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April 25, 2022

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mothers Day is May 8th this year. The clock is ticking, but theres still time to get the woman who raised you something to remind her how worthy and deserving she is. From anti-aging skincare serums to hair masks and SPF protection, we rounded up the best beauty treats all under $100.

No matter her official titlemom, grandma, aunttheres something for every mother figure in your life, we promise. Read on to see our picks for the best Mothers Day gift ideas for 2022.

[Korres, Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Probiotic Gel-Cream, $36] (

Dreamy Skincare
Youve heard of probiotic skincare, but this Mothers Day, introduce mom to this protein-boosting skin savior. Korres hydrating gel-cream moisturizer with Greek yoghurt adds a plump, healthy-looking bounce to skin that lasts all day. The unique whipped texture is nourishing and immediately melts into your skin, unlocking time-released hydration for 48 hours without clogging pores. Caution: Do not sample before giftingyou WILL fall in love with this product and steal it for yourself. (Why not just add two to your cart?)

[Davroe, Luxe Leave In Mask, $29] (

Color-Extending Hair Therapy
A luxe leave-in hair mask? Say no more. This affordable pick from Davroe forms a protective barrier to guard against color fade while providing sun and surf protection. Plus, it has a non-oily finish. Give her the gift of softer, healthier, shinier hairnot to mention, less frequent trips to the salon for color touch-ups.

[Lavanila, The Healthy Deodorant, $12] (

A Safer Option that Works
Does she like to hit the gym? Or maybe shes headed on a well-deserved tropical vacation this summer? Tell her to go ahead and work up a sweatthis all-natural deodorant won't let up or let her down. The vegan and cruelty-free formula contains antioxidants, soothing essentials, and beta glucan technology for long-lasting odor protection. Aloe vera gives this deodorant its velvety, moisturizing texture so it feels great even on sensitive skin. Plus, its aluminum and paraben free.

[Maude, Hydrating Bath Soak, $18] (

Unwind and Escape
Give her the relaxation and me time she deserves with this soothing soak from Maude. It features a gentle mixture of coconut milk powder to soften and hydrate, and hand-harvested salts from the Southern Dead Sea to detoxify and increase circulation. Bonus points for a tropical scent thatll instantly transport her to a vacation from the comfort of her tub. Flights are expensive. Take a bath instead.

[OUAI, Volumizing Hair Spray, $26] (

Her New Favorite Styling Product - 100%
From OUAI, the fan-favorite hair brand founded by new mom and celebrity hair stylist Jen Atkin, meet the only hairspray your favorite lady will use from here on out. This amplifying spray combines a powerful blast of air with volumizing polymers that attach to and thicken strands for volume and bodywithout any crunch or stickiness. Say goodbye to crispy, stiff locks and hello to all-day bouncy hold.

[Supergoop, Unseen Sunscreen, $36] (

Sunscreen Thats No Longer a Chore
Her skin is worthy of protectionand a flawless finish. Give the gift of sun protection with this totally invisible, weightless, scentless SPF from Supergoop. Packed with SPF 40, it also leaves a blurring, velvety finish for a poreless complexion. This antioxidant-rich multitasker has a unique oil-free formula she can use under foundation for added coverage, or on its own if shes looking for a more natural look.

[Clarks Botanicals, Anti-Puff Eye Cream, $75**] (

Fresh-Face Beauty Trick
Mom works hard. Give her skin a pick-me-up that minimizes the appearance of under-eye puffiness. This moisturizing, caffeine-infused formula is suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Packed with hyaluronic acid, caffeine and vitamin C, it nourishes skin while it works.
Pro Tips: It can also be used on smile lines and forehead frownies. Throw in the fridge overnight for a cooling, eye-opening experience in the morning.

[Sweet Chef, Ginger + Vitamin C Serum, $20] (

Rich, Powerful Skincare
This gel-like serum evens texture, minimizes pores, and helps reduce unwanted signs of aging. Like a green juice for the complexion, its jam-packed with nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins for visibly softer, smoother skin. Its good enough to eat, really: it contains beets to boost moisture and seaberry fruit extract to create a younger-looking, even complexion.

[Wander Beauty, Lip Retreat Oil, $22] (

Lipcare Upgrade
A super nourishing lip serum that delivers hydration and shine, created by one of our favorite mom-and-daughter-founded brands Is there a more perfect Mothers Day gift? Mom will love this lip oil so much, we promise itll become a purse staple in no time. Choose between shades Spa Day and Excursionor get her one of each. You know she deserves it.

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Jac Wray

While a self-described social butterfly, I find empowerment in my independence. Taking myself on a spur of the moment solo vacation, dinner dates to new restaurants or parts of the city where my company is solely the characters in the book I bring, visiting the local bar and getting to know the bartenders over a glass of wine… or 3. I find that intimate moments with myself leave me feeling brave, confident, and empowered to take on the world without depending on anything else as a buffer. It also gives me time to reflect, plan, journal and explore new places at my own pace.