When it comes to fragrance, skincare, shaving and hair care, it’s often the case that men love everything, or they love nothing. For some guys beauty products are still a little taboo, while others have a more impressive grooming regime than many of their female counterparts!
Our top tip when buying for men? Keep it simple. Keep your recipient in mind, have a nose through our handy tips, and make shopping for the favourite man in your life just a little bit more straight forward…
1. Upgrade their routine
Men sometimes need a push when it comes to skincare regimes – so now is the time to ‘upgrade’ them! Invest in a luxury skincare brand, and encourage them to keep up the routine.
2. Consider a gift set
Gift sets are a great way to introduce your man to a new product or brand. Take a look – there are more than likely sets available for his favourite fragrance, shaving products and skincare regime.
3. Create a hamper
If there isn’t a gift set available – create one! Make a hamper full of all of his favourite grooming products, and a few complimenting ones that he may not have tried before.
4. Be man-specific
If he’s particularly well groomed, take a look at some of the male cosmetics lines that are available. Male-specific bronzers, balms and brow groomers are a great gift for those who are fed up of buying their grooming products from the women’s aisles.
5. Go traditional
If the man you’re buying for is a lover of all things traditional, consider giving him a shaving brush and stand. They’re still widely available, as are their corresponding shave soaps and creams.
6. So fresh and so clean
A bath and shower gift set is a great present, especially if you’re buying from a premium brand that will offer your recipient a little touch of luxury. Stick to really fresh and clean fragrances, unless you’re sure of a scent that he likes.
7. A little added extra
Let yourself be swayed by products that come with free gifts such as such as bags, umbrella or caps; they’ll increase the value of the gift and let you give even more for the same expenditure.
8. Double it up
Take note of his favourite fragrance, and have a look to see whether there’s a matching shower gel or deodorant in the range. Not only will you get something you know they like, but layering the fragrance in this way will make the fragrance smell even better (and last longer).
9. Make a splash
An aftershave splash in his favourite fragrance is also a great idea, as it will condition the face post-shave whilst imparting a degree of his signature scent.