Mother's Day is the perfect time to treat your mum to something truly, unbelievably special. It's the one day each year when we're reminded to say "thank you for convincing me green and yellow eyeshadow is never a good idea—formal photos last forever" and "cheers for rushing me to the hairdresser that time I accidentally fried my hair with White King". (Just me?) While there are loads of gifts associated with Mother's Day (think: pyjamas, flowers, photo frames), we think the exceptionally extravagant beauty aisle is where it's really at.
Think she's going to drop $70 on that luxe hand wash she's been coveting? She's not. That's where you come in.
Whether your mum's a beauty buff from way back or a simple soap and water kind of girl, we're confident there's something on this list she'll love.
Keep scrolling for the extra special buys we're gifting this Mother's Day.
I love to give my mum something luxe, but also practical, and this La Prairie cushion foundation fits the bill perfectly. It's a beautiful, creamy formula that glides over skin like butter, with the most wonderful glowy finish. My mum actually works on planes, so the hydration factor is a major draw card (also, no need to use fingers).
My mum loves all things white linen, and this robe is so beautiful. The monogramming is a bonus (so my 20 year old sister can't pinch it from her).
Is there anything more beautiful than a Chanel compact? I think not. This soft, diffusing powder isn't too much shimmer, but gives skin a subtle radiance. I think Mum would love to display it on her vanity, if nothing else.
Mum would absolutely freak if she knew how much this cost but I love treating her to everyday luxuries. Particularly because she resists my efforts to take her to a spa. I'm not sure why. (That quirk sure isn't genetic...) It smells gorgeous, but not too girly, and I know the jumbo bottle will last her a while.
My mum stayed at my place while I was on holiday recently, and she raved about how luxe my Aesop body wash felt. I would like to buy her the same one so she can indulge herself every day.
My mum is obsessed with candles. (Must be genetic.) This one smells just like her favourite flower, but will last longer than a fresh bunch.
My mum loves to try new fragrances so I'd love to buy her this so she can try something different. This one is special because it's organic and toxin-free. (You can literally spray it on your face.)
Giving my mum the gift of the perfect night’s sleep. The most comfortable eye mask and the silk pillowcase ($80) to match.
Opening image credit: Rachelle Rowlings