Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Ideas

Debra Brock rounds up the best of this year’s beauty gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching (Sunday 26th March in the UK) and I’ve been having a truffle through the latest beauty gifts to find some gems. To be honest, nothing will ever top a wonky hand made card from a Reception aged child, but as I’m guessing they won’t be making many of those in my son’s A Level History class this year here’s some other ideas.

Perennial favourites for Mother’s Day are a nice bath oil and a lovely hand cream. If you’ve got a premium budget, you absolutely couldn’t go wrong with any of the Aromatherapy Associates bath oils (£45, 55ml), and if you’re feeling especially flush they can now engrave the bottle with a message for an extra £15. However, I’ve recently come across the very relaxing Indulgence bath oil – a mix of lavender and ylang-ylang – from Bloom and Blossom (£18, 100ml) which is excellent value.  For those that would prefer a choice of scent depending on their mood, Elemental Herbology have a set of five bath and shower oils (£36.50 for 5 x 30ml), packaged in a pleasingly non-twee pink box.




For hand cream gifts, Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment cream (£21, 100ml) is a luxe option that’s an absolute fail-safe. However I’m now also totally in love with Sanderson’s Chelsea 1960 Hand Cream (£8, 100ml) which not only smells delicious, but looks far more expensive than it actually is. I recently tested and liked Kind Natured’s Moisturising Coconut & Monoi Hand Cream (£3.33, 100ml) which again feels to me like a more expensive product (the body lotion is nice too, and the full range is available at Boots). For citrus fans, I’ve just come across 100 Acres Hand Cream (£14, 300ml pump) which has a gorgeous slightly fizzy, sherberty grapefruit scent.



There’s nothing nicer than wandering round the soap and candle sections in a department store, and this Trio Set of Bergamot, Lemon and Fig Soaps (£20) caught my eye at Liberty. There’s much pleasure to be had in choosing the kind of thing one never buys for oneself, so I highly recommend a trip out to sniff the products and stroke the packaging (just me?).  A lovely luxe candle gift is Cochine’s Vietnamese Rose and Delentii candle (a fabulous subtle rose and bergamot scent, £45, 230g), and for excellent value I’d recommend checking out Marmalade of London candles, (from £6.99 for a small tin, I’ve just finished the last in my stash).



I’m slightly wary of recommending beauty treatments as gifts (no mum needs to be told they need a ‘firming treatment’, thanks), but I really do think a medical pedicure from Margaret Dabbs would be a massively treaty (and effective) thing to receive. Various gift packages are available here, including a Mother’s Day package of manicure and pedicure at £135. They’re offering complimentary champagne to all of their customers that come in to their clinics and have a treatment on Saturday 25th March 2017 and Sunday 26th March 2017.



Bridie Hall’s Alphabet Brush Pots (£40 each)  look amazing on a dressing table. They’d be perfect for someone who has or is aspiring to have a make-up brush collection.



Finally, for the most lavish of budgets, Jo Malone are offering a stunning floral box containing a 100ml glass bottle of your choice of fragrance on a bed of blooms. Only available at Selfridges and Jo Malone London’s Regent Street Boutique, it’s £130.

Debra Brock

Debra Brock is co-founder of and a contributing writer.

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