Top Mother's Day beauty and spa gifts

May 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Surprise the special mom in your life with gifts that pamper, indulge and spoil her on Mother's Day and beyond. "How a woman feels about herself is directly correlated with how she presents herself on the outside," says Jennifer Chan, senior fashion and beauty correspondent, "To boost confidence, gifts of beauty can dramatically make a difference." From Mother's Day gifts of facials to ideas for Mother's Day spray-tan gift baskets, discover eight top beauty and spa gifts for Mother's Day.

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Spa gift ideas for Mother's Day


Give your mom the gift of indulgence and treat her to a facial appointment at her favorite spa, such as Burke Williams Spa. Or help her baby her skin with at-home facial products by Aloette.

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Melt Mom's cares away with a Mother's Day gift certificate from She can also unwind at home with a gift that keeps on giving when you give her a HoMedics Swedish Massage Cushion with Heat.

3Manicure and pedicure

Help Mom treat her busy hands and feet with a manicure and pedicure. Check with her favorite nail salon for ideas for Mother's Day treatments or special Mother's Day packages, and deliver with a new bottle or two of nail polish in the latest shades, like Essie's Spring Collection.

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4Mother's Day ideas for at-home spa gifts

Give the gift of relaxation with Mother's Day gifts that let your mom pamper herself at home. Try a sweet-scented spa basket, such as the Bath and Bodyworks large signature basket.

Mother's Day gifts of beauty

5Eyelash extensions

For a Mother's Day idea that will send her lashes soaring, eyelash extensions will give her peepers an instant pick-me-up. Eyelash boutiques such as Integrity in Pasadena, California, offer extensions that will have people swooning with every bat of your mom's eyelashes, for up to two months.

6Haircut and style

Send the most important woman in your life to the beauty salon for a hair makeover that will have her feeling like a new woman. "Highlights or a fresh haircut can add excitement and interest to your face and take years off, as well," suggests Chan.

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7Makeup makeover

Book your beauty-loving mama a Mother's day gift that will make her feel fabulous -- an appointment with a professional makeup artist, such as Korie Swan in Montclair, California. Then pair this Mother's Day gift with some lip color to pretty her pout. "A swipe of bright red or fuschia lipstick can perk up your look -- and your energy level -- in seconds flat," advises Chan. She suggests L'Oreal Infallible lipcolor for a pop of long-lasting color.

8Spray tan

Moms will love the gift of a safe, sun-kissed glow this Mother's Day. "A spray tan (I like St. Tropez for a natural glow that's actually good for the skin) can make you look and feel younger, healthier and slimmer in just 30 minutes," advises Chan. Check out self-tanning gift ideas for Mother's Day.

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Every busy mom needs to take time for herself, and ideas for Mother's Day gifts that focus on her are the perfect present. Whether she's a natural beauty or just loves to relax, top Mother's Day beauty and spa gifts will help spoil the woman who has spoiled you all these years!

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