By Zoe Bradbury
There are over six million mothers in Australia, but we bet any Mum is one in a million.
Although we’re grateful for our mums every day of the year, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil and indulge your loved ones, on a day dedicated to just them.
But with money tight for many during these times, the bank doesn’t have to get broken to find a spoil-worthy gift for the ones we love.
From face cleansers, to candles and pillow sprays, this is the ultimate guide for spoiling your mum. These gifts start at just $6.99 and are all under $50.
Give the gift of a complete skin care bundle from natural beauty brand Alkira.Recently launched by the co-founders of Sukin, Alkira celebrates the power of Australian native ingredients, potent in antioxidants and skin benefits.
The Foaming Gel cleanser is packed full of antioxidants, using the native ingredients of Lilly Pilly and Desert Lime, rounded out with subtle hints of Green tea.
As a part of their Hydrating range, this cleanser will leave skin feeling softened and rejuvenated, further enriched with Avocado, Rose Hip and Evening Primrose Oils to soothe and restore.
The Pore Refining Facial Scrub is the perfect accompaniment to the cleanser. Aniseed Myrtle, Tasmanian Blue Gum and Lemon Myrtle shine in this cream-based charcoal exfoliator that helps fight free radical damage.
The texture isn’t overly abrasive either, yet still works to buff away dead skin cells.
The Anti-Pollution Facial Masque rounds out this gift set, ideal for unwinding and relaxing at the end of the night.
A base of charcoal and Australian Kaolin clay supports the Australian native extracts of Aniseed Myrtle, Tasmanian Blue Gum and Lemon Myrtle, which helps to leave skin clear and smooth.
Australian natural beauty brand MERE doesn’t disappoint with their high quality products enriched with native Australian botanicals.
This Bio-Divergent Cleansing Oil contains a unique blend of nine natural oils including rosehip, seabuckthorn, camelia, and Australian wattle seed, to name a few.
The result is a luxurious, easily lathering cleanser that helps to reduce the damaging impacts of makeup and pollution; making it ideal for a busy Mum on the go.
Even lifting the heaviest of makeup, the milk-like texture of this leaves skin feeling smooth and refreshed, with skin left feeling purified and impurity free.
Palmers’ is a brand that most Mums will know and love for a very good reason. Their products are affordable, yet high quality, known for that delectable coconut scent that lingers long after application.
Starting at just $3.99 the Palmer’s Coconut Oil Range includes luxurious products such as the Coconut Body Oil (RRP $9.99), Coconut Water Hydrating Sheet Mask (RRP $4.99), and the Coconut Oil for Hair Deep Conditioning Protein Pack (RRP $3.99).
Treat your Mum to all three products and give her the gift of a spa afternoon. If we had to choose just one product though, the Coconut Water Hydrating Sheet Mask can’t be missed.
It’s packed full of Hyaluronic acid, which any mum will appreciate thanks to it’s skin replenishing properties; boosting the skin with needed hydration for a clearer, plumper appearance.
While calming Camomile extract offers soothing of the skin, the ultimate relaxation.
It’s no secret we are all having a hard time during the lockdown, but that doesn’t mean your mum has to miss out on a small gift this Sunday.
Earlier this year we road tested a whole pile of make-up and the most expensive brands didn’t always come out on top.
Flower Beauty by Drew Barrymore is one of the most affordable new-ish brands, and some of the products ,especially the matte lipsticks (there is also cream finish available) are excellent quality, with pigments that stay on.
And for the price of $6.99, you can afford to buy at least two. Our favourite colours are Cinnamon Crush and Poppy Pout. There’s also glosses at the same price to round out any look.
Morphe is a relative newcomer to the Australia beauty world, with huge stand-alone stores in Melbourne and an easy to use on-line store. They stock well priced beauty products from gorgeous eye shadow palettes to lipsticks and glosses, lashes and beautiful make-up brushes.
Right now, they have an online sale with everything from any 2 eye shadow palettes for $18 (usually $36), eye brush sets for $14 (usually $37), highlighter kit $20 (usually $31) and plenty more.
You will have as much fun on-line shopping as mum will have on Mothers’ Day. Great value for money make-up for mums of all ages.
Sally Hansen have this fabulous new and unique product for damaged, thin and broken nails.
It was designed for use after excessive use of shellac or gel on nails which can weaken them, but is also perfect to use during ISO.
Your mum paints it on her nails (hand and feet if she likes) at night, lets it set for a minute or so, then gets to bed and washes it off in the morning. After just 3 nights using it, nails are stronger, and if she uses it more nights, they will be even stronger.
Every mum would love a hair mask right now as with the change of weather and excess time spent inside, most hair is dry and a bit brittle.
And we finally have time to actually use these regularly. Hair masks moisturise hair making it soft, and mum can pop on a mask whilst you massage her feet before her morning shower on mother’s day.
This one smells like a salon-fresh quality mask, really penetrates into the hair quickly, and hair is silky smooth within 60 seconds of application. Bringing the salon to your own home.
From Byron Bay eco-brand Oil Garden comes this delectable body scrub, ideal for any Mum who cares about the environment, and her skin.
A unique blend of spicy juniper berry and lemon, combined with fennel, brings a truly invigorating scent that penetrates deeply into the skin.
The result is a purifying effect; a clearing and restoration of the mind, stimulating mental clarity, while skin is left soft and smooth from the exfoliating qualities.
The bottle is also made from sugar cane and can be recycled to truly minimise the impact on the earth.
In a stylish matte black bottle comes the Al.ive Body Hand and Body Lotion in the delectable scent of coconut and wild orange, a luxurious aroma that brings to mind ideas of tropical tranquillity.
This smooth lotion is enriched with coconut oil to moisturize the skin, while wild orange extract provides a boost of vitamin C that naturally brightens and purifies.
This lotion would be ideal for any mother who also wants to give back or is environmentally conscious.
For every purchase, Al.ive Body will plant a tree, and there’s also no palm oil, parabens or silicones in the whole range, which is also completely vegan and cruelty free.
This French-inspired pillow mist from The Body Shop will bring the relaxing and soothing qualities of lavender to any bedtime routine.
Lavender is well known to help with stress relief and remaining calm, its properties said to help with sleep and relaxing the body.
Sprayed on the pillow before retiring for the night, this spray simply radiates a luscious floral scent, from the infusion of lavender essential oil from Provence, France.
Bring a warm, earthy and relaxing vibe to your Mum’s living room with the Teak and Amber Candle from Palm Beach Collection.
With a subtle design, this candle will fit well into any living space.
Notes of orange, citrus and rosewood are underpinned by a woody earth and amber base, making this a perfect, warming scent to bring into colder days.
This limited-edition candle also has a burning time of 80 hours, as well as two wicks, making it a long-lasting present that will stand the Zen-test of time.
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