Mum's the word: The best Mother's Day beauty treats to surprise her with
Mum knows best. But hands up if you've got a mum so practical or frugal she never splurges on herself? Now's the time to show how much you care by shelling out a great present — it's not the money behind it that she'll appreciate, but the thought and care. And do yourself a favour by grabbing these this weekend, so you won't be mired in the (inevitable) last-minute crush. Here are the considered and luxurious treats we would buy for our own mums.
IF SHE LOVES PRETTY THINGS
If mum's the kind that's a bit of a collector — whether its jewellery, perfume bottles or pretty vases — she'll adore Sulwhasoo's Perfecting Cushion. The limited edition design is inspired by the golden bird — a symbol of luck and happiness for the most important woman in your life.
IF SHE TRULY DESERVES TO BE PAMPERED
Ageing can be a painful process even for the most self-assured mothers among us. If mum has always wanted to try Clé de Peau Beauté's La Crème, but doesn't want to pay a pretty penny, treat her to this 10ml sampler size that comes at a delightfully affordable price.
IF SHE LOVES UPLIFTING SCENTS
Buying a fragrance for someone can be tricky, but mum is bound to adore Dior's new J'adore in Joy. This one has an unusual salty accord as well as notes of ripe peaches to bring a new twist to a universally-loved fragrance. Pre-wrapped it will save you the trouble of finding gift wrapping.
IF SHE'S A SKINCARE JUNKIE
You can't go wrong with a skincare coffret and Shiseido has five bespoke options from its various ranges specially for mums. Our pick is the Perfect Revitalizing Coffret which is designed for the mum who is constantly sun-exposed as it works on both age spots and luminosity. The other sets target additional skin concerns as well.
FOR THE BEAUTY INSIDER
If mum is the kind of hip individual who loves cult skincare and fragrance, get her a bit of both. Byredo has a special mother's day duo of two creams in Blanche and La Tulipe, in ultra-cute green packaging that slips easily into purses while nourishing her hardworking mitts.
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