In this lifetime, I can't count how many times I've purchased button-downs for my guy friends and exes that never made it out of the closet, or random gadgets that lose battery by New Year's Eve. So this year, I'm sticking to men's grooming gifts for the 2019 holiday season so that all of the men in my life can add a little oomph to their personal care routines.
If you're in need of guidance, simply think about the person you're buying for — and keep their lifestyle in mind along with the relationship you have with them. If you're shopping for your boyfriend, for example, pick out a cologne you'll enjoy, too, since you'll be smelling it on a consistent basis. Consider the Gucci Guilty Eau de Toilette For Him Giftset, which contains floral notes but isn't the least bit powdery, thanks to hints of orange blossom and lemon. Or maybe you're shopping for your younger brother in undergrad, whose definition of grooming still consists of a few blasts of body spray. Treat him to something nice that he won't find at his local college town pharmacy, like a nice shaving set from Harry's. And when it comes to your dad, surprise him with a luxe afte shave balm, like this unscented option from Acqua Di Parma.
Ahead, find 12 beauty gifts for any man in your life. He'll wish he had these in his beauty routine a long time ago.
Make his shaving routine a breeze with this set from Harry's. A razor shouldn't have to cost you an arm and leg — and the quality of this guy will get the job done way easier.
You'll definitely want to steal a few spritzes of Bvlgari's mystical cedar, cypress and vetiver blend.
Especially important if he has a beard, a Clarisonic brush will help get rid of any dirt or sweat. It's also ideal to use before shaving, too.
Made by menswear brand Manready Mercantile, this candle will be a great addition to his night stand or coffee table.
This shampoo is formulated with jujube bark to help get rid of dandruff. It's also ideal for those with greasy hair, as it regulates sebum excess.
If he's always away on business, gift him with these travel-sized shower products to remind him of home (or, you know, Tennessee). The set includes a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer.
Update his skincare routine with this set from Peter Thomas Roth, including a mini of the Water Drench Hylauronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer — a godsend for frosty days.
If he isn't into a lot of fragrance, he'll appreciate this unscented aftershave balm from Acqua Di Parma. And the formula is lightweight, so he won't feel a thing. Except emotion, once he unwraps this underneath the tree.
This duo set from Gucci includes cologne *and* deodorant, to increase the scent's intensity.
Even if he doesn't work on Wall Street, this hair gel from R+Co might convince people otherwise. Plus, the vtamin A will help repair any damage.
He'll never use a bland bar of soap again after picking up this luxe black pepper, coriander, and vetiver gel from Molton Brown.