Without fail, whenever I start buying Christmas gifts each year the girls are easy. But when it comes to my dad or my guy friends, I’m always stumped! My dad in particular is a very difficult person to buy for. If you experience a similar holiday shopping struggle, this gift guide is for you. I’ve put together a gift guide for men with both skincare & non-skincare items that they’ll love to open on Christmas morning (or any other holiday you may be celebrating).
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Gift Guide for Men: Skincare (and personal care!)
Since I’m a skincare blog, of course I have to focus on highlighting some skincare items! While I find in general my non-creator guy friends are less enthused about skincare, when you can find the right product they too can get into it. That’s why I picked out a few of my favorite, no-fuss skincare items that guys will enjoy too. Even better, you might even enjoy these together!
If you have a guy in your life who still uses 3-in-1 shampoo as his face wash, you NEED to get him this set! Coming in at just $48, this three step routine covers the basics of a skincare routine (although you’ll have to supplement the SPF). With a cleanser, exfoliator and moisturizer in sleek black packaging, your man will FINALLY start taking care of his skin – and probably enjoying it! When he’s ready to level up, you can add on a bunch of other items from Lumin to help him learn about other skincare products (like face mists, eye products, masks etc). The best part? You can set him up with a subscription so he never has an excuse to not do his skincare routine.
Is the guy on your holiday shopping list already washing his face? Then you can help him level up by getting him the Romer Regimen. This clean, sustainable, gender-neutral skincare line is simple and effective, with just the touch of luxury needed to really enjoy one’s skincare routine. Their three products – cleanse, treat & moisturize – all work together to soothe and hydrate one’s skin, while reducing any inflammation or irritation. To read my full review of their line, as well as their awesome backstory, visit my blog post from this summer.
If you pick up just one item from Romer, make it their Treatment mask. This is the PERFECT after shave treatment to prevent any irritation. With CBD, prickly pear seed oil, and hyaluronic acid, your guy’s face has never been softer.
Maybe you’re shopping for a skincare pro. If so, this will be the perfect addition to his skincare routine. The YTTP superberry dream mask is a cult-favorite for a reason; It smoothes and soothes skin and makes it look brighter in the morning, all in one easy step. I know most guys don’t have much time or patience for masking, so this product makes it easy for them – just put it on at night! Just make sure to explain that part to them – I did have my trainer accidentally use this as a daytime moisturizer once.
Curious about this product or others from the YTTP line? Check out my full brand review here – and maybe discover another gift you’d like to pick up!
One of the best gifts you can give to someone is sun protection. Even if a guy isn’t into skincare, they should be into preventing skincare. This sunscreen is one of my favorites – no white cast, easy to apply & reapply, wears comfortably on the skin even outdoors. I highly recommend picking this up if you’ve had to nag your dad, brother, or boyfriend about putting on their sunscreen.
I know too many guys who still use 3-in-1 wash for all their shower needs. Upgrade their bodycare routine with a Body Essentials set from Necessaire, my all-time favorite body brand. I’ve used them religiously for almost a year and will never go back. Want to know more about why I’m obsessed with Necessaire? read my full review here.
The Fragrance Free set with the Body Wash, Body Exfoliator and Body Lotion is your safest bet, but if you know they love a particular scent go for it!
P.S. Until December 14th, you can take 10% off your Necessaire order with code 10AMBER!
Gift Guide for Men: Non-Skincare items
I don’t know about you, but my dad is always complaining about back pain. If that sounds like a guy in your life, gift them a massager and you will be their favorite person! I use mine to release my back tension after a gym session or tough riding lesson, and it works wonders.
With COVID, many of us are working out at home. Most guys are probably missing the gym – to help cope with gym FOMO (which I definitely experienced), grab him some dumbbells so he can continue exercising from his living room. Depending on his fitness level, you can grab a range of weights so he has a choice.
I bought these for my dad last year for my birthday, and he absolutely LOVED them! So much he wouldn’t let me use them for my own cooking endeavors. Fresh Jax makes some innovative salt flavors that will make any amateur chef drool. My personal favorite is the Mesquite Lime and the Campfire, but this set lets him try out a bunch.
Who doesn’t like s’mores? While we’re all staying at home and hunkering down for the winter, this would be a fun gift to bring some holiday cheer into your guy friend’s home. This type of gift makes it easy for them to enjoy it, and can also serve as a bonding activity (post-COVID!) for you both to enjoy.
I hope this gift guide gave you some great ideas for the men in your life! Let me know in the comments if you picked up anything.