- Christmas Gift Guide for Him
A Christmas Gift Guide for Him
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If we’re keeping it real, buying presents for men is stressful. How many times have you whacked ‘the best gifts for men’ into Google, hoping that the perfect prezzie will pop up? If we go by our own search history, it’s probably one too many.
That’s why we’ve taken things into our own hands this year. We’ve done the research, tried and tested the products and pulled together the ultimate list of beauty gifts for him – gifts that will actually blow his socks off.
It's time to wave bye-bye to those awkward ‘thanks, I love it’ encounters and surprise the special man in your life with a next-level grooming gift. Whether it be your dad, son, husband, brother or any guy, really, there’s something here to suit everyone.
Mankind’s grooming advent calendar is one sure-fire way to kickstart the festive spirit. Counting down to Christmas in style, this epic calendar is packed with premium male-care products from popular brands, including ESPA, men-ü and Mancave.
The calendar itself is worth over £380 and offers everything from face masks to shower gel and hand cream. It’s the ultimate early Christmas present that’ll undoubtedly have your loved one looking and feeling good throughout the holiday season.
Price: £100 at Mankind
K by Dolce & Gabbana is the men’s fragrance topping every Christmas wish list this year.
Fit for a king – literally – this eau de parfum can’t go unmissed. Just look at that royal blue bottle, capped with the iconic stone-embellished crown. If that isn’t gift-worthy, we don’t know what is.
Of course, the fragrance smells just as good as it looks. Inspired by the man that is strong, passionate and determined, it combines spice, herb, wood and citrus notes in order to create a warm scent that is truly magnetic.
Price: £65 at The Perfume Shop
1 Million by Paco Rabanne is the scent that reigns supreme. It’s a must-have for any fragrance collection and therefore a stellar gift idea for him.
This set includes the best-selling 1 Million Eau de Toilette Spray, which boasts an intoxicating spicy, leather scent. The 1 Million Deodorant Spray is perfect for off-duty days, whilst the travel-sized spray is ideal for the guy that wants to smell good when on-the-go. The signature gold bottle adds a touch of luxury to any Christmas morning.
Price:£44.95 at allbeauty
Got a guy that's always on-the-go? Kiehl's have boxed their most-loved men's products in order to make life that little bit easier.
Featuring the best-selling Facial Fuel Energising Face Wash, Facial Fuel Energising Moisture Treatment, Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream and Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap, this kit has everything a man needs to stay looking and feeling fresh. Not to mention, the 75ml bottles make the entire set airport-approved, meaning it can easily be tossed in hand luggage and taken on the next adventure.
Price:£37 at Kiehl's
Let's be honest, it's not Christmas until you receive a fragrance gift set. While they may be standard procedure, this Eau de Parfum & Body Gift Set from YSL is anything but basic.
This luxurious duo includes the must-have Y Eau de Parfum - a modern, masculine scent that boasts citrus and aromatic notes - and the accompanying Y Shower Gel. Skin is left with a fresh, uplifting scent that kickstarts any morning, evening or celebration.
Price:£62 at Yves Saint Laurent
Urban Decay is a cult-favourite brand - and not just for the ladies! If you know a lad that's seriously into skin care (or wants to get involved) this Drop Shot Mix In Facial Oil is the ideal gift.
This particular formula is packed with all the essential vitamins and antioxidants that skin needs and loves. It softens, plumps, energises and balances the complexion, all whilst absorbing excess oil. The drops can be used alone or mixed with other skin care formulas for a completely customisable routine.
Price:£24 at Urban Decay
Soap on a rope is the perfect gift for the guy that doesn’t have time to waste. As well as keeping things tidy in the bathroom, this nifty little soap bar leaves skin soft, smooth and squeaky-clean.
Foaming up into a rich lather, the body shampoo effortlessly washes away dirt and grime from the surface of the skin. A luxurious woody scent leaves skin delicately laced with a masculine fragrance that lasts all day long.
Acqua di Parma combine their most-loved essentials in order to create the ultimate, travel-friendly grooming kit. This kit is home to the best-selling shaving cream, aftershave emulsion and the iconic Acqua di Parma Colonia – a trio every man needs in his collection to guarantee the perfect shave.
Arriving in a smart wash bag that flaunts Acqua di Parma’s signature yellow colour, it’s the portable shaving routine that provides barber-worthy results, wherever, whenever.
Give the gift of a Hollywood smile this Christmas with the Philips Sonicare 6100 Electric Toothbrush. This smart toothbrush pulls out all the stops to provide a next-generation clean.
Featuring everything from a Quadpacer that signals when to move on to a different section of your mouth, to a pressure sensor that tells you when you are brushing too hard – plus a variety of modes (clean, white and gum care) – this electric toothbrush is a fast-pass to a brighter, healthier smile.
The FOREO Luna Go Cleansing Brush makes it super easy for the modern man to keep his skin in tip-top condition.
Channelling T-sonic pulsations through the soft silicone pads, the device gently but efficiently removes dirt, oil and dead skin cells from pores and the surface of the skin. It preps skin for a clean, close and comfortable shave and even allows other formulas, such as face wash, to work harder, faster and better. The best part? The smart cleansing brush is totally transportable, meaning a clean, clear and radiant complexion is always on the cards.
Dr. Barbara Sturm knows what your man needs. And it comes in the form of an excellent skin care kit.
She’s the go-to girl when it comes to all-things skin care, and this killer line-up of products revives and preps skin like no other. Featuring everything from foaming cleanser to facial scrub, face cream, eye cream and more, you can kit your loved one out with the full works. All the products included are travel-sized, meaning they can easily be packed away for business trips and romantic weekend breaks.
We couldn’t not include the iconic Tom Ford perfume in our Christmas gift guide line-up. It’s a timeless fragrance that’s become a must-have in every man’s (and woman’s) collection.
Serving up luxury with every spritz, this eau de parfum gives off a warm floral vibe. Patchouli, sandalwood, black plum, bergamot and black truffle are combined in order to create an unforgettable scent that lingers.
The sleek and sophisticated black and gold bottle, which is embossed with the signature Tom Ford logo, ensures that it's a gift that can’t go wrong.
Candles are always a great option when it comes to Christmas gifts, and the Molton Brown Russian Leather Three Wick Candle adds a touch of warm masculinity to any home.
Filling the room with notes of Siberian pine, aged leather and woody birch, this luxury candle transports senses to a twilight mountain range in the wilderness.
It boasts a pretty hefty price tag, but for good reason. This night oil is one of the very best formulas a man can have.
Powered by rosehip and retinol, the potent oil helps youthful looks stick around for longer by boosting cell growth, reducing collagen breakdown and improving skin appearance. Skin-loving ingredients, like vitamin K, avocado oil and Australian sandalwood extract, tackle factors such as redness, hydration and fine lines overnight.
Surprise your loved one with a good skin day, every day.
This manicure kit is a great gift idea for men that are hands-on. Covering all bases, it provides the ultimate ‘man’-icure, right from the comfort of your very own home.
Featuring stainless steel nail clippers, scissors, tweezers and a file, this kit is fully equipped with the grooming tools needed to keep nails neat and tidy. Everything is kept safe and organised in the stylish grey compact, which can also be tossed in your suitcase for on-the-go pampering. Pair with some luxurious hand cream, and it’s a winning combo that any man would appreciate.
Written by Carly Cochrane
Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.