Beauty products are some of the top Mother’s Day gifts, and we can certainly see why. They’re the perfect blend of practical and indulgent. Everyone needs skincare products (we all have skin), but it’s also not so sensible that it’s akin to receiving a vacuum as a present. The right products not only care for your skin but can also be used to help Mom relax and feel more confident. And if your shopping list for this holiday is a little lengthy, you can rest assured that Mother’s Day beauty gifts are suitable for everyone from your own mom to your in-law to the mother of your children. Keep reading for our breakdown of the best Kiehl’s gift ideas for Mom.
How To Find The Perfect Gift
The best Mother’s Day gifts help the moms in your life see themselves the way you see them: strong and beautiful. Help Mom find her confidence with the assistance of our best-selling skincare products, which we consider to be our secret(s) to getting healthy-looking skin.
Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil is ideal for anyone who wants products that require minimal effort—it does all the work while you sleep. The moisturizing nighttime oil replenishes skin overnight for a more radiant, younger look in the morning. If Mom considers dark circles and crow’s feet a top skin concern, Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum has our vote. The formula with l-ascorbic acid and hyaluronic acid helps visibly reduce dark circles in seven days. Favorites we touched on above, like Ultra Facial Cream and Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum, make for perfect presents as well. They’re suitable for all skin types, too, which means you really can’t go wrong.
An anti-aging face and neck cream is also always a good Mother’s Day gift. Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face and Neck Cream, in particular, is a top choice. Its formula with PhytoMimetic vitamin A (a retinol alternative) and chaga mushroom addresses the most visible signs of aging, including wrinkles, tone, and texture on your face and neck.
When you’re a skincare novice, getting a nice set of products can be life-changing. It provides you with formulas that you know will work together, effectively setting you up for success. If your mom or the mother of your little ones isn’t yet a skincare pro, gift her with (at least) one of our skincare sets packed with Kiehl’s favorites. And remember, the best gift for Mom is one that’s a match for her needs. Think about that when deciding on which kit to pick up.
For youthful-looking skin, she’ll love the Youthful Radiance set or Age-Defying Essentials. Both include Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum, which is formulated with 10.5% l-ascorbic acid (also called pure vitamin C) and 2% ascorbyl glucoside (a vitamin C derivative). The serum instantly boosts radiance while reducing the appearance of lines in just two weeks.
Anyone with dark spots will be won over by Brightening Bestsellers, a kit that features Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector, among other Kiehl’s classics. Used together, the products help achieve even-looking skin. The spot treatment, specifically, helps reduce the number and intensity of dark spots and discolorations. We also have options that suit all skin types and concerns, like the Cleanse & Hydrate Kit. This one comes with two products that anyone can use: Ultra Facial Cream and Ultra Facial Cleanser. The two make for perfect basics to build a routine around. The same face cream is also included in our Daily Hydrating Duo, along with Avocado Eye Cream, a hydrating formula that de-puffs and helps improve under-eye texture.
We love skincare sets packed with deluxe samples and even full-sized products, but for truly beloved essentials it can be great to receive value-sized bottles that will last Mom longer. At Kiehl’s, we offer jumbo sizes of many of our top formulas, including a 1L bottle of the ultra-moisturizing Creme de Corps. You can also gift your mom a skincare set matched with a coordinating value-sized product to create the ultimate present. One of our recommended pairings is the aforementioned Cleanse & Hydrate Kit with a jumbo Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector.
Gift Sets and Value Size
For the woman who already has a stocked skincare collection, introduce her to something new. A new toner, like Daily Refining Milk Peel Toner, is also worthy of a place in her routine. The dual-action exfoliating toner is formulated with 23% emollients, including almond milk and lipo-hydroxy acid, and can be used to slough away dead skin cells for a smooth feel.
Next on our roster of new products is Clean Strength Alcohol Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer. As you know, every mom needs to have sanitizer on hand at all times. We recommend our lightweight gel formula, which is made with 71% vegetable-derived alcohol and an antiseptic blend of botanical oils. It effectively removes impurities—without drying your hands or cuticles.
In honor of 170 years of Kiehl’s, we’ve also launched a limited edition collection that puts our most-beloved products in brand new packaging. Treat your mother-in-law or Mom to the commemorative Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner, Ultra Facial Cream, Avocado Eye Cream, and Midnight Recovery Concentrate Facial Oil. The formulas are housed in chic white and gold packaging that she’ll be thrilled to show off.
Moms that love a vintage aesthetic will also be excited to receive products from the Kiehl’s Heritage collection. The line brings back products that were originally formulated at our Old World Apothecary in New York City’s East Village, now in limited-edition packaging. Fill a basket with Glycerin Soap in apothecary wrapping, an alluringly floral-scented Essence Oil that comes in an elegant amber glass bottle, and a classic apothecary-style bottle of Rosewater Toner, made with whole Turkish rose petals.
New & Limited Edition
Her presence makes the world a better place, and fittingly, she’s also actively trying to make changes and help save the planet. One such switch that earth-loving moms can make is relying on sustainable, refillable skin, body, and hair products. Kiehl’s offers refills for popular formulas, including Creme de Corps and our volumizing Amino Acid Shampoo and Conditioner. You can also purchase refills of Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser, a gentle cleanser with aloe vera, Deluxe Hand & Body Lotion, a lightweight scented moisturizer, and Liquid Hand Soap, which has a non-drying formula with chamomile and vitamin E. Gifted together, you can help her revamp her entire routine.
You don’t have to take Mom for a day at the spa to help her relax. We prefer a Mother’s Day gift that keeps on giving. Treat her to a care package filled with indulgent self-care products, and she can make at-home self-care days a regular occurrence. Stock a gift bag with soothing Lavender Foaming-Relaxing Bath, Creme de Corps for all-over hydration, and skin-pampering face masks like Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask, which conditions skin with addictively-creamy moisture.
Since Mother’s Day falls during the spring—when the skin tends to still be recovering from post-winter dryness—you really can’t go wrong with nourishing self-care picks. One specific area to focus on is the hands. Help Mom combat dry hands and cuticles with Richly Hydrating Scented Hand Cream (available in coriander, lavender, and grapefruit scents), a formula with shea butter and vitamin E that leaves skin feeling soft, and Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, which forms a glove-like barrier against moisture loss. The latter is an especially great option if Mom is an essential worker and washes her hands more times per day than she can count.
For The Self-Care Mom
Help the women you love feel more glam with luxurious, easy-to-use beauty products. Load a pretty box with key formulas. Start with Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 30, which is made with coconut oil and available in five tinted shades that provide the perfect pop of color. Give her Avocado Eye Cream, too. Beyond using it to hydrate her under-eyes, Mom can apply the cream to prime her under eyes before concealer. Next, add Daily Reviving Concentrate to the box. It’s a radiance-boosting face oil that will make her dreams of glowing skin a reality.
For body care, she’ll need Creme de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil. The indulgent spray formula with grape seed oil and squalane offers lightweight hydration and a residue-free finish. Last but not least, a haircare product is a necessity for the most-glamorous parents. Complete her present with Magic Elixir Scalp and Hair Treatment. It helps the hair feel soft and boosts it with natural-looking shine.
For The Glam Mom
Pamper new moms, or even mothers-to-be, with products they can use on both their skin and their babies. While we don’t suggest getting a gift that’s solely for the baby (it’s not a Mother’s day gift if it’s not for her), something that multitasks like this just might make her life a little bit easier. Create a bundle for her with Gentle Hair & Body Wash, Nurturing Baby Cream For Face & Body, and Mom & Baby Nurturing Baby Oil. The gentle, mommy-approved body cleanser doubles as a shampoo to leave skin and hair feeling soft and clean. The moisturizer, which contains shea butter and olive fruit oil, nurtures and hydrates skin, plus it’s gentle enough to be used on your baby’s face. Rounding out your mom and baby care essentials is the oil. It can be used to replenish baby’s skin, or Mom can use the formula for its smoothing and softening benefits.