Nov 11, 2019 · 6 min read
Hello, it’s me, your Internet Gift Guide for Him, here to whisper you sweet nothings about mistletoe and a New Year’s kiss while I make this annual year-end spend-frenzy a winter waltz. Whether you’re celebrating your first Christmas together or your 70th anniversary, finding gifts for men can be tricky, especially when it comes to those oh-so-unique guys who already seem to have everything. Well, fear not, dear Reader, because even the dude who has it all can always use a beard-and-skincare routine upgrade. So if you’re looking for the best holiday gifts for him, here’s a peppermint-and-pine scented dose of inspiration.
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These aren’t your everyday stocking stuffers
Ever seriously wondered if you’re dating the missing link? Give him something to lather up the good old fashioned way. This traditionally-made soap is mostly saponified oils (which means they’ve undergone a process of adding and removing sodium hydroxide, a.k.a. lye). The short ingredient list features plenty of pine, plus shea butter and kaolin clay to moisturize and exfoliate.
$7.00 via Dr. Squatch
Soothe dry, tired hands with this heavy-duty moisturizer. This product’s formula is packed with hydrating ingredients like glycerin, squalane, and allantoin, which reinforce the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Give this salve to the hands-on man or a snuggly boo with a soft touch.
$16.00 via Kiehl’s
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I’ve got two words for you: grandpa chic. Taylor of Old Bond Street’s sandalwood soap is what dudes reach for when they’re trying to conjure up an old-timey charm without losing practicality. This high-quality traditional soap is long-lasting with a nostalgia-inducing scent of sandalwood, making every wash feel special.
$24.29 via Bib & Tucker
This creamy, vanilla-scented hair wax is perfect to tame even the burliest of curls. For the guy who likes to control his look without looking done-up, this product balances flexibility and firmness of hair with a matte finish for a natural look.
$23.00 via Hanz de Fuko
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These unique yet practical gifts will make him feel special every day.
If the dude in your life is anything like the guys I know, he’s probably using the cheapest shampoo he can find. Why not show him the light at the end of the tunnel by treating your boo to the sulfate-free lifestyle? This shampoo gently moisturizes to make hair look thicker, fuller, and brighter.
$28.00 via Jack Black
The drying, exfoliating feeling of clay masks makes them a hit with folks who have normal-to-oily skin, and this product by Brickell Men’s has no problem claiming to be the best face mask for men. This aloe-rich mask with kaolin and bentonite clay is perfect for nurturing acne-prone skin too!
$35.00 via Brickell Men’s Products
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For a budget-friendly beard kit, Mountaineer offers one of the most highly rated sets for beard maintenance, including beard wash, beard oil, and magic beard balm. Complete with a beard brush, this gift has everything your guy needs for everyday beard styling. One catch — these products contain coconut oil, which makes hair look great, but can be pore-clogging for some, so this might not be the best gift for him if he’s acne-prone!
$38.00 via Mountaineer Brand
This quick moisturizing mask is perfect for the man with sensitive or dry skin. With a formula rich in aloe and witch hazel, this is a brightening face mask that can help improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture. Plus, the easy-rinse gel formula makes this a no-fuss face product.
$44.00 via Ursa Major
In case you haven’t noticed, we’re big fans of Jack Black around these parts. This holiday gift set includes a non-comedogenic daily facial cleanser and Beard Lube, a conditioning and versatile shave cream that we’ve raved about before. Get this for the sensitive man in your life who loves a good, close shave.
$49.00 via Jack Black
If you really want to impress him, one of these modern shaving kits could be your best bet.
For a festive touch to any man’s winter skincare routine, this shave kit comes with a beard wash, conditioner, and brush to make scruff look clean and tame or help prep for a super close shave. To complete his shaving routine, check out The Art of Shaving’s designer razors.
$55.00 via The Art of Shaving
Feeling bold? This perfect package comes with everything he needs to “mow the lawn,” so to speak, including a special electric razor and sexy silk boxer briefs. To keep it frisky full-time, you can add on the Peak Hygiene Plan, and he’ll get replacement razors every 3 months for $14.99 a pop.
$79.99 via Manscaped
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For the ultimate shave, this starter kit from Gillette features a state-of-the-art electric shaver with a stainless steel warming bar that heats in less than a second for decadent comfort. Flexible razor heads contour to unique facial features for a gentle, even shave. The kit is complex with a wireless charger and two blade cartridges — you can also gift a refill subscription if you want to go the extra mile!
$200.00 via Gillette
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Hey there, reindeer. There’s no shame in reading this guide if you’re on the hunt for a holiday gift for yourself, but who doesn’t love a freebie? Sign up for a free trial of Curology to get your first bottle of prescription acne or anti-aging cream for just $4.95 (plus tax) to cover the cost of shipping and handling. You can also get the complete set with the Curology cleanser and your choice of moisturizer at no extra cost. So go ahead — give yourself the gift of happy, healthy skin today.