Celebrate Mother's Day With These Beauty Gift Ideas

1:46 PM 5/8/2017

by Melissa Magsaysay

It's time to spoil mama.

Courtesy of Kerstin Florian

Mother's Day gifts don't have to be "mom-ish" (ahem, gardening sets and charm bracelets). Moms love looking good and getting pampered (take it from this one), and makeup and beauty items can make a nice alternative to the traditional bouquet.

Considering that plenty of beauty products are as pretty as they promise to make a woman look and feel, the packaging can be gift in itself. Here are a few Mother's Day beauty ideas to consider for mom this year.

  • Kisses for Mom

    If mom loves all things pink, this beauty set (plus pretty collectible tin) will leave her feeling, and looking, rosy.

    Bite Beauty Love, Bite Lip Set; $42, sephora.com

  • Rosy Touch

    The holistic beauty brand created by celebrity facialist Tammy Fender (fans of her products include Alicia Silverstone, Julianne Moore and Alanis Morissette) is inspired by the healing and rejuvenating properties of rose and let's mom indulge without having to leave the house.

    Tammy Fender Tres Rose Body Oil; $95, tammyfender.com. For every purchase, receive a bottle of Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion. The offer is available now through May 14, 2017 while supplies last.

  • The Cool Factor

    Considering the celeb fans of this makeup line (Gisele Bundchen, Selena Gomez and Sofia Coppola all had Marc Jacobs Beauty looks for the recent Met Gala), mom is sure to enjoy the cool factor that comes with this product collection, all housed in a collectible makeup bag inspired by the Marc Jacobs spring 2017 runway.

    Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored With a Twist - 3-piece Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer Collection; $54, at sephora.com

  • Pearls of Wisdom

    The latest from the luxury beauty brand, this serum contains tiny pearls that hold a potent mixture of golden caviar extract, vitamin C and an anti-pollution blend to brighten dull skin.

    La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion; $520, at saksfifthavenue.com

  • Spa in a Box

    Basically a spa in a box, designed by lifestyle expert Barrett Prendergrast of Valleybrink Road, the scent and feel of each Kerstin Florian product will help mom relax and unwind on her own time.

    Kerstin Florian Spa Box; $325 at valleybrinkroad.com

  • Spray With Love

    This homage by Natasha Gregson Wagner to her mother, the late Natalie Wood, beautifully captures Wagner’s early memories of her mother and her favorite scents.

    With Love, Natalie Purse Spray, $32.50 at nataliefragrance.com

  • Nailed It

    Polish in shades and packaging as pretty as it comes. Pair these with a gift certificate to mom's favorite nail salon and it's a complete Mother's Day present.

    Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Exit the Void, Glass Souls and Sugarette; $18 each at neimanmarcus.com

  • Get in Her Hair

    Tell mom it's time to ditch the basic band and liven up her hair with a small but statement-making accessory like these chic gold barrettes that can work even with shorter "mom" hair.

    Oribe Geometric Gold Plated Metal Barrette and Hair Stick; $80 each, at oribe.com