The best Christmas gifts for guys
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Beauty crew Beauty Writer / December 13 2019
Don’t know what the heck to get your dad, boyfriend, husband or brother for Christmas? Well, if you’re looking for a useful present that a guy won’t get himself – grooming is where it’s all at.
We’re talking about skin care kits to replace his hand soap (yep, it hurts to write this), new shavers to replace that dull one he’s had for decades, and fragrances that’ll have him smelling irresistible. To help you out, we’ve brought together some grooming Christmas gift ideas for men that they’ll seriously appreciate (even if it wasn’t on their Christmas wish list).
Dolce & Gabanna K Christmas Set, $140
Your guy will be smelling like a total dream boat with the Dolce & Gabanna K Christmas Set. This crisp, masculine scent boasts a combo of citrus, blood orange and Sicilian lemon – trust us, it’s about to become his new go-to.
Kiehl’s Men’s Starter Kit, $95
Up his grooming routine by a thousand with this Kiehl’s Men’s Starter Kit. It’s perfect for a guy on-the-go, and contains everything you need for a full face and body routine: Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub, Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream White Eagle, Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment and Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap. All for under $100. Bargain.
L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Barber Club Beard Oil, $18.95
A soft beard is *actually* a thing that can be achieved with L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Barber Club Beard Oil. It tames the roughest of rough beards and moustaches (nothing feels worse than itchy, scratchy scruff), leaving his facial hair and the skin underneath smooth and moisturised. Yay for not having your face torn off every time you get close to your lover!
The Daily Extra Routine + Face Scrub & Mask, $110
If he’s obsessed with his skin care routine, give him a gift pack from the Daily Deal. They have a range of different packs, but The Daily Extra Routine + Face Scrub & Mask is a real goodie. It’s a no BS starter pack that incudes a cleanser, moisturiser, mask and eye cream that’ll keep him looking fresh and clear. Simple and effective, we like it.
Remington F5 Foil Shaver, $79.95
If he’s been using the same shaver for longer than you can remember, it’s time for an upgrade, and the Remington F5 Foil Shaver has all the bells and whistles. It features a pivot head so it can easily adjust to facial contours, as well as slots and dots to easily shave longer scruff and shorter stubble, wet or dry. Trust us, he’ll love it.
Dior Sauvage EDP 100mL Set, $205
If you know a guy that needs to update his scent wardrobe with something a little suaver than the old Lynx Africa, you can’t go past the Dior Sauvage EDP 100mL Set. Its warm, oriental notes of star anise, nutmeg and papua vanilla offer a clean, masculine fragrance. It smells so darn good.
Hunter Labs Hair Care Kit, $84
If he’s all about his ‘do, Hunter Labs Hair Care Kit will give him everything he needs to show his locks a little bit of love. This pack includes full-size bottles of the Invigorating Shampoo and Nourishing Conditioner, which are both packed full of super natural ingredients and no silicone or fillers. Nice.
BaBylissPRO GoldFX & RoseFX Lithium Clippers, $395
Um, hello! We guarantee he’ll feel fancy as heck using these GoldFX & RoseFX Lithium Clippers from BaBylissPRO. Not only do these clippers look boujee, but the motor is designed and built by Ferrari engineers. Just watch him freak out.
NIVEA Men Perfect Finish Deep Regime Kit Gift Set, $20
If you know a guy who doesn’t ‘do’ skin care, get him this. There’s no better place to start than with NIVEA Men Perfect Finish Deep Regime Kit Gift Set. It has all the essentials for a simple four-step routine that’ll leave his skin feeling fresh, clean and protected all day long.
Adidas Sport STRK EDT 50mL 2 Piece Set, $39
Know a sporty kinda guy? He’s going to love the Adidas Sport STRK Eau de Toilette for Men. With citrusy notes of apple and bergamot, and earthy hints of moss notes and patchouli, it’s a great gift for an active gent who’s always on the go. Plus, it comes with a free gym bag – win, win!
The Body Shop Beard Care Kit, $35
Give his beard the royal treatment with The Body Shop Beard Care Kit. It’ll help take care of unruly stubble, while keeping his facial hair and skin soft, clean and kissable. This pack includes a Conditioning Beard Oil Cedar & Sage, a Community Trade Wooden Beard Comb, Beard Scissors and a Community Trade pocket square made with 100 per cent recycled sari.
Oral-B Genius AI, $499.99
This AI-powered oral scrubber from Oral-B is seriously impressive. It’s equipped with motion sensors and powered by Artificial Intelligence to track where you’re actually brushing (or not brushing enough), generating personalised feedback on how to up your brushing game. If your guy is still using the ol’ manual toothbrush (or needs an electric toothbrush upgrade), the Oral-B Genius AI is a stellar gift.
Lola James Harper #16 The Woody Office Of Daddy, $79
Dad. Is. Sorted! Lola James Harper’s #16 The Woody Office Of Daddy candle (from the famed French perfumer Rami Mekdachi) is an ideal gift for any dad. With its notes of mahogany and sandalwood transporting you to a library-style office, you’ll want to get one for yourself, too.
Verso Deep Hydration Mask
Who says face masks aren’t for boys, too? Give the man in your life a little pampering with Verso Deep Hydration Mask. These ultra-hydrating masks will give his skin a hit of hydration that lasts for up to 120 hours, leaving it looking soft, smooth and fresh.
L’Occitane L’Homme Cedrat Fragrance & Body Care Collection, $146
Spoil the man in your life this Christmas by giving him the luxe L’Occitane L’Homme Cedrat Fragrance & Body Care Collection. The fresh, citrusy scent is everything he needs this summer. It combines a shower gel, spray deodorant, and eau de toilette fragrance.
If you’re looking for more gifting ideas, but are a little tight on budget, check out the best beauty Christmas gifts for under $25.
Which one of these gifts are you planning on getting for the man in your life? Let us know in the comment section below.
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.