2018 Gift Guides
The 16 Best Men’s Grooming Gifts That’ll Improve His Morning
There’s no shortage of guys out there who care about they way they look — and spend a lot of time in the mirror so they can put their best face forward. But a lot of them have grooming regimens that are so plugged in and optimized that it can be hard to find holiday gifts that aren’t redundant or downright insulting. If you’ve got such a guy on your list, fret not: Below you’ll find a handful of gift suggestions that will make enhance his morning routine.
Lorenzi Milano Toothpaste Squeezer
Even for guys who have great smiles, the routine maintenance of brushing your teeth can feel more like a chore than anything else. This luxurious toothpaste squeezer adds a little fun to this important ritual — and ensures that he gets every last drop out of whatever tube of toothpaste he likes most. Which means eventually, it’ll pay for itself.
One of the great benefits of the millennialization of products? No-friction automatic refills. An annual Quip subscription comes with new brush heads that are delivered every three months. It’ll keep his smile (and his most important oral-care tool) fresh.
Marvis Toothpaste Gift Set
Minty toothpaste is so ubiquitous that it’s almost boring. But what’s not boring is Marvis’s collection of great-tasting toothpastes, all of which are inspired by trips to far-flung destinations.
Baxter of California Safety Razor Set
Guys who prefer to go clean shaven have a lot of options for getting hair off their cheeks and chins. But the longtime gold standard is a safety razor, like this one from Baxter of California. Paired with a boar-bristle brush, it’s one of the best ways to get a close shave with no irritation — and minimize the risk for razor bumps.
Penhaligon’s Sartorial Shaving Soap
One of the best smelling soaps on the market, Sartorial is a few cuts above anything you can find in a can on a supermarket shelf. And don’t let its price fool you — we know guys who’ve gotten over a year of use out of a single puck. When they’re done, refills (at $30 apiece) fit neatly into this well-shaped wooden bowl.
Wahl Stainless Steel Beard Trimmer
If he prefers electric, treat him to this stainless steel beard trimmer. It’s one of our favorites here at Gear Patrol — and the one we recommend as the best all-around trimmer on the market.
Gillette Razor Maker Handle
For true individuals, nothing beats something customized. Gillette’s Razor Maker offers the ability to 3D print a custom handle that will work with the preffered cartidge of your gift recipient’s choosing. You can even have their name engraved on its base.
This Is Ground Ritual Wash Kit
Dopp kits have no shortage of problems, but This Is Ground’s new wash bag is thoroughly considered. Its shape makes it easy to hang up when you’re on the go — and, more importantly, to fit those tall, skinny TSA-approved travel bottles.
ONME 15-Piece Manicure Toolkit
If you want to stay fresh on the road, a manicure kit is one of the best routes there. This one features all of the tools you’ll need to keep your fingers and toes in prime condition.
Martin Margiela Replica Candle
Without saying too much: Every bathroom feels (and smells) better with a candle in it. This is one of the best you can get.
CB2 Curve Match Ball Striker
Without saying too much more: How are you going to light candles without matches?
Jack Black Turbo Wash 33 oz. Bottle
Long before the current verve for naturally derived grooming products, Jack Black made a commitment to combine nature’s best ingredients with science’s best delivery mechanisms. Its flagship bodywash is its best-selling product — it works, but it also smells amazing.
Dew Puff Facial Sponge
Facial sponges, like this one made from the Japanese konjac root, sit between washing your face with your hands or with a high-speed facial brush. They offer a gentle exfoliation that doesn’t irritate the skin but still helps with cell turnover.
Jaxon Lane Bro Mask
You might laugh at the name, but Jaxon Lane’s Bro Mask is one of the best masks for guys on the market. Its hydrogel sheet is packed with antioxidants to treat dark spots and acne, peptides that wrinkles and loads of other active ingredients that give your skin a glow. Each pack includes four masks, and each mask is split into two halves, one for the top of your face and one for the bottom. Which means that if you have a beard, you can still use one part on your forehead, cheeks and nose.
Aesop Fabulous Face Oil
In the dead of winter, there’s nothing more moisturizing than a facial oil designed to deliver serious hydration to tired, congested skin. This product from Aesop lives up to its name.
DS & Durga Cowboy Grass
We’ve tested a lot of fragrances here at Gear Patrol, but DS & Durga’s Cowboy Grass is one of a small handful that we keep coming back to over and over again. And we’re willing to bet whoever you gift it too will too.
Don’t know what to get the people on your list? We’ve got you covered with our holiday gift guide