19 beauty gifts that your mum would love to receive this Christmas
Special presents for a special lady
By Briar Clark
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / November 30 2023
Our mums make Christmas special for us every year, so now that we can afford to do the same for them as adults, you best believe the biggest gift on the day is going to have ‘To Mum’ written on the gift tag.
While our mums showered us with toys, tech and literal cash, we’re feeding their beauty obsession with the best luxury candles money can buy and fragrances galore. But there’s also festive makeup and skin care gift sets we want to give to mum too. Plus, we’ve got our eyes on a few sustainable Christmas gift options as well, because we know that matters to the number one ladies in our lives.
Keep scrolling to check out our top beauty gift picks for mum this Christmas…
Vida Glow Natural Marine Collagen Sachets Blueberry
If your mum’s always on a health kick, why not beautify her morning smoothie with this blueberry-flavoured marine collagen? It helps to boost the effects of your beauty routine by working on firming skin and strengthening hair and nails from the inside out.
$70 at Vida Glow
Murad Targeted Eye Depuffer
Hands up if your mum is anything like ours and finds any good reason to raid our beauty shelves? Well this is your chance to gift her something you’re going to want as well (revenge is sweet!). The latest in the Murad ‘Targeted’ series sees a cooling metal applicator easily swipe over and reduce once-puffy eyes. Visibly tightening under-eye bags (and providing a true sensory treat), your mum will be seeing the years turn back literally before her eyes.
$99 at Murad
The Luxuriate White Onyx Candle + Refill
We don’t mean to brag, but we’ve figured out how to be mum's favourite child (even if you’re an only child). This stunning homewares duo will have mum obsessed with you. This duo is the next level elevation to giving mum a candle. Not only are you gifting her a set of refills (that look amazing on their own), but the onyx candle housing will give her that extra moment of tranquillity on a busy day.
$185 at The Luxuriate
Salt Lab Magnesium Basic Balance Bundle
If your mum is the kind of lady that hops into a bath for a relaxation session after a long day, this bundle is going to become her bathtime bestie. Not only does it contain the much-needed magnesium ‘reset’ bath salts, but also the muscle-relaxing spray. Full body relaxation will be on the cards once she’s sprayed these over her aches and pains.
$54 at Salt Lab
Laser Clinics Australia Illuminating Orange Peel HydroJelly Advanced Facial
Can you ever go wrong gifting a facial? Who wouldn’t want to receive the gift of pampering? We just know everyone’s mum will love to receive this advanced facial indulgence from Laser Clinics. We recommend giving the gift of glow this Christmas with an Illuminating HydroJelly facial.
$159 at Laser Clinics
Slightly niche, but WELL worth it for all of you who have mums on the lower North Shore/Northern Beaches of Sydney. Give your mum the gift of glam! We know these are very busy ladies and anything to take a moment out of their getting ready routines will majorly help. So gift them a fresh set of luscious lashes for summer, and watch as their confidence skyrockets.
$180 at LBA *Prices vary
Westman Atelier The Clean Glow Trio Petite Sticks II
Give mum a taste of the good life with this petite trio of Westman Atelier’s best-selling cheek products; the sculpting 'Face Trace Contour Stick', 'Baby Cheeks Blush Stick' for a flush of colour, and 'Lit Up Highlight Stick' to add a touch of glow to the high points of the face.
$126.92 at Net-A-Porter
Swisspers® Earth Kind 3in1 Cleanser Infused Pads - Argan Oil & Vitamin E
Considering mum didn't grow up during the '12-step skin care routine' era, it's more than fair that she's a big multipurpose product fan. Honestly, us too. Give the gift of quick, easy skin care by popping these Swisspers® Earth Kind 3in1 Cleanser Infused Pads - Argan Oil & Vitamin E in her stocking. They're infused with their namesake argan oil and vitamin E to allow her to cleanse with one side and hydrate with the other. There's no need to rinse, either - score!
$5.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Emma Lewisham The Emma Lewisham Essentials
We adore this Emma Lewisham essentials skin care set because it’s the perfect travel companion. If mum’s planning a summer holiday, rest assured this miniature, refillable collection of Lewisham’s best-sellers will serve her well. It contains the Illuminating Oil Face Cleanser, the Skin Reset Face Serum, the Skin Reset Eye Cream, the Supernatural Face Oil, the Supernatural Face Creme Riche, and the Supernatural Day Creme.
$145 at Emma Lewisham
Victoria Beckham Beauty The VBB Edit
This curated edit of Victoria Beckham Beauty products creates the ultimate summer-ready face. The Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer is formulated by stem cell scientist Professor Augustinus Bader and contains Bader’s proprietary TFC8® technology, which enhances the skin’s natural repair process. The Smoky Eye Brick eyeshadow palette in ‘Silk' contains a trio of neutral shades that enhance and a glittering bronze shade for the evening, while the Bitten Lip Tint in ‘Bisou' adds a semi-matte flush to lips and contains smoothing and plumping hyaluronic acid and squalane.
$388.38 at Net-A-Porter
Diptyque Do Son Set
This luxurious duo from Diptyque is a full immersion in the brand’s Do Son scent and contains an eau de parfum and hair mist perfumed with the tuberose fragrance. The set boasts notes of orange blossom, tuberose, pink pepper and musk, and is housed in a chic gift box.
$231 at MECCA
Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Home Candle and Diffuser
For the classy mum with refined taste, only Jo Malone will do. This thoughtful home fragrance gift set will be a welcome addition to the family home. The diffuser releases a subtle but constant aroma of pear, white freesia, rose, quince, rhubarb, patchouli, amber and white musk, while the candle is decorated with a pear-inspired lid.
$278 at Jo Malone
Kevyn Aucoin Eyes Tell All Trio Set
The ideal gift for the mum who never leaves the house without her ‘face’ on, this eye makeup set contains Kevyn Aucoin’s best-selling Volume Mascara. Plus, The Precision Liquid Eyeliner in ‘black’ and a limited-edition Professional Eyelash Curler.
$125 at MECCA
Sans [ceuticals] DIY Pro Facial Kit
Give mum the gift of a spa day at home with this facial kit. It contains a Goji Cleansing Oil, a Sleep Infusion Masque, and a Luminosity Masque, which help to nourish and revive the skin.
$110 at MECCA
Rose Inc The Radiant Colour Edit
If your mum loves an understated makeup look then this kit is made for her. It’s equipped with Rose Inc’s Cream Blush Refillable Cheek & Lip Color in ‘Heliotrope’, Satin Lip Color Rich Refillable Lipstick in ‘Persuasive’, and Solar Radiance Hydrating Cream Highlighter in ‘Prismatic’, which all look beautiful applied and blended with the warmth of a finger.
$91 at MECCA
Patchology Night In Kit
Can’t afford to treat your mum to a facial but want to make sure she has a moment to herself? This sheet mask set will have her weekend plans sorted. It contains a Just Let It Glow Sheet Mask, a Perfect Ten Self-Warming Hand and Cuticle Mask, Chill Mode Eye Gels, Illuminating Eye Gels, a Hydrating Lip Gel, and Posh Peel Pedicure mask.
$56 at MECCA
Hourglass Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm Duo
As far as lipstick is concerned, there is nothing more chic than these gold-bulleted, glossy and balmy lippies from Hourglass. This set includes Haze 135, a bestselling rosewood hue, and Crave 140, a brand-new warm pink shade.
$112.86 at Cult Beauty
Bobbi Brown City Stroll Mini Longwear Cream Shadow Stick Set
This mini eye makeup set is compact enough to easily be stowed away in hand luggage, in other words, it’s ideal for mum’s next mini-break. It includes two shades (golden pink and dusty mauve) of the Bobbi Brown Mini Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks, plus, the Bobbi Brown Mini Smokey Eye Mascara in Black.
$54 at Bobbi Brown
Nécessaire The Body Ritual Kit
If your mums not a makeup and skin care kind of girl then this elevated body care ritual kit should be right up her alley. It includes a collection of body care essentials that’ll encourage her to indulge in a few extra me-time moments. There’s bamboo-charcoal and eucalyptus infused Body Exfoliator, a niacinamide and eucalyptus Body Wash, a fragrance-free hyaluronic acid body serum, and a fragrance-free niacinamide body lotion.
$72 at MECCA
By Terry VIP Expert Palette N4. Bonjour Paris
Mum will no doubt ooh and ahh over this gorgeous Paris-inspired, limited edition eyeshadow palette from By Terry. The compact contains a mix of nudes, plus, copper, soft pink and light gold shades that can be used to create wearable day-to-night eye looks.
$92 at MECCA
Slip Portofino Lovely Lashes Contour Sleep Mask
As far as we know there’s not a mother alive who’s getting a full eight hours. Help your mum get some decent shut-eye (without ruining her lash extensions) and give her this Portofino-inspired, contour sleep mask.
$60 at David Jones
Amouage Honour Woman Iconic Gift Set
No one does luxury fragrance quite like Amouage. This gift set pays homage to the brand’s white floral scent, Honour Woman, which includes top notes of coriander, pepper and rhubarb, a heart of carnation, gardenia, jasmine, lily of the valley, and tuberose, and a base of leather, vetiver, amber, frankincense, and opoponax. Inside the limited edition gift box one will find Honour Woman EDP (100ml), Body Lotion (60ml), and Shower Gel (60ml).
$499 at Libertine Parfumerie
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Cream Set
Sulwhasoo is the oldest luxury skin care brand in Korea and boasts a rare form of anti-ageing Ginseng Saponin. This renewing set includes the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Eye Cream, Serum and Cream, which all feature Ginseng Retinol™ (a complex made of ginseng flower extract and retinol), helping to firm and smooth skin, specifically around the eyes.
$230 at Sephora
Hydrafacial™ & JLO Beauty Hydrafacial™ Booster
If there's one thing we know to be true, it's that mums always need a little encouragement to relax. A 30-minute Hydrafacial™ will give her the opportunity to chill out without making her feel bad for "not doing anything". We recommend adding one of the Hydrafacial™ boosters to the treatment for improved results. Our personal favourite is the JLO Beauty Hydrafacial Booster.
was $249 now $179 at Clear Skincare Clinics
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.