With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to get your gift-giving list ready and play Santa with this season’s top picks that will have your much-loved man and dapper guy grinning with glee and filled with sophistication and appreciation. Now’s the time to show him how much you really care by selecting the perfect surprise that’s specially curated for him — and there’s no better way than to treat him with a practical gift with a personal and pampering touch that he could use for both everyday affairs and extraordinary occasions.
From chic colognes to a luxurious grooming gathering, check out these got-to-give gifts for guys that will delight him and turn him into a dapper man on the daily, and truly make his holidays merry.
The masculine and seductive scent
Hugo Boss BOSS THE SCENT Eau de Toilette ($85) – pamper the modern and masculine man in your life with this truly unforgettable and irresistible scent that’s sure to stir his senses for a sophisticated and sexy holiday season. BOSS THE SCENT opens with fresh and warm ginger that’s strong and spicy, while at the heart it boasts an exclusive ingredient and aphrodisiac from Africa, the Maninka fruit, evocative of passion fruit and rum which give this fragrance a seductive and captivating charm. It’s rounded out by an intense leather base that’s earthy and smoky, giving it a masculine, powerful, and lingering appeal. Your much-loved man will love this elegantly seductive yet undeniably masculine fragrance that’s both on-trend and timeless, and passionate yet powerful. BOSS THE SCENT will definitely give your guy a boost of confidence and an air of sensuality, making him ready to conquer the world — and it will surely become his signature scent thanks to its modern yet masculine profile that’s powerful yet highly pleasing!
Hugo Boss BOSS THE SCENT Eau de Toilette retails for $85 for a 3.3 oz. bottle and $68 for a 1.7 oz. EDT bottle. BOSS THE SCENT is also available in a gift set that includes a 3.3 oz. Eau de Toilette, 2.5 oz. Deodorant, and 1.6 oz. Shower Gel for only $88 (A $124 value). All are available exclusively at Macy’s and macys.com.
The luxurious grooming gift
The Art of Shaving’s The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Kit ($120) – pamper the well-groomed guy or refined man with this comprehensive shaving set that will bring luxury, style and ease to his daily grooming routine. The Art of Shaving’s The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Kit in Sandalwood is a full size set filled with ultra-indulging shaving essentials infused with soothing and nourishing sandalwood essential oil as well as a pure badger shaving brush so your guy can achieve a clean, close shave free from irritations, nicks, cuts, razor bumps and ingrown hairs. It’s the ultimate grooming gift and perfect pampering present that has everything needed to get your man well-groomed for the holidays and polished into 2016 — for a clean-shaved look for weekday business affairs to a well-groomed appearance for weekend escapes. The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Kit contains the following products all neatly nestled in a gift-ready box:
- Pre-Shave Oil (2 fl. oz.)- this soothing emulsion is made from a botanical blend and 100-percent pure essential oils to prepare the skin and soften the beard for a smooth and comfy shave
- Shaving Cream (5 fl. oz.)- this rich and nourishing cream works wonders, softening the beard and hydrating the skin while allowing the blade to glide effortlessly and smoothly for a clean and close shave
- Black Pure Badger Shaving Brush- this soft and high-end shaving brush used in conjunction with the Shaving Cream helps to work up a rich, warm lather that penetrates the skin for a smooth, professional quality shaving experience
- After-Shave Balm (3.3 fl. oz.)- this light and comforting treatment soothes skin and reduces irritation for a pleasurable, pain-free and pampering finishing touch to the shaving ritual
The Art of Shaving’s The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Kit retails for $120, and is available in Sandalwood, Lemon, Ocean Kelp, and Unscented at The Art of Shaving Stores and online.
Perfect pairing: Make it a supreme surprise by pairing this kit with The Art of Shaving’s Lexington Collection Power Razor. The new Power Razor uses FLEXBALL technology, which allows the razor to pivot in several directions for hard-to-reach places. Plus, the Lexington Power Razor emits gentle micro-pulses to deliver a clean, smooth shave with fewer strokes, making it a luxurious and indulging gift for the avid shaver. The Lexington Power Razor retails for $175, and is available at The Art of Shaving Stores and online.
The stylishly scent-imental gift sets
Treat the modern man or sporty-guy in your life to uplifting holiday sets featuring Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc and Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Noir — two ultra-stylish and super-spirited scents that are sure to delight his senses and elevate his fashion quotient.
Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Gift Set ($73)- surprise the sporty and cool dude with this fresh and exciting fragrance set that’s sure to complement and inspire his active and stylish lifestyle. Eau de LACOSTE L.12.12 Blanc Gift Set contains a 100ml Blanc fragrance and a complementary 150ml shower gel, that’s the perfect layering duo for everyday wear — and all neatly packaged and gift-ready in a coordinating white box. Eau de LACOSTE L.12.12 Blanc is a clean and crisp scent that takes inspiration from the classic white polo shirt fusing a fashionable and fragrant blend that’s light and masculine with spicy and warm woodsy notes including Rosemary, Cardamom, Olibanum, uplifting Grapefruit & Ylang Ylang, and a crisp herbal blend of Vetyver, Cedarwood, and Georgywood— all balanced smoothly by Tuberose at the heart of the scent. The Eau de LACOSTE L.12.12 Blanc Gift Set is sure to make your active guy merry this season thanks to its crisp, warm and masculine scent that’s sporty and clean with a modern elegance that’s perfect for everyday wear.
Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Noir Gift Set ($73) – treat the modern man and thrill-seeker to this refreshing yet intense fragrance set that’s sure to stimulate his senses and deliver an alluring charm. Eau de LACOSTE L.12.12 Noir Gift Set contains a 100ml Noir fragrance and a complementary 150ml shower gel that layers exquisitely for a bold scent with staying-power — and they come stylishly packaged in a matching black box that’s ready-to-gift. Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Noir is a warm and modern fragrance that’s a powerful and fascinating blend composed of refreshing Watermelon, herbal Basil, aromatic Lavender mixed with a warm dark chocolate accord and rounded out by Cashmeran that’s powdery and musky, Coumarin that’s sweet-smelling, and Patchouli which gives it a warm and woodsy appeal. The Eau de LACOSTE L.12.12 Noir Gift Set is a spectacular set featuring Noir which is a long-lasting scent that’s refreshingly bold, yet rich and warm, making it the perfect powerful scent for the winter and holiday season.
The Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc and Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Noir Gift Sets each retail for $73 (an $87 value), and are available at Macy’s and macys.com.
The genius gadget and skincare set
LUNA for MEN + PRORASO Ultimate Grooming Collection ($199)– treat your guy to the latest skin breakthrough with this innovative and limited edition set featuring a LUNA for Men device, a gel cleanser, and Proraso shaving and grooming products to provide a luxurious skincare and grooming experience. The LUNA for MEN + PRORASO Ultimate Grooming Collection is a skin-novative holiday set that’s specifically created to address a man’s skincare needs and concerns. It features the LUNA for MEN device which uses T-Sonic pulsations which are channeled through the rounded silicone touch points in a tapping motion to get rid of oil, sweat, and impurities to give your guy the best cleansing experience of his life. And it’s paired with the innovative Foreo Daily Revitalizing Gel Cleanser for Men (3.3 oz.) which works with the LUNA device to powerfully deep clean skin for a renewed and radiant appearance. Plus, the collection comes equipped with Italian-brand PRORASO products including, Pre-Shave Cream (3.6 oz.), Shaving Cream (5.2 oz.), and After Shave Lotion (3.4 oz.), all in Refreshing and Toning formulas. Together, both brands offer effective essentials to keep him handsome through the holidays and beyond.
LUNA for MEN + PRORASO Ultimate Grooming Collection retails for $199, and is available at Sephora stores and Sephora.com.
The swoon-worthy stocking stuffer
Jack Black The Balm Squad ($25) – pamper your guy with this sensational set that’s sure to smooth and nourish lips for mistletoe-ready action. The Balm Squad is a festive and gift-ready boxed set made exclusively in honor of Jack Black’s 15th Anniversary. The lip-smacking set features four fan-favorite lip balm flavors — three brought back from the vault and one classic flavor — offered exclusively for this holiday season and selected on social media via a “Flavor Face-Off.”
The Balm Squad contains the following flavors:
- Mango & Mandarin- subtly-sweet yet energizing and citrusy
- Natural Mint & Vanilla- fresh and soothing all at once
- Asian Pear & White Tea- vibrant and semi-fruity
- Natural Mint & Shea Butter- a classic flavor that’s refreshing and invigorating
These coveted balms will caress your man’s lips with fabulous skin conditioners and antioxidants while shielding against windburn and extreme temperatures. These lip balms will give your guy immediate and mega-moisturizing results and sun protection with an SPF of 25 — all without leaving any shiny or sticky finish. Jack Black’s The Balm Squad makes a fantastic stocking stuffer and an affordable gift that’s truly sealed with a kiss!
The Balm Squad retails for $25 (a $30 value), and is available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, ULTA Beauty, and GetJackBlack.com.
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