1. Soothe Mum with a Linden Leaves Calming Gift Pack $49.99 (1).
It includes a facial mist scented with essential oils, healing hand cream, a triple-milled vegetable soap, white flannel and a sprig of larkspur and lavender.
2. Scent Mum with the Elie Saab Le Parfum Purse Spray $178 (2). This modern classic now comes in a handbag-sized flask with two refills. A feminine floral/woody blend to suit women of all ages.
3. Moisturise Mum with the Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream Beauty Collection $79. As well as a full-size tube of the classic Skin Protectant and a lip balm, there are samples of hand, body and face moisturisers from the iconic range.
4. Treat Mum with a pampering experience that won’t cost heaps. At Auckland’s Dry & Tea Salons a blow-dry is $40 and you can add on a Quick Lick nail polish for just $15 – plus she’ll get a free cuppa.
About Nicky Pellegrino
Nicky Pellegrino has been a journalist for over 20 years, both here and in the UK, and is a former editor of New Zealand Woman's Weekly. These days, as well as working on the magazine's beauty pages, she writes popular novels like Recipe For LIfe, The Italian Wedding and The Villa Girls. For more about Nicky check out her website www.nickypellegrino.commore of this author