Ties, cuff links, watches, cologne…typical guy gift stuff, right? We wanted to put together a helpful guide on what to get for that special guy in your life that he will actually use, and use frequently, with no nagging involved. Below we have our top guy-approved, guy-tested picks that will give your man the DIY spa treatment.
The Body Shop: Men’s Essentials Kit, $30 For Men Maca Root Wash Off Shave Oil, $10, Men’s Synthetic Shaving Brush, $12
Making shaving an experience, rather than a “must” is critical. We’re really into the results, as well as the terrific price point of The Body Shop’s for men line– get him a travel kit, or the products individually; we love the Maca Root products’ aroma, and the Wash Off Shave Oil is terrific for hydration and providing a slick razor barrier. Don’t forget to complete the gift with the ultimate in shaving indulgence — a shaving brush!
Grooming Lounge “He’s Got Issues” Gift Set, $62.50
Grooming Lounge has a bevy of terrific ‘man products’, plus Barbershop and Spa locations in case you’d like to put your man’s upkeep into another person’s capablehands. For V-Day, we love the He’s Got Issues Set for “man-tenance” issues that a Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer and Fingernail Clipper can easily take care of!
The Art of Shaving Alum Pen, $12; Horn HandCrafted Straight Razor, $260; Compact Shaving Stand, $60
For the guy who is already into finer products and accoutrements, give him accessories that have been on his bucket list, like the alum pen to stop bleeding when a shaving knick or scratch occurs, an artfully crafted straight razor (that is, only if he has a steady hand!), or a shaving stand for his brush and/or razor. If you haven’t already, sign up with the “Brotherhood of Shaving” to get info on upcoming events and promotions.
Frederic Malle Perfume Gun in 1ER MAI (four other options are also available), 500 ML bottle, $145
Room sprays are automatically given a masculine edge with this opulent and aromatic perfume gun by perfumer Dominique Ropion for Frederic Malle, which will make any “man cave” smell more like “a cluster of lily of the valley hidden in the shade of the underbrush” than stale beer, Cheetos, and anything else STILL left lying about from last week’s Super Bowl party.