Mother's Day gifts for beauty-obsessed mums

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (it’s May 10th in case you needed reminding) and while coronavirus restrictions may mean many of us won’t be able to see our beloved mums in person, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate them in all their glory.

And what better way is there to spoil the most important woman in your life than with some of her favourite beauty products?

We’ve rounded up some of the most indulgent beauty items on the market that are sure to put a smile on your mum’s face this year.


Jurlique Moisture Plus Rare Rose - $114.00

If you’re on the hunt for a trusted Aussie brand that’ll put you in mum’s good books, look no further than Jurlique. This Moisture Plus Rose Rare pack contains a serum and silky-fine lotion which will hydrate and nourish skin with a lightweight feel and velvety finish. Plus, there’s no denying it’s an eye-pleasing addition to any dressing table.

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream 60ml - $332 - available at Sephora

Korea’s pioneering skincare brand, Sulwhasoo, launched in Australia in March to rave reviews. Not only does this renewing cream look like a nugget of gold but it also combines Korean Red Ginseng and retinol. These key ingredients defend against damaging free radicals and help the skin produce collagen, which in turn gives that dewy glow everyone longs for.

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream 60ml - $332

The Jojoba Company Mother's Day Ultimate Travel Kit - $39.95

While travel may be off the cards at the moment, that doesn’t mean we can’t dream and be prepared to take off on our next holiday at the drop of a hat. This pack of natural age-defying favourites is perfect for a mum who just can’t bear to leave home without her favourite skincare essentials.

Tatcha Luminous deep hydration firming serum - $152 - available at Mecca

If luxurious and deeply nourishing products are your mum’s jam, then look no further than Tatcha’s Deep Hydration Firming Serum. It contains hyaluronic acid and Okinawa red algae to restore firmness, hydration and radiance to parched, lacklustre complexions and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As if that wasn’t enough to draw up in, it’s also speckled with a hint of 23-karat gold to give skin an ethereal glow.

Dr. LeWinn’s Ultra R4 Gift Set - $69.95- available from Chemist Warehouse

Dr. LeWinn's Ultra R4 range is designed to reduce dry skin, dark circles and loss of elasticity in the skin. Containing Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3 it lifts and smoothes the skin our while working to combat collagen depletion.

Trilogy Rosehip Rituals Skincare Kit - $39.95

Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with this luxurious skincare kit, containing the award-winning Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, which comes in a compact roller, the Rosehip Transformation Cleansing Oil and the Eye Contour Cream. It also all comes in a cute bi-fold pouch with waterproof liner.

Trilogy Rosehip Rituals Skincare Kit

Biossance Top Shelfies - $91 - Available from Sephora

These clean beauty essentials are all your mum needs to keep her skin looking glowing in isolation. The pack includes the top tier products from Biossance, including Squalane + Peptide Eye Cream (4ml) Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum (10ml) Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer (10ml) Squalane + Omega Repair Cream (15ml) and Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil (12ml).

Biossance Top Shelfies

Essano Treat Your Skin Pack - $25 from Woolworths

Nothing says ‘I love you Mum’ like a selection of Rosehip natural skincare products to leave your mum’s skin feeling nourished a smooth. The best part is it’s cruelty-free, and perfect for travel.

Essano Treat Your Skin Pack - $25 from Woolworths

A’kin Hydrating Facial Trio - $34.95

If a complete skincare routine is what your mum needs then it’s hard to beat this hydrating trio. The pack contains a Cleansing Micellar Water, Hydrating Mist Toner and Hydrating Facial Moisturiser - all containing organic coconut water and green tea to hydrate and protect from free radicals.

A’kin Hydrating Facial Trio

Face masks

Oh K! Nourished Skin Caviar Hydrogel Mask - $9.99 - Available at Chemist Warehouse

Isolation life means face masks are a must for any woman in need of some TLC. This sheet mask is super hydrating and absorptive, containing red tea extract antioxidant properties and charcoal powder to detoxify the skin.

Oh K! Nourished Skin Caviar Hydrogel Mask

Aceology Treatment Mask - $69 each or $225 for a bundle

If it’s salon-grade treatments you’re on the hunt for, Aceology have you covered. Their Treatment Mask collection - you can choose to brighten, detoxify, firm or lift - features masks packed full of nourishing collagen, salicylic acid and peptides to minimise the appearance of wrinkles and gently resurface skin.

Aceology Treatment Mask

kotia Nourishing Cream Mask - $44.00

If you and your mum haven’t heard of kotia yet, then you’ve been missing out. Their products are rich in deer milk’s, which might sound strange, but, it’s full of essential amino acids, antioxidants and minerals, which go towards to boosting the skin's radiance and replenishing moisture.

kotia Nourishing Cream Mask

The Green Edit beauty boxes - In The Glow Box $145.00 and Luminazing Box $99.00

The Green Edit beauty boxes feature a selection of natural, high performance, ethical, sustainable, vegan and cruelty free beauty products from around Australia. What’s not to love?

The Green Edit beauty boxes


Bondi Sands Coconut & Sea Salt Body Scrub - $18.95

There’s nothing like that feeling of scrubbing the last remnants of your week-old fake tan off on a Thursday and reapplying for the weekend, whether you’re staying at home or not. This Bondi Sands exfoliating body scrub contains coconut husk and walnut shell which works to get rid of impurities and dry skin, leaving your skin feeling soft without any oily residue.

Bondi Sands Coconut & Sea Salt Body Scrub

Bali Body Face Tan Water - $29.95

If fake tanning is still part of your mum’s isolation routine, she’ll love Bali Body’s Face Tan Water, which gradually builds up a hint of colour on the face. It’s also packed full of skincare ingredients like sodium hyaluronate to plump and hydrate skin and rose water which tightens pores to give you an even glow.

Bali Body Face Tan Water

L’Occitane Iconic Collection - $180

While your mum might not be able to travel to the South of France, this L’Occitane beauty box will hopefully make her feel as good as seeing the Eiffel Tower light up at night. It includes Shea Hand Cream, Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum, Almond Shower Oil and Almond Milk Concentrate, all packed in a pretty yellow gift box.

L’Occitane Iconic Collection

Lush Roar Mother’s Day gift pack - $82

If your mum loves being pampering products that smell divine and look like they’ve come straight from the set of a Spice Girls 90s’ music video set, then Lush has you covered. The Roar gift box contains a quirky bath bomb, a bubble bar, a solid cleaner, a shampoo bar and a shower gel, for the perfect bath night in.

Lush Roar Mother’s Day gift pack


Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint - $25

This Fenty Beauty Lip Paint will give your mum the excuse to dress up like the Queen she is on Mother’s Day. It comes in eight different shades, is super-pigmented and has a soft matte finish.

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint

Napolean Perdis My Numer One Limited Edition Nude Lip Set - $49

Just because we can’t go out doesn’t mean beauty-lovers can’t still don a killer nude lippie in isolation. This Napolean Perdis lip set contains four limited-edition pink, peach, mauve and classic nude lip pencils. Unlike many lip kits, they also include conditioning candelilla wax and antioxidant Vitamin E to avoid cracked lips and leave them feeling smooth.

Napolean Perdis My Numer One Limited Edition Nude Lip Set

Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D Waterproof - $44

There’s no denying the transformative powers of a great mascara. This Clarins wand gives lashes volume, length and definition and best of all, it’s waterproof so you and your mum can watch all your favourite sad films this Mother’s Day without worrying about any smudges.

Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D Waterproof

Karen Murrell Nude Lip Palette - $49.95

Nude lipsticks are still haven’t a major moment and this palette of colours from Karen Murrell proves they’re going nowhere. Containing five of the bestselling nude shades – 02 Cordovan Natural, 05 Violet Mousse, 09 Sandstorm, 14 Orchid Bloom and new favourite 23 Blushing Rose - the palette has something that works for every complexion.

Karen Murrell Nude Lip Palette


Kristin Ess Strand Strengthening Reconstructive Moisture Mask 200ml - $23.99 - Available from Priceline

Many hair salons may be closed but that doesn’t mean our tresses have to suffer during isolation. This moisturising mask from Kristin Ess not only looks amazing, but it smells like you’ve just walked out of a salon and it strengthens the hair to stop split ends.

Kristin Ess Strand Strengthening Reconstructive Moisture Mask

Joico Moisture Recovery - $135.80 - Available from

This Joico set is perfect for anyone who’s neglected their tresses during lockdown. It contains a moisturising shampoo and conditioner, a treatment balm and dry shampoo, perfect for thick, dry or coarse hair.

Joico Moisture Recovery hair care

Dyson Corrale straightener - $699

If you’re thinking of splashing the cash on mum this Mother’s Day, put the Dyson Corrale on your list.This straightener promises less hair damage by using flexing plates that shape and gather the hair instead of pulling on it. The temperature is measured 100 times a second to ensure the machine delivers precise, accurate heat. And best of all, it’s cord-free so there are no cables to get in the way of your mum’s hair styling.

Dyson Corrale straightener


Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Ribelle Gift Set - $122 - Available from Myer & David Jones

If a new fragrance is on the cars for mum this year, this gift set contains Signorina Ribelle Eau De Parfum (50ml) a bath and shower gel and a body lotion.

Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Ribelle Gift Set

Missoni Eau de Parfum Gift Set - $105.00 - Available from David Jones

If bright and shiny gifts win mum over, this one will is sure to impress. It contains Missoni Pour Femme Eau De Parfum (50ml), a body lotion, a shower Gel and a travel spray.

Missoni Eau de Parfum Gift Set

Versace Dylan Blue Pour Femme Gift Set - $175.00 - Available from Myer & David Jones

Nothing says ‘thanks for being a great mum’ like this luxurious Versace fragrance gift set. Featuring a 100ml Dylan Blue Pour Femme Eau De Parfum, a chic black pouch and a travel spray, you’ll wish you’d bought another one for yourself.

Versace Dylan Blue Pour Femme Gift Set

Elizabeth Arden White Tea Mandarin Blossom 100ml - $75 - Available from David Jones

Summer may be on its way out but this fragrance, with hints of citrus and florals, will make your mum feel like she’s on a European holiday in the middle of winter.

Elizabeth Arden White Tea Mandarin Blossom

Beauty gadgets

Skin Gym Face Sculptor - $119 - Available from Sephora

Beauty salons are still closed so there’s no doubt your mum will thank you for gifting her with this facial roller. It mimics the effect of a professional massage, bu helping to tone and firm the skin. All your mum has to do is apply her favourite serum or oil and use the skin roller to massage it outwards and upwards to the contours of her face.

Skin Gym Face Sculptor

Salt by Hendrix Face Roller Rose Quartz - $34.95 - Available from Oz Hair & Beauty

This rose quartz roller not only looks amazing but it also promoted circulation in the skin, encouraging cell rejuvenation and stimulating the lymphatic system to combat puffiness and water retention.

Salt by Hendrix Face Roller Rose Quartz

Happy Skin Co Gen.2 IPL laser hair removal - $299

With beauty salons closed across the country, this laser hair removal tool is a thoughtful gift mums will be thankful for.

Happy Skin Co Gen.2 IPL laser hair removal - $299


Glasshouse Mother's Day 380g Soy Candle - $49.95

If you love your mum ‘To The Moon And Back’, what better way to say it than on a candle? It’ll also make her house smell of lilies and chantilly cream.

Glasshouse Mother's Day 380g Soy Candle

ECOYA Blood Orange Madison Jar - $42.95 - Available from Myer

This ECOYA candle is the perfect way to spruce up any #WFH office Natural soy wax is blended with Not only will it provide a scented burn for up to 80 hours but it also smells like cinnamon, ginger and blood orange. 

ECOYA Blood Orange Madison Jar

Slip pink sleep mask - $55

There’s no denying it’s been an unsettling year and mum might just need a bit of shut eye. This Slip sleep mask is made from 100% pure silk, inside and out, making it the perfect luxury gift.

Slip pink sleep mask

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