For The Green Mom
If your mom has ever mentioned really hating parabens or really loving Gwyneth Paltrow, this monthly beauty box subscription from natural makeup and skincare depot The Detox Market is the gift for her.
The Detox Box three month subscription ($65/month), six month subscription ($58/month).
For The Fancy Mom
The ELLE beauty team has raved about the very effective but very pricey Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. Luckily for you, until May 12th, eBay is selling refurbished versions for a significant discount. Get it while you can.
Dyson Supersonic Refurbished Hair Dryer ($320 until May 12, regularly $499).
For The Mom Who Wants To Spend Time With You
The Miraj Hammam Spa By Caudalie Paris at Toronto's Shangri-La Hotel is offering discounted treatments for the month of May. One of our editors recently took her mom for a facial and High Tea (served in the luxe lobby at the Shangri-La), who said she "hasn't worn foundation since" because of her glow-y skin, and loved that they served Prosecco alongside the tea. Warning: she also said she now "wants to go every month."
Caudalie Grand Facial & Vine Body Wrap ($393). Price includes tax and gratuity.
For The DIY Mom
At Bite Beauty's Lip Lab, you can make an appointment for your mom to create her own custom lipstick shade. Bonus daughter points if you sign yourself up and go with her.
Bite Beauty Lip Lab Bespoke Lipstick Custom Shade ($150), at bitebeauty.com.
For The Mom Who Says She Doesn't Want Anything
The universal rule: If your mom insists she doesn't want anything, you must still get her something. Don't go overboard, however. A beautiful, well-made candle does the trick. This one is from Lohn, a new Toronto-based paraben, petroleum, phthalate and lead-free candle brand owned and operated by two female chemical engineers with experience in perfumery and cosmetic development.
Lohn Jura Candle ($45), at shoplohn.com.
For The Mom Who Does Everything
This new iteration of Mon Guerlain fragrance doubles up on notes of jasmine sambac for a super wearable floral scent. Angelina Jolie was a partner in the creation of the original perfume, which, depending on your mom's taste in actors, could be worth mentioning.
Guerlain Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Florale Spray ($119 for 50mL)
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