There are plenty of online retailers (and PR emails in our inbox) declaring, “Find your mom the perfect gift this Mother’s Day!” Turns out they’re talking everything from hair color to bathing suits. But one site that I think totally delivers on the suggestion: The Body Shop. Not just because of their fair trade purchasing and ethical practices, but because they have so many smart, affordable Mother’s Day gift ideas, like the limited edition Treat Me Like a Queen tote bag.
Spend $30 on products to fill it, and the bag is yours for another $30.There are great options among their limited edition skincare products with the fun “queen for a day” packaging including four of their top Vitamin E moisturizing products including my favorite, the hydrating Vitamin E Moisture Boost Sorbet.
(Yes, I’m kind of smirking at “sorbet” too. But it actually feels so good going on, and smells so light and clean, consider me a fan.)
Of course you can order anything at all to fill the tote. Want some guidance? I was recently turned onto the Body Shop Maca Root Shave Cream thanks to a generous Body Shop-loving secret Santa, and while it’s billed as for men, it’s absolutely fantastic. I also love the Shea Body Butter which is a best-seller for good reason, with a really pleasant, creamy texture and an extremely mild scent.
I will just gently steer you away from anything Mango, unless you like smelling like a smoothie. My second-grader does (she is the keeper of this lotion for now) but the mom in your life may not. Instead, check out anything pink grapefruit at all. Yum.
If you’re shopping at a Body Shop store and not online, consider buying a little something extra for a woman in need through their Give Another for a Mother program. Last year, generous shoppers donated more than $25,000 worth of products to women and children in need around the US. Now that’s what I call a very happy Mother’s Day.
Visit the Body Shop for their limited edition Mother’s Day skincare products including the limited edition Treat Me Like a Queen tote bag. Order by 3PM Eastern on 5/6/15 to make Mother’s Day delivery! $75 orders ship free.
CMP is an rstyle affiliate; thanks to the Body Shop for sending a few samples of the Vitamin E line to us for review.