The Holiday AEDIT: 13 Grooming & Wellness Gifts For Him
‘Tis the season for high-tech razors, skin-saving sanitizers, functional face masks, and so much more.
Let’s face it: this holiday season looks quite a bit different than years past, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat the men in your life to something special.
Shopping for your brother who is getting ready to shave his Movember beard? There are an array of high-tech razors, nourishing shave creams, and protective oils to keep his skin in tip-top shape. What about your significant other who is just discovering the benefits of self care? May we suggest facial massage tools and cozy candles that he’ll enjoy long after stay-at-home orders are lifted.
We've also found maskne-banishing face masks, skin-saving hand sanitizers, botanical body care, and all the other 2020 essentials that are sure to take care of everyone on your list. Here, a guide to the best grooming, health, and wellness gifts for guys.
Bolin Webb X1 Razor and Stand Shaving Set
A razor tailor made for car buffs, this sleek, matte design is inspired by the curves and paint job of an Aston Martin. But it's not all form and no function. The hygienic soft-grip handle allows for a close shave, and the wand is compatible with Gillette ProGlide blade cartridges. $160, mrporter.com
Franz Homme Care Microcurrent Beard Dual Mask for Men
Facial hair getting in the way of his skincare routine? This genius sheet mask is designed for men with beards and rivals an in-office treatment. The gold-coated microcurrent facial mask system features an innovative dual-layered sheet powered by water energy — not batteries — to instantly smooth, hydrate, and depuff. With regular use, he'll enjoy a lifted and tightened complexion. $125 for 5 sets, franzskincareusa.com
EiR NYC Pure Eir Collection
No 2020 gift guide would be complete with hand sanitizer, and this five-pack is sure to kill germs and bacteria without savaging the skin. The genderless scents range from fresh breeze to warm leather, while calendula-infused olive oil softens and soothes the skin with each application. $85, eirnyc.com
Alder New York Gua Sha Gift Set
We believe skincare is self care, and he soon will, too, thanks to this facial massage set. Pre-packaged in 100 percent recycled paper (read: no additional gift wrap required), the box includes the brand's handsome Black Obsidian Gua Sha Tool and Fortifying Face Oil, plus a single-use Brightening Face Mask. $75, aldernewyork.com
Ellis Brooklyn Chronicle Fragrance Discovery Set
Jump start his fragrance wardrobe with this travel-friendly lineup. Known for its small batch, multilayered scents that are phthalate-, paraben-, and cruelty-free, the kit samples seven of the Williamsburg-based fragrance house’s sexiest and most innovative aromas. $22, sephora.com
True Botanicals You Feel Like Home Gift Set
This duo is as good for the environment as it is for the skin. Free of excess cardboard and plastic packaging, the antioxidant-rich body wash and lotion are formulated with plant-based ingredients, whole essential oils, and biocompatible moisturizers that are gentle on the skin. The woody citrus scent, meanwhile, evokes the brand's Northern California roots. $50, truebotanicals.com
Dolan Ecozinc Antibacterial Runner's Mask Multipack
Another 2020 essential? Face coverings that are as comfortable as they are functional — and this stretchy and breathable design is meant to keep up with active lifestyles. The mineral-infused fabric offers UV protection, blocks odors, and is antibacterial to combat maskne. And because we love gifts that look good and do good, Dolan donates a face covering for each protective item purchased. $33 for 2 masks, shopdolan.com
Biography Few Words Shave Drops
Beard or no beard, this shave oil deserves a spot in his grooming routine. Formulated with sustainably sourced, natural ingredients, the vegan formula has a spicy lemongrass scent and protects the complexion from razor burn, bumps, and nicks, prevents ingrown hairs, and nourishes dry, itchy skin to promote facial hair growth. $52, biographynyc.com
Native Holiday Mini Deo Trio
This adorable shrunken trio will ensure he’s never caught in a stinky situation again. Smelling sweetly (and seasonally!) of candy cane, sugar cookie, and vanilla chai, the mini deodorants slide perfectly into a briefcase, gym bag, or back pocket for easy touch ups. $9, nativecos.com
Byrd The Flock Favorites
Give the gift of good hair days with this curated kit from professional surfer Chase Wilson's hair care line. The set includes the brand's cult-favorite Matte Pomade, salt air-inspired Texturizing Surf Spray, and convenient pocket comb. An added bonus? The Beach Bonfire Air Freshener that will instantly transport him to warm weather. $44, byrdhair.com
Diptyque Holiday Candle Trio
The creme de la creme of candles, this gift box features the Parisian perfumer's limited-edition holiday collection with artist Ugo Gattoni. Moonlit Fir smells like a winter forest, Floral Majesty is a spicy rose, and Amber Feather envelops the home like a warm fire. He can burn them alone or together all season long. $120, diptyqueparis.com
Fulton & Roark Shave Better Bundle
A little goes a long way with this rich shaving cream that made our list of the best shave creams thanks to its longevity (a single tube can last six months), nourishment (avocado oil conditions while tea tree thwarts ingrown hairs), and scent (bergamot, spearmint, and ginger grass pack an energetic punch). This kit pairs it with the grooming brand’s beloved Aftershave Cloths to further soothe the skin. $40, fultonandroark.com
Versed The Big Chill Winter Unwind Gift Set
Help him combat the aftermath of too much holiday cheer with this restorative trio. The glass Frozen Cooling Globe chills out in the freezer until he's ready for an instant pick-me-up. Use it to apply the detoxifying Clarifying Serum and depuffing Emergency Eye Mask whenever the complexion calls for some extra TLC. $17, versedskin.com
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