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All wrapped up: the best beauty gift sets for Mother’s Day

Make mum look and feel beautiful with must-have skincare and fragrances

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 May, 2014, 10:54am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 May, 2014, 5:59pm

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11, and if you haven’t booked a brunch spot or ordered your bouquet yet, fear not – there’s still time to make mum feel special with a gift set from her favourite cosmetics brand. Take your pick from skincare and body sets to the latest fragrances – she’ll be happy and you won’t even have to wrap anything. What could be easier?

Crabtree & Evelyn Wisteria Body Care Set
Beautifully packaged in a heart-shaped box with floral details, this luxurious set captures the romantic scent of wisteria blended with gardenia and jasmine. The Wisteria Body Care Set (HK$425) includes a bath and shower gel, body lotion and eau de toilette. Eco-conscious mums will be glad to know the moisturising body products are free from mineral oils, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol and sodium lauryl sulfate. The brand has also partnered with W Hong Kong on a range of limited-time desserts inspired by its new Pear and Pink Magnolia Collection. A special event at modern bistro Kitchen (3717 2299) on Mother’s Day will feature the desserts as well as a hand massage station, DIY photo frames and a gift. Available at Crabtree & Evelyn stores.  

Kiehl’s Youth Rejuvenating Special
One of several Mother’s Day sets from Kiehl’s, the Youth Rejuvenating Special (HK$1,140) has everything mums need to correct and repair ageing skin. Clearly Corrective White Purifying Foaming Cleanser gently removes make-up and impurities while Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner soothes and improves normal to oily skin types. But the real wrinkle fighters in this set are the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate and Super Multi-Corrective Cream, designed to lift, firm and protect with a blend of antioxidants and moisturisers. Available at Kiehl’s counters and stores.

Fragrances by Issey Miyake, Narciso Rodriguez and Elie Saab
Every mum needs a signature scent and this year there are plenty of great gift sets on offer. Described as “an aquatic floral with a woody trail”, L’Eau d’Issey is perfect for the modern, minimalist mum. It boasts a blend of lotus, rose, lily and precious woods. The set (HK$750) includes eau de toilette, body lotion and shower cream. Narciso Rodriguez For Her, which comes in a distinctive black bottle, suits edgier types with its musky blend of florals, amber and patchouli. The choice of sets includes an eau de toilette with body lotion and beauty pouch for HK$1,190. Elegant and fashionable, the new Elie Saab L’Eau Couture is a fresh mix of citrus, florals, green almond and vanilla. The set (HK$850) includes an eau de toilette, body lotion and beauty pouch. Available at Lane Crawford, SOGO and Harvey Nichols.

Fragrances by Lancôme
French beauty brand Lancôme has two Mother’s Day gift sets featuring its signature scents. La Vie Est Belle – “life is beautiful” – is a fun, feminine fragrance based on iris gourmand. The eau de parfum set (HK$860) comes with a body lotion and shower gel. Trésor Midnight Rose, meanwhile, is a more modern and “mischievous” blend of intense rose, bold blackcurrant and musk. The eau de parfum set (HK$620) also includes a body lotion and shower gel. Available at Lancôme counters and stores.
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