Is he a classic sort of man, or someone who wants their grooming to be as cutting edge as possible? Maybe he’s a stranger to skincare, or refuses to stray from his favourite fragrance. Whatever the grooming habits of the guys in your life, you may need a few tips on how to really impress them with the perfect gift this Christmas.
Read on for grooming and fragrance inspiration for your other half, relatives and friends, and take a few tips from our handy compilation of the 10 Top Christmas Gifts for Men…
1) Acqua Di Parma Colonia Eau de Cologne Gift Set
The stately Acqua di Parma Colonia has been fragrancing stars, politicians and notable figures for almost 100 years, and has a whole roster of fans under its belt. The distinctive tonifying, citrusy fragrance is ideal for both men and women, and this set is the ideal way to try the best of the collection.
2) Paco Rabanne 1 Million
Since its launch, the 1 Million Eau de Toilette has become a cornerstone in the world of men’s fragrance. Its addictive blend of icy peppermint, juicy blood mandarin, and resonant leather makes it the ideal gift for charmers of all ages.
3) Aramis Classic Duo Gift Set
Always a classic no matter the occasion, Aramis is the ideal gift for a gentleman. This duo set includes a large after shave splash-on for the face and the neck, plus a full-sized antiperspirant spray. With green notes together with woods, leather and spices, Aramis is just the thing for a more traditional man.
4) Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Care Sampler
Perhaps he’s a keen gardener, or maybe he works with his hands all day. Whatever his hand concern, this herbaceous, nourishing set from Crabtree & Evelyn works wonders at keeping skin and nails in top condition, with a the Hand Recovery scrub, nourishing Hand Therapy cream – plus a cuticle cream if he’s particularly neat and tidy!
5) L’Occitane Pour Homme L’Occitan Men’s Collection Gift Set
If he wants a new shaving routine, then this collection from L’Occitane will treat his skin to something special. With a lightweight foaming shaving gel infused with hydrating ingredients, and a soothing after shave balm with shea butter, it’s all you need for soft skin. There’s even a matching sunflower and coconut oil shower gel included for uniform, all-over scenting.
6) DKNY Men Eau de Toilette Gift Set
Playful and clean, this scent from DKNY embodies the spirit of New York. The gift is ideal for those who embrace the fast paced lifestyle of the city and want their fragrance to be as energetic as they are, with notes of ginger, mandarin, juniper and woods. Lather up with the Shower Gel, and make sure your scent lasts with the Eau de Toilette.
7) Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Eau de Toilette Travel Flask
Perfect for men of all ages, the iconic Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Eau de Toilette promotes a feeling of laidback cool with its scent of lavender, mint and vanilla. This limited edition travel flask edition is the perfect collector’s item for fans of the scent – it is able to slip into pockets and bags easily thanks to its slim design.
8) Giorgio Armani Diamonds For Men Eau de Toilette Gift Set
Diamonds is inspired by timeless masculinity, a cool attitude and warm sensuality; a contemporary fragrance classic that is perfect for everyday wear. This gift set includes the Eau de Toilette, plus the matching Shower Gel and Aftershave Balm, each infused with the luminous Diamonds For Men scent of guaiac wood, vetiver, szechuan pepper and cocoa.
9) Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Eau de Toilette
Always a bestseller, the sophisticated L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme energises the senses with its blend of exotic yuzu, warming cinnamon and nutmeg, and a sensual dry down of sandalwood. The fragrance staple is the ideal gift for men of all ages thanks to its pure, energising and refreshing character.
10) Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime Travel Set
Reworked for 2012 with a brand new look, the classic West Indian Lime fragrance from Crabtree & Evelyn is presented here in a set that is ideal for travel. With grooming essentials ranging from the Hair & Body Wash to the After Shave Balm, it’s the ideal way to experience the zesty scent of lime, vetiver and ginger every day.