The Best Beauty Gifts for Every Mother

She gave you the gift of life. Thank her with these thoughtful luxuries

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For the Green Thumb

May flowers, indeed: The limited-edition In Full Bloom box from Birchbox ($58; birchbox.com) features luxe floral-inspired—and infused—products like Tokyomilk Bon Bon Lip Balm in Rose Water, Juara Tiare Jasmine Tea Bath & Shower Gel and Cecilia Wong Skin Care Anti-Aging Rose Serum Spray. No weeding required!

Courtesy of Birchbox

For the Charity Champion

Not only does Nest Fragrances Blue Garden Luxury Gift Set ($85; nestfragrances.com) include a candle, reed diffuser, and liquid hand soap lightly scented with hydrangea and hyacinth, but 10% of the retail price will also be donated to Austim Speaks (May is Austism Awareness month).

Courtesy of Nest Fragrances

For the Skincare Savant

Retinol, hyaluronic acid, resveratrol: If your mother knew these beauty buzzwords long before they became industry staples, StriVectin Skin Revitalizing Essentials Kit ($89; strivectin.com) won't disappoint. It includes the brand-new SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles, which stimulates collagen-3 production (the collagen type gives skin its elasticity), along with the Advanced Retinol Night Treatment, Advanced Retinol Eye Treatment and Tightening Neck Cream.

Courtesy of StriVectin

For the Globe-Trotter

Give your mother the gift of a trip to Japan—soft of. Tatcha Okasan Mother's Day Gift Set ($135; tatcha.com) includes the brand's most luxurious offerings, like Gold Camellia Beauty Oil (which contains actual flecks of gold), Gold Camellia Lip Balm, a Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask and—bonus—a box of Japanese candy from Kyoto.

Courtesy of Tatcha

For the Aesthete

If your mom has an eye for art, she'll appreciate the beauty of Sonia Kashuk Make a Face Brush Set ($25; target.com). A happy marriage of form and function, they're best for applying foundation and contouring—and pretty enough to display on a vanity or bathroom counter.

Courtesy of Sonia Kashuk

The Blowout Buff

A good hair day might be the greatest gift of all. The Drybar Small Box Big Hair kit ($25; drybar.com) gives her all she needs—shampoo, conditioner, volumizing mousse, flexible hold hairspray—to get a smooth, shiny blowout at home. If she lives near a Drybar location, buy her a 6-pack or 12-pack of blowouts ($225-$440; drybar.com) through May 11th and she'll receive the set for free.

Courtesy of Drybar

For the Romantic

Give your mother something more than the typical floral scent with Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance Set ($105; dillards.com). Black vanilla and spicy bergamot lend some warmth (is there anything more maternal?) to a fresh bouquet of peony and jasmine. The smaller bottle is ideal for traveling.

Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

For the Constant Hostess

Pamper your mother—and her guests—with a pretty hand soap and lotion set. Molton Brown Rose & Rhubarb Trio ($60; bluemercury.com) smells refreshing and subtly sweet; it's bright and fruity without being overpowering. The ribbon-wrapped dispensers are intended to be shown off, and the miniature tube of truffle-infused hand cream is perfect for her purse.

 

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