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Mother's Day Gift Guide: These Beauty Gift Ideas Are Better Than Flowers

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This Mother’s Day—which, ahem, is May 14th this year—consider swapping standard flowers for something that celebrates the beauty of the special woman in your life. Moms, aunts, grandmothers, the sister who made you an aunt, the mom-like figures, and the fur moms all deserve thoughtful gifts.

One day isn’t enough to celebrate just how much we love and appreciate them, but these curated gift ideas help shower these VIPs with the appreciation they deserve. Not sure what to buy? This Mother’s Day gift guide features beauty gift ideas for every type of mom in your life.

Ready to get shopping? To make it easy, we’ve created a list of the absolute best Mother’s Day gift ideas and gift sets. And if this day is special for you, don’t forget to treat yourself this Mother’s Day.

How to Gift Mom with the Right Shade

Shopping for Mother’s Day makeup gifts can be tricky if you don’t know mom’s . Instead of spoiling the surprise by outwardly asking which color she swears by, upload a clear headshot or selfie of the lucky lady you’re shopping for onto our tool. This virtual shade finder can help color-match you or someone else’s complexion with most IT Cosmetics CC creams and foundations (it also works on select makeup products like lipstick, bronzer, and eyeliner). Keep this tool handy if you choose from one of these personalized beauty gift ideas below!

, $55 [$79 value]

For the new mom in your life who considers four uninterrupted hours of sleep a dream, the Bye Bye Dark Circles Eye Cream & Concealer Duo is at the top of our list for Mother’s Day gifts. This money-saving set comes with a full-size to hydrate this delicate skin while improving the look of dark circles. She’ll also get a full-size tube of . One dot is all she needs to instantly conceal dark under-eye circles. Even better, this highly pigmented, waterproof concealer delivers 24 hours of crease-proof coverage. With full coverage and a formula that addresses dark circles and discoloration all in one, mom can confidently go about her day.

, $74 [$110.50 value]

Sometimes moms don’t often wake up as refreshed as they’d like, but she’ll find everything she needs to create a bright-eyed makeup look in this Bright Eyes Makeup Gift Set. The three-piece bundle includes full sizes of the , in Silk Armor, and . It even comes with a cute makeup bag to store it all.

Bright Eyes Makeup Gift Set
$110.50 value

Bright Eyes Makeup Gift Set


Old price New price $74.00

, $38 [$54 value]

Mom knows best, and she also knows that no makeup look is complete without a swipe of mascara and a pop of color on her lips. The Not Your Average Makeup Set comes with two full-size products that’ll achieve both, including the —which takes lashes to new heights in a single coat—and , which adds a flush of color while nourishing and hydrating lips. Since we believe the best Mother’s Day gift should be a personal one, you can take your pick from eight beautiful shades.

Not Your Average Makeup Set ($54 Value)

Not Your Average Makeup Set ($54 Value)


Old price New price $54.00
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Like a Dream: Red Plum

, $48 [$68 value]

A blush that adds a natural flush while diffusing the look of pores? Mom might just call you her favorite if you hand this one over in a pretty package. Blushing Beauty Makeup Set comes with your choice of shade of our internet favorite , which blurs the look of pores while imparting a pretty pop of flattering color on her cheeks. It also comes with the for flawless application.

, $58 [$77 value]

Here’s the perfect pick for the woman who does it all—otherwise known as the superhero of your world. The Superwoman Eye Makeup Set, valued at $77, features three full-size problem-solving makeup items that’ll help her look and feel confident in a matter of minutes. First up is the in her preferred shade, which glides on easily and imparts the prettiest sheen of color. It also comes with a in Super Black to define her eyes. A swipe or two of is all she needs to complete the look.

Superwoman Eye Makeup Set ($77 Value)
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Superwoman Eye Makeup Set ($77 Value)


Old price New price $77.00
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Silk Armor: Pearl Rose Gold

, $49 [$88.50 value]

If she’s really into skincare, then hand her the Your Radiance Boosting Best Sellers Skincare Gift Set and watch her eyes light up with joy. With serious savings, this Mother’s Day beauty bundle is worth $88.50. It features three skincare goodies, including a full-size to improve four common signs of eye fatigue: crow’s feet, dark eye circles, lack of firmness and dryness. She’ll also get a travel-size to visibly plump, hydrate, and brighten her complexion and a travel-size for skin that feels soft and supple—never stripped.

Your Radiance Boosting Best Sellers Skincare Gift Set
$88.50 VALUE

Your Radiance Boosting Best Sellers Skincare Gift Set


Old price New price $49.00

, $53 [$123 value]

The Love Your Skin Day to Night Hydration Duo features both a full-size day and night cream and is valued at $123. In the morning, she can apply , which now delivers double the potent active ingredients and hydration compared to the original formula. This beauty gift idea allows mom to happily finish her bedtime routine with , which has a calming lavender scent. Plus, it nourishes skin with a dynamic ceramide and hyaluronic acid formula, so mom wakes up looking great.

, $60 [$94 value]

She’ll go star-eye emoji unwrapping this personalized skincare bundle. IT’s Your Customized Face Serum Skincare Kit comes with a full-size jar of —America's #1 Best-Selling Anti-Aging Face Cream*—as well as a skincare serum that targets her specific skincare concerns. Choose from , , or .

IT’s Your Customized Face Serum Skincare Kit
$94 value

IT’s Your Customized Face Serum Skincare Kit


Old price New price $60.00
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Bye Bye Lines

, $62 [$106.50 value]

Every skincare enthusiast needs a top-notch face cream and eye cream. Why not give Mom both in one perfectly packaged gift for Mother’s Day? Worth $106.50, the Your Anti-Aging, Moisturizing Face and Eye Cream Duo comes with a full-size and . Together, this duo minimizes the appearance of the common signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, dullness, crow’s feet and dark circles.

Your Anti-Aging, Moisturizing Face and Eye Cream Duo

Your Anti-Aging, Moisturizing Face and Eye Cream Duo


Old price New price $62.00

: Confidence in a Cream & CC+ Cream, $79 [$106 value]

Show a special mom in your life that you really know her by curating a set tailored to her skin’s needs. The Hydrate & Perfect Duo comes with a full-sized version of , which visibly reduces fine lines, minimizes the look of large pores, and brightens skin. With this bundle, she’ll also get a full-size, in the finish and shade of her choice—all for the same $106 value. Choose from:

: CC+ Cream & 2-in-1 Makeup Brush, $68 [$97 value]

Flawlessly-applied foundation is a straightforward way to streamline a new mom’s busy morning routine before she’s even had that first sip of coffee. The New Mom Glow Gift Set features the 2-in-1 to help Mom apply foundation to larger areas for a beautiful airbrushed finish, while the micro-end allows for the most accurate precision in even the smallest spaces. Customize her look with one of our four foundations in any shade , including the , ., , or .

New Mom Glow Gift Set ($97 Value)

Ultimate Bestsellers Gift Sets: CC+ Cream & Concealer $53 [$76 value]

Our Mother’s Day gift guide wouldn’t be complete without our most-loved products teaming up for complexion perfection. For a $76 value, the Ultimate Bestsellers Gift Set includes two of our fan-favorite products in mom’s ideal shades. She can effectively conceal and color-correct dark eye circles for up to 24 hours with our , then pair it with one full-size version one of our best-selling CC+ creams for an unrivaled glow. Choose from one of four sets, outlined below:

Still looking for more beauty gift ideas for Mother’s Day? Peruse our roundup of and then take a look at. You’ll find more fun ideas for Mother’s Day in both spots. Oh, and for some pretty Mother’s Day makeup ideas for yourself or your mom, gather some inspiration with .

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*The NPD Group/U.S. Prestige Beauty Total Measured Market, Face Cream with Anti-Aging Benefit, Skincare Product Unit Sales, January-December 2022.

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