The perfect gift for Mother’s Day: a little bit of pampering! Why not treat your mom to a gift basket of delight as a small token of your appreciation? It’s the least you can do.


Thymes’ packaging defies gift-wrap, already stunning and colorful, while their Wild Ginger Foaming Bath Powder defies exhaustion, delivering a pow of mood-altering delight.

Classic Mom

Just the perfect amount of scent for those who like to smell like spring, Atelier Perfume’s Honey Blossom radiates fresh honeysuckle without being too sweet. It’s an old-fashioned yet classic take on a perennial favorite.

Krigler’s perfumes promise to stay in style with timeless scents, like Extraordinaire Camelia O9, which suits generations of women. The swanky New York perfumerie dates back to 1904 and stands up next to the best French scents by mixing exotics, like pink peppercorn with more traditional flavors, like bourbon vanilla.


Good enough to eat, Dirty Girl Clean’s Organic Sugar Scrub polishes rough patches and leaves skin gleaming. The charming packaging demands to be placed front and center on the tub and the scents, from Anise to Evening Aphrodisiac are delightful.


Juara’s products, from their candlenut body crème to their sweet black tea and rice facial moisturizer, blend new world results with old-world charm. The Tumeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask transforms skin as well as a mini-vacation.


Gorilla perfume’s amusingly named scents, like “the Smell of Freedom,” and “Breath of God,” are like a whiff of fresh air for your pressure points. They come in spray and solid form, and I promise you that one will not be enough, especially with options like the violet-infused “Tuca Tuca.”

Fashion Forward

Brought to you by supermodel Elle Macpherson’s make up artist, Rose-Marie Swift, RMS intrigues right out of the gate. This organic line of beauty products delivers exhilarating color, like the cream eye shadow in shades like “magnetic” which make any eye color pop.

Hip Mama

One of those brands that’s everyone’s best-kept secret, Aesop produces products that deliver. Their Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream with chamomile bud, sandalwood and rosemary leaf drenches the skin with welcome moisture.

One of the best nail polishes on the market, full of up-to-the-minute colors, OPI manages to stay on trend with a continuous stream of new colors and finishes. One gorgeous such shade, Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees, a cloudy, dark grey, brings a hint of sophistication to even a pair of flip-flops.

In Need of TLC

One of those industry secrets, Weleda’s Baby Calendula Oil works miracles on parched skin. Especially right out of the shower, still damp, your body practically drinks it in, leaving behind silky limbs.

A cut above a washcloth yet not as cringe inducing as a pumice stone, Spongeables’ Pedi Scrub Foot Buffer takes calloused, dry feet and transforms them into blank canvasses ready for a fresh pedicure. They come in different aromas, like lavender/tea tree oil and citron/eucalyptus to tickle your tootsies.

A terrific alternative to petroleum jelly, like Vaseline, Waxelene works for countless beauty-related tasks. The all-natural beeswax formula removes make-up, protects and moisturizes skin and smells faintly of rosemary.


If your mom rejoices at a little pampering, give her the full royalty treatment with Duchess Marden. From the rich Damascena Foaming Cleanser to the velvety Face Crème, these products bring the spa right into your home.

Modern Mother

(Malin+Goetz) makes products for clean, unfussy types with flair to spare. The brand’s SPF 15 face moisturizer uses up-to-the-minute fatty acid absorption technology in a sleek package.

Mother with a Conscience

By donating $2 from each sale of her Phoenix Sugar & Butter lip treatment to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Jane Iredale enables you to give a great gift and pay it forward. The two-sided applicator sports a brown-sugar exfoliator on one side and a pale pink color on the other for the creation of a perfect pout.

Multitasking Mami

Chock full of the hot new ingredient, Josie Maran Organic Argan Oil moisturizer works for just about every beauty need. From moisturizing your hair, skin and cuticles to transforming your bath into an at home spa service, this Moroccon super ingredient is a near miracle worker.

New Mommy

A little something for a pregnant friend or sister, BABYBEARSHOP’s line of 100-percent organic baby friendly products promise to delight. The Wishy Wash doubles as a shampoo and soap; the “earthy” scent combining rosemary and orange somehow conjures up a day at the beach.

No-Nonsense Momma

For Jennifer Aniston’s glossy locks, try Aubrey Organics’ Jojoba Oil. While this all-natural product works for a myriad of troubles (scalp moisturizer, skin repair), it will simply transform your hair when used as a treatment.

Some mothers, reluctant to indulge, prefer a more acetic lifestyle. Pharmacopeia’s organic bodycare resembles the simple packaging of an old-school pharmacy but with significant improvements. The Citrus Bath Salts promise to reform even the most austere by working therapeutically (relaxing sore muscles) while still pampering.


Suntegrity’s line of moisturizing sunscreen with an SPF of 30 makes protecting your skin that much easier. Natural and easy to apply, UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection takes the fear out of being outside on a bright day.


Most moms have too much to do and not enough time to do it. Sometimes the perfect under-eye brightener can transform a tired person into a well-rested one like magic. Mally’s Concealer performs just that trick with perfect shades to suit any complexion.

Sleek Mama

So Elixir by Yves Rocher make you feel like a million bucks with their streamlined yet elegant packaging and heady notes of bergamot, Damask rose, jasmine, patchouli essence and Tonka bean. Especially great are the silky Perfumed Body Lotion and Shower Gel – which together make a thoughtful gift.


For moms with that certain je ne sais quoi, Diptyque’s line of candles, fragrances and skin care is sure to please. The Pommade Exfoliante pour le Corps, or Smoothing Body Polish, buffs the skin to a satiny finish.

Wholesome Madre

The simplicity and allure of k. hall designs’ “milk” bath salt/soak cannot be overstated. Like epsom salts with a little vroom, this product is the perfect accompaniment to an hour of peace in the tub.