It can be difficult to give beauty-related gifts to men, simply because most men look like they don’t care for these things. Fortunately, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to getting gifts for us. This gift guide would help demystify this gift-picking process for you by sussing out some great gifts for all the important guys in your life. And you can trust this guide because it’s written by a bloke!
Fragrances for his lifestyle
The active, working guy needs a good fragrance to go with his lifestyle. BOSS The Scent (SGD107, 50ml) is great for guys in the office. With a base of Maninka fruit, and notes of leather and burnished leather, this fragrance will make him a sexy standout in that office.
If he enjoys hosting and is a home-body, consider the Crabtree & Evelyn’s Windsor Forest Diffuser (SGD98). The ornately designed porcelain diffuser will infuse his home with the scent of fir needles, spruce, pine, holly and juniper berries for up to three months.
Help keep him youthful!
The Lab Series Starter Kit (SGD90) is great for helping him take care of his skin. The Expert Skincare set is a three-step routine that contains a Multi-Action Face Wash which exfoliates and nourishes the skin. It also has a hydrating Rescue Water Lotion that calms and balances skin, followed by the All-in-one Face Treatment that soothes, moisturises, repairs, and mattifies his skin.
Clinique Men Great Skin For Him (SGD85) is customised to meet the daily needs of normal to dry skin. That’s why the moisture-focused three-step set also includes a Aloe gel to cushion beards and calm razor burns and even a hydrating anti-age moisturiser. It comes in a travel kit, so that he can easily upkeep his skin even when he travels.
If he’s iffy on following a four-step routine, give him The Body Shop Modern Gents Maca Root Rescue Kit (SGD42) for a quick relief to his skin. The kit has a balancing face protector for quick cleanse and protection, and the eye rescue serum will hydrate and refresh the area around his eyes to give him that energetic look!
American Crew’s Moisturizing Shave Cream (SGD29) is a herb-formulated shave cream that helps to moisturise skin while shaving. It also helps to soften dry and coarse beards as it nourishes the skin underneath. It’s great for guys who want to maintain their facial hair!
Get him grooming gadgets
The Clinique For Men Sonic System Deep Cleansing Brush (SGD128) will go one step further to make his skin smooth and clean, just the way it should be. Dermatologist-developed for men’s skin, its purifying brush head with charcoal grey bristles cleans more effectively than hand-washing alone. Add a subtle sonic action, and his skin will be energised for the entire day.
Clarisonic’s Alpha FIT (SGD250) is specially designed for men’s thicker, oilier skin. Their sonic cleansing technology oscillates at a frequency that produces over 300 movements per second to help loosen dirt and oil, while removing impurities from pores and getting skin ready for skin for a closer, smoother shave.
Braun Series 9 Wet and Dry Shaver (SGD499) is an amazing grooming gear, and it should be top on your list for his grooming needs. This shaver is one of the most versatile pieces of device, with a cordless design and a pivoting shaving head to get to all those nooks and crannies. The wireless shaver has power for 50 minutes on a full charge, so he can shave in the shower or at the sink. Either way, it’s going to keep him looking neat and tidy.
If the shaver is going to keep his face neat and tidy, then the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush (SGD319, but available at SGD269 from now till 31 December) will keep his breath fresh all day. It promises to remove seven times more plaque than a regular toothbrush and improve gum health in only two weeks, and even has a sensitive teeth and gums setting to make sure even the most sensitive of teeth get a good brush.