The Glass Mothers’ Day Gift Guide

Pat McGrathPat McGrath Labs Mothership Eye Palettes

 
Pat McGrath Labs Mothership Eye Palettes

Many mothers slip unthinkingly into a neutral or no makeup look, because it’s more tempting to play with the kids then with the contents of the makeup bag. Luckily, Pat McGrath Labs Mothership eye palettes are the perfect way to reignite creativity in the eye makeup department. Pat McGrath was awarded an OBE for her services to the beauty industry and her catwalk looks and cover stories have set trends for years. Any or all of the four Mothership palettes: (Sublime, Subliminal, Subversive and Decadence) make an extravagant, exuberant gift. The pigment rich shades suit all skintones and stages of life and encourage experimentation: the perfect way to bring some daring and flamboyance to the school run.

by Rachel MacCormack

Priced at $125 and available from here

Gallinée Gallinée Happy Bacteria Set

Gallinée Happy Bacteria Set

Probiotic beauty – skincare that recognises the power and importance of the microbiome in skin health – is gaining momentum, and Gallinée are at the forefront of the trend. In our modern, polluted, anti-bacterial and over-cleansed world, we’ve only recently learnt to appreciate the benefits of the microbiome – the “good bacteria” and microorganisms that live on and in our bodies. Gallinée products are formulated with a patented complex of prebiotics, probiotics and lactic acid to support the skin’s microbiome and deliver bright, soft and healthy skin. The Happy Bacteria Set contains Foaming Facial Cleanser, Face Mask & Scrub, and Hydrating Face Cream, along with an exclusive recipe book of probiotic and prebiotic recipes created by nutritionist Antonia Magor.

by Rachel McCormack

Priced at £49.90 and available from here

FendiFendi Backpack

Fendi Backpack
Silvia Venturini Fendi commisioned Glass favourite, artist Sue Tilley, to create illustrations for Fendi Menswear SS18 and the results are too good to be left to the guys. Tilley’s interpretations of the mundane objects that surround us in office life – everything from an anglepoise lamp to a banana skin – have her characteristic wit and joie de vivre. Find it hard to decide on your favourite of the Everyday Fendi designs? Then why not treat the mother in your life to the Fendi backpack, printed all over with Everyday Fendi detail: a piece of casual glam that’s both practical and desirable.

by Rachel McCormack

Available from Fendi here priced at £1,130

 

 

Indeed LabsIndeed Laboratories Snoxin II facial line fighter and boosters

Indeed Laboratories Snoxin II facial line fighter and boosters
For the results-focussed mother who isn’t swayed by a pretty presentation box, indeed laboratories skincare might hit the sweet spot. We think the Snoxin II Facial Line Fighter serum, formulated with three high-dosage peptides to deliver smoother, even skin, combined with one or more of Indeed Laboratories’ boosters to target specific skin concerns makes a practical, thoughtful gift. We love the q10 booster which combats fine lines and wrinkles and the plant-based active magic of the radiance booster.

by Rachel McCormack

Available from Boots nationwide priced at £16.99 for boosters and £24.99 for serum and online here

Sister & CoSister & Co. Skin Food True Cleanse Cleansing Oil

Sister & Co. Skin Food True Cleanse Cleansing Oil
Sister & Co.’s most recent addition to the Skin Food line is True Cleanse cleansing oil. This organic, raw and totally natural product is a blend of jojoba, apricot and grapeseed oils infused with rose otto and frankincense.  Massaged into the face and neck and removed with the accompanying cleansing cloth, we can testify that it is able to deeply cleanse even a made up face. True Cleanse leaves our skin feeling so soft and soothed post-cleanse that we need to remind ourselves to apply moisturiser. Simply packaged and bottled in glass, this is a high-performance product perfect for gifting.

by Rachel McCormack

Priced at £30.00 for 100ml from here

 

Oskia productsJohn Bell & Croyden InResidence facial treatment using Oskia products

John Bell & Croyden InResidence facial treatment
Destination store and London’s longest established pharmacy, John Bell & Croyden, is now offering in-store facial treatments in its newly renovated and well-appointed treatment room InResidence. Under the guidance of beauty therapist and nutritionist Maria Di Chio, InResidence offers a bespoke facial treatment menu using six of the store’s best loved brands: Oskia, Dermalogica, SkinCeuticals, PAI, Natura Bisse and Vitage. Thirty minute or sixty minute facials are available: a perfect way to gift a beauty boost to those who don’t enjoy the full-on spa day experience, but want to feel wonderful and look even better. Look out for our upcoming review …

by Rachel McCormack

Priced at £60 for a 30-minute treatment and £100 for a 60 minute treatment, with 50 per cent of cost of treatment redeemable against products in store.
Appointments via 0207 935 555 or by email to InResidence@johnbellcroyden.co.uk

 


PrevisePrevise DermApothecary MommyBalm Stretch Mark Cream

Previse DermApothecary MommyBalm Stretch Mark Cream
It can be very tricky finding the right gift for an expectant mummy on Mothers’ Day, considering that some delicious foods, alcohol and products might need to be avoided in pregnancy, and fashion might not fit! Previse DermApothecary are a clean beauty brand whose Zero Fragrance line offers six plant-based, unscented skincare products free of artificial fragrance and essential oils. Their hydrating belly balm combines an effective trademarked peptide/botanical complex with botanical antioxidants and emollients to soothe and support skin.

The belly balm is safe to use during pregnancy and lactation, and can help to prevent or reduce stretch marks. For those without belly bumps but with sensitive skin, or looking to reduce their exposure to unnneccesary ingredients, other products in the Zero Fragrance line are Marine Granules Skin Brightening Botanical Scrub, BodyMist vitamin E Body Oil, HydroFoam Rejuvenating Hyaluronic Moisturizer, Purify Hydrating Marine Cleanser, and SOS SkinRescue Healing Salve.

by Rachel McCormack

Priced at £71 and available from Harvey Nichols here

 

Angela Flanders, white florals trilogyThe White Florals Trilogy gift set by Angela Flanders

 
White Florals Trilogy by Angela FlandersA special treat for any mother would be the gift of a Trilogy set of fragrances from London-based artisan perfume company Angela Flanders. Perfect for Mothers’ Day is the White Florals Trilogy, a very feminine selection of Flanders’ gorgeous scents, containing exquisite bottles of three seasonal summery scents: white flowers (with notes of lily of the valley, jasmine, rose and lilac), tuberose and jasmine.  Each trilogy set contains three 12 ml Eau de Parfum bottles.

by Caroline Simpson

The White Florals Trilogy by Angela Flanders  retails at £65.00 and is available online or in store at:

4 Artillery Passage, Spitalfields London E1 7LJ
opening hours: Tue – Fri 11am to 6.30pm, Sat 12 to 6pm
or 96 Columbia Road,  Shoreditch, London E2 7QB
opening hours: Sat 12 to 6pm, Sun 10am to 4pm

Tel: 0207 247 7040

 

Moyses StevensA bouquet from Moyses Stevens

A bouquet from Moyses Stevens
A beautiful bouquet from Moyses Stevens, one of Britain’s most prestigious florists, is surely going to bring a smile to your mother on her special day. Featuring blooms in sea-blue hydrangeas and soft pink ‘bombastic’ spray roses, this gift is a magnificent token of love.

by Amanda Bernstein

Priced at £70 and available from here

NeomPerfect Night’s Sleep Face Oil from Neom Organics

Perfect Night’s Sleep Face Oil from Neom Organics
What mother wouldn’t love a fabulous beauty product that works overnight to ensure she wakes to hydrated skin? Thanks to its powerful formula of antioxidants, omega complex and oils rich in vitamins, Perfect Night’s Sleep Face Oil by Neom Organics will ensure your mother is blessed with a true beauty sleep.

by Amanda Bernstein

Priced at £42 and available from here

 

Jo MaloneEnglish Fields Collection by Jo Malone London

English Fields Collection by Jo Malone London
The recently launched London English Fields Collection by Jo Malone London features fragrances reminiscent of sunshine – combining wholesome grains with the fresh scent of bright summer flowers. Each can be worn either alone or combined with another to create a unique fragrance, just as special as your mother.

by Amanda Bernstein

Priced at £47 each and available from here

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Colossal Melange box of chocolates from Artisan du Chocolat

Colossal Melange box of chocolates from Artisan du Chocolat
This luxury British chocolate brand has this year’s Mother’s Day all beautifully wrapped up and presented in the form of their Colossal Melange box of chocolates. Comprising a decadent Artisan du Chocolat wheel of sublime chocolates, it includes a selection of their world-famous salted caramels, delectable truffles and soft-centres, ensuring this gift will sweeten your Mother’s special day.

by Amanda Bernstein

Priced at £37.50 and available from here

Cabbages & Roses Iris and MandarinCabbages & Roses’ Mother’s Day candle and diffuser in Iris and Mandarin

A reed diffuser and candle by Cabbages and Roses in Iris and Mandarin
To ensure your mother’s home smells of fresh floral accords of the most feminine of fragrances – iris and mandarin – why not choose a reed diffuser and its accompanying candle by British brand Cabbages and Roses, which when opened, subtly reveals a scent to enhance and lift her spirits on her special day? All bottled up in one smart decanter, it can be displayed as a vase, long after the contents have been used.

by Amanda Bernstein

Priced at £30 for a candle and £34 for a diffuser and available from here

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