.com
It's difficult to buy perfume for someone else, as you never know if they'll find it appealing, or if the scent will mesh well with their skin. However, you can encourage mom to try out some new scents with a perfume sampler, allowing her to weigh her options before committing to something full size.
7. A Set Of Silk Pillowcases
Slipsilk For Beauty Sleep Pillowcase, $79, nordstrom.com
By now, you've probably heard that a silk pillowcase can be a real game-changer for your skin and hair, and they have the added bonus of feeling incredibly luxurious. Upgrade mom's beauty sleep with a set of these this Mother's Day.
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8. The Perfect Bath Set
Clarins The Supermom Secret, $25, sephora.com
Take a spin around your mom's bathroom and file away some mental inventory: What scents does she seem to prefer? What products are most used on her shelves? Does she have a proper bathtub, or just a shower? From there, find the perfect bath set that fits her criteria and gift away.
9. A Bathroom Diffuser
Nest Fragrance Moroccan Amber Reed Diffuser, $42, bergdorfgoodman.com
Because what person doesn't enjoy an intoxicating scent while they're getting ready in the morning?
10. Next Level Bubble Bath
Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée Honey Bath, $45, sephora.com
If she's got a bathtub, a ritzy bubble bath brew might be just what the doctor ordered. If not, well, I guess you'll just have to book her a swank hotel room to go along with your gift.
11. An Indulgent Travel Set
Peter Thomas Roth Rose Travel Trio, $49, sephora.com
Because mom always says she's going to travel more, and she deserves to have some fancy products with her when she does it.
12. An At-Home Blowout
Drybar The Extend Your Blowout Travel Kit, $29, sephora.com
Mom might think you waste your money on expensive blowouts, and maybe you'll never be able to make her understand. That being said, you can give her a version of a blowout that she can use at home: She'll love doing her hair, and she'll appreciate the fact that it's thriftier than doing it at the salon.
13. One Of Your Personal Favorites
Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask, $22, glossier.com
If you're a beauty fanatic, odds are that you have a few holy grail products you're super into. Instead of overthinking it, give mom some of your faves and explain why you love them. After all, even if she pretends she knows everything, deep down, she trusts you on this one.
The next step is to exercise some caution. You might find yourself wanting to keep these for your own beauty arsenal.
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