Christmas is fast approaching and with men notoriously difficult to buy for, here is my pick of the best of the gifts for the man in your life.
Bulldog Original Moisturiser Cracker, £6.00
The perfect stocking filler gift. A festive cracker packed with Bulldog’s award-winning Original Moisturiser and the obligatory cheeky cracker joke.
Available from: www.bulldogskincare.com
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm, £7.25
Enriched with natural mint, avocado oil, shea butter and green tea, this emollient balm immediately soothes and relieves dry, chapped, irritated lips. Plus, the moisturising SPF 25 formula helps protect against sun and windburn.
Available from: www.lookfantastic.com
Rituals Samurai Shower Gel, £8.50
Kickstart your day, the right way with Rituals energizing Samurai shower foam, which contains a special ingredient blend of soothing Bamboo and Cedar Wood.
Available from: www.uk.rituals.com
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector, £11
The Body Shop’s best-selling Hemp Hand Protector helps soften and protect the driest of hands with its heavy duty hydration. It really is a miracle hand cream.
Available from: www.thebodyshop.com
Schwarzkopf [3D] MEN pack, £15.30
Catering specifically for men, this professional styling set, containing Hair and Body Shampoo and Texture Clay will keep him looking and feeling the part.
For stockist information visit: www.schwarzkopf-professional.co.uk
Korres Men’s Kit, £19
Containing minis of basic grooming essentials for the well-travelled male who wishes to carry less, this gift set is perfect for a winter break. The kit includes Absinthe Shave Cream, Marigold and Ginseng Aftershave Balm, Aloe and Dittany Shampoo, Basil Lemon Shower Gel and Guava Shower Gel.
Available from: www.debenhams.com
Korres Saffron Amber Cardamom Eau de Toilette, £30
A warm and spicy, wintery scent, Korres’ Saffron Amber Cardamom Eau de Toilette is the perfect festive gift. The artwork featured on the fragrance boxes comes from George Korres’ extensive vintage homeopathy books collection. The boxes open up like books to reveal the history of each scent inside.
Available from: www.liberty.co.uk
Liz Earle The Gentleman’s Grooming Collection, £35
The epitome of luxury, Liz Earle’s carefully curated Gentleman’s Grooming Collection comes complete with a specially-designed men’s wash bag, packed with Face and Body Wash, After-Shaving Moisturiser, Sensitive Shave Cream and 1 Pure Cotton Towelling Cloth.
Available from: www.uk.lizearle.com
ClarinsMen Collection, £40
A fantastic selection of treats from leading skincare brand, Clarins. The set features Super Moisture Balm, Exfoliating Cleanser, Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum and Smooth Shave.
For stockists visit: www.clarins.co.uk
ClarinsMen 12 Days of Christmas, £65
A quirky Christmas skin survival kit, after a month of overindulgence skin is likely to be showing the signs of exhaustion. Starting on 25th December, a new window is opened each day to discover hero products as well as some new favourites to help skin on the road to recovery. The set contains Active Face Wash, Detox Booster, Hand Cream, Exfoliating Cleanser, Super Moisture Balm, After Shave Soother, Shampoo and Shower Gel, Relax Bath, Revitalising Gel, Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum and Double Serum.
Available from: www.selfridges.com
Wahl Lithium Ion Stainless Steel Grooming Station, Silver, £79.99
The Wahl Stainless Steel Grooming Station is ideal for shaping and trimming hair, beards, stubble and even all-over body hair, and has a cutting length range of 0.5-12mm. With a lithium ion battery, the trimmer provides up to double the power of a standard trimmer, and a quick 60 minute charge gives a four hour run time. If you need power in a hurry, a 60-second quick charge will give you an extra three minutes of power. The set includes four attachment heads to suit your every need. The trimmer attachment uses professional grade blades to define and shape hair, whilst the clipper attachment lets you cut, outline and fade your hair with professional quality results. The detail shaver is perfect for finishing touches, letting you get an ultra-close shave and precise edging, and the rotary trimmer lets you get rid of unwanted nose and ear hair.
Available from: www.johnlewis.com
Osprey London The Freddie large leather washbag, £95
This beautifully made washbag designed by Graeme Ellisdon comes in robust Vintage Saddle leather in rich chestnut brown. Generously proportioned with a waterproof black lining and spacious, well-organised interior to help keep grooming essentials secure in transit, the washbag comes with two carry straps, an easy-access opening system and an Osprey London dust bag for that added touch of luxury.
Available from: www.ospreylondon.com