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MECCA’s round up of this year’s best Mother’s Day gifts

Like everything else, Mother’s Day might look a little different this year—which makes it more important than ever to show the extraordinary women in your life just how much you care. For when hugging is an unfortunate no-go, and flowers and chocolates (and let’s be honest, wine), just isn’t enough, we’ve rounded up our favourite beauty gifts to make her day/week/month/year—and not just because they’re from you.

Choose a gift you know she’ll love, and we’ll wrap it up, add a gift note and deliver it to her door for free.

MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN BACCARAT ROUGE 540 CANDLE

We can guarantee this candle is every bit as sweet, charming and welcoming as the women in your life (even a little sassy, perhaps?). The kind of candle one often wouldn’t indulge in for themselves, this iconic scent—only recently entering our lives in candle-form—feels luxuriously feminine thanks to notes of jasmine, saffron, cedar wood and ambergris. For the women that will always welcome you into their home, no matter what, this mood-boosting candle is the perfect gift.

NUFACE TRINITY® COMPLETE FACIAL TONING KIT

If you’re competing for favourite child, this ultra-luxe gift is guaranteed to win you the title, with the addition of bragging rights for years to come. Give your mum the gift of massaging away the lines, wrinkles and bags you very likely caused her with a game-changing microcurrent facial toning device—it’s definitely on the more expensive side, but will enable her to indulge in professional spa treatments in the comfort of her own home (with Downton Abbey on in the background). This NuFace kit will set her up with everything she needs—but we recommend pairing it with a bottle of wine and some Maltesers.

111SKIN ROSE GOLD MASK

A sheet mask, sure… but a rose gold sheet mask? Now we’re talking.

Whether she lives by her tried and tested skincare routine, or doesn’t often take the time out of her day to look after herself, an indulgent sheet mask is the ultimate token to say “you deserve some me-time.” With Mother’s Day being the day to really spoil mum, this rose gold hydrogel mask is the only option. It’s infused with 24K gold, damask rose extract and silk amino acids, so you can be sure she’s getting nothing but the best (and a well-deserved glow).

GO-TO FACE CASE

For the mums that toss and turn (mums to be, new mums, mums with kids ‘finding themselves’ in Europe, etc., etc.), a silk pillowcase is a simple, indulgent gift guaranteed to make their day (and night). What makes it such a special gift to receive? WELL. It shows consideration for your mum’s down time, and enhances everything else she does on the beauty front—kind of like how she’s enhanced you all your life. A silk pillowcase will eliminate the risk of unwanted skin lines and creases that form overnight, will keep her hair shiny and frizz-free, and won’t absorb her skin’s natural moisture… or the expensive cream she applied before bed.

OMOROVICZA INTRODUCTORY SET

If you think it’s time mum stepped up her skincare routine; give her the tools to succeed. This perfectly curated Omorovicza starter kit comes wrapped and ready with minis of their bestselling mask, balm, mist, cleanser and moisturiser—it’s the perfect way to introduce a bit of luxury into her morning and evening routines. Gentle, deeply cleansing and perfectly hydrating, this set of Omorovicza’s best is sure to put a smile (and a glow) on the face of the extraordinary women in your life.

BYREDO ROSE OF NO MAN’S LAND HAND CREAM

In this day and age, a rich, moisturising hand cream is as good (if not better) a gift as a dozen roses. Let mum combat dry, over-cleansed hands in luxury with our rose bouquet alternative; Byredo’s Rose of No Man’s Land Hand Cream. With beautiful packaging that’s the perfect size for her bedside table, desk or handbag, this indulgent cream is ultra-nourishing with a delicate floral scent—think rose petals, pink pepper, raspberry and white amber.

If you gift this with the intention of using it every time you pop over for a visit, we’re not judging.

CHANTECAILLE CONSERVATION CHIC: CHEEK AND LIP DUO

Chantecaille’s formulas are the epitome of luxury, so this two-piece set makes a truly special gift for the mums (or grandmothers, sisters and best friends) who deserve a pop of colour in their life—especially after bringing so much into yours. Universally flattering, this lip and cheek duo will suit literally anyone, and are an easy addition to an everyday no-makeup-makeup look. Making it an even more meaningful gift, the purchase of this set directly supports Space for Giants and their innovative work protecting endangered elephants in Africa.

If you can’t be with your mum—or your grandmother, aunt, sister, best friend, mentor or superwoman this year—this is your reminder to line up a video call and tell her you love her.

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