This Mother’s Day, find ways to celebrate the special women in your life with our Recession-Proof Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Whatever your budget, you’ll find something she’ll love and appreciate.
Every woman in your life strives to put her best face forward. Pūr~lisse has a created Ultra Brightening Serum, $135, purlisse.com, that contains Vitamin C to act as an antioxidant to prevent future skin damage and works to promotes an even, flawless complexion.
Looking for a skincare steal of a deal? Try Korres Wild Rose Mask, $27, sephora.com, that instantly brightens and illuminates skin with vitamin C that will immediately enhance your natural motherly glow.
Indulge the wonderful woman in your life with the floral allure of Rosewood by Banana Republic, $28.00 for 20mL, BananaRepublic.com. Rosewood is a part of the Banana Republic Discover Collection, a line of five distinct fragrances rooted in the seduction of travel and the allure of exploration that seek to evoke singular, personal moments through scent.
Try giving a gift that has a personal touch like the handcrafted Solid Perfumes by Soap & Paper Factory, $18, soapandpaperfactory.com, available in five unique scents of Rosewood, Verbena, Orange Blossom, Green Tea and Fig.
Created with jojoba oil, pure beeswax and handpicked fragrance oils, each Solid Perfume is infused with a carefully blended scent. This pocket-size perfume is prefect for the single mother on-the-go, who needs a scent touch-up anytime, anywhere.
You don’t have to be a king or queen to pamper yourself like one—the Kings & Queens Royal Favorites, $8, Nordstrom stores and Amazon.com, lets you indulge like a princess and spend like a pauper. Filled with five favorite fragrant Showergels, the set gives you a new way to pamper every day.
Brighten up your mother’s day with an expected Love Light Candle by Glowology, $24, noodleandboo.com. The light and fresh scent of this candle will fill any home with insurmountable warmth and affection.
Can’t afford to treat your mom to a spa service for Mother’s Day? Do not fret, bring a spa-style pampering to her! The Lisa Hoffman Spa Facial Collection allows you to indulge at home without breaking the bank. We can’t get enough of Hoffman’s Spa Facial Packette, $17.95, lisahoffmanskincare.com, that firms, brighten, and hydrate the skin resulting in a radiant complexion.
Take a cue from Oscar-winning beauty Halle Berry and check out Mixed Chicks hair care line that is designed to help women with naturally curly hair maintain their bounce, moisture and shine. If your mother has curly hair then this is the gift for her! The Mixed Chick Gift Pack, $60, mixedchicks.net, comes with five products including shampoo, deep conditioner, and leave-in conditioner.
Bath & Body Works’s Aromatherapy Line has a great stress-relief gift basket for moms who work hard throughout the year. The Gift of Relaxation, $21.00, bathandbodyworks.com, basket is filled with yummy eucalyptus- and spearmint-scented scrub, lotion, pillow mist and sponge that will help chase Mom’s worries away.
* Eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils clear the mind to improve concentration and enhance focus
The curtains go up and flashbulbs go off. The crowd roars in anticipation. A beam of light singles out the one true star. What sets her apart? What makes her the most adored, the most renowned, the most emulated? Spotlight, a glamorous new fragrance by Avon that’s perfect for the diva mom, $22, avon.com.
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For most mom’s, having a break from cleaning the house is the best gift a woman could hope for and it won’t cost you a thing, but your time. Knock out that spring cleaning this Mother’s Day and watch your mom’s face beam when she sees her sparkling home.
One of our favorite good-for-you products is The Healthy Candle by LAVANILA, $32, sephora.com, which is a favorite of “Ugly Betty” star Vanessa Williams. LAVANILA chooses only the highest quality ingredients and exotic essential oils from around the world to create beautiful scents for the home. The ingredients are all-natural, non-allergenic, non-toxic and eco-friendly. We are lovin’ the Vanilla Coconut fragrance.
This Mother’s Day, treat the most precious woman in your life to the limited-edition Pearls by Carol’s Daughter Gift Set, $49.50 ($60 value), carolsdaughter.com. Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price holds Mother’s Day very close to her heart as her own mother, Carol, was a major influence in starting her business.
Holding the title of mother must be one of the hardest jobs in the world. No vacation days, no sick days, constant overtime and often underappreciated. This Mother’s Day treat mom to more than just brunch or a cliché trinket; give her the gift of glow with the Laura Geller Bring on the Bronze Kit, $45, sephora.com. The Bronzing Kit leaves skin naturally sun-kissed with a just-back-from-vacation glow, perfect for busy moms who don’t have time for a coffee break, let alone a vacation!
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Surprise your mother with a beautiful boutique in full bloom. Head to your local farmers market to find the best deals on fresh cut flowers and assemble a boutique yourself. No one can resist the thoughtfulness of something done with love and handcrafted care.
Create an at-home oasis this Mother’s Day for your mom with the AHAVA Island Hopper, $28, ahavaus.com, and transport her to the ultimate escape in relaxation that will leave both body and mind rejuvenated. The gift set includes Dead Sea Liquid Salt, Body Sorbet, Energizing Body Mud Mask, Placid Bath Salts, and a deluxe canvas tote.
Diesel’s new Fuel for Life Unlimited Fragrance, $58, sephora.com, is fresh, feminine and made for the rebellious woman in your life. Created with notes of spicy Casablanca lilies, jasmine, narcotic tuberose and hints of aloe, this fragrance will add mystery to your personal style.
“Mother’s Day is usually a low-key surprise affair. It definitely starts with breakfast in bed and a handmade card from my daughter Lexi, 8, and a surprise gift from my husband. It could be an antique piece of jewelry from Fred Leighton, so I hope! Or a weekend getaway and flowers from Miho (Miho Kosuda is the fashion world’s “It” florist),” says fashion icon Iman, on how she plans to spend this special Sunday.
Looking for affordable luxury this Mother’s Day? Try the eight new Bodycology soaps collection, $3, Walmart stores nationwide, designed to offer women a sense of well-being and a sanctuary within the daily beauty routine. The collection offers a fragrance for every mood with beautiful florals, crisp fruits, delicious gourmands and refreshing scents.
In four easy steps you’re on your way to improving and enhancing your skin’s natural beauty with the Philosophy Completely Clear Skin System, $38, sephora.com. This deep-cleansing system works to treat existing blemishes, prevent future breakouts, soothe and hydrate the skin.
If money’s no object this Mother’s Day, we got the gift for you! Bond No. 9, the New York-based luxury perfumer, and Swarovski have teamed up again to create three new Swarovski-encrusted bottles. These Swarovski Stars come in three lavish scents of Nuits de Noho (vivid sapphire), The Scent of Peace (rich amethyst) and Chelsea Flowers (golden topaz). Spoil your mother with a blinged-out work of art that she will cherish forever, available at bondno9.com.
What’s in your fruit basket this spring? Take a cue from your grocer and pucker up in watermelon pinks, peachy hues, vibrant berries and gorgeous grape shades. Get the most for your money with this e.l.f. cosmetics Super Glossy Lip Shine Box Set, $5, eyeslipsface.com.