A lot of people have trouble deciding what to get the men in their life for the holidays, and we’ve been told this is the case best gifts for men are things he needs but wouldn’t buy for himself. So if you pay close attention, the men in your life have probably mentioned a thing or two that they’ve been putting off — maybe it’s that winter jacket they’ve been wanting to buy since September, or that suitcase set they needed to replace two vacations before. And there are more ways to find the perfect gift now that men’s skincare and self-care has come a long, long way.
Now that more men are embracing a full skincare routine — and the myth that most men wash their face with a bar of soap and call it a day has been busted — Sephora is an ideal place to snag a gift set for the man in your life. This might even be the year you finally put your own favorite skincare brand (or at least sunscreen) on your best friend. Of course, there is the timeless option of a classic cologne. Both your gadget-obsessed dad and sneaker-fan brother could probably benefit from a new scent in their (maybe non-existent) fragrance arsenal.
So if you’re on a mission to enhance a man’s life this holiday season, look no further than this gift guide full of gift ideas where you’re bound to find a gift or two that’s better than a gift card from categories including grooming, self-care and clothes that bring the biggest smile on his face.
Whether the man you’re gifting is a cologne expert or exclusively uses Ax deodorant as a fragrance, both Issey Miyake’s L’Eau d’Issey Eau & Cèdre and Acqua di Parma’s Oud Eau de Parfum are ideal options. Both have a warm, woody fragrance profile, with the lighter Eau & Cèdre being slightly heavier with notes like cardamom and patchouli, and Oud Eau de Parfum with some cedarwood, sandalwood and musk.
Dior’s Sauvage was hugely popular on #PerfumeTok this year and now has a reputation for being a thirst quencher in liquid form. Top notes of amberwood and pepper give the scent a spicy, woody edge, while bergamot adds a crisp finish. Burberry Hero has a similar profile with notes of bergamot, cedarwood and juniper. Code Parfum by Giorgio Armani, the brand’s latest launch, is a woody fragrance blend that blends tonka bean with notes of iris, sage and bergamot for long-lasting comfort.
Care & Skincare
Grooming is an essential part of many men’s beauty routine, so a quality grooming kit is a no-brainer. Bevel’s shaving kit includes a razor, pre-shave oil, shaving cream and post-shave balm, while the Manscaped kit is a complete grooming kit, complete with electric trimmer, shower gel and deodorant, that comes in a portable bag perfect for on road.
Help the man in your life improve his skin and hair care routine with these two all-in-one kits. The Juices & Botanics Juice Box for men includes a shampoo, conditioner, co-wash, hair creams, turban towel and beard oil, all containing nourishing oils like grapeseed, jojoba marula and argan.
Pharelle’s Humanrace line is ideal for the man who loves his medicine cabinet to look neat and stylish. The routine bundle includes the brand’s first three products: the Rice Powder Cleanser, the Lotus Enzyme Exfoliator, and the Humidifying Cream, all formulated in collaboration with board-certified dermatologist and Humanrace co-founder Elena Jones, MD.
As for one celebrity brand that everyone would love to receive, Idris and Sabrina’s core S’Able Labs collection is the perfect regimen for those new to skincare. Movie star Idris Elba and his wife created the three-step skincare line with ingredients rooted in their African heritage, like Somali Quasil and Ghanaian Shea Butter. It also ensures a perfect skin care experience for couples.