Yes, it is officially December, meaning that the mad holiday shopping rush has started! And so begins the stress of wondering what to get the main man in your life. Whether it’s your significant other, brother or dad, it’s never easy finding the right product for the dudes, but we’ve got some great ideas that are bound to please even the most particular preferences. And let’s face it, most men won’t realize what they’ve been missing until they try these products and wonder how they’ve survived without them!
Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Body Refueling Set ($59)
You can’t go wrong with this gift set – every man in your life showers and uses soap. But what Kiehl’s has put together is the ultimate body cleansing and moisturizing kit that covers every part of the body. From a face wash and shave cream to a body scrub soap and lip balm, your man will be covered from head-to-toe in luxurious beauty goodness. Be careful, he may fall in love with these products so much that he’ll start scouring through your own skincare collection!
Baxter of California Pomade Mixer Kit ($28)
The no-fuss, #iwokeuplikethis look is still popular but even a tousled look needs a little help. This Pomade Mixer Kit by Baxter of California is the perfect solution for the man who might need more than one product to style his hair, or who likes hair product options. With four different products that range from a light hold to a matte finish, he’ll never have a bad hair day. These small-sized jars are also perfect for travel or hiding in his desk for a quick touch-up (not that he’d ever admit it!).
Scentbird Men The Gentlemen Gift Box ($59.95 - $85 value)
There’s just something about a nicely smelling man that makes him even more irresistible. For the more discerning man who likes a variety of colognes to choose from, Scentbird Men has come up with a clever holiday gift box called “The Gentlemen,” which comes with these three featured scents: “The One” by Dolce and Gabbana, “Gentlemen Only” by Givenchy and “L’Homme” by YSL. And the fun isn’t over yet! This gift box comes with a free one-month credit towards a Scentbird Men subscription service, so he can indulge in another round of fine cologne samples.
Aromatic L’OCCITAN Gift ($69)
While the bearded look is uber popular right now, it’s not for every guy (sorry, hipsters!). For the man who likes a clean shave, the Aromatic L’OCCITAN’s set is the perfect holiday grooming kit to give this season. With a calming lavender and nutmeg scent, these deluxe sample sized products are perfect to take on the road which include Eau de Toilette, Shower Gel, Shaving Gel and After Shave Balm.
MANMADE: The Essential Skincare & Grooming Reference for Every Man ($30)
For the intellectual type who wants to elevate his lifestyle across the board, the answer is in Chris Salgardo’s book, MANMADE: The Essential Skincare & Grooming Reference for Every Man ($30). This grooming guide appeals to all types which he has categorized into five groups: The Modern Gentleman, The Hands-On Man, The Extreme Dude, The Rebel Artist and The Renaissance Man. Salgardo offers tips on everything from hair and skin care to travel tips and wellness. (He’s also the charismatic president of Kiehl’s Since 1851 so he definitely knows what he’s talking about!)