The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Under $50

_Mothers Day Gifts Under $50
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Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that can creep up on you — so we thought we’d get you ready well in advance of May 14th, 2023. While it’s no secret to your mum that you love her, it never hurts to give her a reminder. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up the top Mother’s Day beauty treats for under $50.00. For bougier options, head to our luxe Mother’s Day gift guide here.

Also, if you don’t get a chance to get the mum in your life a physical card for the day, consider sending her a personalised, digital greeting card from Giftoon. The company has launched a collection of ‘tongue in cheek’ Mother’s Day video greeting cards. Users can upload mum’s face and create a custom video greeting card that stars her as the main character.

Garnier Skin Active Vitamin C Brightening Serum 30ml

Garnier Skin Active Vitamin C Brightening Serum 30ml ($15)

Whether she’s a skincare aficionado, or an absolute novice, the Garnier Skin Active Vitamin C Brightening Serum 30ml ($15) is a powerful little tool to keep in her arsenal. A multi-purpose product, this serum works hard to brighten the skin by reducing pigmentation and dark spots. This brightening serum feels a lot more expensive than $15, and will work to promote collagen production and protect against environmental stressors. It’s a no brainer, really.

L’Occitane en Provence, Shea Ultra Rich Minute Hand Scrub

L’Occitane en Provence Shea Ultra Rich Minute Hand Scrub ($32)

The Shea Ultra Rich Minute Hand Scrub ($32) from L’Occitane en Provence is a thoughtful gift for Mum this Mother’s Day. The inclusion of crushed shea nuts allows the moisturising oils to hydrate the skin at the same time that it exfoliates, leaving her with super soft skin. Or you could also grab her a Mini Hand Cream Trio ($19) for use on the go.

Kiehl’s, Crème de Corps

Mother's Day Gift Guide Under $50.00: Khiel's
Kiehl’s Crème de Corps 125ml ($42) Image Credit: Khiel’s

Deliciously creamy, deeply hydrating and comforting Kiehl’s Creme de Corps ($42) is an all-seasons favourite – but even better for winter.

GLOSSRHODE Skin, Rhode Original, 100% Silk Exfoliating Gloves

Mother's Day Gifts Under $50: Gloss Rhode Skin Rhode Exfoliating Glove
Rhode Original ($35) Image Credit: GLOSSRHODE Skin

Did you know pure silk is naturally rich in amino acids and antioxidants? It also contains “sericin” protein which according to GLOSSRHODE Skin attracts dead, flaky skin and impurities. That’s why the Rhode Original ($35) glove is made with 100% “Rhode” Silk and makes exfoliating from head to toe easy. Made with pure silk this glove is perfect for pre-self tanning buff, or body acne banishing twice-weekly exfoliation.

Trinny London, Lip2Cheek

Trinny London Lip and Cheek Colour ($49) Image Credit: Trinny London

The Trinny London stackable beauty products will delight even the most low-maintenance Mum. My (and my Mum’s) personal favourites are the Lip2Cheek colours. Available in 10 well thought out shades, there’s a pigment for every complexion. Smoothing and hydrating the cream formula is matte but luminous. Quick and easy to use she can build her collection with Trinny London’s other cream products like the Eye2Eye cream shadows ($34) and the Lip Glow ($30) luminous lip glosses – and keep them all in one place. The perfect combination of quality and convenience.

Santa Maria Novella, Rosa Scented Wax Tablets

Santa Maria Novella Rosa Scented Wax Tablets ($49) Image Credit: Santa Maria Novella

A little piece of Florence, Italy for her wardrobe. In 1221 Dominican friars founded the convent of Santa Maria Novella in Florence Italy, where they cultivated a garden. From this garden sprung the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella fragrance house. As with everything in the Santa Maria Novella range, these wax tablets are carefully crafted. The rose-scented objects are decorated by hand with rosebuds. They are also available in Lavender, Citrus and Pot Pourri scents.

Gisou, Honey Infused Hair Oil

Mother's Day Gift Guide Under $50.00: Gisou
Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil 20ml ($42) Image Credit: MECCA

This little bottle of honey-infused magic from Gisou will leave your mum’s hair sweet and chic.

Anastasia Beverly Hills, Natural & Polished Starter Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills, Natural & Polished Starter Kit ($42) Image Credit: Anastasia Beverley Hills

Got a mumma who loves her brows and travel? Pick up the Anastasia Beverly Hills, Natural & Polished Starter Kit ($42) This kit contains four of Anastasia Beverley Hills’ most popular products in a super portable form.

Biossance, Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser

Biossance, Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser ($50) Image Credit: Biossance

The Biossance, Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser ($50) cleanser is hydrating whilst doing its job of removing harmful impurities. Especially with the arrival of the colder weather, it’s more important than ever to encourage the use of products that won’t strip away your mum’s natural moisture barrier.

OPI Nail Lacquer in “Bubble Bath”

Mother's Day Gifts Under $50
OPI Nail Lacquer in “Bubble Bath” ($21) Image Credit: OPI

An iconic woman deserves an iconic signature nail colour, don’t you think? OPI, “Bubble Bath” ($21) in their sheer formulation is the perfect no-fuss sophisticated colour that will take your Mum through her week.

Dior, Vernis Couture Colour Nail Polish, 849 “Rouge Cinema”

Mother's Day Gift's Under $50
Dior Vernis Couture Colour Nail Polish, 849 “Rouge Cinema” ($44)

Is mum more of the glamorous type? You can’t look further than Dior, “Rogue Cinema” ($44) – the perfect Parisian red in a bottle. Dior nail polishes are enriched with organic silicon that strengthens nails, while techno polymers bind enamel to the nail for a long-wear, high-shine finish.

Juliette Has a Gun, This is Not A Shower Gel

Mother's Day Gift Guide Under $50.00: Juliette Has a Gun
Juliette has a Gun “This is Not a Shower Gel” ($39)

Juliette has a Gun is the fragrance for those who… don’t love heavy scents. The brand uses cetalox, a clean, crisp fragrance note that leaves you feeling fresh, but never saturated in scent. The “This is Not a Shower Gel” ($39) will get your mum’s morning off to a perfect start.

Ultra Violette, Queen Screen Luminising Sun Serum SPF50+

Mother's Day Gift Guide Under $50.00: Ultra Violette
Queen Screen, Luminising Sun Serum SPF50+ ($47) Image Credit: Ultra Violette

If mum hasn’t tried the Ultra Violette sunscreen range, she should start with Queen Screen, Luminising Sun Serum SPF50+ ($47). Oil-free but uber hydrating this SPF50+ skin serum is packed full of antioxidants, perfect for dry or mature skin types. She’ll thank you for it.

Laneige, Limited Edition Lip Sleeping Mask

Mother's Day Gift Guide Under $50.00: Laniege
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ($31)

Laneige’s famous Lip Sleeping Mask ($31) is currently available in a range of super-sweet flavours. Give Mum a treat.

Endota, Organics Balancing Mini Kit

Endota, Organics Balancing Mini Kit, ($50)
Endota, Organics Balancing Mini Kit, ($50) Image Credit: Endota

Want your mum to be able to have a spa experience, wherever she travels? The Endota Organics Balancing Mini Kit ($50) contains everything your mum needs for a relaxing skincare routine, on the go. Contained in the post-consumer-recycled plastics pouch is a Balancing Face Moisturiser 20ml, Purifying Cleansing Gel 20ml, Triple Action Exfoliator and Charcoal Detox Mask 20ml. The clinically tested, organic range is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

The Seeke, Amethyst Gua Sha Board

The Seeke Amethyst Gua Sha Board ($40) Image Credit: The Seeke

The Chinese art of Gua Sha has become an increasingly popular technique for improving circulation, increasing lymphatic drainage and reducing facial tension. The Seeke, Crystal Gua Sha Beauty Tool ($40) collection will also look beautiful on your Mum’s bedside table, available in amethyst, tiger’s eye and rose quartz.

Silk Oil of Morocco, Microfibre Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

Silk Oil of Morocco, Microfibre Reusable Makeup Remover Pads ($30) Image Credit: Silk Oil of Morocco

This gift will make Mum’s life easier and more sustainable! Silk Oil of Morocco Microfibre Makeup Remover Pads ($30)are a “just add water” solution to removing a day’s face. With a super-soft, luxurious feel, your Mum’s night time skincare routine just got a lot quicker.

Sundae Body x Gelato Messina, Shower Foam

Sundae Body x Gelato Messina Shower Foam ($19.99)

Sundae Body has collaborated with Gelato Messina to create four whipped body washes inspired by iconic gelatos and desserts — raspberry sorbet, strawberries and cream, lamington and lemon meringue pie. So this one’s for the mother who’s obsessed with all things sweet, these Shower Foams ($19.99) look and smell almost good enough to gobble up.

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