The best Christmas gifts for the men in your life
What to buy guys who claim they have everything
By Kate Niven
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / December 13 2018
No two men are exactly alike, but one thing they all have in common – regardless of their age, income or interests – is they all claim they either don’t know what they want for Christmas or already have everything they need. It’s unbelievably frustrating and makes shopping for presents almost impossible. But don’t fret, for we have scoured the Internet at length and found some of the best grooming gifts available. Buy the men in your life something from this list and you’re guaranteed to receive a grumble of approval i.e. the highest form of praise!
Amouage Modern Man Collection, $299
If your partner, dad, brother or friend is a fragrance fan, but hasn’t managed to find ‘The One’ just yet, let him sample six different options from Amouage’s Modern Man Collection. Alternatively, if you have several guys to buy presents for this year, split the luxurious set and gift each of the 7.5mL scents to different people. Not only will the bottles dress up any man’s bathroom, they’re also the perfect size for travel.
Ultraceuticals Limited Edition Ultra For Men Essentials Pack, $165
Whether he’s a skin care addict or just starting to compile a routine, this limited edition kit from Ultraceuticals will be a winner. Featuring the brand’s cult Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser, Even Skin Tone Serum, travel-sized Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF30 Mattifying and a handy canvas toiletries bag, the pack has everything he needs to overhaul his complexion.
Tooletries The James Toiletry Organiser, $29.95
Whether your man leaves his grooming products strewn all over the place or your own mass of beauty buys has left no room for his stash, The James Toiletry Organiser is perfect for streamlining his bathroom. The organiser is equipped with a patented silicone compound, which grips to any bathroom surface, plus, the small organiser is made out of antibacterial material that will never grow mould or need cleaning.
Le Labo Santal 26 Concrete Candle, $675
Ok, we admit this candle isn’t likely to fit into many people’s budgets. But if you’re looking to go all out this Christmas, you won’t do much better than Le Labo’s Santal 26 Concrete Candle. Weighing over one kilogram and boasting more than 150 hours of burning time, this candle (and its iconic Santal 26 fragrance) will add sophistication and class to any man cave.
VS Sassoon For Men The Man Kit, $59.95
Keep his beard or stubble looking prim and proper with VS Sasson’s The Man Kit. Packed with all the trimming essentials he’ll need, including a rotary shaver, beard and stubble trimmer, and detail trimmer, it’s the ideal set for the first-time groomer or a handy travel kit for a guy on the go.
Molton Brown Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Fragrance Gift Set, $127
Buy this body wash and fragrance gift set for the man who can’t resist the call of the ocean. Both the shower gel and cologne hero marine notes with a salt-infused twist. Their scent is fresh, captivating and guaranteed to be an absolute winner this Christmas.
Lab Series Smooth Shave Trio, $69
Soothe his irritated and dry skin with this shaving trio from Lab Series this Christmas. We promise any regular shaver will appreciate opening the brand’s Multi-Action Face Wash, Cooling Shave Cream and 3-in-1 Post-Shave Gel on Christmas morning.
Giorgio Armani Oud Royal EDP, $378
For the sophisticated man in your life, opt for Giorgio Armani’s Oud Royal fragrance. Inspired by the spirit of eastern alchemy, it combines notes of oud wood and oud oils to create an intoxicating scent that oozes luxury.
If you’ve only just started your Christmas shopping, make sure to check out our other gift guides on the best presents for every budget: under $25, under $50, under $100 and over $100. You’re welcome.
Which of these grooming buys will you be adding to cart? Let us know in the comments below.
Main image credit: @davidbeckham
Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.