Mother’s Day gift ideas to suit any budget

We’ve got 21 options that are guaranteed to give her the warm and fuzzies

Editor / May 05 2020

Our mums deserve to feel loved and appreciated every day of the week, but with this year’s Mother’s Day falling in the midst of a global pandemic, she could probably use some extra TLC. And if you can’t be with your mum to celebrate the day, we’ve found some excellent buys you can purchase online to be delivered right to her door (and if you get in quick, it’ll probably get to her in time for May 10). 

Here are our top Mother’s Day gifts to suit your budget: 

$25 and under

Essano Rosehip Treat Your Skin Natural Skincare Pack, $25
Indulge mum with this cute little gift set from Essano. Filled with nourishing mini skin care goodies, like a Gentle Foaming Cleanser, a Regenerating Facial Moisturiser, Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, Moisture Restorative Night Cream and a Pink Clay Detoxifying Mask, the Essano Rosehip Treat Your Skin Natural Skincare Pack is perfect for post-COVID-19 travel (which is totally on the cards for everyone at this point, right?!), throwing in your handbag, or for those who are new to the goodness of rosehip oil. 

Lush Blazin’ Bad Zula, $11.95
Is there anything better than watching a bath bomb fizz up? Well, yes - getting into the bath itself is the ultimate treat, so give mum exactly what she needs to unwind. This little ball of goodness that is the Lush Blazin’ Bad Zula has a beautiful spicy scent (hello black pepper oil, cinnamon and clove!) and stimulating ingredients that help boost circulation. Perfect for the tired mum who needs a bit of a pep up (i.e. all of them). 

Glasshouse Midnight in Milan, $20.95
There are so many things about this gift that we love. Let’s start with the gorgeous and sensual saffron and rose scent of Midnight in Milan that you can smell before you even light the wick. Then there’s the beautiful and playful packaging designed by artist Shira Barzilay, and to top it all off, it comes with a built-in card so you don’t have to worry about trekking out to the newsagent. Bonafide winner here.

Essano Rosehip Treat Your Skin Natural Skincare Pack

Lush Blazin’ Bad Zula

Glasshouse Midnight in Milan

$50 and under

Salt by Hendrix Magic Mushroom Smoother Set, $49.95
Give mum the element of pampering that her skin care routine is missing with the Salt by Hendrix Magic Mushroom Smoother Set. Made from cooling rose quartz, this duo can help reduce puffiness and tired skin around the under-eye area and will turn a simple skin care routine into some much-needed self-care. 

Eve Lom Iconic Cleanse Set, $36
There are few cleansers that feel as luxurious as the Eve Lom cleansing balm, making it a really good choice for a skin care gift. The best thing about the Eve Lom Iconic Cleanse Set? It pairs the cleanser with a mini muslin cloth to gently cleanse and exfoliate and leave skin glowing. Also, isn’t this just insane value?! You get a full-size cleanser PLUS the cloth for the same price as the cleanser itself. 

Slip Sleep Mask, $44
A silky, cushion-y sleep mask like the Slip Sleep Masks may be one of the most underrated things one could own, and makes for the perfect gift. Why? It does an excellent job of blocking out the light while asleep and feels heavenly soft to wear AND the long­fibre mulberry silk helps skin retain its moisture, so that precious skin around the eyes is getting max hydration from the eye cream mum applied just before bed.

Salt by Hendrix Magic Mushroom Smoother Set

Eve Lom Iconic Cleanse Set

Slip Sleep Mask

KMS Moisture Repair Pack, $39.95
There is no woman who wouldn’t want the gift of a good quality shampoo and conditioner, and the KMS Moisture Repair Pack will be exactly what she needs to transform dry, dull and brittle hair into a silky glossy mane. Brownie points are guaranteed. 

Estée Lauder Repair + Renew Set, $49
If you don’t know which Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair product to get your mum, why not get her the whole lot? Or more specifically, the Repair + Renew set, which features five Advanced Night Repair products that’ll pretty much take care of her entire skin routine for both morning and night. 

Marc Jacobs Cream and Sugar Nude Mini Lip Trio, $37
Every single woman needs a reliable collection of nude lip products, and the Marc Jacobs Cream and Sugar Nude Mini Lip Trio delivers excellent everyday shades in three different formulations – lip pencil, lip lacquer and lipstick – that can be worn individually or layered together.

KMS Moisture Repair Pack

Estée Lauder Repair + Renew Set

Marc Jacobs Cream and Sugar Nude Mini Lip Trio

Under $100

ECOYA Guava & Lychee Sorbet Essentials Gift Set, $69.95
Fact: Everyone should be washing their hands heaps right now. Also a fact: Everyone’s hands are seriously feeling the effects of the constant washing. Gift mum a the luxurious ECOYA Guava & Lychee Sorbet Essentials Gift Set, which has a delightfully scented (and pretty swish-looking) hand and body wash and a hand and body lotion, AND a mini-diffuser to spruce up a room of her choosing. 

Minennsey Skin Revival Clay Mask Set, $79
Know mum loves to mask but don’t know what kind she likes? The Minennsey Skin Revival Clay Mask Set will make it easy for you and fun for mum to try a few formulations. Featuring a mix of nine white, pink, green, and black clay masks and native Australian ingredients, it’s the self-isolation Mother’s Day care package guaranteed to please. 

endota Peace & Wellbeing Pack, $90
If you can’t give your mum a hug this Mother’s Day, then maybe the gift of relaxation is the next best option. The endota Peace & Wellbeing Pack features a beautiful ceramic diffuser that emits dappled white light, while filling the room with the calming scents from the Spirit Blend Essential Oil. Instruct her to put some calming music on, and it’ll be like she’s at the spa you would have sent her to!

ECOYA Guava & Lychee Sorbet Essentials Gift Set

Minennsey Skin Revival Clay Mask Set

endota Peace & Wellbeing Pack

YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture, $59
Get mum her favourite shade of YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture (or help her branch out by picking her a new colour!) but add a thoughtful personalised touch by taking advantage of the free engraving on offer. And if a YSL fragrance is more her thing, then don’t worry, you can engrave that, too! 

Vida Glow Collagen Collection, $59.95
Featuring three different flavours of Vida Glow’s collagen powders, the Collagen Collection is the ingestible beauty hit your mum didn’t know she was missing. Derived from the scales of ocean fish, the pure marine collagen peptides help deliver essential micronutrients that work to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production to give skin the healthy glow it’s been missing. Plus, it helps improve hair health and strengthen nails, and tastes bloody delicious.

Freezeframe Eye Lift Duo Value Set Revitaleyes + Lash Prescription, $79
If your mum’s ever complained that it’s your fault she looks so old and tired, then it’s likely this gift will go down a treat. The clinically-proven Freezeframe Revitalieyes will work hard to visibly lift her eye area and relax and reduce wrinkles, while minimising the appearance of under-eye bags, puffiness, darkness, rings and shadows. Throw in the lash-growing and thickening benefits of the Lash Prescription, and you’ve got yourself a winning gift (at good value for your bank account).

YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture

Vida Glow Collagen Collection

Freezeframe Eye Lift Duo Value Set Revitaleyes + Lash Prescription

$100 and over

CHANEL Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vendôme, $100
A neutral eyeshadow palette is always an excellent gift, but a CHANEL Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow (especially in the colours featured in Tissé Vendôme) is just next-level luxury. With soft and pigmented powders, these eyeshadows are beautiful worn on their own or mixed together for a custom eye look. Also, we can never get over how fabulous it feels holding a CHANEL compact. 

Carolina Herrera Good Girl EDP, from $104
Besides the fact that this is a good-looking fragrance bottle, the intoxicating scent of Carolina Herrera Good Girl is just as impressive. The sensual oriental scent features floral notes of jasmine and tuberose mixed with rich and fragrant cocoa and coffee. A heavenly gift to give your mum on such an occasion.

Dr Dennis Gross Your Skin Heroes, $107
If your mum is super into her skin care (or wants to be), you can’t go past the Dr Dennis Gross Your Skin Heroes: a four-piece set featuring the best-selling products from the brand (including the cult Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel). You might just get into trouble for starting a new addiction…

CHANEL Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Tissé Vendôme

Carolina Herrera Good Girl EDP

Dr Dennis Gross Your Skin Heroes

Blowing the budget

Dyson Corrale™, $699
If you’ve got siblings and you really want to spoil mum, the Dyson Corrale™ is one you’ll all want to chip in for. Besides the slick-looking design, the tech involved in straightening and styling hair while minimising extreme heat damage is pretty impressive. Also: There are multiple heat settings AND it can be cordless. You might never need to buy mum a gift again after this one… 

Fornasetti Scacco Candle, from $329
This might seem pricey for a candle, but a Fornasetti candle is basically a work of art, and something your mum can continue to appreciate for years and years once she’s finished making the most of the beautifully scented candle. Your mum will love the Scacco Candle in particular if she’s fan of heady notes of lavender, thyme, smoky cedar and incense. If not, there are multiple other scents (and designs!) to choose from. 

Penhaligon’s The Favourite, $289
(Sorry, but we really couldn’t resist this one). Getting Penhaligon’s The Favourite for your mum will most likely make you the favourite child. With soft floral notes of freesia, mimosa and violet, mixed with some zesty mandarin and some musky Indian sandalwood, the scent is fresh and vibrant, yet still incredibly wearable every day.

Dyson Corrale™

Fornasetti Scacco Candle

Penhaligon’s The Favourite

If your mum’s a big fan of roses, then these rose-inspired gifts may be right up her alley.

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Main image credit: @cindycrawford

Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.