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If we were all perfect children we’d have prepared our Mother’s Day gifts way ahead of time, but forgive us for suggesting that such thoughtful planning tends to be a bit unreasonable. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our favorite foolproof last-minute gifts for the moms in our lives. Whether she’s a skin care savant or the kind of lady who wouldn’t dream of leaving the house with wet hair, there’s something for everyone in here.
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean ($219.99, philips.com)
For the woman who has everything—no, seriously, everything—this luxurious electric toothbrush is an extravagant gift that actually serves a practical purpose. It’s not just a novelty, either: Replacing your basic brush with one of these babies means cleaner, whiter, healthier teeth, and we all know that dental hygiene isn’t something to mess around with. (And if your mom happens to be a pop culture buff, feel free to note that Kim and Kanye are fans.)
Liz Earle Healthy, Beautiful Skin Kit ($56.25, lizearle.com)
Liz Earle’s dreamy hot cloth cleanser is one of our very favorites for gentle, spa-like cleansing that’s perfect for every skin type. This gift set comes complete with the brand’s refreshing skin tonic toner and moisturizer alongside the classic cleanser.
bareMinerals 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition ($38, bareescentuals.com)
It’s been twenty years since the original mineral foundation debuted—just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day, with the powder housed in a gorgeous crystal compact alongside a silky travel-size brush.
Erno Laszlo Cleansing Ritual Trio ($45, ernolaszlo.com)
Erno Laszlo is one of the original skin care innovators (you may recognize his products as favorites of Marilyn Monroe), and this kit contains three of his best-loved iconic cleansing products. If the Marilyn Monroe connection alone doesn’t have her sold, then don’t worry—the products themselves certainly will.
L’Occitane Mini Manicure Set ($36, loccitane.com)
We know more than a few moms who are meticulous about their nails, so this one’s for them. Between a nail file, nourishing oil for nails and cuticles, the brand’s signature shea butter hand cream, and a cute travel case, she won’t be spotted with anything less than a perfect mani ever again.
T3 Veloce Hair Dryer ($99, t3micro.com)
One can never estimate the power of a good blowdryer: It saves time, money, and further hair damage all at once. Whether your mom is a total blowout loyalist or just a wash-and-go type, this fast-drying, crazy lightweight dryer is a godsend.
Bobbi Brown Bobbi Classics Collection ($70, bobbibrowncosmetics.com)
You can’t go wrong with this makeup set, which is just as classic as the name suggests. The neutral shadow palette is just the right neutral tone for every complexion, and the gloss couldn’t be more flattering.
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Skincare: Daily Moisture & Radiance ($45, fresh.com)
We assure you (and mom), this is not your typical anti-aging skin care selection. The gentle, antioxidant-rich ingredients in the face cream and eye gel nourish, boost radiance and, yes, help to fend off the visible signs of aging. You’ll also find the brand’s classic cleanser, a gentle, can’t-be-beat wash that remains one of our longstanding favorites.
Aveda A Gift of Stress Relief ($76, aveda.com)
We can’t promise a cure-all for life’s daily stressors, but the aroma of this line is actually proven to reduce feelings of stress, giving mom’s next bath extra soothing capabilities.
Tocca Beauty Candele Da Viaggio Travel Set ($42, sephora.com)
Is there anything cuter than miniature candles? This set of four encompasses some of the loveliest scents we’ve ever come across, which isn’t much of a surprise considering Tocca’s other offerings. Each supplying up to ten hours of burn time, these gorgeous candles make for the perfect gift.
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