Mother's Day 2018 is fast approaching and if you need some last-minute gift inspiration – look no further! It's always a great idea to gift flowers or chocolates, but for the mother that loves her beauty products, it's time to think outside the box. Nothing says you mean the world like a thoughtful gift that encourages your loved one to take some 'me time' and give herself a bit of pampering session. We've rounded up the best gifts out there – be it perfume, fine fragrances, makeup, candles, we'll help you find the perfect present for your mum...
Jo Malone is our first port of call – this blooming lovely flower box is brimming with springtime delights! Pick your mum's favourite Jo Malone scent; (we love Peony & Blush Suede and Pomegranate Noir) and nestle it amongst the dazzling floral display by top florist Philippa Craddock.
Mother's Day Floral Box, £140, Jo Malone
One of the best bronzers in the business is Benefit's Hoola, a matte bronzing powder which can be used for all over colour or contouring, packaged in a distinctive tiki box. Especially for Mother's Day, you can get the box personalised just for mum – for no extra cost. What a lovely touch!
Mum's Hoola, £24.50, Benefit Cosmetics
The Sanctuary Spa is famed for its incredible bath and body products, and the 'With Love' gift set includes a huge selection of the brand's best-loved products, all housed in a stylish keepsake jar which mum can re-use for all her trinkets.
With Love gift set, £20, Sanctuary Spa, Boots.com
The Perfume Shop have the most ingenious of gifts for the fragrance-loving mum – they are offering an engraving service on a huge 350 of their most iconic scents! Talk about saying it in style, this really would make the perfect new addition to your mum’s dressing table.
Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori, from £62, The Perfume Shop
If you want a beauty gift with a difference for your mum – Slip's silk pillowcase in a dazzling blush pink is a gorgeous gift which not only looks great – but has great benefits. The smooth surface protects against bedhead and it much gentler on the skin than a regular cotton case. Give your mum the best night sleep ever!
Pillowcase, £79, Slip @ Selfridges
Perfume sets offer the chance to combine a gorgeous fragrance with an accompanying body product, and this box of treats from luxury high-end designer brand Elie Saab is beyond beautiful. The pastel keepsake includes the chic fragrance, Girl of Now, with a body lotion and couture pouch. What a treat!
Girl of Now set, £58.00, Elie Saab @ Debenhams
If you want a sumptuously-packaged product with no need for extra wrapping, you have to treat mum to Molton Brown's Spring Signatures Hand Trio Set. Containing three of Molton Brown's best-loved floral fragrances in hand cream form, these cute pastel bottles are great for beauty-on-the-go.
Spring Signatures Hand Cream Trio Set, £23, Molton Brown
Ageing happens to us all – and it's something all women – particularly mothers – are aware of. Why not wrap up a jar of Olay's Vitality & Face Décolletage cream for Mother's Day? This handy little pot hydrates the face in a flash – and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles with continued use. Getting into a great skincare regime is beyond valuable and the Vitamin B5 and B3 enriched cream is a fabulously nourishing treat for Mum.
Vitality Face & Décolletage Cream, £19.99, Olay
If your mum needs her eyebrows shaped but complains she just doesn't have time, why not treat her to a first-rate, state-of-the-art brow palette? So Me's Brow Kit comes in three natural shades and contains professional powders and brushes to give brows that high-definition, preened look, all housed in a beautifully embossed rose-gold compact.
Brow Kit, £20, So Me available at Superdrug
Instead of a huge bouquet of roses – why not give your mum something that will last longer than flowers – Roget & Gallet's Rose Shower Gel! The moisturising, hugely hydrating gel smells totally dreamy – with blends of rich tuberose jasmine, pink pepper and neroli.
Shower Gel, £9.50, Roger and Gallet
Who doesn't love a candle? Victoria Cator's stunning collection makes for beautiful gifts, and the sumptuous glass votive packaging houses some incredible scents. We love Madame Julia – a candle with special meaning as it was named in memory of the founder's mother. With top notes of blackcurrant leaves and middle notes of Bulgarian rose, it creates a beautifully sweet aroma.
Candle, £50, Victoria Cator at Fortnum & Mason
Great skin starts with the best skincare - and Elemis is one of the best brands in the business. The Pro Collagen Marine Cream is the company’s number-one best-selling anti-ageing moisturiser and now, in support of the Women for Women International organisation, it comes in limited-edition packaging adorned with wonderful intricate illustrations by Karen Mabon, in a huge 100ml tub. Best of all, Elemis will donate £35,000 of the total sale of this product to the charity – so it's a gift with an incredible cause.
Limited-edition Pro Collagen Marine Cream, £110, Elemis
Make mum go all starry-eyed with this delightful compact – the latest addition to Dolce & Gabbana's spring time Dolce Garden range. Rosa Duchessa Blush is a printed-on powder blush which features outstanding pink tones to give a gorgeous, pretty pink flush. And would you look at the incredible packaging – it will be hard not to keep it for yourself!
Rosa Duchessa Blush, £44, Dolce & Gabbana at Harrods
The beauty brand which EVERYONE is talking about - The Ordinary - has released an amazing new gift set that includes four-full size items of their best- loved products, including their incredible Serum Foundation, which is Holly Willoughby's favourite...
Four Piece Foundation Collection, £18, The Ordinary @ Qvcuk.com