From after shave to cologne, beauty gifts for men have become increasingly popular and decadent. Luckily, we live in an age with an abundance of options for just about every type of guy on the planet, from the picky metrosexual to the chap whose only brush with beauty has been a razor. Here are some ideas that are perfect for the man in your life.
This deluxe gift set is perfect for that man who values class and style. It contains just about everything he needs to take his grooming regimen to the next level, from an Eau de Toilette Spray, which is a generous square bottle with a signature watch pattern on its base, After Shave Balm, Shower Gel as well as Deodorant Body Spray. This scent is also a winner: fresh peppery notes and aquatic accords that mingle to give a gentle yet sexy fragrance. It’s packaged in a beautiful blue toned box that is pretty sophisticated. A real win-win of a gift for any man in your life; you won’t even need a gift receipt.
Birchbox Man ($20 per month)
Some men do love variety, especially when it comes to grooming products. So the best gift may well be a monthly subscription to Birchbox, which recently debuted its men’s version. The holiday package is a bit more voluptuous than normal, with Crew Aftershave Balm, Field Notes, a felt business card holder, and more. For only $20 a month, this is a neat gift for that man who’s curious to explore new grooming (and gadget-y) items. You never know what the next box will hold, so why not give it a go?
Adidas Deep Energy Gift Set with Bag ($13.99)
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For the sporty kind of guy, this Deep Energy gift set by Adidas, is just the ticket. The amber and woodsy fragrance gives a nice zing and an energizing, not too macho kind of vibe. The three piece gift set comes neatly packaged in a black and orange bag that’s definitely on trend for the guy who wants to look as manly as possible (nothing frou frou about it). The set contains a Deep Energy body wash housed in an ergonomic bottle and easy pop off top, an Eau de Toilette, and a Deodorant. If your man visits the gym often, this is a good gift for him, and won’t have you breaking the bank, either!
So, he’s picky: what else is new? When it comes to fragrances, more is more. This fragrance sampler set contains lush trial sizes of Avon’s eight most stylish men’s fragrances, including Derek Jeter’s Driven and Driven Black, and the new kid on the Avon block, Unplugged. The best part? Once he tries all of them, he can choose his favorite using the enclosed voucher to redeem a full-sized bottle of the fragrance of his choice. In a word, brilliant.
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A perfect shower and shave shouldn’t be as hard as finding a good restaurant recommendation. And L’Occitane’s set features an energizing, masculine yet aromatic line and contains a Shaving Gel, After Shave Balm, Shower Gel, Eau de Toilette and Soap. We like to think of it as a Gift of the Magi kind of deal.
This is for the guy on the go: a truly unique travel kit with some products we’ve not seen anywhere. The kit includes a Creammmy Rich Intensive Moisture Milk for gentle cleansing, Armada Sport 70 SPF for protection against extreme outdoor conditions (especially important if he’s into skiing), ID Sweat Acne and Overall Anti-Bacterial Gel, which targets face and body acne plus disinfects and cools the skin down after sports, and a Red Better Spot Corrector, which is a fast acting, non-irritating, non-drying acne balm.