Hello, darlings! You asked – we listened, and from now on I will be sharing Holiday gift ideas, featuring some of my top picks. Mother’s Day is upon us, so I thought I would share this list with you, and maybe help make your search a little easier. Since all of us have different budgets, I tried my best to include amazing products at all price points. Enjoy!
P.S.: This is a beauty blog, so the selection will be beauty-related 🙂
Trust me, we’ve all been there! There are times, when we would love to give our Moms something really special, but the budget is just too tight right now. Luckily, there are plenty of high quality options that won’t break the bank.
Sephora Collection Bronzed And Blushing Face Palette [$15] – This palette includes three universally flattering shades: Los Cabos bronzer, Blushing Pink blush and Coral Punch blush. Wear alone, or mix them up to create dozens of different looks.
Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit For Her [$15] – This little kit is practical and inexpensive, and contains 17 different products that a woman might need in a pinch: from dental floss and clear nail polish, to stain remover pad and earring backs.
Noodle & Boo Baby Essentials Gift Set [$15] – A little something special for a new mom and her baby to enjoy together.
Burt’s Bees Bee Keeper’s Care Kit [$14.99] – The kit comes with full-sized nourishing body lotion, lip balm, and Burt’s Bees’ cult classic Milk & Beeswax hand cream mini, which is especially good for rough spots.
Korres Lip Butter [$12] – These ultra-nourishing, buttery lip balms have a cult following among celebrities, and I own several of these too. Go for brighter shades for a sheer pop of color.
CRABTREE & EVELYN Gardeners Mini Duo [$12] – I bet many of us carry around a hand sanitizer and a hand cream or lotion, so why not kick it up a notch for Mother’s day? This cute duo comes in a pretty giftable box.
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara [$10] – Unique design of this wand makes it really easy to coat the bottom lashes with mascara without smudging it all over the place.
c. Booth Bath and Body Honey Almond Indulgence Kit [$9.99] – c. Booth products always felt like they should cost more than they do. This little sampler kit comes with three most-loved body treatments from Honey Almond line. Personally, I’m obsessed with that dry oil mist, it’s so easy to use and it absorbs almost instantly.
L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Petal Soap [$8] – This soap is not only pretty, it’s also made with skin-caring ingredients that cleanse the hands and body without drying them.
Most of my personal favorites are within this price range, so I will do my best and try not to overload you with suggestions here 🙂
Bite Beauty Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library [$49] – This kit comes with twelve full-sized lip glosses, which is perfect if you plan to break it up to make several gifts. You can even keep some to use as stocking stuffers for Christmas!
Ole Henriksen The Works Kit [$48] – This is a complete skincare regimen from one of Sephora’s best-selling brands, and is a great value. Truth Serum has been a customer favorite ever since the day it came out.
Sephora Favorites Skin Bender [$48] – Does your Mom love sampling beauty products as much as you do? Then she will enjoy this skincare sampler, featuring some of Sephora’s bestsellers.
Atelier Cologne Travel Spray Trio [$48] – Atelier Cologne fragrances are among my personal favorites [I believe I tried 7 of them so far]. This set features my personal top three from their entire lineup, and I already bought one kit as a gift for myself. Gift them together, or split them up, either way they will make amazing gifts for the women in your life.
Josie Maran Model Citizen Kit [$44] – This is a great gift for a Mom that loves using natural products. The kit includes Josie Maran’s best-selling pure Argan Oil in Light, a multi-purpose color stick in Pink and a tube of ultra-nourishing Argan Infinity Creamy Oil; all bundled together and shipped in a bright reusable bag.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express For Brows and Eyes [$39.50] – This is quite possibly one of the best, if not THE best brow kit in existence. My own MIL uses these products and swears by them. The kit comes with everything you need to make sure your brows will always turn out like they were professionally done.
Tatcha Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm [$36] – Even if your Mom is the “been everywhere, seen it all” type, I bet she has never tried this exquisite lip balm; it’s a true luxury treatment for chapped lips. You can read my review here.
Caudalie Favorites Kit [$32] – I bought this same kit as a Christmas treat for myself, and loved every single product in it. The products are exquisite!
Lollia Wander Bath Oil [$28] – Every mom needs to unwind from time to time, and often there’s no better way to do it than relax in a bathtub with a glass of wine and her favorite book. This exquisite bath oil from Lollia features notes of Jasmine, Cypress, and Water Lily and nourishes the skin like a body lotion.
Tweezerman Mini Nail Rescue Kit [$20] – I have one of these, and it’s a lifesaver! I seriously can’t recommend this kit enough, the size is perfect to fit in the tiniest purses, and the quality is outstanding. If your Mom ever needs to re-sharpen the tools, Tweezerman will do it for free.
Estée Lauder All-Day Lipstick [$18.50] – These golden tubes look exactly like they did 20+ years ago. If your mom was a big fan of Estee Lauder products, she will appreciate the signature vintage packaging and long-lasting buttery formula.
This category is for those of you that plan to go all out this year.
Clarisonic Pedi Foot Transformation Set [$199] – Your Mom might already have a Clarisonic, but does she have a pedi-sonic? This would make a great gift for just about anyone, and maybe I’ll even get one of these for myself.
TATCHA Okasan Mother’s Day Gift Set [$135] – Released exclusively for Mother’s Day, Tatcha’s Okasan gift set features three of their best-selling products and a box of Japanese candy from Kyoto. You know how much I love this brand! For individual product reviews click here to read about Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm, and here for Deep hydration Mask review. I also tried Camellia Beauty oil, but didn’t write a review yet. It’s a great multi-tasking serum-oil, that works well for face, body, neck and even hair.
La Mer The Introductory Collection Skincare Set [$110] – Let your Mom experience one of the most coveted skincare brands. This introductory kit is sold exclusively at Saks and features a classic selection of essential La Mer skincare: The Cleansing Gel, 1 oz.; The Regenerating Serum, 0.17 oz.; The Eye Concentrate, 0.17 oz. and Crème de la Mer, 0.5 oz.
L’Occitane Peony Bouquet Gift Set [$78] – A collection of best-sellers, gift wrapped and sent in a gorgeous gift box. By the way, Pivoine Flora fragrance won the Best Feminine Fragrance in 2012 at French Fifi Awards show!
Noodle & Boo Baby Essentials Gift Set [$68] – Looking for something special for a new Mom or a mom-to-be? You might want to check out Noodle & Boo: they make safe and natural skin care for moms and babies.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette [$58] – One of the most coveted items in the beauty community, this palette features three Ambient Powder shades to make your Mom’s skin look picture perfect. Trust me, she will receive so many compliments!
Sephora Favorites Bottled Dreams Fragrance Sampler [$58] – This set features eight adorable bottles that look like mini versions of full-sized products. Break them apart to use for several gifts to get the best value out of this kit.
LUSH Mum Gift Set [$54.95] – Turn your mom into a Lushie with this perfect Mother’s Day gift set, featuring an assortment of bath and body products. Mumkin bubble bar is one of my personal favorites!
If a card is the only thing you can currently afford, make it a special one! Cheryl’s offers Mother’s Day cookie-grams for only $5 shipped. You can personalize them with a message and even schedule the delivery day. Click here to check them out.