With all the categories of gifts available for purchase this time of year, those that fall in the grooming category are surprisingly some of the more difficult to get right. Personal hygiene is already a sensitive subject for some people, which could turn a seemingly benign intention of getting a friend that new cologne into an awkward misunderstanding about their body odor; same goes for beard trimmers or razors. So what’s a gift buyer to do in this situation? Opt out of hygienic items altogether?
We, of course, say no to this hypothetical. Mainly because these are much-needed products for everyday life, finding themselves embedded in our morning and evening routines. From face creams to deodorants to shaving cream, we’re constantly battling against the forces of nature in order to maintain a presentable appearance. Plus, when gifted the right product, subtext on our personal hygiene couldn’t be further from our mind. We’re simply excited to try out that new scent or straight razor. Clearly, there’s no need to worry anymore, especially when there’s a list of the 20 best grooming gifts for men right at your fingertips. So go ahead, browse away.
Kent Handmade Comb
If you have hair, you need a comb. We learn this fact about life at an early age though many of us guys don’t actually own a comb of any sort. If that’s the case gift them this Kent comb, featuring both extra large coarse and fine-toothed sawcut teeth. It’s also handmade, is seven-inches in length, and made from cellulose acetate making it more durable than others.
Stache Bomb Stache Wax
Time to twist things up a notch. Get that mustache you’ve always wanted with this handmade Stache Bomb wax. It comes in a pine scent, made in the USA and works great for handlebars, Dali-style staches, goatees or pork chops. Pairs well with fixed-gear bikes and craft beer as well.
Imperial Classic Pomade
Sporting that new hairdo is a bit tough without some hold. Imperial’s Classic Pomade, therefore, is just what the hair doctor ordered to keep you looking good while keeping everything in place thanks to its industrial-strength hold. However, it is water based so a new-day, new-do, new-you mentality is always a possibility.
Baxter of California Citrus And Herbal Deodorant
Since 1965 Baxter of California has developed cutting-age skin care, this Herbal-Musk deodorant notwithstanding. It’s aluminum-free, alcohol-free, and suitable for gentlemen of all ages. And since the deodorant comes in the form of a clear solid gel, it won’t discolor or stain that new shirt either.
Harry’s Winston Set
As a standard shaving set, you can’t beat the quality and price of Harry’s. The Winston set, in particular, includes 1 ergonomic Winston blade handle, 1 foaming shave gel, 3 German engineered blade cartridges and a travel cover. A man’s need to shave is never ending, and this travel size shaving set is just what we need.
Beardbrand Tea Tree Beard Oil
In case no-shave November decided to roll over into December, this Tea Tree Beard Oil is just what your new, or established beard, has in mind. It’s made from the finest blend of natural oils and helps to keep that beard of yours well conditioned and shiny without feeling greasy. Also, it boasts a clean and crisp scent any beard wearer, or lover, will surely admire.
Swiss Army Victorinox Nail Clippers
Unless you’re a classical guitarist, long fingernails aren’t exactly something you want. Therefore, some nail clippers are important – however overlooked – as a grooming essential. These are built by Victorinox from stainless steel and even include a black leather pouch for easy transport. It’s a grooming no brainer.
Rubis Stainless Steel Tweezer
It may sound at bit strange but yes, men need tweezers as well. Whether it be ingrown hairs from shaving or the unibrow we so happily inherited from our mother’s side of the family, a good pair of tweezers goes a long way in keeping us presentable for that holiday dinner. This pair features a slanted tip for ease of use and made from stainless steel so they’ll be around for some time.
Jack Black Face Moisturizer
It’s not just the mornings and nights that require a bit or moisturizing. Especially during the colder months, it’s quite easy for our faces to dry out. Luckily Jack Black’s is here with their broad spectrum sunscreen and facial treatment cream to keep our faces protected from UVA/UVB light while providing much need antioxidants and vitamins to our most exposed region.
Dr. Harris Marlborough Shaving Bowl
For the finest shave you’ll need that finest shaving soap. Look for further than this Dr. Harris Marlborough Shaving Bowl for that quality. It’s triple milled for a thick lather, packaged in a hand-turned Mahogany wood bowl for an aesthetically-pleasing look, and each bowl comes with 100 grams of soap.
Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor
If you’re looking to up the shaving game a bit, then investing in a safety razor is the next step. This Merkur hosts a chrome-finished sturdy razor made in Germany, and a long handle allowing for an extra close shave each and every time. Just be sure to maintain a steady hand.
Aesop Hand Wash
Hand soap is necessary in any bathroom or wash. And with a blend of botanical extracts and pumice this exfoliating hand cleanser purifies your hands and leaves them feeling refreshed for the better. Don’t get caught without it.
Art of Shaving After Shave Lotion
Shaving with a razor can really take a toll on the skin. That’s why there’s after shave to hydrate and refresh the skin after all is said and done. This lotion also replenishes depleted moisture and conditions the skin as well while enveloping you in its refreshing ocean scent.
Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream
Day in and day out our skin takes a mean beating. Sun exposure to allergens and bacteria, we’re lucky we have such a formidable organ against the world around us. It’d be wise then to treat your skin with care after such a long day. This Golden Hour Recovery Cream does just that, utilizing a myriad of antioxidants, vitamins, and fatty acids to provide much-needed nourishment – and wrinkle protection – to your face.
Big Red No.88 Beard Comb
Tame the mane with the Big Red Beard Comb. It comes complete with a stainless steel body, matte edge, Bolivian Rosewood scales, and of course a bottle opener for that reward for a grooming job well done. It’s also available in both a fine and wide tooth pattern.
Edwin Jagger Shaving Brush
To get that barbershop quality lather, a quality shaving brush is in order. This brush uses badger hair to generate a rich lather while softening and lifting beard hair for a closer shave. Each brush is handmade in England and also comes with a matching drip stand to keep things clean and stored properly.
Fulton & Roark Clearwater Cologne
Get them smelling fresh this season with some Fulton & Roark cologne. It’s a scent of Madagascan Geranium with Oak Moss smoothed out with some fresh water. Overall, has a bold quality to it that’s manly in its fragrance but not overpowering in practice.
Feather SS Japanese Straight Razor
The final frontier of shaving. This is the end of the road. Investing in a straight razor is no simple task, and you want to make sure you invest in the right one. This Feather SS razor comes equipped with a resin handle for excellent grip, made from stainless steel, and the blade head can be easily dismantled for cleaning. Caution must be exercised with blades such as these.
Filson Travel Kit
Keeping clean and presentable shouldn’t be put on hold when traveling. This Filson Travel Kit ensures that you remain at your best by making room for any and all grooming products you might need for that extended weekend getaway. It’s made from rugged twill, hosts two stow pockets and two interior stow pockets, as well as a water-resistant fabric and a rustproof brass zipper.
Braun Electric Foil Shaver
As the world’s number 1 foil shaver brand, it’s easy to see why Braun is one of the more coveted electric shaving systems around today. It’s wireless, boasts over 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute, and is the official electric shaver of the NFL. Need we say more?