No one chooses motherhood for the glamour. And if we’re going to be completely honest, we all know that we’re partly responsible for a few of mum’s grey hairs and fine lines.
So to thank the woman who has it all and does it all, treat her to some well-deserved beauty gifts that are not only more personal (you’ve thought about her needs and concerns and how to make her routine easier), but are also practical, and more importantly fun. This Mother’s Day, switch up the card and dinner routine for something a little more luxurious and scroll through this gallery for some beauty gift ideas.
If your mum can discern her “Hyun Bins” from her “Won Bins” and is just as obsessed with all things K-beauty as we are, treat her to this set from Korea’s leading luxury beauty brand Sulwhasoo.
Inspired by the ultimate beauty of plum blossoms in the snow, this collection comes with the brand’s best-selling First Care Activating Serum EX ($195), Perfecting Cushion ($80), Perfecting Cushion Brightening ($80), Lip Serum Stick ($50) and Makeup-Multi Kit ($109).
There are the years where getting a bouquet of roses is the perfect Mother’s Day present. Who doesn’t love freshly cut flowers delivered to your doorstep? And then, there are times when you want to treat your mum to something special. If that’s the case, then look no further than these rose infused beauty products from Pixi Beauty.
The Rose Caviar Essence ($36 in store, $39 online) that is infused with encapsulated flower oils and naturally scented with rose oil will give your mum’s face a youthful glow by balancing out her skin’s tone and texture. There is also the Pixi Rose Flash Balm ($36 in store, $39 online) that is a multi-tasking 3-in-1 oil free formula that moisturises, brightens and preps the skin for makeup. To top it off, pick up the Pixi Rose Oil Blend ($36 in store, $39 online) that made with almond, rosehip, jojoba, pomegranate seed, and rose geranium oils to fight signs of ageing, while nourishing the skin.
Save the woman whose day is ruled by her perpetually packed Microsoft outlook calendar a few minutes in the morning with the Dyson Supersonic Iron that comes in a limited edition pale rose gift case ($599).
This clever hairdryer is not only designed for fast drying but also measure the temperature of its hot air 20 times a second, and quickly regulates it if it gets too hot to prevent the dryer from damaging the hair. Your mum might even have time to stop for coffee now.
If taking a nice long bath is your mum’s preferred method of escapism, upgrade her suds with this too-pretty-to-hide-in-a-cupboard softening shower gel and body lotion set ($99).
A charming addition to your mum’s showering routine that is as practical as it is luxurious, this shower gel and body lotion set will revitalise her skin with botanicals nurtured by unspoilt soil, pure sunlight and refreshing rainwater of the South Australian hills.
The hands that did all of your laundry and made you all those of peanut butter sandwiches could use some love. This hand therapy ($13 (25ml) and $65 (250ml) from Crabtree & Evelyn will soothe and hydrate problematically dry hands. The refreshing floral- peppercorn scent is one that your mum will want to reapply often.
This eyecream ($112.90) is specially formulated to nourish and fortify the delicate eye area to reduce signs of age and fatigue by inhibiting collagen decomposition and improving microcirculation around the suborbital area.
It’s a gift of *pretend* beauty sleep for your hard-working mum. The full age recovery line also includes a cleanser, skin refiner, collagen firming mask, wrinkle softener, firming night care, firming day care, anti-wrinkle essence and refining treatment oil. Prices start from $80.20 for a cleanser.
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Give her the gift of plump and luminous skin this Mother’s Day. The Mamonde Moisture Ceramide line promises to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, soften fine lines and boost skin’s resilience with ingredients like Hibiscus extra and ceramides.
To complete the ultimate gift, pair the Moisture Ceramide Intense Emulsion ($32) with the Moisture Ceramide Intense or Light Cream ($45) and the Moisture Ceramide Skin Softener ($30)
You might not be able to afford to take your mum on holiday, but gifting her with this vanity bag with mini goodies comes a close second with whiffs that evoke the smell of an English garden.
For just $92, your mum will be getting an elegant pouch filled with Green Rose Butter Hand Cream, Green Rose Eau de Toilette, Hydrating Facial Mist and Mango Kiwi Lip Balm. Not only can she toss this pouch into her luggage before a vacation or even her bag to run some errands, she can also place this dainty case proudly on display on her vanity.
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