Spring has sprung (finally!). And with the season of renewal comes a whole slew of enticing beauty gifts that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. We love beauty gifts for mom — we’re dealing with a spring holiday after all, and what better time to give Mom something that’s indulgent and pampering?
If you’d like to give the special moms in your life something new to try this Mother’s Day, then you’ve got to get your hands on one or more of these essential finds. Add a bouquet of her favorite blooms and a night out at her favorite restaurant and — voila — you’re the new favorite!
For a skin pick-me-up
A new moisturizer is always a hit, but how about one that mom can use under or over make-up, in the morning or at night, or even as a 5-minute moisture mask? Deep Moisture Fix Hydrating Water Cream by Care Skincare checks all those boxes — and I can vouch for that!
Admittedly, I was skeptical about applying moisturizer on top of makeup, without creating a streaky mess. But I tried it, and Deep Moisture Fix left my skin smooth and velvety without disrupting my makeup. Maybe it’s the hyaluronic acid and aloe combo or maybe it’s just magic.
You can also feel great about this gift for mom. Care Skincare is giving 100 percent of Deep Moisture Fix Hydrating Water Cream sales generated every Monday during May to support Every Mother Counts. Christy Turlington Burns founded Every Mother Counts in 2010 to give woman everywhere access to maternal health care.
For an at-home, all-natural face lift
If you followed the last summer Olympics, you likely heard the term cupping — athletes including Michael Phelps use the technique as a kind of deep tissue massage. But now mom can use the same method for firmer, rejuvenated facial skin.
WTHN’s face cupping kit brings this ancient therapy into the home. The gentle suction increases circulation, boosts collagen and relaxes tight facial muscles.
For eye-catching nails
Whether mom has bold taste or prefers more subtle styling, a new nail color can brighten her special day. The key is to select nail treatments that mom wouldn’t necessarily buy for herself. That means the Revlon polish from Walgreen’s is not going to be my top pick.
Instead, try nail art and a luxury polish. Olive + June — a brand named after the founder’s grandmother and great-grandmother — has a nice collection of nail art stickers. Mom can wear these on every finger, or just one.
Pair those stickers with a high-end, vegan polish from Londontown. My pick for this season is the on-trend neon pink. But this fancy polish is available in 81 other colors, from metallic blue to soft nude.
For a gift that keeps giving
When mom lives far away, subscription gifts are always a hit. The downside is that they can be expensive. An affordable option I love is FaceTory, which sends the latest in trending Korean beauty skincare right to mom’s front door.
For less than $9 per month, you can send mom four sheet masks every month for three, six, nine or 12 months. A three-month subscription sets you back $26.70 — and mom gets 12 opportunities to pamper herself with a luxurious, at-home mask.
For an Amazing Night’s Sleep
Remember all those late nights she spent taking care of you when you had the flu? And later, when she was a calming force after you and what’s-his-name split up?
Thank her with a little luxury courtesy of Slip Beauty Sleep To Go!. The kit includes a luxe travel-size pillow with a silky pillowcase designed to prevent stretching and tugging of facial skin. The result? A smoother, line-free complexion. There’s also a cute matching sleep mask to ensure a full night of ZZZs.
For Her First Mother’s Day
Shopping for the new moms on your list can be stressful. After all, it’s her first Mother’s Day — and likely her first opportunity in a while to focus on herself. This is a great time for a self-indulgent gift, and we love the Bosley New Mom Kit for hair.
Once baby arrives, many women notice that the luscious locks they experienced during pregnancy aren’t quite so glorious anymore. In fact, hair may even shed and thin out over time. To the rescue comes the Bosley New Mom Kit, which includes energizing products designed to boost the condition, appearance, and texture of her strands. There’s even a cute gel eye mask so she can (try to) enjoy some much-needed shut-eye.
For Some Really Good Lip
Give her some lip — not the ‘tude of your teen years, natch, but a chic Nude Day, New You Lip Setfrom Fresh.
Inside the bright pink tin are five tubes of the brand’s iconic Sugar lip balm in original, honey, peta, spice, and rose. Moisturizing, colorful, and natural all at once, the balms are just right for completing her spring-fresh looks.
For a Beautiful Hint of Floral
Philosophy recently added to its beloved Amazing Grace collection. The newest interpretation, Amazing Grace Magnolia, marries touches of floral magnolia and violet with musk, amber, and nectarine to yield a bright, refreshing scent just perfect for the season.
If she loves flowers, this will make a thoughtful addition to a colorful arrangement!