Consider this your reminder that Mother’s Day is just around the corner (Sunday 27th March, everyone). Take this as your cue to find the perfect gift that’s guaranteed to make her day. Afternoon tea? Sending her flowers? All lovely, all valid. If they're the kind to find pleasure in a luxe shower oil or aromatic candle, though, you're in the right place.
And we recognise that mothers and mother figures come in so many different forms. Friends, grandmothers, guardians, cousins, big sisters: whoever has acted as that figure in your life - and, well, loves beauty - you're in the right place.
Here, everything Grazia's beauty team are shopping for their mother figures this year. From luxe candles to iconic serums, here's what to shop.
Shop: Grazia's Mother's Day Beauty Edit 2022
SHOP: Motheru2019s Day Beauty Gifts 2022
Inspired by the peony flower, Acqua Di Parma's refreshing and slightly fruity scent is perfect for Mothers who deserve a luxurious gift this Mother's Day. Top notes of black pepper and raspberry come together with geranium, Turkish rose and fresh freesia. Simply delicious.
Spoil mums with a delightful bundle from beauty brand Authored, in collaboration with Samantha Cusick. Not only is there 25% off the brands chic, and understand take on vegan beauty essentials, but she will also get a wash, cut and dry at a Samantha Cusick London. You'll be sure to score favourite child points with this affordable and savvy buy.
We don't bandy the word 'iconic' around often, but Estée's Advanced Night Repair is worthy if such status. It works well for most skin types, as it's full of antioxidants and hyaluronic acid. When you wake, skin appears that little bit healthier: plumper, fresher, more awake. Mums have loved it for years.
The crème de la crème of satin lipsticks, Bobbi Brown's offering comes in a rainbow of pink and berry shades to tint lips and infuse with moisture.
No two mothers are the same, but there aren't many who won't like Clarins. This gift features their Double Serum and Restorative Day and Night Cream: a trio that fortifies and hydrates skin, that is genuinely delightful to use.
Coffee table gold, this chic ceramic pot houses a deliciously 'green' floral scent (think fresh, feminine but not at all cloying). The jar is too chic to not repurpose into a make-up brush holder once burnt.
Nothing says luxe quite like Tom Ford. If she loves musky white florals, gift her this. Tubereuse sits on a base of suede and musk here, making for a scent that is sexy and sophisticated all at once.
For skincare that feels indulgent and works hard, turn to a face oil. Specifically, that from JSHealth. With a beautiful texture (trust us: it melts into skin with ease), you'll find in here a whole host of vitamins and ceramides to feed the skin. She'll love the glow this one gives, and the 'you look well' compliments it'll reel her.
If she loves a blowdry, this'll be the key to her heart. She doesn't have to be a pro to achieve a good one with Dyson's tool, either: clever tech does most of the hard work for you.
A gift so good, you'll want to keep it for yourself. Nothing says 'gift' quite like a selection of Aesop's bodycare. Here, find a selection of hand, body and face heroes that she'll want to repurchase once she's run out.
A little slice of skincare heaven. Find here Tropic's Nipple Balm; Rinse and Retreat Sensitive Body Wash; the Tamanu Cream Sensitive Skin Saviour, and the Elixir Omega Oil. It sounds like a lot, because it is - this lot will nurture her top to toe.
Who doesn't love a smorgasbord of beauty products? Here, find all the brands here the mother figure in your life will know (and chances are, love), including NEOM, Liz Earle, Kate Somerville and Pai. And that's just a few...
Two british brands collide in Elemis x RIXO's Mother's Day edit. Elemis know how to make skincare feel indulgent with their spa-like scents and textures. The Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, included, is a glowing example.
Make their bathtime count. One glug of this oil under a hot running tap takes bathing to new heights: the lavender, ylang-ylang and patchouli comes alive under hot water, leaving a scent in the bathroom that lingers.
Practical glamour. This 20-piece set of heated rollers comes in three different sizes, with clips to set them firmly into place for volume that lasts.
With the click of a button, this electric diffuser releases a slow, steady stream of scented mist that fills every corner of the room. The LED light emits a warm glow and creates a real haven (even if she's surrounded by kids' toys). This kit comes with four essential oils that she can tailor to her mood: one to help aid sleep, reduce stress, make her happy and boost her energy.
Gift boxes are often hit and miss ('will she really use an orange lipstick?'), but every offering in this box from Neal's Yard is thoughtful and considered. There won't be a product she doesn't enjoy inside: from the cult Frankincense skincare to the Aromatic Massage Oil, this time, she really will be spoilt for choice.
These lightweight silk eye masks will help her make the most of every minute of downtime, shutting out any hint of light.
If you're always seeing her with a lip balm in tow, gift her Lanolips. Infused with pure lanolin, this balm is completely unsticky: instead, it nurtures the lips by quenching any dryness and absorbing quickly. This is a subtle pink tint that can also be applied to cheeks.
Few brands elevate shower time as well as Molton Brown. This trio is designed with layering scent - in this case, Rhubarb and Rose - in mind. Featuring the Shower Gel, Body Wash and Fragrance, this is one she'll want to repurchase as soon as it runs out.
Time poor, but likes the finer things in life? Consider this palette the answer to her prayers (and the new bedrock of her make-up bag). This one palette is home to three eyeshadows, two blushers, a bronzer and a highlighter, making it a one-stop shop for (most of) her beauty needs.
She'll smell these bath soaks before she opens their box. These milky bath soaks not only fill the room with their scent, but also treat the skin as you bathe. Coconut milk powder, dead sea salt and essential oils make for one of the most skin-smoothing - and relaxing - baths she'll ever have (truly).
Few fragrances feel as special as Diptyque - especially when it's boxed up in a limited edition coffret. This one has a reimagined bottle of Do Son (tubereuse, jasmine and orange blossom) and a luxe hand cream - so special, she'll want to keep the bottle even once she's done.
Cover every make-up brush base by gifting Edy London's Essential Set 505. Vegan-friendly - the bristles are synthetic - this comprehensive collection serves up everything a make-up lover needs to apply, blend and powder on the daily.