Mother’s Day is literally in two days! Have you left your gift buying to the last minute? Don’t worry, I’m here to help you with 5 last minute mother’s day gift ideas perfect for any mom, at any age. I did give you a couple of luxury lipstick ideas last week (if you missed it see: Estée Lauder and Elizabeth Arden), but if your mom isn’t really into the whole luxury make-up scene, then I have some last minute beauty gift ideas that will not disappoint.

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1. A Birchbox Subscription

Birchbox is a subscription beauty service that allows customers to easily and efficiently try, learn about, and purchase beauty products online. Each month you receive personalized beauty samples delivered right to your door. Wouldn’t your mom love this? Samples will include beauty products from all different categories including makeup, skincare, haircare and fragrance. If you decide you like the item, enough to purchase the full size then you can order directly from Birchbox. Brilliant right?

Above is an example of the April birchbox. It was a collaboration with Rifle Paper Co., a stationery and gift store. Isn’t the box stunning? You can bet this will inspire some nailart 🙂

AVAILABILITY: If you’ve left gift buying to the last minute, log on now and subscribe for your mom! It’s only $10/Month or $110/year. Wouldn’t this be the perfect gift? Easy!


2. The Body Shop Vitamin E Collection

The Body Shop Vitamin E range has been a skincare success for more than thirty years, and to celebrate this British icon, the Body Shop has launched limited edition Union Jack packaging to allow you to give your mom the royal treatment by treating her like a Queen this Mother’s Day.

Shown above left to right: new Vitamin E eyes cube ($15 CAD), Vitamin E moisture cream ($15 CAD), Vitamin E overnight serum-in-oil ($28 CAD) and Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet ($20).

The Body Shop has also put a cute little kit together for Mother’s Day with a Union Jack Tote filled with goodies of product including (Vitamin E body butter (not shown), a bath lily, Pink Grapefruit shower gel scrub and EDT, plus the new revamped Vitamin E moisture cream). Cost is only $30 CAD, value: $80 CAD).

AVAILABILITY: Since it is last minute, although this range is available online – you’re going to have to rush to a Body Shop store to pick these goodies up in time!


3. The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Collection (April 2015)

Say hello to the detoxificating Fuji Green Tea Collection, the first range from The Body Shop infused with real green tea leaves. To capture their antioxidant power, only the finest, hand-picked shoots from the Mount Fuji region in Japan are selected. The end result – replenished, refreshed and healthier-feeling skin.

This collection is to die for. It’s so refreshing and soothing, I’ve been testing it for the last few weeks. If you’re only going to pick up a couple products – the green tea exfoliating soap and the body sorbet are absolutely luscious! Shown above left to right: Body Sorbet ($18 CAD), Body Scrub ($22 CAD), Eau de Cologne ($20), Body Wash ($9 CAD), Exfoliating Soap ($6 CAD), body lotion ($18.00). 

AVAILABILITY: As above, it’s too late to catch these online for Mother’s Day (but not too late to pick something up for yourself).


4. Fresh Sugar Nude Lip Treatment

This new Sugar Nude Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 moisturizes, protects and smoothes the lips while leaving a universally flattering shimmery blush nude tint. A barely-there hue with a hint of iridescence, Sugar Nude will show off your best asset. Think of it as silky lingerie for your lips. Sugar Nude Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15’s versatile formula allows for buildable coverage to create a sheer or rich hue. Enriched with the same nourishing sugar, hydrating oils, and anti-aging vitamins as the rest of the Sugar Lip Treatment Collection, it provides six-hour moisture and essential year-round protection from damaging UV rays.

AVAILABILITY: Sugar Nude Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 ($26 CAD) are available at Sephora Stores and online.


5. Masque Bar Pedi Feet Masks

Pedi Feet Masks are PERFECT for transitioning into sandal weather. I don’t know about you but I have serious dry, cracked feet during sandal weather (gross I know…). Inspired by Korean beauty trends, Masque Bar foot masks combine spa-like, high-quality, results-driven skincare with the North-American beauty preference for effectiveness and efficiency. Designed as wearable socks, it’s almost too easy to give yourself the perfect pedi. Just slip them on like socks and let the nourishing ingredients pamper your skin. Shown above left to right: Intensive Moisturizing Foot Mask ($9.99 CAD, 2 pairs)  and Exfoliating Foot Mask ($9.99 CAD, 1 pair). Wouldn’t mom love one of these?

AVAILABILITY: Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

So there you have it. No excuses not to get Mom a special treat for Mother’s Day and hey, as I always say – why not pick something up for yourself too?

Until next time,

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