There are a number of reasons why grooming gifts make some of the best presents around. For starters, they are relatively inexpensive. While bath products can absolutely periodically carry a steep price tag, for the most part a luxe lotion, great beard oil or eccentric soap will generally only run you about $5-20. What we especially love is that these products are small – meaning you can absolutely buy, wrap and toss in your luggage to bring back to the friend in your hometown. Just remember, liquids and gels – put them in your checked bags, but soaps and solids, put them in the carry on.
Mens bath and body products have also increasingly shown some of the best graphic design around. That’s right – you’re not just buying a tube of shaving cream or tub of body wash, you’re giving a pretty cool piece of art to have laying around the bathroom. Products by C.O. Bigelow, Jack Black and Salt & Stone are not only useful, they look good on the counter.
If you’re looking to give the gift of every day use, but are willing to spend a bit more money, we have something for that too. Little did we realize that our nail clippers are totally subpar. It was only after discovering the Ultimate Clipper by Klhip, with an $80 price tag, that we determined that we absolutely need finger nail clippers that we will not only use, but will admire in the drawer (they nearly look like art.) Meanwhile the absolute essential for every guy, whether they do with facial hair or sans, is a great razor. The 5190cc Electric Foil Shaver by Braun is a modern feat of development. It not only works on dry skin or wet, but has it’s own self-cleaning holder. Yes, please. Equally interesting, especially for the Star Wars fan in your life, is the Philips Norelco SW9700 that sports a special edition Star Wars “Dark Side” look.
Where should you put all this new fabulous swag? In a travel-friendly dopp kit of course. These small totes are key for when you’re heading out of town, but also really useful for straightening up the bathroom to stay organized. We especially like the versions from Herschel Supply Co. and Dsptch.
The 5190cc Electric Foil Shaver Wet & Dry, with Clean & Charge Station, about $150, by Braun, is technologically advanced. It is 100% waterproof, designed to reach difficult areas, lasts up to 7 years and comes with a self-cleaning stand & charger.
The Hoppin' Fresh Deodorant by Ursa Major, $18, promises 24-hour unscented protection, and is free of toxins (including aluminum.)
The Granite Spa Soap by Salt & Stone, about $13, is a deep cleansing salt bar, perfect for removing dead skin cells. Plus it looks like modern bathroom decor.
The Dopp Kit by Dsptch, $62, is made with ballistic mesh exterior, and features elastic organizers, mesh pockets and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
The No.002 Extra Moisturizing Body Lotion by Marlowe Skin, $8.99, has clean styling, and great quality. Never tested on animals, made in the USA, and totally free of parabens and Phthalate.
Is it art, or is it a nail clipper? You can't quite tell. Use, and admire, the Ultimate Clipper, $79.95, by Klhip.
The Turbo Body Bar Scrubbing Soap by Jack Black, $15, features Murumuru and Shea butters to nourish and hydrate skin.
This "Dark Side" SW9700 shaver by Philips Norelco is a special edition release to coincide with The Last Jedi is perfect for the Star Wars fan in your life that also needs a good shave.
Give a fun, unexpected and very inexpensive gift to a guy in your life with the Premium Shave Cream by C.O. Bigelow, $5. It works well and looks great in the cabinet.
The Wild Man Beard Cream by Wild Rose Herbs, $10.95, has a woodsy scent, with deep conditioning ingredients to moisturize even the driest skin.
The Chapter Travel Kit by Herschel Supply Co., $49.99, from the Woven Collection, is the perfect organizer and travel companion for all your bathroom necessities.
This Lip Balm, $50, by Kjaer Weis is the first product designed by the previously exclusively high end (and sought after) womens make up producer. It's available November 15th and, with ultra nourishing ingredients like beeswax and jojoba seed oil, will be sure to sell out fast.
The Grooming Solutions Bar Soap by Kiehls, $15, exfoliates but still gives you a good foamy lather.
We have long used the Swagger scent in our deodorant, and now we can embrace it in our body wash. Try the Swagger Red Zone Body Wash by Old Spice, about $4.