We know mothers deserve a lot more than a $4 card and a floral arrangement, but as it goes, life, work, and Netflix binges all get in the way of actually planning ahead. And sometimes you forget all about that heartfelt Mother’s Day gift you meant to order months ago until Friday before the big day. With under 48 hours to find a present that says, “Thank you for giving me life and doing my laundry,” it’s time to get creative.
Short of breaking out the old Crayolas and rushing to the post office with a hand-made card, you still have time to get something she’ll love. Just like us, moms need re-ups on their favorite beauty products, but shouldn’t have to stress about running to the nearest drugstore or Sephora to stock up. This year, do it for her. Even better, you can do it faster than the speed of light (all hail one-click purchasing). Just make sure you’re using your Prime account and not hers.
Ahead, the beauty products she’ll love — and you can still rush order.
If her signature look is a cat-eye, then she probably runs out of this cult liner quicker than you run out of Uber credits.
Sheet masks are easy because they require little to no instruction on how to use and work for everyone. Even better, it makes mom feel like she’s actually committing to a skin-care routine when she still refuses to use anything but her Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream.
Erno Laszlo, $60, available at Amazon
If there’s a mom who doesn’t keep an all-purpose balm on their bedside table, we need to meet her. This one is French, non-greasy, and gentle one the face and body.
La Roche-Posay, $14.99, available at Amazon
If you can’t foot her next color appointment, at least gift her a fancy conditioner to make upkeep a little less daunting.
Oribe, $48, available at Amazon
Although she most likely spent most of your childhood worrying about your hair more than her own, an empty nest means she has enough time on her hands to break out the hot tools again. This interchangeable iron is a favorite among pros for good reason: It creates quick, long-lasting curls and takes up way less space than three different tools.
T3, $270, available at Amazon
For the mom who follows the Kardashians a little too closely, just tell her this frizz-fighting styling mist is Kim’s favorite and you’ve got her sold.
Color Wow, $28, available at Amazon
Deserts are trending, cannabis is the scent of the season, and sex still smells better in a bottle than it does on your sheets. But at the end of the day, this cashmere-scented classic can’t be beat for every, and any, mom.
Donna Karan, $50.27, available at Amazon
If you still can’t convince her to use an exfoliator once a week, get her these peel pads that do the job in a few swipes of a cotton cloth.
NuFACE, $20, available at Amazon
This retinol -packed moisturizer and serum duo is the night routine she’s been waiting for.
RoC, $18.92, available at Amazon
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