We need each other, and now is a great time to let your favorite moms know how much you care.
We need each other, and now is a great time to let your favorite moms know how much you care.
Remember when coming home with an “I Love Mom” drawing and a DIY macaroni necklace was a perfectly acceptable present for Mother’s Day? After years of special occasions, you’re running out of creative-gifting juice. (Trust us, she doesn’t need another cookbook.) As an easy crowd-pleaser for 2021, go ahead and gift mom something she'll gladly receive: her favorite beauty product — or, better yet, a luxe new set of something she's been wanting to try. Beauty brands always turn (way, way) up for Mother's Day, releasing a bevy of product bundles made to make moms feel extra special. So, whether she's in need of a new hair tool or a fresh manicure, there's a very special beauty set out there with your mama's name on it. To take some of that present-ideation weight off, we went ahead and rounded up the best beauty sets to gift this May 9 for you.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Olive & June The Starter SetBest For: Moms Who ManicureWe miss mom-and-me manicure dates as much as you, too. The next best thing: Learning how to DIY salon-perfect nails over FaceTime.Olive & June The Starter Set, $, available at Olive & JuneSephora Favorites Mother’s Day Coffret Perfume SetBest For: Moms Who Are Scent-ObsessedUnless you know exactly what someone's signature scent is, gifting perfume can be a total shot in the dark. This clever Sephora gift set makes it easy for mom to test-drive seven eaux at home before leveling up her favorite one to a full-size bottle. Sephora Favorites Mother's Day Coffret Perfume Set, $, available at SephoraGrande Cosmetics Mini Magic Lash and Brow SetBest For: Moms Who Want Fuller Lashes & BrowsTake it from a beauty writer's mom — regular application of these brow- and lash-boosting serums led to visibly fuller results in one tube's time. (Plus, it comes with mascara to fake it 'till you make it.)Grande Cosmetics Mini Magic Lash and Brow Set, $, available at SephoraDyson Corrale Hair Straightener Limited Edition Gift SetBest For: Moms Who Spend A LOT Of Time On Their HairDon't miss out on upgrading your mom's hair tool game with this limited-edition gift set, which includes two free brushes. (Psst: It's sneakily eligible for a discount during Sephora's spring sale!)Dyson Corrale Hair Straightener Limited Edition Gift Set, $, available at SephoraKosas The Angel Skin SetBest For: Moms Who ZoomEver since hearing that having your Zoom camera on is a Really Big Deal for my mom and her coworkers (Boomers — weigh in please!), I've been looking for the perfect complexion-booster to perk up her already gorgeous skin. This Kosas duo will do the trick.Kosas The Angel Skin Set, $, available at KosasDove Hair Therapy Breakage Remedy + Silk ScrunchieBest For: Moms Who Care About HaircareTreat mom's hair to some T.L.C. with this reviving hair trio, which comes with a stunning Brother Vellies silk scrunchie to accessorize with style.Dove Hair Therapy Breakage Remedy + Silk Scrunchie, $, available at Brother VelliesHanacure The All-In-One Facial StarterBest For: Moms Who Get FacialsThat kind-of-creepy mask that haunted your Instagram feeds for many of the early 2010's? It's actually an amazing beauty treat for visibly firming and refreshing your skin.Hanacure The All-In-One Facial - Starter, $, available at HanacureGuerlain Rouge G Customizable Lipstick CaseBest For: Moms Who Like What They LikeRefillable beauty isn't just timeless — it's a win for the environment. Give her a gift she'll use for years to come with a luxe lipstick case that she can customize with her favorite shade.Guerlain Rouge G Customizable Lipstick Case, $, available at SephoraTower 28 Power Duo Lip + Cheek SetBest For: Moms Who Don't Want To Look "Done Up"Glow up your mom's makeup bag with this dewy lip and cheek tint for a natural flush. And since gloss is back in a major way, let her in on the trend with a shiny (but not too shiny) tinted gloss.Tower 28 Power Duo Lip + Cheek Set, $, available at Tower 28Diptyque Set Of 5 Mini CandlesBest For: Moms Who Love Fancy CandlesNothing says "I'm a mom with impeccable taste" like having one of these fancy candles in each room. Just saying.Diptyque Set of 5 Mini Candles, $, available at SpaceNKOribe Obsessed SetBest For: Moms Who Want A Great Hair DayAsk any beauty editor: These Oribe products are among the best that exist. The Gold Lust shampoo and conditioner is an express route to soft, shiny hair, and Dry Texturizing Spray is full, chic style in a can.Oribe Oribe Obsessed Set, $, available at VerishopMario Badescu Spritz. Mist. Glow. SetBest For: Moms Who Want Dewy ComplexionsYour mom doesn't know the blissful joys of face misting — yet. But be warned: Once she gets used to the spritz-spritz lifestyle, she'll never be able to go back.Mario Badescu Spritz. Mist. Glow. Set, $, available at Ulta BeautyAesop Arrival KitBest For: Moms Who TravelShe may not be arriving anywhere but to and from her own home, but that's no reason to not indulge in some luxe hair and body care courtesy of Aesop.Aesop Arrival Kit, $, available at VerishopVictoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick: The VB EditBest For: Moms Who Are Never Without LipstickWhat better gift to get your very stylish mama than a trio of posh lippies from one VB? Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick: The VB Edit, $, available at Violet GreyDr. Loretta The EssentialsBest For: Moms Who Are Essentialists She doesn't need skin care with all the bells and whistles — the stuff just needs to work. Which, by the way, this Dr. Loretta stuff does.Dr. Loretta The Essentials, $, available at VerishopNars Mini Bronzer & Blush SetBest For: Moms Who Want To GlowThere's a reason Nars is a classic. Nab two iconic shades of blush and bronzer (plus a mini brush) for just $39.NARS Mini Bronzer and Blush Set, $, available at SephoraGlamglow Instant Celebrity Skin Masking SetBest For: Moms Who Need A RefreshShe's a celeb all right — the world just doesn't know it yet. Treat the most important woman in your life to this mask (the other kind) four-pack for the ultimate at-home spa experience.GLAMGLOW Instant Celebrity Skin Masking Set, $, available at VerishopTula Exfoliate & Glow SetFact: Moms love a reusable toiletry bag, so get her a set that she can still use long after the products inside are empty — which is exactly what'll happen to the Tula treasures inside because they're that good.Tula Exfoliate & Glow Set, $, available at NordstromTatcha Fuji Dewy Skin SetShe might splurge for a Dewy Skin Cream or Kissu Lip Mask every now and then, but if you want to treat a beauty-loving mom to something extra special, make it this a gift set of three Tatcha fan favorites.Tatcha Fuji Dewy Skin Set, $, available at TatchaLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Mother’s Day Gifts For Pregnant Moms-To-BeGifts For Moms Who Love Food As Much As We DoThe Best NYC Spa Deals For Mother's Day
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We agree that placing an annual bouquet order for Mother’s Day is easy. But just because it's tough to beat the convenience of delivered-to-her-doorstep blooms at the click of a button, doesn’t mean it’s the best option available. If you and your ma are feeling some flower-fatigue this year, then shake things up on May 9 by gifting a plant instead — because while those stem-cut blossoms wither, these potted plants will continue to survive and thrive.In addition to their longer lifespan (and gift-span), these leafy green friends also come in a wide variety of species, shapes, sizes, and care-levels that make them easily customizable to match your mom’s personality quirks and lifestyle habits. Taking the vast garden of options into account, we crafted a streamlined shop-guide of bestselling plants to help with making your Mother’s Day gifting decision. Scroll on to see all the gargantuan ferns, aromatic herbs, and heart-shaped succulents that will add some greenery to your mom’s life.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Hoya HeartsWhy She’ll Love ItThis duo of heart-shaped succulents is actually rooted leaves cut from the Hoya Kerri plant. Planted in a sleek concrete pot, it will serve as a sweet little reminder to mom of just how much you love her.CarePlace these little love-plants in either bright indirect light or full sunshine and water when soil is completely dry and it starts to wrinkle.DealOrder early for Mother’s Day and save $15 with code INAFLASHShop The Bouqs Co.The Bouqs Co Desert Love Hoya Heart Duo, $, available at The Bouqs CoYellow Grafted Cactus Why She’ll Love ItIf your mom vibes with pretty but a little prickly, then this sunshine-hued cactus garden packaged in a paper-crafted planter box (with special Mother's Day messaging) is on her same wavelength.CarePlace in bright indirect or direct sunlight and take care to water once a week (or when soil is completely dry).Shop Lula's GardenLula's Garden Ever Garden, $, available at Lula's GardenDonkey Tail Hanging SucculentWhy She’ll Love ItThis bestseller is one of the more unique looking succulents we've come across — similar to the beloved String of Pearls, but just a bit zanier. CareDescribed as easy to grow and maintain — requiring only filtered to bright light along with well-drained soil. Shop Lazy Gardenslazygardens Donkey Tails, 6 inch, $, available at EtsyString Of PearlsWhy She’ll Love ItThe succulent strands from this luminously-named plant grows longer over time with TLC.CareTLC for these beauties consists of bright but not direct light exposure with well-drained soil that is allowed to dry out completely between waterings.Shop Dose of Succulents on EtsyDose of Succulents String of Pearls Plant, $, available at EtsyWhite OrchidWhy She’ll Love ItOrchids aren't the unofficial mom-plant mascot for nothing — these flowering plants are lovely, serene, and serve as natural carbon-dioxide absorbers, making them the ideal atmosphere enhancer. CareThis beauty thrives in soft indirect sunlight with a weekly three-cube ice watering and a climate temperature between 65 to 85 degrees. Shop Plants.comPlants.com Small Phalaenopsis Orchid: White, $, available at Plants.comAir PlantWhy She’ll Love ItThis jumbo-sized air plant comes packaged in a painted-face ceramic planter for an extra-special gifting flourish.CareAirplant care consists of placing the low-maintenance green friend wherever your heart desires and giving it a quick water-mist two to three times per week.Shop UrbanStems Urbanstems The Cathy Airplant, $, available at UrbanstemsFiddle Leaf Fig Why She’ll Love ItPair this on-trend houseplant in a blush-pink ceramic pot with the “Plant Mom” tote for the ultimate green thumb gift set. CareFiddle leaf figs love anything from bright indirect to full sunlight showers with a watering every one to two weeks and fully dried out soil in between. Shop The SillThe Sill Plant Mom Tote Bag, $, available at The SillThe Sill Fiddle Leaf Fig, $, available at The SillString Of Succulents TrioWhy She’ll Love ItFor moms who like to mix it up: a unique collection of three string-variety succulents planted in matching terracotta pots.CareThis eye-catching trio requires a mix of bright indirect to full direct sunlight with limited watering whenever the soil is completely dry.Shop BloomscapeBloomscape String of Succulents Collection, $, available at BloomscapePink AnthuriumWhy She’ll Love ItNot only are Anthuriums the world’s longest flowering houseplant (with each pink bloom lasting up to eight weeks at a time), but this particular one also comes potted in a sweet and simple ceramic planter. CareLet this pink lady bask in any indirect light (from medium to bright) with a solid watering every one to two weeks, allowing the soil to completely dry out in between. Oh, and she likes a little extra humidity. Shop The SillThe Sill Pink Anthurium Plant, $, available at The SillLavender PlantWhy She’ll Love ItNot only will this beauty transport your mom to the south of France — it’s also delightful aromatic and will fill her home with a sweet and calming aroma. CareYou’ll want to keep this pretty lady in direct sunlight and away from your furry friends — lavender is great for people, but not so much for pooches. Your lavender plant can enjoy long periods of time outdoors during warmer months.Shop BloomscapeBloomscape Lavender Tree, $, available at BloomscapeCroton PetraWhy She’ll Love ItFor the bold and beautiful moms out there, this statement-making top-seller is exotic gifting gold with its multi-colored leaves and moss-ball planter.CareThis leafy-green stunner is described as requiring “a bit of extra care to flourish” — think bright sunlight, moderate temperatures, and regular watering when the soil dries up.Shop KodamaForestKodamaForest Croton Petra Kokedama In Moss-Ball Planter, $, available at EtsyHedgehog AloeWhy She’ll Love ItBeauty and wellness-loving moms will adore this fruitful aloe plant in its chic midnight-blue pot.CareA famously easy-to-care-for plant that needs bright or indirect sunlight in moderate temps with watering when soil is dry to the touch.Shop BloomscapeBloomscape Hedgehog Aloe Plant, $, available at BloomscapeStaghorn FernWhy She’ll Love ItDescribed as, “one of the more unusual house plants,” this tropical fern found in Southeast Asia and Australia is not your average houseplant for not-your-average-mom.CareSaid to thrive in areas with higher levels of light while little water and a temperate climate.Shop Hirt’s GardenHirt's Garden Staghorn Fern 6.5" Hanging Plant, $, available at AmazonSnake Plant (Mother-In-Law’s Tongue)Why She’ll Love ItOn top of its tongue-in-cheek name, this popular, eye-catching plant is notoriously hard to kill.CarePlace in anything from direct to indirect sunlight, allowing the soil to completely dry between watering.Shop UrbanStemsUrban Stems The Cairo Snake Plant, $, available at Urban StemsMonthly Plant SubscriptionWhy She’ll Love ItIf your mom has a major green thumb (or budding plant passion), then enrolling her in this reader-popular plant subscription is approved gifting gold.CareThis recurring service delivers one new easy-care plant and ceramic planter, per month.Shop The SillThe Sill Classic Plant Subscription, $, available at The SillNeed more gift ideas for mom?Shop our curated Mother’s Day collection — your mom will love these gifts!Like what you see? 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Mother's Day is right around the corner, which means we're all starting the scramble to find the perfect gift for our moms. While we could go with the classic one-off floral arrangement or a gift card to her favorite spa, this year we're focusing on gifts that keep on giving. While we are living in a world of uncertainty that might still keep us from visiting our mothers, we can brighten their days for months to come with the perfect subscription box (delivered with no-contact delivery, of course). From coffee to wine, books to CBD gummies, and plants to flowers, we gathered up some monthly goodie bags that make it Mother's Day all year round. Ahead, our favorite subscription boxes and services to book now to really impress her this year.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.The Duo: Subscription From BrightlandFor the home chef, give the gift of never-ending gourmet olive oil. Plus, it's so good you could drink it straight from the bottle.Shop BrightlandBrightland The Duo: Subscription, $, available at BrightlandHemp Crate Co. Health & Wellness Starter BoxIf you've ever told your mom to take a chill pill, you owe her this CBD and Hemp subscription box. Inside are all the wellness goodies she needs to deal with being your parent.Shop Hemp Crate Co.Hemp Crate Co. Health & Wellness Starter Box, $, available at Hemp Crate Co.Harry & David Bulb-Of-The-Month ClubFor the green thumb mama — these flowers will not only brighten your mom's home, but they can be replanted in her garden and bloom for years to come.Shop Harry & DavidHarry & David Bulb-of-the-Month Club, $, available at Harry & DavidTrade Coffee Gift Coffee SubscriptionNow that we've all mastered the art of making coffee at home, this is a great time to send your mom a year's supply. Perfect for the coffee connoisseur, this subscription will send a different type of bean each month. Shop Trade CoffeeTrade Coffee Gift Coffee Subscription, $, available at Trade CoffeeMysa Natural Wine Club SubscriptionWe could all use a glass of wine right now. Honestly, we could all use a bottle a week delivered to our doors — thankfully you can gift weekly wine to your mom with this customizable wine club.Shop MysaMysa Natural Wine Natural Wine Club, $, available at MysaThe Sill Pet-Friendly Plant SubscriptionFor the mom that has a green thumb AND a few pet pals, but no garden, send a monthly plant (or plants) to green up her home.Shop The Sill The Sill Pet Friendly Plant Subscription, $, available at The SillSakara Life Two-Day Signature Program Subscription BoxA Sakara Life subscription brings luxury to everyday meals. The box is pricey, but the plant-rich superfood meals are carefully crafted and said to transform your life. Get started with a two-day weekly subscription for $80 per day. Shop Sakara LifeSakara Life Two Day Signature Program Subscription, $, available at Sakara LifeGlobeIn Artisan Subscription BoxOnce a month, GlobeIn delivers you worldly treasures right to your doorstep. Every box comes with a new fun theme i.e., the "Wired Box" prepares you with coffee beans, sugar bowls, upcycled wooden spoons, and everything you need to brew the perfect cup. Shop GlobeInGlobeIn Artisan Box Subscription, $, available at GlobeInThe Detox Market Detox BoxGift your mama the best of green beauty with the Detox Box. Inside are thoughtfully picked skincare, hair, body, and wellness holy grails that you'll actually look forward to every month. Shop The Detox MarketThe Detox Market The Detox Box, $, available at The Detox MarketCratejoy Book BoxFor the bookworm mom — send your mother a new story to get lost in and trinkets from small businesses every month.Shop CratejoySpearCraft Book Box, $, available at CratejoyLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Cheap & Cheerful Under-$25 Mother's Day Gifts11 Mother's Day Gifts You Can (& Should) Order Now23 Gifts For The Long Distance Mom
Your mom is obviously worth a million bucks — but we’re going to assume you’re working with a different kind of budget this Mother’s Day. (Unless your name is North West, in which case, please make your way over to our luxury gift guide and buy with abandon.) Still, even if you only intend on spending $25 — or, heck, $10 — you can definitely treat your mom to something special on May 9, and not in an “it's the thought that counts” way, either. Pair that sentiment with a small token of love and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a happy giftee.Ahead, we rounded up a gift guide of thoughtful treasures that ring in under $25 and are sure to make mom smile. And if you’re on the hunt for something specific, give us a shout in the comments. You’ve still got time and we are here to help with all your shopping pursuits.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Color Drop Enamel Tumbler This one's a shoo-in for most useful gift. Choose a pretty color that aligns with your mom's taste and gift her a tumbler that can be used for drinking, as a toothbrush holder, vase, or anything she pleases — it will look beautiful in any space.Shop Anthropologie Terrain Color Drop Enamel Tumbler, $, available at AnthropologieSpotted Cat PlanterYou inherited your green thumb from your mom, so gift her a cutting from one of your own precious houseplants to show her that you retained her advice about how greenery thrives on neglect. Stick the seedling in this quirky little $24 pot and voila — seriously thoughtful gift.Shop Urban OutfittersUrban Outfitters Spotted Cat Planter, $, available at Urban OutfittersSqualane Silk Mask (5-Pack)Your mom can play at-home spa or just give her skin a boost with these popular K-Beauty sheet masks. We love the intensely nourishing and revitalizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and squalane. Some serious stuff packed into a pretty little box.Shop Dr. AltheaDr Althea Squalane Silk Mask (5 pack), $, available at Soko GlamMama NecklaceA dainty token of your appreciation for mom that she can wear close to her heart (and it costs less than $20!). Shop Benevolence LABenevolence LA Mama Necklace, $, available at AmazonSpritz. Mist. Glow. SetEveryone deserves a little refresh and these highly popular and editor-approved facial sprays are a WFH desk and handbag essential. Shop Mario BadescuMario Badescu Spritz. Mist. Glow. Set, $, available at UltaStraw Crossbody BagA bright, woven straw bag for less than $25 certainly sounds like a good idea! If she's the type to add a pop of color to her outfit with the right accessory, this little number fits the bill. Shop Nordstrom RackSole Society Corby Crossbody, $, available at Nordstrom RackLaneige Lip MaskGive mom the gift of self-care, with this rich and luxurious vanilla-scented lip mask. Shop LaneigeLaneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $, available at SephoraMini Dried Wild Flower BouquetWhat could be better than a bouquet of fresh flowers? A tiny dried version that will last longer than a week! Your mom can stick these beauties in a little bud vase and stare at them for days to come. Shop Floral Forest By MaryFloralForestByMary Small Bouquet of Dry Wild Flowers, $, available at EtsyBaggu Reusable ToteFor the trendy mom that also cares about the environment, consider this printed tote made from 40% recycled nylon sourced from pre-consumer waste. It goes everywhere and carries anything. Shop BagguBaggu Standard Baggu, $, available at BagguJewel Box Chocolate TinOne of our editors swears by this tiny gift of love and refuses to share which part of the package she likes most. We're going with the sea salt caramel and Sicilian orange truffles but considering the decorative tin is usually on display at her desk, she might give up the latter for choice.Shop CatbirdLouis Sherry Jewel Box Chocolate Tin, $, available at CatbirdTonal Nail Polish SetIf your mom always wears the same shade of barely-there pink, this set of 4 tonal nail polish shades will get her pushing the boundaries of beauty without leaving her comfort zone. Shop Nails Inc.Nails Inc. Keep It Tonal Nail Polish Set, $, available at SephoraOXO Good Grips Small Stainless Steel Cookie ScoopSure, it’s kind of a cliche, but your mom really does make the best chocolate-chip cookies. She’s still using two bent tablespoons to scoop out dough after all these years, so why not blow her mind with a miniature scooper solely intended for circular baked goods?Shop Bed Bath & BeyondOXO Good Grips Cookie Scoop, $, available at Bed Bath and BeyondPlant-Dyed Cotton BandanaMade of cotton and dyed using all organic plant materials, this versatile bandana from Rosmarine combines durable, organic fabric with a natural color palletete. Mom can tie it around her neck on a warm day or add some flair to her everyday purse.Shop Anthropologie Rosemarine Textiles Plant-Dyed Cotton Bandana, $, available at AnthropologieHay Gold Trinket DishReward her sharp eye for shiny things with a dish suitable to hold all her most meaningful trinkets. Shop HayHay Tray, $, available at HaySpring Garden Bloom Soap Gift SetThese soaps look and smell like something you’d find in a fancy boutique, but — surprise! — They're actually from Amazon. We’re not saying they’re going to transport mom to the fragrant lavender fields of Provence, but they’ll definitely elevate her bathroom counter game.Shop Greenwich Bay Trading CompanyGreenwich Bay Trading Company Spring Garden Bloom Soap Gift Set, $, available at AmazonCustom Heart Resin KeychainThese cute and colorful keychains are made from trendy resin and are customizable so mom can always think of you when she reaches for her keys. Keep in mind that these orders are ready to ship within 1–2 weeks of being placed, so plan ahead if you're going the personalization route!Shop BZ Bee CraftsBZ Bee Crafts Custom Heart Resin Keychain, $, available at EtsyInspirational Notes & Life Skills BookPick a hand. Follow its lead. Each page opens to reveal one of 75 prompts and charming illustrated objects that will inspire mom with positive guidance, reflection, and contemplation.Shop AmazonChronicle Books Everyday Offerings, $, available at Amazon1.25 Carat CZ and Pavé Halo Stud EarringsShiny studs to upgrade the contents of her jewelry box — all for just $22. Shop ZaxieZAXIE 1.25 Carat CZ and Pavé Halo Stud Earrings, $, available at ZaxiePencil & Paper Co. Happy Note Journals (Set of Three)Whether it’s jotting down favorite recipes, scrapbooking, or writing poetry, your mom is a diehard journal-keeper who has gone through scores of blank books in her lifetime. She can always use a few extra, and this set of three cheerful notebooks will brighten up her desk or nightstand.Shop AnthropologiePencil & Paper Co. Happy Note Journals, Set of 3, $, available at AnthropologieMini Zen Garden KitThis gift will be a welcome touch of tranquility to mom's life. For less than $10, it includes a tray, sand, decorative rocks, miniature wooden rake and an instruction book.Shop Cost Plus World MarketCost Plus World Market Mini Zen Garden Kit, $, available at Cost Plus World MarketHealthy + Strong Mini Transformation KitMoms with dry or overworked hair will love this rich, deeply nourishing and cleansing kit. Shop Living ProofLiving Proof Healthy + Strong Mini Transformation Kit, $, available at SephoraJust Between Us: Conversation Cards for the Whole FamilyThis set of conversation cards gets the whole family going — in a good way. Whether you're all on lockdown together or playing over Zoom, take turns answering the question on each card, and then flip it over for more ways to enrich the conversation. With more than 150 prompts, these cards generate many rich opportunities for connection, and because the questions are open-ended, they can be reused again and again.Shop Chronicle BooksChronicle Books Conversation Cards for the Whole Family, $, available at Chronicle BooksSunflower Garden Grow KitA little something special for the flower-loving mom — a DIY kit to cultivate her own dramatic mix of sunflowers.Shop Uncommon GoodsUncommon Goods Sunflower Garden Grow Kit, $, available at Uncommon GoodsWine-O's Round Glass MarkerFor the mom that enjoys a good ol' glass of vino, she'll appreciate these innovative yet simple merino wool "Wine-Os" from SoCal sustainable lifestyle brand, Graft Lantz.Shop Graft LantzGraf Lantz Wine-O's Round, $, available at Graf LantzTrue Match Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter PaletteEven if your mom grew up during a time when matte skin was all the rage, it'll be hard for her to deny the power of a good glow after you gift her this highlighter set. She'll love that you're sharing the products à la mode, so don't hold back on sharing some helpful application tips while you're at it!L'Oréal True Match Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette, $, available at UltaNeed more gift ideas for mom?Shop our curated Mother's Day collection — your mom will love these gifts!Pearl Bead Chain BraceletA dainty freshwater pearl bracelet for just $24? Sounds like a Mother's Day gifting home run. Amy O Jewelry Pearl Bead Chain Bracelet, $, available at Amy OLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?PSA: It's Time To Place Your Flower OrdersThe Best Mother's Day Beauty Sets To Order Now30 Bathrobes To Lounge The Day Away In
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Mother's Day is a little different this year as we continue to practice social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, but that doesn't mean the moms in your life need to feel any less special. Sure, spa days and outdoor brunches are slowly coming back to reality as things reopen, but you can still send her a token of your love if you can't be together.In fact, she may find a relaxing skin-care gift especially appealing during times where life is anything but zen. If you're looking for a gift that will help the special woman in your life look and feel like a queen, self-care is where it's at. Ahead, we've rounded up some of our favorite luxe skin-care gifts that'll bring the spa (and some happiness) straight to your mama's bedroom vanity. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Glow Recipe My Glow Vanity KitYou might cringe every time your mom says "glow up," but this kit will help her physically embody her new favorite saying. It comes with a juicy watermelon toner, moisturizer, and serum to plump, brighten, and hydrate skin.Glow Recipe Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Up Set, $, available at SephoraEminence Organic Skin Care Arctic Berry Peel and Peptide Illuminating SystemThis set, which comes with a berry-infused chemical peel and moisturizer, will keep your mom's skin radiant well into summer. (Just remind her not to skimp on SPF during the day.)Eminence Organic Skin Care Arctic Berry Peel and Peptide Illuminating System, $, available at DermStoreWander Beauty Airplane Mode Round Trip Kit Mom's next vacation might be on hold, but this set — which includes eye patches, a hydrating cleanser, moisturizer, and finishing mist — brings her canceled hotel-spa experience home.Wander Beauty Airplane Mode™ Round Trip, $, available at Wander BeautySunday Riley Superstars KitSunday Riley offers tons of great treatments, but what you love might not be what your mom needs, so why not gift her a sampler set? The brand's Superstars Kit gives her the opportunity to take four hero products out for a test drive to find her serum of choice.Sunday Riley Superstars Kit, $, available at SephoraHerbivore Botanicals Amethyst Ritual KitNothing is quite like a facial, but the amethyst tools in this kit are the next best thing to an actual face massage. It's the perfect step to add to mom's routine so she can sculpt and release tension while she catches up on her shows. Herbivore Botanicals Amethyst Ritual Kit, $, available at Herbivore BotanicalsDr. Barbara Sturm Serum Discovery SetFor the mom who doesn't skip a serum or facial appointment, order this luxe set. It comes with four potent formulas from Dr. Barbara Sturm to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin.Dr. Barbara Sturm Serum Discovery Set, $, available at SephoraHey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier If your mom is already at the top of her skin-care game, this humidifier will help all her favorite ingredients work even harder.Hey Dewy Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier in, $, available at RevolveReVive Glow ElixirThis serum is spendy, but consider its multiple uses: Mom can buff a few drops over the high points of her face for targeted radiance, or mix some in with her favorite moisturizer for an all-over sheen. ReVive Glow Elixir, $, available at ReVive SkincareGuerlain Abeille Royale Anti-Aging Double R Serum SetThe only thing we want to steal from mom more than the four Guerlain formulas in this kit? The chic white pouch it comes with.Guerlain Guerlain Abeille Royale Anti-Aging Double R Serum Set, $, available at SephoraDr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Clinic-At-Home Pore EditionMaybe a trip to the best esthetician in town isn't in your gifting budget this year — that's fine. You can upgrade your mom's medicine cabinet with this professional peel kit that'll buff off dead skin and make her feel brand-new.Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Clinic-At-Home Pore Edition, $, available at SephoraBeautyStat Mini Universal Essentials KitThe contents of this kit would turn the biggest skin-care skeptic into a believer. The award-winning vitamin C serum will help brighten and firm your mom's skin with consistent use, and the moisture-boosting essence and moisturizer will keep her skin feeling hydrated and healthy.BeautyStat Mini Universal Essentials Kit, $, available at BeautyStatLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
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Your mom has excellent taste (which she imparted to you, of course). And while this characteristic makes for an aesthetically pleasing childhood home, it also makes for someone who feels impossible to shop for — especially on Mother’s Day. If a floral bouquet isn't going to cut it with your unique mom, then we've got just the gifts that feel as one-of-a-kind as she is.When we need to gift outside the box, we usually turn to Etsy. The platform offers plenty of your standard giftables but always with a handmade twist that guarantees gift-giving gold stars. We combed the virtual marketplace for the most charming Mother’s Day goodies on offer — and while there was a lot to choose from, we think we found la creme de la creme. Ahead, discover that extra-special token your mom with impeccable taste will actually appreciate.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Evren Tiny Letter NecklaceSure, a “mom” or “mama” necklace seems like the natural choice on May 9 — but why not personalize your gift even more with a delicate initial necklace? The letters could remind her of you and your siblings, her partner, or even a beloved Fido. These delicate necklaces are available in gold-fill or sterling silver, starting at a reasonable $70.Shop Evren on EtsyEvren Dainty Letter Necklace, $, available at EtsyMora Approved Kintsugi Repair KitKintsugi is the traditional Japanese technique of repairing broken ceramics by using a visible adhesive to enhance the imperfections of the piece. Help your mom get through her hoard of “I’ll fix it someday” pottery with this easy-to-use repair kit — it includes instructions, blue & gold mixing powder, a brush, sticks for blending, and gloves. Shop Mora Approved on EtsyMora Approved Kintsugi Repair Kit, $, available at Etsy“Mom, You Are The Schitt” Letterpress CardDid you and your mom cackle over “Schitt’s Creek” reruns all throughout last year? Was it the one thing keeping you both sane throughout a year of living in isolation? No? Just us? Either way, if your mom is a fan, she will delight in this card depicting one of the most iconic matriarchs in recent television history.Shop Pop and Paper Shop on EtsyPop and Paper Shop “Schitt’s Creek” Mother’s Day Card, $, available at EtsyMary John Handmade Gold Garnet RingIf you’re working with a generous budget this year, we suggest making a beeline for North Carolina-based Mary John Slaughter’s Etsy shop. The designer’s delicate, handmade fine jewelry is perfect for stacking and layering along with any heirlooms that your mom already cherishes — and the organic motifs will jive with her boho-mom style.Shop Mary John on EtsyMary John Solid Gold Step-Cut Garnet Ring, $, available at EtsyThorn & Raised “Sticks on Fire” SucculentYour mother is the original plant mom — it was she who adorned your childhood home with greenery, dragged you to the neighborhood nursery in the spring, and taught you the importance of calculated neglect in raising a houseplant. Blow her mind with a succulent that she may not have encountered at the local garden store, like this ombre-hued “sticks on fire” Euphorbia Tirucalli.Shop Thorn & Raised on EtsyThorn and Raised “Sticks on Fire” 6” Succulent, $, available at EtsyCosta Cosmetics Felted Goat’s Milk Soap Your mother evaluates soap based on two criteria: 1.) scent, and 2.) how it will look positioned in the powder room, perched in her seashell soap dish. Nab a bar that’s both perfectly perfumed and aesthetically pleasing, like these needle-felted lavender-scented soaps. Shop Costa Cosmetics on EtsyCosta Cosmetics Felted Goat’s Milk Soap (Single), $, available at EtsyKintsugi Beauty Shop Gua Sha StoneEven if your mom isn’t familiar with the practice of gua sha, she’ll appreciate this therapeutic stone if it comes with a tutorial from you. Integrate it into the at-home spa day that you’re planning for May 9, along with DIY mani-pedis and an ER marathon.Shop Kintsugi Beauty Shop on EtsyKintsugi Beauty Shop Contouring and Sculpting Gua Sha Stone, $, available at EtsyCLN&DRTY Rosewater Facial SprayMom is a longtime devotee of Mario Badescu’s infused mists — and she turned you into one, too — but you know that there are other toners out there that offer the same midday refresh. This beloved Etsy skincare brand offers a facial spray that’s blended with rosewater and argan oil for a mist that’s hydrating and moisturizing at the same time. “This toner is wonderful,” wrote a reviewer on Esty. “I love how fresh it smells! I keep mine in the refrigerator for an instant pick up.”Shop CLN&DRTY on EtsyCLNandDRTY Rosewater Facial Spray, $, available at EtsyQuilts by Caster Handmade QuiltShe taught you how to sew — or at least tried to — and collects needlepoint canvases that she finds at antique shops and estate sales. As a lover of all things handmade and a textile connoisseur, she’d definitely cherish a handmade quilt from a member of the legendary collective of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. While some of the handmade creations are pricey, each one is a living work of art — something she understands better than anyone.Shop Quilts by Caster on EtsyQuilts by Caster Gold and White Housetop Quilt, $, available at EtsyStacy Kitchen Decor Linen Pinafore ApronPersonal endorsement: I am a mom and an avid apron-wearer. Whether I’m in the line of fire during dinner with my toddler, baking, painting, re-potting plants, spackling, whatever — I love that I can just throw this on and not worry about destroying whatever I’m wearing. This beautifully tailored pinafore apron is pretty enough for prime time and rendered in a cool & easy cotton-linen blend that I wouldn’t be afraid of getting dirty.Shop Stacy Kitchen Decor on EtsyStacy Kitchen Decor Linen Pinafore Apron, $, available at EtsyCampbell Workshop DIY Crepe Paper Ranunculus KitDo we give these DIY paper-flower kits to our moms so that she get her crafting on, or do we make these ourselves and add them to an existing gift? It’s a tough decision, but we know one thing is clear: we could not have thought of a better Mother’s Day gift if we tried. Shop Campbell Workshop on EtsyCampbell Workshop DIY Crepe Paper Ranunculus Kit, $, available at EtsySymbolic Imports Custom Birth Month Flower SweatshirtNo one rocks a sweatshirt like your mom — she brought the activewear staple to fashionable heights at the peak of her aerobics phase in the early ’90s. This under-$30 topper is available in almost 50 different colors, and can be customized with birth flowers for different months of the year — the perfect, sentimental reminder of her kids or family members that you know she’ll actually wear. Shop Symbolic Imports on EtsySymbolic Imports Custom Birth Month Flower Sweatshirt, $, available at EtsyCKS Artistry Felt Drinkware CharmsThis woman loves her Chardonnay — and now that the weather has warmed up enough for socially distant back-porch gabfests, she especially loves drinking it with her legendary gaggle of girlfriends. Help her style out her cocktail hours with the gals with some chic, non-cheesy wine charms. Shop CKS Artistry on EtsyCKS Artistry Felt Drinkware Charms, $, available at EtsyLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Subscription Boxes That Mom Will Look Forward ToCheap & Cheerful Under-$25 Mother's Day Gifts11 Mother's Day Gifts You Can (& Should) Order Now
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