Maternity & Motherhood

Mother’s Day gifts to earn you major ‘best child’ points

When it comes to the perfect presents for Mother’s Day, we’d happily take beauty treats over chocolates or daffodils – and we’re sure your mums will too. Check out our edit of gorgeous beauty gifts – and don’t forget to buy one extra for yourself (if it’s good enough for mum after all…).

For Mums On The Dating Scene

If mum’s newly single, this five-part {Charlotte Tilbury Quick n Easy Kit – Natural Glowing} will help put a spring in her step (picture her strutting down the street while ‘Who’s That Lady’ plays overhead and you get the idea). It contains a gorgeous capsule collection of Charlotte’s much-loved classics including the Wonderglow Primer and famous Matte Revolution lipstick. We’re talking a radiant, glowing complexion, metallic gold lids and sex kitten lashes that will have mum giving Demi Moore a run for her money.

For Frazzled New Parents

Partner, sister or best friend had a visit from the stork? If you can’t afford to whisk her away for a luxury spa weekend on the Riviera, these snooze-inducing {Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts} are the next best thing. This magical concoction contains Himalayan mineral salts, purifying powdered amethyst and healing geranium oil to restore equilibrium and de-stress like nothing else (FYI – you might have to hold the baby while she bathes). A capful of these in the tub swiftly dispels any dark moods, promotes relaxation and will leave her feeling more fabulous than Elizabeth Taylor on Oscar night.

For Vintage Loving Magpies

Give your mother or granny a chance to re-live their carefree teenage years (before you came along and put an end to all that – tsk!) with Bésame’s adorable {Decades of Fragrance} perfumes. Containing a dreamy bouquet of rich essential oils, each one bottles the spirit of an iconic era. As well as the ’50s and ’60s, there are also ’20s, ’30s and ’40s versions for anyone fond of some olfactory time-travel. Coming in pretty scarlet and gold phials, they look gorgeous on a dressing table or handbag.

For the Time-Strapped City Worker

If raising children and exponentially increasing profits leaves little time for regular Bikram classes, {Mio Liquid Yoga Restorative Bath Soak} is a delectable treat for any mums-on-the-go. It contains a stress-busting blend of balancing salts, detoxifying minerals and mood-enhancing botanical extracts. Bliss in a bottle, it will make a day juggling back-to-back meetings and watching Little Johnny in his half-term assembly a far less draining prospect.

For Your Product Junkie Glamour Mama

If ‘low-maintenance’ just isn’t on mum’s radar (e.g. she adjusts her rear-view mirror to better apply her lipstick) then the {SILKE Hair Wrap} is the perfect present to keep her tresses in check while she gets her beauty sleep. A gorgeous pure silk turban, it cocoons hair overnight and keeps curls in place come the next morning – not to mention it will look superb with her Holly Golightly-eye mask and silk nightgown.


by Viola Levy

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…