11 gorgeous Mother’s Day gift ideas
The multitasking mom
Lollia Wander bubble bath, $36
After a long day, all mom wants is quality time—alone. This luxurious bubble bath and its relaxing jasmine-cypress-and-water-lily scent will give her the greatest gift of all: peace of mind and body.
Clarisonic Aria, $199
Bing: Clarisonic Aria
This high-powered cleansing brush is the iPad 5 of the beauty world. The sleek, three-speed brush (available in white, black, and red) removes dead skin, making serums, moisturizers, and creams work even more effectively. It's the best anti-aging device you can give mom...without saying the words "anti-aging."
Pierre Hardy for Nars nail polish pairs. $29
This mani-pedi set from Nars comes in a miniature Pierre Hardy shoe box that will make your mom leap to her feet in excitement. Choose from polish combos including rich orange and navy (Ethno Run), if your mom goes for fun, bold prints, or Easy Walking (a beautiful rose gold and camel), if she's partial to a classic Chanel jacket.
Claus Porto Assorted Guest Soap Pastille gift box, $19
Housed in a pretty macaroon box, these gorgeous soaps are the perfect gift for your mother-in-law (or hopeful future mother-in-law). She'll love displaying them in her guest bathroom for Bing special occasions—and every time someone asks where she bought them, you'll get props.
The vintage collector
Estée Lauder Mad Men Collection, $24 to $104
Any mom with a nostalgic side will love this vintage makeup set from Estée Lauder. Not only are the pale pink, rose, and coral shades especially flattering, but the beautiful gold detailing will make her feel like a 1960s bombshell. Just don't be surprised when she excuses herself to go touch up in "the powder room."
Molton Brown Women's 2013 Traveller, $55
If your mom touches down in time for Mother's Day, refresh her toiletry bag with this indulgent set from Molton Brown. The deluxe sizes are still TSA compliant and will last her from Shanghai to San Francisco; by the time she returns, her skin and hair will feel smoother and softer than before she left.
Sonia Kashuk Brush Couture four piece brush set, $12.99
Moms with an artistic eye (and a love for makeup) will appreciate this Sonia Kashuk set. The soft multipurpose brush is great for dusting on powder, blush, or bronzer—and the flat shadow brush, domed crease brush, and angled eyeliner brushes are perfect for creating a smoky-eye look.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian incense paper, $25
Giving your mom a candle is so last Mother's Day. These stylish incense papers burn in seconds and leave the house smelling fresh all day long. Choose from Lumière Noire (dark rose), Apom (fresh orange), or our favorite, Aqua Universalis (orange blossom and lily).
The product junkie
Subscription to Sample Society, $45 to $165
Bing: Sample Society
If your mom loves trying new products but is running out of space in her medicine cabinet, this subscription is for her. Every month, she'll receive a custom box of samples catered specifically to her beauty profile. The trial sizes make great travel sets—which she can carry along with her monthly Allure magazine subscription (also included) every time she flies.
The new mom
Noodle And Boo pregnancy & newborn gift set, $95
Before the stork arrives, make a little delivery of your own. This set includes both beauty indulgences for expectant moms (including a candle, body balm, and soothing oil) and—once the little one arrives—all-natural shampoo, body wash, lotion, and ointment gentle enough for her baby.