Buying gifts for guys is always tricky. They are simple, and like what they like, usually afraid to change or stray away from their own routine. I like to give gifts that will help them in the area I know best – the beauty department. Because, let’s face it, this is where they might need a little nudging. I have nailed down the top 10 gifts that I know (from personal dude experience) really work. From the holistic deodorant that doesn’t cause an under arm rash to a beard oil that doubles as the best fragrance ever (for your guy, and even you!), this season give your guy the gift of beauty. Because you just love him that much.
Tom Ford Conditioning Beard Oil Oud Wood – I first smelled this glorious oil at the Tom Ford Holiday press preview last month, and I immediately freaked. The smell is intoxicating, and like all Ford fragrances, they are unisex, so it’s no wonder that I might want to snag this oil for myself too. I gave it to one of my bearded friends, and he is obsessed. He doesn’t even wear fragrance anymore and for the first time, his beard is under control.
Brooklyn Grooming Beard and Mustache Comb – This is another cool option for the bearded dude. This comb is the perfect way to tame your guy’s mane. Contains no plastic and is handcrafted by Swiss artisans. It’s best when used with beard oil.
Mr. Black Delicate Refresh – This spritz is intended for clothes, jackets or anything really that needs a little refresh. It smells like clean laundry and is perfect for those worn out winter jackets, gym bags or anything owned by your guy.
Malin + Goetz Dark Rum Candle – Simply the best. You will be burning it all season. A classic.
Kerastase Baume Double Je – This is the perfect way to keep your man’s hair in check. It’s super easy to apply, and can be used by both the ultra conservative guy and the man that prefers the edgier #Iwokeuplikethis style.
Baume 27 Bio Energizing Cell Repair Balm – When I hear balm, I think of guys. This particular one is like velvet to the touch and is packed with 27 ingredients that cooperate to repair, regenerate, protect, nourish and soothe the skin for visibly powerful anti-aging results. This is something so good, you should even steal it from you guy.
Hampton Sun SPF Gel 8 – For your next holiday getaway, surprise your boy with this gel. The smell is great, not at all feminine, and protects the skin from getting red from sun exposure, yet allows for just the right amount of color.
Dr. Hauschka Deodorant Fresh – A lot of guys deal with rashes under their arms. This deodorant not only protects against these rashes, but also heals the skin. The fact that it’s holistic is just a bonus.
Tom Ford Oud Wood Soap – I know I already mentioned my love for Tom Ford, but I couldn’t help but mention this baby. True luxe soap baby.
Juniper Ridge Cabin Spray, Christmas Fire – This is a Christmas tree in a bottle! All that’s in here is wild harvested Northwest Fir, Cedar, and Pine. Picture the forests of Mt Hood on a crystal clear winter night with deep sparkling moonlight snow on the ground. Spray once or twice to bring the backcountry indoors for several hours. Because it’s made entirely from real plants and trees, this Cabin Spray will never overstay its welcome.