Christmas Gifts of Note – Men’s Grooming
Giving a men’s grooming gift at Christmas is a sure fire win. Men will need whatever you choose, and if they didn’t have a use for it before they’ll find one – good examples include an electric toothbrush, who knew how much better they clean your teeth compared to a manual toothbrush. Or an upgraded shaving cream, yes no irritation from shaving is possible. In price order and typecast, please find a selection of gifts any of us would be delighted to receive. Click the link beneath each description or any image to find out more, and do buy. Merry Christmas to all of our readers – you’re like family to us!
Stocking Filler – Blackbird Ai Incense Pyre
The ultimate stocking filler and bathing accessory. Blackbird Incense Pyres are packaged by hand by Blackbird in Ballard, WA. Ai has a distinctive yet pleasant dark green, Christmassy aroma that will fragrance a medium sized bathroom/ room for several hours.
Outdoorsman – Elemis The Adventurer
Elemis is one of Ape to Gentleman’s all time favourite brands, a mix of stylish yet thoroughly effective products catering for a whole range of concerns. Give this set to any man this Christmas and he’ll be forever thankful. It’s ideal to recharge, reinvigorate and hydrate tired skin and soothe aching muscles. Contains: Deep Cleanse Facial Wash, 200ml, Aching Muscle Super Soak, 125ml and Daily Moisture Boost, 50ml.
Sportsman – Molton Brown The Explorer Collection
Designed specifically as a gift for the travelling man. Be it business trips away (airline friendly sized products) or gym goers, pack this peppy travel shower gel and lotion set. The fragrances are hearty, dynamic and confident – a refreshing morning wake-up call to take on the day ahead. Collection includes: 80ml Bushukan Body Wash, 80ml Purifying Shampoo Indian Cress, 100ml Black Peppercorn Body Wash, 100ml Silver Birch Body Wash and 100ml Watermint Body Wash. This product comes gift boxed as pictured.
The Businessman – Dovo Manicure Set
Dirty, unkempt fingernails can portray an untidy image – particularly in when shaking hands on a business deal, not to mention on a date or such like. This German-made manicure set from Dovo of Solingen is remarkably well made, and contains all necessary tools for keeping your nails in top condition: nail clippers, scissors, tweezers, cuticle tool and nail file. Housed in a nappa leather case.
And Relax – Cire Trudon Ernesto Candle
There’s no better way to relax than a bath by candlelight. Or, for that matter, relaxing anywhere by candlelight is great. We recommend the Ernesto Candle from Cire Trudon – inspired by a hotel in the Havana sun. It has overtones of leather, tobacco and wood, framed by the smoke of cigars and the barrels of guns.
Fashion Conscious – Penhaligon’s Sartorial Collection
Sartorial, is a fragrance by Penhaligon’s which was inspired by Savile Row. It is available this Christmas in The Sartorial Fragrance Collection containing one 50ml EDT, one 100ml Shower Gel and one 75ml Deodorant stick.
Shaving Essentials – Baxter of California Shave 1.2.3 Kit
Baxter of California like to things relatively simple, and this kit is that – three shaving essentials for a close and smooth shave. Conventional wet shaving not only provides the closest shave possible, but nothing beats the luxury or pleasure of lathering up a quality badger brush and shaving in a traditionally masculine way. The Shave 1.2.3 Kit includes: Baxter Best Badger Shave Brush, Super Close Shave Formula and After Shave Balm.
Man’s Man – Czech & Speake No.88 Trio
No.88 by Czech & Speake is the first and most complex in their Aromatics Collection. And in our opinion, their best. It has a fresh, woody top note of bergamot, the richness and warmth of geranium, rose otto, cassie and exotic frangipani. All combined with dry base notes of vetiver and sandalwood. A modern classic with a full-bodied, sophisticated sensuality. Available in a Trio Box with 2 x 50ml Cologne Sprays and 1 x 50ml Body and Bathing Oil.
Designer – Bolin Webb Razor & Stand
House your impossibly stylish Bolin Webb razor in a matching stand. The razor is light and comfortable, ergonomically designed with an underside for enhanced grip whilst shaving, and a stylish, silver chassis and matt black top panel. It fits any Gillette Fusion Head. Match it with the smart, pebble shaped stand with its sleek and glossy metallic silver finish and gravity defying balance between the stand and razor. For once, a design focus and performance led ethos razor brand.
The Traditionalist – Geo. F. Trumper Open Razor
Since 007 used an open or cut-throat razor in Skyfall, popularity of these traditional shaving tools has reportedly gone through the roof. Our favourite shaving brand; Geo. F. Trumper makes exceptional shaving software (shaving cream, after shave balm) but also fine hardware. This Grenadilla Wood open razor is of the highest quality and has a 6/8″ inch blade. Designed for those seeking the closest possible shave.
The Shaving Rash Struggler – Braun CoolTec Shaver
Firstly, the Braun CoolTec contains technology usually employed in the construction of spacecrafts and satellites. Like! On a more serious note, plenty of men use electric shavers and Braun’s latest creation is second to none. It possesses Thermo-Electric-Cooling Technology (TEC) which essentially transfers heat away from the shaver head and cools down the skin during the shave. The result is much less irritation, and of course a close shave.
The Traveller – WANT LEV Kenyatta Wash Bag
This wash bag/ dopp kit from WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie is available in a green-grey colour-way with a rubberised leather base and a gold logo embossed leather front plaque. Perfect for hold all your grooming essentials, secured by a gold and silver zip top closure and magnetic snap side fastenings. Perfect for the travelling man.
Something Niche – Atelier Cologne Gold Leather Set
This scent is remarkable for its extravagant amplitude and complexity. The luxurious gourmand fruity top notes include intoxicating rum, davona liqueur and plum undercut by the sharpness of bitter orange and the menthol quality of blue eucalyptus and bitter orange. From a warm dark fruitiness GOLD LEATHER develops into a profoundly satisfying oriental starring oud, saffron, gaiac wood, cedar and vanilla. £145 for 100ml/ £220 for 200ml bottle with 30ml bottle and leather pouch – Eau de Parfum. The perfect scent for Christmas.
The Gadgeteer – Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Black
Using sonic technology to produce a powerful dynamic cleaning action, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Black is not only clinically proven to remove up to 100% of plaque from hard to reach places and to improve gum health in only 2 weeks. It is also clinically proven to whiten teeth in 1 week and it looks incredible. The most stylish toothbrush on the market.