Thanks, Mom! Gifts That Will Make Her Feel Beautiful
Think of all the things your mom has done for you: she made sure you ate your veggies, she ferried you back and forth between ballet lessons and soccer practices, and even now, when you visit, she makes you grilled cheese sandwiches just the way you’ve always liked them. Mom deserves more than a generic bouquet or cheap trinket. What she really needs is to be pampered. Many moms are so busy taking care of other people that they forget to indulge themselves, so tell yours she’s worth it by treating her to a little slice of luxury that she’d never think to get herself. In fact, why wait for Mother’s Day? These gifts will be welcome any time of year.
Clarisonic Plus Sonic Skin Cleansing System
The ultrasonic power of the Clarisonic brush removes more dirt and makeup than hand-washing, making pores feel smaller and healthier and helping beauty products absorb more readily. Mom will love looking and feeling younger in an instant.
Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée Sugar Scrub
This luxurious and sweetly scented scrub is perfect for gentle exfoliation. Paired with Crème Brûlée Honey Bath and Crème Brûlée Soufflé Body Cream, they impart a delicate fragrance and lasting moisture.
Conair Relaxing Footbath
Everyone knows that the best part of a pedicure is the relaxing bubbles. Treat Mom to an at-home spa experience with this footbath, which features nodes on the splash guard and base for intense massage action. Pair with Bliss Softening Socks + Foot Patrol cream for extra indulgence.
Crème de la Mer Skin Cream
Treat Mom to the ultimate indulgence: the legendary Crème de la Mer skin cream. It’ll make her feel like a million bucks for a price that’s at least a little bit less than that. Just make sure to mention that you already think she’s beautiful just the way she is. ($135, Saks Fifth Avenue)
Beautisol Self-Tanning Kit
Your mom knows not to expose her mature skin to the sun, but she still wants a beachy glow. Beautisol body and face self-tanners are paraben-free, easy to apply, and—best of all—contain odor-eliminating technology that gives them a fresh, clean scent. Choose from face tanners, body tanners, exfoliating scrubs, and Beautisol’s special anti-aging serums for a naturally ageless glow. ($17–$120, Beautisol.com)
Mason Pearson Hairbrush
If Mom’s still driving a Conair, upgrade her to the Bentley of hairbrushes: the Mason Pearson. This brush’s mix of boar bristles and nylon conditions and protects hair while stimulating blood flow to the scalp.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Nylon Cosmetics Bag
Whether she’s having a girls’ spa weekend or just freshening up after a tennis match, Mom can stylishly hold all her essentials in this graphic and feminine cosmetics bag.
Illamasqua Milf Nail Varnish
Show Mom she’s still got it. This vintage mint green is kicky and trendy but also sophisticated and chic … just like Mom! Illamasqua’s pretty pastel polish is perfect for spring and summer weather, and the glossy formula is chip-resistant for moms on the go.
Illamasqua Nail Varnish