Don’t know what to buy him this Christmas? Try a men’s grooming gift set
They take the guesswork out of gifting
By Briar Clark
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / November 30 2023
Mens’ utilitarian desire to only buy things they actually need may work for us 363 days of the year, but when it comes to his birthday and Christmas it makes gifting twice as hard.
If you’re over trying to pick up on the bare minimum hints he might drop into casual conversation, then we’ve got a quick fix for your frustrating conundrum.
This festive season we’re familiarising ourselves with men’s grooming gift sets that offer a tasteful curation of everything from haircare rituals to skin care routines, and fragrance sets too.
Come Christmas Day, we won’t feel flustered and he’ll be happy. It’s a win, win situation.
Keep scrolling for our top men’s grooming gift set recommendations…
Jo Malone London Mr Malone Luxury Collection Set
This men’s edit of Jo Malone products boasts a wealth of the fragrance brand’s best-sellers including a range of colognes, candles and hand care products.
$623 at MYER
Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Toilette 90ml Gift Set
Gucci Guilty Pour Homme is a modern classic when it comes to men’s fragrance; it contains a blend of pink pepper, citrus, white florals, honey, neroli and lavender. This gift set is equipped with a 90ml flacon of the eau de toilette, and a deodorant and body wash, which are both fragranced with the same scent.
$190 at MYER
Hermès Terre d'Hermès EDT Christmas Set
Jason Statham is a big fan of this cologne, as is his wife Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who admitted she frequently steals it from him. The woodsy scent’s central notes of grapefruit, cedar and flint have been distilled into a travel-friendly miniature and after-shave lotion, which accompany the 100ml fragrance bottle in this gift set.
$205 at MYER
Tom Ford Ombré Leather Eau de Parfum & All Over Body Spray Set
Tom Ford’s Ombré Leather is a heady combination of rich leather, patchouli, vetiver and jasmine sambac notes. Experience the full concentration of the fragrance with a few spritzes of the eau de parfum in this set or layer the body spray all over instead.
$380 at MYER
Creed Men's Leather Sample Wallet
Crafted from Italian leather, as far as fragrance sample libraries go, this is about as chic as it gets. Once the 1.7ml samples of Aventus, Silver Mountain Water, Green Irish Tweed, Millésime Impérial, Original Vetiver, Himalaya, Viking Cologne, and Aventus Cologne have been spritzed to oblivion, the wallet can be reused to store business or credit cards.
$249 at Libertine Parfumerie
The Ordinary The Balance Set
This balancing skin care set is the perfect solution for men’s skin, which tends to be on the oilier side and produces more sebum than women’s skin. The succinct routine starts with the Squalane Cleanser, followed by the Salicylic Acid 2% Masque, the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum, and is rounded out by the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA moisturiser.
$44.60 at Adore Beauty
Viviology Super Seven Discovery Set
Dermal clinician James Vivian is our go-to for seasonal skin care advice, but he’s also the proud founder of cosmeceutical skin care brand Viviology. This discovery set is a journey through the brand’s well-rounded routine from start to finish; Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Liquid Exfoliant, Vitamin C Serum, Niacinamide + HA Serum, Retinol Serum 0.3%, Ceramide Moisturiser, and Moisturising Mineral SPF50 Sunscreen.
$149 at Adore Beauty
Aesop Chicago City Kit
If there’s one thing we know about men it’s that they love Aesop. Maybe it’s the minimal, genderless packaging or the aromatherapeutic nature of the products, maybe it’s the overall luxurious experience of the brand itself. Regardless, they love it. So it’s safe to say they’re guaranteed to appreciate this travel-friendly grooming set that includes everything from haircare and body care products, to dental hygiene essentials and a three-step skin care routine too.
$87 at MYER
Goldfield & Banks Pacific Rock Moss 2023 Christmas Set
Pacific Rock Moss is without a doubt a crowd-favourite when it comes to Goldfield & Banks’ range of fragrances. Why is it so beloved? The aquatic scent perfectly marries together Australian native botanicals like Australian coastal moss with familiar fragrance notes like Italian lemon, French sage, Egyptian geranium and Virginian cedar. This refined fragrance gift set includes a 100ml bottle, a 10ml travel atomiser and a suede travel pouch to further elevate the experience of the oceanic scent.
$239 at Adore Beauty
Burberry Beauty Hero Eau De Toilette Fragrance Gift Set
Call us suckers for good marketing, but we’ll never forget Hero’s celebrity ambassador Adam Driver frolicking in the sea atop a horse during the fragrance’s release in 2022. While we can’t promise that it’ll transform the man in your life into the kind of equestrian that could rival the likes of Driver, we can assure you they’ll smell of juniper, black pepper, a medley of cedar woods and bergamot after spritzing. This gift set contains a 100ml flacon and 10ml sample of the fragrance, as well as a hair and body wash.
$185 at Sephora
STUFF Skin And Body Pro Kit
The tongue and cheek attitude of STUFF is what makes this brand so well-suited to the man in your life who can’t be bothered with all the fuss of an involved grooming routine. Each product is clearly labelled (for your face, pits, body, etc) and the steps are minimal. In this set there’s an Exfoliating Facial Scrub, a Face Wash, a Daily Face Moisturiser, Spearmint and Pine Head and Body Wash and Spearmint and Pine Deodorant.
$100 at Sephora
Triumph & Disaster Road Less Travelled Dopp & Haircare Kit
New Zealand brand Triumph & Disaster have imagined the perfect roaming hair care routine for the man who cares about maintaining his healthy locks with this succinct kit. There’s a natural shampoo and detangling conditioner duo, plus three styling products too; clay, pomade, and fibre royale.
$95 at The Iconic
Burly Sea Salt Spray Beard & Styling Pack
If your man’s pride and joy is his beard, then we’d suggest adding this swiftly to your cart before checking out. It includes a beard balm and oil, plus a texturising sea salt spray and comb for final touches.
$85 at The Iconic
Hunter Lab Hand & Body Kit
Simple, sleek and practical too, this hand and body kit keeps things easy with two steps: Hand & Body Wash and Hand & Body Lotion. A no-brainer buy for the low fuss man in your life.
$98 at The Iconic
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.