Due to the nature of the beast that we are (aka men), we need ‘things’ to be made as easy as possible in order for good habits to persist; this certainly applies with men and grooming.
Many men use Christmas as an opportunity to stock up on their grooming essentials and many women use Christmas as an opportunity to introduce grooming as an essential.
So as not to disappoint, here is a selection of 10 grooming stocking fillers to keep both parties smiling. Remember: the right introduction in the guise of a stocking filler[1. To make the ‘wrong’ grooming product a present, unless requested, is similar to the effect of a man buying his partner a Vacuum Cleaner…. Think about it. ], could well become habitual.
Tom Ford for Men After Shave Balm – £25.00
After Shave Balms are a good way of introducing men to moisturising as it plays to men’s ‘necessity driven’ approach to grooming. Men will use the balm after shaving to soothe the irritation; the rigours of shaving daily destroy the hydrolipidic film, which leads to loss of natural lubrication and skin protection. Aftershave balms help to counter this loss with essential oils, vitamins and herbal extracts that rejuvenate, soothe and protect men’s skin. Finished off in the modern-classic Tom Ford for Men scent, your victory is guaranteed.
Anthony Logistics Citrus Lip Balm
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and your skin’s… not so delightful. Harsh winter winds cause extremely dry and chapped lips. The easy, convenient stick applicator contains an excellent eye and lip treatment that smoothes, hydrates and conditions. Give the gift of protection all winter long.
TommyGuns Haircare Range £4.99 – £5.99
TommyGuns haircare has been tried, tested and re-tested on men in real situations to produce pioneering styling products that work in harmony with your hair. The past 15 years have seen TommyGuns develop a reputation which has earned them the right to collaborate with major photographers, make-up artists, designers, models and celebrities in both their Shoreditch and Soho salons. Their energising formulations use unique, natural ingredients such as Pomegranate, Nettle, Burdock, Basil and Sage, giving the range their signature fragrances and distinctive aromas to his spirits and senses this winter.
Philips SensoTouch 3D Electric shaver from (£199)
Just because some men wet shave doesn’t mean they won’t use an electric razor, and vice versa. Today facial hair is as much a styling feature as the hair on your head; some looks suit clean shaven faces, and others the more rugged but shaped look. Guys will chop and change between shaving equipment as the situation dictates. With the fast paced movement of current times, electric razors are chosen for their speed of shave and hassle free nature. A great example of this is the Philips SensoTouch 3D Electric Shaver. This won’t be the cheapest stocking filler you buy, and for good reason; the GyroFlex 3D system carefully follows the contours of the face and shaves every hair in just a few strokes with its UltraTrack heads, while the skin friendly precision trimmer refines unruly moustaches and tapers sideburns to perfection.
Sanex for Men Roll-On 150ml aerosol ￡2.09 & 50ml Roll-on ￡1.69
Men are always on the hunt for the most effective deodorant and this new range from Sanex lands very close to the mark. The Dermo Extra Cool Roll-On Deodorant regulates the skin’s natural condition. Stimulated by the natural perspiration process of your skin, the formula with active pH levels provides extra protection and freshness. The unique cooling agents provide a long-lasting, fresh feeling on the skin, without using skin-drying alcohol or menthol.
retaW Fragrance Tablet £8.00
retaW Fragrance Tablet is a thick paper-like sheet packed full of the spicy, unique scent compositions. One sheet can be split into eight tablets ideal for placing in his wallet, car, room, or to spice up his already ‘fragrant’ gym bag. Choose from 1 of 7 exotic scents to match his mood and lifestyle; be it the deep masculine Allen, sweet scent of Clooney, minty Creole, spicy Natural Mystic or the fresh Evelyn. Not for oral consumption; the may be called tablets but they smell much better than they taste. Guaranteed to make his stocking smell a whole lot better.
Tweezerman His Essential Grooming Kit £22.00
Unlike women, men are not always equipped with the required tools to keep our nails looking tidy and will often resort to ‘borrowing’. Not the most hygienic of options (especially if its yours he’s using) so why not get him his own. This sturdy kit from Tweezerman comes with four ‘gent-friendly’, high quality personal care tools, delivering precise results.
The Kit Contains:
Heavy Duty Nail Clippers.
Diamond Pocket Nail File.
Facial Nose Hair Scissors with rounded tips for safety and comfort.
Pocket-sized Stainless Steel Point Tweezers.
Marvis Mint Toothpaste £5.50 – £6.95
These classic mint toothpastes from Italy are created using extensive and precise traditional methods to guarantee a rich, creamy paste. The thick compact texture is especially effective in heightening the intensity of these unique flavoured mint toothpastes. Marvis is the only time you’ll get away with giving toothpaste as a gift.
Wingman 2 Pack £1.19, 8 Pack £3.49
Wingman wipes are designed to effectively remove dirt, oil and bacteria that accumulate on the skin’s surface during the day. Each wipe is equipped with a mixture of soothing Aloe Vera, Fresh Peppermint Oil and Invigorating Ginseng which actively cool skin, leaving you confident, clean and calm. A utility factor of 10/10 makes Wingman a perfect stocking filler for gents this Christmas.
NB: This is not a replacement for showering… Seriously.
Available exclusively at Boots stores nationwide
Tauer Perfumes Discovery Set €24
Choose five of Tauer Perfumes extraordinary perfumes to create a set of 5 Discovery Size perfume samples in glass spray vials. 1.5 ml each: The Discovery Set comes in a glide-cover metal box for optimal protection. A great cost-effective way to introduce him to the world of parfum, definitely a step in the right direction for any modern gent.