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10 Mother's Day Gifts That Are Under $25

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When you're on a budget, there's nothing better than bringing your mom breakfast in bed on Mother's Day--or buying one of these ten covetable beauty gifts to keep Mom feeling pretty and pampered all year round.
For Allure, by Kristie Dash.

Nügg Face Masks set
This set comes with four single-serving face-mask pods. There are two for revitalizing and plumping (flaxseed and peppermint oil), one for hydrating (camellia-seed oil and spirulina extract), and one for exfoliating (cranberry-seed oil and jojoba beads). She can use them four days in a row (as directed) for brighter, fresher-looking skin, or she can save them for when she travels--like coming to visit you (and hopefully doing your laundry).

Nügg Face Masks set, $12.99 (

S.W. Basics Organic Lip Balm set
S.W. Basics is a pretty straightforward brand, and that's why we love it. Every package clearly lists each and every ingredient, and there are rarely more than five per product. This set of all-natural balms keeps lips soft and hydrated and comes in a flavor for every one of your mom's moods (wink, wink).

S.W. Basics Organic Lip Balm set, $15.19 (

Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Restorative Night Cream
You would never eat blackberries and dill at the same time. But Aveeno figured out that the combination of ingredients prompts skin to build new elastin, which helps keep it firm. Not only does this night cream contain the potent duo, but it's also extremely hydrating--and as silky as some creams we've tried at double the price.

Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Restorative Night Cream, $18.02 (

Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara
Most moms and grandmothers grew up on Elizabeth Arden, and this product is one of the brand's most exciting launches to date. Together, the glossy formula and spiky wand dramatically lengthen, define, and darken lashes, and even though the mascara isn't waterproof, it has serious staying power. It's so impressive that you should probably buy two--one for Mom and one for yourself.

Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara, $24 (

Formula X The Hydrating Prescription nail-polish set
It's hard to pick a nail-polish shade for another person, even if that person happens to be your mom. This set, which contains a basecoat, sheer nude polish, topcoat, and cuticle oil, not only gives you everything you need for a gorgeous at-home manicure (and in a color that will look natural on almost anyone), but it also serves as a great conditioning treatment for your nails.

Formula X The Hydrating Prescription nail-polish set, $19.50 (

& Other Stories Méditerranéen Hand Lotion
With its chic, simple packaging, this fruity-scented hand lotion will dress up your mom's desk at work--complementing all those pictures of you, of course.

& Other Stories Méditerranéen Hand Lotion, $11 (

Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Caring Shower Oil
Add a touch of luxury to your mom's bathroom with this rich shower oil. On contact with water, the oil lathers into a light foam, leaving your skin incredibly silky (courtesy of organic rice milk) and softly perfumed with the faint scent of cherry blossoms.

Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Caring Shower Oil, $15 (


Tweezerman Birds of a Feather Mini Slant Tweezers
Everyone's favorite tweezers got a quirky, colorful update. They won't make those errant facial hairs disappear for good, but they will make plucking them a slightly less excruciating experience.

Tweezerman Birds of a Feather Mini Slant Tweezers, $16 (

CoverGirl Nudes TruNaked eye-shadow palette
We're not sure about your mom, but when it comes to eye makeup, ours tends to stick to soft, subtle shades of beige, tan, taupe, gray, and brown. This comprehensive shadow palette contains all five and then some, which means Mom has plenty of easy-to-wear, easy-to-use options. And since it's just $12, you have money in the bank.

CoverGirl Nudes TruNaked eye-shadow palette, $11.99 (

Allure Beauty Box
If your mom's a beauty junkie, the Allure Beauty Box is a great way to fuel her obsession. If she can't tell the difference between an eyeliner and a number 2 pencil, then it's a great (and convenient) way to introduce her to the world of beauty. One month is $15--or you could buy her a yearly subscription and immediately move up the ranks to favorite child.

Allure Beauty Box, $15 per month (

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