The DARE team’s go-to goodies for their mums’ cosy night in…


Jo Hoare, editorial director

For Mother’s Day I like to treat my mum and my adopted granny, the incredible Mrs G. The sassiest 80-something I know (she arrived at her 80th party in a helicopter), she’ll love the luxuriousness of a bath-time collection.

Natalie Ticehurst, senior beauty editor

Now she’s weaned herself off hair dyes and relaxers, my mum wears her afro hair in tiny braids. Kinks and coils are more delicate than European hair and need lots of moisture, which is why I’m giving her this little pot of magic for Mother’s Day. It’s formulated with fruit extracts to help strengthen, detangle and soften porous afro hair. Oh, and I can also use it on my curls when I pop home for the weekend. Bonus.

KeraCare KeraCare Intensive Restorative Masque £15.39 Buy Now

Mollie Hammond, junior beauty writer

I’ve taken on the role of Siri for my mum’s skincare, and she’s constantly on the phone asking for recommendations. That’s why I know she’ll love this beautifully packaged kit, which contains a mask and day cream that help to reactivate the skin’s glow. It should keep her quiet for a few months…

L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Glow Revival Revitalift Gift Set £7.00 Buy Now

Chloe Alexandrou, DARE coordinator

I’m all about the little things and so is my mamma – which is why I make her what I call a saw-this-and-thought-of-you self-care hamper every year filled with her favourite things. She’s obsessed with shea butter and loves a good exfoliator, so this skin-smoothing body scrub is a must.

Dove Dove Exfoliating Body Scrub Pomegranate Seeds 225ml £2.98 Buy Now