Flowers are beautiful and thoughtful, but mom is probably sick of them.
Beauty gifts are my favorite token of appreciation, and there’s no better way to show your mother figure some love than giving a seriously great beauty product.
Even if mom isn’t very into beauty, she can definitely use some self-care and much needed “me” time.
Here are some of my favorite beauty and self-care gifts I’ve gifted to my own mom and the other mother figures in my life. She deserves it.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Look of Love Lipstick
You’ll never go wrong with gifting a luxury lipstick, and this is a twist on the iconic Matte Revolution lipsticks. Botanical extracts help soften and hydrate lips for comfortable wear and a gorgeous matte finish. The classic square-angled tip mimics the shape of a lip brush and makes application super easy. Its gorgeous rose-gold packaging, bejeweled and refillable, feels heavy, and the cap delivers a seriously satisfying click.
Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream and Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
Two is always better than one. While these products are slam dunks on their own, they work better together. Everyone can use a product that makes them feel like a queen as they sit down to apply their lotions and potions in beautiful jars and bottles. The signature purple packaging and gold accents alone make these gifts showstoppers, but the secrets to dewy, plump skin are inside.
The mist is a blend of botanical oils and extracts as well as Tatcha’s trinity of anti-aging superfoods (aka the basis for the original geisha beauty rituals on which the brand is based): green tea, rice and algae. This helps nourish the skin while also creating the perfect canvas for skin to absorb the following products. The cream is filled with amino acids and ceramides to strengthen elasticity as well as Tatcha’s super blend of botanical extracts, oils and antioxidant-filled Japanese purple rice for overall bounce. Mist first and apply the cream to damp skin for a serious boost of hydration and luminosity. Gift mom truly radiant skin that’s fit for royalty.
Revlon One-Step Hair-Dryer and Volumizer
When thinking of beauty tools that will make your mom’s life easier, you cannot deny the power of this one. No. 1, it will help save arm muscles from overexertion, but, No. 2, it’s also made with ion technology that equals smoother, shinier, salon-worthy blowouts. Nylon tips and tufted bristles detangle, and round edges create volume and lift. The best part is that it cuts drying time in half — even for thick hair. It’s no wonder it’s been on hot gift lists for years now.
Glossier Body Hero Duo
Remember when you were little and went to the mall to pick out a bath and body care set for your mom? This is the grownup version.
Just like the buttery, silky oil cleansers we use on our faces, this Body Hero Daily Oil Wash is made of seven blended oils to attract grime and sweat like a magnet, lifting it from your skin and washing it away without drying it out. The Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream then sinks into skin quickly for lasting moisture, with tiny pink and gold, light-reflecting particles to give skin a lasting, glowy sheen. The best part is the orange blossom neroli scent, which is light and subtle but gorgeous. It’s the perfect springtime pick-me-up for anyone in need of a little TLC.
Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil
Body oils make great gifts because they’re inherently more luxe than a body lotion. This one offers hydration, shine and fragrance for your body AND hair. The oil absorbs fast to moisturize while still leaving a dewy sheen on skin and quenching your hair without weighing it down. Its scent is the brand’s Melrose Place fragrance, an intoxicating blend of rose, bergamot, lychee, cedarwood and white musk. I gifted this to my mom a few years ago and even with her thick hair, a little goes a long way. She uses it to smooth down flyaways after blow-drying, but you also can dab a little on damp hair for a smooth, silky blowout.
Bliss Eye Got This Under Eye Mask
Give mom a boost with these holographic undereye patches that help hydrate and de-puff stressed-out skin and brighten dark circles. Vegetable-derived serum moisturizes and smooths for a refreshed awake look in minutes. The patches also hug the curve of your eye contour to stay put. Throw on these masks together (or hop on FaceTime) for a self-care catchup (or gossip) session.
Dose of Colors Baked Browns eyeshadow palette
With giant 24-pan palettes on the market, a back-to-basics five-pan palette of matte neutrals is perfect for anyone’s collection. These eyeshadow formulas are buttery, soft and easy to blend, even for someone who isn’t as experienced with a smoky eye. The colors are a gradient of soft, warm-toned browns that can be applied for day or night. This slim case also fits right in a makeup bag to take on the go and comes with the most perfect little brush. Trust me — you will never go wrong gifting this product.
Gia Mazur is an award-winning staff writer and beauty obsessive who joined The Times-Tribune’s Lifestyles department in 2015. She’s a product enthusiast who can’t live without an eyelash curler. A proud Virgo, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk is her go-to. Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9127; @gmazurTT