50 Gift Ideas for the Mum Who Loves a Beauty Buy (Including a Designer Dupe Perfume For Less Than $15!)

Marie-Antoinette Issa

Lifestyle Writer

May 09, 2024

From cult to classic, nostalgic to new, we’ve rounded up 50 (yep, half a hundred!) Mother’s Day gift ideas to create a curated collection that will help you find the perfect present for every beauty-loving mamma. Including a designer dupe for less than $15. And a $100+ hair brush that’s worth the spurge!

SKIN

Treat mum to a luxe moisturiser to hydrate and nourish her skin, a pampering face mask for a spa-like experience at home or even top-up stocks of her everyday serum. Either option will offer mum both a special glow and a moment of indulgence and relaxation in her busy schedule!

Mother's Day Beauty Gift ideas Skin
  1. Avene Vitamin Activ cg Radiance Corrector Serum, $74.99 at Chemist Warehouse: Restore mum’s skin’s natural luminosity with this radiance-boosting serum. Enriched with vitamins to even out skin tone and enhance overall complexion.
  2. SumaNurica Collagen Hydrating Face Mask, $189: Treat mum to a spa-like experience at home with this hydrating face mask. Formulated to diminish fine lines and wrinkles while leaving her skin glowing and refreshed.
  3. Foreo Supercharged Super Serum, $99 at Sephora: Elevate mum’s skin care routine with this supercharged seru,. It’s packed with potent ingredients to target multiple skin concerns and leave her complexion revitalised and radiant.
  4. Noosa Basics Face Oil, $38.95: Infuse mum’s skin with nourishment and hydration using this luxurious face oil. Packed with natural botanicals to promote a healthy, luminous glow.
  5. Ella Bache Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $99: This hyaluronic acid serum is designed to plump and hydrate. For a smoother, more youthful complexion.
  6. Medikat Crystal Retinal 3, $89: Help mum turn back the clock with this advanced retinol treatment from Medikat. Formulated to minimise the signs of ageing and reveal firmer, brighter skin.
  7. Officine Universelle Buly Pommade Virginale Face Moisturiser at Mecca: Delight mum’s senses with this luxurious face moisturiser. Infused with nourishing ingredients it will leave her skin velvety soft and deeply hydrated. The packaging is pretty cute too!
  8. Tatcha The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream at Mecca: Banish dark circles and puffiness with this indulgent eye cream. Featuring silk extracts to smooth and brighten the delicate eye area.
  9. Balm Beauty The Glow Balm: Illuminate mum’s complexion with this clean and sheer cream highlighter. It delivers a natural and radiant finish for a subtle yet stunning glow.
  10. Revlon Illuminance Serum Tint, $38.95: Technically a light coverage, the skin care benefits of this serum (including Ginger Root Extract, Vitamin C and E and Triple Hyaluronic Acid) are too good to ignore.

MAKEUP

Whether it’s a luxurious lipstick in her favourite shade, a versatile eyeshadow palette to unleash her creativity or a nourishing foundation that enhances her natural radiance, make up offers mum an opportunity for self-expression and confidence. By choosing products that align with her preferences and lifestyle, you’re not only giving her the tools to enhance her outer beauty but also empowering her to feel her best. Inside and out, every day!

Mother's Day Gift ideas makeup
  1. Fenty Icon Semi-matte Refillable Lipstick in Mutha Lova at Sephora, $34: Treat your mum to a Riri-approved bold and beautiful pout. This one offers long-lasting wear and vibrant colour in a luxurious formula.
  2. Benefit Splashtint Dewy Lip Tint, at Sephora, $42: Designed to glide onto lips for a splash of moisturising, kiss-proof colour and a juicy, dewy finish, Benefit’s newest release also visibly smooths fine lines. The lightweight formula feels balmy and conditioning for all-day comfort. Plus, the custom spoon-shaped applicator easily outlines lips.
  3. Anastasia Beverly Hills All in One Face Palette at Sephora, $92: Elevate mum’s makeup collection with this versatile face palette. Featuring a range of shades for sculpting, highlighting, and adding a touch of colour to her look.
  4. Dolce & Gabbana Devotion Face Illuminating Powder, $86: Spoil mum with luxury using this face illuminating powder from Dolce & Gabbana, providing a luminous and flawless finish for an airbrushed effect.
  5. Westman Atelier Eye Pods at Mecca, $146: Give mum the tools to enhance eyes with these luxurious eye pods. They offer richly pigmented shades and velvety textures for effortless blending and stunning results.
  6. Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Palette at Mecca, $90: Celebrate mum’s natural beauty with this versatile palette. Featuring a range of flattering shades for creating endless eye looks.
  7. Laniege Lip Glowy Balm at Sephora $25: This moisturising balm delivers soft, supple lips and a sheer tint. Lipstick optional
  8. Huda Beauty, Creamy Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette at Sephora, $55: Make mum’s eyes pop with this palette by Huda. Featuring a gorgeous range of shades to enhance her natural radiance.
  9. Ciate London Brazilian Extraordinary Foundation at Mecca: You may not be able to treat mum to a tropical holiday, but you can give her skin a sun-kissed glow with this weightless foundation. Which gives a medium coverage glow whilst blurring pores and imperfections.
  10. Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $41: A cult classic for a reason! One tube of this universally flattering shade (with over 40 millions views on TikTok) is sold every 3 minutes. We credit the magical not quite a gloss, not quite a lipstick finish. That somehow works with every complexion. For every occasion.

HAIR

Hair products make excellent Mother’s Day gifts. Offering mum a luxurious way to pamper and care for for her locks. Take your pick from a nourishing mask to restore shine, a high quality styling tool for effortless curls or a luxe hair oil for a gift that provides both practical benefits and moments of indulgence

Good hair
  1. Remington Copper Brilliance Blow Dry and Style Air Styler at Big W, $49: Give the gift of salon-worthy hair with this versatile air styler. For effortless styling and a sleek finish for any occasion.
  2. Vegamour HYDR-8 Deep Moisture Repair Mask at Sephora, $85: Nourish mum’s hair with a luxurious treatment that replenishes moisture and restores vitality. And leaves her locks silky-smooth and rejuvenated.
  3. Monat Scalp Scrub, $78: Revitalise mum’s scalp and promote healthy hair with a luxurious treatment. Designed to exfoliate and nourish for a refreshed and rejuvenated feel.
  4. ghd Chronos Hair Straightener at Mecca, $465: The ghd Chronos Hair Straightener delivers professional results and smooth, frizz-free locks with every use.
  5. Olaplex Volumizing Blow Dry Mist at Sephora, $54: The lightweight formula of this mist protects and strengthens. All while enhancing texture, volume and lift
  6. Hair by Sam McKnight Bigger Love Treatment Mask at Mecca, $84: Show her hair some love with this nourishing mask. Which provides deep hydration and repair for silky-smooth locks.
  7. Robe The Fragrance Hair Mist, $89.99: Notes of bergamot, lemon zest and juniper, in this unisex mist will delicately envelope mum’s hair. Leaving behind a subtle fragrance and a soft, silky texture
  8. Crown Affair The Brush No.001 at Mecca, $119: Spoil mum with a luxurious hairbrush. Like this one, crafted from sustainable materials for gentle detangling and smooth styling.
  9. Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil at Mecca, $144: Treat mum to a nourishing treatment enriched with natural honey. For hydration, shine, and protection against environmental damage.
  10. R+Co BLEU Lifestyler Volume & Texture Spra at Rogue Beauty, $72. The lightweight formula of this spray weightlessly adds texture, pliability, lustrous body and movement to mum’s hair. To help revitalise her tresses stiffness or residue. But with a light, flexible hold and healthier-looking locks.

BODY

Opt for body products infused with mum’s favourite scents or ingredients. You’ll not only treat her to a sensory delight but also show your love and appreciation for all she does.

Mother's Day Beauty Gift ideas body
  1. Rare Beauty Find Comfort Hydrating Body Lotion at Sephora, $55: Wrap mum in comfort with Ms Selena Gomez’s Hydrating Body Lotion. Its luxurious formula hydrates and soothes for soft, supple skin.
  2. Urban Jungle, Grime Fighter Body Wash at Sephora, $36: Take mum’s quick shower from basic to boujee with this beautiful body wash.
  3. Sephora Collection Hand Balm in Mango at Sephora, $13: This luxurious formula deeply moisturises and protects. Leaving her skin velvety soft and beautifully scented.
  4. Flamingo Estate Garden Essentials Garden Soap Set at Mecca, $172: Elevate mum’s daily cleansing routine with a luxe yet nourishing bar. This one is infused with botanical extracts to cleanse and refresh her skin.
  5. Tocca Giulietta Dry Body Oil at Mecca, $93: This lightweight and fast-absorbing formula will leave mum’s skin soft, smooth, and delicately scented with notes of green apple and pink tulips.
  6. Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub at Mecca: Mum will love this luxurious exfoliating treatment that buffs away dead skin cells to reveal a radiant and silky-smooth complexion.
  7. Sol De Janeiro Beija Flor Elasti-Cream at Mecca, $75: A nourishing formula infused with the brand’s signature scent of pistachio and salted caramel has made this cream a cult classic.
  8. Beaute Pacifique Body Lotion, $68: Mum’s limbs will love this silky-smooth formula that deeply moisturises and softens her skin for a radiant and healthy glow.
  9. Kenzako AHA Body Reset Scrub, $49.99: A viral sensation on TikTok, this scrub is renowned for its powerful blend of skin-renewing ingredients, designed to repair and replenish for a radiant complexion.
  10. Clinique Sparkle Skin Exofoliating Body Cream, $68. Treat mum to luxurious treatment for skin’s tough spots-elbows, knees and heels. This rich exfoliator invigorates skin as granules rub away persistent dullness and annoying flakiness, bringing skin to a new level of smoothness. And leaving it feeling sleek and polished

FRAGRANCE

The perfect perfume offers mum a sensory experience that can evoke memories, uplift spirits, and express love and appreciation. Find a fragrance that can become a signature part of mum’s identity. And a scent that reminds her of special moments and makes her feel confident and beautiful.

Mother's Day Beauty Gift ideas fragrance perfume

  1. Designer Brands Fragrance Baccara Red at Big W, $14: A dupe of the similarly named, but infinitely more $$$ cult classic, Baccara Red is an an alluring fragrance. That exudes confidence and sophistication, perfect for special occasions.
  2. Chloe Eau de Parfum Lumineuse, $248: capturing natural femininity with its radiant rose and jasmine bouquet and crafted with elegance and responsibility (it features a bottle adorned with delicate stitching and is made partially from recycled glass), Chloe’s latest release is a timeless fragrance that is sure to earn the same classic cult status as so many of the fragrance house’s other scents.
  3. Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajad EDP at Mecca from $367: Transport mum to exotic destinations with this fragrance. It captures the essence of tropical blooms and warm summer nights, evoking feelings of wanderlust and adventure.
  4. Prada Paradoxed EDP, $280: This feminine floral fragrance was created to explore and express the paradoxical multi-dimensions of women. Making it perfect for the mum who is everything for every one.
  5. D.S. & DURGA Plumes EDP at Mecca from $103: Elevate mum’s perfume wardrobe with D.S. & DURGA Plumes – a captivating fragrance that unfolds like a story, weaving together notes of smoky incense, spicy woods, and velvety florals for an enchanting olfactory experience.
  6. Kayali Vanilla Candy Rock Sugar 42 EDP at Sephora, $215: Treat mum to a delectable indulgence with this fragrance. The combo of creamy vanilla and sugary sweetness makes for a scent that’s as delcious as it is delightful.
  7. Vilhelm Parfumerie Dear Polly Eau De Parfum at Mecca from $322: Show mum you care with this charming fragrance. Like a bouquet of fresh flowers in full bloom, it radiates joy and optimism. Making it the perfect gift for the mum who brings light into your life.
  8. By/ Rosie Jane Dulce Eau de Parfum at Sephora, $114: Delight your mum’s senses with the sweet and feminine scent of By/ Rosie Jane Dulce. A musky vanilla that evokes warmth and happiness with every spritz.
  9. Maison Margiela REPLICA On a Date at Mecca, $53: Transport mum back in time with a nostalgic fragrance that evokes memories of cherished moments and shared laughter.
  10. Charlotte Tilbury Joyphoria EDP $265: The queen of the cult Pillow Talk lipliner has just released her range of fragrances. And, we’re predicting this warm floral vanilla scent to be a hit.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

By Marie-Antoinette Issa

Lifestyle Writer

Marie-Antoinette Issa is a contributor for The Carousel and has worked across news and women's lifestyle magazines and websites including Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Madison, Concrete Playground, The Urban List and Daily Mail, I Quit Sugar and Huffington Post.

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