It’s a Wrap! Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

It’s a Wrap! Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

Men are notoriously hard to buy for as they always seem to purchase everything they want exactly three weeks before Christmas! To give you a helping hand this festive season, I’ve rounded up the best of the Christmas grooming gifts at three different price points to suit every purse…

Wash bags
Save with: Ted Baker’s Men’s Tweed Weekend Bag, £15. Made from faux leather and tweed with two spacious compartments for all things grooming.
Available at www.boots.com
Spend on: Teals’ leather wash bag, £35. Available in three different colours – dark brown, tan and black – this Italian leather bag features double zipped compartments and a grab handle for ease of carrying.
Available from: www.notonthehighstreet.com
Splash out on: Aspinal of London’s leather wash bag, £150. Available in either black or cognac, this luxury bag is made from the finest Italian calf leather and features protective base feet, contrasting stitching, a carrying loop and a wipeable signature monogrammed silk lining.
Available from: www.aspinaloflondon.com

Manicure sets
Save with: The Contemporary Home’s Men’s Manicure Set, £10. With a 1920s style barber shop feel, this natty manicure kit includes scissors, tweezers and nail clippers.
Available from: www.notonthehighstreet.com
Spend on: Swagger and Swoon’s Brown Mock Croc 6 Piece Manicure Set, £19.99. A six piece manicure kit comprising nail scissors, nail clippers, nail file, cuticle nipper, cuticle scraper/shaper and slanted tweezers with a mock croc finish to the case.
Available from www.swaggerandswoon.com
Splash out on: Aspinal of London’s Men’s Manicure Set, £75. Handmade in beautiful English bridle leather and lined in soft suede, this set comprises nail scissors, nail clipper, a nail file and tweezers and comes in smooth cognac and espresso suede or smooth black and cobalt blue suede shades.
Available from www.aspinaloflondon.com

Mini travel sets
Save with: Dove for Men’s Total Care Mini Traveller Tin, £5. This trio of travel sized products includes two face and body washes and a deodorant inside a reusable metal tin.
Available from www.boots.com
Spend on: Korres’ Men’s Kit Gift Set, £19. A cool collection of male grooming essentials, ideal for a short escape, comprising Absinthe Shave Cream, Marigold and Ginseng Aftershave Balm, Basil Lemon Shower Gel, Aloe & Dittany Shampoo and Guava Shower Gel.
Available from www.debenhams.com
Splash out on: Molton Brown’s Men’s Stowaway – The Cruise Collection, £46. A collection of Molton Brown’s best loved blends for face, hair and body all wrapped up ready to go in a bitter chocolate wash bag. Products include: Black Peppercorn Body Wash, Silver Birch Body Wash, Water Mint Body Wash, Ultra Light Bai Ji Hydrator, Balancing Face Wash and Skin-calm Shaving Cream.
Available from www.moltonbrown.co.uk

Facial scrubs
Save with: Bulldog’s Original Face Scrub, £5.29. This super scrub contains a blend of eight essential oils, coconut shell, rosehip oil and shea butter to gently exfoliate the skin.
Available from www.boots.com
Spend on: Liz Earle for Men’s Face Scrub, £13.75. A high performing scrub containing eucalyptus essential oil, plus exfoliating pumice and jojoba beads to buff away dead skin cells for healthier-looking, smooth skin.
Available from: www.lizearle.com
Splash out on: Lab Series’ Clean, Invigorating Face Scrub, £22. A premium, energising gel scrub for normal to oily skin which exfoliates and unclogs pores for a smoother skin texture and a closer shave.
Available from www.johnlewis.com

Moisturisers
Save with: Nivea Men’s Sensitive Moisturiser, £6.99. This non-greasy moisturiser is enriched with natural herb extracts and chamomile to help provide protection against skin irritations and inflammation.
Available from: www.superdrug.com
Spend on: No7 Men’s Protect & Perfect Intense Moisturiser, £23. This anti-aging moisturiser targets deep lines and wrinkles for younger looking skin. With SPF15.
Available from www.boots.com
Splash out on: Kiehl’s Facial Fuel, £29. This energising moisture treatment reawakens and uplifts dull, fatigued skin. The caffeine and vitamin enriched, non-oily formula helps to energise and moisturise the skin while controlling shine.
Available from: www.kiehls.co.uk

Hair care/styling sets:
Save with: VO5’s Extreme Style Ultimate Prep Tin, £10. This handy embossed tin holds extra firm hold, texturising gum to create definition and help shape hair, extra firm hold, rework spray for messed up styles all day and daily cleansing shampoo for healthy hair.
Available from www.asos.com
Spend on: Schwarzkopf Professional’s [3D]MEN kit, £15.30. This includes a rich, pH balanced, dual purpose hair and body wash to gently cleanse hair and skin at the same time and a matte finish texture clay for dishevelled looks, both in a handy wash bag.
For local stockists call: 01442 278000
Splash out on: TIGI’s Bed Head for Men Player Gift Set, £22.06. This set contains Clean Up Daily Shampoo to leave locks super clean, Clean Up Peppermint Conditioner to promote healthy scalp and hair growth and Matte Separation Workable Wax, a pliable wax with matte definition which provides great separation and hold.
Available from: www.lookfantastic.com

Shower sets
Save with: Dove for Men’s Essential Care Trio, £9.00. Includes two full size body and face washes and a compressed deodorant to keep him smelling fresh all day long.
Available from www.superdrug.com
Spend on: Korres’ Shower Gel Duo Gift Set, £15. Contains two full sized shower gels in Citrus and Guava for a zesty shower experience.
Available from: www.debenhams.com
Splash out on: Molton Brown’s Winter Wash Gift Set for Him, £45. A beautifully boxed gift set containing 300ml each of Black Peppercorn Body Wash, Silver Birch Body Wash and Bushukan Body Wash.
Available from: www.moltonbrown.co.uk

Shaving sets
Save with: Gilette’s Mach3 Limited Edition Razor Gift Set, £6.50. This high performance, low budget gift set features a razor with individually mounted blades and Irritation Defence Soothing Shave Gel, helping to combat shaving irritation and keep skin feeling and looking its best.
Available from www.boots.com
Spend on: Champneys’ Spa Essentials Shave Regime Kit, £18. This kit combines a triple bladed razor with, Spa Essentials Face Wash, Shaving Gel and Post Shave Balm, all developed to reduce irritation, revitalise and moisturise skin.
Available from www.boots.com
Splash out on: Penhaligon’s Nickel Shaving Set, £136. This sophisticated and stylish shaving set is timeless in design and purpose. The elegant nickel-plated set is hand-assembled and finished to the highest quality in Sheffield and comprises a classic shaving brush made from ethically sourced badger hair, and a streamlined razor with a Gillette Mach 3 blade.
Available from: www.penhaligons.com

Clippers
Save with: Remington’s PG6030 All in One Grooming Kit, £19.99. This all in one kit is versatile enough to cover all styling needs. It includes ten attachments and optimum blade angle for increased visibility and the perfect finish.
Available from www.argos.com
Spend on: Babyliss for Men’s Clipper Gift Set, £47.99. This gift set has everything you need to achieve a perfect cut at home. The clipper has super sharp stainless steel blades and is mains operated. It includes six comb guides and a separate trimmer for neckline and sideburns, a range of accessories and a convenient case for easy storage.
Available from: www.boots.com
Splash out on: Babyliss’ Pro X2 Volare Clipper, £115.20. Created for an effortless and precise cut, this clipper has a super lightweight design and an innovative MaxLife PRO engine which works at a high speed and super low vibration. Eight comb guides, lubricating oil and a cleaning brush are included and the clipper is designed for cord or cordless use.
Available from: www.hqhair.com