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Mothers have an uncanny knack for feigning delight over truly crappy presents. They’ll squeal at a bouquet of carnations and well up over papier-mâché jewelry boxes. It’s endearing. It’s selfless. And it makes knowing what they actually do like more inscrutable than a poem written in finger paint and glitter. That’s why we scoped out ten gorgeous beauty gifts—all under $50—that your mom won’t have to pretend to love. Promise. You can even shop for them!
Break out the bubbly for Mother’s Day. Housed in a corked glass bottle, this foaming bath oil smells like an intoxicating blend of lavender, honey, and orchid.
Made with a lavish blend of jasmine and geranium essential oils, this candle is a grown-up take on the classic wildflower bouquet—and it lasts a whole lot longer.
Formulated with macadamia oil, this natural moisturizer is the crème de la crème of hand creams, sealing in moisture without leaving behind a greasy feel.
This violet and vanilla fragrance, wrapped up like a piece of candy, is a well-deserved indulgence.
This sleek compact boasts three eye shadows, three lip glosses, two blushes, makeup brushes, and a built-in mirror, making it both practical and glamorous—just like Mom.
Who says Mom has to sacrifice her skin-care routine to subpar hotel soaps on her weekend away? This travel-ready pack has two cleansers, one toner, and three moisturizers to keep her skin glowing without taking up half her suitcase.
With a mix of ten shimmery and matte shadows, this neutral palette has got Mom covered from a day at the office to date night, plus it comes with a waterproof chocolate brown liner.
This four-piece set—with a chamomile-and-orange body wash, minty scrub, lavender oil, and vitamin-packed lotion—transforms a plain old shower into a luxurious spa treatment.
Even pressed-for-time moms can stay polished with this at-home manicure kit; it contains a nail-polish remover, ridge-filling base coat, quick-dry top coat, and two nail lacquers—a soft, pale pink and a daring fire-engine red.
Let’s face it: Those two-in-one shampoo-and-conditioner combos aren’t doing Mom any favors. Upgrade her hair-care regimen with this shine-enhancing shampoo, conditioner, glossing cream, natural-hold hair spray, and mini comb for gleaming Hollywood hair, even if she’s just visiting cousins in Jersey.