Editor’s Picks: What We’d Wrap for our Fave Celeb Moms

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Mom Crush: Kate Hudson

We can't even tell you how many times we've watched the gender reveal video Kate Hudson posted on her Instagram (because it's *way* too many to count). The mother of two boys is expecting her first girl and we feel just as excited as all of them looked when they popped the balloons. (You can watch it here.) (https://www.instagram.com/p/BhPKzU8AMhT/?hl=en&taken-by=katehudson)

Gift pick: Hudson's Instagram feed doesn't lie. Forever Penny Lane, she loves a touch of luxe with a bohemian twist. For her, we would wrap up one of her fave moisturizers, Creme de la Mer La Mer Moisturizing Cream, and top her gift off with some Rose Quartz crystals, known to soothe and calm. 

La Mer Crème de la Mer, $230, at Sephora.ca.

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Mom Crush: Serena Williams

At the beginning of this year, Serena Williams and her daughter made their Vogue magazine debut, making her daughter, Alexis Olympia, the youngest vogue cover ever at 3 months. We're fairly certain, if she's anything like her mother who has 23 Grand Slam titles and four Olympic gold medals (among others) under her belt, it won't be the last record baby Alexis breaks.  

Gift pick: Known to rock a mean mani both on and off the court (often coordinating her nail colour to her sweatband), we would gift wrap the varnish shades she told Vogue were her favourites: OPI's Pink-ing of You and Big Apple Red. 

OPI Nail Polish, $13, at TheBay.com.

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Mom Crush: Amal Clooney

First to arrive at this year’s MET Gala as co-chair, the human-rights lawyer, professor, philanthropist, mother of two and overall badass with buckets of class, Amal Clooney strutted in wearing black slacks topped with a floral gown designed by Richard Quinn. Her husband, George Clooney, reportedly joked that their 11-month old twins were hiding under her gown — as a multi-tasking super-hero, she wouldn’t have surprised us if they were.  

Gift pick: Considering the number of hats she wears, we figure Clooney doesn’t have too much time to kill. Turning to her go-to makeup artist for inspiration, we’d pair a bundle of fresh flowers with Charlotte Tilbury’s Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask— the same mask Tilbury used to prep Clooney’s skin for the MET gala. 

Charlotte Tilbury’s Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask - Four Pack, $98, at HoltRenfrew.com.

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Mom Crush: Busy Philipps

Soon, we will not only be watching the adventures of Busy Philipps on Insta-stories, we will be watching her on late-night television, too. After a press release went viral about the upcoming launch of “Busy Tonight,” a late-night talk show, our favourite social-media commenter gushed, "I can't even. It's gonna be dope! Just to have a late-night talk show, guys. Just hang out and talk about stuff, interview people.” We hope the show features our favourite Insta-sidekicks: her daughters, Cricket and Birdie. 

Gift pick: A self-professed beauty junkie, Phillipps has perfected that dewy, natural glow we’ve come to covet. To get her look, she told Into The Gloss that she mixes her moisturizer with foundation and uses a Beautyblender for application. So, our gift to her is a basket of Beautyblenders and Glossier’s new Lash Slick mascara that will keep the Late Night TV Star’s eyes looking wide awake.  

Beautyblender, $26, at Sephora.ca. Glossier Lash Slick, $16, at Glossier.com.

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Mom (to-be) Crush: Cardi B

Shutting down pregnancy rumours with hilarious on-point quips like, “Let me fat in peace,” our fave rapper Cardi B recently revealed her bump during a stellar SNL performance. Expecting her first child before hitting the road this fall to tour her Oprah-approved, debut record “Invasion of Privacy,” we can’t wait to meet Cardi B(aby)!

Gift Pick: All glam with a touch of fun, when it comes to Cardi B anything goes to make a look extra. Looking hella-cool in a purple lip on the cover of her new album, we would gift Cardi B an array of colourful lipsticks along with some nursing balm for when Cardi B(aby) arrives. 

Marc Jacobs Beauty Somewhere, Anywhere - Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon Collection, $61, at Sephora.ca.

Heather Marrin