When it comes to grooming, men typically fall into one of two categories: seriously educated acolytes who know exactly how and what they want out of their grooming regimens, or the downright clueless. Whatever camp the man (or men) in your life fall into, this season for giving is your gateway to giving them the help they need in that department with well-intended grooming gifts.
From fragrance to skincare, and everything in between, we’ve rounded up a grooming gift guide featuring the hits we can testify the men we know love, and we hope the ones you know love them too.
Local men’s hair grooming brand, Suavesmith, has two winning products they offer to keep one’s mane in check: the texturing matte hair wax and a classic pomade. Formulated for Asian hair, this duo is so good, the men in our team swear that once they tried Suavesmith, they’ll never go back.
S$39.98. Available at Suavesmith.
Every man needs a classic, masculine fragrance in their grooming arsenal, and BOSS Bottled EDT is exactly that. Combing crisp citrus with sensuous wood, this fragrance is perfect for everyday wear, and every occasion. For the Christmas season, there is also the BOSS Bottled Absolute that offers a more sophisticated fragrance to compliment your festive outfit.
S$128. Available at Sephora.
Makeup for men is a thing now and we should all get on board with it, period. As more brands push out products that cater to the more masculine among us, the pioneers over at Chanel are a tried and true favourite with their Boy de Chanel collection. Featuring a tinted, moisturising base, an eyebrow pencil and a lip balm, this streamlined collection is perfect for men keen to experiment with makeup in their day-to-day routine.
Prices vary according to the product. Available at Chanel beauty counters islandwide.
Thanks to Korea and Japan, men in our part of Asia have started to pay close attention to their skincare routine, and there are a fair amount who really go all out when spending on the category. If you know one that prides themselves on their perfect complexion, then this SK-II Fantasia gift set is right up their alley. Comprising the brand’s greatest hits, this set comes with an array of anti-ageing treats that renews one’s complexion with ease.
S$438. Available at Sephora.
A quality shaving kit is imperative in any man’s vanity, and Braun has long been a go-to for such tools. Their rechargeable shaving kit is as versatile as they come, with precision combs that help style anything between a full-on beard, to stubble, and even clean shaves. Plus, it’s handy enough, with its own storage pouch to keep things compact when travelling.
S$155. Available at major electronics stores.