Mother’s Day is always a big deal for my mom and me, because not only is it the national day to appreciate her (which I do every day, of course) but it usually falls within just a few days of her birthday. This year, Mother’s Day is on my mom’s birthday. Not only am I treating her to a spa day this weekend, but I also want to get her something nice that will make her feel special.
Are you still looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift? It’s this Sunday, after all… what are you waiting for? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with eleven beautiful Mother’s Day gifts under $40 that will salvage your “favorite kid” title! With expedited shipping, these should arrive just in time for you to pull off the facade that you were totally prepared this year.
1. Estee Lauder | Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Pink Collection $29.50
Brighten up your mom’s makeup collection with this limited edition lipstick and nail lacquer set, which comes with a pink folder clutch. 20% of the suggested retail price is donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
2. The Body Shop | Smoky Poppy Bath Bombs $20
These bath bombs will step up your mom’s relaxing game with a relaxing, musky scent.
3. L’Occitane | La Collection de Grassi Hand Cream Trio $28
I frequently gift L’Occitane products to my mom— they’re always so beautifully packaged, and smell luxurious. This hand cream trio not only looks and smells pretty, but also nourishes the skin with shea butter.
4. Conair | Xtreme Instant Heat Jumbo Hair Setter $29.99
Tell your mom to hang up her 20 year old rollers and upgrade to something a little more modern. These ceramic hot rollers create long lasting curls that are just as shiny as they are bouncy.
5. Reiko Kaneko | Lip Tease Mug $25
“A woman is only as strong as her coffee.” If that’s your mom’s morning mantra, she’ll love this chic mug.
6. It Cosmetics | Your Face & Eye Essentials Mini Travel Brush Set $30
Chances are, your mom is in desperate need of some new makeup brushes. It doesn’t get any better than the It Cosmetics sets— this mini travel brush collection is great for on the go.
7. LORAC | Blushing Beauty Limited Edition Collection $36
This makeup set covers Mom’s entire routine. It includes three eyeshadows, waterproof eyeliner, mascara, a cheek stain and a lipstick (all full size). A real spring beauty steal!
8. Clean | Rollerball Travel Collection $18
If your mom enjoys the simple things in life, this rollerball fragrance collection from Clean might just be her jam. It comes with five travel size tubes with naturally refreshing scents like warm cotton and rain.
9. Alex and Ani | Initial Adjustable Wire Bangle $28
Whether you choose your mom’s initial or your own for her to wear, this bracelet will always have her thinking of you.
10. Ann Taylor | Bumble Bee Ring Set $39.50
Tell your mom she’s the bee’s knees with this beautifully delicate three piece ring set.
11. bareMinerals | Nude Perfection Lip Trio $15
Tired of the lipstick marks every time your mom goes in for a cheek kiss? Gift her this trio of neutral lip shades for a powerfully understated lip.