When you find yourself stuck for something to buy for your boyfriend, brother, dad or male friend, beauty gift sets are a good place to start, whether he’s into grooming or not. If he’s not already a cleanse-tone-moisturise kind of guy, a well-stocked skincare set will lay out a simple but effective routine, taking the guesswork out of his entry into this new realm of beauty. Or perhaps you’re buying for someone who already has a bathroom laden with lotions and creams, in which case a new bottle of fragrance will always be welcomed. And with a little bit of coaxing, even the most ardent beauty evader will find joy in a deliciously scented shower gel.
Click through for the products we think we go down a treat on Christmas morning.
This matte-finish wax doesn’t leave weird clumps throughout the hair and adds texture without looking greasy.
Mr. Natty’s playful kits are a great option: This one contains a shower gel, beard wax and beard elixir.
Harry’s makes the best razors, and this one comes with a useful shave cream and post-shave balm.
The woody, almost salty scent of Terre d’Hermès is replicated in eau de toilette, shower gel and aftershave forms.
Before you gasp at the price tag, this set contains the most carefully crafted manicure tools going. It’s as close as you’ll get to the Swiss army knife of the beauty world.
Comme des Garçons is the purveyor of some of the most addictive scents in the world (Amazingreen, £70, is everything), and these four minis won’t just smell good on him—you’ll probably find yourself stealing a spritz too.
This sleek set from Aesop contains a cleanser, moisturiser, face mist, shave serum and lip balm, making it the perfect travel kit.
Woody and fresh in equal measure, this fragrance has that elusive quality of sticking around all day long.
Foreo’s skin-cleansing gadgetry works just as well at buffing and balancing men’s sturdier skin. He’ll be astounded at the difference.
If the giftee is yet to jump on the skincare bandwagon, this will remove the brain ache of working out of which product goes where and when. It’s simply a mask for day, a mask for night and a spritz for the moments in between.
A decadent shower gel will help ease him back into action throughout those cold January mornings.
Clinique knows good skincare, and the scrub in this kit is especially good for buffing away the dry skin underneath a beard.
Because he’ll need a container to keep his new beauty bounty in.