Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Guide

by Austin Beauty Guide on 05/09/2013 - 02:46 pm

Tags: Makeup, Products, Skincare, Spa

Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Guide

When it comes to our mothers, they only deserve the best. Whether your grandmother, your aunt, step mom or your real mom, Mother’s Day is the one day we get to treat the women in our lives who raised us and made us who we are. There are tons of fabulous gift ideas, but my suggestion is to indulge your mom with the best in beauty and make her feel both appreciated and beautiful. From makeup and fragrance to candles and flowers, there is a bevvy of little luxuries and pampering that will go a long way with mom.

Makeup Mama

If your mom is anything like mine, she has been wearing the same cosmetics for at least 20 years. Help her adjust to today’s new and innovative cosmetics by introducing her to a few makeup must-haves. 

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, $27

A neutral shadow is a must for women as we age, and the multipurpose matte companion to the original Naked collection is the perfect palette every woman needs in her beauty arsenal. With six versatile and extremely wearable shades, it has everything you need for the perfect neutral matte eye. Best of all, the slim design is perfect for travel, so mom will never have to be without these must-have shades.

Naked Basics Palette

bareMinerals Get Started Kit, $68

Mineral makeup is quickly becoming the go-to foundation for every woman’s daily wear. bareMinerals has created an exclusive, 10-piece introductory set to a flawless complexion that includes a deluxe travel bag. This powerful Get Started Kit introduces you to bareMinerals’ full complexion line for achieving bare skin beauty with benefits. Featuring all the basics including foundation, concealer, primer, and more, this is the perfect gift to revamp your mom’s makeup routine.

bareMinerals Get Started Kit

Sephora Collection Luxe Face Brush Set, $48

Chances are mom hasn’t brushed up on her makeup brushes in the past year or more, so indulge her with this five-piece collection of luxurious, high-quality brushes designed for graceful makeup application. The collection comes with every brush she’ll need to conquer the hottest makeup looks, from a flawless natural face to a dangerously smoky eye. Each brush is adorned with a gold ferrule and a sleek black handle tipped in gold. The set comes in a sophisticated travel case with a chic, soft-touch black.

Sephora Brush Collection

Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit, $69.99

Gel manicures are the hot trend in nails and if your mom is a nail buff, then she may enjoy saving time and money with this innovative gift. Professional salon results at home have never been so easy with the Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit by Sally Hansen. With up to 10 salon gel manicures at home & up to 2 weeks of wear, she will be pretty and polished on a regular basis.

Sally Hansen Gel Manicure

Sweet Scents

Fragrance is always a fun gift and what woman doesn’t want to be treated to a sweet scent? Indulge mom with a few of our top picks for perfume.

Philosophy Amazing Grace Gift Set, $52

The Amazing Grace fragrance for women is a feminine blend of soft, floral blossoms accented by a hint of light musk. This delectable duo features a luxurious whipped body crème that will leave the skin scented and incredibly smooth from head to toe. The all-enveloping eau de toilette creates a burst of freshness that lasts all day, and is the perfect size for taking with you on spellbinding adventures.

philosophy amazing grace

Chloé Rollerball Trio, $55

If you’re not sure which scent your mom will like, try a trio. Chloé Eau de Parfum captures the spirit of women—not about one singular woman, but rather about the rich and varied personalities of all Chloé women.  Love, Chloé is a celebration of radiant, generous, and spontaneous femininity. Its fine, powdery scent is contagious, a beauty that is free and graceful. L’Eau de Chloé is elegance injected with a modern twist. It’s an utterly innate sense of chic with the fresh feeling of springtime pastels, light dresses, and rose petals.

Chloe Rollerball

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh, $78

Currently a top-selling fragrance, this whimsical interpretation of the original Daisy fragrance is more fruity, more bubbly and more fun! Open the bottle and you’ll be transported to a field of sunshine that bursts with the flirty scent of flowers and the cheerful sweetness of fruits. Its light, woody base infuses a subtle but sharp glimmer of musk for an unexpected twist of radiance.

Marc Jacobs Daisy

Jimmy Choo, $75

An expression of the modern woman’s aura, this scent at once conveys strength and beauty, glamour and confidence. Luminous green top notes join a heart of rich and exotic tiger orchid and lingering base notes of sweet toffee and Indonesian patchouli to leave a sensual memory on the skin. For the bottle, the opulence of jewel-colored Venetian Murano glass inspired its faceted design.

Jimmy Choo


Little Luxuries

Fresh Sugar Scented Candle, $50

A warm, citrus-scented candle, this Fresh Sugar Candle is a unique blend of waxes infused with the iconic, sparkling Sugar Eau de Parfum scent of delicate lemon citrus rounded by caramel and tonka. The candle is made of a blend of high-quality waxes with a lead-free wick and a remarkable 50-hour burn time.

Fresh Sugar Scented Candle


BlushBox Mother’s Day Gift Box, $39.99

A gift from the guys, perfect for wives or expecting mothers, indulge your special woman with a Mother’s Day BlushBox. Filled with all the necessary ingredients for a relaxing night, this box is sure to leave mom feeling pampered, spoiled and appreciated.

BlushBox mothers day


Clarisonic Sonic Skin Care, $119+

Celebrate mom with the gift of beautiful skin. Traditional methods of cleansing don’t get your skin as clean as you’d think. Using sonic technology, the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System works with your skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities that traditional methods leave behind — giving you softer, smoother and more beautiful skin. For a limited time, buy one for mom and one for you with savings and free bonus gifts from Clarisonic.

Clarisonic Mia

Flowers, $50+

If you’re not sure what mom likes or you can’t see mom on mother’s day, brighten her day with a fresh bouquet of flowers. Flowers are a beautiful gift and can quickly show your appreciation. Opt for a colorful bouquet to put a smile on her face.


Pampering, $100+

Show mom how much you appreciate her hard work with a day at the spa. Shower her with spa services including stress-reducing massages, anti-aging facials, vichy showers, reflexology and more. Most spas will offer a special mother’s day package, but if all else fails, a 60-minute massage or facial will go a long way. Search popular spas in your area or bring the spa to her with Bliss at-home spa products.