The Top 12 Skincare Gifts For Mother’s Day This Year
Mother’s Day presents an opportunity to show the number one lady in your life how much she means to you. Of course, mother dearest deserves to be treated like the queen she is all year round, but this special occasion only comes once a year, so why not go above and beyond to make her smile?
Finding the perfect gift can be tricky, to say the least! Skincare products are a safe bet. After all, who doesn’t love feeling pampered? Here are 12 skincare gifts to consider as you do this year’s Mother’s Day shopping.
1. A Personal Facial Steamer
As you might guess from the name, a facial steamer is a device that produces warm steam and cleanses the skin. Facial steaming sessions are quite popular at spas, so this is a great gift for busy moms who may not have the time to visit the local spa on a regular basis. Steaming helps to eliminate buildup and oil in the pores, so it’s especially effective when done right before cleansing.
2. Skin Repair Cream and/or Oil
A skin repair cream and/or oil is essentially a more powerful moisturizer. While these natural skin care products are frequently used by people with skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, anyone can enjoy the rich nourishment they provide. Skin repair products are especially perfect for anyone who experiences dry, cracked skin. But no matter what, your mom will love how soft, supple, and soothed her skin feels after application.
3. Makeup-Skincare Hybrids
Many women who use makeup prefer specific brands and styles, so unless you know her preferences, it’s probably best to let her buy her own makeup. However, makeup-skincare products are a fantastic option, as they offer the best of both worlds! For instance, you could get her a cream-based foundation that also contains sunscreen for those trips to the beach. It might not become her everyday foundation, but she’ll appreciate having the option for certain occasions. A nice makeup bag would compliment this gift quite well!
4. A Body Wash
When it comes to body washes, you can never have too many options! If you decide to take this route, go for the fanciest one you can afford—even if it’s a smaller size. The goal is to give her something she would love to have, but wouldn’t normally splurge on for herself.
5. Facial Masks
Facial masks offer a little taste of the spa at home. Of course, the iconic green facial mask (preferably with a cucumber for the eyes) is a classic choice, and it would pair perfectly with a new bathrobe if you want to go all-out with her gift (or collaborate with a family member). As you shop for facial masks, consider your mom’s unique needs and preferences. For instance, if she has dry skin, a mask with hyaluronic acid will provide exceptional hydration.
6. Bath Bombs
Few skincare products are quite as luxurious as a bath bomb! Packed with nourishing ingredients, heavenly fragrances, and dazzling colors, these magical spheres make bathtime so fun and luxurious. After a long day, soaking in a bath-bombed tub is a tranquil experience she’ll treasure each time. We recommend getting a set with a variety of ingredients, scents, and colors so she can make her selection according to her mood at the time.
7. A Skincare Mini Fridge
If she’s passionate about skincare, a mini fridge for storing her skincare products would be an incredibly thoughtful gift! They’re smaller than traditional mini-fridges because they’re not for food; they’re for storing lotions, creams, facial masks, mists, cosmetics, and other goodies. Besides helping these products to last longer, the cooling effect feels fantastic on the skin. Fill the fridge with her favorite clean skincare products to really make the gift pop!
8. A Night Cream
Nighttime skincare products are often overlooked, but all those hours spent sleeping could also be spent improving skin health! Overnight skincare products are designed specifically to be applied right before hitting the hay. While sleeping, it’s normal for the skin to lose moisture. A quality overnight cream can lock moisture in so she wakes up feeling rejuvenated, hydrated, and ready for the day.
9. A Travel Kit
If your mother loves to travel, give her a TSA-compliant travel kit packed with miniature versions (3.4 oz or smaller) of her favorite products. If you’re not sure which products to buy, just buy a nice toiletry bag and fill it with empty, travel-sized bottles so she can fill them herself. Another option is to buy a pre-made travel kit. Many skincare companies offer handy sets that are all packed and ready to hit the runway.
10. A Face Roller
A face roller is sort of a handheld rolling pin for the face. Rolling the skin with one of these gadgets can improve blood circulation and stimulate lymphatic drainage. They’re also great for applying oils, creams, or serums evenly all over the face and also for encouraging better absorption. They also feel amazing (especially when cooled before use). It’s an at-home massage for your face—what’s not to love?
11. Cosmetic Treatments
Instead of giving her a physical gift, you could get her an appointment with a cosmetician. There are plenty of non-surgical cosmetic treatments out there, including chemical peels, botox, laser treatments, and microdermabrasion, to name just a few. Before scheduling the appointment, you should make sure the treatment is something that would genuinely interest her. Bring it up casually in conversation to get her opinion.
12. A Serum
Serums are powerful, highly concentrated products that are packed with nutrients and nourishing ingredients. Serums are typically applied after a cleanser and before a moisturizer. Some are multi-purpose, while others have specific uses, such as brightening or hydrating the skin. If you’re going to get her a serum, go for the highest quality that fits your budget and is right for her skin type. A small bottle of premium serum is a better gift than a large bottle of so-so serum!
Try Not to Overthink It
Yes, gift shopping can be a major challenge, but let’s be honest—no matter what you get your beloved mother, she’s going to absolutely adore it because it came from you! If you’re stuck choosing a gift, there are plenty of online communities and resources where you can learn about the latest and greatest skincare products on the market. Happy shopping!