Great makeup selections, haircare essentials, awesome polishes, and so much more that can be gifted all year long.
Our Beauty Pulse Survey revealed an interesting stat: women love receiving beauty-oriented surprises. It may be time to take down the tinsel and turn off the Christmas lights, but as gifters and beauty fanatics we love to surprise our Mamas throughout the year. We’ve all come a long way from the days of Play-Doh-shaped lipsticks and compacts as presents, but that doesn’t mean finding the right beauty loot is easy.
Rather than spending countless hours in the beauty aisle or surrendering to the siren call of a gift card, give mom something sweetly scented, brightly colored, or totally luxurious. These 10 sensational options will (secretly) have mom referring to you as her favorite child:
1. 12 Benefits™ Instant Healthy Hair Treatment
This leave-in conditioning mist revives dry, parched strands with a potent combination of natural lipids. Better yet, the fuchsia pink bottle makes it an eye-catching gift to unwrap.
2. Benefit b.right! Radiant Skincare by Benefit intro kit
If treating your mom a well-deserved getaway is out of your budget, make sure she’s prepared for her next trip with this adorable limited edition set. Inside she’ll find travel-sized versions of Benefit’s refined finish facial polish, total moisture facial cream, and triple performance facial emulsion SPF 15 PA++. Plus, the packaging is so chic you can even skip wrapping paper.
Birchbox Tip: Score a sample of Benefit’s POREfessional when you spend $25+ on any full-size products from the Women’s Shop. Just enter code ‘BBLOVESBENEFIT’ at checkout.
3. BAGGU® Wedge Pouch
Okay, this isn’t exactly a beauty gift but it can definitely help your mom organize her purse. Made in NYC from naturally milled leather, this nifty pouch-meets-keychain is shaped like a glorious wedge of cheese. Beyond reminding us of our most beloved snack, it fits a surprising number of purse essentials.
4. Chantecaille Le Must Have Set
True to its name this gorgeous collection is a must for any beauty lover. Packed inside are Chantecaille’s Faux Cils Mascara, a rich gray Gel Liner , a universally flattering pink gloss, and a gentle eye makeup remover. As if all that wasn’t enough, there’s a sleek silver case to help for mom to tote her new faves.
5. Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
Between work, post-work gym trips, and miraculously taking care of everyone around them life can get pretty hectic for our Moms. Make sure yours has sleek locks no matter how frantic her life is with Klorane’s fast-acting dry shampoo. Once spritz volumizes and cleanses with a blend of pure botanicals.
Birchbox Tip: Dry shampoo is actually easy to master! Just include this link to our video tutorial in an e-card and she’ll be a pro in no time.
6. Paul & Joe Beauté Holiday Eye Color and Lip Balm Set
If our website had a wish list (we’re working on it!) this versatile set would be on it. With a glistening eye color duo, a smoky eye color, and a lip balm, it definitely won’t be included in your Mom’s re-gift pile.
7. Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends Set - Orange Flower & Lychee
Treat Mama Bear with this spa-worthy set. This zen-inducing gift includes a lush fragrance, a hydrating body lotion, and a liquid body cleanser. Each is gorgeously perfumed with tropical fruit notes.
8. tenoverten nail polish
Moms are notoriously tough to shop for, but a neutral polish from chic Manhattan salon tenoverten is a surefire bet. Go for classic hues like Mulberry, a sophisticated mauve with subtle sheen, or Carmine, a fiery true red with a shiny finish.
9. Apothederm Firming Serum
Whether she’s 36 or 86, all Mamas appreciate dewy, glowing skin. Apothederm’s peptide-powered serum will help her skin look luminous while diminishing the appearance of those pesky fine lines and wrinkles.
10. Kérastase Resistance Ciment Thermique – Protect
When we hear Kérastase, we think luxe. And this hair essential will have your Mom exclaiming, “Oh, you shouldn’t have!” A rich reconstructive milk, it curbs breakage and makes strands super vibrant. Formulated with heat-activated ingredients, it’s perfect for the mom who loves her heat styling tools.
Birchbox Tip: Swap your mom’s existing routine for Kérastase’s transformative cleanse, treat, and protect system.
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