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It’s that time of the year again to begin cracking your head to figure out what gifts to get for the men in your life. With the festive season right around the corner, you might be wondering if you should get him a new wallet, or even a leather belt. If these typical suggestions aren’t appealing to you, we’ve got you covered.

Try something new with these 16 gift suggestions for him that he will love and will appreciate more than yet another wallet!

1. SK-II Men Facial Treatment Essence

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An iconic skincare product, the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is well-known within the skincare community for helping you to achieve crystal-clear and radiant skin. There’s a version that’s formulated just for men, which promises to deliver smooth, firm, and clear skin.

Packed with over 50 micro-nutrients, this essence enhances skin’s natural functions. All he needs to do is to pat it into his skin twice daily, once in the morning and another time in the night for the best results.

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Get the SK-II Men Moisturizing Cleanser too; both products can be used together for even clearer and radiant skin.

SK-II Men Facial Treatment Essence (230ml) is available at all SK-II counters and Sephora at S$289.

2. Lumin No-Nonsense Charcoal Cleanser

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For that man in your life that can’t tell the difference between using regular body soap and a facial cleanser, or maybe find it too troublesome to use two separate cleansers, here’s something to get him. Lumin’s No-Nonsense Charcoal Cleanser is simple to use and even caters to his specific skin type.

Besides efficiently and gently removing excess oils and dirt from the face, this cleanser also unclogs pores and removes dead skin to reveal radiant-looking skin.

Lumin No-Nonsense Charcoal Cleanser (20ml) is available online at Lumin for S$21.

3. Aesop In Two Minds Facial Toner

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An essential skincare step, toners are the last step of the cleansing routine, and will prep the skin for the moisture it’s about to absorb. This toner is a simple yet efficient product – perfect for the busy male with combination skin.

The In Two Minds Facial Toner contains witch hazel, niacinamide, and calming chamomile buds to form a mildly astringent formula that will help skin feel renewed and refreshed.

Simply pour this product onto a cotton pad or bare hands and pat it into the skin while savouring its intoxicating scent.

Aesop In Two Minds Facial Toner (100ml) is available at Aesop for S$45.

4. Tom Ford Research Serum

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Yet another coveted holy grail item on this list, the Tom Ford Research Serum took three years to arrive on shelves, and is enriched with ingredients such as White Porcelain Cacaom, Gyokuro, Hyaluronic Acid, and Peptides to help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This is certainly a product to consider for men who are looking to amp up their anti-ageing routine by a huge notch.

Tom Ford Research Serum (20ml) is available online at all Tom Ford outlets and Tangs for S$503.

5. Clinique For Men Anti-Age Eye Cream

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Puffy eye bags and dark eye circles are problems that plague many, no matter their gender. This eye cream has been hailed as a hero product, and will work its magic on his eye bags for bright and shining skin.

The Anti-Age Eye Cream is designed to hydrate, soothe, and brighten, and contains antibacterial lipids that will reduce the appearance of even the most stubborn dark circles. The cream will also minimise puffiness and has antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and green tea extract to protect your skin from environmental aggressors.

Clinique For Men Anti-Age Eye Cream (15ml) is available online at all Clinique counters and Sephora for S$65.

6. Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Men

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Taking skincare to a molecular level, this Face Cream formulated for men will give him hydrated and glowing skin. A powerful yet lightweight product, it is pretty much the perfect moisturiser for those looking for a hassle-free routine.

Filled to the absolute brim with antioxidants as well as nutrient-packed and collagen-stimulating purslane to restore your skin’s natural protective barriers, this product will accelerate the healing process and fight off free radicals. Just think of it as a skincare version of Ant-Man going molecular to repair your skin.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Men (50ml) is available online at Tangs for S$250.

7. SISLEY Sisleÿum For Men Anti-Age Global Revitalizer – Normal Skin

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Although you haven’t found the fountain of youth (yet), the closest you can offer your favourite man would be this SISLEY Anti-Age Cream.

Formulated for men with normal skin types, this nourishing gel will form a protective barrier to keep your face safe from environmental stressors such as pollution and city grime. It also contains shea butter for moisturising, and has wild pansy extract to calm any inflammation and redness.

Other ingredients include white horehound that soothes the skin, as well as a combination of malachite and white willow that strengthens and firms skin cells. As a bonus, it can also be used as an after-shave product to soothe the skin while giving him a more energised and youthful complexion.

SISLEY Sisleÿum For Men Anti-Age Global Revitalizer – Normal Skin (50ml) is available at Sisley counters and at ishopchangi for S$293.70.

8. Brickell Anti-Aging Cream

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For another anti-ageing option, consider Brickell’s Anti-Aging Cream for men who want more youthful-looking skin this Christmas. This natural and organic wrinkle cream will help firm up and brighten his skin to help make that wish come true.

Ingredients in this natural product include the coveted vitamin C, borage oil, aloe vera, and sunflower oil. These ingredients help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin spots along with other signs of ageing.

Brickell Anti-Aging Cream (59ml) is available on Amazon for S$80.60.

9. Le Labo Lip Balm

Even a man who hates using skincare products is going to need a lip balm once in a while.

For plump and luscious lips, try Le Labo’s Lip Balm. It has shea butter, which not only provides moisture and nourishment, but also reduces inflammation and helps with any healing needed for cracked lips.

This lip balm also contains olive oil to prevent lips from drying out and cracking, and has jojoba seeds to ensure his lips are as smooth and soft as can be. This lip balm is unscented and matte for a perfect, unnoticeable finish.

Le Labo Lip Balm (15ml) is available online at Selfridges for S$19.50.

10. Jaxon Lane Rain or Shine Daily Moisturising Sunscreen

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Whether he loves the outdoors or prefer that window seat when he works from home, he’s going to need sun protection.

This award-winning Daily Moisturising Sunscreen is great for those who hate slathering products on their skin. Despite its high SPF, it is non-greasy, does not clog pores, leaves no white cast, and is suitable for all skin types. A bonus: it doubles up as moisturiser so he can use one less product.

Jaxon Lane Rain or Shine Daily Moisturising Sunscreen (60ml) is available at Amazon.sg for S$44.36.

11. Braun Series 9 Shaver

If the leading man in your life cares a lot about facial hair grooming, the Braun Series 9 Shaver will make the ideal gift.

This has five unique shaving elements in its SyncroSonic™ head, which are specialised for different types of hair. The shaver will let him get a close shave for hair that grows in different directions, with the Protective SkinGuard protecting and smoothening skin for an exceptional shaving experience.

Braun Series 9 Shaver is available online at Courts and other authorised retailers for S$599.

12. Barber Pro 12 Days of Grooming Advent Calendar

What better way to ring in the festive season than with an advent calendar, and with one specially catered for men at that. This Grooming Advent Calendar from Barber Pro includes 16 different sheet masks designed to tackle all his skin needs and ensure he looks his absolute best for all the Christmas photos you will be taking.

With items such as the bestselling Post Shave Cooling Mask and the Super Eye Mask, this advent calendar will take care of every part of his face and leave him with radiant and glowing skin.

Barber Pro 12 Days of Grooming Advent Calendar is available at Lookfantastic for S$72.50.

13. Clinique Great Skin Men’s Skincare Set (Limited Edition)

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This set includes a Clinique For Men™ Maximum Hydrator 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator (50ml), a Clinique For Men™ Maximum Hydrator Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate (15ml), a Clinique For Men™ Charcoal Face Wash (50ml), as well as a Clinique For Men™ Face Scrub (30ml). It also comes with a dopp kit or toiletry bag for storage or travel.

If the leading man in your life is trying to build a proper skincare routine, this is certainly a great way to start.

Clinique Great Skin Men’s Skincare Set (Limited Edition) is available at Clinique counters and Sephora for S$89.

14. Jo Malone London Men’s Fragrance & Body Care Travel Kit (Limited Edition)

This limited edition kit features both colognes and body care products, and will ensure that the important man in your life smells as good as he looks.

The body care products include the Lime Basil and Mandarin exfoliating shower gel (50ml) and the Lime Basil and Mandarin Body & Hand Wash (50ml), while the fragrances included in the set are the intoxicating Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne (9ml) and the woody Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense (9ml). All these come in a pouch that makes for the perfect gift.

Jo Malone London Men’s Fragrance & Body Care Travel Kit (Limited Edition) is available at all Jo Malone London boutiques and at Sephora for S$105.

15. Sephora Collection Holiday Vibes Men’s Essentials Skincare Gift Set (Limited Edition)

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For someone who’s new to skincare or body care, help them out by gifting them the Sephora Collection Men’s Essential Skincare Gift Set. This set includes an Exfoliating Cleansing Gel (75ml) and a Smoothing Hydrating Lotion (50ml) for a wonderful beginner’s shower ritual.

The Exfoliating Cleansing Gel contains volcanic sand which will help to exfoliate and refine skin texture, combined with zinc to purify skin, while the Smoothing Hydrating Lotion has Hyaluronic Acid for intense moisture and peptides to tighten skin.

Wrapped in festive packaging, this set makes for the perfect sustainable gift for any man in your life.

Sephora Collection Holiday Vibes Men’s Essentials Skincare Gift Set (Limited Edition) is available online at Sephora for S$25. 

16. Kiehl Men’s Groom On-The-Go Set

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Another grooming kit filled with skincare essentials, Kiehl Men’s Groom On-The-Go Set is a men’s skincare grooming kit perfect for any male, whether they are a beginner or veteran to skincare.

The set contains the Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash (250ml), the Facial Fuel Daily Energizing Moisture Treatment (75ml), and the Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap (200g). With the prized men’s moisturiser included in this set, energised and smooth skin is a guaranteed outcome.

Kiehl Men’s Groom On-The-Go Set is available online for approximately S$40 at Kiehl’s boutiques and official website.