After a 2020 holiday season unlike any other, 2021 may mark the first time in a couple of years that you are exchanging gifts with many of the marvelous men in your life.
Shopping for your brother who is looking to kickstart his grooming routine? There are an array of age-defying skincare sets, soothing shave oils, and high-tech trimmers to get him well on his way. Or how about the significant other who is hunched over a computer all day? May we suggest an at-home acupressure mat or soothing bath soak.
We've also found innovative tools (think: LED wands that banish breakouts and facial rollers that revive tired skin), functional fragrances, luxe travel sets, and all the other 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.
Wthn Acupressure Mat Set
Give the gift of calm with this at-home acupressure experience. Applying the traditional principles of acupuncture (minus the needles!) to stimulate and release tension from pressure points, the portable mat helps to alleviate pain or stress, encourage restful sleep, and release tension — among many other health and wellness benefits. $65, wthn.com
Shani Darden Age-Defying Retinol Set
Whether he has a multi-step grooming routine or is just getting started, retinol is an ingredient that can benefit anyone at any age. This kit from celebrity aesthetician Shani Darden pairs her cult-favorite Retinol Reform with her Cleansing Serum and Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer to target signs of aging without clogging pores or causing breakouts. $88, sephora.com
CURAPROX Hydrosonic Pro
Elevate his oral care routine and his vanity with this chic sonic toothbrush that features seven cleaning levels for a customizable cleanse. With up to 84,000 brush movements a minute, it delivers that feeling of a professional clean even for those with braces, implants, and sensitive gums. $200, curaprox.us
Biography Few Words Shave Drops
When it comes to skincare, we love a good multitasker. And this conditioning oil — that can be applied before and after shaving — does it all. Formulated for all skin types and levels of facial hair, the blend of softening radish seed oil, anti-inflammatory borage seed oil, and antioxidant-rich pumpkin seed oil protects skin and hair alike from bumps, burns, and irritation. $52, biographynyc.com
Allow him to choose how he grooms with this inclusive hair removal tool that was designed with all bodies and hairs in mind. The water-resistent three-blade system can trim and shave in one motion and comes with a trio of trimmer guides, a charging base, cord, and plug, and a chartreuse pouch to stash it all in — though the Greek column-inspired silhouette will look handsome on his vanity. $89, furyou.com
Ursa Major National Parks Soap Set
Perfect for the guy who spent his summer road-tripping through the national parks, this three-piece set brings the outside in. The nourishing botanical bars were made in collaboration with Parks Project (with 5 percent of every purchase benefiting the work of the National Parks Conservation Association) and inspired by some of America's most iconic spaces: Acadia, Zion, and Redwood. $40, ursamajor.com
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DRx SpotLite Blemish Reducer
He can banish breakouts during the holidays and beyond with this FDA-approved treatment wand that features two LED lights (red and blue) to target and correct acne at every stage. With regular use, pimples, redness, inflammation, and scarring are reduced. $52, dermstore.com
Nature of Things Restore In Comfort
It’s not hard to picture cozying up after a long winter’s day with this self-care kit. He can first indulge in the brand's Restorative Floral Bath, a gemstone-infused immersion that nourishes the body and recalibrates the nervous system, before snuggling up with the super soft throw designed by Emme Parsons and made in Peru from 100 percent baby alpaca fiber. $280, natureofthings.com
The Nue Co Mind Energy
Scent is one of the fastest ways to alter your emotional state, and this vibrant blend of clary sage, juniper, pink peppercorn, and clove is formulated to boost energy, alertness, and productivity. After 30 days of use, brand studies found 86 percent of wearers felt they had more focus, 76 percent reported increased productivity, and 76 felt said they were more alert. $95, thenueco.com
Slip Beauty Sleep To Go!
He will say ‘so long’ to basic airplane cushions after receiving this silk travel pillow and sleep mask set. Made of the brand’s beloved mulberry silk that protects skin and hair from potentially damaging friction, this duo induces sweet slumber (at any altitude) and ensures he reaches his destination looking refreshed. $124, sephora.com
NEST New York x Gray Malin Blue Cypress & Snow Deluxe Candle
The notes of blue cypress, juniper berry, and smoked vanilla bean in this limited-edition, luxury-sized candle will instantly transport him to the snow-covered slopes of his favorite ski chalet. The best part? It’s housed in a hand-blown glass vessel and exclusive box featuring iconic Gray Malin photography that doesn’t need any additional wrapping. $280, nestnewyork.com
Susanne Kaufmann Obsidian Face Roller
If holiday festivities have him dealing with facial puffiness or just generally tired skin, this sleek roller is just what the doctor ordered. Akin to a daily facial massage, rolling is known to boost lymphatic drainage and circulation — draining excess fluid and reducing inflammation. This particular design is made of hand-cut obsidian from Italy, black steel forged in Austria, and fine nut wood. $330, mrporter.com
côte Men’s Manicure Set
Give the well-groomed man in your life, the gift of a well-groomed manicure with this at-home kit. Featuring everything he’ll need to keep his nails tidy (think: a 7-inch nail file, nail clippers, and two buffers), the set also allows him to show a bit of personality thanks to the brand’s Nail Strengthener Base and Top Coat, Matte Top Coat, and a full size bottle of Côte 10-free nail polish in Abyss (a rich charcoal gray). $65, coteshop.com
FOREO LUNA 3 for Combination Skin
Designed with combination skin in mind, this pulsating silicone tool makes the most of any cleansing routine. The one-minute treatment lifts away dirt and oil and imparts a visible smoothing and firming effect. Oh, and since one charge lasts 650 uses, he’ll have no excuse not to massage away. $199, sephora.com
Wolf Project Hydrating Face Mask Sheet
There is a lot to love about these bamboo charcoal sheet masks that are soaked in a potent serum blend of niacinamide (vitamin B3), tea tree extract, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, and amino acids. After just 15 minutes, he’ll notice the instant hydrating and brightening benefits, and, over time, he’ll start to see improved skin tone and texture, too. $25 for 5 masks, wolfproject.com
Claus Porto Musgo Real Shaving Brush
Form meets function with this dapper brush that is designed to speed up and stylize his shave routine. Made from wood and silver-tone metal, the bristles feel comfortable on the skin yet are engineered to lather quicker and dry faster than traditional fibers. Consider that a win-win. $85, mrporter.com
Reed + Gwen Supercharged Reishi Body Melt
Formulated with no water and made in the U.S., the newest venture from Avocado Green Brands is a genderless beauty brand that hopes to help set a new standard for eco-consciousness and sustainability. The nourishing body melt combines adaptogenic reishi mushrooms, hyaluronic acid, and vegan ceramides to intensely moisturize, while an aromatic blend of lavender, sage, cedar, and citrus essential oils adds to the spa-like experience. $48, avocadogreenmattress.com
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