This year, help to bump up his grooming stakes with the following well-considered gifts. Plus, it'll save him a trip to the capital obstacle course that is the mall.
Aesop Protective Facial Lotion SPF 30
The last thing men want to do is apply something on the skin, only to feel a sticky or greasy residue. Which is why Aesop’s latest sunscreen makes for such a great incentive for men to start applying sunscreen. Not only does this lightweight lotion disappear into skin upon application, it feels like absolutely nothing while promising a robust SPF 30 protection. More than just shielding skin against harmful rays, this sunscreen is also fortified with powerful antioxidants and hydrating ingredients to keep skin moisturised throughout the day.
Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum
Fronted by none other than the perennially cool Johnny Depp, Dior’s Sauvage has been synonymous with freshness that’s at once sporty and masculine. Already available in an Eau de Toilette version, the new Eau de Parfum concentration takes the notion of sensuality and mystery to another level. At the heart of this energetic scent is a burst of citrus, all thanks to Calabrian bergamot, which injects a dose of vivacity and freshness that draws you in at first whiff. As the scent settles, woody-spicy-ambery notes of Ambroxan and vanilla start to surface, which intensifies the silage of the fragrance for an enigmatic trail.
Penhaligon’s Nickel Shaving Set
For the classic gentleman, there’s nothing more fitting than a styling shaving set from the esteemed English brand. Sophisticated and timeless, the nickel-plated set exemplifies the heritage brand’s pursuit for unparalleled quality. Made with the finest materials and hand-assembled, this three-piece elegant shaving set comprises of a shaving brush made of ethically-sourced badger hair and a streamlined razor with a Gilette Mach 3 blade— everything a man needs for a professional shave right in the comfort of his own home.
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Deodorant
Fans of Tom Ford would be familiar with the scent of Neroli Portofino, one of the brand’s most iconic fragrances. Encapsulating the essence of Italian summers, it instantly uplifts the spirit, transporting its wearer to a happy place. Available in a quick-drying and long-lasting deodorant stick, its handy size makes it ideal for on-the-go freshness—all in one swipe of this divinely scented deodorant stick.
Acqua di Parma Colonia Oud Shower Gel
An ideal gift for the discerning man, this luxurious shower gel has a light texture that gives a rich and dense lather when it comes in contact with water to gently cleanse and cocoon the skin. Its blend of invigorating citrus notes and warm, enveloping oud accents also leaves a refined and masculine scent on the skin—making it the perfect pick-me-up in the morning.
Allies of Skin Promise Keeper Blemish Facial
An absolute heaven-sent for blemish-prone skin, this overnight mask is fortified with skin-clearing ingredients to minimise the appearance of skin imperfections (like pimples, enlarged pores, scars etc). Not only is it formulated without potentially harmful chemicals like phthlates, parabens and synthetic dyes, it is lightweight and doesn’t leave an occlusive film over the skin, making it a hit among male and female users alike. Best part: the self-adapting formula remains gentle on the skin while tough on breakouts for a clean and clear complexion.