9 Male Grooming Products To Gift Your Guy (& Can Totally Borrow, Too!) — PHOTOS
Sometimes, giving a killer gift is way better than receiving one. Finding the perfect present for someone you love is super gratifying, especially when you get to benefit a little bit from it, too. Here are eight male grooming gifts to give your guy that you can also borrow, because sharing is caring, am I right? Hey, I didn't say the perfect present had to be totally selfless.
Look, I'm pretty happy livin' the single life, but this time of year is kind of making me want an S/O, if only to have an excuse to give him a gift that's really partially for me. Well, that, and to get my family off my back about why a "nice girl like me doesn't have a boyfriend." Ah, the joy of the holidays.
There are so many grooming products that actually make pretty perfect beauty tools, too. Manly hair styling gels, moisturizing skin creams, and even nail care sets can double as your favorite bathroom cabinet must-have. Gone are the days when a razor was the only worthwhile thing to snag from your man. But don't feel too bad — I'm willing to bet quite a few guys out there have snuck something from their girl's collection. You knew that fancy face sunscreen ran out a little too quickly.
Here are eight grooming gifts to give your BF this Christmas. No gift receipt required — you'll love it no matter what he thinks.
OK, I didn't even know these existed, but I'm totally buying one for myself. This roll-on formula seals up shaving nicks and soothes them with aloe and and vitamin E.
Cooling Eye Cream
Energizing eye products don't discriminate between men and women — they're just as refreshing either way. This one wakes up your peepers with caffeine and Vitamin E.
Chances are, if you're buying cologne for your guy, you're looking for one you like the smell of too (after all, you have to be around it). So why not pick one you could spritz on yourself every once in a while (or even layer under your own ladylike fragrance)?
Charcoal Face Wash
Because guys can't be bothered with a straight-up charcoal face mask (and neither can you.) A face wash gives you both the deep cleansing benefits of charcoal, no patience required.
Leather Manicure Kit
A leather manicure set is a subtle way to let your dude know that he's really gotta start taking care of those nails (but, y'know, in a sophisticated, manly way.)
Hydrating Lip Balm
Because you can't really gift your man a pink-tinted tube of Burt's Bees. Jack Black's moisturizing formula will ensure his and your lips are always baby soft.
Monthly Razor Subscription
Dollar Shave Club has been gaining popularity among men and women alike — it's a no-brainer way to always have a fresh razor on hand (unless, of course, you take it first.)
Seasonal Shaving Cream
This tingly peppermint shaving cream smells just as amazing on your legs, promise. If only it came in other holiday scents, too... gingerbread shaving cream, anyone? If there's one thing that would encourage me to shave my legs in the winter, it's that.
Rub a little bit of your man's pomade between your hands and run them over flyaway hairs to keep them at bay — your only giveaway will the sophisticated scent.
Post Shave Balm
I bet you didn't know that you post shave balm, particularly this one from Nivea, acts as a perfect primer? Now you do.
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