Mom: no one else would have woken you up in the morning for school, driven you to dance class, watched your first play, and purchased some of your earliest makeup (we’re guessing it was Hard Candy). While there are so many ways to say “thanks mom,” beauty gifts are ideal options to let her indulge and forget about the daily grind.
Here are some of our top picks for beauty gifts that will let her know how special she is (we think $100 is a small price to pay for someone whose efforts have been priceless). Thanks, mom!
Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Lotus ($98)
Designer Issey Miyake broke the fragrance mold when he introduced the light, aquatic and floral L’Eau d’Issey more than 20 years ago. This summer you can treat mom to a rare limited edition version called L’Eau d’Issey Lotus, a green ode to nature that embodies the spirit of the most aquatic of flowers, the lotus. This burst of spring and summer adds notes of hyacinth, sambac jasmine, and white musk to the classic original. Help mom savor the season and get her green on.
Korres Body Butter Trio ($39)
Dry skin has met its beautiful match, in the form of body butter triplets. The new Korres Body Butter Trio is well priced (you can give her two for under $100) and includes skin-quenching ingredients and the aromatic options of Vanilla Guava, Jasmine, and Apple Blossom. The artwork on these tubes will make them a standout on any vanity.
A true sign of luxury, candles (bougie parfumee) are no longer necessities since Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb in 1879. But that’s exactly why it is so indulgent. The fragrance house Aedes de Venustas sells four historically scented candles that feature truly unexpected notes and each one—a work of art. Mel Millis is an exotic scent that harkens back to ancient Egypt and Rome with notes of bitter rosemary, juniper berries, blackcurrant, beeswax, lime-tree, and labdanum. If mom is into all things outdoors, especially the smell of a burning fire, this candle, in a beautiful opaque purple embossed votive, is the one to get.
Lisa Hoffman Beauty Fragrance Bracelets ($65 each)
Who said beauty and accessories couldn’t go hand in hand? Ever since perfume became a solid, wearable beauty has been in full swing. The latest is a set of beaded bracelets from Lisa Hoffman Beauty, with six bracelets containing scent-infused beads. Each purchase comes with a free matching necklace in time for Mother’s Day. The scents include Japanese Agarwood (woody), Madagascar Orchid (modern floral), French Clary Sage (clear watery linen), Tuscan Fig (sweet), Tunisian Neroli (classic floral), and Kerala Ashok (exotic). That’s what we call a keepsake.
This limited edition gift set complete with a beautiful navy floral ikat dot print bag comes with a 5.4 oz signature eau de toilette spray, and travel-sized body lotion and shower gels. The bag itself is something that will wear well during mom’s travels and is what Keats would describe as, “a thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
This is a gift that keeps on giving: the beautiful pale rose jar filled with a jelly mask that stimulates collagen, hydrates and gives a beautiful glow to the skin for just $45 is stuff dreams are made of. The cooling gel mask is made of five repairing rose stem cells: rose commiphora, desert rose, damas rose, pale rose, and white rose. It also includes four nurturing rose extracts: rosa damascena, rosa canina, rose hip seed, and rose water. It’s the perfect summer mask and pairs well with its counterpart Rose Stem Cleansing Gel.