Father’s Day is simple—give the man a new set of tongs and a grill, and he’ll practically volunteer to cook a six-hour-long meal for the entire family. Mother’s Day, however, isn’t always such a cinch. (It’s Sunday, May 8th for those keeping tally at home.) Sure, you could go the flowers and chocolate route, but you probably just did the same for Valentine’s Day. Jewellery is usually high on the list—but what if she wears the same hoop earrings every single day? Instead, pamper your mom with self-care picks that’ll last far longer than even the most stylish floral arrangement.
If she’s someone who loves to take care of herself, give her the gift of a self-care day filled with baths, hair soaks, dry brushing, and even stock her up on her favourite hand cream for an at-home spa day she’ll remember. Ahead, 9 easy, last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas she’ll cherish—even if you can’t be there with her.
Eucalyptus Cream Cleanser
This is an all-natural version of old-school Noxzema! A mild clean cleanser that delivers all the deep-clean, tingly feels (minus the parabens and other weird chemicals we can do without). It’s non-foaming, non-drying, and helps restore skin's natural moisture and barrier function without a heavy or greasy feel—perfect for the busy new mom, or someone that’s looking to try something new!
Heales Body Oil
This body oil is a daily moisture boost infused with active cellular plant extracts that nourish skin and bolster its natural protective barrier. As a bonus, it helps fade stretch marks, smells sexy, and can be used when you dry-brush. It’s a no-brainer for Mom!
Restorative Hair Oil
This lightweight blend of nourishing oils protects, hydrates, and styles your hair—and it’s perfect as a hair mask. Tell Mom you’ve run a bath for her, and keep this Hair Oil along with a glass of wine and a good book nearby. It’s the perfect way to encourage a self-care moment while promoting a very, very good hair day. (Don’t worry—it moisturizes without weighing hair down. Plus, the smell is too good to pass up!)
Hear us out: This is the BEST Dry Brush money can buy. It’s like the Goldie Locks of Dry-Brushes: It’s not too hard, not too soft, and has zero plastic or pig bristles—and the perfect introduction into circulation-boosting just in time for Mother’s Day! Have Mom apply a thin layer of body oil to prime its bristles and facilitate brushing, then start at the feet and work her way up the body, brushing inward towards the heart with long sweeping strokes. Her skin will look smoother almost immediately!
Nail Detox Kit
If mom isn’t much for a manicure, this at-home kit might just be the thing to change her mind. This is an all-natural, restorative treatment for both nails and cuticles that brightens nail plates, fights infection, and keeps the skin around your nails and toenails soft and supple. The glass roll-on bottle means we can use it at home, or on the go. Her naked nails will look so good, she won’t even care to bother with polish anymore.
Ok, a konjac sponge on its own is kind of a weird gift for Mother’s Day. But if you combine this sponge—which is made from the root of the Konjac plant and deep cleans pores, removes all traces of makeup, and gently exfoliates to get rid of acne and blackheads—with a luxurious face wash, body wash, and dry brush, then you’ve got a self-care gift that you’ll probably want to keep for yourself.
No matter what you get her, she’ll surely appreciate the thought. But if you bundle a few luxe products together and give her the gift of some time alone, she’ll doubly appreciate it. Happy Mother’s Day to all who celebrate!