A Mother's Day gift-buying guide for every budget

It's Mother’s Day on Sunday - have you gotten a gift for your mom yet? While it's important to remember to appreciate her every day, this annual celebration is an opportunity to spoil our awesome moms, even for just a little bit. They only deserve the best, but truth is, sometimes your best can only afford so much. We'll start you off with gift picks under P500, but we definitely recommend splurging a little to give your mom a more luxurious treat!

Under P500: Sunnies eyewear

Our moms definitely need sunglasses so their eyes will be protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Good thing that there are so many stylish and affordable options from Sunnies Studios that you can choose from. To help her recreate the look of Old Hollywood glamour, make sure to also get a tube or two of...

Under P500: Pink Sugar Matte Lippies

Lipsticks are probably the easiest gifts to pick because any lady can wear them and there are so many shades to choose from! Pink Sugar Creamy Matte Lipstick in Desire (P349) is a muted, deepened berry pink matte lipstick that lasts for four to five hours. Moms look best in this shade as a single swipe can transform their everyday look into one that's more polished and elegant.

Image via Istorya Creations

Image via Istorya Creations

Under P500: Customized Spoons

Is your mom the world's #1 cook? Send her your messages of love and appreciation for her delicious meals in some cute cutlery! You can get these for P350 apiece at Istorya Creations, or commission some customized jewelry.

P500 to P1000: Goody Hair Brush

Remember how she used to carefully brush your hair to free it from tangles? There's now a quicker solution with the Goody Tanglefix Brights Brush Pink (P789.75). It has super-flexible bristles that work with hair and not against it, and easy-grip sides for better control. Also, you can use this on wet or dry hair! 

P500 to P1,000: Burt's Bees Hand and Nail Care

Moms who do a lot of housework like washing the dishes and laundering clothes need Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream (P950) to keep their hands soft and nourished. This hand cream absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a sticky feeling. The shea butter makes it really effective in battling dry skin.

You could also pair it up with the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (P650), which softens the skin around your nail bed. It has sweet almond oil, cocoa seed butter, vitamin E, and sunflower oil which all help nourish and moisturize brittle nails. It's a must-have for moms who love nail polish!

P500 to P1,000: MAC Lipstick

Did you inherit your lipstick addiction from mom? Then she'll love the MAC Matte Lipstick in La Vie En Rose (P1,000). It is a beautiful coral blue-based red that suits almost all skin-tones. She'll be smiling even more with a gorgeous shade to highlight her pearly whites.

P1,001 to P2,000: Avon Anew Anti-aging Skincare

Do you recall how moms always mention Avon? It’s a brand that has been around for such a time and has proven its worth in the beauty industry. That’s why it’s one of our moms’ favorites! The Avon Anew Essential Super Serum (P1199l) features an advanced boost technology that helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles while increasing skin’s natural radiance. It returns the firmness to the face by hydrating the skin. It is perfect for our moms who are now graciously getting older – but more beautiful, especially when partnered with this!

P1,001 to P2,000: Estee Lauder Lip Potions

Is your mom on trend with liquid lipsticks? Treat her to the best one we've tried so far: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lip Potion in Fragile Ego (P1615). The highly pigmented, long-wearing, volumizing, and moisturizing formula lies completely flat on the lips and feels weightless. It's pure luxury in one swipe, and so get the best for your best.

P1,001 to P2,000: Scholl At-Home Pedicure

My mom loved wearing heels when she was younger but she’s way too ticklish to have her pedicure done at the salon. I'm thinking of getting her the Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi (P1685), an electric foot file that she can easily use at home. The Microlumina head can give her smoother feet after just one use, without having to exert any effort!

Above P2,000: Proud Mary Gift Set

About Face’s Proud Mary Stems Renewal Gift Set is an elegant skincare system that contains active ingredients that help boost and maintain skin elasticity levels. It also has age-defying agents which help brighten and relieve wrinkled and dry skin. The set includes Returning Skin Softener (120ml), Perfect Emulsion (120ml), Age Control Serum (50ml), De-Age Cream (15ml), and Rejuvenating Eye Cream (10ml).

The set is worth P5,399 but you can use the promo code PROJECTVANITY to get 20% off upon checkout! You save about P1,080, and you can continue to use the promo code until May 31, 2016.

Above P2,000: Origins Anti-aging Set

If your mom is into organic skincare, the Origins Power Anti-Agers set will fit right into her skincare routine. The set is just P5,500 with a value of P7,600 which makes it a good deal. It contains a full-size Plantscription TM Anti-aging power serum, Plantscription TM Anti-aging cleanser (50ml), Plantscription TM Anti-aging treatment lotion (50ml), and Plantscription TM Youth-renewing face oil (15ml). 

Above P2,000: Impress by Kanebo

This brand is a favorite among doñas of the upper society, and luckily they have a special (and more affordable) treat for their 10th anniversary. The Impress by Kanebo Anniversary set is up for grabs at only P6,000 from its worth of about P11,000. The box contains a full-sized bottle of its best-selling lotion, and travel-sized emulsion, cleansing cream, and creamy soap. This is a well-deserved treat will make your queen feel like an empress!

Above P2,000: Charmed Bracelets

Jewelry is a classic gift, and a bespoke heart-charmed bracelet from Heart & Bolt is great way to remind Mom that she's always in your thoughts. The charms on this 14-karat gold bracelet (P7,950) can be engraved with the names of family members it becomes a treasured piece with personal value. 

We hope this list would help you pick out a gift for your mom. What are you planning to get her?