Don’t say we haven’t warned you, Mother’s Day is just a week away (10th March calendar fans). Ditch the petrol station flowers or box of Milk Tray this year and give your mum something she’ll actually like and cherish – we’re talking lotions, potions, creams, balms and smelly stuff. To save you trawling the aisles of your local Boots we’ve rounded up the best stuff for Mums this year (with time for delivery too). Dig in:

Beauty Gift Guide: Under £50

1. For a Bath Bomb: Lush

What: Wash and Grow Bubble Bar (£8)

The Lowdown: Give the gift of gloriously Grass-scented bathing this Mother’s Day. Expect soft suds, rich in antioxidant spirulina powder that encourages skin’s natural firmness, while deeply cleansing charcoal powder gives a gorgeous glow. After a soak in the tub, reuse the bathwater to give plants a drink, with beneficial nettle and comfrey root powder.

Where: Buy online

2. For Cleansing Balm: Dr David Jack

What: Antioxidant Cleansing Gel (£45)

The Lowdown: For the mum who deserves a celestial renewal in her skincare routine, introduce her to Dr. David Jack’s Cleansing Gel. Inspired by the transformative energy of a supernova, this product from Dr. Jack’s acclaimed skincare line promises a fresh beginning for daily skin health. Designed to prime and protect skin while removing impurities, it lays the perfect foundation for her skincare ritual.

Where: Buy online 

3. For Hand Cream: Arran

What: Hydrating Hand Cream Gift Set (£30)

The Lowdown: Everything you need for nourished, hydrated hands – all in one collection. Each contains three travel-size hand creams in Arran’s most popular fragrances: After the Rain, Glenashdale and Glen Rosa. Arran’s formulation offers 72 hours of deep hydration that will nourish the skin and reduce the signs of ageing.

Where: Buy online

4. For a Daily Cream: Faace

What: Faace Menopause Daily Face Cream (£31)

The Lowdown: Menopause Faace, has been formulated to help tackle loss of elasticity and collagen and reboot the skin’s circulation which will have undoubtedly become sluggish during peri/menopause. Dryness and dehydration are given the boot with proven hydrating ingredients and regenerative oils.

Where: Buy online

5. For Body Butter: Cotswold Lavender 

What: Lavender Body Butter (£19.45)

The Lowdown: Indulge Mum with the ultimate skin treat this Mother’s Day. Cotswold Lavendar’s body butter combines luxurious shea butter, witch hazel, and sweet almond oil, delicately infused with the soothing aroma of our finest lavender oil. This rich, creamy formula provides natural hydration, softening, and moisturizing benefits, making it perfect for even the driest skin.

Where: Buy online

6. For a Calming Kit: Skin and Tonic

What: Calm Kit Care Package (£29)

The Lowdown: Discover serenity within the chaos with Skin and Tonic’s Calm Kit, a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift designed to provide a moment of tranquillity. This curated care package features Skin and Tonic’s best-selling soothing essentials: Calm Balm, Be Soothed, and Naked Lip Balm, elegantly packaged in an organic, fair-trade cotton wash bag.

Where: Buy online

7. For Day and Night Creams: OLAY

What: Olay Project Glow Day & Night Moisturiser Giftset (£37)

The Lowdown: Treat Mum to radiant, revitalised skin with the Olay Gift Set, specially curated for Mother’s Day. This set features the Olay Retinol 24 Night Cream and Olay Vitamin C + AHA 24 Day Gel Cream. With just 14 days of consistent use, these powerhouse products work synergistically to brighten and even out skin tone and texture. Give the gift of a glowing complexion and the confidence that comes with it.

Where: Buy online

8. For Shower Gel: ESPA 

What: Bergamot & Jasmine Bath & Shower Gel (£22)

The Lowdown: Discover beautifully refreshed, delicately fragranced skin with Elemis’ Bath and Shower Gel. Enriched with a luxurious blend of pure essential oils like Bergamot and Jasmine, this formula not only offers aromatic vibrance but also leaves skin feeling nourished and supple.

Where: Buy online

9. For Hand Balm: Aēsop

What: Aēsop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm (£25)

The Lowdown: Celebrated for its luxurious blend of botanicals, Aēsop’s hand balm is a treat for the senses, offering deep hydration without any greasy residue. Crafted with the finest ingredients including mandarin rind, rosemary leaf, and cedar atlas, it promises to rejuvenate and nourish the hands and cuticles thoroughly.

Where: Buy online 

10. For Body Creams: Evolve Organic Beauty

What: Tropical Blossom Duo (£34)

The Lowdown: Treat your mUm to the luxurious embrace of Evolve Organic Beauty’s Tropical Blossom Duo, specially curated for normal to dry skin. This award-winning duo, featuring a rich body butter and an exfoliating polish, is the ultimate skincare pair for achieving silky, smooth skin. Crafted with care, these products work in harmony to gently buff away dryness and deeply hydrate, nourishing the skin from within.

Where: Buy online 

Beauty Gift Guide: Over £50

11. For a Beauty Set: BY TERRY 

What: BY TERRY Try Me, Love Me set (£66)

The Lowdown: Featuring eight iconic BY TERRY products, including six deluxe Mini-To-Go sizes and two full-size products, the Try Me, Love Me Set is the perfect gateway into Terry de Gunzburg’s award-winning skincare-infused makeup line. Including bestsellers such as the Hyaluronic Hydra Powder, Brightening CC Serum, Ombre Blackstar and Baume de Rose, the set is ideal for discovering new Holy Grail cosmetics that work hard to hydrate, calm and plump skin.

Where: Buy online

12. For Face Cream: Transformulas

What: Marine Miracle Creme (£97)

The Lowdown: Introducing the Signature Moisturiser: a potent blend of marine-based ingredients including algae, giant sea kelp, and sea salt extract, paired with an advanced rejuvenating formula. This cream offers deep hydration without the heaviness, revitalizing dry skin while also firming and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The result? Skin that feels noticeably smoother, softer, and more radiant, with a healthier appearance.

Where: Buy online

13.  For a Rose-Infused Set: Odylique

What: Odylique Organic Rose Gift Set (£59)

The Lowdown: The Odylique Organic Rose Gift Set offers a curated selection of Odylique’s top skincare essentials infused with organic rose. Encased in elegant packaging, this set features products designed to cleanse, tone, and moisturize, catering to rose enthusiasts or anyone seeking gentle, soothing skincare. The set includes the Timeless Rose Moisturiser (50ml), Calming Rose Super Tonic (50ml), and Creamy Coconut Cleanser (200ml).

Where: Buy online

14. For a Glow Kit: Jurlique

What: Rare Rose Glow Ritual (£55)

The Lowdown: The Rare Rose Glow Ritual set from Jurlique is an ideal choice for mothers and mother figures seeking a natural, radiant glow. Infused with Jurlique’s exclusive Rose extract, this glow-boosting ritual set features essential products including a 20ml Activating Water Essence+, 50ml Rare Rose Face Oil, and 10ml Rare Rose Cream. Designed to enhance the skin’s radiance while providing deep hydration, this set offers a sensory experience that promotes relaxation.

Where: Buy online

15. For a Limited Edition Set: Elizabeth Scarlett x Elemis 

What: Elemis x Elizabeth Scarlett The Luminous Skin Collection (£100)

The Lowdown: Introducing a special collaboration between Elemis and Elizabeth Scarlett, this limited-edition skincare set promises a comprehensive skin-reviving experience. Highlighting illuminating formulas for both face and body, it showcases Elemis’ renowned Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, Prebiotic Overnight Sleeping Cream, Glow-Boosting Makeup Primer, and a deeply hydrating body cream, all presented in an Elizabeth Scarlett pouch.

Where: Buy online

16. For a Spring Scent: Bastille Parfums

What: Rayon Vert (£98)

The Lowdown: Rayon Vert is a fragrance that embodies the essence of renewal and awakening, much like the arrival of spring itself. With hints of fresh greenery and the warmth of the sun, it captures the feeling of nature coming back to life and boasts a blend of 38 ingredients, 95% of which are natural ingredients. It’s the perfect gift to uplift and rejuvenate the senses this Mother’s Day.

Where: Buy online

17. For a Hydrating Cream: Guinot

What: Guinot Crème Hydra Beauté (£58)

The Lowdown: Crafted for dehydrated skin, this multi-action repair moisturising cream offers a comprehensive solution. Infused with Shea Butter for deep moisturization, it effectively addresses early signs of ageing and shields the skin from free radicals. This cream also works to rehydrate the epidermis, promoting a revitalised complexion.

Where: Buy online

18. For Brightening and Glowing: The Organic Pharmacy

What: Brighten & Glow Kit (£79)

The Lowdown: The Organic Pharmacy’s kit comprises a 30ml stabilised Vitamin C serum and a 60ml Corrective Mask, accompanied by a perfecting mask brush and organic muslin cloth. Powered by a highly concentrated dose of stabilised Vitamin C, the serum and mask combination deliver firmer, brighter skin, unveiling a radiant, youthful complexion. Packed with antioxidants, they combat free-radical damage while promoting an even skin tone. Experience the transformative effects of this powerful formula, perfect for pampering and rejuvenating Mum’s skin.

Where: Buy online

19. For a Retinol Kit: Medik8

What: The CSA Kit Retinol Edition (£84)

The Lowdown: Unlock visible results with our anti-ageing strategy, ideal for Mother’s Day gifting. By day, embrace vitamin C and sunscreen, while by night, indulge in vitamin A. This curated collection includes Surface Radiance Cleanse, C-Tetra, Advanced Day Total Protect™ (SPF 30), and Intelligent Retinol 3TR. These best-sellers work synergistically to restore, revitalize, and prime the skin for higher-strength serums.

Where: Buy online

20. For Essentials Oils: NEOM

What: NEOM Essential Oil Blends (£60)

The Lowdown: Each NEOM blend, made with 100% natural essential oils, nurtures the body, supports the mind, and enhances overall well-being. Whether seeking better sleep, stress relief, or an energy boost, there’s a scent to suit every mood.  Can also be added to a warm bath or used as a massage oil. Side note: Diffuser is not included.

Where: Buy online