Beautylish Gift Guide: Guy Grooming Must-Haves
Published Dec 07, 2012
Getting your man-friend to clean up for the holidays can be tough. And pulling out your collection of shimmery, scented, or otherwise feminine styling products can intimidate your scruffy pal from ever shaving away the effects of Movember.
Cue the man makeup—guy-friendly primping giftables that he will actually look forward to using. Below, we’ve listed some of the best in man-friendly beauty from brazen balms to studly splashes, all designed to keep your guy looking good without making him feel like one of the girls.
This highly rated shave cream is a best-seller. The formula glides on smooth and has an unmatched “no razor burn” reputation that will leave your guy’s skin soft and touchable. Available in a “hair raising” menthol scent or a fragrance-free version for sensitive skin. You can buy it in tub-size as a gift for under the tree or in travel-size tubes that can be stuffed into a stocking for a Christmas morning close shave.
This cute, understated trio of facial products is sure to keep your man’s mug looking great all through next year. The set includes mini versions of Ursa Major favorites: Fantastic Face Wash, Stellar Shave Cream, and 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic—an aftershave/toner that will ensure his face stays clean and clear all day and night. The trio also includes a bonus sample of moisturizing Face Balm and comes packaged in a hip, printed paper tied up with twine so that it looks great under a tree.
Keep your man’s hands looking mighty fine with this portable manicure kit by Anthony. The handy set contains a quality file, clippers, and scissors to keep nails trim and tidy. The quartet is packaged zippered folio which can be thrown in an overnight bag, and looks handsome placed next to the sink or shower. May “Manicure Night” forever be a couple’s affair!
Make sure your guy’s lips stay supple all winter long with this set of four man-friendly lip balms from Jack Black. The squeeze-on tube has unisex appeal and guys won’t feel girlie smudging it on in public. The quad contains their classic Mint and Shea Butter balm, plus a mild Shea and Vitamin E formula, a zesty Grapefruit and Ginger, and a limited edition Acai Berry Vanilla to help you get sweet on him. Girls love this collection too, making these a luxe yet affordable stocking stuffer for everyone on your list. Don’t forget the mistletoe!
If the man in your life isn’t afraid of a little makeup, get him in the groove with this mix-and-match concealer trio from Enter Pronoun. This unisex makeup line appeals to guys and girls alike, and the triple shade palette makes certain his first foray into makeup will be foolproof. Choose from three different color sets to match your guy’s skin tone perfectly. Then get ready to fight for bathroom time before tonight’s holiday party.
Whether your guy is in desperate need of some hair help or down with his ‘do, this pomade sampler from the guy-favorite brand Layrite is sure to make him smile. The set contains one jar of each Layrite product: the classic Deluxe pomade, Super Hold for stay-put styling, and Super Shine for special occasions. Newcomers will have fun sampling all three, while grounded greasers will surely find one that works for them. This cute set wraps up well and can also be broken apart to certify every guy in your family looks good this season.