The Mother Of All Mother’s Day Gift Guides: 20 Beauty And Wellness Finds For Her

Looking to spoil that mama in your life who deserves to be pampered? This roundup of self care, skincare, hair, and beauty finds will give you plenty of gifts to choose from.
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Written by Vivien Moon
04.16.2021
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If you’re reading this, it’s safe to say that you're in need of a good gift (or two!) for that mom in your life who, let’s face it, deserves so much after the last year of lockdown. Whether she’s been welcoming kids back to her once empty nest, wrangling Zoom homeschoolers, or expecting during such turbulent times, this past year has exemplified that motherhood is the most important job in the world.

While you may want to give her the world, treating her to the gift of self care with a thoughtful beauty and wellness find is a bit more attainable and will still show her that she means the world to you. So, no matter who you’re shopping for — the cool mom who misses her IRL happy hours, the mama who loves to facemask and chill, or the lady who ready to level up her face covering beauty game — we’re rounding up the top beauty, skincare, and wellness gifts to give this year.

Skin

Whether she’s dealing with maskne, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, or just looking to refresh her skincare routine, these lotions and potions will revive her complexion:

The Box by Dr Ava

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Made for the mom who has a standing appointment with her dermatologist or plastic surgeon, this quarterly subscription box curated by Beverly Hills board certified dermatologist Ava Shamban, MD, delivers expert-approved skincare and beauty tech right to her door. from $250, theboxbydrava.com

Surreal Skincare Advanced Guide To Cheating Death

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Products that are as potent as they are brilliantly named, this five-piece skincare kit is an editorial favorite. Featuring the brand’s acne-busting cleanser, hydrating toner, age-defying serum and cream, and beloved Cool Napalm Resurfacing Mask (see, the names are amazing), each formula is on a mission to create a glowing complexion. $160, surrealskincare.com

House of Gro After Dark Serum

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Rich, luxe, and formulated with a soothing blend of chaga, vitamin E, and organic full-spectrum cannabidoil (read: CBD), this serum is a gentle yet powerful nightcap for the skin. A little goes a long way with this velvety formula that can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while providing the face (and neck) with anti-inflammatory benefits. $135, houseofgro.com

LOUM Rewind Wrinkles Bundle

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Designed to destress and offer a serene skincare experience, this dynamic duo capitalizes on the skin’s overnight repair processes. Utilizing the brand’s proprietary Tri∙Serene Complex and some tried-and-true favorites (vitamin C, anyone?), the serum-cream combo treats pigmentation, smooths wrinkles, and revitalizes tired skin. $164, loumbeauty.com

Artis Digit Skincare Oval 6 Brush

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We’ve covered the benefits of using brushes for skincare application, and this chic and ergonomic tool is a gem to add to any routine. She can use it to apply her go-to eye creams, serums, moisturizers, masks, and even sunscreen. $65, byartis.com

SkinInc My Nightly Dose of Glow

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We love a good at-home skincare device, and this set features the Japanese beauty brand’s cult-favorite Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light alongside its new Custom Recovery Sleep Mask. To treat her unique complexion needs, the overnight mask can be personalized with targeted boosters that address uneven skin tone, clogged pores, fine lines, and more. $308, iloveskininc.us

Intelligent Nutrients Seed Synergy Liquid Green Oil

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Helping reduce redness while fighting free radicals and restoring elasticity, this green goddess is ideal for those with dry or combination skin who want to boost their glow. The cold-pressed oil is formulated with certified organic antioxidant oils, argan oil, and blue tansy, which gives it the gorgeous emerald tone. $85, i-nbeauty.com

Nail & Body

She may have a perfectly curated facial skincare routine, but how’s her body and nail care regimens? From nourishing creams to salon-inspired nail kits, give her the gift of a little below-the-neck TLC:

Buttah Skin Customizeable Buttah Body Trio

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We don’t need to remind you that the skin is the body’s largest organ, but we’re happy to remind you that it deserves the same attention as the face. This heaven-sent body wash, butter, and bar soap trio combines workhorse actives (think: vitamins A, B, and E) with nourishing extras (oatmeal, shea butter) to give the skin a silky smooth finish. $70, buttahskin.com

Olive & June The Pedi System

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Is she missing her nail appointment? We don’t blame her. It’s hard to get salon-quality pedicures from home, but this kit comes close. The set comes with 11 tools housed inside the Posey — a foot rest that allows for easy polish application. Pick six shades from a large selection of long-lasting hues, and she’ll have happy feet once again. $100, oliveandjune.com

Beauty

Before kids, there was always time for makeup. After kids, it may be an afterthought. But, for mamas who enjoy a bit of glam, we’ve got multitasking beauty finds for eyes, lips, and cheeks:

Deck Of Scarlet Eye Shadow Pots

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If you’ve ever used the phrase ‘she’s not a regular mom, she’s a cool mom’ when describing the maternal figure in your life, these creamy shadow pots are the bit of sparkle that will suit her glam personality. Available in seven metallic shades, these pigments will make her feel like a pro in one simple swipe. $25 each, deckofscarlet.com

Tower 28 Power Duo Lip + Cheek Set

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We’re all about foolproof products that are easy to wear, and this bestselling duo fits the bill. The creamy balm blush in Power Hour (a warm terracotta) complements any skin tone and pairs perfectly with the brand’s plant-based gloss (in a rosy brown hue) that is all shine, no stick. $26, tower28beauty.com

Kypris Beauty Shimmer Palette

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Makeup that doubles as skincare? Sign us up. Her lids will love this shimmering, five-pan palette that features hydrating hyaluronic acid, brightening antioxidants, and sustainably sourced mica and shea for an eye-catching effect. $72, kyprisbeauty.com

Stila One Step Correct Brightening Finishing Powder

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Moms who still enjoy getting glammed up (or are looking to keep their makeup in place while wearing a mask!) will love this color-correcting setting powder that controls shine, blurs pores, and ensures makeup doesn’t budge. What’s more? It features vitamin E and ceramides for added skincare benefits. Win-win! $36, stilacosmetics.com

Hair

Whether she is dealing with postpartum hair loss, stress-induced thinning (common for many women during the COVID-19 pandemic), or looking to up her hair care game, these products are sure to satisfy her strands:

Pattern Beauty Satin Scrunchies

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Hair loss is a common concern for women at all phases of life and regular hair ties that tug on the strands do not help matters. From the TV mom with enviable hair, Tracee Ellis Ross, these satin scrunchies are large, comfortable, and oh, so soft to keep hair in place without tangling up the locks. $10 for 3 scrunchies, ulta.com

Eva NYC Satin Dream Smoothing Set

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Goodbye frizz, hello dreamy locks! This trio is perfect for the mom who wants every day to be a good hair day. The set contains a shampoo and conditioner that are powered by snow mushroom to provide powerful antioxidant protection and poppy seed oil to lock in moisture. Paired with a leave-in conditioner, this combo proves hair care doesn’t have to be complicated. $35, eva-nyc.com

Self Care

For the woman who needs to add a bit of rest and relaxation to her day (let's be honest — who doesn't?), these wellness essentials will encourage her to invest in some TLC:

Elements Sampler Pack

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Whether she needs a burst of energy (Vitality), mental boost (Focus), dose of om (Calm), or help falling asleep (Sleep), these functional wellness drinks are infused with clinically effective levels of adaptogens to help her maintain balance throughout the day. Each sampler pack contains three cans of each formula. $42 for 12 cans, elementsdrinks.com

Esker Bath Board

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While moms often find themselves on the other side of bathtime, there’s nobody more deserving of an indulgent and, preferably, bubbly bath. This bath board has a built-in mirror that can be used to prop up a book and has ample space for peaceful soak with a glass of wine or chamomile tea. The hemp rope handles allow for it to be hung up if storage space is limited. $90, eskerbeauty.com

Anisa Beauty The Treatment Tools

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Jumpstart her beauty tool collection with this portable trio that comes in a travel-friendly carrying case. The studded amethyst roller (left) promotes lymphatic drainage and increases circulation; the silicone-tipped wand (center) can be used to gently press skincare products into the skin for even application and penetration; and the kidney bean-shaped zinc alloy tool (right) is designed to depuff and smooth the delicate eye area. $75, anisabeauty.com

Gilded Body Nero Bath Salt

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If she can’t go to the spa, bring the spa to her with these luxe bath salts. In addition to looking like a work of art on her vanity, this blend of French gray salt, fleur de sel de Guerande, mediterranean black salt, and aromatic essential oils stimulate circulation and offer a peaceful repreve from daily stressors while stimulating circulation. $125, gildedbody.com

Hush & Hush Skin Saving Set for Dull + Uneven Skin

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We believe in beauty from the inside out, and we also believe that supplements are an important part of any skincare routine. This potent pairing features the brand's age-delaying TimeCapsule and pigmentation-lightening SkinCapsule Brighten+ to visibly improve skin tone and texture. $106, hushandhush.com

All products featured are independently selected by our editors, however, AEDIT may receive a commission on items purchased through our links.

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VIVIEN MOONis an editor at AEDIT.

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