Although men can be less picky than women when it comes to gifts, you still have to be sure to get your guy something practical that won’t end up in the garage or the bottom of his dresser drawer. This year, nix the socks, ties or expensive gadgets—it’s time to show your love with thoughtful yet manly personal-grooming gifts.
Yes, you heard right. Guys nowadays tend to pamper themselves more than ever, but some of them still need a little push to pay attention to their grooming. So whether you’re buying for your dad, grandpa, brother or the love of your life, our holiday gift guide can help beautify his routine…because he’s worth it!
VMV Hypoallergenics For All Ye Merry Gentlemen ($25) • If your man has sensitive skin, look no further. VMV Hypoallergenics offers a travel-size kit with four best-sellers that moisturize, protect and treat acne-prone skin delicately and effectively. Perfect for guys on the go.
Christina Cosmeceuticals Forever Young Beginner’s Kit for Men ($120) • Get him on the skincare track with help from Christina Cosmeceuticals. Yes, it’s a hefty investment, but this skincare line has been proven to protect skin from aging, sun damage and shaving irritation, using the most advanced clinical ingredients and botanicals available.
The Art Of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Mid-Size Kit ($60) • This set has everything a man need for soft healthy skin and a close, comfortable shave. Even better, it helps to prevent ingrown hairs, cuts and irritation. It’s travel-friendly and you can find it in four aromas. Who says shaving can’t be chic?
Malin+Goetz Essential Kit ($30) • Each one of these six bottles are best-sellers at Birchbox, and sizes are very convenient for impromptu trips or if your guy prefers to try-then-buy. Products can be used on any skin type and are formulated with natural ingredients and vitamins.
Birchbox Man The Box ($20/mo) • Birchbox lets your man discover new grooming and lifestyle products for a low-cost subscription. He will receive a box monthly filled with—sometimes deluxe size—samples, learn more about them and can purchase the ones he likes through their website.
Aubrey Organics Men’s Stock (assorted prices) • With natural and organic formulas, Aubrey has it all to take care of your man’s skin, hair and shaving. Most products are lightweight and nourishing, not to mention affordable. Aubrey is a wonderful line to keep him clean—and to keep his hands off of your beloved cosmetics!
Adidas Deep Energy 3-Piece Gift Set ($15) • The ideal present for active, sporty guys. Its small size makes this an easily accessible item in a gym bag or briefcase, for a quick refresher during the day or after the gym. Plus these three essentials (deodorant, body wash and fragrance) are packed with woodsy, fresh aromas to help him feel energized in seconds.
Nautica Aqua Rush Holiday Gift Set ($68) • This is a great value kit for confident, adventurous fellas. The masculine essence is empowering, yet subtle enough to make a statement, making it right for the office or to spice him up for date night. It’s definitely a must-have for men who love clean smells.
Fanatics MLB Official Apparel (assorted prices and styles) • Rejoice, sports lovers! As if giving him the remote control wasn’t enough, now you can double his happiness with official accessories, shirts and jackets from his favorite baseball team. Fanatics has one of the most comprehensive selections out there (also for football, soccer, basketball, and more) with over-the-top quality, no matter what your budget.
Pinch Minimergency Kit For Him ($13) • Gentlemen have emergencies too—and we’re not talking about flat tires. Pinch is a stocking stuffer that can rescue him from life’s unscripted moments. It comes in a tiny package filled with essentials for men, such as dental floss, nail clippers, extra buttons and breath freshener. You can only hope he won’t lose it!
DaddyScrubs Daddy Diaper Pack ($70) • We can’t forget first-time dads! DaddyScrubs presents a new, functional and manly way to carry your new bundle of joy’s necessities without looking girly or feeling embarrassed. Think of it as the macho version of a diaper bag! It’s easy to clean, with lots of compartments and pockets, and it’s not too heavy to carry around.