Guys are super annoying to shop for, right? I know my other half is, as he’s so not bothered about Christmas and has no strong feelings towards ‘things’ (other than his computer) that he’s a bit of a pain when it comes to presents. My father and bro-in-law, however, so easy to buy for as they use blokey beauty bits. So, this gift guide is devoted to those guys who don’t mind a good face wash…
This L’Occitane L’Occitan Collection for Men set is absolutely beautiful. I’m a bit fan of brand as everything I’ve ever tried has worked like a charm and I know the guys stuff is no exception, as it’s the only thing my dad will use! In this set you get a shower gel, a soap, shaving gel, after shave balm and and their Eau de Toilette, which all smells amazing. The value of the box is worth an extra £26 more than the price they sell it for too, bargain.
For the guys who like nice skin, the guys at Estee Lauder have been working on a new serum for their Lab Series range. The Lab Series Future Rescue Repair Serum works wonders to combat the first signs of ageing, while leaving skin feeling smooth and refined. And, for the guys who like to smell like a dream, the latest Aramis Black Eau de Toilette is a revamped and deeper version of the classic scent. With the base notes of leather and and tonka bean, it’s a warm and sophisticated scent that will suit most guys!
Now guys, we can’t leave you out of the beauty box scene so the amazing people at Mankind have came up with the Mankind Grooming Box. For as little as £25, you’ll get almost £80 worth of goodies to try. From hair products to cleansers to shave cream, there’s a whole host of new brands that will see you through! I’d definitely recommend this if you’ve got a boyfriend who needs a push in the grooming department.
I had a rant about this packaging on my snapchat (thelovecatsinc) but it’s because I am so impressed with Elemis this year! The packaging of their Christmas sets is stunning and so expensive feeling, so it would make an amazing gift! This set above is the Elemis Smooth Man Gift Set, which contains the Elemis Skin Soothe Shave Gel and the Elemis Anti-Ageing Day Cream – both full size and well worth picking up if your bloke (or dad or uncle) is always clean shaved (totally wasted on my bearded boyfriend!).
Finally, we have something for the home. I included this in my guys gift guide instead of the candles one I have coming up as it’s more of a masculine scent. The Charles Farris Pinetum Limited Edition Signature Reed Diffuser is so gorgeous and will have your house smelling like Winter in no time. Using a blend of pine, eucalyptus, sandalwood and amber, it’s a strong scent but a great one for the colder months.
Failing beauty bits, you can always get them clothes! M and M Direct is a good shout for all things bloke stocking the likes of Caterpillar and lots more! They also have lots of sports gear, which is always a good idea for the amount of mince pies and miniature chocolates that’ll be consumed over Christmas, amirite?
What are you getting the guys in your life this Christmas?