I hate buying Christmas presents for men. Ask them what they want, and they’re like, “Oh, I don’t know… I need nothing really… But hey, this new techy gadget has just come out and I know it costs an arm and a leg, but… Maybe you could get me that? Just an idea, eh?”
That’s not gonna happen. But how about getting him a nice grooming set instead? It may not be what he asked, but at least he’ll always be clean, shaved, and smelling good. And, if he doesn’t like it, he’ll learn to make reasonable requests next time.
Here are 5 of my favourites:
JACK BLACK IT’S THE BALM TRIO ($19.50)
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm is my new favourite lip balm. Sooo moisturizing and longlasting. This set contains three tubes, in three different flavours: Natural Mint & Shea Butter, Asian Pear & White Tea, and Shea Butter & Vitamin E. Although designed for men, they can be used by women too, so you’ll be getting a present for the both of you. Available at Sephora.
ANTHONY THE ESSENTIAL TRAVELER KIT ($56.00)
The set features all you need to keep your man looking sharp and feeling refreshed on the go: 2 oz Glycolic Facial Cleanser, 3 oz Shave Cream, 3.4 oz Invigorating Rush Hair + Body Wash, 3 oz All Purpose Facial Moisturizer, and 0.25 Advanced Formula Lip Balm SPF 25 Mint and White Tea. Available at Sephora.
THE ART OF SHAVING THE 4 ELEMENTS OF THE PERFECT SHAVE CARRY-ON SANDALWOOD ($60.00)
Your man may think he doesn’t need moisturizer or lip balm, but he needs to shave. This set contains all the essentials for a close, but gentle, shave: 1.0 oz Pre-Shave Oil, 1.7 oz Shaving Cream, Shaving Brush, and 1.0 oz After-Shave Balm. All the products (minus the shaving brush, of course) are infused with a beautiful masculine sandalwood scent. Available at Sephora.
BILLY JEALOUSY BEARD ENVY KIT ($25.00)
Does your man have a beard he’s proud of? Then, he’ll appreciate this set, which features everything he needs to take good care of it: 3.0 oz Hydrating Beard Wash with aloe and soy protein to soften and smooth his beardsome face, an extra-firm, boar bristle brush, and 3.0 oz Beard Control with aloe and jojoba oil to hydrate and lightly style the beard. Available at Ulta.
L’OCCITANE L’OCCITAN MAN’S RITUAL SET ($39.00)
If your man into spicy and aromatic scents? Then, he will be pleased to find this set under his Christmas tree. It features 8.4 oz L’Occitan Shower Gel, 1 oz L’Occitan Shaving Gel, 1 oz L’Occitan After Shave Balm, 3.5 oz L’Occitan Soap. Available in Nordstrom.
Do you like these sets?