Mother's Day is just around the corner, and if you haven't picked up a gift yet, you'll be joining millions of Americans who shell out big bucks every year for that special mom in their life. According to a 2014 survey by the National Retail Federation, Americans spent on average last year for Mother's Day approximately $163 between dining out, flowers, a card, and a gift.
So I've rounded up some great beauty products to gift mom that won't break the bank at $50 or less.
I love a present that keeps giving all year. Start mom's Birchbox subscription with this specially curated Mother's Day box featuring some great beauty product samples. Choose the plan you want, but a 3-month gift subscription will only run you $30.
Treat mom to springtime in a bottle with Bath & Body Works' Beautiful Day Full Size Daily Trio (Fine Fragrance Mist, Body Lotion and Shower Gel). This fragrance is as beautiful as the perfect spring day with sun-kissed apple, wild daisies and fresh, pink peonies — a sure way to spoil her. Boxed and ready to give, this gift set is $25.
Give the mom that doesn't have time to pamper herself the gift of great skin at home with the Mario Badescu Beautiful Skin Set. The set includes cleansing gel, facial spray, oil free moisturizer, drying lotion and silver powder, all for just $48.
M·A·C 'Purple Times Nine' Eyeshadow Palette contains nine beautiful and pigmented shades of purple that look great on any skin tone. Mom can create a classic day look for the office or a sultry smoky eye for date night. $40
It may look like just a pink sponge but it's so much more. Using a Beauty Blender to apply your foundation will create a flawless look every time. And every queen needs her jewels. The beautyblender 'bling.ring' Drying Stand & Makeup Sponge Applicator meets both needs. $29
Chances are the new mom in your life is short on sleep, which can show on her face. Shiseido Simple Start For Radiant Skin White Lucent Set will help her get the glow back. $49.50
If you're trying to upgrade mom's makeup routine that hasn't changed since the '70s, start with gel eyeliner. More intense and longer staying power than pencil, but not as tricky as liquid liner, Bobbi Brown Double Black Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Set contains not one, but two gel eyeliners in Black Ink and includes a mini eyeliner brush. $43
This kit is perfect for the makeup junkie who enjoys putting on makeup and re-creating glamorous celebrity looks. Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit is available in light, medium, or deep to suit all skin tones. $40
If mom's curly hair could use some taming, gently give her the hint with this hair care set from Deva Curl. It includes their "no poo" shampoo, conditioner, defining gel, styling cream, and spray gel for perfectly formed ringlets. $40