Mother’s day is just a week away (6th March) in the UK. Here are some ideas if you are stuck for what to get. Perhaps if you normally just get flowers or chocolates and fancy getting something different. I’ll say to start off that I am mostly basing this on things that I think my own mum would like. I hope the suggestions are helpful!
A lot of mums grew up when makeup brushes weren’t really a ‘thing’ so why not treat her to a couple of pretty brushes. Especially if she isn’t normally a brush user then pick just a couple of really useful ones. Then she can add them into her routine.
Zoeva have some beautiful individually boxed brushes with peachy nude handles and rose gold metal ware. These would be perfect, my picks are the 230 Luxe Pencil Brush (£7.50) which is really similar to the Mac 219 pencil brush, great for using as a crease blending brush especially for those with smaller eyes or older skin which is a bit less elastic where a large fluffy blending brush would mean you got your darker crease colour halfway around your eye (not the best look) this is really precise and if your mum doesn’t like to wear too much makeup she could also use this to smudge her eyeliner if she doesn’t like wearing shadow as well to make it more natural.
My other recommendation would be the 101 Luxe Face Definer (£18.50) which is a luxurious face brush with dreamily soft bristles and can be used for applying facial powder. I don’t use facial powder that often but it’s a product I never see my mum without and perhaps your mum is the same?
However if your mum is a already a brush aficionado you could get this beautiful set in a little pouch from Zoeva contains the perfect kit for your handbag or travelling in a gorgeous black case with a red interior which only costs £30.
I feel like Elemis body products are always a mothers day winner, especially anything Frangipani as i have no idea how anyone could dislike this scent, it’s bloody gorgeous. The monoi oil melt can be used on the body or hair and you just need to either put the bottle in a cup of hot water or leave it in the bathroom while you’re having a bath for it to melt from it’s solid form to an oil which can then be added to your bath, used on your skin to moisturise or used as a deep conditioning treatment for hair. If your mum isn’t into oily products there’s also a frangipani body cream. You can pick up a gift set of both products for just £14 Elemis Frangipani Duo which is really reasonable.
If you think your mum would like to try something new then my two recommendations are firstly the SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque £49 which is amazing if used over a serum for dry, dehydrated, mature or sensitive skin to plump it up and make it look fresh and hydrated as it seems like it creates a film over the skin meaning none of the serum can escape, a bit like putting on a shower cap when you’re using a hair mask.
I recommend the OM Daily Radiance Moisturiser £58.50, to improve skin texture and radiance. I was interested in it including acetyl tetrapeptide-9, which also goes by the name of Dermican.
Acetyl tetrapeptide-9, is complicated to explain way but here goes! Proteoglycans are protein-sugar (glycosaminoglycan chains) complexes that are involved with collagen fibres in the skin. Acetyl tetrapeptide-9 targets one in particular, lumican. Lumican is involved in both the synthesis of collagen fibres and their organisation into functional fibres. This ensures the integrity of the extra-cellular matrix. Long story short it stimulates collagen in your skin, and as we get older anything that stimulates collagen production is a thumbs up in my book.
If you’d love to get your mum some nice skincare but don’t have the money to buy a lot of the brands I mention then why not give Dirty Works a look? They have a new Collagen on Call Overnight Facial Lift which contains shea butter to moisturise and peptides for anti ageing and a new Facial Oil containing vitamin E, argan oil and sweet almond oil which would be two great products to use in conjunction with each other to moisturise more mature skin without breaking the bank. The Facial Oil is just £5.00 and the Overnight Facial Lift is £8.00.
Candles or Perfume
I feel like presents should really be about getting something nice for the recipient that they might think is too indulgent to buy for themselves even though they would really like it. Jo Malone candles and Tom Ford perfumes fit into this range in my opinion, they are a real treat due to the price and, as long as you have a vague idea of the scents that your mum might like, I don’t think you could go wrong with a gift set, candle or reed diffuser from Jo Malone or some Black Orchid perfume from Tom Ford, perhaps I am slightly biased as that is my favourite perfume of all time!
Unless someone’s specifically told you exactly what makeup they might like I would stick to a simple lip product. Perhaps a primer/foundation enhancer so you don’t get it wrong and get something they will hate.
My mum loves Clinique lip products a new Clinique Pop Glaze Sheer Lip Colour (£16) would be good.
Liquorice Pop looks dark in the tube but comes out as a sheer wash of colour. Perfect for this cold weather when lips need something to disguise dry lips. My other mother’s day makeup gift idea is anything from Charlotte Tilbury.
The products have beautiful packaging and I feel that the Wonder Glow Instant Soft Focus Beauty Flash is great. Most women with most skin tones could enjoy. Use as a primer or dab on the cheekbones for a subtle highlight.
Lastly if your mum is all about hair fabulous hair then some Show Beauty products definitely wouldn’t go amiss. The products are great. The thickening lotion is amazing for thin or flat hair. It comes in a huge rose gold metallic bottle so it will look great in her bathroom.
I hope this helped give you some ideas that are a bit different to the usual! Happy Mother’s day to all the mums out there for Sunday x