The ultimate guide to gift-buying for men
It’s so much easier to buy gifts for girls than guys. Anyone else agree? Could it be that, on average, girls use more products on a regular basis? Is it that we see more product advertisements geared towards women? Whatever the reason, we always seem to have better present ideas for our gal pals than the guys in our lives. Put a stop to gift injustice with the Sephora male grooming collection. Boasting everything from fragrances for men to body wash, hair gel, hair wax and post-shave products, you’ll lack inspo no more. Get stuck into our top picks:
The beauty of products like hair gel, hair spray and hair wax? Even if he’s got one already, it’s not a problem. If he uses it daily, it won’t be long ‘til yours gets its turn! The Sephora Collection is packed with handy male hair care essentials like Hanz De Fuko’s best-selling Quicksand. This innovative product is a mix of wax and dry shampoo which saves the day on more front than one. He can smoulder when there’s no time to shower, and style his hair at the same time!
For a stronger hold, why not invest in a tin of Defining Paste from American Crew? This hair gel adds texture and boosts hair definition thanks to superstrong beeswax. Whatever style he usually wears, it'll craft a strong look and a healthy barnet. Sounds like the perfect gift to us!
Skin care for men is an industry that continues to boom each year. Treat your him to a gift from the Sephora Collection which will smooth his skin and minimise his time staring at the supermarket shelf. Moisturisers for men are popular with customers of all ages and help to reduce the skins of ageing. Our top pick is the Clinique For Men Oil Control Mattifying Moisturiser. This product boasts oil-free hydration, allowing skin to soak up nutrients without gathering a greasy look or feel. Alternatively, why not treat him to a Day to Day Value Set from Supergoop? This kit includes everything he needs to protect his skin while on holiday: sun cream, anti-ageing eye cream and morning moisturiser. He’ll thank you and his skin will, too!
Are you in on the power of essential oils yet? They’re becoming increasingly popular with men and women for their ability to battle stress and calm the mind. Guys might want to try the Essential Oil Thyme from Wild Products. Just one sniff of this antiviral essence is known to clear the airways and strengthen the nerves. As well as being great for mindfulness, this can aid focus and concentration. Many customers suffering from depression have reported positive outcomes from adding an essential oil to their routine. Other products from Wild Products include the Essential Oil Zoom Citronella which works not just as a mood enhancer but an effective insect repellent.
Eau de toilette
The ultimate gift for the man in your life is a bottle of his favourite aftershave, surely! The Sephora Collection is full of cologne, aftershave and fragrances for men. The 212 VIP Men Party Fever from Carolina Herrera is a daring, seductive elixir featuring woody, spicy notes to capture the essence of a summer night. If he prefers a clean, confident scent, you might treat him to a bottle of Noir Eau De Parfum by Tom Ford Beauty. Fresh, iconic accords make it a bestseller no one can ignore.
If he has an aftershave already, why not treat him to shave product? These run out faster than cologne so make a great gift for guys who shave on a daily basis. The Post Shave Cooling Lotion from American Crew expertly removes redness and irritation from the shaving process - the perfect addition to any morning routine! Upgrade to the Shave Duo Package to include a handy Shave Cream to help with the job itself. This formula moisturises both the skin and hair for a fuss-free approach to shaving. Can't beat that!